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Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith [Standard Clock]

Series produced by Sandburg Media

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Things Not Seen engages in in-depth conversations about how faith and belief work in everyday life. This is the 59:00 broadcast feed.

Things Not Seen is a weekly, long-form interview show with guests who confront challenges of faith and culture in unusual and compelling ways.

As people navigate political, corporate, personal, and religious worlds, issues of faith and culture come into conflict.

Things Not Seen is an opportunity for guests to dive deep into these moments of conflict that are, after all, what the life of faith is all about.

This version of the show conforms to the NPR format clock, with a 1:00 billboard, 5:00 news cutaway, and breaks at 19:00 and 39:00.


22 Pieces

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In this far-ranging conversation, David Dault talks to Diana Butler Bass about her new book, Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revol...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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We talk with Marge Nykaza, founder and director of Chicago's Harmony, Hope and Healing - a ministry that uses choral music to help repair the souls...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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We explore the new field of comparative theology as we discuss Michelle Voss Roberts's award-winning new book, Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Chri...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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We speak with Fr. Jim Martin, editor of America Magazine and former chaplain of the Colbert Report, about his new book, Seven Last Words: An Invita...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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"Sometimes its good when things get messy," says noted historian of religions, University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Martin E. Marty. He's been ...

  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In this week's episode we revisit our 2012 interview with Furman philosophy professor, J. Aaron Simmons. Over the course of the hour he helps us un...

  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode we rebroadcast of our 2012 conversation with Professor Todd Green of Luther College. We discuss the concept of "Islamophobia" - the...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sit...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we revisit our 2012 interview with John J. Thatamanil, in which we discuss the growing field of "religious pluralism" - where the boundar...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we revisit a 2012 interview with Georgetown professor, Jacques Berlinerblau. We discuss his most recent book, How to Be Secular: A Call t...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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We're re-visiting our 2014 interview with Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation we explore the idea that our culture has been shaped by roughly 500-y...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Michelle Van Loon has been a writer for more than three decades. With her recent book, If Only: Letting Go of Regret, the author has written a prac...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we talk with Dr. E.L. Kornegay, founder of the Baldwin-Delaney Institute for Academic Enrichment and Faith Flourishing, about sear...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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On today's show, we have an in-depth conversation about the experience of women in religious communities and in the academic study of religion with...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:30
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In this wide-ranging interview, our host David Dault talks with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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After many years as a successful journalist and poet, Judith Valente arrived to lead a workshop at a monastery. The experience changed her life. In...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This hour we speak to actor, writer, and director Curt Cloninger, who has spent 30 years traveling the country performing thoughtful and thought-pr...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Like many forms of medicine, the Bible can be a tool for healing or harm, depending upon how it is used. Our guest, Jennifer Grace Bird, has writte...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we take the full hour for David Dault's in-depth interview with Michelle Alexander, author of the groundbreaking 2010 book, The New Jim C...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Author and journalist Susan Katz Miller is both an interfaith child and an interfaith parent. Her book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00