zana16: The Beatles with text "All you need is love" (Default)
[personal profile] zana16
I've been wanting to do a podcast of Quaker spiritual journeys for a while. I want to interview Friends who don't usually share such things -- the ones who don't write books, who aren't ministers, who don't spend their every day steeped in institutional Quakerism. (Why? Because I'm kind of sick of hearing those stories. I can't relate to them. I want stories from real people, not Quaker saints.)

And way seems to be opening. My Meeting here is behind the project (though I have to keep explaining what a podcast is to people over seventy), my boss is letting me work on it on FGC time and will give me webspace and has some decent equipment I can borrow. Also, when I said "I'm not going to do with FGC if I have to battle committees," my boss pretty much said that he didn't blame me and that I could still use the equipment if I didn't end up doing it in collaboration with FGC. This is all excellent!

I'm supposed to submit a brief proposal to the clerk of Nurturing Ministries (perhaps for once they'll live up to their name? it would be a first), and I find myself struggling with the title of the project. I want it to include the word Quaker, though that could be in "{Title}: a podcast of Quaker spiritual stories" instead of the name itself. Originally it was going to be TruthSpeak, but then Jon Watts launched QuakerSpeak and I really need to brand this as a different thing from QuakerSpeak (which is video, and short videos at that, and also aimed at newcomers more than at Quakers themselves). This is slightly complicated by the fact that at some point I will probably want to interview nonQuakers for this podcast to, but I'm starting with Quakers.

Here are some things I've come up with (and some I've crossed off my list) so far:



Radio Free Quaker

Friends of the Truth

Everyday Faith

Everyday Faith & Practice

Journeys of the Heart

Of a Friendly Persuasion

A Quiet People

A Peculiar People

Let Your Life Speak

Everyday Light

Ordinary Mystics

Who Can Speak to Thy Condition

Speak to Thy Condition

Bringing Light

In Light of Your Experience...

The Light Within

What Love Can Do

The Spirit Moves

Gifts of the Spirit

Intrepid Quakers

Listening to the Light

Listening to the Silence

Friend Speaks My Mind

Friends Speak Their Minds

Speaking Truth

Plain Speech

Heart Journeys

What Canst Thou Say?

Speaking of Faith

21st Century Friends

Friends on a Journey

Journeying Friends

Fruits of the Spirit

Bringing the Spirit

Walking in the Light

Spirit Moving

Many Roads, One Journey

Journeys in Truth

Deep Roots

Simple Lives, Radiant Faith

So... help? Please give me all and any words that come to mind!

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Date: 2014-04-02 09:15 pm (UTC)
ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
Of your list, I would vote for Everyday Light or A Quiet People. It sounds like a cool idea!

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Date: 2014-04-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
lavendertook: (light thru trees)
From: [personal profile] lavendertook
With little knowledge of Quakers to bring to this, I like Everyday Light.

Hope all is well with you. *hugs*
Edited Date: 2014-04-02 09:59 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2014-04-03 12:26 am (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
I like this project!

Friends on a Journey? Journeying Friends? Way will Open?

Everyday Light is good -- though it sounds a little like a daily devotional, and there may actually be one with that name, though it is probably not Quaker.

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Date: 2014-04-03 08:37 am (UTC)
lferion: (Spirit_labyrinth)
From: [personal profile] lferion
I like Twistedchick's "Friends on a Journey"

Other ones that speak to me:
Ordinary Mystics - I just really like this

Of a Friendly Persuasion - that one might be on the obscure side? Since both Friendly and Persuasion are being used with more than their modern, ordinary meaning? But I like it anyway :-)

A Peculiar People - That name would catch my eye in a good way, though I might expect anthropology/sociology at first glance

And I still like Journeys of the Heart :-)

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Date: 2014-04-03 01:02 pm (UTC)
xylaria: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xylaria
I like Of a Friendly Persuasion. I have no clue why though.

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Date: 2014-04-05 06:14 pm (UTC)
nakedbee: photo of a bee (Default)
From: [personal profile] nakedbee
This sounds awesome! I would totally listen to this podcast!

My favorite title is 21st Century Friends, since it sounds like an animated kid's cartoon about the future, but that's probably not very helpful. :) Friends on a Journey and Ordinary Mystics also caught my eye as cool titles. The title itself probably isn't as important as the subtitle, though, and I think ": a podcast of Quaker spiritual stories" sounds really great.

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Date: 2014-04-06 03:23 pm (UTC)
zlabya: color art of a dark-haired young woman holding a scrawny Russian Blue cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] zlabya
I really like "Friends on a Journey." It's general, yet appealing, not "preachy," and has strong echoes in the words "Friends" and "Journey" of Quakers and Quaker concepts of life and spirituality, whether or not all people you interview turn out to be Quakers.

"Ordinary Mystics" is my second-favorite--it doesn't imply Quakers so strongly to me, but you have your subtitle for that.

And I think this podcast is a brilliant idea of yours! I hope to offer you some bits of support in it, to the extent that I can.


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