By Cameron Dezen Hammon
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The Ish is a podcast from the liminal spaces of life, love, art, religion, and politics, hosted by Cameron Dezen Hammon.
||CleanPsychedelic-ish, with Michael Horowitz||In this very personal episode, Cameron interviews her mentor and friend, the writer Michael Horowitz, about his work with 1960s icon Timothy Leary, consciousness expansion, and briefly, about the cultural impact his daughter, actress Winona Ryder, had o||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterplanetary-ish, with Brian Turner||In Episode 4, Cameron talks to poet Brian Turner about his new musical project, uploading human consciousness, and the way music connects us.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatholic-ish, with Erin O. White||In Episode 3, Cameron and memoirist Erin O. White discuss Erin's book Given Up For You, which chronicles her experience of falling in love with the Catholic church and another woman simultaneously, and the difficulty of ultimately having to choose one o||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrieving-ish: Part 2, with Lisa Romeo||In Episode 2, Cameron talks to memoirist Lisa Romeo about conversations with ghosts, the surprises of grief, complicated fathers, and Lisa's new book, ‘Starting With Goodbye.’||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMissionary-ish, with Jamie Wright||Trying to come to grips with the collective madness of the evangelical church in America? In this raucous opening to Season 2, Cameron talks to the delightfully irreverent Jamie Wright, author of blog-turned-book The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or W||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamous-ish, with Alex Dezen||For the Season One finale, Famous-ish, Cameron sits down with her brother, singer/songwriter Alex Dezen, to talk about the meaning of life and art making, the comparative values of millennials and Gen X-ers, and late stage capitalism.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrieving-ish, with Shannon Leone Fowler||In Episode 9, Cameron talks to marine biologist and memoirist Shannon Leone Fowler, who at 28 lost her fiancé to the most venomous sea creature on earth. They talk about grief, healing, and the power of looking someone in the eye.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrthodox-ish, with Tova Mirvis||In Episode 8, Cameron talks to novelist Tova Mirvis about her journey of spiritual deconstruction, the costly decision to walk away from both her Orthodox Jewish faith and her marriage, and the tension that remains in raising children who are still conn||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRisky-ish, with Ian Cion||In Episode 7, Cameron interviews Houston-based artist and writer Ian Cion, founder of the Art and Medicine program at the Children's Cancer Center at MD Anderson. Ian talks about the risk of art, and the heartbreaking yet profound experience of art-maki||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsh-ish, with Latifah Alattas||In Episode 6, Cameron talks to singer-songwriter/ producer Latifah Alattas about body image, ethnicity, ambition, grief, and faith. Plus, listener emails are answered!||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScientific-ish, with Chris Piecuch||In Episode 5, "Scientific-ish," Cameron talks to oceanographer and climate scientist Chris Piecuch about the warming of the earth's oceans, the tension between science and religion, and the importance of storytelling in regards to climate change.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHappy-ish, with Scott Erickson||In Episode 4, “Happy-ish,” Cameron Dezen Hammon talks to artist, writer, and performer Scott Erickson about the alchemy of depression and art, the wisdom of an 8th century Sufi mystic, and the magic of “I’m going to try.”||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican-ish, with Saadia Faruqi||In Episode 3 of The Ish, author and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi talks to Cameron Dezen Hammon about raising Muslim kids in America post Trump, the necessary inconvenience of the hijab, and the power of storytelling.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Love-ish, with Mandy Len Catron||In Episode 2 of The Ish, Cameron Dezen Hammon is joined by author Mandy Len Catron, whose New York Times essay about a little known, 36 question psychology experiment, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” started an international conversation abo||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReligious-ish, with Adrian Shirk||In this, the debut episode of The Ish, Cameron Dezen Hammon interviews millennial author and thinker Adrian Shirk about her book "And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy" (Counterpoint Press, 2017). The two discuss their respective unlikely spiritual journey||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To The Ish||A brief introduction to The Ish, with host, Cameron Dezen Hammon.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't wait to hear more from this great podcast!!!
I loved the first interview with Adrian Shirk-- she touched perfectly on the meaning of ish --- that we are all on a journey, and figuring out spirituality is a lifelong process. Keep doing what you're doing Cameron, the world needs more of this! (I know I do!!!)
Put this on while I was cooking dinner for myself feeling a little lonely. The casual conversation was really great - felt inclusive in a way that I felt like they were friends sitting with me at the table.
I agree that Christianity should look much more Jewish. The western church has divorced itself from the beautiful roots of our beliefs. And we are missing so much!