Progressive Spirit

Series produced by John Shuck

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Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace.

Progressive Spirit is a weekly hour-long program about spirituality and social justice. Listen to interviews with top scholars, authors, social justice activists, and spiritual leaders from around the world. Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace. Always interesting, informative, and cutting edge.


59 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Bishop John Shelby Spong with host John Shuck
Bishop John Shelby Spong talks with me about his life’s work, Christianity’s future, and a faith that asks the right questions.

  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: David Skrbina, The Jesus Hoax
Dr. David Skrbina makes the case that Christianity started as a hoax by Paul.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Apr 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity
Bart Ehrman asks how did a religion that began with a small group of illiterate day laborers become the dominant religion of the Roman Empire in ju...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Dominic Crossan and Sarah  Sexton Crossan
John Dominic Crossan discusses the Christian myth through his book Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and East Kept the Original Easter Vision.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Johann Hari author of Lost Connections and Chasing the Scream
Johann Hari discusses his book, "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions."

Bought by WETS and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 18, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Melba Beals
Melba Beals, one of the nine African-American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, tells her story of faith under fire.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Aisha Jumaan, Mohammad Al-Nimr, John Shuck at Roots of Conflict Presentation at Portland State University, February 3rd 2018
Aisha Jumaan and Mohammad Al-Nimr Expose the US involvement with Saudi Aggression

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ira Israel, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You Are An Adult
Therapist, Ira Israel, outlines a path to authenticity.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Feb 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Dr. Samuel Harrington, MD, is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life. He argues the case for taking a clear-eyed yet compa...

Bought by WETS and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Richard Elliott Friedman, The Exodus & Wayne Potter and Pam Brown
Biblical scholar, Richard Friedman, makes the case for an historical exodus and its influence on humanity.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Feb 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects and Engineers of 9/11 Truth
Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage presents the science.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andreas Weber
Biologist and Philosopher, Andreas Weber, reframes ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expre...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WETS, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen
Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen team up to get people excited about restoring democracy and getting money out of politics.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WETS, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gina Messina
If Jesus was President, how would his policies measure up against those of the Trump Administration? Would Christians of the Trump Era support a Pr...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Richard Miller, Psychedelic Medicine
A conversation with Dr. Richard Miller about the politics behind the suppression of psychedelic medicines. Plus a news segment about Net Neutrality.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KFCF FM, WETS, and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 07, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Brad Warner
Soto Zen Priest, Brad Warner, talks about Zen, zazen, and Dogen, the 13th century Japanese Zen Master.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Dec 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Michael Eric Dyson and Stephen Gray
One of my most popular shows of 2017. Originally produced in April 2017.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: In search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea
Music executive, Danny Goldberg, discusses 1967 and the counterculture. This show was originally broadcast, July 28, 2017.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WETS, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: (clockwise) Jann Aldredge-Clanton, Brent Landau, Geoffrey Smith
Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton discusses her hymns to the divine feminine and Dr. Brent Landau shares his new apocryphal discovery.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WETS, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Les Jamieson, Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson
Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson bring the big questions about physics to the public.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WETS, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 02, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3