34 episodes

Each episode, Bruce Reyes-Chow is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads.

Pull up a chair and welcome to BRC & Friends!

BRC & Friends Bruce Reyes-Chow

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Each episode, Bruce Reyes-Chow is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads.

Pull up a chair and welcome to BRC & Friends!

    E52 Bruce and Laura chat with John Edgerton

    E52 Bruce and Laura chat with John Edgerton

    Welcome to The BRC and Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place.
    In Episode 52, Bruce (he/him), along with co-host Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) speaks with guest John Edgerton, lead pastor at First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois, and also the first white guest on the podcast since its reboot.
    Bruce begins by asking John and Laura, “What is something that you have no control over, but brings you joy.” But first, Bruce shares a personal update: he’s completed his tenure as pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. Thanks to long Covid, he’s taking a break but will still continue to podcast.
    John’s church in Oak Park recently became a target of right-wing ire when the congregation launched a Lenten program called ‘fasting from whiteness’ where they decided to only going to music composed by non-white composers. The news travelled far and wide — including to the UK, where it was covered by The Daily Mail — and John was at the receiving end of accusations of ‘reverse racism’ and the decision was called ‘wokeness run amok’.
    You’ll find out how Bruce got embroiled in all of this, waking up to a bunch of alerts on Google for his name.
    The hosts and guest also speak about Chicago’s history of segregation and anti-racist activism, and how white-centredness can be extricated from Christian culture.
    Thanks for listening!
    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE OF BRC AND FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow)
    CONNECT WITH FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF OAK PARK
    Website: https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com (https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedoakpark (https://www.facebook.com/firstunitedoakpark)

    PLATFORMS AND PRODUCTION
    Sound Editing and Shownotes by Sindhuri Nandhakumar (See below)
    Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1)
    Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow)

    BRC and FRIENDS
    Subscribe to BRC and Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen)
    Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends)

    CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano)

    CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ
    Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev (https://www.instagram.com/haparev)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz (https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz)

    CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks (https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks (https://twitter.com/kyremesparks)
    Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff)

    CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES
    Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com (http://mickyscottbeyjones.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj (https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones (https://twitter.com/iammickyjones )

    HOST AKA BRC: Bruce Reyes-Chow
    Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com (http://www.reyes-chow.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow (https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breyeschow...

    • 46 min
    E51 Bruce, Micky, and Laura Chat with David Magdael

    E51 Bruce, Micky, and Laura Chat with David Magdael

    Welcome to The BRC and Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place.
    In Episode 51, Bruce, along with co-hosts Laura Mariko Cheifetz (she/her) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her) speaks with guest David Magdael (he/him). David is a media strategist for documentary films and indies, and talks about his trip to the SXSW festival in Austin, and how the films that he’s worked on recently have been directed by Asian Pacific filmmakers. He discusses https://www.badaxefilm.com/ (BAD AXE), the documentary that won the Audience favourite award at SXSW, and how it chronicles the experience of a Cambodian-American family in rural Michigan.
    As for the Oscars, we also heard about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sh7xw_OdQk (ASCENSION), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFJPTj94aM (WHEN WE WERE BULLIES) and
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPFkcoTfr7g (QUEEN OF BASKETBALL).
    David also talks about how, for him, life started at 32 and marvels at how the ‘Filipino boy from South Stockton, 95209’ built a business that allows him to be in the presence of filmmakers while their lives change. He also shares advice for Micky’s daughter, currently in film school, about pursuing her calling and talks about his version of ‘80-20’ rule.
    Thanks for listening!
    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE OF BRC AND FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE: https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow)
    CONNECT WITH DAVID MAGDAEL AND ASSOCIATES: DMAG PR
    Website: https://www.dmagpr.com (https://www.dmagpr.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmagpr (https://www.instagram.com/dmagpr)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMagPR (https://twitter.com/DMagPR)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmagpr (https://www.facebook.com/dmagpr)


    PLATFORMS AND PRODUCTION
    Sound Editing and Shownotes by Sindhuri Nandhakumar (See below)
    Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1)
    Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow)

    BRC and FRIENDS
    Subscribe to BRC and Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen)
    Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends)

    CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano)

    CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ
    Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev (https://www.instagram.com/haparev)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz (https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz)

    CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks (https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks (https://twitter.com/kyremesparks)
    Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff)

    CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES
    Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com (http://mickyscottbeyjones.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj (https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones (https://twitter.com/iammickyjones )

    HOST AKA BRC: Bruce Reyes-Chow
    Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com (http://www.reyes-chow.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow (https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow)
    Twitter:...

