Zen Sammich

Zen Sammich is a podcast for the independent thinker and anyone who embraces life despite its absurdity. Professor, lawyer, and Japanese paper maker, Mark Reid, inspires mindfulness, humor, and a realistic 21st century "zen lifestyle." Join him as he observes the socially constructed mess of reality, shares travel stories, and explores what it means to be alive in the modern world.


Zen Sammich #60 | Turning Criticism and Obstacles Into Bucket Lists and Cookie Dough w/ Erica Rankin
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Zen Sammich #59 | No More F***s To Give w/ Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.
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Zen Sammich #58 | Calming the Puppy Mind w/ Andrew Jordan Nance
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Zen Sammich #57 | Zen and the Texas Abortion Law
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Zen Sammich #56 | Detecting BS in Media
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Zen Sammich #55 | Kink and Judgment w/ Dr Anna
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Zen Sammich #54 | Breathe Your Way Out: Quiet Your Mind
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Zen Sammich #53 | A Murder, Shootout, and Suicide in One Day w/ Debbie Marquess
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Zen Sammich #52 (part 2) | What's Next for Austin Archer?
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Zen Sammich #52 (part 1) | Internet Fame and Real Life w/ Austin Archer
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Zen Sammich #51 | Talking Funny Women w/ Caroline Exum
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Zen Sammich #50 | Bad Words and Political Lies w/ Andy Rickles and Rob Kreitlein
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Zen Sammich #49 | The Importance of Being a Moderately Confident Weirdo w/ Aziph Mustapha
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Zen Sammich #48 | Blank Slate State (of Mind)
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Zen Sammich #47 | Choose Kindness and Trust the Journey w/ Homer Duke
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Zen Sammich #46 | "Own Your Value" w/ Mariah Edgington
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Zen Sammich #45 | How to Make Your Soul Grow
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Zen Sammich #44 | Talking Stand Up Comedy w/ Caroline Exum
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Zen Sammich #43 | Grow Older Joyfully, Not Gracefully
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Zen Sammich #42 | Understanding Transgenderism in Sports
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Zen Sammich #41 | "Enjoy Every Sandwich"
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Zen Sammich #40 | w/ Chris Atkin, journalist and author took a trip across Spain on a bike.
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Zen Sammich #39 | Lean Back to Move Forward
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Zen Sammich #38 | w/ Deborah Driggs: Playboy Playmate to Business Industry Leader
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Zen Sammich #37 | Small Actions, Big Results and The Zen of Saying No
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Zen Sammich #36 | Partners in (Cultural) Crime Discuss Feminism in 2021
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Zen Sammich #35 | w/ Kristin Petrucci, Public Speaker and Mental Wellness Expert
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Zen Sammich #34 | Mindset Change: Wearing Different Shoes and Acquiring Patience
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Zen Sammich #33 | Not Everyone Will Like You
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Zen Sammich #32 | w/ JT Tingley of The Paranormal Son Podcast
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Zen Sammich #31 | Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
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Zen Sammich #30 | w/ Jacqui Thompson: Author, Explorer and Champion of Literacy
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Zen Sammich #29 | w/ Andy Rickles on Faith and Doubt
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Zen Sammich #28 | w/ photographer John Salanoa
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Zen Sammich #27 | Why Not? So What? Just Do The Next Thing.
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Zen Sammich #26 | w/ Rob Anderson, 2020 Candidate for U.S. Congress
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Zen Sammich #25 | Life: You Don't Have To Be Good At It
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We all struggle with guilt from time to time. Why? It's not particularly useful. You don't actually have to be good at life to live it and enjoy it. You don't have to make a million bucks. You don't need to spell words right or even learn Zen philosophy. You just need to be kind. It's that easy.

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Published Mar 7, 2021 at 11:00pm
Zen Sammich #24 | w/ "Bad" Brad Berkwitt
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Zen Sammich #23 | Happiness is Better as an Adult Than It was as a Kid
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Zen Sammich #22 (Part 2) | w/ Andy Rickles and Rob Kreitlein
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Zen Sammich #22 (Part 1) | w/ Andy Rickles and Rob Kreitlein, Politics as Usual
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Zen Sammich #21 | w/ Radical Rhymes, artist, writer and poet
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Zen Sammich #20 | w/ Ken Leong, a Deeper Dive into Buddhist Thought
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Zen Sammich #19 | w/ Dr Anna Zakrisson (aka Dr Anna's Imaginarium)
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Zen Sammich #18 | w/ Joan Watts, the daughter of Alan Watts
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Zen Sammich #17 | Interview w/ Ryan Bow
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Zen Sammich #16 | w/ The Confident Marriage Podcast
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Zen Sammich #15 | Interview w/ Elizabeth Miles
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Zen Sammich #14 | Interview w/ Homer Duke
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Zen Sammich #13 | Interview w/ Marty Ray Project (part 2)
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Zen Sammich #13 | Interview w/ Marty Ray Project (part 1)
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Zen Sammich #12 | Importance of Political Independence and The Paradox of Tolerance
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Zen Sammich #11 | Interview w/ Enson Inoue
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Zen Sammich #10 | Here Now, Gone Now: The Lesson Of Ichi-go Ichi-e
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Zen Sammich #9 | Interview w/ Casey Ruff
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Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes
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What To Do About Emotions?
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Life as an Expat and the Virtue of Acceptance
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The Danish Word "Hygge": A Secret to Happiness
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To Meditate Or Not To Meditate? That Is The Question
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Assessing the Probability of Truth
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From Baptist to Buddhist
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The Meaning and Purpose of Life
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What Goes On A Zen Sammich?
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