Rob Kall media info

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Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Rob Kall's Bottom Up Radio Show:Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed fromiTunes.

Rob Kall/OpEdNews Bottom Up YouTube video channel

Rob has over 135 articles published on the

Rob is, with the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazineand this article.

For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V.. and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years.

Already Broadcast Interviews and Presentations

11/19 OmTimes Radio interview: Rob Kall - Signs of the Upwising - The Bottom Up Revolution, With Steve Bhaerman, AKA Swami Beyondananda

October 21 business talk to Bucks County Marketing and WordPress Consortium

October 14, 2019 Robert Kall, Are the Republicans going to remove Trump?

Slightly Sophisticated
    • Politics

On this episode I am joined by Robert Kall, he is a writer, editor and a self titled progressive who is left of Bernie Sanders. We discussed "

-Republicans are going to remove Trump

-Bottom Up economy


-Outlaw billionaires

-Smaller government

-And more

July 29, 2019 The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

July 22 Faultlines 105. FM interview starts 50 seconds in.

July 19th Talk Nation Radio/David Swanson host

July 14Hieronimus and CO

July 11

Politics Done Right Egberto Willies #NN19 Interviews


Marc Guberti Interview:

Shadoproof interview and article, with Kevin Gosztola.

Thom Hartmann Show

Politics Done Right Youtube Channel and Podcast, with Egberto Willies

Featured Guest on Sonia Barrett's Expansion Zone on KPFK 4/15/19

Interview starts three minutes in,

Audio file here.

Featured Guest on A GOOD PLACE

Rob Kall Appearance on The Debate March 5, 2019

Rob Kall Appearance on Radio Red Podcast Oct 22, 2018

Quest for the Best Radio with Bill Ringle Oct 1, 2018

Rob Kall talks with Bill Ringle about social media, customer engagement, and what it means to think from the Bottom Up ">on My Quest for the Best, the podcast for ambitious small business leaders.

Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table


It's The Empire, Stupid: Phil Farruggio Rob interviewed

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript..

Coming Media interviews/Book Signings, Talks:

August 5 Nick Lawrence Radio Show

August 8 Preferred Company Radio Show

September 11 Doylestown Bookstore 6:30-7:30 Book Signing/Talk

September 30th Daryl Lloyd WPPM Radio 106.5 FM Turning Life Corners Radio Show 6:25-7:25

October 21 Bucks County Marketing and Wordpress Consortium: talk on Bottom-up and Business and the Buyer's Journey

October 24th National Publicity Summit

December 12 Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce 7:30-9

Finished Interviews Waiting for Upload

Awaken Your Alpha with Adam Lewis Walker completed-- to be aired later this year

July 11 Egberto Willies-- Politics Done Right

July 11 Daryl Lloyd WPPM Radio 106.5 FM Turning Life Corners Radio Show

July 19 Ricky Young, What's in Your Hand Radio Show WHCR 90 FM

July 22 Fault Lines DC.

Book Reviews

Book review by Michael Rivage-Seul

Book Review by Marta Steele on

Media Pitch/Topics List

The Bottom-up Business Revolution: How it affects you and your business

Dear [FNAME],

Business people, marketers and entrepreneurs can learn from the ancient story of the blind wise ones, who were put in a room and instructed to describe what was in the room. One said a rug, another said a hose, another said a rope, another said a tree trunk and another said a spear. They were all describing the elephant in the room.

In business, we think of crowdsourcing, networking, inbound marketing, crowdfunding, wisdom of the crowd, social media, affiliate marketing, user interface, stories, customer's journey, search, followers, friends, retweets.... These are all usually considered separately. But I believe they add up to be dimensions of the bigger picture-- the elephant in the room-- I characterize as the bottom-up way of seeing and doing business.

The biggest, most powerful cultural shift, not in human history, but in human existence, explosively re-emerged about twenty years ago. It has disrupted or even destroyed older industries and business models. It has taken down dictatorships, elected presidents, and has created trillions of dollars in new industries and opportunities. It has virtually altered the brain functioning of people born after 1980, and yet most people are clueless about what it is.

The reason this revolution is so powerful is that humans evolved to be bottom up over the course of millions of years and we have literally, hundreds of genes that make us bottom-up.

The indigenous people of northern Canada's Nunavut have 50 words for snow, because they need that many to survive and thrive. The same is true for people in business and marketing. They will be more effective and successful if they have a better understanding of their "elephant," and see the bigger context from a bottom-up perspective. The opposite of bottom-up is top-down which includes domination, hierarchy, centralization and power-over.

