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INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS I GIVE, CLASSES I TEACH, AND INTERVIEWS

 

 

If your organization is looking for a speaker, workshop leader, or a memoir writing instructor, please contact me at jrasley@juno.com or go to midsummer books.

 

Example of One Program I Give:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopqG_xj7j4  (TED Talk at Fishers High School)

 

I've written 10 books and over 70 articles covering a wide and eclectic range of topics and genres, including politics, sports, romance, philanthropy, adventure travel, and the craft of memoir writing. I've been a featured guest on over 80 radio/TV/podcast shows. I have taught an Honors Program course at Butler and Marian Universities about the philosophy of philanthropy, as well as classes on nonfiction writing at Indiana Writers Center and the culture of Nepal for the IUPUI Continuing Ed Program and Oasis.

 

                                                                      

Example of a student's response:

Thank you for conducting an excellent workshop on Saturday. I'm encouraged and am more in tune with the point and purpose of my memoir and have more options of how to write it.
Thank you for opening the door to me so I can scurry down the road a bit further on this road of being a writer. SJ

 

Scheduled Programs & Classes  

 

Island Adventures: a talk about my latest book at Castleton Kiwanis Club, MCL Cafeteria, 86th & Alisonville Rd., Indianapolis, 11:30a.m., May 15th.

The Influence of Social Media on Hyper-Polarization and Incivility in US Politics  

Mensa national convention July 5 at 10:00a.m., at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

 

Sample Podcasts & Radio Guest Interviews: 

 

Interview on NPR-WFYI about teaching Memoir Writing  https://www.wfyi.org/programs/the-art-of-the-matter/radio/Yelp-The-Indianapolis-Symphonic-Choir-The-Indiana-Writers-Center-Game-Of-Clones-and-Cat-Head-Press

 

The Humanist Hour:  Jeff Rasley on Being Godless and Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs  https://thehumanist.com/multimedia/podcast/the-humanist-hour-133-jeff-rasely-on-being-godless-and-living-a-valuable-life-beyond-beliefs

 

I was a guest on Russell Sureth's show, "Spiritual Fizz", to talk about the contrasting cultures of the US & Nepal, and how we work, play, and engage in spirituality differently. http://spiritualfizz.libsyn.com/mount-kilimanjaro-jeff-rasley-talking-trees

 

Britany Felix did a 2-episode podcast with me on her Living Unconventionally show about unconventional travel and the creation of the Basa Village Foundation:  From Hitchhiking the U.S. to Hiking the Himalayas Part 1 http://livingunconventionally.com/from-hitchhiking-the-u-s-to-hiking-the-himalayas-part-1/  From Hitchhiking the US to Hiking the Himalayas Part 2  http://livingunconventionally.com/hitchhiking-us-hiking-himalayas-part-2/
 

Interview on "Different Strokes" talking with host David Clarke about what makes a real hero, skeptical agnosticism and spirituality, the great American philosophy of pragmatism, and the mission of the Basa Village foundation to engage in culturally sensitive development in Basa Nepal:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authordavidclarke/2016/08/11/jeff-rasley-will-talk-about-the-making-of-a-hero-and-his-journey

 

Discussion with Billy Powell on "Keeping the Nostalgia Alive":  "Author Jeff Rasley joins us to discuss his book on Goshen native, Indiana All-Star, and Indiana University basketball Hoosier - John Ritter. What an amazing and informative read. Don't you sometimes hear a name and wonder what became of them?"  https://keepingthenostalgiaalive.podbean.com/e/author-jeff-rasley-joins-us-to-discuss-his-book-on-indiana-native-all-star-and-hoosier-john-ritter/?token=4950226ef1bed01277d438b0fdf3c227

 

Can the Church and Religions remain relevant in an increasingly secular culture? Points of Inquiry Aussie interviewer talks with author Jeff Rasley about why "beliefs divide us while values unite us":  http://www.pointofinquiry.org/the_benefits_of_religion_without_the_belief_with_jeff_rasely/

 

Podcast of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo about "philanthro-trekking" and living life as an adventure:  https://thebucketlistlife.com/55-the-quest-for-adventure-through-philanthropy-with-author-jeff-rasley/

 

"Authors Talk About It" podcast/interview with Janelle Alex at  http://authorstalkaboutit.com/godless-living-valuable-life-beyond-beliefs/#comment-25

 

Podcast Quaker-Author Jeff Rasley interviewed by atheist Rod Moore about the decline of organized religion in the US and the future  of the Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHdam_W4zM

Why I traded in a 3-piece suit and briefcase for an ice axe & crampons - and founded the Basa Village Foundation USA http://livingunconventionally.com/hitchhiking-us-hiking-himalayas-part-2/

Examples of guest blog: Conscious Discussions Blogspot, guest blog/interview with Dave & Lillian Brummett  http://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/  Bucket List Travel Club "You have to get lost before you can be found" http://www.bucketlisttc.com/lost-found-pikey-base-camp/ part1 and  http://www.bucketlisttc.com/lost-found-buddi-arrows-changing-footprints part 2

 

 

 

        

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