About the Show
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
Episode 17: Thinking Religion 59: Trump and Symptoms of a Deeper Problem - Thinking.FM
December 10th, 2015 | 26 mins 35 secs
Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss domestic terrorists and the Carolinas, the myths of American Progressivism, creation stories, Trump’s views of citizenship, hate licenses, and the soft cultural underbelly of fear.
Episode 16: Thinking Religion 58: Personal Branding and The Academy - Thinking.FM
December 6th, 2015 | 54 mins 52 secs
Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss the issues involved with marketing and personal branding in an academic environment, whether academics and graduate students should blog, the demise of peer reviewed journals and scholarship,
Episode 15: Thinking Out Loud 92: Let’s Talk About Self-Editing - Thinking.FM
November 27th, 2015 | 56 mins 44 secs
Elisabeth is joined by author Stacy N. Sergent this week (Merianna is out for family leave) to talk about great pups, NaNoWriMo, writing as a lonesome experience and also a communal experience, the role of editing,
Episode 14: Thinking Out Loud 91: Homemade Root Beer - Thinking.FM
November 19th, 2015 | 51 mins 51 secs
Elisabeth is joined by UNC’s own Molly McConnell this week (Merianna is on maternity leave). They dive deep into the nature of reading, writing, and spicy beverages. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ravens in Winter...
Episode 13: Thinking Out Loud 90: Creating the Feels - Thinking.FM
November 17th, 2015 | 47 mins 31 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the importance of including and invoking emotions in readers. They discuss what they have to overcome as writers in order to cause suffering for their characters and create whole, full characters. Of course,
Episode 12: Thinking Out Loud 89: Camaraderie Over Word Counts - Thinking.FM
November 9th, 2015 | 44 mins 6 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of collaboration, especially during NanoWrimo. They talk about how much confidence is instilled when you connect into a network of people. They also discuss how women writers have been made more of an appeara...
Episode 11: Thinking Religion 57: We Can’t Stop and We Won’t Stop - Thinking.FM
November 8th, 2015 | 1 hr 5 mins
Thomas and Sam discuss the role of N.C. State as an upsetter along with the role of religion in presidential politics with talk about private and public hermeneutics of the 2016 candidates (and the weather in Tallahassee).
Episode 10: Thinking Out Loud 88: Toughening Up - Thinking.FM
November 2nd, 2015 | 6 mins 51 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna follow up their conversation from last week about the importance of protecting your content. Then, they recount their experiences at recent conferences and how they are learning that they need to be tougher with the authors they ...
Episode 8: Thinking Out Loud 87: Own Your Own Content - Thinking.FM
October 24th, 2015 | 59 mins 34 secs
Elisabeth, Merianna, and Sam talk about the commodity of content and how authors should disseminate that information. They advise authors that they shouldn’t help the rich get richer, but help build their own audience.
Episode 6: Thinking Out Loud 86: 10,000 Hours Worth of Expertise - Thinking.FM
October 20th, 2015 | 52 mins 21 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their upcoming conference and why they continue to work in the field of publishing. They also talk about what makes you an expert and when you can call yourself an expert. Elisabeth reminds them both that: “That’s what...
Episode 5: Thinking Out Loud 85: Alternate Universes vs. Altered Universes - Thinking.FM
October 13th, 2015 | 40 mins 43 secs
Show Notes Great Dane Doesn’t Want to Get Up Great Dane Doesn’t Want to Share Love Collie’s Talking Collie Singing to Puppy Survival and Adventure Stories Stormy Weather The Wild Shore: Three Californias (Wild Shore Triptych) The Year of the Flood Oryx...
Episode 3: Thinking Out Loud 84: Solopreneurs - Thinking.FM
October 5th, 2015 | 54 mins 20 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about building audience and expanding your market as a solopreneur. They talk about the stresses and joys of owning your business. They also talk about the progress in their own writing projects.
Episode 1: Thinking Out Loud 83: Putting Characters In Their Place - Thinking.FM
September 25th, 2015 | 7 mins 56 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about developing the place as you write a manuscript and the dilemma of floating characters. They also discuss the stalling or need to take a break that comes after pressing send and how to overcome that and continue to writ...