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When Love Is A Storm (feat. Sarah Kroger)

Every relationship has highs and lows. Sometimes love feels like a dream — sometimes it's a storm. Sarah Kroger's beautiful song "I Choose You" lends an honest and hopeful voice to the ups, the downs, and the daily choices we make to stand in love.


All We Have Known (feat. Tyler Hook)

Someday all we have known will come to an end. As sobering as this reality may be, it hasn't stamped out man's search for meaning or our desire to love and be loved. In the midst of all the uncertainty, Tyler Hook's "Let's Go" is an invitation to hope.


Despite All the Hurt (feat. Kevin Heider)

There’s a lot of hurt in this world. How do we navigate the pain and uncertainty wrought by the impermanence of all things? In this flipped episode, Marie Miller interviews our host, Kevin Heider, about his song “Down by the Sycamore Tree,” a moving narrative about grief and loss.


BONUS: Springsteen & Me (From Nebraska to Ohio)

Upon the release of his new album "Ohio," Kevin Heider walks us through his journey into Springsteen's music. As the Heider family home video archives prove, the roots run deep. "Ohio" is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more.


Our Homeland (feat. Marie Miller)

Home is a place we sometimes have to leave to find. It's everything we long for. And it's worth fighting for. Marie Miller's boot-stomping anthem about returning to our "Homeland" is imbued with an infectious hope.


So Much Love to Give (feat. James & the Drifters)

There are things in this world that we can’t control. Everyone experiences loss and insecurity. This is why we need each other. In their latest single "Tides," James & the Drifters showcase a cool indie new wave vibe to remind us that we all have so much love to give.


The Battle (feat. Jimmy Mitchell)

Some stories are told without words. In his original musical compositions, Jimmy Mitchell paints with pianos and strings to separate light from darkness, to tell the story of "The Battle" that rages around and within us all.


Season Two Intro: My Sweet Elinore

In this delightful introduction to season two, our host (singer-songwriter Kevin Heider) sits down with his daughter to discuss her love of music. It concludes with an acoustic in-studio performance of an unreleased song.


BONUS: Learning to Lament w/ Wendell Kimbrough

Artists evolve. They're always growing, changing, and challenging themselves creatively. As he learns to lament and let go, Wendell Kimbrough’s latest album (“Come to Me”) reflects the evolution of his artistry and his person.


Two Ways To Be Worthless (feat. Wendell Kimbrough)

We all get by with a little help from our friends. Sometimes their love is tender — sometimes it's tough. In his clever throwback tune "Two Ways To Be Worthless," Wendell Kimbrough playfully explores the tougher side of love.


BONUS: A Slow Burn w/ Ike Ndolo

Ike Ndolo’s latest album (“Shine”) is a unique experience from start to finish. He tells us a lot more about what went into it in this bonus episode. We also talk about live performance, evolving as artists, fan feedback, dancing, Ike’s quasi-fetish with beautiful hands, and more!


The Brother On the Outside (feat. Ike Ndolo)

Life is a symphony. We all have a part to play. While questions of identity and purpose are universal to the human experience, the color of a person's skin is a formative detail. Ike Ndolo shares his story as a brother on the outside in "Your Table."


You Never Said Goodbye (feat. Sister Sinjin)

Death is the primordial fact of life. And yet, it seems easier sometimes for the dying to accept death than for the living to accept loss. In a moving homage to those who have passed, the women of Sister Sinjin say “Goodbye” in their own beautiful way.


Someone to Bury Me (feat. Uptown Boys Choir)

Fresh air and clarity. We all need it, especially amid the pursuit of love. Uptown Boys Choir puts a delightfully self-deprecating spin on the classic love song in "Bury Me," an indie pop vitamin full of good vibrations.


Mile Marker 154 (feat. Jacqui Treco)

It's amazing how memories unfold. In the blink of an eye, entire scenes and seasons of life re-play themselves in our minds. Jacqui Treco remembers with gratitude in "Genevieve," a moving tribute to unrepeatable love.


There’s No Place Like Home (feat. Dawson Hollow)

There's no place like home. But what does "home" even mean? That's the question at the heart of Dawson Hollow's triumphant indie-rock epic "Take Me There."


Fighting for the Wrong Side (feat. Scott Mulvahill)

Love is a battlefield. When the fog of war starts to dissipate and the smoke rolls back, that’s when we begin to see more clearly. Scott Mulvahill ponders this part of love and relationships in "Fighting for the Wrong Side."


Humans Helping Humans (feat. Michelle Mandico)

Our best bet in times of trouble is our relationships — our ability to serve and help others. Singer-songwriter Michelle Mandico appeals to empathy in her captivating "Water Bearer."


The Ache of the Decision (feat. Mike Mangione)

Some decisions alter the course of our lives in dramatic ways. And those decisions are often accompanied by an ache, a feeling of desperation: Should I go forward? Should I turn back? Should I start over? Mike Mangione gives the ache atmosphere in his riveting "At Your Gate."


Burn Down Your Cage (feat. Year of the Buffalo)

We've all got cages that we long to escape from. We've all experienced the weight of worldly expectations, self-doubt, and seasons of discontent. Collaborative duo Year of the Buffalo takes us on a musical adventure in their song "Leo" to let us know that breaking free is possible.