Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?


Jessica C. Blank

Documentary theater and the power of storytelling for social change.

Show Notes

An interview with writer, director, and actor Jessica C. Blank, focusing on her approach to using writing and acting as a means of accomplishing social change. We talk about her work on The Exonerated and How To Be a Rock Critic, as well as her theory of story and the way it can help create common ground even when people have deep disagreements.


Most importantly:

  • Jessica’s website
  • her Instagram

All the things we talked about on the show!

  • The Death Row 10
  • The Culture Project
  • The Center on Wrongful Convictions
  • The Innocence Project
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War
  • National Vet Center
  • Oxytocin and Cortisol
  • George Ryan of Illinois
  • A few of the actors who participated in The Exonerated:
    • Richard Dreyfuss
    • Danny Glover
    • Mike Farrell
  • Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey
  • Marshall Ganz
  • Mirror neurons
  • Lester Bangs
    • Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
    • Almost Famous
  • “Gorilla” by Beatlove
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Marnix Klooster
  • Nathaniel Blaney
  • Spencer Smith

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