My book, The Bottom-up Revolution, (Beaufort Books) explores many of the dimensions of this revolution, looking at business, marketing, networking, politics, power, economics, arts, media, health, religion, connection and disconnection, and the many ways the bottom-up revolution is affecting happiness and personal lives. I believe that understanding bottom-up and its relationship to top-down better empowers people to tap the latent, repressed bottom-up power they possess. Seeing through a bottom-up metaphoric "filter" opens peoples' eyes to seeing opportunities and possibilities they didn't see before.

I would love to share these ideas on bottom-up and top-down with your [SHOWNAME] audience. Reply to my email and I will be happy to send you a PDF copy of the book or/and a print version. I'm also including a link here to a file which includes the introduction, the first three chapters of the book, and 50 endorsements for the book.

Here are some business oriented topics I can discuss:


Inbound marketing,

A scientific six step approach on how to connect p 83


using customer language

interview customers who buy from you


build trust, reputation, become a trusted source of information

social proof

The Buyer's journey

Positive experiences: How to make more, better deeper ones. (a model I've presented at peer-reviewed Positive Psychology conferences. ) Includes fun smile exercises.

Blogging and Platform

Build a successful blog and platform-- essential elements


coaching candidates

hero's journey

Asking: ask ask ask

Video: you can create it with a phone

Membership-- building community

Below I've included several of the books endorsements

"The bottom-up revolution is fueling tremendous change in politics, commerce, and how people relate to each other. Rob Kall's book Bottom-Up provides a powerful guide to how organizations can understand and tap bottom-up's power." Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist

"Putting real power into the hands of voters and consumers, has made bottom-up approaches massively disruptive for politics and brands. It's the present and future of politics and business. Rob Kall's book Bottom-Up pulls together the wisdom and experience of some of the leading thinkers who have brought the bottom-up revolution to full bloom." Joe Trippi, pioneering Internet campaign manager of Howard Dean, digital campaign consultant

"Just as The Tipping Point provides an explanation for big changes, Rob Kall offers a unified explanation for the magic behind the success of the biggest tech companies, the Arab Spring, Occupy and the social media revolution" An important, big picture, visionary approach weaving together technology, economics, evolution, science and personal relationships--even happiness--to describe a wave of change as significant as the invention of the printing press that is well under way" Thom Hartmann, host of nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program

Rob Kall is a social media force of nature. Accessible, insightful and forward thinking. Bottom-Up provides the kind of cutting-edge and savvy thinking that will move anyone's business forward at an accelerating pace. Highly recommended." Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author, editor, and lecturer

"Bringing Rob Kall in as a consultant on making my business and its website more bottom-up was incredibly valuable. Rob's out-of-the-box member registration system suggestions led to a multi-leveled engagement process designed to maximally connect clients with the company, which took the company and the website to the next level. Rob's coaching in bottom-up thinking played a strong role in enabling me to sell my company for over a million dollars." Don Brown, Founder, the International Wireless Industry Consortium (IWPC)

"Yes, the Internet can be used for something other than extracting value and data from human beings. Rob Kall is here to show us how to leverage the power of networks to actually network." Douglas Rushkoff, Digital thought leader, author of Team Human and Present Shock

"Rob Kall demonstrates how the Bottom-Up revolution has ushered in a business, political and social upheaval the likes of which we've never seen. Bottom-Up: Tapping the Power of the Connection Revolution is a must read book that you need, to understand how this revolution affects every area of your life and the opportunities it is creating. Jim Donovan, author, "happy@work - 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful

Suggested Questions:

What is bottom-up?

How and why did you get so interested in Bottom-up? (helped my business)

What's the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches to marketing, management, Public relations.

What are some top-down marketing mistakes.

How has the change in the ways top-down hard power and bottom-up soft powers are tapped and exercised in the world affected business?

What is the buyer's journey? How does it relate to inbound or permission marketing?

What are the bottom-up ways to tap the power of Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn, Youtube and Instagram

Bottom-up Happiness and Pumping Smile Iron

Pumping Smile Iron

I Teach people to pump smile iron and I teach smile anatomy-- five muscles on the face and three off-the-face, fun smiles.

Why teach smiling? It's an essential part of positive experiences.

I'm an expert at positive experiences and positive experiences are the most important building blocks for happiness, the ability to have loving, meaningful relationships, to face stress, adversity and challenges where we grow.

What do you think? Do you agree? Every one, 100%, of the thousand plus psychologists I've said this to, have agreed. So, assuming you agree with this idea, what do you do with it? The next step is to build skills for having more, stronger and deeper positive experiences, and to also build skills for recognizing and embracing positive experience opportunities.

