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.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 episode, 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.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Many of you have probably heard of Sleeping At Last, but unfamiliar with the man behind the music and artistry. In this week's conversation on Unspoken, we have Ryan O’Neal. Ryan is a Chicago-based signer-songwriter, producer and composer who makes music under the name of Sleeping at Last. His music can be heard frequently on popular TV shows and films such as the Twilight Saga, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, The Fault in Our Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen Degeneres Show and many more. He has also scored feature documentary films for SoulPancake, Charity: Water and the Global Citizen Festival in NYC.
In 2013, Ryan began the long-form concept project, Atlas, which is an ongoing series of new music to be released over the course of many years. In 2016, Ryan began The Sleeping At Last Podcast in which he explains the process and inspiration behind his music, one song at a time. He is currently hard at work on Atlas: Year Two: 25 new songs which explore the themes of human development; sense, emotions and a song for each of the nine unique Enneagram types.
Ryan is such a gift. We are touched by the way he shows up in the world, his kindness and childlike imagination bleeding into everything he creates. The stories he shares about where his love of music first began, the inner-critic that he constantly navigates, and the joys of being a father are incomparable. We hope this conversation leaves you inspired to find connection, healing, courage and strength to leave no important words unspoken.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode of Unspoken, we have the honor of sharing our conversation with James Shaw Jr. — most known for making headlines and becoming a national hero after bravely disarming a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee Waffle House. Determined to turn the tragic course of events into a stepping stone, James is committed to using his voice and personal experience to make a major impact in his community.
The 29-year-old native to Nashville, now known as the “Waffle House Hero,” is currently hosting national meetings and galvanizing global thought leaders to share his community and humanitarian plan to systemically address policy change, and increase efforts to make gun control/ gun violence, mental illness and the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder a national priority. James is currently making appearances and speaking at schools, universities, corporations, conference, etc. on the above issues and recently announced his foundation, The James Shaw Jr. Foundation.
This episode is particularly special because this is James' first podcast interview since the Waffle House event.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode of Unspoken, we have the deep privilege of sharing our conversation with Morgan Harper Nichols — a writer, artist, and musician who makes her work around people and their stories. Morgan spent the first few years of her adult life as a college admission counselor, and then, as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. It was on the road that she cultivated her curiosity and passion for the written word and art, and slowly began to share her art with others online. Ever since then, she has created countless pieces of art inspired by what others send her — and then, sends them the art, for free. As an artist, Morgan has collaborated with publications and brands including Coach, Darling Magazine, Esquire Singapore, Jungalow, and more. As a writer, her debut book ‘Storyteller’ is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Poetry.
Morgan is such a special human and we're so excited for y'all to just get a peek into the soul behind the incredible work she's doing in the world. We hope this conversation gives you the courage to pick up the mirror and make courageous eye contact with the person on the other side because we are all so deserving of self-love and belonging. For more of her captivating work, start here.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode of Unspoken, we have the unique joy and privilege to share our conversation with the beloved Arielle Vandenberg.
Arielle is an actress, entertainer, creator, and host of The Only Child Podcast. She's one of the most popular people in online media today with well over a million people following her work. Her evolving film and television career has included everything from recurring roles in 'Meet the Browns', 'Greek', 'How I Met Your Mother', and 'CSI'. We traveled to LA to record this hilarious and deeply touching interview which brought expected laughter and some inspiring heartfelt tears. Arielle let us into a space that she doesn't often share publicly and we walked away with such respect for her and the work she does. Our hope is that Arielle's story reminds you to keep fighting, trust your gut, honor where you've come from, and continue to bring things into the light so they can't stay in the darkness.
Follow along Arielle's journey and beautiful work here.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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