Progressive Spirit

Series produced by John Shuck

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Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace.

Progressive Spirit is a weekly hour-long program about spirituality and social justice. Listen to interviews with top scholars, authors, social justice activists, and spiritual leaders from around the world. Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace. Always interesting, informative, and cutting edge.


68 Pieces

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Caption: Psychotherapist Fran Shure
Psychotherapist, Frances Shure, explains the difficulty of accepting truths that shake our world-view.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Peter Carter and Elizabeth Woodworth, Unprecedented Crime
Climate Scientist Peter Carter calls out the villains who are destroying Earth.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Anthony Flaccavento and Linda Kohanov
Learning Leadership from Master Herders and Building the Economy from the Bottom Up.

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Dr. Brian Keating
Astrophysicist Brian Keating discusses his book, "Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor."

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  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Scholars and religious leaders explore the impact of Husayn and the devotion of the 20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine. Part 2 of 2.

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  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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The Ongoing Nakba: Interviews with Waddah Sofan, Gilad Atzmon, and Richard Toll

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  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Scholars and religious leaders explore the impact of Husayn and the devotion of the 20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine. Part 1 of 2.

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  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom
A leading authority on Israel/Palestine tells the story of Gaza's martyrdom and its stand for liberation.

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  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Angela Yarber and Family
Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber discusses the revolutionary work of the Holy Women Icons Project. As an intersectionally ecofeminist organization, the Holy ...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Bishop John Shelby Spong with host John Shuck
Bishop John Shelby Spong talks with me about his life’s work, Christianity’s future, and a faith that asks the right questions.

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: David Skrbina, The Jesus Hoax
Dr. David Skrbina makes the case that Christianity started as a hoax by Paul.

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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Caption: Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity
Bart Ehrman asks how did a religion that began with a small group of illiterate day laborers become the dominant religion of the Roman Empire in ju...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: John Dominic Crossan and Sarah  Sexton Crossan
John Dominic Crossan discusses the Christian myth through his book Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and East Kept the Original Easter Vision.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Johann Hari author of Lost Connections and Chasing the Scream
Johann Hari discusses his book, "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions."

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Melba Beals
Melba Beals, one of the nine African-American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, tells her story of faith under fire.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Aisha Jumaan, Mohammad Al-Nimr, John Shuck at Roots of Conflict Presentation at Portland State University, February 3rd 2018
Aisha Jumaan and Mohammad Al-Nimr Expose the US involvement with Saudi Aggression

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Ira Israel, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You Are An Adult
Therapist, Ira Israel, outlines a path to authenticity.

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
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Dr. Samuel Harrington, MD, is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life. He argues the case for taking a clear-eyed yet compa...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Richard Elliott Friedman, The Exodus & Wayne Potter and Pam Brown
Biblical scholar, Richard Friedman, makes the case for an historical exodus and its influence on humanity.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
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Caption: Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects and Engineers of 9/11 Truth
Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage presents the science.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
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