I offer a six step approach to building positive experience skills that involves

  • preparation,
  • planning,
  • recognizing opportunities
  • strengthening and deepening the experience once it starts-- this is where stronger smiling comes in, and bottom-up connecting with people or nature, which I've found, from thousands of anecdotes I've collected from workshop participants I've taught, make up the majority of people's positive experiences
  • Post experience memory consolidation and integration into our lives
  • Using the Positive Experience later

The same steps also apply to connection skills-- skills much needed in a world where we are becoming more and more disconnected.

I've presented this model at the US National Positive Psychology Summit Meeting and at the Canadian Positive Psychology Summit meeting. Both are peer reviewed. I've been presenting on positive psychology at national professional Psychology conferences since 1985, and I organized the first conference on positive psychology in 1996. My book, The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity, explores powerful bottom-up approaches to connection and to happiness. My work on positive psychology started with a serendipitous discovery-- that when people thought about heartwarming experiences their physiology-- I had them hooked up to biofeedback equipment-- went in the right direction-- more relaxed. I have a fund conversation about heartwarming and can discuss it at length. I've given talks on it at writers' conferences and psychologist conferences.

More info if you are still reading: My book explores the world of top-down and bottom up. This pitch is aimed at happiness and smiling, which are absolutely built on a bottom-up way of living and seeing the world. But the book also explores how the internet has catalyzed a cultural shift from top down to bottom up that is changing everything, creating trillions in new businesses, wiping out trillions in old industries. Bottom-up is the opposite of top-down. It's grass roots, crowd funding, the reviews on Amazon and Yelp.

But more, it's the way humans evolved to exist for millions of years, as hunter gatherers in small bands where people were interdependent, caring, cooperative, empathic and babies never cried because there was a whole community to care for them. Top-down civilization brought hierarchy, centralization, domination, and repression of many of the moral, key aspects of being human. Now that bottom-up is returning, embracing our bottom-up pre-historic roots can make us happier and stronger.

How did I get into my work with smiling, happiness and positive experience? It started with my creation of a relaxation tape (over 25,000 sold). I wanted to include a batch of different relaxation techniques. So I came up with one that guided the listener to visualize a heartwarming experience. When I monitored the listener's physiology--i.e., heart rate, muscle tension, peripheral blood flow and sweat gland activity--everything went in the desired, relaxed direction. I began to explore the research on heartwarming. In the early eighties, that meant accessing Psych Abstracts and Index Medicus. Needless to say, heartwarming was not a well cited keyword.

But I did find some research--on orgasm, the "Big 'O'"--as compared to heartwarming, the "little 'o'," and how chills up the back of the neck--the frisson--is mediated by endorphins. I found electromyographic research showing that happy people have stronger smile muscles and depressed people have stronger frown muscles. And I started electromyographically measuring smile and frown muscles on biofeedback clients I worked with. I learned that if people tried their hardest to smile, straining to do it, they could not produce as strong a smile as they produced when they effortlessly laughed. It's almost like some people subconsciously retard their smile muscle activity. That's how I got into coaching people to "pump smile iron, by doing smile repetitions, just like people do in the gym.

I can't wait to tell your listeners more about this and how it can help them to have happier lives and stronger, deeper positive experiences.

Another major bottom-up angle for finding happiness and success is becoming aware of and embracing the hero's journey. I've taught the hero's journey to psychologists, educators, screenwriters and storytellers. It's the megamyth that every culture tells about how people go through becoming new, reborn, when they face opportunities illness, job change, divorce. Let me know if you'd like me to send you more details on the hero's journey.

Here are a few questions that could work in an interview:

- Where do positive experiences fit into our ability to be happy or be in loving relationships?

- What is bottom-up and how is it related to happiness and positive experiences?

- How can people build skills for having more, better positive experiences?

- What's the problem with heartwarming and positive experiences that makes keeping a diary important?

- What are the main smile muscles?

- How do people smile besides using their facial smile muscles?

- What are four ways to deepen a positive experience as you are having it.

- How do you prepare to have more, better positive experiences

- How do you plan for positive experiences and what's the value of planning?

What is your bottom up power and How Do You Tap It?

There's a bottom-up power genetically programmed within you. We all have this power, but for most people, it's been repressed. Now, there's a bottom-up revolution that's already huge, affecting billions of people. Some of them have learned how to tap this bottom-up power and it is changing their lives or making them fabulously successful.

Humans evolved to be bottom-up--to be survivors thriving as hunter gatherer bands of thirty to fifty people, all incredibly tightly bottom-up connection conscious, interdependent, caring, always making decisions that include consideration of how they will affect the hunter-gatherer band and the natural environment they depend upon 100%. These are happy, deeply interconnected people, who work 3-4 hours a day. It's the prehistoric version of affluence, and's still that way for many of the 250 million still living indigenous people.

We all have these genes, so we are attracted to people who express bottom-up in their interactions and relationships. And if you unleash your repressed bottom-up epigenetic potential, you will become a natural attractor and have the ability to see with bottom-up, connection conscious eyes. That gives you amazing powers.

