The Consciousness Shift
Conversations with Marc
Heroes of the Bible and the Quran
Luke's Perspective, and Ours
Straight from a Scientist
LyU podcasts are dynamic discussions proposing mind-expanding ideas. Five different podcasts all working toward/ trying to find/ finding the same thing: life. The excitement and enthusiasm of Life.
I host the first four. It is an honor. Each series has a different co-host, with each co-host presenting and adding his/ her/ their own intriguing perspective. The conversations we have are, well, forgive me for being blunt: great. Stimulating, and fun. I believe our talks can help many listeners, perhaps can assist you, too, dear reader, in finding more life. In thinking and living with larger visions.
The podcasts are recorded live and left unedited: call them podcast vérité. The audio is sometimes rough; and there are, occasionally, interruptions, as there are in life. If you can listen past the possible inconvenience you will be rewarded with new ideas. Buckle up.
The fifth podcast, Straight from a Scientist, is hosted by Connor Wander and Julian Dallmeier. The two bright and friendly scientists-in-training interview other scientists (and sometimes themselves) about, you guessed it, science. Specifically, they interview researchers about discoveries those researchers are making today. Their podcasts not infrequently touch on the gut-brain connection, the microbiome, and intermittent fasting.
Individual episode lengths vary; typical lengths are noted below.
You may want to listen at regular or, perhaps, 1.5 speed.
The Consciousness Shift podcast
Metaphysicians take an active, conscious role in the continuing development of reality. You, dear reader, are a metaphysician, in at least some ways; you add to our reality, too. Lisa Stancati tells us of hers. Her understanding can help you find/ in making yours. It has mine.
about 30 to 50 min
Conversations with Marc podcast
Personal experience and cultural history can be great teachers if one is open to learn and willing to grow (change). Marc Maynon is. Singer, songwriter, son of a pastor, all around good guy, we have been talking about monthly for a couple of years now. In this podcast, started at the end of 2017, we talk primarily about religion, philosophy, Christianity, and life today.
about 60 min
Heroes of the Bible and the Quran podcast
Hass Sartawi shares his knowledge of the Quran and I mine of the Bible. In these holy books, in our understanding and practice of what we believe them to be saying, God to be saying through them, we find Life. The podcast series looks at many of the many heroes the two books have in common including Abraham, Adam, David, and Jesus.
about 1hr45min to 2hrs45min
Luke's Perspective, and Ours podcast
Jesus is the man, and God, in Luke's understanding, and ours. Daniel Alexander and I read and grapple with the text of the book of Luke, chapter by chapter. We started at chapter seven and are continuing around the corner back to chapter six so will cover the whole book. In the chapters, in the book, we find Life-giving meaning for us today. An in-depth Bible study.
about 1hr45min to 2hrs45min
Straight from a Scientist podcast
Hosts Connor Wander and Julian Dallmeier talk about science, and what is being discovered in science by researchers today, in interviews with those same researchers. The podcast reveals parts of the observed world we live in; and shows, once again, what a wonder our world is.
about 30 to 60 min
The LyU podcasts were birthed at the start of winter, 2017. Julian, Connor, and I had, not too many days previous, reconnected on a three-way call across nine time zones (from Spain, North Carolina, and California, respectively) to catch up. We talked about what we were doing, about science, and meaning. Then they dropped their big news: they had decided to create a podcast (Straight from a Scientist). What is more, they invited me to participate. I jumped at the chance. I love talking, listening, learning, and growing; and helping those whose purposes I agree with. A few years earlier, I had, for a brief time, hosted an AM radio show in Palm Springs, CA; there I caught the radio bug, and, possibly, learned a few things. Podcasts were a natural, progressive step.
The idea of podcasting took firm hold of me. I wanted to have also my own podcasts, podcasts where the joy and understandings that were growing inside of me and others could be expressed. I found myself asking a few friends, interesting friends with thought-provoking, useful, and helpful perspectives of life, to be on podcasts with me. First Marc, then Daniel, then Lisa, and then Haas came on board.
And, as the saying goes, and is, in fact, always the case, the rest is history.
A blue sky above somewhere.