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Permission To BE is a podcast created to share the journeys of leaning into authenticity of being. Authenticity encapsulates many things including racism, gender or non-gender identity, mental health, and political leanings which we believe are connected to our spiritual beliefs. Tommy Allgood, Olivia Bethea, and Becka Eppley co-host the Permission To BE Podcast.

Permission To BE Tommy Allgood, Olivia Bethea, and Becka Eppley

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Permission To BE is a podcast created to share the journeys of leaning into authenticity of being. Authenticity encapsulates many things including racism, gender or non-gender identity, mental health, and political leanings which we believe are connected to our spiritual beliefs. Tommy Allgood, Olivia Bethea, and Becka Eppley co-host the Permission To BE Podcast.

    Christians Against Christianity w/ Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. (Moment of Now Series, Part 2)

    Christians Against Christianity w/ Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. (Moment of Now Series, Part 2)

    Welcome to the second conversation in our series, "The Moment of Now." Happy Pride Month and Juneteenth! In this episode Tommy, Olivia and Becka talk with Dr. Obery Hendricks. This conversation helps to challenge us as we think about the "Left" and the "Right," as we use these terms to stake out political sides, what are we signaling? What does this mean within spiritual communities?

    "Obery Hendricks is one of the foremost commentators on the intersection of religion and political economy in America. He is the most widely read and perhaps the most influential African American biblical scholar writing today. Cornel West calls him “one of the last few grand prophetic intellectuals.”

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    For this episodes show notes and to learn more about Dr. Obery Hendricks go to PermissionToBePodcast.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    My Body Is Not A Prayer Request w/ Dr. Amy Kenny (Moment of Now Series, Part 1)

    My Body Is Not A Prayer Request w/ Dr. Amy Kenny (Moment of Now Series, Part 1)

    Welcome to our very first conversation in our series, "The Moment of Now." In this Episode Dr. Amy Kenny joins Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for a conversation about Disability Justice and Amy's brand new book, My Body Is Not A Prayer Request.

    Dr. Amy Kenny is a disabled scholar and a Shakespeare Lecturer who hates Hamlet. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, The Mighty, and Roxane Gay's The Audacity. Her book, "My Body is Not a Prayer Request," was recently released on May 17, 2022.

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    For this episodes show notes and to learn more about Dr. Amy Kenny's work please go to PermissionToBePodcast.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    A Healing Journey w/ Dr. Christena Cleveland

    A Healing Journey w/ Dr. Christena Cleveland

    Dr. Christena Cleveland joins Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for a conversation centered around her past and current healing journey guided by the Sacred Black Feminine.  During their conversation Dr. Cleveland also talks about her new book, "God is A Black Woman."

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    For this episode's show notes and to learn more about the work Dr. Christena Cleveland is doing, go to  PermisisonToBePodcast.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rerooting Yourself w/ Lisa Sharon Harper (Part 2)

    Rerooting Yourself w/ Lisa Sharon Harper (Part 2)

    Join Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for part two of their conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper as they look at the significance and impact of rerooting ourselves within our peoples' story.

    Lisa's newly released book is, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World--and How to Repair It All.

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    For this episode's show notes and to learn more about the work Lisa Sharon Harper is doing, go to  PermisisonToBePodcast.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    An Oral Narrative of Generational Trauma w/ Lisa Sharon Harper (Part 1)

    An Oral Narrative of Generational Trauma w/ Lisa Sharon Harper (Part 1)

    Tommy, Olivia, and Becka are joined by Lisa Sharon Harper for a conversation centered around generational trauma, a journey towards healing, and Lisa's newly released book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World--and How to Repair It All.

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    For this episodes show notes and to learn more about the work Lisa Sharon Harper is doing, go to  PermisisonToBePodcast.com

    • 48 min
    The Wisdom of Your Body w/ Dr. Hillary McBride

    The Wisdom of Your Body w/ Dr. Hillary McBride

    “I think it is important for us to exam how our fatigue is both the signal that something has not been working and also the thing that might at sometimes get in the way of us getting in the connection that we need, I think it works in both directions.”  - Dr. Hillary L. McBride

    Dr. Hillary L. McBride is a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. She loves to help see people grow, heal, change, and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. She is passionate about the well-being of all people, and wants to make psychology and academic research accessible to a wide variety of people.

    Dr. McBride joins Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for the first episode of the new year and season four of the Permission To Be Podcast.

    If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

    Click here to learn more about the upcoming PTB Book Club and for this episodes show notes.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

JoBethH ,

Heartfelt/freeing/inspiring 💛

I had no idea what happened to me over a decade ago was the deconstructing of Faith. I knew I couldn’t go on holding my old theology while accessing any tangible joy and love myself.. much less love and accept others. Through this conversation I’ve realized I’m not alone on this journey. My MIND AND heart continued to mend my spiritual life through the vulnerability of Becka and the beautiful souls she speaks with. Permission to Be has uplifted me, informed me, and helped me reconstruct holy things into my life. So heartfelt, funny, insightful... I’m so thankful I found it. OnWARD to more permission to BE joyful, curious, and really honest!

ReannonE ,

So good!

This podcast feeds my mind and my heart! I’m loving it so much and feel like I’m always learning something but then there will also be something that breaks me open emotionally! Such a great balance. Beautiful podcast!

NashvilleAudyssey ,

Beautiful space

Becka and David are opening up a space that’s just so breathable and safe, exploring faith, deconstruction, relationship, and more. Loving this podcast!

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