What kind of powers?

They are soft powers--powers of attraction and empathy, of heart. And don't be deceived, soft power is every bit as strong and often more effective than hard power, both of which I explain in my book, The Bottom-up Revolution, (Beaufort Books.)

Bottom-up soft powers give you vision to see and abilities to open doors of opportunity you would not notice or consider before--creating creative new ways of seeing people, relationships, systems, patterns and connections. That's what the connectors Malcolm Gladwell describes do. That's what the founders of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Whatsapp and countless more did.

How do you tap those powers?

I'll share some powerful approaches I've offered as peer-reviewed presentations at the US and Canadian Positive Psychology annual meetings. Then there are ideas on thinking about the web and new technologies from bottom-up perspectives, and advanced ideas on networking, connecting and collective interdependent cooperation.

I offer very specific ways to build connection and connection consciousness skills, exercises and resources. Some really fun ones involve building skills in positive experiences, including pumping smile iron and smile anatomy, including four smiles that don't involve the face. For video I can use biofeedback electromyographic smile measurement technology.

How can you use these Powers?

You can apply these powers to be better at:

- Your personal life--relationships, happiness, goals, challenges, adversity

- Business, Marketing, management, sales, economics, media, arts, healthcare, religion.

- Making change happen--activism, diplomacy, power, government, revolution, democratization,

What it means for us to be in a Connection Culture and Economy; The Six Steps to Smarter, Better Connection Experiences

Do you know what it means for us to be in a Connection Culture and Economy?

The Six Steps to Smarter, Better Connection Experiences

When Facebook passed Google in activity I realized we'd shifted from an information to a connection culture and economy. And even Google uses connections for its search algorithms. In some ways we are all more connected than ever, but the human side of connection can be easily lost in the digital world.

I've taken the art of connecting and made it a science, with six steps to becoming a better, stronger, deeper connector with smarter connection experiences.

I base my concept on a model I've presented at national, peer-reviewed Positive Psychology annual conferences in the US and Canada.

I can give your listeners tips they can start applying immediately to not only connect better but to have better positive experiences and a happier life.

The Six Stages of the Connection Experience

  1. Optimize your connection reflexes. Be prepared for connections mentally and physically.

  2. Improve your skills for anticipating planning, scheduling, and researching connections

  3. Recognize, identify, initiate, and embrace connection opportunities.

  4. Intensify, Expand, Prolong and Deepen Your Connection

  5. Store Positive Connection Experience memories

  6. Integrate and use the connection experience later.

In addition, I'm an expert on connection, how we've transitioned to a bottom-up based connection economy and culture. -- I've actually written the book on it-- The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity (Beaufort Books).

Connection is wired into our genes. The web and smart phones have begun re-awakening hundreds of epigenetic factors that we evolved, over millions of years, to become what we are today. I became passionate about Bottom-up connection consciousness as I was building my website,, which reaches 200-800,000 unique visitors a month. I realized that the more bottom-up an approach I took to operating the website, the more successful it became.

I would love to share these ideas on connection and bottom-up with your [SHOWNAME] audience. Reply to my email and I will be happy to send you a PDF copy of the book or/and a print version. I'm also including a link here to a file which includes the introduction, the first three chapters of the book, and 50 endorsements for the book.

Chapter two focuses on connection, but the whole book covers how we're transitioning to a much more interconnected, interdependent culture and business world.

Looking forward to sharing ideas that will permanently change your listeners' lives.

Suggested Questions:

-How are people becoming more disconnected?

-How are people connecting differently now?

-How have connections become assets more than ever?

-How is networking different now?

-How is connection a form of power, that can be more powerful than guns and bombs?

-How do Google and Facebook disconnect us?

-What can people do, before they happen, to have better, stronger, deeper connections

Progressive Media Pitch

I'd like to be a guest on your show to expand your listeners' vocabulary and understanding of the idea of bottom-up and to explore its potential in their lives and to heal the world.

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have all advocated for bottom-up.

But most people are really foggy on what bottom-up actually is. That's tragic because bottom-up is a core progressive value. Progressives and even activists need a deeper understanding of what bottom-up means and the bottom-up implications and possibilities in their work.

The explosive bottom-up revolution has, over the past 20 years, created trillions in new businesses, destroyed trillions of dollars of industries, changed the way activism, power, diplomacy, religion and business are done, the way people relate and communicate and how the brains of people born after 1980 function.

