January 27th, 2023 | Season 2 | 30 mins 50 secs
November 21st, 2022 | Season 2 | 5 mins 38 secs
May 20th, 2022 | Season 2 | 32 mins 50 secs
In early May 2022, a draft of a supreme court opinion was leaked which highlighted the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v Wade. This news has sent shockwaves through the country which are still rippling today.
In this episode we will unpack why this matters and what the ramifications could be for women and families all across the country and examine the roots of the conservative obsession with abortion rights. While some see a religious obsession with when life begins or ideological convictions that equate abortion with murder...I see political games and outright racism.
May 5th, 2022 | Season 2 | 19 mins 11 secs
Since the war in Ukraine began in February, we’ve heard reports of terrible atrocities. Mass graves uncovered, the entire port city of Mariupal besieged for months which has led to a humanitarian crisis. Women and children injured or killed during strikes on residential areas.
As I listened to reports in late February, I heard several prominent reporters openly noting their horror and surprise that we were witnessing such tragedies in a “civilized”country. Let's dig into this idea of "civilized" and "uncivilized" countries and how its roots in White supremacy influence our reactions to current world conflicts.
April 22nd, 2022 | Season 2 | 23 mins 43 secs
In this episode of the what would it take podcast, we’re going to explore the concept of reparations.
Why are they necessary? Who should they go to? And what would reparations practically look like?
If you’re still listening, then you must be wondering “what would it take, to repair the harm that
has been done?”. Listen on to find out.
April 8th, 2022 | Season 2 | 32 mins 17 secs
In this episode Ben is joined Reverend Chesla. She is dedicated to helping people develop healthy, liberating, loving relationships with the divine, themselves and others. She serves as a hospice chaplain, a wedding officiant, a couples therapist, as well as a sexuality educator. Learn more about Reverend Chesla at https://www.revchesla.com/.
March 24th, 2022 | Season 2 | 11 mins 30 secs
For a lot of people, especially those that grew up in more conservative christian environments,
conversations about sex come with a lot of baggage. We were told that our bodies, aka our
flesh, was at war with the spirit and therefore we should resist the flesh. So we spend years
suppressing, resisting and even demonizing our own desires thinking it's the right thing to do.
But hat if that wasn’t true?
March 11th, 2022 | Season 2 | 27 mins 7 secs
Throughout modern Christian spaces, abstinence only has been the most promoted as the way to teach sex education. In this episode we will unpack the ramifications of abstinence only and how it is not only insufficient, but that it can leave young people dangerously uniformed. Our churches and faith communities hold responsibility here and we can do better. Listen in.
February 24th, 2022 | Season 2 | 20 mins 53 secs
Kimberly Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality which is a metaphor she created to discuss the overlapping systems of oppression that impact Black women. In today's episode we will explore other examples of intersectional revolutionaries and their work and how we can all work towards the liberation of Black women and nonconforming people. Listen in.
February 11th, 2022 | Season 2 | 13 mins 2 secs
In this episode we remember Black ingenuity, Black greatness, and Black potential. Listen in as we celebrate Black History Month.
January 28th, 2022 | Season 2 | 54 mins 28 secs
In this episode, Ben and Kibler explore the history of Indigenous people in North American and explore both the genocide that is still happening and the amazing resilience of native communities.
January 14th, 2022 | Season 2 | 18 mins 58 secs
Climate change scientists told us that severe weather would happen more frequently as weather patterns changed, and they were right. I’m not optimistic about the world my child will live in when he’s 33. Luckily, there are brilliant minds wrestling with these problems and giving us reasons to be hopeful. We’ll unpack why in today’s episode. Today we’re asking, What Would It Take to save the planet? Listen to find out.
June 25th, 2021 | Season 1 | 48 mins 9 secs
To celebrate season one of the What would it take? podcast. Host Ben, and AW staffers Dani and Juan talk about the work, the topics, and hopes for the season two.
May 7th, 2021 | Season 1 | 24 mins 30 secs
There is a mythical stigma associated with homelessness that says people who are homeless are lazy. They’re often treated as “others”, and characterized as a “problem” to be solved or hidden. Lets take stock of our assumptions about homelessness and consider how we can truly love our neighbors.
This is Episode 10 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask, What Would It Take for Everyone to Have a home?
April 23rd, 2021 | Season 1 | 15 mins 54 secs
As we begin to see our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are plunged back into the national epidemic of gun violence. Lawmakers trot out the same tired excuses for doing nothing all the while our friends and loved ones are lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.
This is episode 9 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask What Would It Take to find a cure for gun-related violence?
April 9th, 2021 | Season 1 | 15 mins 46 secs
For weeks news outlets have been talking about the crisis at the US-Mexico border. What is actually happening at the southern border? And in response to so much suffering, what are we called to do as followers of Jesus?
This is episode 8 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as we explore the question: What would it take to truly love our neighbors?