Glimmering Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

89 episodes of Glimmering Podcast since the first episode, which aired on July 7th, 2014.

  • Ask Me Anything Dad; Plus Meet our New Co-Host!

    Episode  |  August 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    In this episode, Leslie and Sophia are launching the first of their new segment, called “Ask Me Anything Dad.” It’s a wide-ranging discussion with a 12 year old about beliefs, sexuality, and identity. If you’re a parent, or just someone who is curious about what’s going on in the minds of “kids these days” this could be gold for you.

  • Episode 88: Our First Easter since Leaving the Christian Church

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2019  |  42 mins 31 secs

    This year, we celebrated a religious Easter...outside of Christianity. It was completely new and wonderful!

  • Episode 87: A Dramatic Turn of Events!

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2019  |  44 mins 32 secs
    entrepreneurship, jobs, transitions

    A life update show! Leslie talks about being let go (getting fired) while maintaining friendships, Laura talks us through Alana's visions issue, and... well, that's more than enough really.

  • Episode 86: Kids and Media Consumption 101 - Let’s Start with the Science

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  57 mins 3 secs
    consumption, media, parenting, screen time

    Parenting in the digital age: what works for us, what doesn't, and why we aren't freaking out about screen time.

  • Episode 85: Media is the root of all heartache. Or is it?

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2019  |  50 mins 44 secs
    consumption, marriage, media

    In this episode, we talk about media consumption - what media held a deep influence in our early years, what’s been recently life-changing and what we’re currently enjoying.

    We talk about what it’s like to give ourselves permission to simply enjoy the media we love, and how it enriches our lives and relationships. And we wonder if we need to be more critical about our indulgences, making room for other activities.

  • Episode 84: Soul. Food. - From Food Shame to Mindful Eating

    Episode  |  February 6th, 2019  |  40 mins 49 secs
    consumption, eating disorders, mindful eating, mindfulness

    We talk about our personal hangups about food consumption, and practice some mindful eating right on the show.

  • Episode 83: Food Waste

    Episode  |  January 29th, 2019  |  51 mins 33 secs
    climate change, climate justice, consumption, environment, food waste, human justice, landfill, prison labor, single-use

    The food we don’t consume: why we don’t, where it goes, and how to do better - all through a “Live Justly” lens.

  • Episode 82: Dry January

    Episode  |  January 14th, 2019  |  28 mins 44 secs
    consumption, drinking, dryjanuary, mindfulness

    Leslie talks about his decision to forego alcohol for "Dry January."

  • Episode 81: Identity Wrap Up + 2018's Top Ten Extravaganza!

    Episode  |  December 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Last thoughts on the Identity series and 2018.

  • Episode 80: Identity Part 4: Raise Up a Child

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins

    How to do we help our kids answer the "Who Am I?" questions with clarity and authenticity?

  • Episode 79: Identity Part 3 - Scalzian Mystics

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    christianity, identity series, parenting, spirituality

    In this episode, we talk about our spiritual identities. After 15 years of marriage, do we still share the same spiritual identity? Are we still even spiritually compatible?

  • Episode 78: Identity part 2 - The Parent Trap

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2018  |  57 mins 48 secs

    In this episode, we talk about Laura’s response to the “Who Am I?” question. Since she’s white, her answer doesn’t start with race; it’s about roles and responsibilities.

  • Episode 77: Identity Part 1 - Latino, like espresso

    Episode  |  November 19th, 2018  |  54 mins 33 secs

    Leslie looks into his mixed heritage, with some racial history lessons on the side.

  • Episode 76: Catching up with Life, The Universe, and Community

    Episode  |  November 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    coming of age, mental health, politics, voting

    Bullet points on life since Easter, and some feedback from listeners. Also, thank you to our veterans; we will Never Forget.

  • Episode 75: Leslie Votes - Live

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In this episode, Leslie goes through his ballot, following Laura’s Voters’ Guide. Laura talks about her research for the Guide and Leslie adds his own research and opinions to the conversation. We have two important races that will have repercussions for the whole country: Please donate to Kate Brown for Governor and Jamie McLeod-Skinner for U.S. Representative!

  • Episode 74: Laura's Mid-term Election Guide

    Episode  |  October 28th, 2018  |  50 mins 25 secs

    In this episode, we learn about why the 2018 midterms are so important, how to be an informed voter, and what all we can do to get out the vote for 2018. Laura walks us through her strategy and approach to researching candidates and ballot measures. We also talk about reasonable shortcuts to take if you don’t have the time or inclination to do the research yourself.