Most people think of Bottom-up as grassroots, wisdom of the crowds, crowd sourcing, crowd funding, social media, Amazon and yelp reviews. But Bottom-up is so, so much more. It's about connection, about 'we're all in it together.' It took a good while for me to discover the prehistoric, evolutionary roots of bottom-up. Yes, humans evolved, over seven million years, to become bottom-up hunter gatherers living in bands. They were, over those millions of years, interdependent, cooperative, sharing, empathic, egalitarian and what I call bottom-up connection conscious, being aware of connections with people, groups and nature.

Then, about 10,000 years ago top-down civilization emerged, which led to police and military forces, hierarchy, authoritarianism and centralization, which led to slavery, serfdom, domination and allowance of narcissism and psychopathy to flourish.

Fortunately, the web and smart phones have catalyzed a return to bottom up. And our evolutional propensity to be bottom-up, with hundreds of epigenetic bottom-up factors waiting to re-awaken and blossom, has accelerated our return to bottom-up. This is a very hopeful development. People are applying bottom up to economics, healthcare, the arts, religion, media, activism--there are very few spheres of experience untouched by the bottom-up connection revolution.

I've written the definitive book, The Bottom-up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity (attached as a pdf)

I got into bottom-up because I discovered that the more bottom-up approach I took to my progressive news and opinion website,, the more it soared, from a handful to 200-800,000 unique visitors a month, publishing an average of 600 articles monthly, That inspired me to start The Bottom Up show at Philly metro area WNJC 1360. Since then the show has become syndicated on Pacifica and Progressive Radio Networks and I've interviewed over 400 guests with a take on Bottom-up, including Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klien, Daniel Ellsberg, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Arianna Huffington, Craig (Craigslist) Newmark, Riane Eisler, Derrick Jensen, Thom Hartmann, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, David Cay Jonson, and hundreds more.

Topics to discuss:

- Bottom-up vs. top-down activism- wisdom gleaned from Bill McKibben, Medea Benjamin, Marina Sitrin, Daniel Ellsberg, David Swanson, Jeff Weaver, Joe Trippi

- Great news about how access to and wielding of power has changed

- The new bottom-up diplomacy is not just for state departments-- any organization or person can do it.

- Bottom-up economics could massively change our culture--co-ops. Bottom-up instead of trickle down funding, public banks, reverting privatized assets to the commons

- Bottom-up technology has massively changed activism.

- How to take a bottom-up approach to thinking about community.

- Stories define who we are, what our cultures are. What do bottom-up stories look like?

Bottom-up media, arts, spirituality, community, relationships.


Tapping the Incredible Bottom-up Power Civilization Has Repressed

For millions of years humans and our primordial predecessors evolved to be bottom-up beings. This bottom-up nature gave humans, before the onset of civilization, incredible powers-- the powers that enable them to survive, to thrive, on an incredible evolutionary ascent.

Today, some intuitive, wise people have had the insight and intelligence-- not mathematical or verbal intelligence-- but a different kind-- to tap this power wired into our being, into our brains, our physiology and hormonal systems. They've gone on to make fortunes or to become incredibly successful at political, social and other endeavors.

The Web and smartphones have catalyzed a re-activation of the hundreds of bottom-up epigenetic factors that have long been repressed by civilization. That's why people born after 1980 tend to me more bottom-up, since they were marinated in the Web and the digital experience.

I've spent the past 11 years interviewing hundreds of tech geniuses, thought leaders, scientists, neuropsychologists, diplomats, politicians, activists and anthropologists, all along the way weaving an explanation of how and why the Bottom-up revolution has emerged and manifested in our culture. I'd love to tell your readers about it, about what bottom-up is and how they can tap into their own bottom-up-ness.

Do you know when you're on a hero's journey? They're not just for movie heroes. How understanding the hero's journey helps you cope with life.

From the Bottom-Up to Happiness and Success With the Hero's Journey.

When you are on a journey, you need a map. One of the most important journeys we undertake are our heroic journeys. They're essential if we are going to grow, to make real change happen in our lives.

Though you may not realize it, you've already encountered the hero's journey many times, because it's the plot-line that 99% of movies use, from romance, to fantasy/adventure, to sci-fi. Joseph Campbell made it famous in his book, Hero with a Thousand Faces, ranked one of the most influential books of the 20th century.

The Hero's journey is the megamyth that every culture tells about how people go through life changes, becoming new, being reborn, when they face opportunities illness, job shifts, marriage, new relationships, divorce. When people understand the hero's journey it makes it a lot easier for them to go through the stages that they're experiencing in their lives. That's because it gives them a map which helps them understand the steps, the process they are going through.

For example. Marilyn, a homemaker with a college degree is offered a really cool job. That's her call to adventure--the first step in the hero's journey. She rejects the offer, often the first response to the "call." But that leads to her getting a better offer. She finally accepts and all of a sudden people in her life challenge her decision, her mother tells her she's not ready. Her husband asks, "what about the kids." These people are "threshold guardians." But her best friend counsels her to give it a try. She's a mentor.

