I am interested in life, and I am going to guess, dear reader, that you are too. I want to live a satisfying life, to have fun in it, and to grow. I also, very much, want to add to it. To add to life not for my benefit alone but also for that of others, and for future generations. Even, the planet. Perhaps you want the same.
LyU podcasts are conversations toward those ends. They are, at their root, discussions of how I and others find and create meaning. The specific perspectives include Science, History, Religion, the Bible, Metaphysics, and Everyday Life.
The podcasts are informal and unscripted, rough and real. They are also unedited unless noted.
Introductions to the shows and my cohosts are below. See about Jake for information about me.
PODCASTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED BUT ARE NOT YET LIVE except for Straight from a Scientist, link below. Please check back later for other podcasts.
Notes on Luke
with Daniel Alexander
Daniel is an English teacher and football coach who reads the Bible and wants to increase his faith. We discuss the book of Luke, asking what the Spirit is saying to us through it today. How can we better understand life, Jesus, God, the Universe, God-who-is-within us? We talk about the verses, events, and ideas which most speak to us, chapter by chapter.
We started at chapter 7. Step in where you would like. Reading the specific chapter in question before listening to a podcast is recommended but not required.
The Consciousness Shift
with Lisa Stancati
New York, NY
Lisa walked away from her longtime position as an in-house lawyer for a major sports media company because, well, she felt she had to. An inner-awakening led her to a personal consciousness shift, and to the awareness that a consciousness shift is happening globally. We talk Big Picture.
Conversations with Marc
with Marc Maynon
Marc is a full-time singer/ songwriter from, and working in, the San Francisco Bay Area. He and I talk about once a month. Our discussions center around the philosophical, religious ideas, and the Bible.
Heroes of the Quran & the Bible
with Hass Sartawi
El Dorado Hills, CA
Hass is a student and follower of the Quran and a faithful Muslim. He studies the Quran in the original ancient Arabic and seeks to live by the truths he feels it reveals. In this series, he and I compare Quranic and Biblical stories and understandings of famous heroes the two holy books have in common.
I am also a huge proponent of and believer in science. The perspective of science adds enormously to the world. It adds significantly to our lives.
I am honored to serve as advisor to the Straight from a Scientist podcast.
Straight from a Scientist
Connor Wander/ Julian Dallmeier
Chapel Hill, NC/ Pamplona, Spain
Neuroscientists-in-training Connor and Julian interview and discuss what is being discovered by research scientists working today and the practical applications they find from their and their interviewee’s scientific understandings.
Podcasts are sometimes edited for clarity