16 episodes

Intersections takes you to the crossroads of ideas, exploring the knowledge and beliefs that lead to human flourishing through the lives and stories of influential voices. Featured guests from a diversity of fields share how beliefs impact their lives and their work in the sciences, journalism, psychology, humanities, education, business, and the arts.

Intersections Podcast Seth Schapiro

    • Society & Culture
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Intersections takes you to the crossroads of ideas, exploring the knowledge and beliefs that lead to human flourishing through the lives and stories of influential voices. Featured guests from a diversity of fields share how beliefs impact their lives and their work in the sciences, journalism, psychology, humanities, education, business, and the arts.

    Growing Through Anxiety: A Conversation with Author & Speaker Curtis Chang

    Growing Through Anxiety: A Conversation with Author & Speaker Curtis Chang

    We live in an anxious age where many of us struggle with anxiety and worry. But can anxiety be an opportunity for personal growth and development? Author and speaker Curtis Chang, who has struggled with anxiety for many years, discusses how anxiety can become a hidden opportunity for emotional and spiritual growth.

    • 49 min
    Dealing with the Challenges of Married Life: A Conversation with Author Dorothy Littell Greco

    Dealing with the Challenges of Married Life: A Conversation with Author Dorothy Littell Greco

    The longing for deep connection and intimacy runs deep in every human heart. Yet marriage and long-term relationships can be quite difficult while also being deeply rewarding. Dorothy Greco has been writing about marriage for many years and shares about her own experiences and insights to help couples continue growing while navigating the challenges of life in a lasting partnership.

    • 59 min
    Writing Musical Stories Through Life's Seasons: A Conversation with Singer-Songwriter Bob Bennett

    Writing Musical Stories Through Life's Seasons: A Conversation with Singer-Songwriter Bob Bennett

    All of us go through challenges in our lives, but not all of us write songs that capture these seasons. For over 40 years, Bob Bennett has been writing, singing and performing songs that chronicle his own life journey with authenticity and hope amidst surprises and disappointments. On this episode of Intersections, Bob's reflections on his craft are interspersed with some of his most memorable songs.

    • 59 min
    Visionary Leadership in a Fragmented World: A Conversation with Executive Coach Karen Howells

    Visionary Leadership in a Fragmented World: A Conversation with Executive Coach Karen Howells

    How do you build and develop healthy leaders–in government, business, and community initiatives?  Karen Howells, an executive coach and organization development consultant for over 30 years, shares about how she helps develop principled leaders in a world where social goodwill and trust is essential for flourishing.

    • 55 min
    Spring Stories: The Great Spiritual Narratives

    Spring Stories: The Great Spiritual Narratives

    Each spring for hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of years, the three great Abrahamic monotheistic faiths observe significant holidays in their traditions. In Judaism, it is the festival of Passover; in Christianity, it is Easter, and in Islam, it is Ramadan (though the exact dates for Ramadan change each year). In the spring, these faiths remember foundational stories in their traditions which are told over and over again each year. These are more than simple tales; they are grand spiritual narratives that they believe connect them to a larger purpose and a supreme destiny. Four spiritual leaders from one community in California reflect on these timeless stories of the season: Jewish Rabbi Eli Cohen, Muslim leader Ihab Saud, and Christian pastors Richard Gotthardt and Andy Lewis share these ancient stories and how these narratives shape their lives and values today.

    • 55 min
    Engaging the Social Imagination: A Conversation with Author & Writer Anne Snyder

    Engaging the Social Imagination: A Conversation with Author & Writer Anne Snyder

    Skillful communicators can have a way of identifying underlying contemporary challenges while articulating a compelling vision for a world that could be.  Anne Snyder uses language to speak into the issues of our time through a focused social, cultural and spiritual lens. Her work combines poignant social criticism with a transcendent hope that embraces a future of justice, beauty, and redemption. Anne discusses the work she does and the values and beliefs that inform her writing. She is Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine, author of The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Renewing our Social and Moral Landscape, and a senior fellow with the Trinity Forum.

    • 59 min

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