Three Words Podcast
A bite-sized podcast about choices.
Add Another Chair
If every encounter with another human being is sacred, why don’t we create opportunities for more of those encounters to take place? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz consider how to invite and include the stranger, acquaintance, and friend-of-a-friend.
Vote For Others
Early voting is officially open for two major issues on the Ohio ballot – abortion access (Issue 1) and the legalization of marijuana (Issue 2). This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family medicine resident physician Dr. Justin Brown have a thoughtful and nuanced conversation about justice, autonomy, and what it looks like to change our minds.
Are you liberal or conservative? Good or bad? In or out? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and life design coach David Denison encourage us to retire unhelpfully divisive thinking in a variety of areas in life.
Lower Your Pressure
The most important prerequisite to becoming fully alive is to be… alive. This week, Dr. Michael Brown opens up about his physical health, and Dr. Justin Brown offers his tips for living as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Write 'Em Up
What if submitting a formal report was not an act of cowardice but of courage, not an act of retaliation but of reconciliation? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown encourage us to lean into difficult conversations and offer an alternative for when we fail to speak up.
Love The Earth
Environmental justice is about so much more than pandas and pollution. This week, Martha Chandran-Dickerson joins Dr. Michael Brown as she broadens our vision and deepens our understanding of the connection between daily decisions, climate change, and vulnerable communities.
Compassion Changes Everything
How do we respond to the fear and frustration at the intersection of the personal and political? Prompted by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert share how a commitment to compassion in the face of complexity can deepen our connection to others.
Everyone Is Equal
There is such tension surrounding conversations of equality because they often lead to uncomfortable questions with apparent but uncomfortable answers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Barb Roose help us make the essential connection between what we value and how we live.
Figure It Out
It can be really challenging to move on when we’ve experienced pain, loss, and difficulty in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and small business owner DeAnte Shivers explore how to live with perseverance even in the midst of grief.
Your Story Matters
The immeasurable value of each human being is made clearer when we share our personal narratives and elevate the stories of others. This week, Amy Seiffert and Martha Chandran-Dickerson have an honest and nuanced conversation about history, empathy, and healing.
Make Less Money
What would it look like if every time we were offered a job, we posed the question, “Are you willing to pay me less?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown consider the surprising benefits of a lower income.
Be The Hero
We are a culture obsessed with heroes, so it is all the more devastating that heroes are so hard to find. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and activist Anthony King reflect on the shared characteristics of the world’s most courageous individuals.