14 episodes

Host Leah Farish interviews experts and friends about all things generational.
No matter your age or stage, whether you're growing or growing old, you wonder at, fume at, or love someone in another generation. It might be workplace issues, raising kids, or caring for an elder--We're here to bring understanding, solutions, empathy, and a little fun to intergenerational relationships. Our conversation balloons hover over thorny social problems and pop with insight about how to handle them. Some of our guests are scholarly, some faith-based, some rich only in lived experience.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Host Leah Farish interviews experts and friends about all things generational.
No matter your age or stage, whether you're growing or growing old, you wonder at, fume at, or love someone in another generation. It might be workplace issues, raising kids, or caring for an elder--We're here to bring understanding, solutions, empathy, and a little fun to intergenerational relationships. Our conversation balloons hover over thorny social problems and pop with insight about how to handle them. Some of our guests are scholarly, some faith-based, some rich only in lived experience.

    Connection and Closure w/ Jessica Moffatt

    Connection and Closure w/ Jessica Moffatt

    A megachurch pastor shares practical wisdom about visiting the elderly and ill, deriving joy and benefit from times that many people find uncomfortable.  Skills for such times with the aging, infirm, or dying can be learned, and the time is now!

    Additional resources:

    Dymer, C. S. Lewis

    "There is a Land of Pure Delight"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElMRKRZNzU

    https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/2004/07/advice-on-visiting-the-sick.aspx

    • 32 min
    A Global View of the Generations w/ Dr. Peirong Lin

    A Global View of the Generations w/ Dr. Peirong Lin

    Dr. Peirong Lin is Deputy Secretary General for the World Evangelical Alliance.  Fortunately for our show, she's also a humble and wise conversationalist.  Peirong talks about her upbringing in Buddhism, her view of global Christian age groups, and the life stages of organizations like World Vision.

    Additional resource:

    Worldea.org

    • 40 min
    Yummy or Yucky? w/ Callie Farish

    Yummy or Yucky? w/ Callie Farish

    Award-winning national culinary consultant Callie Fowler Farish talks about the many factors that combine to make a school lunch what it is. In feeding thousands of kids per day, she has innovated with food trucks coming to campus, holding tasting events for students, and promoted field trips to understand local sourcing.  You will see your child's "lunch ladies" in a new light.  Find Callie at fowlerculinary.com.

    Additional resources:

    fowlerculinary.com

    https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/nutrition/schoolnutrition.htm

    https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/nutrition-standards-school-meals

    https://www.myplate.gov/life-stages/kids

    • 40 min
    Are You Wiser Than a 5th Grader? w/ Kids

    Are You Wiser Than a 5th Grader? w/ Kids

    Three 10 to 11-year-olds reveal what they think about bad teachers, getting scared at night, forgiveness, Greek mythology, graphic novels, Kindles, and God.  And they have plenty of advice for 7 to 9-year-olds

    • 51 min
    Career Compass: Steering Students into Their Ideal Vocations w/ Tami Peterson

    Career Compass: Steering Students into Their Ideal Vocations w/ Tami Peterson

    Tami Peterson evolved from high school guidance counselor to a life architect.  From her deep experience in charting college plans and beyond, Tami gives us compassionate portrayals of Gen Z and Millennials and their dreams.  Leah talks about folk dance, being a slob, and intercepting report cards.  Believe it or not, this was the same conversation.  Whether you or someone you love is contemplating a big career change, starting a family, or applying to community college, Tami has practical wisdom for you.

    Additional resources:
    lifearchitectscoaching.com

    "Design Your Life" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29V2xRitBGc

    • 46 min
    A Poet from the Projects w/ Lennell Haley

    A Poet from the Projects w/ Lennell Haley

    Lennell Haley recounts a life story that includes molestation and assault, but also hope and beauty.  If you want to hear what a Black woman's heart feels about growing up and raising kids in Compton and Watts, Los Angeles, where poverty and gangs ruled the streets, don't miss this episode. Hear the surprising thing the police did after Lennell was robbed.  Then Lennell reads her poems about angels, buses, and husbands.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Fascinating topics presented by experts in their fields

Leah does a great job of ferreting out a broad range of topics that captivate my attention. Her guests are articulate and informative on issues of cultural relevance. I often forward an episode to a friend or family member, which provides fodder for a lively discussion!

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These are such great interviews about topics that don’t get enough attention in the current polarized discourse. Leah has such knowledgeable and compassionate guests, and draws them out with clear and respectful questions and discussion.

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Relevant and Interesting

This is a wonderful podcast. Leah is taking a look at topics that cover the full spectrum of age, from children to seniors, and her compassion and interest in all of these topics shows in her interviewing style. Her guests are varied, and they all are knowledgeable in their talks with Leah. I look forward to even more delightful topics that speak to today’s culture and the various responses from the different groups. A great, relevant podcast that will help to bring together the generations and build a bridge of understanding between them.

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