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Find the Good News with Brother Oran Parker

Philosophy Podcasts

Old news. Bad news. Fake news. Sometimes you want to shut down and get no news at all! I aim to change that by focusing on good people doing good works. I visit with artists, educators, civic & spiritual leaders, musicians, business owners, students, volunteers, and everyday citizens who are using their creativity, resources, and talents to bring hope, happiness, and goodness to their corner of the world.

Old news. Bad news. Fake news. Sometimes you want to shut down and get no news at all! I aim to change that by focusing on good people doing good works. I visit with artists, educators, civic & spiritual leaders, musicians, business owners, students, volunteers, and everyday citizens who are using their creativity, resources, and talents to bring hope, happiness, and goodness to their corner of the world.

Location:

United States

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Old news. Bad news. Fake news. Sometimes you want to shut down and get no news at all! I aim to change that by focusing on good people doing good works. I visit with artists, educators, civic & spiritual leaders, musicians, business owners, students, volunteers, and everyday citizens who are using their creativity, resources, and talents to bring hope, happiness, and goodness to their corner of the world.

Language:

English

Contact:

(802) 459-1668


Episodes

Ep. 122 - The Shifters - Beacon Series Ft. Steve Taylor - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

12/9/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 122, “The Shifters,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Steve Taylor, author of "Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation" published by New World Library. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Just like a blind man that has discovered a jewel in a heap of rubbish, likewise, by some coincidence, an awakening mind has been born within me." With this simple, powerful turn of phrase, the Indian mystic Shantideva laid...

Duration:01:04:25

Ep. 121 - The Raw Honey - Beacon Series Ft. Kori Hahn - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

11/4/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 121, “The Raw Honey,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Kori Hahn, author of "Rituals of the Soul: Using the 8 Principles of Yoga to Create a Modern & Meaningful Life" published by New World Library. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Have you ever had to reinvent yourself, to start again? Did you find that there was a process of letting go, of unlearning, as you started to embrace the changes that came with your rebirth? Sometimes,...

Duration:01:21:40

Ep. 120 - The Permission Slip - Beacon Series Ft. Regina Louise - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

10/7/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 120, “The Permission Slip,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Regina Louise, author of Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love published by New World Library. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Is there something in your life that you feel you should have done, but you just couldn't find it in yourself to get started? Maybe you had an internal and unspoken checklist of reasons that you...

Duration:00:59:55

Ep. 119 - The Trembling Trees - Beacon Series Ft. Jonathon Stalls - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

9/21/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 119, “The Trembling Trees,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Jonathon Stalls, artist, writer, activist, and founder of Intrinsic Paths. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Have you ever had a transformative personal experience so profound, so mysterious, that escaped your ability to frame it with words? If you've listened to this program for any length of time then you likely know that I have had such an experience, a moment in this...

Duration:01:43:04

Ep. 118 - The Honored Struggle - Beacon Series Ft. Wendy De Rosa - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

8/31/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 118, “The Honored Struggle,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Wendy De Rosa, author of "Becoming An Empowered Empath: How To Clear Energy, Set Boundaries, & Embody Your Intuition" by New World Library. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Many longtime Find the Good News listeners would likely recall the number of times that I've brought the subject of empathy into these conversations in a very serious way. There have been times over...

Duration:01:03:13

Ep. 117 - The Weeping Sunset - Beacon Series Ft. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Patrick - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

8/12/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 117, “The Weeping Sunset,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Rev. Dr. Kenneth Patrick, author of "Journeying to the End of Life: Discovering the Ancient Hospice Way of Companioning the Dying." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Often, it's in revisiting a conversation during editing that its value truly sinks in. As you may know, it could be several weeks, or even months, after I've had a visit with a guest before their episode is...

Duration:01:32:05

Ep. 116 - The Burdensome Backpack - Road Trip Series Ft. Mickey Shannon of Resource Management Services - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

7/29/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 116, “The Burdensome Backpack,” A Road Trip episode featuring Mickey Shannon of Resource Management Services - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - After a much-needed summer break, Find the Good News is back with a special Road Trip episode. It had been quite a while since my last road trip recording, and while I didn't have to travel far to meet my guest, it was still refreshing to be out of doors. In this episode, I got to visit with Mickey...

Duration:02:26:32

Ep. 115 - The Human Story - Ft. Christy Comeaux and Katie Pennington-Bartlett with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/25/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 115, “The Human Story,” featuring Christy Comeaux and Katie Pennington-Bartlett of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you've been listening to Find the Good News for any length of time, I'm sure you've figured out that I, like so many, have an affinity for reading. My dad loved to read pocketbooks and comic books, and I am certain that I can draw a direct line from my love for both of those things to...

Duration:02:00:06

Ep. 114 - The Foldover Worlds - Beacon Series Ft. Tayria Ward - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/21/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 114, “The Foldover Worlds,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Dream Analyst and Depth Psychologist, Tayria Ward. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I started having potent dreams on repeat when I was a young boy, mindscapes so dense with texture and gravity that it was not unusual for me to question whether the space I found myself in upon awakening wasn't in fact the dream. In my early twenties, these flavorful dreams—called such...

