Confronting the things that bring us down, exploring the things that open our minds and set us free—podcasts on life, art, literature, philosophy and religion, that amount to a humble but unabashed effort to find truth.
Break in Case of Emergency
This is the podcast you break open when you feel like giving up, when you think you can't go on and don't even want to go on, when it seems things will never change and everything appears hopeless.
Break in Case of Emergency and discover why you must keep fighting and never give up.
What Your Life Is For
Just a little discussion of the purpose and meaning of life by way of the ultimate case of reverse engineering.
Getting Race Right: A Historic Sermon and a Chance Meeting with Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King's dream and the great courage of the Civil Rights Movement has been replaced by a cheap, politically-correct vanity that finds satisfaction in condemning others rather than seeking healing.
The curse of racism must be condemned, but ultimately, to undo a curse, there must be a blessing—the kind found in a historic sermon by a young southern pastor in 1961, and a chance meeting with Martin Luther King.
Plus a fresh take on the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
He Could Not Be Contained—Part Three of Commitment in Art and Life and the Case of the Theological Squirrel—The Squirrely Boo Trilogy
He could not—and he cannot—be contained. The final installment of what began as Commitment in Art and Life and the Case of the Theological Squirrel and became The Squirrely Boo Trilogy.
Commitment in Art and Life and the Case of the Theological Squirrel—Part Two
Meet the Theological Squirrel—how an unlikely event begins to create an understanding of what the kind of commitment that leads to true fulfillment in life looks like. It's not about being goal-oriented and determined. It's about something much more vulnerable and thrilling. And its about a squirrel.
Commitment in Art and Life and the Case of the Theological Squirrel: Part One
The kind of commitment that leads to true fulfillment in life is something very different from the common notion of commitment as simply a matter of setting a goal and working hard for it. This podcast explores the kind of commitment that summons the deepest part of ourselves.
Recharge your brain and spirit
I’m a selfish podcast listener. I listen and enjoy but have never before now taken the time to rate or review one. I’m four episodes in, and this podcast does something for me that no other has. I typically can sit back and let a narrative unfold in familiar and infotaining formulas. No negative connotations intended. Formulas are formulas because they work. But Scott Morris does something different. It’s like you’re sitting in an intimate space with a best friend after more than one drink but several shy of too many. You’ve gotten comfortable. He’s gotten quietly wound up. And then the story begins, with an arc that fits no formula. You’re listening to a story about a squirrel, and before you realize it hours have passed and tears are running down your cheeks and the story about that squirrel was actually a story about a father and a son and a wife and your first child that you thought would never come, and you feel sadness and joy all at the same time. And if it were all just that, that could be enough. But it’s not just that. I finish each episode with some definitive resolve to live my life better, through art and heart and mind, and even with an inkling of how to go about it. So take the time with this one. Learn the rhythms of Scott’s thoughts and stories. You’ll be the better for it.
This podcast is a breath of fresh air. Listen as Scott Morris skillfully weaves his tales with humor, intelligence, and a true mastery of language. His are stories about the human condition, the experiences that unite us in tragedy, despair, and hope. His words stay with you long after the podcast is over as what he shares is so universal and so compelling that you’ll find yourself continuing to reflect on it. This is a podcast for those looking to listen to someone smart, funny, eloquent, and who just gets it. The wide range of topics covered speak to the breadth of Scott Morris’s genius.
There are things in this world that bring us down, tear us apart, make us feel like if we can just make it in life we are succeeding. Scott Morris explores these things with such an intelligent understanding of what it’s like to be brought down and torn apart. He also understands how to help set us free from this state of life. His words are funny, powerful, and inspiring. He speaks truth and wisdom in such a down to Earth way. Listen to what he has to say, because what he has to say won’t just help you make it in life, but help you change your life.