What would it take?

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

32 episodes of What would it take? since the first episode, which aired on December 31st, 2020.

  • Episode 32: Final Episode

    August 18th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 37 secs

    This is the final episode of the What Would It Take? podcast.

  • Episode 31: Part 2: What would it take to get real about racial identity?

    July 21st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 2 secs

    Ben Tapper talks with special guest Brittany Crone about the intricacy of existing in a multiracial family and defining identity.

  • Episode 30: What would it take to get real about racial identity?

    May 26th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 46 secs

    Ben Tapper talks with special guest Brittany Crone about the intricacy of existing in a multiracial family and defining identity.

  • Episode 29: Thoughts on Mother’s Day

    May 5th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  8 mins 51 secs

    Mothers’ Day is both a day to celebrate and to grieve. Some are celebrating the mothers they still have. Other’s are grieving the moms they lost or never knew. Still others, find themselves doing both while also being celebrated as a mother. It’s a day that brings up any number of emotions. The last two or three years, my own grief has ambushed me on Mothers’ Day. I’ve felt blindsided by it, quite frankly. Strange still, my mothers are still alive.

  • Episode 28: What Would It Take to meet our fears with curiosity?

    April 21st, 2023  |  Season 3  |  20 mins 34 secs

    We’ve all seen it right? The trope about why people die in horror movies? You hear a dangerous noise,
    so go outside to investigate, and boom, the killer got you. In that moment, I think to myself, you weren’t
    afraid enough. A little fear, will go a long way in keeping someone alive right?

    You should be afraid to touch a hot stove, or to drive drunk or to eat a poisonous berry. That’s good
    fear. But sometimes, our fears can go into overdrive. We can even become dependent upon them and
    they go from being a survival tool to a crutch.

    So how do you know the difference?

  • Episode 27: What Would It Take to Settle the GOAT Debate?

    April 6th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  15 mins 13 secs

    Stories arouse fear and drive harmful legislation.Stories can ignite hope and fuel a revolution. Stories can even solidify beliefs which we use to make life-altering decisions about marriage and divorce, building a family or changing careers. Stories allow us to interpret life and make sense of the world around us.

  • Episode 26: What Would It Take to keep trans youth safe?

    March 24th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  13 mins 41 secs

    The assault on transgender people is very real and it’s here. It’s been here for a while. It feels like a
    solution in search of a problem, and that is not the right way to govern.

  • Episode 25: What would it take to listen to the unheard?

    February 24th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  15 mins 37 secs

    In this episode we will talk about black history but not the way you are used to talking about it. Let's talk about riots.

  • Episode 24: Part 2: What would it take to make our relationships work?

    February 10th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 11 secs

    Last week we spent some time asking the question what would it take to make our relationships work? This week, I want to dive into some more practical examples of why this work is important for us as individuals, but also as a society. If you haven’t listened to the previous episode, pause this, go back and check it out.

  • Episode 23: What would it take to make relationships work?

    January 27th, 2023  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 50 secs
  • Episode 22: Thanksgiving

    November 21st, 2022  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 38 secs
  • Episode 21: What Would It Take to protect life?

    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.

    Listen in.

  • Episode 20: What would it take to address racism's influence on relief?

    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.

  • Episode 19: What would it take, to repair the harm that has been done?

    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.

  • Episode 18: What would it take to talk about a positive sex theology?

    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/.

  • Episode 17: What Would It Take To Talk About Our Bodies?

    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?