Chapter 23: There's Also Some Hope in the World: A field recording from Atlanta's poetry scene

Tim and Ian left the bookstore and ventured out to Urban Grind in West Midtown to hear local poets perform before a live audience. In this episode, we learn what drives them to open mics, how they hope people will connect with their work, and what slam poetry is all about. Warning - NSFW!

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Amena Brown
Urban Grind
Ashlee Haze
Poetry Slam, Inc.

Chapter 7: "That Requires Life Together" - Brian Bollinger

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Brian Bollinger takes a break from his work as Executive Director of Friends of Refugees to talk books with us. He walks us through his wide-ranging list of current and upcoming reads. Along the way, we talk about nonprofit work, Christian spirituality, and Spanish language learning.

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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graf, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor
Love is Like Fire by Peter Riedeman
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution by Wayne Grudem
Coruscant Nights by Michael Reaves
Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Daniel Keys Moran, Dave Wolverton, Kathy Tyers, Kevin J. Anderson, and M. Shayne Bell
Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis by Issam Smeir, Matthew Soerens, and Stephan Bauman
Refugee by Alan Gratz
El Mago de Oz by L. Frank Baum
El jardin do lo senderos que se bifurcan by Jorge Louis Borges

Friends of Refugees

"Now That You're Awake"

In the wake of Charlottesville, we got together with Bob Roarty and Megan Leach at Atlanta Vintage Books to talk about what to read as we're processing this weekend's events.

If you're looking for history, hope, or ideas to carry forward, we hope this episode offers you something helpful. There are a few expletives, so be careful playing it at work or around kids.

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March by John Lewis
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Stephen Pinker
What Are People For? by Wendell Berry
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
Resistance by Barry Lopez
The Beast Reawakens by Martin A. Lee
The Rise of Fascism by F.L. Carsten
Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The 21st Century Challenge to White America by Joseph Barndt
Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South by John Egerton
Love and Revolution: A Political Memoir: People's History of the Greensboro Massacre, Its Setting and Aftermath by Signe Waller
We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For by Alice Walker