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Instrumental with Dave & JJ Heller

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

In every episode, we explore the instrumental moments that made each guest who they are today. I hope these conversations inspire you to embrace every beautiful second of this incredible and unpredictable life, because the truth is none of us knows which moment will be the one that changes everything.

In every episode, we explore the instrumental moments that made each guest who they are today. I hope these conversations inspire you to embrace every beautiful second of this incredible and unpredictable life, because the truth is none of us knows which moment will be the one that changes everything.

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United States

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In every episode, we explore the instrumental moments that made each guest who they are today. I hope these conversations inspire you to embrace every beautiful second of this incredible and unpredictable life, because the truth is none of us knows which moment will be the one that changes everything.

Twitter:

@jjheller

Language:

English

Contact:

6029801593


Episodes

REPLAY - Ben Shive

12/10/2021
If you listen to my music, there's a good chance the first song you heard was produced by Ben Shive. The music he creates is undeniably beautiful, but the WHY behind it is perhaps even more stunning. If you need to be reminded of the purpose behind what you do, this episode is for you. Ben had so many wise insights that Dave and I literally wanted to cheer at several different points in this interview. ⁣ ⁣ Get out a pen, because you’re probably gonna want to take some notes!...

Duration:01:05:05

REPLAY - Al Andrews

12/8/2021
You know those people who just make you feel like everything is gonna be okay? Like a big ol’ hug for your soul? Our guest this week is one of those. ⁣ ⁣ Al Andrews is the kind of person who somehow validates who you are as a person while simultaneously challenging you to step into the potential of who you could be. He’s the founder of a counseling service for touring artists here in Nashville called Porter’s Call. His story is surprising, emotional, and powerful, and we think it’s going to...

Duration:01:15:39

REPLAY - Sara Groves

12/6/2021
One of our most popular episodes! I’ve been listening to Sara’s music since 2004 and she’s been a HUGE influence on my own songwriting. She offers incredible insights about God and humanity in a way that’s disarming, beautiful and poignant. This is one of those episodes I want to listen to over and over again. www.saragroves.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:54:54

REPLAY - Brad Montague

12/3/2021
Brad is the kind of person who makes you feel special just as you are while simultaneously making you want to be a better human. How does he do this?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ He is the genius behind Kid President, the writer of a delightful book called Becoming Better Grownups, and a source of inspiration and hope for millions. His comics are consistently featured in Magnolia magazine and he’s one of my absolute favorite instagram accounts to follow. Talking to Brad reminded me let go of cynicism and look...

Duration:01:01:34

REPLAY - Andrew Peterson

12/1/2021
Andrew Peterson has not only built an incredible career as a singer, songwriter and author, but he’s also cultivated an entire community of writers, artists and deep-thinkers through the Rabbit Room forum. Make sure to tell Siri or Alexa to play his album "Behold the Lamb of God" this month. www.andrew-peterson.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:01:07:45

053 • Ian Cron

11/24/2021
Ian Morgan Cron is a champion of the Enneagram, awakener of people, and bestselling author of the popular Enneagram book, The Road Back to You. As a pioneer in the contemporary Enneagram movement, Ian is a highly sought-after speaker for large conferences and corporate boardrooms alike. www.ianmorgancron.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:01:08:00

052 • Max Hsu

11/18/2021
I met Max in 2016 when he took the photos for my Christmas album, Unto Us. He is one of the most intentional people I’ve ever met and he thinks deeply about the way he creates and invests his time. He helped create and produce the band Superchick before pivoting into a career as a photographer and filmmaker. www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:46:29

051 • Justin McRoberts

11/11/2021
Justin is a gifted communicator, author, and songwriter. He’s one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram because of his insightful reflections and thought provoking questions. In addition to writing and speaking, he hosts The @Sea Podcast with special guests like yours truly! www.justinmcroberts.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:52:21

050 • Jenny Marrs

11/4/2021
Jenny is a designer, writer and passionate advocate for community transformation, family preservation and orphan care around the globe. She and her husband are also the hosts of an HGTV show called Fixer to Fabulous. We know you're going to love hearing her story! www.jennymarrs.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:47:17

