Unstuck...the podcast where we have conversations about areas in our lives where we may have been or are stuck whether that is relationally, mentally, emotionally and/or spiritually. Hosted by Dr. Emily Stone, licensed marriage and family therapist.
Season 2 Episode 2: A Conversation with Helms and Greg Jarrell on Community and Belonging
In this episode I get to share with you a conversation I had with Helms and Greg Jarrell from QC Family Tree in Charlotte, North Carolina. It would be impossible to describe in detail in this short introduction all of the ways they contribute to their community. They are each in their own unique ways community builders, parents, activists, artists, pastors, and good friends. We get a good amount of laughter in around some pretty tough topics related to power and privilege, but the heart of our conversation is the same as topic of Greg's book that was just released: community and belonging. Greg's book, A Riff of Love, can be found on Amazon and I hope you will check it out. I also hope you will enjoy our conversation. I know I did.
Season 2 Episode 1: Intimate Justice at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina
Hey guys! Welcome to season 2 of Unstuck! I can’t believe I have been doing this for a little over a year and I am absolutely thrilled at what I get to share right out of the gate in season two. This first episode was recorded live at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. If you are not familiar with the Wild Goose Festival I encourage you to look it up. Having this particular conversation with these particular people in this particular space was so incredibly meaningful to me and I am so honored to get to share it with you. Intimate Justice…what does that look like for women? What kinds of messages about sex have we “caught” and were “taught” in church for better or worse? That’s what’s on the agenda for this first episode. Come and see.
With Dr. Susan Perkins, Missy Cava, Shacoya Graham, and Sarah Causey
Ep. 7 Unstuck: A Conversation with a Gay Christian
This podcast episode's interview might be one of the most sacred I ever do. Amanda Kerr is a third year graduate student at Wake Forest Divinity School where she is preparing for ministry. I met Amanda about four years ago and have had the honor of witnessing an incredibly tender and significant part of her life. Amanda is so many things. She is warm, intelligent, wise, brave, and caring. She is also a gay Christian. Today I get to share with you her thoughts on how she has worked to remain faithful as a Christian while also being honest with others and authentic in her identity. Her thoughtful and intentional responses will challenge and encourage you. Come and see.
Unstuck is a podcast facilitated by Dr. Emily Stone, licensed marriage and family therapist, supervisor, professor, and ordained minister, where Emily and her guests have heart to heart conversations about areas of our lives where we tend to get stuck. Oh, and laugh. Emily loves to laugh and learn about people through their stories...so there is plenty of that going on, too.
Ep. 6 Unstuck: Understanding the Process of Refugee Resettlement
In Episode 6 of Unstuck I talk with Kaily Otten, a program director in the area of refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Let's be honest. the topic of refugee resettlement is a sensitive one in our country today. Kailey does a great job of explaining the in's and out's of the process. You are going to love hearing her own story. I learned so much. I think you will, too.
Ep. 5 Unstuck: A Conversation on Power and Culture
In this podcast I get to share with you my dear, courageous, strong friend, Lauren Barnett. Lauren is one of my most beautiful and eclectic friends and our conversation is going to prove it. Lauren most recently has been a housing advocate with Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, North Carolina where affordable housing has been a crisis for years. The focus of our talk is on issues of power and culture, which led us into some pretty dynamic and diverse topics such as Beyoncé, the womanist movement, the purity movement, evangelicalism, finding a church where she can exist as a black woman, the nature of kingdom work and the meaning of spiritual formation. We went wide and deep! I know you are going to hear some things that are going to make you think. Come and see!
Ep. 4 Unstuck: A Conversation About Being Black
Today I get to share the beautiful Charysse Johnson with you. Or, as I and many others call her…Resi. Resi is a therapist in Charlotte, North Carolina and is so good at what she does. She is also a mom and a wife with a gorgeous smile and heart. From parenting styles to NFL players kneeling to grooming black children…we are talking about being Black today.
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...and meet some new friends. I love the hours of joy I get from hearing Emily & Co. 💜
Very relatable and helpful!
Emily is doing a great job with these podcasts. Her co-hosts are honest about their lives, which makes me feel like I'm not the only one dealing with these issues. They discuss solutions and approaches they have tried with anxiety/depression and parenting, which is great to hear about.
Not just another bland Interviewer
Dr. Stone's first episode of Unstuck shows that she is dedicated to professionalism, quality, and her audience. Most podcasts with this style of interviewing never let the audience understand the experiences of the podcast's host. Dr. Stone from the get go has set the groundwork that we will learn much from brave interviewees' experiences, but also from her own personal anecdotes.
I look forward to the episodes to come.