Year Zero

Year Zero

By Jay Vidyarthi and Kunal Gupta
Thought-provoking conversations between friends about the possibilities for humanity as we transition from B.C. (Before Coronavirus) to A.C. (After Coronavirus).

Hosted by Jay Vidyarthi (jayvidyarthi.com) and Kunal Gupta (bykunal.com).
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Mental Well-being
Jerry Reed and Kunal Gupta connect on their shared passion for mental well-being, the importance of thinking beyond one self, the role of human connection in suicide prevention and why a possibility for the future does not mean that it is automatically an inevitability.
59:19
May 8, 2020
Perspectives On Connection
Erica Young and Kunal Gupta share how their global communities have come alive in this time, what it means to be intentional about the connections we keep, building greater empathy for others and distinguishing between a sprint versus marathon that we all find ourselves in now.
58:38
May 8, 2020
How We Gather
Jenn Louie and Kunal Gupta reflect on what the lockdown is really teaching us about community, how we currently and may want to gather online, the power of human connection, their respective relationships with Vipassana meditation and raise deeper questions about purpose.
1:11:25
May 8, 2020
Spotlight On Emotion
Andrew Dunn, Jay Vidyarthi and Kunal Gupta highlight how emotion influences our experience through life, how skills impacts the quality of our connections, a vision for a different political future and come to terms with the changes in digital wellness movement.
1:18:34
May 7, 2020
The Sober Company
Lacey Browne, Nik Ramachandran and Kunal Gupta reflect on their passion for sober culture and respective journeys, discuss coping mechanisms and debate whether meditation is a form of escapism.
1:03:15
May 2, 2020
Experiment And Explore
Adrian Choo and Kunal Gupta reflect together about lifestyle experiments they feel inspired about and explore the future of therapy purpose-built for a modern After Coronavirus society.
58:12
May 2, 2020
Transformation With Intention
Mathew Lazarus, Neil Rajpal and Kunal Gupta reflect together about digital fatigue in lockdown, how our attitudes towards work culture are and need to evolve, and the journey of inner transformation.
1:01:14
May 2, 2020
The Future Of Work
Zack Bennett and Kunal Gupta reflect on the future of work, including the search for purpose & meaning, the impact of work on identity, alternate corporate and economic structures and the relevance of a mindfulness practice to support authenticity, even in the context of profession.
1:22:36
April 17, 2020
Everyone's People
Trevor Coleman and Jay Vidyarthi talk about personal vs. societal risk in this pandemic, America failing to continue its global leadership, leaders as caretakers, how human psychology maps onto societal forces, how beautiful it is that so many people are actually social distancing, and how exciting going to a parade will be when this is all over.
57:41
April 11, 2020
Pop Goes the World
Kunal Gupta and Jay Vidyarthi connect again a few weeks into the coronavirus quarantine. We discuss online board games, great books, and the human tendency to oversimplify. We explore what it means to reframe the fear that things won't go back to normal into a hope that things won't go back to normal. Topics also include the potential need for many more small businesses in the new world and the valleys of emotional response we face in crisis situations.
1:15:19
April 5, 2020
On Leadership
May Pamana and Kunal Gupta reflect passionately on the true essence and key ingredients of leadership in a moment of crisis and share fears and hopes for the future After Coronavirus.
1:28:36
April 4, 2020
The Dinosaur and the Bird
Michele Chaban and Jay Vidyarthi reflect on how to “allow the light in” in a time of much darkness, how a healthy relationship with death offers peace for all of us, and how physical isolation can be an act of courage. Michele guides us in a "tonglen" meditation at the end.
58:13
March 24, 2020
Our Existence
Tita Angangco and Kunal Gupta share reflections on spiritual practice & the road to enlightenment, their respective hopes and desires for humanity in a AC (After Coronavirus) world and highlight some of the skills to cultivate to find meaning and connection in life.
1:08:11
March 21, 2020
The Beginning
Jay Vidyarthi and Kunal Gupta record an unscripted conversation in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak. The conversation captures their respective experiences now with the world in lock down mode, including observations, predictions and reflections about the possibilities for humanity as we begin to contemplate a reset in various dimensions of society.
1:34:23
March 21, 2020