The Sacred

The Sacred

A podcast about the things we hold sacred, and how to talk to people different from ourselves.

Leading Psychologist on The Transformative Power of Awe

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Dacher Keltner is interviewed by Elizabeth Oldfield about counter-cultural upbringings, individualism awe, and the benefits of connecting to something bigger than yourself.

Dacher is a Professor of Psychology and a leading Emotion Scientist. He hosts a podcast and has written the book 'Awe', calling us to cultivate lives that are guided by the powerful force of awe.

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✨ Find out more about Dacher's work: www.dacherkeltner.com/

Luke Turner on Sexuality, Overcoming Shame, and Surviving Abuse

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Luke is a Music Journalist, Co-Founder of The Quietus and Writer of 'Out of the Woods', a memoir about sexuality, shame and the lure of the trees.

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✨ Find out more about Luke's work: https://twitter.com/LukeTurnerEsq

Gretchen Rubin on How to Find Happiness in the Ordinary

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In this episode, Gretchen speaks about her love of children's literature, why St Therese of Lisieux is her spiritual teacher, and why we might need a seminary for accidental gurus.

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✨ Find out more about Gretchen's work: https://gretchenrubin.com/

How to Become Fully Alive with Elizabeth Oldfield

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Elizabeth Oldfield, writer and host of The Sacred podcast, alongside The Sacred producer Daniel Turner introduce a brand new series of The Sacred. Themed around her latest book β€˜Fully Alive’, Elizabeth speaks about finding steadiness in our turbulent times, community and the desperate need for a rebranding of the word β€˜sin’. She also discusses her hopes and fears for the release of her book.

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Elizabeth Oldfield on Values, Vulnerability, and the Limitations of Social Media

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This series of The Sacred Elizabeth spoke with eight fascinating individuals about their core values, and how the messages, philosophies and experiences from their childhood shaped them into the people they are today.

She spoke with Greg Wise, Clementine Morrigan, Chris Packham, Katherine May, Freddie Sayers, Elizabeth Alker, Sunder Katwala and Jonathan Haidt.

In this reflection episode, Elizabeth takes a look back at all these conversations and dwells on a couple key threads that were prominent throughout.

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Pre-order her book Fully Alive: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fully-Alive-searching-twenty-first-Turbulent/dp/1399810766/ref=asc_df_1399810766/

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CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

Jonathan Haidt on Religion, Psychedelics and the Anxious Generation

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Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist, author and professor at New York University Stern School of Business. He is the author of a number of highly influential books including The Happiness Hypothesis (2006), The Righteous Mind (2012), The Coddling of the American Mind (2018), and The Anxious Generation (2024).

Jonathan spoke about the importance of truth, his atheism, experiences of using psychedelics, and why he thinks we are over protecting children in the physical world and under protecting them and in digital and online spaces.

Read the full transcript here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2024/03/27/jonathan-haidt-on-religion-psychedelics-and-the-anxious-generation

Learn more about The Anxious Generation here: https://www.anxiousgeneration.com/
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Subscribe (for free) to his Substack After Babel here: https://www.afterbabel.com/
Follow Jonathan on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JonHaidt

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Substack: https://morefullyalive.substack.com/

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CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

Sunder Katwala on Race, Identity and Reimagining Patriotism

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Sunder Katwala is the Director of the think tank, British Future. who have worked on issues such as immigration and identity. He was formerly General Secretary of the Fabian Society, and before that, he was a journalist and a leader writer for The Observer.

Sunder spoke about growing up Irish Catholic, why he's broadly optimistic about the trajectory around race and identity in the UK, and why football is so central to who he is.

You can buy Sunder's book How to be a Patriot here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Patriot-country-British-culture/dp/0008553866#:~:text=Book%20overview&text=How%20to%20be%20a%20Patriot%20offers%20a%20new%20way%20of,some%20questions%20to%20work%20through.

Read the full transcript here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2024/03/20/sunder-katwala-on-race-identity-and-reimagining-patriotism

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The Sacred is a podcast produced by the think tank Theos. Be sure to connect with us below to stay up-to-date with all our content, research and events.

