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GENUINE, the podcast

Sarah Lipton and Carlton Green

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At GENUINE, the podcast, co-hosts Sarah Lipton and Dr. Carlton Green dialogue with diverse humans from around the world who are sparking with kindness and igniting with creativity and inspiration.

NOW is the time to show up and be who you are.

The darkness of these times demands that we lean into our experience, investigate the shadows and choose to live a genuine life, anyway.

Our guests gift listeners with a beautiful peek into the often-messy but always-real dance of the human journey. We embrace the grumpy, toil with uncertainty, wrestle with discovery and challenge, and celebrate honesty, depth and truth by guiding listeners to be present and gently reflect on their own experience.

At GENUINE, the podcast, founder Sarah Lipton and co-host Dr. Carlton Green weave an intricate tapestry of curiosity, insight and discovery through guided meditations and a wide range of interviews with guests Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg, Kute Blackson, Justin Michael Williams, and so many more.

Stop holding back from being yourself! Come and join us at GENUINE, the podcast, a production of GENUINE, the community.

Each episode includes a definition of genuine by one of our community members. Join us there, and you too can be part of the podcast!

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16: Learning to Trust Yourself

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sarah Lipton and Dr. Carlton E. Green welcome you to another episode of GENUINE, the podcast! We cannot be fully genuine unless there is some measure of trust. So the journey of remembering how to be genuine dovetails with us learning to trust ourselves. Today, Carlton and Sarah introduce a diverse group of people who all think about things deeply and are willing to be open and vulnerable in sharing their stories. They pull back the curtain on the topic of trust and dive into what it means to [...] read more

15: The Promise of Spring

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Dr. Carlton E. Green and Sarah Lipton welcome you to this latest episode of GENUINE, the podcast! If you are anything like them, you could be feeling a little drained and fatigued right now. Not only from surviving the pandemic but also from living day-to-day with everything that’s been going on in the news recently. Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd last week. Sixteen-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant got shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio. And the use of Johnson and Johnson vaccines [...] read more

14: Living on the Earth

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us for the latest episode of GENUINE, the podcast! This episode is all about being on the good green earth. Today, Sarah Lipton joins up with Dr. Carlton E. Green once again to share some interesting snippets with you, the listeners. We will be traveling to Israel to talk with Sarah’s cousin, Shira Danin, who works at a zoo. And we will also be visiting the Good Heart Farmstead in Worcester, Vermont, where we will be talking to farmers, Kate Spring, and Edge [...] read more

13: Are We Hardwired? with Dr. Ron Siegel

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of GENUINE, the podcast! Today, Dr. Carlton E. Green and Sarah Lipton are happy to have the author and teacher, Dr. Ron Siegel, as our guest. Dr. Siegel is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Board of Directors Faculty Member at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Dr. Siegel has a warm, humorous, down-to-earth approach to thinking about how we navigate relationships, which is why we invited him to be a guest on the podcast. His [...] read more

12: Three Bad Ass Asian American Women

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Welcome to another episode of GENUINE, the podcast. Spark is a word you might hear mentioned frequently in the GENUINE community. For Dr. Carlton E. Green, co-host of the podcast, spark reflects the energy related to an epiphany after he has been reflecting on something, or a shift he feels as a result of some deeper understanding he has gained. Sometimes, spark could even occur as we relate to others. For this episode, Carlton has invited three self-proclaimed "badass" Asian American women to a roundtable discussion, hoping [...] read more

11: Living Truth

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Welcome to another episode of GENUINE, the podcast! Spring is finally taking wing here in Vermont, and because of the frantic pace of everything, we want to offer you this episode, to give you a chance to calm down and just be for a little bit. Today's episode is called "Living Truth" because when when we slow down to be present with our experience, we are, in fact, living truth. We’re talking about being present and mindfulness today. My interview with John Bailes, an old friend and teacher of mine, [...] read more

10: One Year In: Reconnect With Yourself

Saturday, March 13, 2021

This one is dedicated to you, the Mamas out there! Thank you for joining me for the tenth episode of GENUINE, the podcast. It has been a whole year since we were immobilized by the lockdown and stricken by the panic and fear of the pandemic. A full year has passed since our collective world altered irrevocably, and I hold in my heart all the pandemics of racism that have unfurled amongst so much angst, pain, and grief. It has been a torturous year for all of us. So [...] read more

