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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

Description:

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. 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

Ep. 102 - The Tumbleweed Tree - Beacon Series Ft. John Wackman & Elizabeth Knight - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

12/16/2020
Ep. 102 - The Tumbleweed Tree - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. John Wackman & Elizabeth Knight, co-authors of "Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture" by New World Library ========== Sometimes an episode release date aligns perfectly with a special occasion that makes the content of the conversation even more relevant. As it turns out, my conversation with John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight, co-authors of the new book Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are...

Duration:01:40:40

Ep. 101 - The Firefly Entanglement - Beacon Series Ft. Kim Chestney - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

12/9/2020
Ep. 101 - The Firefly Entanglement - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Kim Chestney, author of "Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power" by New World Library ========== Have you ever had a feeling, a hunch, or an inner knowing that seemed to guide you through a series of right actions? Maybe it was a feeling about a space, a place, a person, or a particular circumstance. If you followed the promptings of that feeling, did you find the end result to be better than...

Duration:01:07:24

BONUS - The Teasers - Episodes 54–100 - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

12/8/2020
Find the Good News has been a positive experience for me, and a project that has allowed me to use my communication, design, and production skills paired with my deep desire to reflect on the human condition, that is to mean the great questions of why we are here, who we are, what is goodness, and what inspires some to right action. Find the Good News has been an evolving project, and in episode 54 I decided to change the edit a bit by pulling a short clip from the guest, placing it at the...

Duration:00:16:43

Ep. 100 - The Power of Three - Beacon Series Ft. Michael J. Gelb - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

12/1/2020
Ep. 100 - The Power of Three - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Michael J. Gelb, author of "Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear and Supercharge Your Career" by New World Library ========== We made it, my friends and listeners. Welcome to the 100th numbered episode of my Find the Good News podcast. When I think deeply on the line-up of good people doing good works that I’ve visited with over the past two years, I understand how each of them has been like a...

Duration:01:16:13

Ep. 99 - The Mother's Refuge - Beacon Series Ft. Paria Hassouri, MD - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

11/23/2020
Ep. 99 - The Mother's Refuge - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Paria Hassouri, MD, author of "Found in Transition: A Mothers' Evolution During Her Child's Gender Change " by New World Library ========== It fascinates me how easy it can be to congratulate myself on being open-minded, all-inclusive, and accepting of others. My self-praise doesn’t end there, as I’m always ready, it seems, to easily forgive myself for the secret judgments and grudges that I don’t speak out loud for the world to...

Duration:01:06:43

Ep. 98 - The Character Lines - Beacon Series Ft. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

11/5/2020
Ep. 98 - The Character Lines - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, author of "The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals" by New World Library ========== If you’ve been listening to Find the Good News for any length of time then you’ve probably picked up on my personal interest in exploring the landscape of the human mind and heart. As Find the Good News makes its way toward 100 episodes, it’s clear to me that the good work this show might be...

Duration:01:28:14

Ep. 97 - The Step Towards Joy - Beacon Series Ft. Kathy Callahan - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

10/28/2020
Ep. 97 - The Step Towards Joy - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Kathy Callahan, author of "101 Rescue Puppies: One Family's Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust" by New World Library ========== I have to be honest; lately, I’ve been feeling a little burned out, and why wouldn’t I? Like you, I’ve been on this train without breaks that has 2020 painted on the side, and I suppose all the bumps and rickety tracks have rattled my brain and frayed my nerves. We’re all doing the best we can do...

Duration:01:19:31

Ep. 96 - The Ph.D. in the Glitch - Beacon Series Ft. Hersch Wilson - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

9/24/2020
Ep. 96 - The Ph.D. in the Glitch - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Hersch Wilson, author of "Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide To Thriving In Tough Times" by New World Library ========== So often, the guests I’ve spoken with on Find the Good News have been relevant to what was going on in my life, or in the world at the time. This hasn’t been intentional, or by design, necessarily; I talk to the guests in turn, accepting whatever good people come into my life through the Good News signal. It’s...

Duration:00:58:00

Ep. 95 - The Jewel in the Ashes - Beacon Series Ft. Robin Easton - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

9/13/2020
Ep. 95 - The Jewel in the Ashes - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Robin Easton, author of "Naked In Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest." ========== Finding the right words to introduce my guest for this episode isn’t difficult. In fact, as I sat and meditated on our conversation, waiting for sweet, descriptive honey to drip from my mind to my lips, the most simple words I’ve ever used to frame any guest of Find the Good News came to mind. Robin Easton, my dear...

Duration:02:46:44

Ep. 94 - The Guardian - Beacon Series Ft. Linda Carroll - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

8/18/2020
Ep. 94 - The Guardian - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Diana Carroll, author of "Love Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love," published by New World Library ========== I think it would be fair to say that generally, life is a relationship. We’re in some type of relationship from the day that we are conceived. Our first relationship is to our mother, then those that raise us, extended family, perhaps our classmates, teachers, and friends. Depending on our growing...