CONNECT WITH THE SACRED

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CONNECT WITH ELIZABETH OLDFIELD

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ESOldfield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethsaraholdfield/
Substack: https://morefullyalive.substack.com/

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theos---the-think-tank/
Website: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/

CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

Elizabeth Alker on Fairness, Foster Care, and Accent Stigma

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Elizabeth Alker is a BBC Radio 3 presenter, and previously spent several years working at BBC Radio 6 Music.

Elizabeth spoke about growing up with parents who fostered, the role of faith in her life, fairness as a sacred value and her reflections on being northern.

Read the full transcript here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2024/03/13/elizabeth-alker-on-fairness-foster-care-and-accent-stigma

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The Sacred is a podcast produced by the think tank Theos. Be sure to connect with us below to stay up-to-date with all our content, research and events.

CONNECT WITH THE SACRED

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CONNECT WITH ELIZABETH OLDFIELD

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ESOldfield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethsaraholdfield/
Substack: https://morefullyalive.substack.com/

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Theos monthly newsletter: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/d/E9E17CAB71AC7464
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theos---the-think-tank/
Website: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/

CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

Freddie Sayers on Political Tribalism and Questioning the Status Quo

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Freddie Sayers is Editor-in-Chief of UnHerd and host of the podcast UnHerd with Freddie Sayers. He was the former Editor-in-Chief of YouGov and founder of Politics Home.

Freddie spoke about his sacred value of beauty, his unconventional path into political journalism, why he began to question some of the underlying logic and culture of liberalism, his outspoken criticism of lockdown policy's during COVID-19, and how he navigates being unorthodox and questioning without descending into tribalism.

Read the full transcript here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2024/03/06/freddie-sayers-on-political-tribalism-and-questioning-the-status-quo

** Listen to Freddie's podcast UnHerd with Freddie Sayers here https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/unherd-with-freddie-sayers/id1540134798

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The Sacred is a podcast produced by the think tank Theos. Be sure to connect with us below to stay up-to-date with all our content, research and events.

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CONNECT WITH ELIZABETH OLDFIELD

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethsaraholdfield/
Substack: https://morefullyalive.substack.com/

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CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

Katherine May on Everyday Wonder and How to Not Be a Guru

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Katherine May is the author of multiple books, both fiction and memoir, including the much celebrated Wintering and The Electricity of Every Living Thing. She most recently authored the book Enchantment: Reawakening Wonder in an Exhausted Age, and is the host of the very popular podcast How We Live Now.

Katherine spoke about seasons of life, finding wonder in the everyday, class, autism, the weirdness of becoming a 'person of wisdom' to many and how to avoid becoming an internet guru.

** You can buy a copy of Katherine's book 'Enchantment' here: https://www.faber.co.uk/product/9780571378357-enchantment/ **

** And check out her podcast How We Live Now here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/how-we-live-now-with-katherine-may/id1516642192 **

Read the full transcript here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2024/02/28/katherine-may-on-everyday-wonder-and-how-to-not-be-a-guru

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The Sacred is a podcast produced by the think tank Theos. Be sure to connect with us below to stay up-to-date with all our content, research and events.

CONNECT WITH THE SACRED

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CONNECT WITH ELIZABETH OLDFIELD

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ESOldfield
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethsaraholdfield/
Substack: https://morefullyalive.substack.com/

CONNECT WITH THEOS

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theos---the-think-tank/
Website: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/

CHECK OUT OUR PODCASTS

The Sacred: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-sacred/id1326888108
Reading Our Times: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/reading-our-times/id1530952185

About this podcast

The Sacred is a podcast about our deepest values, the stories that shape us and how we can build empathy and understanding between people who are very different.

Each episode features a conversation with someone who has a public voice, from academics to journalists, playwrights and politicians. We ask them where they have come from, what they are trying to do and what might help heal our very divided public conversations.

The Sacred is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield, former director of Theos think tank.

For more information about the people and ideas behind the podcast, visit https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/about/who-we-are or follow us on Twitter @theosthinktank, @sacred_podcast and @ESOldfield.

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