The Missing Conversation Podcast

TMC Podcast Cover ArtOn this podcast, we will propose critical new strategies to address world issues, including homelessness, immigration, amongst several others, and making a connection to how our individual psychology contributes and can help transform the dangers that we face. We will break from traditional thinking as we look at our challenges from a freer and more independent point of view. Your host Robert Strock has had 45 years of experience as a psychotherapist author, and humanitarian, and has developed a unique approach to communication, contemplation, and inquiry born from working on his own challenges.

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Permanent Housing That Becomes Neighborhoods of Knowingness – Episode 8

Today, we have a special guest. Alan Graham is the founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF), which is a permanent housing community for the homeless based in Austin, Texas. Their work will be broadcast in an upcoming PBS documentary. Since its founding in 1998, Mobile Loaves and Fishes volunteers have served more than 5 million meals, giving hope and a home to homeless men and women living…

Making Permanent Supportive Housing Achievable & Affordable – Episode 7

Our special guest today is John Maceri, the chief executive officer of The People Concern, a leading Los Angeles based organization that serves the homeless community and those experiencing poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse, and addiction. Today’s discussion will focus on permanent supportive housing and some of the creative methods that The People Concern and their partners have used to achieve significant solutions. There are hundreds of millions of…

Key Elements of Permanent Supportive Housing – Episode 6

Our discussion today is about permanent supportive housing, which is a comprehensive solution to homelessness. The are some programs in the country that support the homeless by focusing on the whole person: permanent housing, the development of practical skills, emotional support, and a strong sense of community belonging. And these are along the lines of what we’re proposing. To scale the best elements of these programs, communities would need local…

Homelessness and The Addiction to Wealth – Episode 5

Today’s episode addresses homelessness and how the addiction to wealth is just a symptom of a greater societal addiction. People who have the greatest power are in the best position to significantly influence the course of our country and address the course of isolation and compartmentalization that exists between the wealthy and those who have descended into poverty. Can we see the connection between homelessness and our addiction to wealth?…

Moving Homeless Communities Toward Self-Sufficiency – Episode 4

Helping homeless communities helps ourselves. We all have an opportunity to share, at the very least, the responsibility of being a “brainstormer.” Do we have friends in the power structure that might be able to influence things in a positive way? And, can we participate at our maximum potential to contribute toward the well-being of the homeless? Once we realize this is not just about helping homeless communities, it helps…

The Benefits of Creating Homogeneous Communities – Episode 3

Our focus in Episode Three will be on homelessness and the financial and psychological benefits of creating homogeneous communities. We’re going to drill down into the diversity of populations and the immense benefits that could be created by creating largely individual communities that are psychologically beneficial, reduce costs associated with caring for the homeless, and maximize the efficiency in doing so. Even in our general society, the feeling of not…

Welcome to The Missing Conversation – Episode 1

On this podcast, we will propose critical new strategies to address world issues, including homelessness, immigration, amongst several others, and making a connection to how our individual psychology contributes and can help transform the dangers that we face. We will break from traditional thinking as we look at our challenges from a freer and more independent point of view. Your host Robert Strock has had 45 years of experience as…

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