26 episodes

On this podcast we attempt to let go of all the subtext and social barriers that hold us back. It isn’t about being right or wrong. We’re just trying to keep it real. We're also very grateful for cover art by rickybiddle.com

A Simple Life with Michael Jefferies Michael Jefferies

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

On this podcast we attempt to let go of all the subtext and social barriers that hold us back. It isn’t about being right or wrong. We’re just trying to keep it real. We're also very grateful for cover art by rickybiddle.com

    #22 Finding Spirituality in Improv with Michael Greenberg

    #22 Finding Spirituality in Improv with Michael Greenberg

    Chicago-based dermatologist and improvisational actor Michael Greenberg shares how the rules and practice of improv have enhanced his spiritual, professional, and personal life.

    Resources:

    crawlspacecomedy.com


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    • 43 min
    #21 Living on the Streets of Las Vegas with Tiffani Patlán

    #21 Living on the Streets of Las Vegas with Tiffani Patlán

    Tiffani Patlán, best-selling author of Unlocking Your Ability to Heal, shares how she grew up on the streets of Las Vegas after being kicked out by her mom, survived incestuous rape, and eventually became a christian.

    Resources:


    tiffanipatlan.com


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    • 2 hr 23 min
    #20b Behind the Scenes before the Interview

    #20b Behind the Scenes before the Interview

    This mini episode of the podcast gives listeners a little behind the scenes look by sharing a pre-interview conversation between Michael and his guest.


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    • 6 min
    #20a Martin Bunzl on Moral Philosophy

    #20a Martin Bunzl on Moral Philosophy

    In this episode I interview Martin Bunzl, a La Jolla-based author and professor of philosophy. Martin joins the podcast to promote his book, and generously engages in a conversation that ranges from philosophy to morality to environmentalism.

    Resources:

    Thinking while Walking: Reflections on the Pacific Crest Trail

    mbunzl.com


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    • 1 hr 53 min
    #19 Life as an Addict and Alcoholic

    #19 Life as an Addict and Alcoholic

    In this episode, I expose myself as a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. I start with early memories from childhood, then tell the story of the disease's progression in my life up till I lost a job, a friend, and a wife before reaching my bottom. The episode culminates with reflections and gratitude for the new life I’ve been given in recovery.

    Resources:


    Alcoholics Anonymous


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    • 52 min
    #18b Divorce, Abandonment, and God with Kristance Buelow

    #18b Divorce, Abandonment, and God with Kristance Buelow

    This is the second of a two-part interview with Kristance Buelow. During this portion of the interview, Kristance shares the story of losing her mother on her last day of high school; and how feeling abandoned by her church changed her opinion of God, and herself.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Amber-jane2 ,

You’re a part of the conversation

A Simple Life with Michael Jefferies is a refreshing, vulnerable podcast filled with real people who want to share their lives. Host invites you into the conversation with guests and asks thoughtful questions that help listener stay engaged. If you’ve experienced any of the following: addiction, poor body image/eating disorder, struggles in faith or religion, this podcast is for you! Even if you haven’t, someone in your life probably has so you should still listen :)

zfrbgftrbn ,

A Must Listen....seriously don't miss it!

A Simple Life with Michael Jefferies is a not-to-be missed podcast series! This is a program that welcomes dialog about many of the tough things in life that a person may encounter. Michael graciously opens the door, creating a judement free space allowing for his guests to share their real and raw stories. Subject matter that so many of us are itching to discuss but may lack the courage to do so. In a time where our world is becoming increasingly divided, "Yes vs. No," "Good vs. Evil," "Conservative vs. Liberal" yielding a divisive existence- Michael invites healthy conversations in a space where no one assigne a verdiect on who is right and who is wrong, rather a space to simply discuss what "IS." I hope you take the time to listen and enjoy it as much as we have!

TravelGril785 ,

Fascinating content

I really love how Michael presents the information in his podcast. When he is interviewing a subject you can tell he is genuinely interested in the answers to his questions. He makes sure to expand and follow up for more details when necessary. He allows his subject to breath. His episodes with just him are just as interesting. Being able to hear someone work out concepts and grow is a breath of a fresh air. Michael knows he has something to offer the world without pretending to have all the answers. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen and I would start with Steena’s episode.