ABOUT ACT OF ISMS

ACT OF ISMS connects audiences with an international community change leaders using radical compassion to unite historically divided communities. Curious to their core, co-hosts Tyler Batson and Maria Prichard dive deep into rich conversations about race, activism, the refugee crisis, the #MeToo movement, and more. The healing that emerges from each episodes proved the power of radical compassion in this narrative based, storytelling audio experiment. Hosted by TYLER BATSON & MARIA PRICHARD.

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EPISODES

Tyler Batson and Josh Mojica show portrait of Syrian Refugee for This Struggle Is Real on ACT OF ISMS podcast
EPISODE 6

Creating Community In A Syrian Refugee Camp

In this episode we’ll meet Josh Mojica, a man turned humanitarian that decided he was just gonna show up in one of the worlds largest refugees camps to see how he could help…

Alicia Crosby of Center for Inclusivity interviewed on ACT OF ISMS podcast
EPISODE 5

Fighting LGBTQ+ Oppressors With Queer Compassion

Tyler is back in Chicago for part 2 of our inside look into the queer revolution happening in the Christian church. Tyler speaking to Alicia Crosby, founder of the Chicago-based non profit Center for Inclusivity about…

EPISODE 4

The Queer Revolution in the Christian Church

Tyler is back out in the field, but this time we’re traveling from L.A. to Chicago to explore the queer revolution happening in the Christian church. Tyler meets artist and theologian Jonathan Randall Grant to talk about the long forgotten…

BONUS EPISODE

The Politics Of Shame with Adam MacLean

Adam MacLean, founder of Post Shame and postshame.org, stops by to talk about internet privacy, shame, revenge porn, and what our world would look like if politicians went #PostShame.

EPISODE 3

#MeToo. Love, Tyler

Tyler is ready to admit that, he too, has experienced sexual assault. He sits down with Maria to discuss what happened when he confronted his assaulter and gives us an intimate look into an immensely powerful moment of healing, compassion, and liberation.

EPISODE 2

#MeToo. Love, Maria

Our next is: sexism. And rather than asking someone to come forward to share their story, Maria decided to her own experiences with sexual misconduct and our vision of the culture shift happening as a result of the Me Too movement…

BONUS EPISODE

We’re Here To Love One Another

When we sat down in the studio with James, of Coffee With a Black Guy, we thought the interview was over. But there was something else he wanted to share. A never before told piece of his racism story. This is a story about love…

EPISODE 1

ACTIVISM: Go With What You Know

In our first episode, we explore a new definition of activism with two change-leaders breaking the mold of traditional activism and successfully bridging social divides. First, we get “comfortable being uncomfortable” with James, founder of Coffee With A Black Guy and learn…

BONUS EPISODE

Maria Takes the Proust Questionnaire

As we get ready to launch full episodes on April 4th, Tyler interviews Maria using the Proust Questionnaire – 35 questions that are said to reveal ones “true nature.” You be the judge…

BONUS EPISODE

Tyler Takes the Proust Questionnaire

As we get ready to launch, we thought we’d give you guys a chance to learn a little bit more about us, your hosts. And of course Maria decided we’d use the Proust Questionnaire – 35 questions that are said to reveal one’s “true nature.” Expect laughter, brutal honesty, and Siri (when you least expect her.)

INTRO

Introducing the ACT OF ISMS Podcast

My friend Maria Prichard and I are ready to find out what resilience looks like when we stop resisting. And from that enthusiastic curiosity, the ACT OF ISMS podcast was born. Both of us feel that there are too few spaces for positivity in our current culture of right and wrong. Our current political climate encourages us to stare so hard at the problem, that we miss the solutions – and the solutions are all around us!

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Reviews for
ACT OF ISMS


  • Tyler, I am so touched by your courage. What an exceptional delivery of your #MeToo story. Thank you for being vulnerable and congratulations on this inspirational podcast!”

    Username ~8~8~
    Submitted via iTunes
  • “It is an elevating experience to hear Tyler and Maria use compassion as activism to transform [emotions] that can be perceived as “weak” or “hyper-sensitive”, into stories with true impact. Bravo!”

    Chris G.
    Submitted via iTunes
  • “The end of ‘#MeToo. Love, Tyler‘ was the most poetically and emphatically punctuated #MeToo story I’ve heard thus far.”

    Ryan L.
    Santa Barbara, California
  • “As a high school teacher, I know this podcast has potential to generate meaningful and powerful conversations in the classroom. It’s my go-to podcast when I’m looking for inspiration and motivation.”

    Tia C.
    Santa Barbara, California
  • “Maria and Tyler bring a fresh and passionate perspective to many of the central issues currently dividing us. They are sourcing the stories we need to hear and asking the questions we should be asking.”

    Danny S.
    Los Angeles, California
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