Once Marilyn crosses the threshold, she is on the road to becoming a new person, literally being reborn. It could be a job, or a decision to get help for chronic headaches, or joining a church. Crossing the threshold puts her into a situation where she must meet new people and develop new allies, develop new skills and acquire new tools and weapons (well, Thor and the Avengers need new weapons.)

My bottom-up take on the hero's journey is unique. It's about the journey, and the people you meet on it, which is very bottom-up, not the destination, which most people consider most important in becoming a hero.

I've presented on the hero's journey at national professional conferences and taught the hero's journey to psychologists, educators, screenwriters and storytellers. And I founded and organized the world's first Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story--which brought together experts from all the different worlds of story--screenwriters, novelists, psychologists, ministers, mythologists, neuroscientists, shamans.

I'd love to take calls from your listeners to explore their heroic journeys and how to understand them.

Why Bottom-up approaches are Better than Top Down Approaches to Education

There are top-down and bottom up approaches to education.

No child left behind and common core are top down, centralized programs that are hurting our children, stifling their potential in many ways. And they prevent teachers from doing their jobs.

The answer is bottom-up education. Bottom-up education actually increases children's ability to face the world, embrace challenges and become wise, dynamic participants in civic, government and politics. Top down education has been characterized as banking--you deposit information in to the child and the child regurgitates it back. Bottom-up education teaches children how to ask questions, how to engage in dialogue to achieve better understanding.

Top down education infantilizes children and fails to respect their intellects, fails to prepare them to intelligently assess and engage with the world. Bottom-up education empowers them and teaches them to think for themselves.

In our interview, I'd talk about the problems and dangers of top down education, how it was originally conceived to create docile soldiers and factory workers. I'll talk about bottom up, discuss what it is. what bottom-up education looks like and why it is much better for students and our culture.

Bottom-up history is Replacing Top-down History

The work of historians affects the future in many ways. The roles of history include:

- History empowers people--wealthy and powerful or ordinary people, depending on the kind of history narratives offered. Top down histories empower the wealthy and powerful. Bottom-up histories empower the people, the 99%.

- History causes cultural shifts, based on narratives

- The kind of history presented gives or takes away people's identity and sense of self worth, their belief in their ability to change their own and their culture's history.

Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States was an important milestone in creating bottom-up history. Top down history looks at and tells stories emphasizing rulers, church leaders, generals, royalty and the most-wealthy. Bottom-up history looks at the common people, at workers, soldiers, different faiths and races.

Epigenetics explores the repression or expression of genes. The telling of history can literally affect how genes are expressed or not expressed. Civilization set up a collection of top-down stories that produced massive repression of hundreds of genes related to morality, connection and emotional expression. Bottom-up history is literally re-awakening epigenetic factors that have been long dormant.

There are many varieties of bottom-up histories. These include:

Workers, soldiers, neighborhoods, religious practices, foods, tools, science, technologies, cultures, nationalities, sports, to name a few

Reuters writer Steve Gorman writes, in an article about Ken Burns movie, about WWII, "It was our conscious decision to do this entirely from the bottom up," Burns said in an interview. "And that meant if you weren't in this war, or you weren't waiting anxiously for somebody to come back from this war, you're not in our film."

Gorman adds, that the film was "told by dozens of otherwise ordinary men and women who lived through the conflict."

It is this bottom-up approach to history that makes the story compelling, rather than the boring, top-down histories of powerful and wealthy men.

Much historical fiction is bottom-up, exploring local customs, dress, habits, food, values, etc.

I'd love to talk to you and share with your readers how bottom-up history is changing their and their children's world.

Why blog and how to do it successfully

I founded a blog that reaches 200-800,000 unique visitors a month, with over 24 million visitors since its founding. Google alone has paid me more than $300,000 for ads and I've published over 100,000 articles by people from all over the world.

There are a lot of reasons for people to blog--for fun and for profit, and certainly, to advance their goals and dreams.

If you have a book, a service, a product, organization or company then a blog can probably make a big difference in achieving your goals.

I'd like to tell your audience about how and why to blog. And how to do it better and smarter.

I can first explain the many reasons your listeners should be blogging and then, teach them what they need to do to create a successful blog.

I've written a book, The Bottom-up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity, which goes into detail on how and why to blog, create an author platform, and reach people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram far beyond the number of followers you have.

A Bottom-up Spiritual and Consciousness Revolution/Paradigm Shift

I think I can deliver on a really new way of thinking and perceiving-- a value system that is based on the way humans evolved over millions of years-- a way that was repressed by civilization. And it's actually the way many indigenous peoples still live.

