49 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 • 16 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.

    49. Dating, Purity Culture, and Red Flags w/ Crystal Renaud Day

    49. Dating, Purity Culture, and Red Flags w/ Crystal Renaud Day

    Counselor and former p*rn addict Crystal Day is here in a very honest and practical chat about dating and finding the right spouse.

    Additional resources:

    Websites:

    ⁠livingonpurposekc.com⁠

    ⁠sherecovery.com⁠

    thefreedomfight.org

    Podcast:

    ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sherecovery-podcast-with-crystal-renaud-day/id1562758962⁠

    Books:

    90 Days to Wholeness

    Dirty Girls Come Clean

    Dating Done Right: Pursuing Relationships on Purpose

    • 47 min
    48. The Pain of Porn- for Women w/ Crystal Renaud Day

    48. The Pain of Porn- for Women w/ Crystal Renaud Day

    Crystal Renaud Day was exposed to porn as a little girl, leading to a dark path of addiction.  She reveals ways of escape from the isolation and dependence created by pornography, and how she helps other women who struggle in similar ways.  Parents--be aware there is frank (though not explicit) discussion of troubling issues in this interview.

    Additional resources:

    Websites:

    livingonpurposekc.com

    sherecovery.com

    thefreedomfight.org

    Podcast:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sherecovery-podcast-with-crystal-renaud-day/id1562758962

    Books:

    90 Days to Wholeness

    Dirty Girls Come Clean

    Dating Done Right: Pursuing Relationships on Purpose

    • 38 min
    47. Married to Madness? w/ Allyson Schrier

    47. Married to Madness? w/ Allyson Schrier

    Allyson Schrier's husband was descending into dementia.  Here's how she grew into caregiving, eventually founding Zinnia TV, programming for those living with dementia and other challenges.  Allyson is an award-winning leader in the field of technological and human support for those with cognitive deficits and speaks to us with expertise, yet candidly from the heart as she tells her story.  Be aware that some parts of this interview may disturb youngsters.

    Additional resources:

    thrivingwithdementia.com

    zinniatv.com

    info@zinniatv.com

    • 34 min
    46. Christmas in Narnia w/ Jerry Root

    46. Christmas in Narnia w/ Jerry Root

    C.S. Lewis expert Jerry Root explains the mysterious place that Christmas holds in the beloved children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia.  Why is Lewis called a grinch by some?  What does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus, and the White Witch with Herod?  And where might you meet Mr. Tumnus the Faun on Thursdays at 4:00?  It's all here.  Merry Christmas!

    Additional resources:

    By C.S. Lewis (seven fiction books): 

    The Chronicles of Narnia (particularly The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

    Essays (available online): 

    "What Christmas Means to Me"

    "Xmas and Christmas"

    "Delinquents in the Snow"

    "A Christmas Sermon for Pagans"

    By Jerry Root (website):www.drjerryroot.com

    (books):The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

    The Soul of C.S. Lewis

    The Neglected C.S. Lewis

    The Quotable Lewis

    • 52 min
    45. Still Craving After All These Years? w/ Bettina Arndt

    45. Still Craving After All These Years? w/ Bettina Arndt

    An advocate for true gender equity, Bettina Arndt is an Aussie sex therapist who became a popular media personality and sex expert.  Then her years of hearing men confiding their experience in bed, police custody, courtroom, and campus changed her viewpoint.  This one's touching, amusing, and truth-filled, but probably not for little ones to hear. 

    Additional resources:

    Books by Bettina Arndt

    --The Sex Diaries

    What Men Want

    #MenToo

    https://bettinaarndt.substack.com/

    https://www.bettinaarndt.com.au

    • 52 min
    44. Parenting Your Parents? w/ Kim and Mike Barnes

    44. Parenting Your Parents? w/ Kim and Mike Barnes

    Aging-care mavens Kim and Mike Barnes partake in an informative and heartwarming discussion about how to help our parents in the last stages of their lives.  

    Additional resources:

    --ParentingAgingParents.com

    --The Caregiver's Key

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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