Forget the selfies and social media updates of everyone at their best, three-time New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new podcast, The Confessional, invites guests to share stories about times they were at their worst. Guests talk honestly about what led to that moment, what they learned from it, and how they changed as a result. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Pastor and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado.
Everyone needs grace and healing, no matter your beliefs. Step into The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber - a carwash for people’s shame and secrets.
Nadia Bolz-Weber: "Panic on the Road to Jericho"
“I spent the entire time praying, and cursing, and praying and cursing.”
Enjoy this bonus episode featuring a story Nadia Bolz-Weber told live at a Moth storytelling event in New York City in 2015.
The Confessional is produced in conjunction with The Moth, a non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The organization hosts storytelling events throughout the U.S.
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Dr. Ray Christian, Storyteller and Fulbright Specialist
"I got the super squad, the dirty dozen. Nobody needs to know what's going on here; I'm handling everything."
Dr. Raymond Christian is a retired US Army paratrooper who grew up on the poverty-ridden streets of Richmond, VA. He has taught African American History and Storytelling at Appalachian State University and is a 12-time Moth Story Slam Champion and winner of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam. Ray is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar as an expert in Education and Storytelling Narrative, and the host and producer of the podcast “What’s Ray Saying?”
Nadia so masterfully helps her guests to realize their vulnerabilities and humanity- that their mistakes were not fully of their own doing. She guides them to the lessons their past has taught them, and the redemption they have undergone but may not appreciate. If she isn’t a trained therapist, she is one in practice. Her groundedness, compassion, and love are so moving- I am an atheist, but would join Nadia’s flavor of religion in a heartbeat 🤍. Thank you for your work.
I love this podcast, but I wish the Better Help ad wouldn’t play twice in a row :/
Hooked after 1st episode but...
This could easily become my next favorite podcast - just hoping the host will quit throwing out the f- word. It diminishes the podcast and the stories will be just as powerful without it. Why unnecessarily turn off listeners? Not afraid to hear it now and then for emphasis but it loses impact and becomes offensive when used so casually.