In this live event, world renowned "reader", Michael Verde uses one of the greatest pieces of American literature to change the way we read, relate to the written word, and expand what is possible for an artist. Somewhere between brain candy and a soul massage, this will inspire you and open your eyes to see what, perhaps, has been there all along.
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with actress, and star of the new Amazon Original series, "Jack Ryan", Dina Shihabi to discuss diversity, equality, and the miracle of being alive. A unique voice in difficult times, Dina offers insight into what it means to know yourself, love those around you, and bask in the miracle of life.
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with actress and cultural influencer, Ana Lorena Sanchez to discuss what life, love, and dating looks like in 2018. The conversation goes to some unexpected places as Ana Lorena opens up about some personal things, and a surprise guest jumps in to reveal something previously unknown about the host. You do not want to miss this podcast!
In 2012, host, Benjamin Mathes created Urban Confessional: a Free Listening Movement. Since then, the movement has grown to over 80 countries with thousands of volunteers holding signs that say, "Free Listening". In this episode, Benjamin uncovers the secrets to deep listening. Often referred to as a "soft skill", this podcast will show you why listening is actually a "survival skill". Take notes and listen carefully, there's a lot of info in this episode!
In this episode, one of last season most popular guest, Michael Verde, returns to dive deep into the profound effects myths and metaphors have on our lives, literature, and cultural understanding. A self-proclaimed "Reader", Michael is capable of revealing hidden truths embedded into the written word. Pulling from Biblical scripture and classic American Literature, he will open the aperture of what is possible when we allow ourselves to see more, understand more, and read in a new way.
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with self described "White, Lutheran, Rapper" and cultural innovator, Agape Dave. Join them as they wade through the muddy waters of cultural appropriation, racism, hiphop, Jesus, and how social anxiety may be cause of modern segregation. In this episode, Agape Dave will give you a 5 step process that will show you how to grow in your understanding of different cultures, discuss the nuances of Whiteness, and shed light on the very things that will bring us all together if we ever develop the courage to let it.
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with Kansas State University professor, Dr. Katie Heinrich to discuss her studies on one of the worlds leading workout programs, CrossFit. She offers a unique perspective one the high intensity workouts and dives into nutrition, sports psychology, and why Crossfit isn't exactly what you think it is. Whether you work out or not, you'll want to know the information she has to share!
Join Benjamin as he chats with actor and theatre artist, Cody Kearsley. Currently starring as Moose Mason on Netflix's Riverdale, Cody opens up about his sobriety, his questions about life and spirituality, and what it means to be an artist. In this podcast, we are reminded of the power of vulnerability, the universal message behind personal truths, and the difficult nature of experiencing the wholeness of life.
After suffering a near death experience in 2018, actor and stunt-man, Jose Lopez sits down with Benjamin to discuss what it really means to be alive. His insights on life, death, and leaving a legacy will inspire you and make you think. In this episode, Jose shares the depths of his personal and physical struggle, the miracles of science that kept him alive, and the importance of the community that lifted him up. You do not want to miss this interview.
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with actor Daniel Sharman to discuss life, giving, and what it means to be an artist in a modern time. From Teen Wolf, Fear the Walking Dead, The Immortals, The Originals, and the upcoming Netflix series, Medici, Daniel is an actor know across the world for his talent, his warmth, and his deep thinking…oh, and his over 4 million followers on social media. In this conversation, Daniel gets personal and reveals things he’s never spoken of in his many public interviews. Do not miss this engaging, provocative, and at times, comical interview with Daniel Sharman.
HEARD gets to the root of what it means to be alive and human in this world, today.
Open and honest, the weekly podcast is aimed at amplifying stories of what it means to be human and genuinely heard. It features host Benjamin Mathes, Urban Confessional founder and speaker, who is joined by new guests each episode to explore issues and current events intersecting with the topic of listening and being heard. The series is produced and edited by Thomas Yungerberg.