Self-Help Storyteller

(Above: Jay Shetty. Source: YouTube video)

Subscription self-help streamer Healthwirefm has launched Jay Shetty’s Urban Oracles, a four-episode series that promises to “change the way you see the world and transform the world you’re seeing.”

Who is Jay Shetty? According to his resume, Shetty is a monk-turned motivational speaker and philosopher-entrepreneur. He has also gone viral, with a channel claiming more than four billion views and 24 million subscribers – good enough to get him on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

In Shetty’s new series, scored by the musician Moby, Shetty offers to take viewers “on a voyage through human perception.” In episode one, “Write Your Own Story,” he examines how people employ narratives in their lives – across business and social media. He then asks viewers to consider the stories they tell each other and themselves – and how to take charge.

Healthwirefm describes itself as a service focused on “worldly expeditions, dialogues around the greatest questions of our time, and practices for radical well-being.” Its self-help video library includes discussions about alternative medicine, yoga, spiritual consciousness, meditation, and the intersection of philanthropy and capitalism.

Moby is listed as part of the Healthwirefm “team,” as are Matthew Bishop, a member of the Rockefeller Foundation and writer for the Economist, and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra. Chopra is also a prominent presence on Healthwirefm, with videos including Satsangh and the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.

The Martine Dubin Company produces the content for Healthwirefm and sibling service, Newswirefm, which covers similar topics but also features interviews with such Hollywood celebrities as Lucy Liu, 50 Cent, Goldie Hawn and Mark Ruffalo.

You can subscribe to both services together for $4.99 a month or $44.99 annually, including the first two weeks free.

You can watch both channels online at Healthwirefm and Newswirefm; or download HFM and NFM apps for iOS devices.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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