When I Grow Up: Then and Now

Original air date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Episode Description:

Our Pop Conscious team will discuss how we learned about and celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through pop culture. We also talked about and how pop culture and the media shaped who we wanted to be when we grew up, and what media support who we are and want to be now.

Here’s a link to the U2 song we mentioned, Pride (In the Name of Love).

Our friend, Dr. Scott Bowman, (Texas State University, Criminal Justice Professor, Soc. Justice Advocate), had this to say:

“…it was nice to be reminded of the deeper spiritual aspects of Dr. King.  I think you guys definitely conveyed that message on the show.

As a side note, I thought that you guys were going to mention Nelson Mandela when you talked about the Warrior path (honestly, only because it was recent).  In the spirit of pop culture, one of the most powerful movies that I have EVER seen is “A Long Night’s Journey Into Day” about the South African, post-apartheid “Truth in Reconciliation Act.”  It is about forgiveness, restoration, and healing…  http://www.hulu.com/watch/337499.”
And here’s Malayna with Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, at The Inn of the Seventh Ray, as mentioned on today’s show.

Malayna with Rhonda Byrne

Here are the trailers for some of the movies we mentioned:

Clash of the Titans (1981)


About MalaynaDawn

She sees everything in life as a metaphor for spiritual growth, and shares her ideas via the Pop Conscious podcast on Unity Online Radio with co-host Stacy Macris Ros. Author of Echoes Across Time, a spiritual adventure novel, she has written for a variety of positive websites and magazines, and dabbled in many areas of the entertainment industry. Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Malayna lived in Sri Lanka for 12 years, learning and writing about the world and its people. Find out what she's learned at www.malaynadawn.com!

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