Episode #70 Nikki McClure Art As Invitation

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Nikki McClure is an artist who specializes in paper cutting. Her art has a simple but very challenging frame, to sketch an image on a black piece of paper, cut it with an X-Acto knife and make sure it all connects. Each image you see of her work is one single pice of paper! Her artwork invites us to feel something personal and communal. She makes a yearly calendar and children's books. She resides with her family in Olympia, Washington.  


Episode #69 Contentment & Going Home


On this episode, Matt talks about contentment as he travels back to Kansas City, Mo to see family. This shortened episode has a bit of everything, from ideas around contentment to mama guilt to good jokes and even better karaoke.  Matt Inman is the host of the Inefficiency Podcast and a psychotherapist in private practice.  He and his family reside in Austin, Texas. 

Episode #39 Connor Jay Depression & The Beauty of Wrong Turns

Connor Jay is an undergraduate student studying the art and politics of story and is working towards going for his masters in counseling. He lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He's trying to spend his days reminding people that they are so worth loving. He reads and rides bikes a lot. You can find him online on most platforms at @connorrejay.

Episode #7 Nathan Yoder Inspiration and Expression of the Self

Nathan Yoder is an illustrator and designer currently based in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Oklahoma, Nathan pulls inspiration from the blue collar, hands on, middle American lifestyle that was such a big part of his upbringing. After university, Nathan worked as a graphic designer at a small agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma before reconnecting with his first love of hand drawn art. What began as quick sketches to pass the time eventually evolved into the pursuit of illustration and lettering as a full time job. Fast forward four years to today; Nathan is now self employed working under the name Yondr Studio for clients such as Nike, Field And Stream, Popular Science, Element, and Miller Coors while also juggling the constant flow of self initiated projects.

Instagram: @nathanyoder / Twitter: @nathanyoder yondrstudio.com / darkwater.com  yondrflash.com


(Due to sound issues this episode is best listened to with headphones)

Episode #6 Roy Barsness Love and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Barsness holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Los Angeles, a Masters Degree (M.A.) in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, a Postgraduate Certificate in Family Studies from the Los Angeles Family Institute and has completed an intensive training program in Psychoanalytic Theory from the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Barsness also holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment at the University of Washington in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences. Prior to coming to The Seattle School, Dr. Barsness was Director of Clinical Training at Seattle Pacific University. He has also taught at Fuller Theological Seminary and Antioch University. His primary interest is in the intersection of psychoanalytic thought and theology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Christian Association of Psychology, the Center for Object Relations and the NW Center for Psychoanalytic Study. 

Episode #4 Joseph Barkley Good & Bad Comfort

Joseph Barkley is my guest today.  He is the pastor of Radius Church, a church for those who are convinced church is irrelevant. Joseph describes himself as a "husband, dad, talker, lover of new ideas, and purveyor of indiscriminate grace." He has spent the last few years pastoring Ecclesia Church in Hollywood and prior to that, he spent 10 years as a professional musician.  Joseph is a dynamic speaker and writer.  For more on Joseph Barkley: www.josephbarkley.com  

Twitter: @mrjosephbarkley