No Small Endeavor

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Exploring what it means to live a good life.

What does it mean to live a good life? What is true happiness? How do we not just cope, but flourish? No Small Endeavor, formerly known as Tokens Show, examines these questions with host Lee C. Camp, and investigates the inseparable link between a good life and the pressing questions of society, culture, and the common good. You'll hear from best-selling authors, philosophers, scientists, artists, psychologists, theologians and even the occasional politician—courageous, impassioned people taking seriously the question of how to live a good life.


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80 Pieces

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Does pluralism result in discrimination? Must one choose a political side, either on the Left or the Right? And how can an ordinary life be an exce...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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What do Olympic athletes, world-class artists, elite academics, and successful business executives have in common? Ivy League psychologist and auth...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
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“Things didn’t come together vocationally for me until I was 50.” Now 84 years old, Parker Palmer tells about his experience seeking and finding vo...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
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Stress is a silent killer. But on some level, it’s an inevitable feature of life in our culture. So might there be a way for us to flourish when st...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:57
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What does it take to be happy? Gretchen Rubin describes her answer after “The Happiness Project,” a year-long process of trying everything from joi...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 54:58
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Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica… and spirituality? Rainn Wilson is known for playing Dwight Schrute on the hit TV show The Office. But in this e...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2023
  • Length: 54:57
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Why would anybody want to practice Sabbath? Judith Shulevitz discusses her book 'The Sabbath World,' which she wrote a over a decade ago to call at...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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How do you forgive the man who killed your son? Azim Khamisa tells the story of how he forgave the man who killed his only son Tariq, and how the e...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, Lee sits down with the former President of the United States… at least, that’s how many listeners may know Martin Sheen, an award-...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What happens when one of the country’s most outspoken critics of white male Christian political conservatism sits down with… well, a white male Chr...

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  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
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How do you reteach love to a community that society has deemed unloveable? Father Greg Boyle, founder of the largest gang-member rehabilitation and...

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  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Is business just for making money? Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s, discusses how his company found groundbreaking ways to go against the ...

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  • Added: May 10, 2023
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Our culture is brimming with endless access to massive hits of dopamine-fueled pleasure, so why are we still so unhappy? Anna Lembke and John Mark ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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After consistently eclipsing all other countries in the number of mass shootings per year, why is America still so obsessed with guns? And in the f...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What does climate change have to do with living a good life? Debra Rienstra discusses why we are only able to flourish when we care for the earth, ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How do you live a good life in a world of war, poverty, racism, violence, hunger, and climate destruction? “To do good means to stop the killing,” ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What do our bodies remember that our minds don’t? And what do our brains want more than chocolate, sex, or a sports car? Psychiatrist and author Dr...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What does it really take to be happy? Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz discuss the surprising results of what is known as the “World’s Longest Stud...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Christian culture in our day is full of superstars, but what if fame actually does more harm than good? Katleyn Beaty discusses how Christianity be...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2023
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
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What if the good life isn’t all about so-called productivity? Oliver Burkeman discusses his New York Times Bestseller 4000 Weeks, dispelling many c...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1