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UtneCast 03: Trauma and Transcendence

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In the third episode of the UtneCast podcast, host Leif Utne interviews Matthew Sanford, author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence (Rodale). A paraplegic who teaches yoga, Matthew explains how trauma can teach us to better integrate body and mind. For more information, check out Nina Utne’s interview with Matthew in the July/August issue of Utne, or visit Matthew’s website, www.matthewsanford.com.

BONUS: For the full 29-minute version of Leif's conversation with Matthew Sanford, check out "UtneCast 03a: Matthew Sanford (extended interview)."

Editor David Schimke reviews the new album "Sigil" from Senegalese bluesman Nuru Kane.

And Street Librarian Chris Dodge reports on his favorite new find from the Utne stacks, a magazine about Middle-Eastern arts and culture called Bidoun. For more recommended magazines, books, websites and films from the Utne staff, check out our weekly online publication From the Stacks.