108 episodes

Upside Down Podcast is an ecumenical podcast at the intersection of justice, spirituality, and culture. Join us for conversations about God's Upside Down Kingdom. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative Christian podcast co-founded by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular guests have included Christena Cleveland, Dr. John Perkins, Shane Claiborne, Jo Saxton, Father Greg Boyle, Shannan Martin, and Dominique Gilliard. Popular episodes have featured the enneagram, gentrification, nonviolence, vocations and callings, immigration, and more. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.

Upside Down Podcast Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Patricia Taylor, Alissa Molina

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 260 Ratings

Upside Down Podcast is an ecumenical podcast at the intersection of justice, spirituality, and culture. Join us for conversations about God's Upside Down Kingdom. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative Christian podcast co-founded by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular guests have included Christena Cleveland, Dr. John Perkins, Shane Claiborne, Jo Saxton, Father Greg Boyle, Shannan Martin, and Dominique Gilliard. Popular episodes have featured the enneagram, gentrification, nonviolence, vocations and callings, immigration, and more. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.

    Season 6 | Episode 105: Persistence in Love in Society

    Season 6 | Episode 105: Persistence in Love in Society

    How does being in an ecumenical space expand and enrich our spiritual lives, within and beyond the walls of the church? Patricia Taylor, along with Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace, put Upside Down Podcast co-host Alissa Molina in the hot seat in the second of our final four episodes.
    In this episode, we:
    Hear from Alissa as she explains what the podcast has brought to her life and how it has helped her embrace Catholicism even moreReflect on how the podcast brought up questions of the heart that forced her to see how she’s embodying faith beyond the space of worshipDiscuss how past topics and guests revealed that there are so many places to experience GodTalk about the unique ecumenical space the podcast has offered over the years and the impact of it on her faithLearn more about From Here, the nonprofit media organization that Alissa started to encourage the love of God, neighbor, and selfJoin us for our remaining episodes to hear more from our hosts and learn about their journey over the years with the Upside Down Podcast. We’re so grateful to have you along. 
    News, Notes, and Links:
    Be sure to check out From Here and all of its offerings. You can continue to support the Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help keep this podcast accessible.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Support the show

    • 44 min
    Season 6 | Episode 104: Persistence in the Gift of Expanse

    Season 6 | Episode 104: Persistence in the Gift of Expanse

    What happens when our view of God becomes more expansive, and what does it reveal to us about ourselves and others? Lindsy Wallace is the first Upside Down Podcast host in the hot seat, as she’s interviewed by fellow co-hosts Alissa Molina, Patricia Taylor, and Kayla Craig. 
    In this episode, we:
    Talk about Lindsy’s personal and spiritual growth over the duration of the podcast, including connecting with a more expansive view of GodReflect on finding the Divine at the end of ourselves, when so much has been stripped awayHear about Lindsy leaning into her 7 wing (as an enneagram 8)Discuss what it means to live all of it—the exciting and the terrifying—as she’s going through all the thingsLearn what topics and people Lindsy wishes we had time to cover and interviewTalk about hope for the future (hint: it’s in the margins) Join us for part one of four episodes in which we interview each host, sharing personal stories, reflections, and responses to an array of rapid-fire questions as we wind down The Upside Down Podcast.
    News, Notes, and Links:
    Check out Mary Graham on Instagram. Have you ever listened to our interview with Father Gregory Boyle? Find it here.You can continue to support the Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help keep this podcast accessible.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

    • 33 min
    Season 6 | Episode 103: Persisting Beyond the Podcast

    Season 6 | Episode 103: Persisting Beyond the Podcast

    We’ve got a special announcement to share. Co-hosts Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Alissa Molina, and Patricia Taylor come together to bring you an important update about the future of the Upside Down Podcast. 
    News, Notes, and Links:
    You can continue to support the Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help keep this podcast accessible.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

