Iconoclast of Things
By John Evans
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Iconoclast of Things is about people so committed to the beauty of the thing they imagine that they’re doing whatever they can to build it. People working to build a home, a business or a life they believe may already be lost, but still working because of the beauty, grace, and humanity of the place they imagine.
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Possibly the Complications||The Immigrant Life of Victor Herrera||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - The Book I Read||Solving Third Grade Literacy||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Looking through windows: a 4,000 mile walk to say I love you. Then 8,000 miles more||This is the story of how Unbound, one of the midwest's largest non-profits, was formed from the vision of a man with a very different take on charity and giving. In November of 1981, Kansas City Missouri, Bob Hentzen and 3 of his 14 siblings, along...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Washington Bullets: The Martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother||On September 23rd Father Stan Rother will be the first American born martyr beatified by the Catholic church. Though it’s the story of Father Stan Rother, this one doesn’t end in death. Stan Rother was one casualty of the decades long Guatemalan...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 All of God's Money - A Sofa, A Mass, and The 27th Out||This is the first time I’ve uttered out loud these words: my lady has cancer.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - I'll Be You; The Autistic, The Abolitionist, and The English Paper||The Autistic, The Abolitionist, and The English Paper||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - An Interview with Mayor Sly James||Time Waits for No One||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - Breaking Rocks in the Hot Sun Part 2||Harrison Street DIY Skate Park Part 2||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Breaking Rocks in the Hot Sun, Part 1||Harrison Street DIY Skate Park||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Run Baby Run||Since 2011 I've run a few thousand miles along the Indian Creek and Blue River Trail. I run this trail because it's safer here than running on the surrounding roads. As much as I think about my own safety when I run, the threats for me aren't as bad...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - The Silver Screen and All the Magazines||Lipstick Traces||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Horizons Get Hazy||The Lighthouse of Alexandria||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - The Distance Between You and Me, Part 2||The promised land known as Kurdistan||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 -The Distance Between You and Me Part 1||Part 1||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Emotional Rescue #VeryImportantPicco||If you’ve never had your heart broken and want to see what it’s like, get a dog. Picco and I have run over 5,000 miles together. We’ve touched two oceans. He’s been with me at shows in bars across the midwest, down the Eastern seaboard...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Everywhere At Once||President's Day||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - AmericanGuitars||What can electric guitars teach us about the American economy? Big Box retail may have spurred some innovative manufacturing techniques. Automation, robotics, CNC carving; all of it means we can make guitars — or anything — to tighter tolerances...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Houses of Concrete and Wood||How a family of Syrian Refugees brought a midwestern US neighborhood together.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Serious, in-depth storytelling. John's narration has this passionate-but-calm air, this feeling that sometimes he's just as surprised - or saddened - as the listener. The diverse subject matter is something I am looking forward to. Two episodes in, and I'm definitely hooked. If you are looking for a podcast the will make you think and keep you thinking, long after it's over, this is the one.
Tears in my eyes and a smile on my face
These episodes are heartfelt, honest and passionate. The perspectives are often enlightening and fresh, presented in a way that allows you to smile through your tears or rally your reserve. The production is multidimensional with beautifully appropriate background scores, clever mixes and fades as well as a superb balance between interview and commentary.