Duration:01:36:32

Ep. 113 - The Recovery Defense - Ft. Scotty Higginbotham - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/17/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 113, “The Recovery Defense,” featuring Scotty Higginbotham, Business Development Outreach Coordinator with American Addiction Centers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - One of the great gifts that the Find the Good News podcast has given me is a platform to reconnect with people. We all meet people in our lives through businesses, groups, events, and other gatherings, and if you're like me you may never get that opportunity to connect...

Duration:01:22:29

Ep. 112 - The Fist Switch - Beacon Series Ft. Paula Lazarz - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/10/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 112, “The Fist Switch,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Paula Lazarz, Shaolin martial artist, Soto Zen Buddhist priest, and head instructor at Healthkick Kung Fu in Chicago, Illinois. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - For most of my adult life, I've been looking for fixed truths, constants that can be identified over and again, no matter the unique circumstances and shifting forces in play. What I've found on this search is that...

Duration:02:14:14

Ep. 111 - The Butterfly on the Battlefield - Ft. Justin Roberts - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

5/28/2021
Find the Good News, Episode 111, “The Butterfly on the Battlefield,” featuring Justin Roberts of Echo Bravo Productions and the Do Good web series ========== Tragedy has a way of bringing people together and producing durable bonds, often shaping and directing people to new missions. Over again we see survivors of extreme situations and events take on news roles with great fervor, reentering the fray with a resolve to help others find hope as they make their way through difficult times. In...

Duration:02:10:03

Ep. 110 - The Best We Can Be - Beacon Series Ft. Kristi Hugstad - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

4/20/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 110, “The Best We Can Be,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Kristi Hustad, author of "Be You... Only Better: Real-life Self-care for Young Adults (And Everyone Else)" published by New World Library - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I don't really know what it was like for my mom and dad to raise a family, trying to keep their kids entertained, happy, and healthy with all the supplies it takes to provide shelter, education, and some...

Duration:01:28:41

Ep. 109 - The Law of Change - Beacon Series Ft. Margaret Meloni, Ph.D. - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

3/23/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 109, “The Law of Change,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Margaret Meloni, Ph.D., host of the Death Dhamma podcast and author of "Carpooling With Death: How Living With Death Will Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Fearless" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There is a small note tacked to a piece of corkboard near my desk, the letters stark white against an inky black square. These words, "CHANGE IS THE LAW," have stared back at me...

Duration:02:07:58

Ep. 108 - The Prisoners - Beacon Series Ft. Venerable De Hong - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

2/22/2021
Find the Good News, Episode 108, “The Prisoners” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Venerable De Hong, Co-Founder of the Engaged Buddhist Alliance - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - My father was a United States Marine that served as a combat engineer in the Vietnam war. On January 21, 1968, he was on the Marine base at Khe Sahn getting a short reprieve from the horrors of war. It was the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Tet holiday. A cease-fire was about to begin, or at...

Duration:01:40:11

Ep. 107 - The Hinge Moment - Beacon Series Ft. Reverend Shannon Fleck - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

2/9/2021
Find the Good News, Episode 107, “The Hinge Moment,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Reverend Shannon Fleck, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Take a good look around you, at the people in your community, the leaders, the ministers, the people in positions of authority or power, and pay attention to what you see? Do they look like you, think like you, and generally believe the same things you believe? On reflection, and...

Duration:01:28:12

Ep. 106 - The Escape Pod - Ft. James Hiatt - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

2/4/2021
Ep. 106 - The Escape Pod - Ft. James Hiatt, Interim Worship Leader at University Methodist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana ========== It wasn't hard to come up with a proper reflection for my conversation with James Hiatt. James and I met online in overlapping territory, and it was clear from the very beginning that I'd discovered a spiritual brother. While our personal stories are very different, we have somehow found our way to a common road wide enough to share, and there's plenty of...

Duration:03:04:41

Ep. 105 - The Dark Heart - Beacon Series Ft. Lisa Diane McCall - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

1/26/2021
You’re listening to Find the Good News, Episode 105, “The Dark Heart,” A Beacon Series conversation featuring Lisa Diane McCall, life coach and author of The Rhythm of the Soul: A Journey of Loss and Discovery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Have you ever made a decision, with no hesitation, that you knew would change your life? A choice that was so clear, so pure, that you could almost perceive the path it would lead you down? That's precisely the type of decision Lisa Diane McCall...

Duration:01:55:48

Ep. 104 - The Healthy Triggers - Beacon Series Ft. Laura Zam - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

1/19/2021
Ep. 104—The Healthy Triggers—A Beacon Series conversation featuring Laura Zam, Sexuality Educator, Certified Trauma Professional, and author of The Pleasure Plan: One Woman's Search for Sexual Healing ========== When I read Laura Zam's book, "The Pleasure Plan," I could clearly see how her work with trauma and its effects on human sexuality would be of great value to me personally. In her book, Laura opens up about her own traumatic experiences, sharing very candid details that created...

Duration:01:46:42

Ep. 103 - The Phoenix and the Dragon - Beacon Series Ft. Christine Arylo - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

1/7/2021
Ep. 103 - The Phoenix and the Dragon - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Christine Arylo, author of "Overwhelmed & Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered & Sustained in a Chaotic World" by New World Library ========== Welcome to the first episode of 2021. I'm not sure that I could have handpicked a much more relevant guest to kick off the new year than author, feminine leadership advisor, and feminine leadership advisor Christine Arylo. Christine agreed to visit with me on Find the Good...

Duration:01:24:19