09: The Lesson of Betrayal is Trust with Krishna Das

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Welcome to the 9th episode of Genuine, the podcast! I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to the incomparable Krishna Das! Krishna, or KD as his fans call him, is an award winning vocalist with a particular gift for blending kirtan chanting with modern instrumentation. I’ve been following Krishna since the early 2000’s, and it was amazing to finally be able to sit down and have a conversation with KD. If you’ve never heard of KD before, you’re in for a treat. We get him to [...] read more

08: Sparks of Inspiration

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Welcome to the 8th episode of GENUINE, the podcast! Today we travel back in time and space to two interviews from four years ago when there was no pandemic and it was possible to wander around a city playing hacky-sack with somebody. On today's archival episode, Sarah and Carlton talk about two interviews Sarah conducted, both focused on sparks of inspiration, in two very different arenas. Eugene Coneglan is a fascinating guy from New Zealand who left his government career to teach people around the world how to hacky sack. Jim [...] read more

07: Permission to Be Who You Are

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Welcome to another episode of GENUINE, The Podcast. Today, Carlton and I have a conversation about how we can give ourselves permission to be exactly as we are. We take a deep dive into an experience I had recently, which brought forth the message that Sharon Salzberg shared with us on the podcast in a recent episode: “When You Are in Hell, Keep Going. ” Sometimes, a conversation is the best medicine. That is how I feel when Carlton and I talk to one another. [...] read more

06: Compassion & Decency with Tejumo Ogouma

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Just in time for Valentines weekend, we are pleased to offer you the 6th episode of GENUINE, the podcast. While it is a traditional time of celebrating love, I, your podcast host – Sarah Lipton – investigate two less-obvious aspects of love: self-compassion and decency towards others. If you were looking for a romantic, sappy podcast, this is not it. If, however, you are looking for a soft, internal antidote for all of life’s troubles, then you have come to the right place. Tune in and listen, wherever you get your [...] read more

05: When You're Going Through Hell Keep Moving with Sharon Salzberg

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Welcome to the fifth episode of GENUINE, the podcast. It is now a month since January 6th, a day in America that will go down in history for many reasons. That was also a day when I had a profoundly sweet conversation with Sharon Salzberg , the renowned meditation teacher. As the creator of this podcast, I love all my episode babies, but I am particularly happy with this one, so please stay tuned! Sharon Salzberg is a prominently regarded western meditation teacher and [...] read more

04: Changing the World Through the Power of Listening with Tejumo Ogouma

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Welcome to another episode of GENUINE, the podcast. Today, we are going on a journey to Bamako in Mali, West Africa, to visit my good friend, Tejumo Ogouma. Although the conversation with Tejumo got recorded four years ago, the potency of the power of listening remains true. That’s why I wanted to share this episode with you right now. So, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, take some time to slow down and listen. Tejumo lived in Mali and worked for the Canadian government. He was in [...] read more

03: A Meditation of Support by Sarah Lipton

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Welcome to GENUINE, the podcast. We are doing something a little different today. We decided to step away from the conventional route, offer you a little guided meditation, and share some gorgeous meditative music by Chris Collins. We wanted to allow you to take a moment to pause and just be because that is the most important thing we can do to support ourselves as humans. So stay tuned, relax, and enjoy the tranquillity. We all need to learn how to stay present with ourselves and our experience. Learning [...] read more

02: Genuine Inspiration to Unlock Your True Gifts with Kute Blackson

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Welcome to GENUINE, the podcast. I’m Sarah Lipton, and my co-host is Carlton Green. Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to our guest, Kute Blackson. I first interviewed Kute for The Best Year Of Your Life Summit. Kute Blackson was born in Ghana, West Africa. His multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father gives him a unique lineage that lays the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual’s true gifts. He is a charismatic speaker, [...] read more

01: Introducing GENUINE, the pocast

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Welcome to the introductory episode of GENUINE, the podcast. It has been quite a journey to get to this remarkable day where you are finally listening to me! Six years have passed since I first set out to create this podcast. Today, we are focused on introducing ourselves. I am Sarah Lipton, your creator and primary interviewer, and my extraordinarily wonderful co-host is Dr. Carlton Green. Now is the time to show up and be who you are! We are living in dark times, so we must learn [...] read more