Season 2

Dec. 17, 2022

Understanding Mental Health with Chauntelle Lieske

Chauntelle Lieske, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Spokane, joined us to discuss NAMI's work of support, education, and advocacy for those impacted by mental health conditions. We discussed the ...

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Nov. 19, 2022

What Churches Can Do About Domestic Violence with Maryclare Beche

Among churches, there's often a culture of silence around domestic violence, and when it occurs churches have often acted in a way that makes the situation worse. Maryclare Beche, the author of the recent Sojourners article, ...

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Nov. 4, 2022

What's Happening with Camp Hope with Lerria Schuh

Executive Director of the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium , Lerria Schuh, joined us to discuss her recent article in the Spokeman-Review advocating for ...

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Oct. 27, 2022

One Year Anniversary Update

Todd and Jason share, as we're soon to celebrate one year of Thoughtfoolery, what they appreciate about this project, what they've learned, and what's next.

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Sept. 27, 2022

Racism, Books, and More with Julie Christine Johnson

Author and editor, Julie Christine Johnson, joined us to talk about her growth in anti-racism, the stories she tells, and life on the Olympic Peninsula. She shared with us how she was profiled in Heather McGhee's book, The Su...

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Sept. 8, 2022

Can a Church Have a Breakthrough? with Dr. Dawn Weaks

Dr. Dawn Weaks, Co-Pastor of Connection Christian Church in Odessa, Texas, joined us to share about her new book, Breakthrough: Trusting God for Big Change in Your Church . In the book, she chronicles the change that Connect...

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Aug. 11, 2022

Welcoming Refugees with Thrive International

Mark Finney and Lidia Pauline, from Thrive International in Spokane, joined Todd and Jason to talk about their new work of helping multicultural communities thrive. They shared about their work at the Thrive Center which curr...

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July 24, 2022

Behind the Scenes of Housing & Help with Gavin Cooley and Frank Swobo…

Gavin Cooley, host, and Frank Swoboda, Director-Writer-Producer, from Housing & Help, a new documentary series and podcast chronicling the housing and homelessness crisis here in Spokane, joined us to talk about the genesis o...

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July 7, 2022

The Inside Scoop with the Ice Cream Man with Joe Barnett

Joe Barnett, from Hazard Ice in Spokane, joined us to talk about driving an ice cream truck, what his most requested ice cream treats are, and what it's like to bring joy to people every day. If you'd like to …

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June 25, 2022

Is Housing Fair? with Marley Hochendoner and Abdella Abdella

Marley Hochendoner and Abdella Abdella from Northwest Fair Housing Alliance join Todd and Jason to talk about the history of racism with housing in the Spokane area, unfair housing practices that happen today, and what someon...

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June 20, 2022

Ending Poverty and Homelessness for Women and Children with Edie Rice…

Transitions Executive Director of Missions and Services, Edie Rice-Sauer, joined us to discuss the unique needs that women and children experience when they encounter poverty and homeless. She shared, too, about the special w...

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June 13, 2022

Can the Arts Lead us to Empathy? with Dr. Mary McCampbell

Lee University professor and author of Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves, Dr. Mary McCampbell, joined Jason and Todd to talk about how the arts encourage us to imagine the life of another and help us find empathy. They dis...

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May 11, 2022

Understanding Youth Homelessness with Daniel Lufiyele and Randy Waltm…

Daniel Lufiyele and Randy Waltman, from Cup of Cool Water here in Spokane, join us to discuss youth and young adult homelessness, their work with Cup of Cool Water, and how all of us can learn to love our neighbors …

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April 29, 2022

Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffit…

Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund joins us from Indianapolis to share with us her newest book, Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Health with Children and Teens , as well as the story of mental illness in her family,...

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April 8, 2022

A Kidney Donation, Ten Years Later, with Ross Pangere

Ross Pangere joins Jason and Todd to retell the story of the connection that Ross and Jason have around a shared kidney.

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March 13, 2022

What Do We Do About Hate Groups? with Dr. Joan Braune

Gonzaga University professor, Dr. Joan Braune, joins Todd & Jason to discuss hate groups and what drives people to them. She helps us understand what churches and individuals can do to stop the rise of hate groups. To learn ...

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March 5, 2022

Servant Leadership with Shann Ray Ferch

Author and Gonzaga professor, Shann Ray Ferch, joins Todd & Jason to talk about Servant Leadership, basketball, and growing in love, faith, as a spouse, and as a human being. If you'd like to find out more about Shann and …

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Feb. 15, 2022

Can a Church Talk About Hard Things? with Rev. Elizabeth Hagan

Rev. Elizabeth Hagan, the pastor of the First Christian Church in Athens, Georgia, joins Todd and Jason to talk about her book, Brave Church , and how when churches learn to discuss challenging topics it can be an experience,...

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Jan. 29, 2022

What Does Food Have to Do With Our Faith? with Kendall Vanderslice

Kendall Vanderslice joins Todd & Jason to talk about baking, food movies, dinner church, and how eating together is central to Christian community. If you'd like to learn more about Kendall's work, you can at Edible Theology ...

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Jan. 22, 2022

How to Show Compassion with Rev. Vy Nguyen

Rev. Vy Nguyen, Executive Director of Week of Compassion, joins Todd & Jason to talk about his own story, the work of Week of Compassion, and where compassion is needed with refugees and natural disasters. If you'd like to le...

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Jan. 8, 2022

The Gifts of Special Needs with Stephanie McKeever

Stephanie McKeever joins Jason and Todd to talk about special needs parenting, grief, and the unique gifts and blessings that special needs people bring. If you'd like to learn more about Stephanie, you can find her at stepha...

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