Extra Crispy! Curious conversations on creativity, culture, and spirituality with Crispin Schroeder
Silicone Boone is a songwriter and recording artist from Cambellsville Kentucky who just released his first album The Reaches, a concept album about space, exploration and existence.

Dan Caro is a drummer and speaker who has an incredibly inspirational story of overcoming adversity. After being burned over 80 percent of his body at age 2 and losing his hands, Dan went on to become a professional drummer who has played all over the U.S. and Canada. Bless your ears and your soul with this inspirational conversation!

Brian Stoltz is a musician, songwriter, producer famous for his guitar work with The Neville Brothers, The Funky Meters and Bob Dylan.

In this episode Crispin looks into the world of quantum physics, brain science, philosophy and creativity to explore how to live in a world that is more open.

We are addicted to knowing good and evil, to dividing the world into us versus them, and yet our own judgments are so compromised by our lack of true understanding. How then shall we live?

How blindly we trust in our own sight... In this episode Crispin discusses how easy it is to succumb to the idolatry of ideology. When we hold too tightly to our beliefs we can easily become blind to seeing people and experiencing truth all around us.

Brad Jersak is a patristics scholar, author, and spiritual practitioner.

John Barnett is a prolific songwriter, singer, and musician known for writing songs of worship with lyrical depth firmly rooted in the tradition of American roots music.

Hope is oftentimes connected to experiences of awe and wonder. In this episode we explore this connection through the poetry of Bob Dylan, Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, the lyrics of an ancient Psalm as well as some original music and insights from host Crispin Schroeder.

We can only truly see what we have experienced and what we are prepared to see. Great suffering and great love can lead to transformation and to a new way of seeing.

Seeking happiness is a sure way to miss it while facing that which one most fears can oftentimes result in contentment and joy within. This is the paradox of happiness.

Music, film, and literature are all windows into truth and beauty and they cause a resonance with the truth within us.

Crispin shares a bit of his struggles with anxiety and depression and some helpful ways to journey towards peace and trust.

Too often when it comes to religion, morality or one's stance on social issues it is very tempting to engage the issues primarily from the ego and for the applause of others. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus invites us to look into our motives and learn a way of life that is not based on the approval of others but in living from a more hidden connection with the divine.

In this episode we look into 3 temptations which hardly seem like temptations at all, that must be faced so we can do good in the world in a way that is sustainable long term.

Paul Meany discusses the creative and spiritual journey of Mutemath.

Paul Meany is the frontman of Mutemath as well as a music producer who recently coproduced Trench, the lates album by Twenty One Pilots.

This episode explores how research from modern psychology and brain science can illuminate questions regarding mysticism and religion.

In this episode we look into how human development, both large scale and individual, factors into how we see God as well as why mysticism and religion are both necessary in one's spiritual journey.

Pt. 1 of a series of episodes exploring faith, mysticism, and the frameworks through which we understand the scriptures.