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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. 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

Ep. 84 - The Golden Vine - Beacon Series Ft. Corin Grillo - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

5/13/2020
Ep. 84 - The Golden Vine - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Corin Grillo author of The Angel Experiment: A 21-Day Magical Adventure to Heal Your Life ========== When you hear the word “Angel,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most of the people I’ve encountered, or if you’re like I was 25 years ago, then you probably draw up a pretty specific image. Maybe you think of chubby little cherubs with plump and rosy cheeks, sporting harps, and heart-shaped arrows. Perhaps you call to mind images...

Duration:01:37:21

Ep. 83 - The Open Mic Ft. Chase Bonin - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

5/6/2020
EP. 83 - The Open Mic Ft. Chase Bonin of the Lake Charles Comedy Scene ========== I talk a lot about love and compassion on this show. I truly believe they are medicine, and two of the greatest gives that can be given and received, but there’s another very human gift that brings great healing, and I know I don’t talk about it enough, and that gift is laughter. When I look back on my life, laughter has often been a huge component to my well being, and a good belly laugh has always been a...

Duration:01:54:14

Ep. 82 - The Encouragers Ft. Ashley Gatte - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

4/21/2020
EP. 82 - The Encouragers Ft. Ashley Gatte of Empire of the Seed ========== Sitting down at the right-round table in studio with a guest is starting to seem like a distant memory. It’s hard for me to express this, but there is something special about the space where I meet with my guests. It conveys an openness, creative energy, and joy that is reflective of the types of conversations I hoped to have with each person that’s come to visit. Since the stay-at-home orders associated with the...

Duration:01:47:20

Ep. 81 - The Comforter Ft. Eugenie Tullos - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

4/11/2020
EP. 81 - The Comforter Ft. Eugenie Tullos ========== More often than not, my visits with guests of Find the Good News take place nearly a month or more before they air. Normally, that’s not a sobering or surreal experience, but so much has changed in our world since the time that this episode was recorded. Not long after this visit, as I’m quite certain you know, the world was changed by the new coronavirus and the medical complications brought on by COVID-19. Social distancing....

Duration:01:36:54

Ep. 80 - The Clunky Oars - Beacon Series Ft. Greg Soden - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

4/1/2020
Ep. 80 - The Clunky Oars - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Greg Soden of The Classical Idea Podcast ========== It wasn’t long after I started listening to podcasts that I got the bug to produce one, the one you’re listening too right now. Over this past year of producing and listening, I’ve learned a lot, and whether they know it, many of the hosts and producers of my favorite podcasts have been unwitting instructors. Long before the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had an opportunity to...

Duration:01:55:32

Ep. 79 - The 1-Hour Mountain - Beacon Series Ft. Diana Vallette - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

3/31/2020
Ep. 79 - The 1-Hour Mountain - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Diana Vallette ========== Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times. In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with my spiritual sister, ally, and friend,...

Duration:01:39:37

Ep. 78 - The Spiritual Gumbo - Beacon Series Ft. Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

3/30/2020
Ep. 78 - The Spiritual Gumbo - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Carl and Chelsea Boudreaux, Owners of the Yoga Center and Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, Louisiana ========== Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times. In this...

Duration:01:34:39

Ep. 77 - The Home Team - Beacon Series Ft. Kari Hankins - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

3/30/2020
Ep. 77 - The Home Team - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Kari Hankins Founder of the SWLA Youth Foundation ========== Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times. In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with the founder of...

Duration:01:20:17

Ep. 76 - The Sound Of Your Name - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Grammy Winner Mickey Smith, Jr.

3/27/2020
Ep. 76 - The Sound Of Your Name - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Grammy Winner Mickey Smith, Jr. ========== Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. Now, I’m going back to visit with many of the Good Newsy guests that helped build the foundation of this show to learn how they’re navigating these strange times. In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with Southwest Louisiana...

Duration:01:19:41

Ep. 75 - The Skills We Have - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Artists Danny and Morgan Allain

3/25/2020
Ep. 75 - The Skills We Have - A COVID-19 Beacon Series Interview Ft. Artists Danny and Morgan Allain ========== Today, human beings all over the world are making social and economic sacrifices to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19. In this special Beacon Series episode, I visit with the husband and wife dynamic artistic duo of Danny and Morgan Allain. Danny and Morgan are Good Newsies, past guests of my Find the Good News podcast, and I wanted to reconnect with them to...

Duration:01:03:45

Find the Good News - FB LIVE 2 - Fishing For Goodies with Oran and Jonah Parker

3/21/2020
Find the Good News - FB LIVE 2 - Fishing For Goodies with Oran and Jonah Parker ** Recorded LIVE on Facebook • March 20, 2020 ** On #FindTheGoodFriday my son Jonah and I teamed up to bring you a special "Find the Good News" LIVE conversation. If you listen to my podcast then you know all about the section of our show called "Fishing for Goodies." That's the part of the show where I step aside and let the infamous Good News Fishbowl take over... and the Fish Bowl always provides! There...

Duration:01:16:18