October 15, 2020
Doug Wheeler celebrates his late brother on what would have been his 64th birthday, telling stories of growing up together in Elizabethtown, KY, the nuances of their family life and how music proved to be their deepest bond.
October 9, 2020
Brooklyn high school teacher, Lisa Bobo, and her brother John Govan talk about their childhoods, racial injustice, the murder and verdict of Breonna Taylor and what it's like to be Black in America.
October 1, 2020
New York-based freelance journalist Khaya Himmelman, who has written for Rolling Stone, The West Side Spirit, Bustle and more, shares her passion for niche journalism in religious spaces and her own relationship with Judaism.
September 30, 2020
Host Doug Wheeler reflects on the first 13 episodes and talks about what's next on From the Belly.
September 17, 2020
On the final episode of the “Jonah Series,” music composer, producer and former keyboardist for alternative rock band “The Call” Jim Goodwin shares his creative process, embracing the spiritual, his beloved friendship with late frontman Michael Been and their 1989 single Let The Day Begin.
September 10, 2020
Artist curator and advocate Dan Russell shares stories from years of empowering musicians to follow their dreams and recounts his own musical journey, past and present, punctuated by his 2017 single Let You Be Mine.
September 3, 2020
Professor emeritus and author of A Gentler God, Doug Frank reflects on identity and internal family systems as they relate to personal suffering and discusses Bill Mallonee’s 2015 single Hide Me In the Darkness.
August 27, 2020
Independent musician Gabriel J. Wheeler unpacks his songwriting and producing process, views on spirituality and the modern world and his 2017 single Westport to Whidbey.
August 20, 2020
Best-selling author, social commentator and painter Frank Schaeffer voices his penetrating insight on the current state of the White House, the dangerous influences of the "white evangelical movement" and how an atheist can believe in God.
August 13, 2020
Seattle-born recording artist Damien Jurado talks about staying connected to creativity while disconnecting from a busy world as well as his uniquely intimate concert performances and the 2018 single The Last Great Washington State.
August 6, 2020
Brooklyn native John Govan shares stories from his remarkable life that formed him as a spoken word poet, hip-hop artist and everyman’s barber.
August 5, 2020
Seattle native Brad Butterfield explores his deep roots in architecture and design and the cultivation of creativity in the artistic life.
July 30, 2020
Seattle-based social worker Martha Hopler shares her story of belief, community awareness and spiritual activism for true transformation and talks about The Alarm's 1990 song Unsafe Building.
July 23, 2020
Celebrated songwriter, singer and recording artist Julie Miller shares her journey of living, loving and writing lyrics from the heart, as well as her 1999 song The Speed of Light.
July 16, 2020
Sacred Practitioner and Awakened Poet Jonathan Miller talks about doing the necessary work for becoming whole and The Who's 1971 song Behind Blue Eyes.
July 10, 2020
Acclaimed musician and composer Peter Himmelman talks about the art of songwriting and a life of spirituality, as well as his 1992 single Flown This Acid World.
July 10, 2020
Renowned O.T. scholar Walter Brueggemann talks about the prophetic imagination and the life of faith, as well as Mark Heard's 1992 song Tip of My Tongue.
July 9, 2020
Host Doug Wheeler introduces himself and previews what's to come on the first season of From the Belly.