    • 1 hr
    E50 Bruce Chats with Co-Hosts, Jorge Bautista and Micky Scottbey Jones

    E50 Bruce Chats with Co-Hosts, Jorge Bautista and Micky Scottbey Jones

    Welcome to The BRC and Friends Podcast where you will get to know activists, artists, academics, and adventurers who are committed to making the world a better place.
    In Episode 50 you get to meet the other two co-hosts of the show: Jorge Bautista (he/him) and Micky Scottbey Jones (she/her). Jorge is a pastor at a United Church of Christ congregation in San Mateo, California. Micky is a coach and justice doula, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and she sees her work as a doula being translated to other avenues of life — where she accompanies people who are birthing something into the world.
    Bruce chats with his co-hosts to get to know them a bit better, starting with figuring out how he met both of them. Did he meet Micky at a conference and walk up to her after realizing they were the only two people of color in the room? He can’t remember, but this sounds quite realistic. Bruce and Jorge chat about how they met at a protest event in support of migrants crossing the border to the US, and about being handcuffed together in a police vehicle.
    You can expect chats about childhood memories evoked by scents (peach turnovers, microwaved popcorn) and why our hosts don’t fully understand why the NFL, horror movies, and beer are as widely liked as they are.
    Thanks for listening!
    BECOME A PATRON FOR AS LITTLE AS $1 AN EPISODE
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    NUTS AND BOLTS
    Recorded on Squadcast: https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1 (https://squadcast.fm/?ref=brucereyeschow1)
    Hosted by Captivate: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow (https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=brucereyeschow)
    Sound Editing and Shownotes: https://www.fiverr.com/sindhurin

    BRC and FRIENDS
    Subscribe to BRC and Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen)
    Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/ (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends (https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends)

    CO-HOST: JORGE BAUTISTA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano/ (https://www.instagram.com/curious_xicano/)

    CO-HOST: CONNECT WITH LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ
    Website: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/laura-cheifetz)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haparev
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmcheifetz

    CO-HOST: AMY KIM KYREMES-PARKS
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyremesparks/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyremesparks
    Website: https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff/ (https://gcpcusa.org/who-we-are/gcpc-staff/)

    CO-HOST: MICKY SCOTTBEY JONES
    Website: http://mickyscottbeyjones.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electric_lady_msj/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/iammickyjones

    HOST AKA BRC: BRUCE REYES-CHOW
    Website: http://www.reyes-chow.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/breyeschow
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breyeschow
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/breyeschow

    • 50 min
    E49 Bruce Chats with Co-hosts, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, and Laura Mariko Cheifetz

    E49 Bruce Chats with Co-hosts, Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, and Laura Mariko Cheifetz

    SOME ADULT CONTENT PG-13+
    Welcome to BRC and Friends, an uplifting podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow talks with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place. Each episode, Bruce is joined by some awesome co-hosts and guests as they discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into their heads.
    Starting off Episode 49, on the right side of the sun with good friends and co-hosts, Amy Kim (pronounced Amy Kim) Kyremes-Parks and Laura Mariko Cheifetz. Amy and Laura have been friends with Bruce for quite some time and have no problem being an open book discussing their memorable childhood smells, sharing personal views regarding sports, and throwing in comedic jabs, which makes this podcast refreshing to tune into. If you wanted to use Amy Kim’s laugh for sound effects, I’m sure you could always hit her up about any inquiries.
    Speaking of refreshing, in this Episode, the trio touches on politics in sports and baseball, the mental toll on our children and teens in today’s world, memorable childhood smells, quotable therapy moments, tattoos, and how you shouldn’t go to Orange Theory with your mom. The knowledgeable and welcoming minds the three have, really makes you feel at home in this Episode.
    If you don’t know already Bruce Reyes-Chow, is an American Teaching Elder (Pastor) of the Presbyterian Church. Reyes-Chow received his BA in Asian American Studies, Sociology and Religion from San Francisco State University in 1990 and received his Masters of Divinity in 1995 from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is loved by his wife, Robin, of 31 years and their 3 children. After living 30 years in San Francisco they decided to move to the bouje land of Palo Alto, where they’re still looking for legit Filipino food. If anyone knows good joints, slide into his Dm’s faster than Ross, of Friends, leathers up his pants with lotion.
    Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks, serves as Director of Formation for children, youth, and their families at a Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. Loved by her partner Justin, son Isaiah, daughter Natalie and of course two fur babies at home in Asheville, North Carolina. Her contagious laugh stretches all the way back to her hometown Salt Lake City, Utah. If you don’t like white gravy, then Amy just might be your person, click play to see what she has to say about it.
    Laura Mariko Cheifetz, not only is she most active on Twitter she is also active in the community as the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Vocation, and Stewardship. Loved by her partner Jessica Vazquez Torres, who is the National Program Manager for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training and welcomed home by their rescue pup in Nashville, Tennessee. Quickly wanted to point out that Laura is originally from the Pacific Northwest, not Tennessee, where Signal video calls are a common way of communication in her household, while at home. Tune in to find out how she really feels about that.
    Thank you for tuning into BRC and Friends, follow, subscribe, and support for more Episodes!
    Subscribe to BRC and Friends: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm/listen)
    Listen to the Episodes: https://brc-friends.captivate.fm (https://brc-friends.captivate.fm)
    For as little as $1 an episode, become a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow)

