The first episode of 2018 is small one, with a big question: In what way have our own stories been hidden from us? A short hospital stay got me all philosophical (which isn’t too hard to do, but still).

Intro/Outro: “Night Owl” by Broke for Free. Available in the Free Music Archive.

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This week’s guest is the Editor-in-Chief of, Asha Dahya.

In this conversation we talk about her childhood in Brisbane, Australia, moving to the State, and life in and beyond evangelicalism. In the second part we also talk about reproductive rights and how they are represented in evangelicalism.

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My guest this week is George Mekhail, one of the co-founders of the new organization, Church Clarity, as well as the Director for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at the Riverside Church in New York City.

We talk a lot about his life and experiences, and how much of that has led into his work at Church Clarity.

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Intro: “Night Owl” by Broke for Free
Interludes/Outros from the Clarity album by Jimmy Eat World
Tracks: “On A Sunday” and “Clarity”

This week’s guest is the musician David Bazan.

In this conversation, we talk about his Pentecostal upbringing, how he’s processed faith and doubt through his music, Trump and evangelicalism, the return of Pedro the Lion, and more.

Bazan is on tour right now. Learn more at Follow him on Twitter @davidbazan.

Bazan & Pedro the Lion songs in this episode:

“Hard to Be,” from Curse Your Branches [Bazan]
“Secrets of the Easy Yoke,” from It’s Hard to Find a Friend [Pedro]
“Harmless Sparks” from Curse Your Branches [Bazan]
“People,” from Strange Negotiations [Bazan]
“Magazine,” from Control [Pedro]
“Keep Trying,” from Care [Bazan]