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Getting 'unstuck' through psychology and Buddhism

Psychologist and Buddhist monk Doug Gentile joins Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe to share how his spiritual journey overlaps with his expertise. Gentile wrote the book Finding the Freedom to Get Unstuck and Be Happier about the link between the teachings of Buddhism and psychology. He details how karma and free will influence our lives and explains the practices we can use to break habits and make change.

This episode was originally produced June 21, 2022.


  • Doug Gentile, distinguished professor of psychology at Iowa State University and Buddhist monk
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk
Natalie Dunlap is a rising junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and minoring in gender, women's & sexuality studies. She is from Iowa City and in her free time enjoys getting coffee and reading downtown with friends.