RadioWest
RadioWest
Oct 28, 2020
RadioWest Book Club | Marilynne Robinson's 'Gilead'
50 min
On Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Dr. George Handley to discuss "Gilead," by Marilynne Robinson. GUEST Dr. George Handley is a professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University and the author of a number of books, including If Truth Were a Child: Essays [ IndieBound | Amazon | Bookshop ] and The Hope of Nature: Our Care for God's Creations . [ IndieBound | Amazon ] RadioWest excutive producer Cristy Meiners led this disucssion.
Faith Matters
Faith Matters
Faith Matters Foundation
55. Transformations of Faith - Thomas McConkie
*** Find out more at transformationsoffaith.org *** In this episode, we spoke with Thomas McConkie about something really exciting that he’s been working on over the past year in partnership with Faith Matters. Thomas has created an online course called Transformations of Faith. Many of our listeners are familiar with Thomas’s unique story. He’s a mindfulness teacher and practitioner of over 20 years, a committed and thoughtful Latter-day Saint, and a researcher and teacher in the field of adult development. In Transformations of Faith, Thomas draws on all three of these perspectives to create some truly transformative insights and practices. It’s an extraordinarily rich course with over 10 hours of teaching and guided meditations by Thomas, plus some fascinating conversations between Thomas and Adam Miller in which they dive deeper into the ideas in the course. Faith Matters is a non-profit organization, but we’ve made a substantial investment to produce this course because we believe what Thomas has to share  will be life-changing for many people. For that reason, the course is the first product we’ve made available for purchase through Faith Matters. We’re offering a discounted price of $98 for the first 100 purchasers. We’ve also decided to make financial aid available for those who can’t currently afford it — we don’t want money to be the reason anyone misses out on the course. Subscribers will also be able to access an audio-only version of the course on a private podcast channel. For those of us who have taken the course, it’s been a subject of constant conversation. Many of the ideas and practices Thomas shared have truly been life-changing and opened up new awareness for both of us about ourselves and others around us that we simply couldn’t see before. We expect we’ll be back to it over and over again to process and uncover new layers of meaning. We think it could be particularly helpful if you feel spiritually or emotionally stuck or stagnant, or if you struggle with anxiety. You can head to transformationsoffaith.org in order to see more detail about the course, watch a sample video, and enroll.  We had a ton of fun talking with Thomas about some of the most interesting and impactful moments in the course for this episode of the podcast. We can’t wait for you to listen and hope you enjoy the conversation.
57 min
Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast
Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast
Fisher
Episode 352 - Connecticut Man’s DNA Shocker and the Strange DNA Match That Could Have Led to the Wrong Conclusion, Ancestry’s Thanksgiving Gift
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with a salute to our veterans on this Veterans Day week. David then tells the story of the oldest living American vet. Hear who he is, his ridiculous age, and where and when he served. Next, a possible survivor camp for the early settlers of Roanoke may have been located. Catch the evidence for this intriguing site. Then, a man who obtained ten century old letters from an abandoned post office has gone to work to deliver them to living descendants. Plus, Psychology Today writes about why Americans are obsessed with family history… as if we need an explanation! Fisher then visits with Crista Cowan from Ancestry.com, one of our show sponsors. Crista talks about how Ancestry.com is going to help us all through our socially distanced Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, with free access to stories about your ancestors. Hear how it’s done and how you can get to the information! Crista Cowan, Ancestry's corporate genealogist, has worked at Ancestry since 2004. You can find Crista as The Barefoot Genealogist, hosting videos on Ancestry's social channels YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Tom Kelly from Shelton, Connecticut joins us next. Tom received a Christmas gift a while back that gave him an odd ethnicity result. With the help of Legacy Tree Genealogists (also one of our sponsors) he learned the truth about his parentage. But the full story might well have been missed because of an unusual DNA match. Paul Woodbury, DNA specialist at Legacy Tree, picks up Tom’s story and talks about the match that could easily have led to the wrong conclusion. Paul explains why it didn’t. Then, David returns for Ask Us Anything. The guys first deal with a question about 19th century “dead mail,” and then another about military commissions. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
44 min
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