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Episode 27 (Raising Kids in an Anti-Black World - A Sitcom of Grief)  with Julie Leak

Episode 27 (Raising Kids in an Anti-Black World - A Sitcom of Grief) with Julie Leak

June 1, 2020

This is a bonus episode born out of the necessity of the times we're living in. We FINALLY got the Queen on the podcast!!! 

Julie and Corey talk about parenting black children through this season, the uniqueness of raising Black children in America, some thoughts for Non-black parents raising Black Kids, and why it's important that white parents talk to their children about race and racism. 

This is a must listen to for any parents raising children in American society.  

 

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On Insta: @julieleak

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Episode 26 (Whiteness is Awful) with Science Mike

Episode 26 (Whiteness is Awful) with Science Mike

April 17, 2020

In this final episode of season 2, Corey and Mike Mchargue (Science Mike) discuss spiral dynamics, race, mental health, and Mike's upcoming book "You're a Miracle and a Pain in the Ass". Mike is a renowned author, speaker, and podcast host who is known for his practical and intellectual perspectives on faith and science. This is a conversation for anyone who finds themselves with questions about faith, primal human behavior, and justice.  

Show notes:

Contend with Mike:

On Twitter and Insta: @mikemchargue 

Look out for Mike's book coming out on April 28th!

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Episode 25 (Why Can’t Q Go to Recess) with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

Episode 25 (Why Can’t Q Go to Recess) with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft

April 8, 2020

This is a conversation with Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft who is an activist, organizer, Baptist minister, and mother of five-year-old twins Zane and Levi and four-year-old Skyler. She is the Executive Minister for Justice and Movement Building at Middle Collegiate Church and the founder of Raising Imagination, a platform that examines social change at the intersections of faith, parenting, and politics. Her activism has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, and Bust and she is a regular writer and inaugural board member of The Resistance Prays. She and her family live in the East Village of Manhattan and fight the patriarchy and examine their racism and spirituality together, one cheerio at a time. Corey and Amanda discuss raising anti-racist children, women's reproductive rights, and a host of other topics. Enjoy!

Show notes:

Contend with Amanda:

On Insta:@raisingimagination 

On Twitter:@ARaeAshcraft

http://raisingimagination.com

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Episode 24 (Spoiler Alert - What You’re Facing is Grief - Coping with Covid-19) with Dani Fitch

Episode 24 (Spoiler Alert - What You’re Facing is Grief - Coping with Covid-19) with Dani Fitch

April 3, 2020

Dani Fitch is back to talk to us about our collective trauma and healthy ways of coping with it. Corey and Dani discuss the effect Covid-19 has on our emotional well being, what to do about it, and what things we should avoid. 

Show Notes:

Dani mentioned two apps for help with mindfulness "Calm" and "Head Space"

Also for anyone who may need counseling right now, please visit: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Therapists are also working within any budget. If you need help, find a therapist in your area.

Contend with Dani.

On Insta: @daniellefitchtherapy and @danifitch

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Bonus Episode (Family Quarantine Files) Leak Family

Bonus Episode (Family Quarantine Files) Leak Family

March 31, 2020

This is a glimpse into what quarantine life sounds like in the Leak household. 

Episode 22 (Who Gives You Permission?) with Rolando Lamb Jr.

Episode 22 (Who Gives You Permission?) with Rolando Lamb Jr.

March 27, 2020

Rolando Lamb Jr is back with Corey to talk about no longer being exclusively Christian and the impact that has had on his emotional state during the high-stress period we're all living in with Covid-19. 

This episode is for anyone who has ever struggled to find peace while reconciling their personal beliefs at the same time!

 

Show notes below:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=EUcBG7kofzQC&gl=us&hl=en-US&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA_Desktop_US&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=MKTAD0930BO1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpfHzBRCiARIsAHHzyZoK0ZWNvX1hu5b7rmaDOxttbLjw81BcCO5ulbm-FoJ9cez6RnrFw5UaAictEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

The book Corey references in this episode is: "When God Talks Back" by T.M. Luhrmann 

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On Insta: @rolamb 

On Twitter: @byrolamb 

On FB: https://www.facebook.com/rolando.lamb

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On Insta: @coreyevanleak and @existentialpodcast

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Episode 21 (I Am Not a Virus) with Kathy Khang

Episode 21 (I Am Not a Virus) with Kathy Khang

March 20, 2020

This is a conversation with Kathy Khang about how to take care of ourselves during the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect naming it the "Chinese virus" has on Asian Americans. 

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Her book: bit.ly/raiseyourvoice…

 

 

Episode 20 (Everyone is Suffering - a Messy Conversation on Trauma and Healing) with Grace Sandra

Episode 20 (Everyone is Suffering - a Messy Conversation on Trauma and Healing) with Grace Sandra

March 13, 2020

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains disturbing content involving domestic abuse and self-harm. 

If you are now or have ever been a victim of physical, mental, or emotional abuse we advise you seek professional assistance. We've also provided resources below. Listener discretion advised. 

In this episode, Corey has a conversation with Grace Sandra an activist, writer, speaker, and survivor where she shares her story of enduring divorce, single parenthood, and psychological domestic abuse. 

To continue to follow Grace's story follow her on Instagram: @grace_sandra_

Her website:

https://linktr.ee/grace_sandra_

 

If you or someone you love is at risk or recovering from abuse here are some resources:

Books

"The Verbally Abusive Man" by Patricia Evans

"The Emotionally Abusive Relationship" by Beverly Engel 

"Why is it Always About You?" by Sandy Hotchkins 

Hotlines

Stand! For Families Free From Violence 888-215-5555

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

Episode 19 (Breathe) with Nicole Serrano

Episode 19 (Breathe) with Nicole Serrano

March 6, 2020

Corey sat down and talked to Nicole Serrano for a conversation about deconstruction and finding the courage to accept who you are and what you believe. Nicole is a brilliant artist, writer, songwriter, and thinker. The things she shares in this episode will be liberating for anyone who finds themselves with more questions than answers about their faith. 

 

Contend with our guest:

On Insta: @nicoleserrano

Find her music on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you stream music!

 

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Episode 18 (My Grandmother’s Jesus) with Kat Armas

Episode 18 (My Grandmother’s Jesus) with Kat Armas

February 28, 2020

In this episode, Corey and Kat Armas have an intellectually honest and candid conversation about the Bible, the Christian tradition, how the role our ancestors play in our lives and decolonizing faith. Kat is a Bible scholar, writer, podcaster, and speaker. The thoughts she shares during this episode are deeply moving and inspiring. 

Contend with Kat:

@kat_armas on Twitter and Insta

https://katarmas.com

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-protagonistas/id1437118350

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