In celebration of the 65th episode of our podcast, this episode is all about nostalgia (New Kids on the Block, I Love Lucy, Goosebumps, etc.)! We are honored to take you on a nostalgic journey!
Rachel & Elizabeth have referenced this conversation so many times recently that it seemed worthy of a replay! Even with Halloween just having passed, you may still be in the mood for a good horror film, and the insights that film scholar and expert Jennifer Moorman has to offer will have you experiencing, yes, even horror films, as a thin place.
Jen shares about how she developed a love for horror films, how monsters in horror films can help "outsiders" to feel empowered, and the power of the unknown that horror filmmakers tap into in order to scare us.
We also discuss how death and birth are often explored in horror films and how these films can actually comforting and even a thin place when we are feeling anxious.
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Rachael and Elizabeth discuss activism and theology as a thin place with Dr. Drew Hart. Drew is a writer and a speaker on topics of justice black theology, Anabaptism, and white supremacy and he follows in a long line of theologists who have done theology on the fly in the midst of struggling with justice and liberation. You’ll want to check out Drew’s books: Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism and Who Will Be A Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance.
Mentioned on the show:
Inverse Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inverse-podcast/id1358332600
Common Hymnal: https://commonhymnal.com/
Messonghi Trust: https://www.patreon.com/msingitrust
Rachael and Elizabeth check in with honesty, authenticity, and humor about curiosity as a thin place. We begin by talking about Elizabeth's far-fetched husband and his skeptical nature versus Elizabeth's curious nature. After talking through all the possible ways to view the world, Rachael and Elizabeth land on a good healthy way to go through life.
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It's our first repeat guest!
This time last year Halley Kim joined us to talk about the importance of Birth Stories. At the time, she had a secret that only a handful of people in her life knew about. But today, Halley is sharing freely about what she once believed, what she believes now, and how we can compassionately usher people towards changing their minds.
You can find Halley on Instagram as @halley.kim_ and Facebook as Halley_Kim
One day she may even return to writing on her blog that you can find at halleykim.com
In the meantime she's preaching sermons that you can find on YouTube - like this one
Resources mentioned in this episode:
PBS Documentary: Vaccines - Calling The Shots
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
This Podcast Will Kill You
Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician and Autism Dad by Peter Hotez
Please consider a donation to support the work of Voices for Vaccines
Rachael Gallagher and Elizabeth Varaso discuss what pets have to teach us about birth and death, and truly living. Understanding our personal relationships with pets is an important part of understanding ourselves. We support our life's journey when we embrace caregiving, whether it be another person or an animal.
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Rachael Gallagher and Elizabeth Varaso enjoy a conversation with Eileen Shaklee, aka "Mama Fry," who blogs at "Autism With A Side of Fries." Eileen first began blogging about life with her french-fry-loving Autistic son 9 years ago, and has built an online community where the unique joys and challenges of living with Autism can be shared.
You can find Eileen's blog at Autism With a Side of Fries, or else follow her on Facebook or Instagram.
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Rachael and Elizabeth have the privilege of talking through how Tara McAlonan's family has come to be, challenge by challenge, heartbreak by heartbreak and how it all led to the adoption of Cade Francis. We are delighted to share this with you!
Resolve Support Groups
In this episode, we interview Elizabeth's first Philadelphia friend, Shera Morris. We have the privilege of talking through how creativity helped her to find thin places even when going through grief. We are delighted to share this conversation with you!
Pathways to Housing PA
In this week's episode we're celebrating being back to regular podcasting! Rachael and Elizabeth start the podcast off with a recap of the thin places they experienced over the summer. Then, they share some insight on where the podcast is headed in the coming weeks and months.
Mentioned in this episode: In the Heights
Bachelor in Paradise
Higher Learning Podcast
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