57 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 • 345 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 55: A Conversation With Quaker Author Phillip Gulley

    Episode 55: A Conversation With Quaker Author Phillip Gulley

    In this episode, Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer have a conversation with author/pastor/theologian Philip Gulley. Gulley is a pastor, an author, a source of wisdom and hope, and a clear and prophetic voice in progressive theology & spiritual activism in these challenging times. He has written 22 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana, several collections of essays including  the best selling "Porch Talk", and a memoir called  "I Love You, Miss Huddleston" which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In addition, he has co-authored with James Mulholland several works of theology and progressive faith including "If Grace Is True" and "If God Is Love", followed by "If the Church Were Christian".

    Phillip has recently joined the Substack platform with “Plain Talk: With Phillip Gulley.” We hope you’ll check out his many works and subscribe to his Substack offerings.

    • 52 min
    Episode 54: Revisiting A Sand County Almanac—A Conversation with Buddy Huffaker

    Episode 54: Revisiting A Sand County Almanac—A Conversation with Buddy Huffaker

    In this episode Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer have a conversation with Buddy Huffaker,the Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation . We discuss the 75th anniversary of Aldos Leapold’s environmental classic A Sand County Almanac. the continuing work of the Leapold Foundation, the concept of Land Ethic, climate change and our individual and community work to heal of our natural world.

    • 58 min
    Rebroadcast of Episode 28 A Reason For Delight - A Conversation With Poet, Ross Gay

    Rebroadcast of Episode 28 A Reason For Delight - A Conversation With Poet, Ross Gay

    In this episode Parker J. Palmer and Carrie Newcomer revisit favorite episode with Author/poet Ross Gay, who has touched countless readers with his books A catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude, Beholding, The Book of Delights, Incitements to Joy, AND The book of (more) delights”. This episode was recorded in December of 2020, and in it we discuss finding, noticing and experiencing delight as a daily practice, joy as an act of resistance and the importance of creating a connection to one another and to the natural world. We’re happy you’re here to join us for this "delightful" and thoughtful conversation.
    Parker and I will return with a new episode of the Growing edge on Feb 1, 2024. And so…welcome to the growing edge

    • 49 min
    Episode 53: The Inner Roots of Democracy - Holding Difference & Prophetic Voice

    Episode 53: The Inner Roots of Democracy - Holding Difference & Prophetic Voice

    In this podcast Parker and Carrie wrestle with when and how we creatively hold the tension of our differences, and when differences are to grievous and do not yield to creative tension holding. We explore the meaning of “We Shall Over Come” and the power of prophetic voice in these challenging times for the democratic system. Carrie also sings the title track “A Great Wild Mercy” from her newest album.

    For more about generative spaces for democracy and the common good check out Parker’s book "Healing The Heart of Democracy"

    • 50 min
    Episode 52 The Call To Public Service: A Conversation With Indiana State Senator Shelli Yoder

    Episode 52 The Call To Public Service: A Conversation With Indiana State Senator Shelli Yoder

    In this podcast, Carrie and Parker speak with Indiana State Senator, Shelli Yoder. We explore together Shelli’s history and vocation in passionate public service, as well as reclaiming the word politics and politician, holding difference and finding common ground. In a time when the most extreme and strident voices are more likely to get media sound bytes, it was deeply moving and encouraging to be in conversation with someone doing faithful and thoughtful daily work in public service.

    For more about creating generative spaces for democracy and the common good, check out Parker’s book Healing The Heart of Democracy

    • 53 min
    Episode 51: All Real Living Is Meeting: Is Community Possible

    Episode 51: All Real Living Is Meeting: Is Community Possible

    In this podcast, Carrie and Parker talk about our individual and collective longing for safe and generative community. We’ve always been tugged between our western culture’s drive toward individuality and our desire for a meaningful life together. In this Post-covid time, people are a little rusty at being in community. We are also reassessing what meaningful community looks like and how we choose to participate. Carrie and Parker explore how meeting happens in the space between us, and how critical it is to be mindful about how we hold that space. Gathering in circles is an ancient practice that is being revived in our time. But not all circles are designed to welcome the soul, and so how we intentionally create those safe and generative spaces?

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

Hopeful Hoosier ,

Blown away and inspired

Such special conversations exploring the growing edges and blurry lines between living, serving, listening, caring for and advocating for one another. The thoughtful conversation with Senator Yoder - redefining the concept of political service . . . Wow. Thank you Carrie and Parker.

Chris KM ,

Honest, intelligent, inspiring

I love this podcast. The honesty of Carrie and Parker, their amazing conversations and the guests they host: I love it all. I feel as if I’m with the greatest of friends whenever I listen. I’m touched by their kindness and inspired to keep growing, keep opening my heart, keep learning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please keep it up!

barefoot gardner ,

Excellent episode

These 4 are remarkable souls . I love their “normative busting” friendships , my own words. People who are married , and who are also so secure in themselves , walking in the way of great Love , that they are open to , are generous with others no matter the sex or gender of others. Married people who can be friends with the opposite sex . Who choose to invest in, be vulnerable with, journey with each other .
That’s what I am trying to say.
It’s a gorgeous modeling for the rest of us.

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