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BITE SIZED - Jonah, Pretending

BITE SIZED - Jonah, Pretending

March 17, 2021

Falling backward into fear is common to us all. Jonah’s regression shows how comforting the false self can be until the true self emerges... from the belly. 

CALEB WHEELER - Spiritual Cinema

CALEB WHEELER - Spiritual Cinema

February 25, 2021

Los Angeleno film director and editor Caleb Wheeler talks about spirituality in cinema, recontextualizing success and dismantling nationalism and white supremacy through consciousness and the arts.

KRISTIN DUMEZ - Jesus and John Wayne

KRISTIN DUMEZ - Jesus and John Wayne

February 18, 2021

Celebrated author and professor of history at Calvin University, Kristin Du Mez discusses her recent best-selling book Jesus and John Wayne, a sweeping deconstruction of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism and “militant Christian masculinity” in the age of Trump.

ELLEN STEPHEN & TIM DEMPSEY - Strength in Numbers

ELLEN STEPHEN & TIM DEMPSEY - Strength in Numbers

February 11, 2021

Longtime Community Building facilitators, Ellen Stephen, O.S.H. and Tim Dempsey, discuss M. Scott Peck’s vision for group intervention that teaches participants to transcend their diverse backgrounds, enter into difficult dialogue gracefully, and be of service to the hidden order at work in a shared group experience.

JAY-PAUL HINDS - The Son’s Fault

JAY-PAUL HINDS - The Son’s Fault

February 4, 2021

Pastoral theologian from Princeton Seminary Jay-Paul Hinds discusses his 2018 journal article, “The Son’s Fault: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Search for and Recovery of Sonship”, along with other thoughts on race and the current state of manhood in America.

FREDERICK TAYLOR - Hidden Narratives

FREDERICK TAYLOR - Hidden Narratives

January 28, 2021

Documentary filmmaker and photographer Frederick Taylor talks about seeking truth in his craft, empowering people’s stories “from Hollywood to the heartland and beyond” and how his company Tomorrow Pictures has made a home for itself in the bustling creative ecosystems of Atlanta and Nashville.

JOHN CAPPS - States of Truth

JOHN CAPPS - States of Truth

January 21, 2021

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy John Capps talks about his late father Donald Capps, pastoral theologian and renowned author of such books as “The Depleted Self”, as well as his own work in the topics of truth and reason, specifically in a 2018 seminar titled “Truth in the Time of Trump.”

ETHAN COOMER - Musical Heritage

ETHAN COOMER - Musical Heritage

January 14, 2021

American country-folk musician Ethan Coomer talks about drumming in his band “The Coomers,” the deep influences of John Prine, Levon Helm, Johnny Cash and others on his songwriting style, and how Kentucky is the home he’ll never leave. Featuring two live performances by Ethan from his home studio.

GREG EHRLICH - Sweet Spots

GREG EHRLICH - Sweet Spots

January 7, 2021

Keyboardist and personal chef Greg Ehrlich provides an intimate peek into life as a traveling musician with the Allen Stone Band and shares his passion and expertise for the culinary arts and preparing food for friends and family.

Dick Wheeler (For the Mourning Time)

Dick Wheeler (For the Mourning Time)

December 31, 2020

At the end of a devastating year, we acknowledge loss and celebrate life while remembering Dick Wheeler, who left us on Dec. 26th, 2016, with a rendition of “Let It Be” by the Beatles, performed by Gabriel Wheeler.

BITE SIZED - For the Winter Time

BITE SIZED - For the Winter Time

December 24, 2020

Host Doug Wheeler shares a transformative experience from the winter of 1977 that has rippled through his life and takes on extra meaning during this very spiritual time of year, capped off by a special vocal performance from Doug himself.

SIENNA MEADOW BURNETT - The Activism of Empathy

SIENNA MEADOW BURNETT - The Activism of Empathy

December 17, 2020

Queer femme poet, actor, and musician Sienna Meadow Burnett shares how personal identity intersects with spirituality and the practice of collective liberation as well as her deep love of the arts.

THEE HOLY BROTHERS - Part 2

THEE HOLY BROTHERS - Part 2

December 10, 2020

In the second half of last week’s chat, Willie Aron and Marvin Etzioni reflect on the artists and genres that continue to inspire them and talk about what's next for Thee Holy Brothers. (Part 2 of 2)

THEE HOLY BROTHERS - Part 1

THEE HOLY BROTHERS - Part 1

December 3, 2020

Marvin Etzioni and Willie Aron both return to talk about their acclaimed duo “Thee Holy Brothers,” the inner workings of their creative bond and dedication to making music that shapes people and culture in unexpected ways. (Part 1 of 2)

BITE SIZED - For the Interim Time

BITE SIZED - For the Interim Time

November 26, 2020

Host Doug Wheeler reflects on 2020 and shares a poem from John O'Donohue.

WILLIE ARON - Evolution of Mastery

WILLIE ARON - Evolution of Mastery

November 19, 2020

Multi-talented musician, Film & TV composer and lifelong Angeleno, Willie Aron, recounts his many loves and influences across genres, the long arc of his unique career and forming the duo “Thee Holy Brothers” with fellow artist Marvin Etzioni.

MARVIN ETZIONI - Heart of the Mind

MARVIN ETZIONI - Heart of the Mind

November 19, 2020

Longtime LA-based songwriter and record producer Marvin Etzioni talks about the mindfulness of songwriting, the nature of collaboration and how the pandemic season has invigorated his creativity and ingenuity.

THÉRÈSE CHARVET & TERE CARRANZA - Good Grief

THÉRÈSE CHARVET & TERE CARRANZA - Good Grief

November 19, 2020

Thérèse Charvet and Tere Carranza, owners and stewards of Sacred Groves Eco-Retreat on Bainbridge Island, speak with depth, tranquility and experience about grief work and the critical role elders play in cultivating wisdom and connection with younger people to heal our communities.

SUSAN MILLER - An Emotional Imagination

SUSAN MILLER - An Emotional Imagination

November 19, 2020

Clinical psychologist and published author of six books, Susan B. Miller, discusses the emotional states of shame, disgust, horror, awe and fascination as well as her first love, fiction writing, and forthcoming novel “A Beautiful Land.”

LYNN GIBSON - Deathcare

LYNN GIBSON - Deathcare

October 22, 2020

East Tennessee native and bereavement researcher, Dr. Lynn Gibson, brings a deeply engaging perspective on "deathcare" in modern life and how the grief journey shapes personal well-being.

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