049 • Jason Gray

10/28/2021
Dave and I have known Jason Gray for over 15 years, and we're so grateful for his vulnerability as he shares his journey of faith. Known in the CCM community for his ability to craft thoughtful lyrics with rhythmic pop melodies, he has been providing listeners with inspiring and uplifting music throughout his award-winning career. www.jasongraymusic.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:53:02

048 • Junlei Li

10/21/2021
We discovered Junlei Li when we watched the Mr Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” The clips featuring him were so insightful and encouraging that we just knew we had to hear his story. Junlei serves the co-chair of the Human Development and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research and practice focuses on understanding and supporting the work of helpers — those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social...

Duration:01:10:03

047 • Amy Grant

10/14/2021
Amy Grant was highly influential in our lives as we fell in love with music. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record, and she’s earned six Grammy Awards, in addition to achieving 10 Top 40 pop singles over the course of her career. We’re so grateful that she took the time to share some stories with us! www.amygrant.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:52:10

046 • Philip Yancey

10/7/2021
With over 15 million books in print, it's safe to say Philip Yancey is a widely read Christian author. Best known for books like What's So Amazing About Grace, and The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey's books often address the complex feelings we face when approaching the Christianity. www.philipyancey.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:01:10:43

045 • Kate Bowler

9/30/2021
Kate Bowler, PhD is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. I stumbled across her Instagram feed several months ago, and I found so much comfort in the words she shares about suffering. At age 35, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, causing her to think in different terms about the research and beliefs she had been studying. I hope her perspective will bless you as much as it's blessed...

Duration:00:59:16

044 • Ellie Holcomb

9/23/2021
Ellie recorded and toured full-time with her husband’s band, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, for eight years before stepping off the road when her first child was born. She has released three full length albums, and two children’s books. She’s consistently writing, touring and performing while raising three kids with Drew in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. www.ellieholcomb.com www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:01:09:48

043 • Steve Taylor

9/16/2021
Steve Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, producer and recording artist who earned his “Renaissance Man” stripes (Prism Magazine) from a body of work that’s garnered him multiple Grammy, Billboard, Telly, Addy and Dove awards and nominations. He's a masterful storyteller, and I know you'll love this episode! www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:01:11:44

042 • Holly Christine Hayes

9/9/2021
Holly Christine Hayes was rescued out of a life of trafficking, violence and addiction more than twenty years ago and knows the path to recovery can be long and rocky. She is now an author, speaker, and the founder of Sanctuary Project. Holly’s mission is to bring healing and restoration and to help women everywhere to become the beautiful, inspiring individuals they were each created to be. www.jjheller.com/podcast

Duration:00:56:40

041 • Brad Montague

3/24/2021
Brad is the kind of person who makes you feel special just as you are while simultaneously making you want to be a better human. How does he do this?! 🤷🏻‍♀️ He is the genius behind Kid President, the writer of a delightful book called Becoming Better Grownups, and a source of inspiration and hope for millions. His comics are consistently featured in Magnolia magazine and he’s one of my absolute favorite instagram accounts to follow. Talking to Brad reminded me let go of cynicism and look...

Duration:01:02:17

040 • Kelli Kelley

3/17/2021
Kelli Kelley is the founder of Hand To Hold. A non-profit in Austin, TX working with hospitals to provide premie parents with education, resources and perhaps most importantly, support and empathy. Being a premie mama herself, Kelli has a huge heart for parents who are facing the unique challenges and heartaches of caring for a baby in the NICU. Hear how she was able to use her own experience to give other parents the resources she wished she had during those difficult weeks and months in...

Duration:01:07:14

039 • Ginny Owens

3/10/2021
Ginny Owens was a very influential voice in my life as I was just beginning to fall in love with singing and songwriting back in college. I even learned to sing and play her song "Own Me" for my senior recital.⁣ ⁣ When Dave and I got the chance to write a song with her a few years ago, I was thrilled! Not only is she a brilliant singer/songwriter, but she has a disarming sense of humor and is one of the kindest hearts I know. ⁣ ⁣ Listen to this episode and be inspired by Ginny’s...

Duration:00:58:45