27 episodes

Join Ruthie Lindsey and Miles Adcox as they share their hearts, their adventures, their world-changing friends, and the divine collective beauty discovered by delving into their pain and brokenness and sharing it with a world desperate for honesty and hope. Ruthie, a speaker, host, passionate empath and creative, and Miles, an expert in emotional fitness with decades of experience walking alongside people on the journey to health and healing, aren’t afraid to walk right into the tension and invite others to speak their unfiltered truth.

UNSPOKEN Miles Adcox and Ruthie Lindsey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 744 Ratings

Join Ruthie Lindsey and Miles Adcox as they share their hearts, their adventures, their world-changing friends, and the divine collective beauty discovered by delving into their pain and brokenness and sharing it with a world desperate for honesty and hope. Ruthie, a speaker, host, passionate empath and creative, and Miles, an expert in emotional fitness with decades of experience walking alongside people on the journey to health and healing, aren’t afraid to walk right into the tension and invite others to speak their unfiltered truth.

    Patrick Woodyard

    Patrick Woodyard

    ✨BONUS EPISODE! For those of you who had already expressed sadness that Season 2 of the Unspoken Podcast wrapped up last week, we have a special treat for you! We're releasing a beautiful conversation with someone who has been a driving force for change and impact in our city of Nashville.

    We are deeply honored to be sharing our guest with you today — Patrick Woodyard.  Patrick is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nisolo. His experience using business as a force for good has led him across the globe ranging from Kenya and Uganda to Argentina and Peru. While working for a micro-finance firm in Trujillo, Peru, Patrick was introduced to the broken Peruvian footwear industry made up of over 100,000 shoemakers who possess remarkable talent yet lack access to consistent work, fair-wages, and brand access to established international markets.

    Having had extensive exposure to such potential juxtaposed with a lack of access in other developing countries, Patrick created Nisolo with the vision to push the fashion industry in a new direction by serving as one of the first fashion brands to deliver a superior yet ethically-produced product to consumers.

    This conversation is especially meaningful and special because Patrick’s heart is so expansive and his mind is truly remarkable. Not only was this conversation impactful, but also our first ever LIVE recording we’ve done on the podcast. Truly, it was such a huge gift to have so many friends and family from Nashville gather at the Nisolo Showroom and share a sacred space for us. Nisolo has been such an advocate of Season 2 of the Unspoken Podcast - and so it is a huge honor to be able to reveal more about the heart behind this company to our listeners, with Patrick’s personal story as a driving force for the overarching narrative. Listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts! 

    Nisolo is offering Unspoken listeners 25% off their purchase at Nisolo.com when you use code UNSPOKEN at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Shannon Sedgwick Davis

    Shannon Sedgwick Davis

    In this episode of Unspoken, we welcome Shannon Sedgwick Davis. Shannon is CEO of the Bridgeway Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to stopping mass atrocities, and an award-winning advocate for social justice and international human rights. Most recently, she is the author of To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace. This book powerfully tells the story of Shannon’s efforts to free Central Africa from the grip of violent rebel leader Joseph Kony and liberate his army of child soldiers.She previously served as the vice president of Geneva Global and director of public affairs at the International Justice Mission. She is an Advisory Council member of The Elders, the group of global statesmen founded by Nelson Mandela, and a board member of several organizations, including Humanity United and charity: water.



    It's our deep privilege to share Shannon's story on the podcast, having walked through unthinkable circumstances in pursuit of justice for unprotected people around the world. This episode is also very special because 
we hosted a LIVE recording at Parnassus Books here in Nashville for this one! So many dear friends and family showed up to support and we could not have been more grateful. The evening was one we’ll never forget, and it’s our sincere hope that her message hits home for you as you listen wherever you are!



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Richard Rohr

    Richard Rohr

    In this episode of Unspoken, we welcome Father Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized spiritual teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.  



    Father Richard is the author of many books, including the best-sellers Falling Upward, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, The Divine Dance, and most recently, The Universal Christ. His work has been featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday, Krista Tippett’s On Being, and in the New York Times. Father Rohr's unique gift for holding space for the mystical and the universal is incomparable. It's our deep privilege to be able to share this soul with you. 



    Nisolo is offering Unspoken listeners 25% off their purchase at Nisolo.com when you use code UNSPOKEN at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Noor Tagouri

    Noor Tagouri

     In this episode of Unspoken, we welcome Noor Tagouri, a Libyan-American storyteller and journalist. She is currently one of the most talked about young adults in the country having worked with the CBS Radio, Newsy, CTV News while being known as the first hijab-wearing news anchor on American television. Her two documentary passion projects, “The Forest Haven Story” and “Sold in America", have both served as lighthouses in culture — exposing injustices and combating the challenges facing marginalized communities. From viral stories, to global speaking tours, to releasing her own line of fashion, Noor is raising the bar every step of the way. Noor’s consistency, transparency, and philanthropy have given her a platform with hundreds of thousands of loyal supporters trusting her to tell the story right. Noor is truly a fire and hopeful force in our world today. 



    In this conversation, you'll hear her share how her passion become her vocation, reveal stories of great adversity, debunk myths about the teachings of her faith, uncover her hope for the future of journalism, and explain the powerful meaning behind why her hijab is an emblem of servitude (and so much more). She models with great tenacity how living into your purpose truly changes the game and invites others to live authentically. 



