46 episodes

The Growing Edge Podcast is hosted by Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer. In this podcast Carrie, Parker and exciting guests will explore new life on the growing edge - personally, vocationally and politically. What's your growing edge?

The Growing Edge Carrie Newcomer & Parker J. Palmer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 304 Ratings

The Growing Edge Podcast is hosted by Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer. In this podcast Carrie, Parker and exciting guests will explore new life on the growing edge - personally, vocationally and politically. What's your growing edge?

    Episode 45 Podcast The Promise of Loving Kindness, The Problem of Evil

    Episode 45 Podcast The Promise of Loving Kindness, The Problem of Evil

    In this episode Parker & Carrie explore how to hold and acknowledge the presence of evil and great goodness in our world. In this honest and open hearted conversation they visit two poems that encourage reflection and insights on this topic, holding the tension of the heaviness we sometimes feel and what we can do in our daily lives to maintain perspective and hope.

    • 54 min
    Episode 44:Memory, Witness & Lessons From Elie Wiesel's Classroom - A Conversation With Ariel Burger

    Episode 44:Memory, Witness & Lessons From Elie Wiesel's Classroom - A Conversation With Ariel Burger

    This month on The Growing Edge podcast. Parker and Carrie talk with Ariel Burger, author, teacher, and artist whose work integrates spirituality, the arts and strategies for social change.  An Orthodox-trained rabbi, Ariel received his Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and Conflict Resolution under Elie Wiesel. We explore topics from Ariel's book Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom, his work as founding director and senior scholar of The Witness Institute, the nature of hope, navigating conflict, and the intersection of spirituality and art. It’s a conversation that stimulates reflection and inspires hope.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 43:Rebroadcast -From Polarization to Healing: Conflict Transformation W/ John Paul Lederach

    Episode 43:Rebroadcast -From Polarization to Healing: Conflict Transformation W/ John Paul Lederach

    This month on The Growing Edge Podcast we will be revisiting our Feb 2021 conversation with John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus of International Peace Building, and internationally respected expert in conflict transformation. John Paul describes the stages that lead to violence in a society, as well as the ways people heal and create communal networks of change. In a time when we are all deeply concerned about the tragic violence happening The Ukraine, The Growing Edge is revisiting this Powerful conversation about how hope for a more peaceful world happens in daily and personal ways as well as through community, national and global efforts.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Growing Edge Episode 42 Mar 2022

    Growing Edge Episode 42 Mar 2022

    In this episode, Carrie & Parker welcome poet Lynn Ungar. In 2020 Her poem "Pandemic" went viral and introduce her insightful, spiritual, wry and sometimes political writing to a wider audience. We consider two different poems and discuss the role of the artist in public discourse.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 41: A Conversation With Theologian/Author Diana Butler Bass

    Episode 41: A Conversation With Theologian/Author Diana Butler Bass

    In this episode Parker & Carrie discuss spirituality, justice and living authentically with author and theologian, Diana Butler Bass. Diana talks about her history as a person of faith, the challenges for woman in theological settings, her writing and work with "The Cottage" as an ongoing exploration what it means to live a life of revolutionary love.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 40: How To Fly - A Conversation With Author/Poet Barbara Kingsolver

    Episode 40: How To Fly - A Conversation With Author/Poet Barbara Kingsolver

    In this episode Carrie & Parker welcome Author/Poet Barbara Kingsolver. Together they discuss the natural world, mortality, the promise of ambiguity, making, the writer's life, knitting and her new book of luminous poetry How To Fly (in Ten Thousands Easy Lessons.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 Ratings

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A Wonderful Podcast

Carrie and Parker provide nutrients and water to help your growing edge. It is a refreshingly wholesome place to listen that helps you think about how to be whole.

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Finding God in Ordinary

Finding God in the ordinary. The challenge, the relief and the ongoing place to stop striving.

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The growing edge helps me grow in measurable ways.

These episodes are timeless, like Carrie Newcomer music. Just getting to know Parker. They are “a pair to draw to”! They give me ideas of how to continue to grow into old age with what I hope is compassionate independence.

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