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.


92 Pieces

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Caption: Matthew Fox
In November 2016 I released an interview with activist, Matthew Fox. This is a rebroadcast of that episode.

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Eden Collinsworth
What is right, wrong, good, bad? A discussion of morality in changing times.

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael P. Daley and Victoria Price
Interviews with Victoria Price, author of The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self, and Michael P. Daley, author of Bobby Bluejacket: T...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Sarah Sentilles and Eugenie Scott
Interviews with Sarah Sentilles, author of Breaking Up With God: A Love Story and Eugenie Scott, former executive director of the National Center f...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Michael Zimmerman and Barbara Kingsolver
This week hear an interview with science education activist, Michael Zimmerman, the founder of Evolution Weekend and the Clergy Letter Project, plu...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Carol Delaney and Brene Brown
Carol Delaney deconstructs the myth of Abraham and Isaac and Brene Brown challenges us to Dare Greatly.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Isaac Butler, co-author of The World Only Spins Forward
2018 is the 25th anniversary of Angels In America. Author of its oral history, The World Only Spins Forward discusses the influence of the play.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Psychotherapist Fran Shure
Psychotherapist, Frances Shure, explains the difficulty of accepting truths that shake our world-view.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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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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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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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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