Duration:01:01:33

Ep. 93 - The Truth of Our Biases - Beacon Series Ft. Simran Jeet Singh - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

7/15/2020
Ep. 93 - The Truth Of Our Biases - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Professor Simran Jeet Singh—educator, writer, activist, and scholar. ========== Sometimes I feel that I may have made a mistake when I named this podcast. Having a show called “Find the Good News” sets the precedent that my guests and I must only talk about positive things. While my end goal is to always lean our conversations toward goodness and good works, I realize fully that we can’t get there by ignoring the obvious...

Duration:01:22:03

Ep. 92 - The Resonant Strings - Beacon Series Ft. Meido Moore Roshi - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

7/2/2020
Ep. 92 - The Resonant Strings - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Meido Moore Roshi, abbot of Korinji, a Rinzai Zen monastery, and author of "The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice" by Shambala Publications. ========== Zen. In the circles I’ve traveled it is a word that is often said and even more misunderstood. Truth? I am still trying to understand it myself. More truth? When I feel like I’ve built a nice and sturdy framework for it, the structure I’ve constructed topples to sticks and...

Duration:01:09:33

Ep. 91 - The Magic Feather - Beacon Series Ft. Don Jose Ruiz - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/24/2020
Ep. 91 - The Magic Feather - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Don Jose Ruiz, Toltec Shaman and author of "The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals & Ceremonies for Personal Transformation" from Hierophant Publishing ========== There are events in our lives that charged with a specific energy. These moments can feel electric. Time perhaps feels bent. Sensations get prickly, and details seem enhanced. To the outside world these make look like nothing more than the ongoing and ordinary ebb-and-flow of...

Duration:01:40:27

Ep. 90 - The In Zone - Beacon Series Ft. Chris Niebauer Ph.D. - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/17/2020
Ep. 90 - The In Zone - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Chris Niebauer, Ph.D., Author of "No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism" from Hierophant Publishing ========== I once read that the very toxic escalation of ego-driven “me” culture started its ascent with the invention of the mirror. Long before one could truly see their own reflection with clarity, the best way to gain a clear picture of the self was in a relationship with others. The mirror came along, the...

Duration:01:29:20

Ep. 89 - The Gathering Fire - Beacon Series Ft. Diana Rowan - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/11/2020
Ep. 89 - The Gathering Fire - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Diana Rowan, Author of "The Bright Way: Five Steps To Freeing The Creative Within" from New World Library ========== 15 years ago I was asked to speak to a group of graphic design students about creativity in the field of graphic communications. As I sat down to draft my presentation I asked myself, “What is creativity, and where does it come from?" This question led me down a track far outside the field of graphic design, on...

Duration:01:56:12

Ep. 88 - The Shimmering Truth - Beacon Series Ft. Ellen Meredith, DA, EEMP - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/5/2020
Ep. 88 - The Shimmering Truth - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Ellen Meredith, DA, EEMAP, Author of "The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine" from New World Library ========== When is the last time you stopped and really listened to your body? What physical aches do you live with daily? How are compensating for them? Do you have chronic issues that seem to never go away? Maybe, like many, you just feel off, heavy, out of balance, or worn down. Perhaps, like many...

Duration:01:33:11

Ep. 87 - The Slippage Ft. Heather Regan White - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

6/4/2020
Ep. 87 - The Slippage - Ft. Heather Regan White, Journalist with the Southwest Daily News ========== We live in strange times, made stranger and more disorienting by a steady stream of conflicting news and information signals from sunrise to sunset. Sifting through these competing signals and processing them to find relevant bits that add value to your life can be an exhausting grind with the potential to wear down a mind’s ability to discern truth from fiction. Many are able to recall a...

Duration:01:55:03

Ep. 86 - The Divine Feminine - Beacon Series Ft. Clark Strand & Perdita Finn - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

5/27/2020
Ep. 86 - The Divine Feminine - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Clark Strand & Perdita Finn, co-authors of The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary ========== Almost from the very moment of my initial awakening in the summer of 1995, I’ve had a hunger to learn, and reading was a critical source of nutrients for my ravenous mind. I’ve read many wonderful books since that day, and while my mind may not be as hungry, it still makes a healthy meal of many...

Duration:01:50:27

Ep. 85 - The Growing Voice Ft. Dominique Darbonne - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

5/25/2020
Ep. 85 - The Growing Voice - Ft. Dominique Darbonne of The Flamethrowers ========== Since starting this Good News podcast signal, it’s been my great pleasure to meet people from my region that I may not have met otherwise. The truth is that this transmission has allowed me to do much more than simply meet them; I’ve gotten to know them in some very deep and personal ways. More often than not, when I finish one of these visits, I leave the conversation feeling like I’ve gained a new friend....

Duration:01:34:38