    • 3 min
    Season 6 | Episode 102: Persistence in Hope with Andre Henry

    Season 6 | Episode 102: Persistence in Hope with Andre Henry

    What does hope mean to you, and how do you practice it? Lindsy Wallace talks with award-winning musician, writer, and activist Andre Henry about sustaining hope, translating it into action, and how art can help dismantle empires. 
    In this episode, we:
    Talk about his newly released book, All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep, and who he wrote it forGo over Andre’s practice of always reading something about hope to remind himself of what’s possibleAsk what the role of art is in the work of justiceTalk about how artists can play so many roles in the movement: creative strategist, messenger, morale keeper, and so onDiscuss what it means for Andre to be an artivistConsider the power of a committed minority working toward social progressTalk about relationships he’s lost and what he’s gained in community, hope for change, and space for himself to truly beDiscuss the connection between hope and action, as well as the role has faith played in sustaining hopeGo over Andre’s hope regimen to stay healthy and mitigate despairJoin us in this rich conversation as we dive into how hope is more than optimism: it’s about imagining and creating a better world and writing history. Let us know what you think and what hopeful action you can take in your own communities. 
    News, Notes, and Links:
    You can find Andre on the web, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and SoundCloud. Order your copy of Andre’s book, All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep, here.Check out the book Andre mentioned, Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit, here.Learn more about the work of Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D. on civil resistance. Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

    • 47 min
    Season 6 | Episode 101: Persistence in Belonging with Cole Arthur Riley

    Season 6 | Episode 101: Persistence in Belonging with Cole Arthur Riley

    How do we know when we are in a space of true belonging, where our whole person can be welcome, present, and safe? Co-hosts Patricia Taylor, Kayla Craig, and Lindsy Wallace talk with writer, liturgist, and speaker Cole Arthur Riley about freedom and belonging—the good and the bad kind.
    In this episode, we:
    Discuss how Black Liturgies came to be and why Cole chose to initially remain anonymousShare definitions of true belonging: spaces where we have the freedom to question, doubt, and change our minds without our status of belonging being at riskConsider how our bodies know what belonging is as opposed to assimilation or conformityTalk about the importance of solitude to better understand what belonging is for each of usPoint out how not all belonging is good and that there are consequences for both staying and leavingAsk what our ancestors teach us about belonging and liberation from harmful spacesWonder what it looks like for there to be a space of belonging for everyone and how, perhaps, it starts with the least of these to shape that spaceJoin us in this conversation about finding belonging and the community that comes with it. We hope it gives you more language for your journey and imagination for what could be.
    News, Notes, and Links:
    Follow Cole and her work on her website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and be sure to grab a copy of her new book, This Here Flesh.Add Toni Morrison’s Beloved to your bookshelf, if you haven’t already.Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

    • 48 min
    Season 6 | Episode 100: Persistence in God's Upside Down Kingdom (A Celebration & Special Cameos to Celebrate 100 Episodes!)

    Season 6 | Episode 100: Persistence in God's Upside Down Kingdom (A Celebration & Special Cameos to Celebrate 100 Episodes!)

    It’s our 100th episode! Co-hosts Kayla Craig, Alissa Molina, Patricia Taylor, and Lindsy Wallace celebrate this milestone by looking back on where they’ve been, what they’ve learned, and what they hope for this little podcast that could and the community that’s grown from it. 
    In this episode, we:
    Hear from listeners, former guests, and past hosts about their Upside Down Podcast memories and reflections Talk about how the podcast came to be: to create a space for honest conversations about faith, justice, and cultureRemember how each of us got to a point where we needed these conversations and whyDiscuss how caring for ourselves is a communal act and necessary for dismantling unjust systemsRecall pivotal moments with different podcast guests that stayed with us and even shaped our thinkingCelebrate the over five years of building and being a part of this incredible communityThank you so much for being a part of this space, whether you’ve been a longtime listener or you’re just joining us. We’re honored you’re here.
    News, Notes, and Links:
    Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too. You can find us individually at @patricia_a_taylor, @kayla_craig, @from_here_sessions, and @lindsy.wallace.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

Jodi Hyer ,

Rich conversation & wisdom

Love the rich content of this podcast. Love learning and growing with the amazing hosts and their guests! 💛

Sarah-Mom of 5 ,

Found like-minded women

These women are the real deal. Their honest conversations about life, social issues, faith struggles and everything in-between has been a soft place for me to land, especially in this cultural climate.

Outlittleflock ,

Love that it feels like a conversation between friends!

I love this podcast and all that is shared as these 4 hosts converse together. I feel almost as if I’m listening in on a private conversation as they share their thoughts and experiences with their faith and what is required to be a part of Gods upside down kingdom. I am always inspired and leave wanting to dig deeper!

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