Here are some pitches that I think might fit with your show:
I'm looking to book interviews after May 15.
Thanks, so much for your consideration.
rob kall,

PS: If you check out some of the 50 endorsement blurbs in the book (PDF attached,) you'll see many by people in the world of consciousness and spirituality.

Here are a few:

We are in the midst of a profound change of paradigms: from seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network. Rob Kall has interviewed many of the leaders, both thinkers and activists, of this global cultural transformation. In this eminently readable book he weaves their statements, values, and ideas into a coherent and inspiring whole. Bottom-Up is a joy to read! --FRITJOF CAPRA, AUTHOR OF THE WEB OF LIFE AND THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS, COAUTHOR OF THE SYSTEMS VIEW OF LIFE

"Wonderful work! An insightful, integrative adventure into what makes humans flourish. Rob Kall shows us that we know how to do this, that most of human history was about connection and that there are ways to make it happen again. He offers real solutions and practical suggestions for taking back the world for community, connection and well-being--away from hierarchy, exclusion, and destruction. A new handbook for the necessary revolution!" --DARCIA NARVAEZ, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, NOTRE DAME, UNIVERSITY, AUTHOR OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN MORALITY: EVOLUTION, CULTURE AND WISDOM

"One of the primary means of human communication, internal and external, is storytelling. Here, in BOTTOM UP, Rob Kall is challenging humanity to tell itself a new story, one designed to free us from hierarchicalism to a more egalitarian, interconnected web of meaning." --STEVEN BARNES, TELEVISION WRITER (TWILIGHT ZONE, OUTER LIMITS, STARGATE) AND AUTHOR OF LION'S BLOOD"

"In Bottom-Up, Rob Kall offers a blueprint for human surviving and thriving that everyone can follow. Using personal stories from his many famous contacts (from Capra to Quinn), he shows how in every aspect of life we can reconnect with that which is in our DNA by replacing our artificial and oppressive hierarchical priorities via a return to a consciousness based on the kind of egalitarian relationships that we honored for most of human history." --FOUR ARROWS, AKA DON TRENT JACOBS, PHD, EDD, AUTHOR OF UNLEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF CONQUEST AND TEACHING, TRULY: A CURRICULUM TO INDIGENIZE MAINSTREAM EDUCATION.

Rob explores the difference between a natural, organic, bottom-up connection consciousness and our corporately imposed top-down hierarchical collective consciousness. What Rob is speaking about is the difference between an artificial and ultimately stagnate way of organizing the world and a natural, organic growth, which starts with a seed, sends downs roots and sends up shoots which blossom. By returning to a Nature-based theory of connection, the Bottom-Up revolution brings us back into alignment with Earth's laws, returning humanity to its place in creation. Like a good gardener, Rob works into the soil of his thesis different voices that exemplify how this Bottom-Up revolution is expanding in politics, business, religion, personal self-awareness and story. And he places technology where it belongs--as a tool to further our connection consciousness, not an end in itself. The bottom-up revolution is about democracy finally living up to its original ideals, where we the people decide what we need from our society." --CATHY PAGANO, AUTHOR OF WISDOM'S DAUGHTERS: HOW WOMEN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

"The world is seemingly full of disconnected crises, but Rob Kall begs to differ. An exceptional pattern thinker, he connects a range of contemporary chal- lenges through a framework of bottom-up solutions in a world dominated by top-down thinking. Mining extensive interviews with thought leaders and exploring an eclectic mix of leading-edge ideas, Bottom-Up describes a variety of latent and emergent characteristics of an evolutionary paradigm shift that's changing the world. Whether your focus is in business, leadership, activism, or organizations, Kall offers a practical conceptual map and toolset to engage the planetary evolution taking place all around us. If you want to make a differ- ence and need inspiration for how to participate in this global transformation, there is plenty in this book to draw from." --ANTONIO LOPEZ, AUTHOR OF THE MEDIA ECOSYSTEM

Your top-down habits are killing you

You live in a primarily top-down world. Our culture is predominantly top-down. But that's not what humans evolved to be. Over the course of seven million years, humans evolved to be very bottom-up beings and communities, with literally hundreds of different genetic factors--epigenetic traits--that make us that way.

The problem is, civilization came along and massively repressed our bottom-up-ness, our bottom-up nature, replacing it with hierarchy, patriarchy, authoritarianism, centralization, secrecy, narcissism, dog-eat-dog competition and war, and the traits of psychopaths--callousness, cruelty, lack of empathy, domination and predation.

Top down culture has brought us the destruction of the environment and biological diversity, a host of illnesses caused by the way we live and the food we ingest. Top down systemic structures have perpetrated violence and hijacked democracy.

