Adam Greenberg shares his journey to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia via AmeriCorps and other random travel. For someone so young, he’s certainly lived in a lot of places by his own choosing; this conversation was great. We need to all think more about the impact of student debt on the labor market and on civic life and do something about it, but that’s a story for another podcast. If you don’t know where Zambia is, no judgement, but once you see pictures you might want to be scheduling a trip there! And here is Adam’s Instagram account.
Dr Jon Peeples takes us behind the scenes into the world of psychiatry for a fascinating conversation around mental health, being a smarter consumer of psychiatric care, and public health. We talk about encounters in the ER and serving some of the poorest and most vulnerable populations. As he observes,
Prozac is not going to fix homelessness.
On recalibrating as a writer:
So I took a step back and said, why don’t I write something less pretentious but maybe equally awesome?
Additional show notes:
Brian Hart is the co-founder of Lighthouse DC, a non-profit that helps people transitioning from homelessness in turning empty spaces into homes that are welcoming and functional for their families. We talk about homelessness in the capital of the world’s richest country, how to talk about homelessness to people with a spectrum of views on it, much more.