Western Friend Podcast

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Co-produced with Soul Force Ones, a partnership of Jonathan Stoll (Corvallis Friends Meeting) and his colleague colin cole, Western Friend Podcasts appear online the “first Saturday” of every month (holidays excepted). As of Podcast Six, these programs are produced from interviews with Friends with Callings, recorded "in front of a iive studio audience," which any Friend or friend can join online.

11. Lucretia Humphrey and Molly Wingate Interview: 
         Two Quakers Living with the Military

          Podcast release – 6/4/2022

10. Michele Shields Interview: Dark Tunnels in Life

Podcast release – 5/7/2022
In Episode 10, Michele Shields talks with us about death, life, and everything in between. Michele is a member of the Honolulu Friends Meeting and the Director of Spiritual Care Services emerita and research scholar at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

9. Theresa Deibele Interview: In Search of an Honorable Bank

Podcast release – 4/2/2022
In Episode 9 of the Western Friend podcast, the hosts speak with Theresa Deibele, treasurer of Multnomah Monthly Meeting (Porland, OR). She talks about the meeting's year-long search for a bank that has values aligned with Quaker values,

8. Paula Palmer Interview: Right Relations with Native Peoples

Podcast release – 3/5/2022
In Episode 8 of the Western Friend podcast, the hosts speak with sociologist, writer, and activist Paula Palmer.  A member of Boulder Friends Meeting (IMYM), Palmer co-coordinates “Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples,” a program of Friends Peace Teams.

7. Dan O'Connell Interview: In the Struggle

Podcast release – 2/5/2022
In this podcast, we chat with agrarian scholar and Visalia Friend Daniel O'Connell. We speak about his journey, his activism in California's Central Valley, his spiritual practice, and his book, In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California.

6. Gabriela Portilla Alvarado Interview with Soul Force Ones

Podcast release – 1/8/2022
Our January 2022 podcast presents an interview between Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and the partners of Soul Force Ones, where they all dig deeper into the themes that Gabriela raised in their keynote talk (podcast episode 5) and the poetry they shared.

5. Poetic Keynotes by Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avotcja Jiltonilro to PacYM 2021

Podcast release – 12/4/2021
Our December 2021 podcast centers on the poetry reading and keynote talk that Gabriela Portillo Alvarado and Avotcja Jiltonilro presented to the 2021 annual session of Pacific Yearly Meeting. These two poets spoke and shared poetry on the theme of: “Love and Justice: Heeding the Spirit’s Power Within and Among Us.”

4. Cherice Bock Interview with Soul Force Ones

Podcast release – 11/6/2021
Our November 2021 podcast presents an interview between Cherice Bock and the partners of Soul Force Ones, where they all digging deeper into the themes that Cherice raised in her keynote talk (podcast episode 3).

3. Cherice Bock Keynote Address to NPYM 2021

Podcast release – 10/2/2021
Our October 2021 podcast centers on the keynote talk that Cherice Bock gave at the 2021 annual session of North Pacific Yearly Meeting. Cherice Bock works as a Creation Justice Advocate with Oregon Interfaith Power & Light. She spoke on the topic of: “Courage, Fear, and Care: Creating Resilient Communities to Meet Climate Justice.”

2. José Santos Woss Interview with Soul Force Ones

Podcast release – 9/4/2021
Our September 2021 podcast presents an interview between José Santos Woss and the partners of Soul Force Ones, where they all digging deeper into the themes of that José raised in his keynote talk (podcast episode 1).

1. José Santos Woss Keynote Address to IMYM 2021

Podcast release – 8/7/2021
Our August 2021 podcast centers on the keynote talk that FCNL’s José Santos Woss gave at the 2021 annual session of Intermountain Yearly Meeting ­– “Race and Faith: A First Gen Journey to Justice.”

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