Vital Conversations – Podcast Roundup – October 25

Five New Must-Listen Podcast Episodes!!!
Krista Tippett, Luci Shaw, Richard Foster,
Brandan Robertson, MORE


These podcasts can be downloaded from the iTunes store
or from the links below.


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[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”1101980311″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”163″]On a special episode of On Being, the tables are turned, and Krista Tippett is interviewed about the practice of conversation in our fragmented age. “Right now we have work to do to create the spaces and the trust to even have the kinds of conversations I’m talking about. The work is bigger. A conversation begins before any words are spoken. The tone is set. What is possible is framed. So that’s what I think of, also, when I think of conversation. I think of the fact that conversation done well strengthens relationship, and we certainly need relationship.”

*** Our Top 10 Episodes of On Being




[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”0062803883″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”167″]On the Renovare podcast, father and son Nathan and Richard Foster (author of the classic book, [easyazon_link identifier=”0062803883″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Celebration of Discipline[/easyazon_link]), bring us along for a hike on a Colorado trail as they have a heart to heart chat about solitude, silence, leadership, and special rocks.




[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”0310353408″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”168″]On a superb episode of The Madeleine podcast, poet Luci Shaw talks about her decades-long friendship with Madeleine L’Engle. Host Sarah Arthur, author of the Madeleine L’Engle biography [easyazon_link identifier=”0310353408″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]A Light So Lovely[/easyazon_link] interviews poet Luci Shaw, L’Engle’s longtime friend, about their practice of prayer, their arguments, & one iconic memory.



Strong Towns is one of our favorite podcasts, providing resources for the flourishing of the places in which we live. In this new episode, Jacob Moses talks with Alissa Walker, urbanism editor at Curbed, who didn’t formally study cities. Instead, she walked her neighborhood. She rode her bike. She took public transportation (with her daughter, too!) and documented her observations throughout. The result, as you’ll learn in this episode, was that Alissa gained an important lesson that all self-identifying urbanists should memorize by heart: “Living in cities is personal, and that’s why writing about those cities also has to be personal—that’s how we make change.”



[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”250″ identifier=”0827237189″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”162″]And finally, Seth Price, host of the Can I Say this at Church? Podcast, interviews Brandan Robertson about his new book,[easyazon_link identifier=”0827237189″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace[/easyazon_link]. Does your church practice inclusion in a way that is truly self evident? What does that even mean? If I’m inclusive what do I need to change and what, if anything, will that mean for my comfort zones? Join Pastor Brandan and host Seth Price in this conversation.



C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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