Episode 29: Jonathan Merritt
There may nor be a cultural sphere in greater need of word-care than that of American Christianity.
Episode 27: Scott Erickson
Scott’s work as a visual artist and storyteller comes from and carves out what I consider a vital and sincerely unique place in American Religious culture.
Episode 26: Matt Shotwell of “Weed Country”
My guest, Matt Shotwell, has been in the weed business for over a decade and was featured on Discovery Channel’s reality show “Weed Country.” He’s also a son to his parents, brother to his siblings, an adoptive parent to a piranha named Brittany, a person of faith and a long-time friend of mine.
Episode 25: Michael McBride
My guest on this episode is Michael McBride. And just as he did in Season 1 of the @ Sea podcast. He offers an invitation, a challenge and a wisdom that not only clarifies my place in the world around me, but also the path before me, through that world, as a culture maker.
Episode 23: Carlos Whittaker
The question “What do you do?" or "What do you do for a living?" it’s not so much a question about work as it is a way to figure out who someone is; a question of identity.
Episode 22: Sandra McCracken
The ways we move into and out of one another’s lives… the modality of relationship, is a matter of art. Sandra McCracken makes music that not only facilitates human connection but does so with a particularly thoughtful attentiveness. In our conversation, we consider whether or not it is that connection that makes art sacred… rather than a particular setting or use. Check it out.
Episode 20: Julie Bindel
This episode was recorded during a live @ Sea Event hosted in Concord, CA earlier this year. It was part of a series of events, planned in partnership with The Center For Bioethics and Culture. You’ll hear CBC founder Jennifer Lahl describe the work and focus of the CBC during the presentation. Check it out.
Episode 19: Adam Caress
I’m going go out on a limb and suggest that almost every music listener, even more casual fans, has been privy a conversation revolving around the idea of “selling out.” A conversation focused on what is happening or might happen to a band who is suddenly faced with the seemingly intractable dilemma…
Episode 18: Hanif Abdurraquib
My guest on this episode is poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib. In our brief conversation, I think you’ll find a vision of art, pop culture, industry and creativity in which there aren’t hard lines between diagnosis or analysis and a long, loving gaze and what human hands have made.
Episode 17: Dr. Todd Allen
Dr. Todd Allen has created multiple ways to educate folks about the Civil Rights movement, its geography, heroes and ways it continues.