19 episodes

Mac Frazier is an author, pastor, and YouTuber who talks about life, and the big ideas in philosophy, religion, spirituality, psychology and culture that can make it more worth living. This podcast is the audio from the YouTube channel, "The Big Idea, with Mac Frazier".

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Mac Frazier is an author, pastor, and YouTuber who talks about life, and the big ideas in philosophy, religion, spirituality, psychology and culture that can make it more worth living. This podcast is the audio from the YouTube channel, "The Big Idea, with Mac Frazier".

    The One Thing I Know

    The One Thing I Know

    Four and a half years ago, I was thinking about someone I loved very deeply, who was suffering terrible pain that I felt I couldn't do anything to ease. And I was thinking about my own pain, past and present. I was thinking of losses I had experienced, and some of my darkest moments of doubt and despair. And I was thinking about many others I knew or had known, who struggled. And some who lost the struggle. Not knowing what else to do with my thoughts and my feelings, I wrote a letter to everyone in the world.
    I keep meeting new people who need this message. I keep discovering I need to hear it again myself. So here it is, in the hopes that it reaches one more person who needs it.
    I'm doing fine, by the way. But life is pretty rough sometimes, isn't it?

    • 3 min
    Untitled Novel, Chapter 5

    Untitled Novel, Chapter 5

    This one is short. Just a page or so of interchapter material from the novel. It's more an excuse for me to play with some editing techniques I'm learning, most (but not all!) of which will probably be lost on a listener who has no access to the original raw files.

    • 5 min
    I Am Not a Cat

    I Am Not a Cat

    And I'm ready to go forward.
    Thoughts on hope, despair, laughter, living in the present, and planting gardens. (Also a tiny bit about Jeremiah 29:5-7.)
    For those who actually DO read these notes, here is the cat reference as first seen on the wall in Act One:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxlPGPupdd8

    • 14 min
    Untitled Novel, Chapter 4

    Untitled Novel, Chapter 4

    James returns in yet another chapter of my novel.

    • 19 min
    The Centre Cannot Hold (But Maybe That's...Good?)

    The Centre Cannot Hold (But Maybe That's...Good?)

    This week's episode I take a break from fiction in order to bounce some ideas off of y'all. I've been wondering about the post-pandemic world we are currently building, and I've got some hopes and some concerns.
    For a shortened, text-only version of today's musings, check out my blog:http://macfrazier.com/2021/02/the-centre-cannot-hold-but-perhaps-thats-good/
    To watch Justin McElroy's TEDx talk, "Bridging the gap between the job you want and where you are", go to YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErdVm8p6GA8
    And to read Derek Thompson's article, "Superstar Cities Are in Trouble", go to The Atlantic:https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/remote-work-revolution/617842/
     

    • 43 min
    Untitled Novel, Chapter 3

    Untitled Novel, Chapter 3

    Having met two viewpoint characters and only killing off one of them, we now introduce a third character. A Noodle to our Bloom.

    • 18 min

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