Here are the book and other media recommendations from the guests of the show.


The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History by Robert Tracy McKenzie (Chris Gehrz, Episode 1)

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (Chris Moore, Episode 2)

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (Chris Moore, Episode 2)

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan (Amy Poppinga, Episode 3)

I and Thou by Martin Buber (Sara Shady, Episode 4)

Seven Arrows by Hyemeyohsts Storm (Kathy Nevins, Episode 5)

Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd C. Douglas (Kathy Nevins, Episode 5)

Crying for My Mother, by Wesley Nelson (Dick Peterson, Episode 6)

The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson (Dick Peterson, Episode 6)

The works of David Sedaris (Stacey Hunter Hecht, Episode 7)

The New Yorker (Stacey Hunter Hecht, Episode 7)

The Gospel of God’s Reign: Living for the Kingdom of God by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (Christian Collins Winn, Episode 8)

The Cancer Ward by Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn (Dan Taylor, Episode 9)

Silence by Shūsaku Endō (Barrett Fisher, Episode 10)


The Last Waltz by The Band (Chris Gehrz, Episode 1)

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (Kathy Nevins, Episode 5)


Lark Rise to Candleford (Amy Poppinga, Episode 3)

See It Now, Edward R. Murrow’s interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer (Dick Peterson, Episode 6)

The Ascent of Man, by Jacob Bronowski (Dick Peterson, Episode 6)


Big Fish (Sara Shady, Episode 4)

Magnolia (Christian Collins Winn, Episode 8)

A River Runs Through It (Christian Collins Winn, Episode 8)

Out of the Past (Barrett Fisher, Episode 10)

Visual Arts:

Head of Ezra Pound by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Dan Taylor, Episode 9)

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