Episode #63 Sleeping At Last Re-release

 

Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal.

You may know Sleeping At Last from various Films and TV Shows such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1, The Fault in Our Stars, Grey's Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, Criminal Minds, Bones, Believe, Vampire Diaries and many more.  

He has collaborated or sang with many artists including Jon Foreman, Billy Corgan, Van Dyke Parks, Paul Von Merens, John Goodmanson, Alanis Morissette and many more.  

Ryan recently scored the upcoming feature documentary film, “Many Beautiful Things” which will release in 2015, along with an official motion picture soundtrack.

Web:  www.sleepingatlast.com            Twitter: @sleepingatlast              Instagram: sleepingatlast

Episode #62 Doug Pagitt The Wild Goose & Running Slower

Doug Pagitt is the pastor of a faith community in Minneapolis, MN called Solomon's Porch. He is also an author of several books, most recently Flipped, The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God.  He is also the host of the podcast, Tick, Talk, Take. He is a novice ultra-runner and lives in Edina, MN with his wife. He has 4 young adult children and one grandchild.  

Twitter: @Pagitt

Instagram: @DougPagitt

Website: www.dougpagitt.com

Episode #61 Jonathan & Sharifa Stevens Interracial Marriage & Believing People's Pain

Two first generation Americans from vastly different backgrounds found love and have done (and are doing) the difficult work of allowing their love to change each other and now, us.  Sharifa Stevens is a communicator (writer, speaker and singer) and emphasizes the intersection of culture and theology.  Jonathan started a coffee business off of a Ural Motorcycle with a built in espresso machine.  He is a natural connector, teacher and builder.  Together the two live in Dallas, Texas with their two children.  

Episode #60 Re-release of Brian McLaren Episode

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. 

Brian has served on a number of boards, including Emergent Villiage, Sojourners, International Teams and, The Seattle School, and his a founding member of Red Letter Christians. He has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline and On Being.  Brian's work has been covered by other news outlets such as Time, The Washington Post, Huffington Post and Christianity Today.

Brian resides in Florida with his wife Grace. He has four grown children and five grandchildren.  

Episode #59 Kristen Regan Exploring Racial Identity

Kristen is a friend of the podcast, on a journey of articulating her identity, and doing so through the medium of her hair. Up until 2 years ago, she had always chemically straightened her hair, and has recently gone through the (long) process of growing out her natural curls. This inefficient process has allowed her to connect w her self and feel a greater sense of connection to her roots! (No pun intended although Kristen loves bad puns.) She lives in Austin, TX w her husband who has cheered her on, inspired her, and held her up in this rough period of hair growth and personal growth. If you see her around town, do not use the word "cool" to describe her hair.

Episode #58 Matt Gets Interviewed

Matt Inman is host of Inefficiency Podcast and a psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, Texas. He normally serves as the question maker for the podcast but this episode, the tables are turned and Dallas based psychologist Michael Leach asks the questions while Matt appreciates them and possibly answers a couple of them.  This swap is timely in helping Matt work through his decision making process and creativity in expanding Inefficiency from just a podcast and into an organization. This is the type of conversation that moves us out of our fearful positions and into the spaces where we can jump into the unknown.

Episode #56 Epic Fail w/ Matt Inman

I have been waiting for this big moment for over two years and it has finally happened! I worked diligently to get a good episode together with some dear friends of mine on burnout and with one push of a button (and yes, one additional button push confirming) I erased the interview, all my edits and the intro and outro.  GONE!  So here is me verbally processing this sad, sad event and working through out.  Inefficiency.