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    Background

    Ep 8: Get to know Alex – learn a bit about your host’s background and context

    Alex Torpey April 13, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Ep 8: Get to know Alex - learn a bit about your host's background and context
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    Join Alex as he provides an overview his “political” and professional background so you can get a better sense of the context he brings to this series and the ideas presented. From serving as mayor (non party affiliated) of his hometown of South Orange at age 23, a municipal business […]

    Ep 7: Travels with Torpey – Northern Ireland

    Alex Torpey April 13, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Ep 7: Travels with Torpey - Northern Ireland
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    Exactly seven years ago, In 2014, I was invited with some other mayors and others to speak at the Belfast Technology Conference. In this episode (First in a new Special Series), I reflect a little on my time in Belfast, learning about efforts in the City to bridge historic cultural […]

    Episode 6: BUSTED! Top 12 Myths About Running for Public Office

    Alex Torpey March 31, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Episode 6: BUSTED! Top 12 Myths About Running for Public Office
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    Join former mayor, municipal manager, professor, and consultant Alex Torpey as he briefly introduces the Special Series: On Running for Public Office, and investigates 12 common myths about running for office, such as myths related to balancing private/public life, public service being a thankless job, careerism in politics, and not […]

    Bonus Interview: Former Boston City Council candidate Lee Nave

    Alex Torpey March 17, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Bonus Interview: Former Boston City Council candidate Lee Nave
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    Join Alex for this bonus interview as part of the Special Series: On Running for Public office. This interview is with Lee Nave. Alex and Lee met while Lee was a student in Professor Torpey’s MPA course at Seton Hall University. Lee moved to Boston five years ago and began […]

    Episode 5: Primates, Patriarchy, Politics, and Power

    Alex Torpey February 17, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Episode 5: Primates, Patriarchy, Politics, and Power
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    In this episode, we will identify some of the ways that behaviors inherited from our primate ancestors got (largely) unintentionally built into our political (and other) systems over centuries, and what the consequences of that are today. We’ll look at a few examples of leadership and decision making structures among […]

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    Throwback Bonus Discussion: Disrupting the Status Quo, Civic engagement, and budget transparency in South Orange

    Alex Torpey February 6, 2021

    In 2016 I was invited to speak at the Barnes Foundation, hosted by The Philadelphia Citizen, along with two other interesting mayors, John Fetterman and Lovely Warren about disrupting the status quo. Before the event, I also spoke with Nick Taliaferro of WURD about budget transparency and civic engagement in […]

    Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold

    admin January 26, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Bonus Interview: Montana state legislator Mallerie Stromswold
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    Join Alex for this special interview as part of the nonpartisan series on running for public office. This interview is with Mallerie Stromswold, who was just elected to the Montana state legislature in 2020… At 19 years old! Mallerie (R) represents Montana’s 50th legislative district. She talks to us about […]

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    Episode 4: The Biggest Lie – We have Much Less, and Also Much More Control Than We Think

    Alex Torpey January 14, 2021

    Rethinking with Alex Torpey
    Episode 4: The Biggest Lie - We have Much Less, and Also Much More Control Than We Think
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    We will explore the concepts of self, free will, and consciousness to help better understand the common denominator of nearly every issue we face today – a fundamental misunderstanding of how our minds work.

This is part one of two. First we will identify false assumptions about how we form ideas, […]