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Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives

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Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives

    Self discovery — with a Hindu twist

    Self discovery — with a Hindu twist

    What happens when stories of your homeland are shrouded in secrecy and pain? Author Aatish Taseer is the son of an Indian Sikh and a Pakistani Muslim, whose search for his roots led him to Varanasi, the ‘spiritual capital of India’. And the mother and son duo behind Counting and Cracking reveal how the play helped them understand Sri Lanka's past.

    • 54 min
    Uprooting faith: Henry Olonga and Kathomi Gatwiri

    Uprooting faith: Henry Olonga and Kathomi Gatwiri

    Former fast-bowler Henry Olonga was forced to leave behind his career and country after he protested against the late Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe. So what gave shape to his convictions and values? And we hear how Kenyan-Australian academic Kathomi Gatwiri reclaimed her African identity after leaving religion.

    • 54 min
    Peaceful Eating

    Peaceful Eating

    Even if you find religion hard to stomach, you'll love cooking with Jeong Kwan, a Korean Buddhist nun who once starred in the Netflix series, Chef's Table.

    • 54 min
    The spirituality of the sea

    The spirituality of the sea

    Three women share how the ocean shapes their faith, and brings them closer to God.

    • 54 min
    Changing tune

    Changing tune

    A music special with Father Rob Galea, a Maltese-Australian Catholic priest and musician whose incredible story may soon be heading to Hollywood. And, the Ballarat-based gospel and world music group, Sweet Mona’s Choir.

    • 54 min
    Christos Tsiolkas: Doubt on the road to Damascus

    Christos Tsiolkas: Doubt on the road to Damascus

    How did the 2000-year-old conversion story of St Paul in the Bible inspire bestselling Australian author Christos Tsiolkas? We also meet popular children's author Susannah McFarlane, who had her own 'Damascus road' experience in her fifties.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Marzia Nicole ,

Interesting

I enjoy this program even though I don't consider myself a 'spiritual' person.
Topics are always interesting and the presenter has a lovely voice.

Ge_orginal ,

Insightful and Intelligent

I really enjoy Soul Search breadth of subject matter and the in depth interviews. I learn something new every episode.
Keep up the good work Meredith!

Damien JVC ,

Thoughtful, interesting; stories with depth

Impressive contemporary explorations of life purpose and meaning, through a diverse and nuanced collection of people’s beliefs and spiritualities. A valuable podcast that also contributes to a fuller understanding of (Australia’s) contemporary cultural life.

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