It starts in the family--There are top-down and bottom-up families. It exists in religions, where there are top-down and bottom-up version of most religions. It extends into traditions, rituals, cultures, communities.

There are great bottom-up alternatives to the top-down habits and ways you currently live. People born after 1980 are already doing a lot more of them because their brains are different. But everyone can learn to free themselves from top-down thinking and start embracing bottom up, though for some, it is almost an addictive habit to give up, as companies that have eliminated hierarchy have learned.

Have More, Better Positive Experiences: The Six Step Plan

This is great for self help, personal growth and Businesses where people want positive experiences.

Do you want to have more, better, stronger positive experiences?

Do you want to offer services that give people more, better, stronger heartwarming and positive experiences?

There's a science to having more, better positive experiences, and to making them happen and I've broken it down into six steps. When people improve their skills in any of these steps they empower themselves to have more, better positive experiences.

I've presented my work on this at peer reviewed U.S. and Canadian National Positive psychology conferences.

What are the six steps?

Prepare for the experience mentally and physically.

Plan for it. There are concrete things to do that add, beforehand to experiences.

Learn to recognize positive experience opportunities.

Grab the positive experience and intensify it.

Encode it to your memory.

Use it afterwards to have a happier, more positive, stronger life and attitude.
My book, The Bottom-up Revolution, which came out May 22, goes into this in great detail.

We can talk about smile anatomy and ways we smile off the face, pumping smile iron, heartwarming experiences, how to use past positive experiences for a better life, and more.

Bottom-up for Conservatives

There's a bottom-up revolution under way that has produced trillions in new business and forced businesses to change the way they do business. But it's also changing the way the brains of young people work, bringing them back to the way humans lived for millions of years.

Bottom-up is the way humans existed for most of their existence. So our gene make us bottom-up, our neurobiological programming is bottom-up.

Bottom-up is about strong families, people taking care of each other and about small and local as core values. For example, a bottom-up approach eschews big government and giant corporations.

It's about leadership that values and respects all the people in the organization, rather than embracing an authoritarian approach.
Bottom-up is a concept where people on the left and right can find common ground.

De-billionairize the planet. How indigenous tribes treat resource hoarders

For several years I am one of a group of people calling for a no-billionaires program to make it illegal to be a billionaire. I believe that ultra-wealth is a danger to humanity and to the planet. Billionaires have too much power to influence and corrupt Democracy and justice at the expense of the 99% of the people who are not wealthy.

Extreme wealth and power is a pathological side-effect of the development of civilization--another top-down characteristic, along with hierarchy, domination, slavery, feudalism and the like. In nature, gigantism is pathological. Among indigenous peoples any person who tries to own and control most of the band's or tribe's resources will be treated as insane or as an enemy and banned.

No individual needs to own a $150 million dollar house or painting. There is no reason to allow children to inherit billions of dollars.

We should start by taxing at 100% inheritances over $25 million.

No person should have more than $100 million dollars. If a person creates a company that is worth more, he or she must give away anything over $100 million. Give it to workers, give it to the communities where the company germinated. Give it to local charities. Give it to independent foundations. And tax some of it more to pay for securing healthcare for all and a guaranteed minimum wage.

I'd love to bat around these ideas, whether you are a left or right show.

Read some of the 35 plus articles I've written on this at

Helping Over 40s and Seniors to Tap the Power of Bottom-up

There's a kind of power, almost a superpower, that was bred into hundreds of human genes over millions of years, or 99.9 percent of human existence. I call it bottom-up connection consciousness. Humans spent those millions of years living in small hunter gatherer bands of 30 to 80 people. They had to be exquisitely conscious of how their decisions and actions affected ALL of the people they were connected to, and the surrounding natural environment they 100% depended upon. Then civilization repressed this major part of who we are.

I think it is a kind of intelligence, related to, but not the same as the variety of intelligences, such as emotional, visual spacial, intrapersonal, verbal or mathematical intelligence. But so many of the genes, or epigenetic factors which help us to fully experience our "bottom-up-ness" are repressed.

Fortunately, the web and smart phone technologies have catalyzed the re-emergence of our bottom-up roots. It's changed the brains of people under 40 and those who have awakened to their bottom-up consciousness have become fabulously successful. I know because I've interviewed folks like Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, Arianna Huffington, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Embracing bottom-up thinking has made them fabulously successful and influential. My book, The Bottom-up Revolution: Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity helps people to re-awaken the hundreds of dormant bottom-up epigenetic aspects of their genetics.

People over 40 who were not marinated in the web and smartphones have different brains and they can't avoid the bottom-up revolution that's well underway. Developing a better . understanding of bottom-up can enhance their relationships, especially with younger people, and it can help them in their work and business.

I can lay all this out and talk about ways listeners can start waking up to their bottom-upness.