By Jesse Turri & Matthew Barlow
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Unfolded: Stories that Reveal, is the podcast that attempts to reveal great meaning without, necessarily, committing the error of defining it. Join us as we explore new worlds of wonder, beauty, imagination, creativity and truth, in an effort to float in the warm waters of the infinite sea. Each episode, Unfolded features original written works, supported by astonishing sound design. Sit back, relax, and let yourself be Unfolded.
||CleanUnfolded Episode 14 — Penuel by Callid Keefe-Perry||Unfolded. It’s not dead, it’s just been in cryosleep. Sorry to stay away so long. We’re hoping to put episodes out more frequently but, honestly, it takes great skill and a lot of free time to make great podcasts (free or not free). So,||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 13 — The Mute Monk||Hello Deacons! Unfolded has returned, and we’re back with a remarkable short story by Lutheran Minister and writer Jake Bouma. The Mute Monk is a captivating parable that will have you contemplating themes of grace, forgiveness, memory,||7/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 12 — The Cold Inside||Unfolded is back! It’s not a stretch to say that this year we’ve had along, hard winter, and I (Jesse) wrote a story about it. Give it a listen, I think it is one of our best episodes yet! Matt once again kills it on the 1’s and 2’s.||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded 11.5 – Interview with Sarah Wells||If you liked the lyrical essay featured on episode 11 of Unfolded, then you’re going to love this interview with author and poet Sarah Wells! I (Jesse) skyped with Sarah recently and we had a great time chatting about why she writes poetry,||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 11 – Someone’s in the Kitchen||We are tremendously honored to be featuring a piece of poetry by the amazingly talented poet, Sarah Wells, on this episode. And wow, is it a good one! Sarah’s writing is simply brilliant. In this episode, Sarah offers a beautiful and stirring reflecti||1/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 10 – When Dawn Becomes Day||Episode 10 of Unfolded is here. In this episode, a detective hopes that a mysterious figure named Edward might have some answers that would help him solve his baffling case. Talk to Us We truly love feedback and dialogue.||12/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Ep. 9.5 – Interviews that Reveal: Dave Harrity||Welcome to a special bonus episode of Unfolded. Matt and I (Jesse) decided that it would be cool to give folks a peek under the hood, so to speak. We’ll be interviewing our guest contributors in an effort to explore art and creativity in-depth,||11/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 9 – Through The Motions||In Episode 9 of Unfolded, the illustrious Dave Harrity reflects on relationships, marriage, love, awkwardness, pride and compassion in his poetic story entitled Through The Motions. And, as always, Matt Barlow shines on the 1’s and 2’s.||10/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded | Episode 8 | The Invisible One||Unfolded is back from hiatus. We missed you all. We hope you missed us. There is lots of fun stuff coming up in the near future. Here is a taste: While we were gone, we spent some time with the Homebrewed Crew down in Asheville and recorded a LIVE Unfo.||9/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 7 – Beelzy’s Lot||Unfolded is back! And this episode is very, very special. Lyle Enright, an MA student in the English department at Loyola University (Chicago), is our guest contributor this week and he does NOT disappoint. In this episode,||7/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 6 – The Escapement||What does a Benedictine monk from the 13th century have in common with an office worker from the 21st century? Find out in this week’s episode, The Escapement – written and narrated by Jesse Turri and produced by Matt Barlow.||7/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 5 – In Awe of Creation pt.2||We had such amazing feedback on Rachel Smith’s poetry, so guess what? She’s back! This week enjoy part 2 of her collection of poetry entitled In Awe of Creation. Be sure to follow Rachel on Twitter, And if her poetry blows your mind,||6/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 4 – In Awe of Creation||This week’s episode is truly awe inspiring. In this show we feature a collection of poems that deal with the subject of creation; being inspired by it, in awe of it and participating in it. The poems were written and narrated by the amazingly talented||5/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 3: The Desecration||Something dark bubbles just beneath the surface of Hatuskgar. This week’s episode ventures into a fantastical land, a land that is haunted by great darkness, and there is only one person who can help. This episode features original music by producer b||5/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded Episode 2 – Do you want to be free?||Episode 2 of Unfolded is upon us. This episode features a fairytale that takes the listener into a land that is unlike any other. In this land mice live the same way as humans! They have jobs, drive cars and raise families.||4/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfolded – Episode 1: My Time Has Not Yet Come||Easter Day–An empty tomb and brand new podcast in your ear. The latest addition to the Homebrewed family of podcasts has come to be. Unwrap your ear buds, push play, sit back and get ready to be Unfolded! Unfolded: Stories that reveal…is a podcast t||3/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Make yourself a cup of hot tea, sit down, relax and unfold your mind as you listen to Unfolded
Jesse and Matt do a wonderful job of bringing these stories to life. This is not your typical storytelling podcast. I was amazed by what I heard when I listened to the first episode, I could not wait for more. The only downside is waiting two weeks for the next episode to come out. On the other hand, you cannot rush such a good thing. I know that Jesse and Matt take their time and put a lot of work into bringing us a great listening experience.
I would recommend listening to this podcast when you get some time to yourself, take it in, really think about the stories. Listen to them multiple times, they're not that long, short and sweet.
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a fresh direction
"unfolded" is a really interesting podcast that expands the homebrewed christianity platform into some intriguing new territory. using stories, turri and barlow try to unveil the beauty and grief of the world in all its strangeness, and they do it well.
this podcast is a must for anyone interested in faith, imagination, story telling, and fresh thinking. though it isn't always immediately accessible, the podcast invites you to contemplate and mull, not simply absorb and move on. the stories are small creative offerings with big potential to provoke you into thinking about the world differently.
also, it's got some pretty sexy production value--i'm talking pro!!!
i think these guys are really doing something unique that people should be paying attention to!
Innovative, different, and thought-provoking
Seriously, this is beyond any podcast I've ever come across. The stories are wonderful, especially with the added sound effects and music, and the "revealed truths" are thought-provoking and challenging of one's faith. These two are brilliant.