Introducing Wiki Politiki
Join the Upwising!
A radio podcast that is entertaining, informative, inspiring and enlightening, that highlights the words and works of illuminaries and “solutionaries” who will help us heal the body politic, and create and inhabit a world that works for all
A library of interviews that create the foundation for (in Charles Eisenstein’s words) the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible
A monthly video conference with solutionaries on the leading edge that will inspire and challenge you
Being part of a community of co-hearts that will spark an evolutionary upwising
A place and space that will empower a “movement of movements” to move us forward during the coming Trump year(s)
Political guru and uncommontator Swami Beyondananda providing the right touch of comedy disguised as wisdom and wisdom disguised as comedy to shed the light of laughter on the endarkened corridors of power — just the thing for serious times when there is definitely something funny going on!
Interested … Curious?
Well then, welcome to Wiki Politiki, a radio (and sometimes video) podcast set to launch early this summer, featuring author, humorist and political philosopher Steve Bhaerman and his cosmic comic sidekick, Swami Beyondananda.
Produced by the highly-respected progressive talk show host Peter B. Collins, (https://www.peterbcollins.com/) this half-hour weekly program will have the professional sound and pace of a mainstream radio show, along with the content, flexibility and “mobility” of a podcast — music, interviews, special segments featuring key “uncommontators”, and even sound effects.
The podcast, accessible via I-Tunes and You Tube as well as our own Wiki Politiki blog site, will be broadcast free to all. If you’d like to be more deeply involved, you can officially “join the upwising” and become a member. This will give you access to longer interviews, as well as monthly call-ins, where you can engage with leading edge leaders. You’ll also be able to ask the Swami questions “live” (and get answers too), and get discounts on Steve and Swami products and programs.
Help Us Launch
As Milton Friedman didn’t quite say, there’s no such thing as a “free launch”.
In order to set up the website, design the podcast and get Peter B. Collins’ tutelage and production skills, we are looking to raise $10,000 in the next several weeks.
If you are intrigued, inspired and would love to see this venture launch, here’s how you can help.
Become A Founding Member
In the coming weeks, I am looking to enroll the first hundred members, and a yearly membership is $75 (or $10 / month). Member benefits include:
√ FREE admission to most online events and conference calls
√ Access to FULL interviews with solutionaries
√ FREE monthly conference call with solutionaries and illuminaries (live video chat)
√ FREE bi-monthly call with Swami Beyondananda — Karma Talk
√ Special deals and discounts at the official Wiki Politiki bookstore
√ Discount for Wake Up Laughing online tutorials and events
All those who join before July 4th will become “members for life”
You can join through PayPal. If you can’t stretch to become a member, you can make a non-tax deductible gift in any amount through PayPal and receive as my gift my book with Joseph McCormick, Reuniting America and Swami’s Political Dictionary, both in PDF form. Those who join as members will also receive Swami’s not-yet-released live performance video, Totally Clips of the Swami.
Become A Founding Angel or Sponsor
And … if you have the capacity you can become an Angel or Founder, and you will be forever “enshrined” on the Founder Page. Here are the categories:
$ 333 Gift … Founding Sponsor.
$1,000 Gift … Founding Angel.
$ 2,500 Gift … Profound Founding Angel.
$5,000 Gift … Profounder Founding Angel.
$10,000 Gift …Profoundest Founding Angel.
All Angels and Founders will be acknowledged on our Founders Page (or not, if you wish to remain anonymous) and when we launch our member platform, you will be honored as a lifetime member. ALL ANGELS WILL BE LIFETIME SPONSORS.
In addition to being listed on the Founders Page, Founding Sponsor benefits include:
√ Scrolling and revolving logo ads on Wiki homepage
√ Your own page to share about your organization, business or work of heart
√ A audio / video interview relating your own work and mission to the “great upwising” that will be part of our Conversations for Co-Creation — and that you can use and circulate any way you choose
√ A playful endorsement from the Swami with his seal of approval
√ Knowing you’re helping move forward the evolutionary awakening of the body politic
You can also send a check made out to Steve Bhaerman at:
Wake Up Laughing Productions, 1535 Farmers Lane #281, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Thank you for being a fan, a supporter, a co-heart on the journey, and thank you for helping me offer my “work of heart” that I hope will make the world better for all.
May the FARCE be with you,
What They Are Saying About Steve’s (and Swami’s) Political Uncommontary
Great post Steve. Clear and insightful. Well done!
Damn, Swami! You nailed it…again!
Your eloquent voice of experience, creative compassionate wisdom, and never-ending realist humor are what we need to heed!
Thank you Steve, for the best read of the day. Do you mind if I pass it on to my own readership?
This is one of the best of your posts. Honest. Experiential. You. Keep going.
Great writing, and insightful writing. The world is fucked up, but it hasn’t beaten you and dropped you to your knees.
Thank you for your brilliance, clarity, proactive pluck!
You are a breath of fresh, CLEAN air Steve!
This is one of the most insightful and inspiring newsletters you have ever written (and there have been many).
Steve, this is so quintessentially brilliant I just had to reproduce it as is on my blog. Hope you’re fine with that, and I’m so impressed with your superhuman stamina!
You have written such a brilliant article. I am sending your article to friends around the country who perhaps do not subscribe to Wake Up Laughing.
Again I thank you for expressing what I (and many people) feel, and for doing it with humor and eloquence.
Your piece is written directly from the heart of enlightenment and compassion. You speak to what so many of us know as generosity of spirit. One day maybe we will wake up from our collective dream of judgment and blame and look inside, where you suggest. Until then we need voices like yours to inform and reform our world. Well done.
I so enjoy the way you write ~ it always makes me feel a bit more “bulletproof.” I figure that when the world ends, we won’t go out with a bang, fire or a flood…we’ll just die laughing and forget to notice that the lights went out.
Thank you for the gift of a thoughtful, insightful, and wise essay.
Is everyone standing up, while guffawing and applauding your email or is it just me?
Brilliant beyond measure!