Podcast by Katey Zeh and Ashley Peterson
Our Interview with Sue Monk Kidd
We speak with author Sue Monk Kidd about The Book of Longings, a story of an ancient woman claiming her calling to speak truth. We also talk about our sacred practices outside of patriarchal religion and what spiritual community looks like outside of the institutional church. This is a conversation you will not want to miss.
The Book of Longings is now available in paperback. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your favorite independent bookstore or on Bookshop.org.
Who Jesus Is to Us
Episode Summary: We take on one of the big questions of the Christian faith: who is Jesus (to us)? We go back to childhood nativity stories and Easter mornings and bring it to current day, exploring everything we were taught about Jesus the baby, the man, and the divine savior. We talk about theology, pop culture, the pressure to fit in, what salvation is al about, and what it means for us to follow Jesus now (or not).
Full show notes: http://kindredspodcast.com/2021/02/18/episode-55-who-jesus-is-to-us/
Reflections and the Year Ahead
We look over the last (nearly) four years of recording, share some of our favorite moments in podcasting and in life, and talk about our plans for 2021.
We're going to focus on what we do best: looking at the intersections of faith and feminism. We want to talk aboutJesus and who he is to us, what do we mean when we say Christian supremacy, what does liberation mean for ourselves and for everyone? We want to talk about compassion fatigue and burnout, accountability and cancel culture and leave space for some fun stuff too. Stay tuned.
As always, we’d love to hear from you, either on our Instagram (@kindredspodcast) or send us an email.
2020 Listener Request
Our 2020 Spotify playlist is up! Check it out. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/03rK0YYMxtGp8xp4hmiu7i
Special thanks to our newest patron, Adelaide, and a bit thanks to all of our patrons who keep the show going. Sign up on www.patreon.com/kindreds.
We answer these big questions from y'all:
1. Magic vs miracles vs science. Is it all the same, just different names?
2. How can you talk to someone who is so entrenched in right-wing media as to deny reality?
3. Who is your new favorite elected official and why?
And we share our 2020 faves like Schitt's Creek, The OA, The City We Became, and a particularly delightful and moving episode of the Reply All podcast.
We’d love to hear from you, either on our Instagram @kindredspodcast, or send us an email.
See ya in 2021!
Embodiment: Waking Up to Our Bodies
"I exist in a body." This sounds so simple, but it's actually something that Ashley and Katey have recently been exploring and owning. Maybe you can relate. Do you feel like you're just a talking head? Do you feel like the only way to know something is in your mind? Were you taught your body wasn't to be trusted? You'll want to tune into our conversation about how to reconnect body + mind + spirit.
Full show notes: http://kindredspodcast.com/2020/11/13/episode-52-embodiment-waking-up-to-our-bodies/
What's Getting Us Through
Some fun news to start: Sue Monk Kidd shared about our show on her Instagram! Welcome to our new listeners who found us through her post. We’re glad to have you.
Honestly, we tried two other times to record an episode, and we finally got the space and energy to talk about what’s getting us through this ever-changing and wild time. We get real about boundaries, schedules, therapy, lowering our expectations, and being honest with ourselves.
And we talk about some fun things that are bringing us everything from comfort and distraction to joy and levity. Here’s what has been getting us through.
The full show notes are here: http://kindredspodcast.com/2020/10/08/episode-51-whats-getting-us-through
Hit a chord with me
Oh my gosh, the quote that you read about the word "blessed" and the problems that come with it (associated with unearned privilege) really resonated with me. I've felt kind of odd about that word and couldn't put my finger on why. Thanks for that discussion. - C. Levin
Love this podcast.
As a Christian who is constantly learning about social justice, this podcast makes me feel less alone in the world. There aren’t many spaces where I can find Christians who agree with me about LGBTQ+ issues, reproductive rights, racism etc. but Katey and Ashley are unapologetic about their views. Their episode about diet culture was a revelation! Thanks for showing me I still have a space in this faith, folks.
Important informative and fun!
I have been listening to this podcast since it started and love it!! While most topics are aimed at women, men like myself can learn a lot about the opposite sex! Katey and Ashley have crafted a podcast with the perfect balance between conversation, introspection, and information sharing. If you want to give them a try, I recommend #9 “What it means to be white”. It’s an honest look into the racial divide in our country and how white privilege effects us all. Give a listen...you’ll love it!!