13 episodes

In a few short years, we’ve witnessed American society deteriorate before our eyes into a civil war of opinions blasted across the internet by the minute. We think there’s a better way, and that these conversations that give you somewhat of an emotional wedgie are key. At Cultural Wedgies, we want to name the madness of our culture while inviting a different conversation. The answer to the greatest call on humanity to rise up in this unique cultural moment is not to arrive at a definitive point on any given issue — it's to engage in better conversations. Welcome to the uncomfortable middle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wedgies/support

Cultural Wedgies Sara & Mel

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

In a few short years, we’ve witnessed American society deteriorate before our eyes into a civil war of opinions blasted across the internet by the minute. We think there’s a better way, and that these conversations that give you somewhat of an emotional wedgie are key. At Cultural Wedgies, we want to name the madness of our culture while inviting a different conversation. The answer to the greatest call on humanity to rise up in this unique cultural moment is not to arrive at a definitive point on any given issue — it's to engage in better conversations. Welcome to the uncomfortable middle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wedgies/support

    Episode 11: Literal Neighbors

    Episode 11: Literal Neighbors

    In Episode 11, Sara + Mel talk practically about what it looks like to love your actual neighbors. Since both Sara + Mel have moved about 15 times between them— they talk about what has meant the most in their own transitions and what they’ve learned along the way.


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    • 46 min
    Episode 10: Remember Joy?

    Episode 10: Remember Joy?

    In this episode, Sara + Mel discuss all things joy:

    Remember it? What is it? How can we as people of Jesus hold the good tensions of suffering and joy together in this critical time? They top it off with some lighthearted non-Jesus joy picks and recommendations for creating wider margins. 


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    • 35 min
    Episode 9: Behind The Show (feat. Special Guest Wynne Elder)

    Episode 9: Behind The Show (feat. Special Guest Wynne Elder)

    In this bonus prequel to Season 2, our friend Wynne Elder — the reason we know each other — turns the tables and interviews us about the show, what Season 1 was like, and what to expect from Season 2.


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    • 30 min
    Episode 8: Boundaries & Rhythms of Rest

    Episode 8: Boundaries & Rhythms of Rest

    In this final episode for Season 1, Sara + Mel land this wedgie plane on the subject of rest in a culture that brags about running on exhaustive fumes.


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    • 44 min
    Episode 7: America Through the Eyes of a Proud Immigrant

    Episode 7: America Through the Eyes of a Proud Immigrant

    In this episode, Sara and Mel sit with Nellie Beall, a Malaysian immigrant living in the Ozark mountains of Northwest Arkansas since 2001. We discuss her challenges of moving here as a young woman alone, what a journey of embracing two cultures looks like, and how, until recently, she has felt ‘other’ in the racial discussions in the US being carried out mostly in black and white.


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    • 57 min
    Episode 6: 'Merica — The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Episode 6: 'Merica — The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    In this episode, Sara and Mel dive into all things 'Merica. She’s temperamental. Sinful. Awesome. Joyful. Beautiful. An A-hole sometimes. And she’s ours: we are humbled to call her home.


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

AllyMB ,

I can’t recommend this enough!

This podcast is so very needed in this time and I am beyond thankful for Sara and Mel leading us to vulnerability and conversation.

IDontLikeParties ,

Bout time

It’s about time there were some people on the internet filling the airwaves with bold, empathetic and thoughtful conversation. 10/10, would recommend to the WORLD

Riethmaier ,

This is my heartbeat

Having thoughtful conversations is not a thing of the past. Melissa and Sara give space for us to process difficult topics... with a feeling of peace and calm.

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