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Explore the beauty, importance, and vitality of silence, as we explore the spirituality, psychology, and sheer humanity of silence. Subscribe to the podcast through Amazon, Google, or your favorite podcast subscription site. If you enjoy the podcast, please share us with your friends — and please support us through Patreon.

Encountering Silence Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson, Carl McColman

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 150 Ratings

Explore the beauty, importance, and vitality of silence, as we explore the spirituality, psychology, and sheer humanity of silence. Subscribe to the podcast through Amazon, Google, or your favorite podcast subscription site. If you enjoy the podcast, please share us with your friends — and please support us through Patreon.

    Encountering Silence with Sister Joyce Rupp

    Encountering Silence with Sister Joyce Rupp

    A conversation with Servite Sister Joyce Rupp, author of many books including "Return to the Root: Reflections on the Inner Life."

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sarah Lund: Silence in Teen and Child Mental Health

    Sarah Lund: Silence in Teen and Child Mental Health

    The Reverend Sarah Lund returns to Encountering Silence to share with us insights from her latest book, "Blessed Youth."

    • 58 min
    The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis: Encountering Silence in Fierce Love

    The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis: Encountering Silence in Fierce Love

    A conversation with noted author and activist Jacqui Lewis to celebrate the publication of "Fierce Love."

    • 55 min
    Nikki Grimes: Encountering Glory, and Silence, in the Margins

    Nikki Grimes: Encountering Glory, and Silence, in the Margins

    A conversation with award-winning poet and children's author Nikki Grimes.

    • 1 hr
    Amy Frykholm: Encountering the Wilderness of Silence

    Amy Frykholm: Encountering the Wilderness of Silence

    A conversation with contemplative author Dr. Amy Frykholm, whose books include "Wild Woman" and "Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography."

    • 54 min
    Kevin Quashie: The Aesthetics and Poesis of Silence

    Kevin Quashie: The Aesthetics and Poesis of Silence

    Interview with contemplative scholar Dr. Kevin Quashie (Brown University).

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

2929201 ,

Great content; needs better sound engineering

This is a wonderful podcast on silence and contemplation. It has very wise and thought-provoking guests. Although the background of the hosts seems to be Catholic Christian, the podcast itself crosses boundaries of faith and denomination to explore the basic human need we all have (even if we ignore it) for silence to encounter something beyond ourselves. I am often disappointed, though, that the sound quality is so uneven. Listening to a recent interview with Cynthia Bourgeault, I could barely hear her and would turn the volume up on my speaker to catch what she was saying. Then suddenly Kevin Johnson would ask a question and his voice would blast out of the speaker forcing me to turn the volume way down. It was very frustrating having to constantly have a hand on the volume control. I recognize that this podcast is often recorded from a video platform (even before Covid-19), but other podcasts are also recorded this way without the resulting huge variance in voice levels. It would really benfit from some post-interview sound engineering.

rigs1211 ,

Inspiring Content!

Really love the content and the depth of the conversations with insightful guests! 💛

Dedwarmo ,

Not enough silence

About halfway through the episode I listened to was about 20 seconds of silence. That’s only 0.6%. Where can I find a podcast with at least two minutes of silence?

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