Podcast Episodes

  • ABC #179: Pointers To Insight (Part 2)
    In which we continue the story of Japanese Zen monk Soko Morinaga Roshi. In this episode, Morinaga returns to school after fighting in WWII, and struggles with good vs. evil. Watch ...
  • ABC #178: Pointers To Insight (Part 1)
    In which I read from and discuss Pointers To Insight, an autobiographical essay by Zen monk Soko Morinaga Roshi. This is part 1 of however many it takes, which will ...
  • ABC #177: Poetry Fridays with Martin Willits Jr.
    In which Martin Willits Jr. reads his poetry. Martin Willitts Jr. has 26 chapbooks (with two national contest winners) and 20 full-length collections (with two national winners), and is the ...
  • ABC #176: Drop Your Baggage
    In which I talk about how we set ourselves up for conflict and give one method for stopping. This is the first episode that is also on YouTube. You can ...
  • ABC #175: The Show’s First Anniversary! (with Owen Crane)
    In which Owen and I celebrate the first anniversary of A Brief Chat and look back at some fun bits. Help us celebrate by becoming a member. Thanks! — This show is ...
  • ABC #174: Remembering Lucio Urtubia
    In which we remember Spanish anarchist Lucio Urtubia, who died on July 18, 2020 at the age of 89. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A ...
  • ABC #173: Owen & Jason Recommend Stuff
    In which Owen and I recommend David Rovics, Louis Cole, Level 42 and Patrick H Willems. You can follow Owen on Twitter at @shimmylizard. — This show is only possible because of ...
  • ABC #172: Poetry Fridays: Etheridge Knight
    In which we listen to three poems by Etheridge Knight. You can find more audio poetry by Etheridge Knight in the PennSound archives. You can also hear previous episodes of ...
  • ABC #171: Jobs, Jackfruit & Jake (with Owen Crane)
    In which Owen (twitter.com/shimmylizard) joins me to talk about their vision for their future work, our move to vegetarianism/veganism, and the word according to Jake Yapp. — This show is only possible ...
  • ABC #170: The Spreadsheet
    In which I make a spreadsheet comparing Catholicism and Buddhism and, I think, I pick a path. — This show is only possible because of people like you. Visit A Brief Chat‘s ...