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Del Barber is an Easy Keeper
Kickstart Del’s album ‘Easy Keeper’ Support Del’s next album ‘Easy Keeper’ The first time I hung out with songwriter extraordinaire Del Barber was back in 2005 when he drove me from Calgary, Alberta to Winnipeg, Manitoba. I fell asleep almost immediately after he turned the ignition, waking hours later confused and unsure which Canadian prairies we were in the middle of. Del told me I snored. I apologized. He said he didn’t mind. The only other conversation I remember from that drive was about the sacredness of wine in various religious traditions. This would be the first of many long …Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Been waiting for a podcast like this!
It's early of course, but I am excited about a podcast that takes on the contemplative traditions.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of
Thoughtful without taking itself too seriously
The Contemplify podcast is my latest obsession; it offers thought-provoking, engaging conversations with people engaged in the lifelong project of leading an "examined life," defined broadly and in many different ways.
Host Paul Swanson strikes a beautiful balance in his tone: he is genuinely and sincerely interested in pursuing the Big Questions, while being unpretentious enough to still have a good sense of humor, and recognize that humility is a virtue that is an important part of a quest like this one. I also love that (unlike many interviewers, who just like to hear themselves talk) he actually gives all the interesting people with whom he talks, adequate time to answer his questions. He listens. It makes such a difference, and distinguishes him from SO many other interviewers in the media landscape.
Thank you for this wonderful podcast! It makes my day when I see that a new episode is available.
Date published: 2017-09-01