An essay followed by a discussion regarding God, mystery, agnosticism, desert monks, heresy, race relations and a bunch of other stuff all set off by a quote by Friar Richard Rohr.

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Journey to the West is an epic piece of Chinese literature of which researcher Jim McClanahan comes Back By The Woodpile to give us a thorough introduction!

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Help Jim by participating in his Journey to the West Survey!

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Keith Harris comes Back By the Woodpile to talk car restoration, Southern Gospel, Satanists and school bus driving! 

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Evansville, Indiana is located on the bottom of Indiana and we're going to take a tour of the town via some of the personalities from back in the day! 

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Transforming and transmitting pain, grateful for the moments, lamenting the finite, aping other’s spiritual actions, forgiving the undeserving and the towel people are all discussion in this episode’s philosophical exchange!

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Audio engineer Matt Hamilton comes Back by the Woodpile to talk about his work in the film industry, his adventures around the world, the philosophy of Viktor Frankl, experimental guitar work and getting schooled by Robert Fripp.    

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Simple Minds, Flock 14 and The Choir are what's on tap on this episode of 1980's music we're dusting off! And to help us do it is TrueTunes.com's John J Thompson!

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Reverend Marvin Hightower returns Back By the Woodpile to talk about his involvement with the Door of Hope crises pregnancy center, the time his mother tried to abort him, his views on the pro-choice/pro-life debate, American race relations and the joy and pain of fatherhood.

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Forgotten jams from the like best ever decade! This time around Cat Taylor helps us discuss the careers of The Professionals, Q-Feel, Divinyls, EG Daily, Guadalcanal Diary and Diesel.

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Welcome to Brick Bulb Town where you'll meet folks like Swuandy Howtoefah, Farnky Smearcake, Clunk Shoetoucher the Jerk Kicker General, Ting Tap the tinker twister and the adorable Plubby. But against the nightmares of scraping sounds, all is not all is right in the town and Swuandy is determined get to the bottom of it!  

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Martha Stevenson, a volunteer counselor at Door of Hope crisis pregnancy center, talks about helping those recovering from poor choices, sexual abuse, drug addiction, abortion and much more.  

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Philisophical haggling of ideas! On this episode we talk the safety of loneliness, the last thoughts before execution, courage to protect others at one’s own risk, the rotten meat of nightmares, the arogance of youth, the energy of youth and much more.

 

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