The Dude Therapist

Combating and Breaking Down Hate w/ Christian Picciolini

July 07, 2021 Eli Weinstein LCSW and Christian Picciolini Season 2 Episode 37
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Combating and Breaking Down Hate w/ Christian Picciolini
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The Dude Therapist
Combating and Breaking Down Hate w/ Christian Picciolini
Jul 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 37
Eli Weinstein LCSW and Christian Picciolini

In a world filled with hate all around us, it’s important to learn how to navigate and combat its negative impacts in society and ourselves. 

Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace
advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life.
Christian went on to earn a degree in international relations from DePaul University and launched Goldmill Group, a counter-extremism consulting and digital media firm. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremism. Since leaving the white-power movement, Christian has helped hundreds of individuals leave hate behind, and he leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention network. He has spoken all over the world, including the TED stage, and shares his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion. Christian chronicles his involvement and exit from the early American white-
supremacist skinhead movement in his memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH, and is the featured subject in season 3 of WBEZ’s 'Motive' podcast. He showcases his disengagement work in a second book, BREAKING HATE: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, published in 2020 by Hachette Books, as well as the MSNBC documentary series of the same name. He is currently the host of the 'F*** Your Racist History' podcast, a weekly, scripted history show that tells America's hidden, overlooked, and unknown racist origin stories.

Websites: christianpicciolini.com | freeradicals.org
Twitter: @cpicciolini | @FreeRadicalsOrg
Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialChristianPicciolini | facebook.com/FreeRadicalsProject
Instagram: instagram.com/cpicciolini | instagram.com/FreeRadicalsProject
Published Books:
• Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism (Hachette, 2020)
• White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and
How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018)

Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)

Show Notes

In a world filled with hate all around us, it’s important to learn how to navigate and combat its negative impacts in society and ourselves. 

Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace
advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life.
Christian went on to earn a degree in international relations from DePaul University and launched Goldmill Group, a counter-extremism consulting and digital media firm. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremism. Since leaving the white-power movement, Christian has helped hundreds of individuals leave hate behind, and he leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention network. He has spoken all over the world, including the TED stage, and shares his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion. Christian chronicles his involvement and exit from the early American white-
supremacist skinhead movement in his memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH, and is the featured subject in season 3 of WBEZ’s 'Motive' podcast. He showcases his disengagement work in a second book, BREAKING HATE: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, published in 2020 by Hachette Books, as well as the MSNBC documentary series of the same name. He is currently the host of the 'F*** Your Racist History' podcast, a weekly, scripted history show that tells America's hidden, overlooked, and unknown racist origin stories.

Websites: christianpicciolini.com | freeradicals.org
Twitter: @cpicciolini | @FreeRadicalsOrg
Facebook: facebook.com/OfficialChristianPicciolini | facebook.com/FreeRadicalsProject
Instagram: instagram.com/cpicciolini | instagram.com/FreeRadicalsProject
Published Books:
• Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism (Hachette, 2020)
• White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and
How I Got Out (Hachette, 2018)

Support the show (https://pod.fan/the-dude-therapist)