Bertie Pearson found music during high school in Austin, Texas. After high school he was in bands and toured the country. But long before that, when he was just seven, Bertie told his father “I want to be a priest.” His atheist father said “That’s fine, if you believe there’s a big guy in the sky who controls everything.” Now the Reverend Bertie Pearson works for the Episcopal Diocese in San Francisco and plays in a synthpop band called Altars. And though he’s no Christian rocker, he’s very much Christian, and very much a rocker.
Stuart Murdoch is the lead singer and songwriter for the Scottish indiepop band Belle & Sebastian. After a long illness in his twenties, Stuart began attending the Church of Scotland and, eighteen years later, he hasn’t stopped.
What's What Radio: Curated big-idea conversations by the best talkers we know.
What's What is a series of curated conversations. People nominate the best conversationalists amongst their friends and acquaintances, and we select a few of the nominees to serve as radio host for the day. The host takes a burning question they've had on their mind and hashes it out with somebody who's a provocative talker on the subject.Funding from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.