From the Belly
Remembering My Brother

Remembering My Brother

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.

LISA BOBO - Teaching the Taught

LISA BOBO - Teaching the Taught

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.

KHAYA HIMMELMAN - The Power of Niche

KHAYA HIMMELMAN - The Power of Niche

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.

BITE SIZED - For the Connecting Time (Updates)

BITE SIZED - For the Connecting Time (Updates)

September 30, 2020

Host Doug Wheeler reflects on the first 13 episodes and talks about what's next on From the Belly.

JIM GOODWIN

JIM GOODWIN

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.

DAN RUSSELL

DAN RUSSELL

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.

DOUG FRANK

DOUG FRANK

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.

GABRIEL J. WHEELER

GABRIEL J. WHEELER

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.

FRANK SCHAEFFER

FRANK SCHAEFFER

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.

DAMIEN JURADO

DAMIEN JURADO

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.

JOHN GOVAN

JOHN GOVAN

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.

BRAD BUTTERFIELD

BRAD BUTTERFIELD

August 5, 2020

Seattle native Brad Butterfield explores his deep roots in architecture and design and the cultivation of creativity in the artistic life.

MARTHA HOPLER

MARTHA HOPLER

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.

JULIE MILLER

JULIE MILLER

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.

JONATHAN MILLER

JONATHAN MILLER

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.

PETER HIMMELMAN

PETER HIMMELMAN

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.

WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

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

Welcome to FROM THE BELLY

Welcome to FROM THE BELLY

July 9, 2020

Host Doug Wheeler introduces himself and previews what's to come on the first season of From the Belly.

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