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A Trip into the Right Hemisphere of the Human Brain


“In the long run, people will need to continually reinvent themselves -Historian Yuval Noah Havarti


The key to evolution is novelty and creative change. Without variation and novelty, selection has nothing to act upon.” -Biologist James Shapiro


“Intuition, it seems, is on a roll.” – Scientific American Magazine


Are we headed for the next Renaissance? Or perhaps mass anxiety? It will depend on our ability to recognize the deep patterns of change already in motion while keeping our wits about us. Join award-winning radio talk show host, philosopher, and humorist Doug Grunther on a fascinating, insightful trip into the most creative, intuitive and expansive part of our brain: The Right Hemisphere. An anatomical line divides our brains into left and right sides. The Left Hemisphere, at its highest function, is logical, analytical and rational. Great for building advanced technologies. Well-suited to identify individual trees, but can’t see the forest. The Right Hemisphere is spontaneous, imaginative and able to make quantum leaps. It operates out of curiosity and seeks a “bigger picture” of current events.


WHAT ARE WE THINKING? explores how the dominance of the left hemisphere perception in western culture has created a self-centered, materialist reality which can no longer be sustained and what can be done to counteract this trend. Grunther reveals how explorers of the human mind, including select artists, scientists, depth psychologists, philosophers, business leaders and global visionaries, are providing mind-expanding insights to meet the challenges going forward. Let’s help bring about the Next Renaissance and have a good time along the way.


Are you ready to make the leap?




• 3 Shifts in Consciousness Defining the 21st Century

• The Hidden Language of Your Dreams

• Why the Right Hemisphere Loves Jokes

• How Einstein Chased a Light Beam in his Imagination to Discover Relativity

• Why Astronaut Bowman had to Unplug HAL Before Entering the Star Gate

• Directing the Brain to Strengthen Your Psychological Immune System

• VUCA & the Future of Business: Taking Advantage of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity

• Spiritual Master J. Krishnamurti: “Truth is a Pathless Land”

• Marshall McLuhan: The Future of Humanity in the Electric/Digital Age

• Tuning into Alpha Waves: Creating a Mental Oasis in a Noisy, Divided World


Doug Grunther has been Woodstock, NY’s and the Hudson Valley’s most notable radio talk show host for over 30 years. In addition to receiving multiple “Best Talk Show Host” in the Hudson Valley, the “On Demand” access of his radio program, The Woodstock Roundtable, has attracted listeners from across the country.


With a special focus on depth psychology, spiritual philosophy and humor, Grunther has had engaging on-air conversations with guests ranging from: Beat Poet Allen Ginsburg to Zen Master John Daido Loori; from world-renowned Dream Expert Dr. Jeremy Taylor to Comedian Chevy Chase; from Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright Edward Albee to Rocker Joey Ramone. Since graduating from Columbia with a degree in philosophy where he was nominated for a Rhodes Scholar by distinguished philosopher and former Associate Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Charles Frankel, Doug has devoted his life to exploring the intuitive and transcendent capabilities of the human mind.


“Doug, thank you so much for sharing your deep research, insights and observations so brilliantly. It’s such a pleasure to sit and listen as you wind us all down so many integrated and illuminated pathways. What’s more, you fielded audience comments and questions with ease and grace.”


– Ed Rosenfeld, author, “The Making of Kubrick’s 2001” and collaborator with Buckminster Fuller.


“Doug is a radio bodhisattva”

-Robert Thurman, Personal Envoy to the Dalai Lama

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