Gadadhara Pandi Das currently serves as a lecturer and the first ever Hindu Chaplain of Columbia University, New York University, and the Union Theological Seminary. American Veda author, Phil Goldberg, will be co-hosting the show with me. 



Reka Basu is a columnist for the Des Moines Register.  She comments on a range of local, national, and international issues with a focus on human rights, racial justice and gender equality.

Returning to Speaking Freely is Philip Goldberg, author, lecturer, and teacher. Author of 19 books his latest book is American Veda. Mr Goldberg blogs regularly on the Huffington Post and has an upcoming speaking tour in India.


Dr. Timothy McCarthy is a professor of history and literature at Harvard University. He is also the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He will be discussing how new laws in Russia are effecting the lives of LGBT people.