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JourneysFire Podcast

Conversations and stories on the Art of Living, Loving, and Dying

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JourneysFire: Conversations and stories on the Art of Living, Loving, and Dying is a weekly podcast examining the mystery of life and death and the importance of what it means to be alive. Living and dying are intimately woven together and the key is understanding both is found in love.

When asked what is the span of a human life, the Buddha is said to have replied, The span of an inbreath and outbreath. The circle of life and death challenges us to face the mystery of it all. Each podcast will provide insight, inspiration and wisdom for your journey.

JourneysFire theme music by Michelle Qureshi.

Listen to episodes here on the website, or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

Most Recent Podcast Episodes

Angela Hershey Interview

Angela Hershey will share her powerful story that ultimately guided her into this new calling, and will discuss the various services that she can provide to the dying patient and family.

Stephen Post Interview

Stephen Post shares stories and insights from his newest book, "God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness."

Adam Hayden Interview

Adam Hayden is a husband, father, speaker, and writer who also has an incurable grade 4 glioma/primary brain tumor.

Podcast Team

Richard Brendan

Richard Brendan

Executive Producer and Host

Richard Brendan has been a successful radio host and producer for 17 years on 88.7fm, WICR in Indianapolis. In that time he has interviewed many of the top thought leaders, best-selling authors and iconic singer-songwriters including: Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, John Robbins, Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Joanna Macy, Anita Moorjani, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Michael Franti, Don Miguel Ruiz, Julia Butterfly Hill, Neale Donald Walsch, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Patch Adams, Stephen Covey, Leo Buscaglia, Indigo Girls,, Susan Salzberg, Matthieu Ricard,  Krishna Das, MC Yogi, Seane Corn, Holly Near, Mike Farrell and many others.

Angel Richardson

Angel Richardson

Production Coordinator

Angel is an administrative support professional with a Master’s in Business Administration. She has a passion for the environment, animal welfare, the anti-GMO movement, veterans, nutrition, and of course her two beautiful boys.  Although Angel is no longer in the Indianapolis area she is proud to be able to continue to remotely assist Richard Brendan in the mission of JourneysFire.

What People are Saying

Richard Brendan is an extraordinary radio show host. With his amazing voice, beautiful spirit, and elegant intelligence, he has the unique ability of getting not only to the heart of the matter, but also of leading whomever he is interviewing to visit the unexpected depth of their own work….the premier voice of these life and spirit-changing times!

best-selling author and consultant, Daphne Kingma

Thank you, Richard, for your wonderful, open-ended questions and your marvelously hospitable way creating space for exploration. That’s one of the things we need to reweave our civic fabric – safe space for speaking and listening everywhere, including on the air!

author, educator, and activist, Parker J. Palmer

Wonderful conversation with the extraordinary Richard Brendan about The Boy Who Died and Came Back for his radio show. Richard gets to the soul of what matters. He got me talking, without inhibitions.

best-selling author and dream teacher, Robert Moss

Always a pleasure to talk with you. Richard. You’re a great interviewer and there’s not many of them left.

singer/songwriter, Joshua Radin