Everyone's Agnostic Podcast (spirituality)
Cass & Bob interview people you don't know about a subject no one wants to talk about--losing faith in the supernatural.
Episode 106 Wm Paul Young author of "The Shack"

Cass interviews New York Times’ best-selling author William Paul Young. Young is the author of “The Shack,” “Cross Roads,” and “Eve”-- a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional beliefs. Afterward, Cass and former guest of the podcast, Tony Woodall (episode 29).

Paul’s life is filled with tragedy. Raised as a third culture kid in the jungles of New Guinea, his first identity was tribal, however that tribe had no respect or reverence for his personal or sexual autonomy as a boy.

We taped this episode on June 4th, 2016. If you’re liking our show, please subscribe to it, give it 5 stars, and/or leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Also, you can support us monetarily through our Patreon page. That’s patreon.com/eapodcast. 

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

Wm Paul Young’s Amazon site

The IMDB site of The Shack movie

Direct download: Ep_106_Paul_Young.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 11:21pm CST
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Episode 92 Melinda & Jamin Ellis

Cass & Bob interview Melinda and Jamin Ellis. They are a married couple who originally met in church and one of them has “left the farm” so to speak. Jamin is now an atheist and Melinda remains a Christian. We talk about how that works, the challenges they face, and what they’re doing to keep their genuine love for one another from being short-circuited by religious differences. 

We taped this talk on March 13th, 2016. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn  and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work. That’s patreon.com slash ea podcast.

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson
The segue music on this episode is Duke’s Lullaby by Steve Gadd

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep92_Melinda__Jamin_Ellis.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 10:42pm CST
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Episode 70 Krista Tippett

Cass Midgley & Dr. Bob Pondillo welcome Krista Tippett, host of the NPR program “On Being.” Krista is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation."

http://onbeing.org/

We taped this talk on Oct 19th, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson
All other music is by Cass Midgley

 

Direct download: Ep70_Krista_Tippett.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 2:12pm CST
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Ep65 Becky Garrison, Religious Satirist

Cass Midgley & Dr. Bob Pondillo interview religious satirist, Becky Garrison, author of “Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church: Eyewitness Accounts of How American Churches are Hijacking Jesus, Bagging the Beatitudes, and Worshipping the Almighty Dollar,” as well as, “The New Atheist Crusaders and Their Unholy Grail: The Misguided Quest to Destroy Your Faith.” Becky has a keen eye on religion and culture. Becky’s father with an abusive alcoholic Anglican priest. She pursues healing through mindfulness, non-violent communication, humanism, and spirituality.

This conversation was taped on September 19th, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro music is from "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music written and performed by Cass Midgley

 

Direct download: Ep_65_Becky_Garrison.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 5:39pm CST
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Episode 43 - Author Reba Riley "Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome"

Author Reba Riley was raised charismatic evangelical, a graduate of the Focus on the Family Institute, comforted by the safety and certainty of living without doubts.  Then the questions came and eventually the bottom fell out and, like many of us, Reba had to rediscover herself and reality. She visits over 30 different religious experiences in a pilgrimage ala Eat Pray Love.  

Her book, “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: a Memoir of Humor and Healing in 30 Religions,” is that story. 

Taped on April 18th, 2015. Co-hosts Cass Midgley & Bob Pondillo

Patreon.com/eapodcast

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" introduction by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

"Never Know" by Jack Johnson

Percussion by Cass Midgley

Direct download: Episode_43_-_Reba_Riley.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 9:30pm CST
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Episode 37 - Kathy Escobar

Guest: Kathy Escobar, author of “Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward when Everything You Believe is Falling Apart.” She is co-pastor of the refuge, an eclectic faith community in north denver, and mother of 5. She’s an advocate for friends in hard places, a trained spiritual director, teacher and facilitater of events, workshops, and groups. 

I see Kathy as one of those who deconstructed her faith down to the bare bones and kept some of the bones specifically, Jesus.  Bob and I have intermingle these progressive Christian guests with those who have completely deconstructed everything because we suspect our listeners (and most Americans) are somewhere in this continuum between fundamentalist Christian asshole and atheist asshole. 

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a tip jar for our work.  

This show was taped on March 14th, 2015. 

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" introduction by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

"Never Know" by Jack Johnson

“Breathe” by Blue Stone

http://kathyescobar.com/

http://therefugeonline.org/

 

 

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Kathy_Escobar.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 12:40pm CST
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Episode 29 - Pastor Tony Woodall

Tony was raised in the Church of Christ here in Tennessee.  He was moved by signs and wonders to Charismatic Pentacostalism.  But it all imploded and life spiraled downward.  When he returned years later to ministry, it was all about Love and helping those in need.  He's a good ole Southern boy with a big heart!    

Direct download: Episode_29_-_Tony_Woodall.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 2:19pm CST
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Episode 22 - Rabbi Rami

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is a zen rabbi, reform rabbi, has a doctorate in religious studies, and initiated into the Ramakrishna Order of Vedanta Hinduism.  He is a world renowned lecturer and author, who has been bringing the perennial wisdom of the world’s religions to spiritual seekers of every faith and none for over forty years.

Direct download: episode_22_final.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 11:11am CST
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Episode 19 - Sherri

Sherri's journey from hyper-Calvinism to a universe where anything is possible, including polyamory and unicorns.  Joined by her closet atheist friend Kayla.  It's a theological foursome with Bob & Cass.  

Direct download: Episode_19_-_Sherri.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 3:31pm CST
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Episode 17 - Kim

Kim's journey out of her Church of Christ family legacy and the scarlet letter it pinned on her (twice) has not diminished her love of spiritual speculation regarding the ontological questions.  She's an open book, unashamed of her humanity and expresses that on her blog, "The Cultivated Mother."  Great talk, see ya out there!  

Direct download: Episode_17_-_Kimberly.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 2:35pm CST
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