A Podcast to Align Ancient Wisdom with Modern-Day Action

Hosted by Heather Mizeur, Maryland’s best-known voice for progressive activism, Soul Force Politics is a podcast that teaches heart-centered mindfulness to strengthen our democracy and soften our political divides.  Our soul’s force for good in the world should guide our civic actions.

This podcast offers new tools and inspiration to build a social justice movement rooted in love.  Mizeur connects intimately with her guests, often with surprising revelations. Their conversations span a variety of topics that intersect at the crossroads of policy advocacy, spirituality, social justice, and community relationships.

Soul Force Politics teaches non-violent resistance, honorable leadership, and successful civic engagement.  It works to eliminate the illusion that we are separate by rejecting “Us” vs “Them” tactics in recognition that we are all connected as ONE. 

Profiled by National Public Radio’s “The Big Listen” As An Up-And-Coming Podcast to Add to Your Queue:

“The interviews are not your standard political fare because Mizeur isn’t your standard (former) politician”

029 — The Pulse Legacy: Love Always Wins (Part 2)

We end our first season of #SoulForcePolitics with the release of a special two-part series dedicated to exploring the healing power of love to conquer hate in the aftermath of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.  Two years ago this week, forty-nine...

028 — The Pulse Legacy: Love Always Wins (Part 1)

We end our first season of #SoulForcePolitics with the release of a special two-part series dedicated to exploring the healing power of love to conquer hate in the aftermath of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.  Two years ago this week, forty-nine...

026 — “RFK: His Words for Our Times” ~ author C. Richard Allen

Few have inspired me more in public life than Robert F. Kennedy. Imagination, courage, and determination. Justice, fairness, and equality. Compassion, mixed with toughness and discipline. He promoted unity over division. He encouraged dissent to strengthen...

024 — Warren Berger, author of “A More Beautiful Question”

Today’s guest is former New York Times journalist Warren Berger, the author of the provocative book, “A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas.” Explore with us the power behind one of the most underappreciated tools –…

021 — Dr. Martine Rothblatt: A Genius Mind and a Noble Heart

Today’s guest is a truly remarkable genius, tenacious innovator, and creative problem solver. She also happens to be one of the kindest, most generous, and caring humans I have met. If you have never heard Martine Rothblatt speak of the many ways she has...

019 — Sarah McLachlan ~ “World On Fire,” Find Your Voice!

The melodious and angelic sounds of Sarah McLachlan's voice have sold more than 40 million albums, launched a successful women's Lilith Fair concert series, and garnered three Grammy's and twelve JUNO awards to honor her work. McLachlan has a knack for...

016 — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) On How To Be a Good Mensch

Our guest today is Maryland’s senior United States Senator, Ben Cardin. He’s often referred to around the state as, “My friend, Ben.” While he has the common man’s touch – probably one of the most humble and approachable members of the elite U.S. Senate –...

012 — Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA)

Today’s guest is none other than the young man many are beginning to call “The next President Kennedy.” Representing the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts is Joseph P. Kennedy III. This year, when the Republican leadership was bent yet again on...

010 — Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) & Gun Control

GOP Congressman Andy Harris and Heather Mizeur have polar opposite world views, but in the aftermath of our country’s most recent mass shootings, Heather reached out to see if they could at least try to find some ways to break through the divide on gun violence,...

009 — A Theologian in the Senate ~ U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

A fearless and outspoken progressive Democrat, U.S. Senator Chris Coons also has the distinction of being trained not only at Yale Law School, but also its Divinity School. He is a wise scholar, a brilliant advocate, an astute policymaker, and a dedicated, humble...

008 — Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author of “Braiding Sweetgrass”

Our guest today is one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer, who gave us all the gift of her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” Elizabeth Gilbert, who you know as the author of “Eat, Pray, Love,”...

007 — U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is one of the most respected and astute policy analysts and legislative thinkers on Capitol Hill.  In today's conversation, we connect with him on a range of policy topics and hear his prescriptions for how activists can move the...

005 — Jenna Johnson, Washington Post White House Correspondent

Jenna Johnson has worked at the Washington Post for more than a decade and covered the Maryland General Assembly in 2014. That’s where she got to know Delegate Heather Mizeur. In September 2015, she was assigned to lead the paper’s campaign coverage for U.S....

004 — Rev. Delman Coates, Social Justice Advocate

Heather Mizeur and Delman Coates teamed up in 2014 to be an unlikely ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor of Maryland.  A lesbian and black baptist minister, few would have paired them together, but they proved to be a charismatic force for change on the campaign...

003 — Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD)

Putting the notion of #SoulForcePolitics to the test, listeners of this episode are treated to a diverse and wide-ranging bipartisan discussion between popular GOP Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland’s most respected progressive voice, Heather Mizeur.  Though from...

002 — Barbara Mikulski

Maryland’s most popular politician — feisty firebrand, powerhouse & glass-ceiling-breaker, former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) — records her very first podcast with MizMaryland | Soul Force Politics and offers her trademark charm, blunt assessments, and keen...

001 – Melissa Etheridge

In this inaugural episode of MizMaryland: Soul Force Politics, host Heather Mizeur welcomes her friend and spiritual mentor, Grammy and Oscar award-winning rock star, Melissa Etheridge, to engage in a deeply personal and spirit-filled conversation about compassion,...