A New Normal

Cultivating connection, community and conversation one episode at a time.

Recent Episodes

May 27, 2021

Stories matter: the invisible war

This time on the podcast, the story of an invisible war. Shots are fired. Injuries sustained. But how do you fight an enemy you c…

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April 16, 2021

Stories matter: the elephant whisperer

An armchair safari to a place where humans and elephants are engaged in a deadly conflict over resources — and the one man who ca…

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March 12, 2021

History matters: not Gone With the Wind

Confederate soldiers never reached the US Capitol during the Civil War, but the "Confederate flag" (which was actually the battle…

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Jan. 26, 2021

History matters: heroes or traitors?

The divisions that have taken hold of the country are playing out not only in our public lives, but also in some of our closest r…

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Dec. 10, 2020

Plan Be: embracing "radical hospitality" with Mike Gray

Is Santa real? You bet. These days he goes by the name Mike Gray, a retired jack of all trades who lives not at the North Pole, b…

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Nov. 19, 2020

Plan Be: warrior turned potter Matt Marasch

In the first of our “be the change” stories — stories about people who are being the change they want to see in their own communi…

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