    Nisolo is offering Unspoken listeners 25% off their purchase at Nisolo.com when you use code UNSPOKEN at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mike McHargue

    Mike McHargue

    In this episode of Unspoken, we welcome Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike). Mike is an author, podcaster, and speaker who travels the world helping people understand the science of life's most profound and mundane experiences. His best-selling debut book, Finding God in the Waves, has helped people in transition understand faith in the 21st century. Mike's the host of Ask Science Mike, and cohosts The Liturgists Podcast with his friend Michael Gungor. He's recently appeared before sold-out audiences in New York, Chicago, and London, and is a contributor to RELEVANT magazine, Storyline, BioLogos, and The Washington Post. 

    It is no secret that Mike is one of the most profound and prominent thought leaders at the modern intersection of spirituality, science, and social justice today.  With his big heart, incomparably brilliant mind, and courageous vulnerability, Mike processes his journey thus far, explains how trauma therapy has changed his life, and gets real about the harder parts about being human. We are grateful how he shows up in the world - knowing that everything he does is about helping the spiritually homeless and frustrated accept themselves and find community, so we can all work together to make the world a better place for everyone. We hope this conversation leaves you feeling less alone and empowers you toward owning your truth.



    Nisolo is offering Unspoken listeners 25% off their purchase at Nisolo.com when you use code UNSPOKEN at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Lauren Paul

    Lauren Paul

    In this episode of Unspoken, we welcome the beloved and inspirational Lauren Paul. 



    Lauren is a director, writer and co-founder of Kind Campaign — an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that brings awareness and healing to the negative and long-lasting effects of girl-against-girl bullying. While studying film at Pepperdine University, she had the opportunity to work on Tom Shadyac’s acclaimed documentary, I Am. That experience inspired Lauren and soon after transitioned into a life-changing journey of Lauren and Co-Founder Molly Thompson’s award-winning documentary, Finding Kind, and eventually, Kind Campaign. Kind Campaign has directly impacted a half a million girls, mending friendships by giving them the tools to apologize, uplift one another and step into their own power.  Lauren has been honored with the Public Education Lifesavers Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 



    Lauren's voice in the world is a gift to all of us. Her experience and wisdom are expansive, and yet, she holds it with such humility and reverence. In this conversation, you’ll hear about the things she’s done professionally, but for most of the conversation we go deep behind the curtain and meet the beautiful human being that Lauren is. Her strength as a mother and multi-faceted intellect bleeds through every moment. Lauren shares with such honesty, vulnerability, courage, and self-awareness that the world needs more of. 



    Nisolo is offering Unspoken listeners 25% off their purchase at Nisolo.com when you use code UNSPOKEN at checkout. 

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
744 Ratings

744 Ratings

Darcy from Arizona ,

Beautiful

This is such a soothing podcast and very helpful in helping us honor our pain and to also see the light that our pain can provide for us. Such beautiful people. Thank you for your message and your healing ways of how you touch and care for so many!

Gabriella Mcgough ,

Hi I’m Gabriella.

I never had pain like Ruthie Lindsey.
I have divorced parents.
I’m shy and introverted. I am adopted from Guatemala. I don’t know what her experience is like or any others on. I have a mom and she had hip surgery. She is a divorced. I have a cat and she is in my brothers room. I’m a little jealous.
I am a cheerleading. I go to Summit trail in Washington. I don’t come from the south.
I know my dads mom was very sick and there was a change. My dad told me. I am not a celebrity at all. I come from Maple valley Washington. I’m not a fan of any spicy food. I’m 13 years old. I live in my room. I never get out. I do have anxiety. I don’t like going to the store very much. I don’t like going to the grocery store with my mom. I struggle with that. I don’t have a close relationship with my mom like other people do. I do love her. Me and my mom were going through my adoption paper work. My moms name is Victoria Choc. She was very poor. She worked with tortillas. She and me are from Cuban Guatemala. I learned she had two other daughters with two different men. My mom said it was hard for her. She decided to give me up for adoption because she had no money. It was hard for her. I knew she was holding me and that she was my birth mom. I have a picture of my birth mom. She looks like me. I don’t know my birth dad. Never said on my birth adoption paper. She did not speak Spanish. She spoke a different language. She did not know how to read or write. My mommy told me that was very selfless of her! I don’t go to the grocery store with her is because she is drinking. I was praying in my room. I said to God that I have anxiety about drugs and alcohol.
My brother went to rehab last year. I don’t trust anyone with drugs and alcohol. Because I was born with a mom who fought that as well. Especially in Guatemala. In my adoption papers it said my mom was having a hard time so she adopted me. She asked for people to help me. She knew a lot of people would be there for me in that time of giving birth to me. She had lots of anxiety around people who were drugged up because they were trying to hurt people. That’s why I have anxiety. My mom came in my dream and she was holding my hand! She was an angel! She is gone. I do love her very much. Mommy is going to be ok! No one ever talks about hurting people when they are drugged up. My mom didn’t know many people who had that intense anxiety around them. I said to God I would protect young children in a store! Because they were trying to hurt them physically and emotionally and high. I’m not joking my mother was an angel in my dream! I love 😁🥲🥲everyone. 😁😁😁thank you! I support the army! 😁😁😁😁😁😄😄😄😄😁I love when an army filled with strong women and men can give the homeless flowers and chocolate! A nice coat! Even a cake!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁🤣😉Thank you!

hummingbird09 ,

Human

In the midst of uncertainty of life, intensified by the pandemic called Covid-19 I feel that I’m becoming more human. Ruthie and Miles, thank you from the bottom of my heart for graciously taking my hand as we talk about hard things and point to the beauty of humanity. I feel a sense of hope for us humans as a whole as a result of the vulnerability, honestly and plain ol fun that this podcast so skillfully displays and articulates. You two are truly a gift. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting us into a sacred space of love and belonging.

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