The Consciousness Shift
Heroes of the Bible and the Quran
Luke's Perspective, and Ours
Conversations with Marc
Straight from a Scientist
I host the first four podcasts. They are conversations recorded live, unscripted, and unrehearsed. We talk about subjects which matter to us and that may matter to you. The podcasts are not super-slick. They are unpolished, sometimes rough, sometimes disjointed, and, occasionally, temporarily interrupted. They are not easy-listening candy that needs little or no thought. In fact, by both their subject matter and their manner of delivery, they encourage thought. They request, almost require, active listening.
LukeyoutheU and its podcasts are, I am, in search of one thing: life. Life, and how to live it better. It is my hope and goal that by considering the podcasts, by attentively listening to them, you will develop your own better life. And add more, and better, to the world.
The last podcast, Straight from a Scientist, I do not host. It is hosted by two bright young men, Connor and Julian. They are burgeoning scientists who interview other scientists about, you guessed it, science. They talk about some very interesting stuff: about what is being discovered in science today, delivered by scientists, to you.
I am going to tell you what you probably already know: there are many, many good ways to live. These five are by no means the only ones. In presenting these podcasts, these five belief systems, I mean to engage you in your own thought process. Your own thinking about what you know and believe. To assist you in your own thinking and decisions by sparking new ideas and possibilities. To help you in more conscious living.
This is life we are talking about; concentrated listening is suggested.
I offer no magic potions, no pills, or drugs, no foolproof, always easy, or work-free ways; I am not going to tell you how you must live, or what, for sure, one hundred percent of the time, will make you happy and fulfilled. I am not presenting One Way. I am, with my co-hosts, presenting possibilities. We are presenting thoughts and ways of thinking about life, ways of living which make sense to me. Which I consider good. Which can help you find/ decide/ know your own good ways whether you follow any of these particular belief systems or not.
You may find playing the podcast at 1.5 speed helpful in both reducing your time commitment and in increasing your level of attention.
The Consciousness Shift podcast
Metaphysicians take an active, conscious role in the continuing development of reality. You are a metaphysician, in at least some ways, and add, too. Co-host Lisa Stancati presents her understanding of the way life is
Heroes of the Bible and the Quran podcast
Co-host Hass Sartawi shares his knowledge of the Quran and I share mine of the Bible as we look at many of the heroes the two holy books have in common. There are more than a few
Luke's Perspective, and Ours podcast
Jesus is the man, and God, in Luke's understanding, and ours. Co-host Daniel Alexander and I grapple with the potential meaning and import of the Book of Luke for us today. An in-depth Bible study
Conversations with Marc podcast
Personal experience and reflection can be great teachers if one is open to learn; and ready to apply; and willing to grow. Marc is one such person. We talk about what comes to our minds, primarily in the areas of religion, Christianity, and life today
Straight from a Scientist podcast
Hosts Connor Wander and Julian Dallmeier talk with other scientists about what is being discovered in science today. Interesting podcasts that can help us know more about the world we live in, and what a wonder it is
The LyU podcasts were birthed at the start of winter, 2017. Julian Dallmeier, Connor Wander, and I had, not too many days earlier, 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) and, what is more, 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, and there caught the radio bug. Podcasts were a natural step.
The idea of podcasting took 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 intriguing, thought-provoking 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 true, the rest is history.
A blue sky above somewhere.