    Key Highlights
    [05:27] When Bruce, Amy, and Laura first met
    [09:30] Memorable Childhood Smells
    [12:02] Sports Views
    [14:10] Friends with NPR Show and Cartoonist
    [17:49] Culty Things and Orange Theory
    [19:50] Why people don’t like white gravy, pumpkin spice and Seinfeld
    [24:32] Child of God Questions
    [28:55] Check your comp-Ass
    [30:53] What do you have strong feelings about?
    Memorable Quotes
    “I’d prefer that you didn’t” - Robin
    “If we lose on Saturday, I’m...

    • 41 min
    2022 Trailer: The Big Co-Host Announcement

    2022 Trailer: The Big Co-Host Announcement

    Trailer for the 2022 Season of BRC & Friends including the announcement of three new co-hosts.

    • 3 min
    E48 Bruce chats with Terrell Carter

    E48 Bruce chats with Terrell Carter

    Welcome to BRC & Friends, a podcast where Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventures who are committed to making the world a more thoughtful, loving, and just place.In episode 48, Bruce sits down with Terrell Carter, pastor, artist, nonprofit executive director, and author of Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel of Generosity and Justice, available May 15th from Judson Press. Bruce and Terrell discuss the disconnect present in white Evangelical Christianity between scriptural beliefs and sociopolitical alignments. Terrell shares his experience transitioning from the conservative African American church experience of his youth to the white fundamentalist landscape he encountered in academia. He also discusses the period of time he spent working as a police officer, and how it did not protect him from harassment by law enforcement. They discuss recent police violence against Black and Brown people, and how American policing and society at large are built to uphold white supremacy.To wind down, they discuss Dr. Who nostalgia as a comfort watch and escape from reality, their shared enjoyment of Bruno Mars, and ask the hard-hitting question: is David Bowie the only white musician?Thanks for listening, please subscribe, like, and share!Connect with Terrell Carter:Website: https://terrellcarter.net (https://terrellcarter.net) Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcarterstl (https://twitter.com/tcarterstl) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tcarterstl/ (https://www.instagram.com/tcarterstl/) Preorder Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel of Generosity and Justice: https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/J289/taking-apart-bootstrap-theology.aspx (https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/J289/taking-apart-bootstrap-theology.aspx) --------------------------------------------Become a patron and support Bruce’s Podcast making on Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow (https://www.patreon.com/breyeschow)Listen to all of Bruce's Podcast tomfoolery:Spreaker (MAIN): http://bit.ly/brcspreaker (http://bit.ly/brcspreaker)Apple iTunes: http://bit.ly/brcfriends (http://bit.ly/brcfriends)Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3aiYPa7 (https://bit.ly/3aiYPa7)Audible: https://adbl.co/2RBLpiF (https://adbl.co/2RBLpiF)Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3uFnXPR (https://spoti.fi/3uFnXPR)iHeartRadio: https://ihr.fm/3s4CgMc (https://ihr.fm/3s4CgMc)You can also view the unedited video recordings on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/breyeschow (https://www.youtube.com/breyeschow)Connect with Bruce on the socialsWebsite: http://www.reyes-chow.com (http://www.reyes-chow.com)Twitter: https://twitter.com/breyeschow (https://twitter.com/breyeschow)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow (https://www.instagram.com/breyeschow)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breyeschow (https://www.facebook.com/breyeschow)Bruce's dogs would be very happy if you subscribed to and rated this podcast and they would be over the moon if you followed, liked, tagged, and shared this podcast on —Twitter: https://twitter.com/brcandfriends (https://twitter.com/brcandfriends)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends (https://www.instagram.com/brcandfriends)Facebook: a href="https://www.facebook.com/brcandfriends"...

    • 45 min

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