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Feeling down about the human condition? Looking for a glimmer of the spiritual in contemporary life? Constellation Prize, a podcast from The Believer magazine, talks to subjects about their existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives. The newest episodes include Nightwalking, a four-part mini series featuring the poet Terry Tempest Williams.

You can donate on our website: https://www.thebeliever.net/constellation-prize/

Constellation Prize The Believer Magazine & Bianca Giaever

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 182 Ratings

Feeling down about the human condition? Looking for a glimmer of the spiritual in contemporary life? Constellation Prize, a podcast from The Believer magazine, talks to subjects about their existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives. The newest episodes include Nightwalking, a four-part mini series featuring the poet Terry Tempest Williams.

You can donate on our website: https://www.thebeliever.net/constellation-prize/

    Nightwalking 1: A Call From Terry

    Nightwalking 1: A Call From Terry

    This is Episode 1 of our new 4-part series, Nightwalking.  
    Bianca receives a call from a famous writer, Terry Tempest Williams, who suggests they do a project together. They plan to embark on a ritual — taking walks at night, and writing each other daily letters. Terry promises that this will bring them closer to God. Bianca has doubts.
    Music by: Ishmael Ensemble, John Caroll Kirby, and Elori Saxl.

    • 29 min
    Nightwalking 2: Dark Country Roads

    Nightwalking 2: Dark Country Roads

    Bianca walks the dark country roads of Vermont, while Terry walks the quiet Utah canyons. Through their letters they grow closer, though it’s still unclear how the letters will reveal the divine. Meanwhile, Bianca’s grandfather says the project is stupid. Bianca is stressed, until she unexpectedly meets a lover.
     
    Music by: Greta Morgan, Peter Sandberg, Andy Mills, h hunt, Domenique Dumont, and Gideon Crevoshay.

    • 35 min
    Nightwalking 3: Coyotes

    Nightwalking 3: Coyotes

    Terry’s nightwalking ritual brings her closer to ecstasy. Bianca is still struggling. The moon continues to grow, until the final night of the project arrives. Terry is confident she will have a spiritual experience.
    Music by: The Westerlies, Greta Morgan, Lullatone, and Zubin Hensler.

    • 30 min
    Nightwalking 4: New York City

    Nightwalking 4: New York City

    In the final episode of the series, Bianca goes nightwalking in New York City and talks to strangers about God. She meets an exterminator, two lonely Russian men on a Tinder date, a bodega owner, a college student questioning her faith, and a costume designer mourning a lost lover, who seems to understand the whole project.
    Music by: Zubin Hensler, h hunt, and Sam Prekop.

    • 29 min
    Crossing Guard

    Crossing Guard

    Bianca goes looking for a stranger and meets Sophia, a school crossing guard. They spend six months together. Featuring: Sartre, twists, and organ music.

    • 38 min
    Caveh is God

    Caveh is God

    Nonfiction filmmaker Caveh Zahedi, creator of The Show About the Show, talks about how his relationship to God has changed over the course of his life. Featuring: mushroom trips, a metaphorical meat locker, and an earthworm.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

shmervin7 ,

Beautifully designed and recorded

I very much enjoyed all of this podcast and what it had to tell show and teach. Keep up the great work and I look forward to listening to more of her projects in the future.

Maryam in Marrakesh ,

Absolutely a talent!

So grateful for the intro by Rumblestrip on this amazing podcast. Bianca is just such a talent and the music and flow are perfection itself. Waiting for her to be snapped up to do something very important in radio.

_SAP_ ,

Thoughtful and lovely to listen to

The first episode Crossing Guard is deeply beautiful. One of my favorite podcast episodes ever.

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