In summer 2019, Rain Perry interviewed an eclectic group of folks working to make the world better in very different ways, and then she wrote a song inspired by each interview. Enjoy Let's Be Brave, the Podcast.
Let's be Brave and Keep Kids Out of Gangs
Commander Tim Hagel, Chief of Police of Thousand Oaks, CA, on "positive deviance," the definition of insanity, and changing the course of kids' lives with the awesome power of rock and roll.
Let's be Brave and Run for Office
Hassan Ahmad, DC lawyer and member of the Dulles Justice Coalition, describes how the chaos of the travel ban galvanized him as an activist and inspired him to run for office.
Let's Be Brave and Find New Ways to do the Same Old Shit
Musician Chuck Prophet extols the virtues of being shot out of a cannon, of Donald Trump-style promotion, and of being an unabashed fan.
Let's Be Brave and Reunite Families
Ricardo De Anda, immigration lawyer and "border radical," on the challenges in getting kids out of detention, the border as an asset, and why it could all be so much easier.
Let's Be Brave and Save the World, One Story at a Time
Writing and performance coach Kim Maxwell on the power of the personal story, how policy changes when you listen instead of fix, and why the chicken dance is the key to it all.
Let's Be Brave about Grizzly Bears
The Wardens, a musical trio from Banff, Canada, weave stories of backcountry law enforcement into Sons of the Pioneers-style harmonies. Ray, Brad and Scott talk to Rain about the unearthly sound of a Grizzly in mourning, keeping four million tourists safe, and what to do when an elk drops her baby in your flowerbed.