Five Questions with Meg Cuvelier

August 18, 2017

In which Meg discusses how she would like to swim with cownose rays, her affinity for quilting, her dream of coffee and a good book in a hammock, and the soundtrack playing in her car.

Five Questions with Elina Erlendsson

August 11, 2017

In which Elina discusses what she's learned from the Boy Scouts, names her own executive branch, and imagines life on a houseboat.

Five Questions with Julia Zhu Meade

August 7, 2017

In which Julia talks about what we can learn from his Holiness the Dalai Lama, growing up in rural China, and the moment in her childhood that changed everything. 

Five Questions with Chris Salazar

July 21, 2017

In which our own sound engineer and theme music composer Chris Salazar discusses the problem of mosquitoes, opportunities he didn't take, places he'd like to show his daughters, and more. 

Five Questions with Jennifer Holt Enriquez

July 16, 2017

In which Jennifer discusses her transition from law to faith formation, her unexpected peace ministry, and how Harry Potter is connected to all of it. 

Five Questions with Tracey Rogers

July 8, 2017

In which the insightful and stylish Tracey discusses human rights, magical practices, having Clarissa Pinkola Estes whispering in her ear, the lessons of living in a cartoon forest, and more. Learn more about Tracey's work here

Five Questions with Clay Macaulay

June 24, 2017

In which you hear from Clay how his increasing understanding of how the world works affects the everyday choices he makes, how he's a "church junkie," why he would like to witness Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address, and what exactly he believes. 

Five Questions with D Ohlandt

June 16, 2017

In which D discusses taking on another's point of view, artistic collaboration, the idea that place can be a person, and what her favorite things are to make. 

Check out D's #40for40 poetry project here:


Five Questions with Matt Corey

June 11, 2017

In celebration of Pride Weekend, I give you my interview with Matt Corey, who was my first-ever out gay friend, and who had a big influence on me as a writer and a human. Listen closely to hear Matt talk about people's unheard need for contentment, the perils of virtuosic talent, and missing the bus on September 11, 2001. 

Five Questions with John Schuettinger

June 2, 2017

In which you'll learn about John's fantasy taco machine and his overall commitment to tacos, as well as finding a cure for childhood cancer. 

During our interview, I neglected to mention that I met John at All Souls Church, Unitarian when my husband and I and he and his wife (previous Five Questions guest Danielle Henry were in a class together. 

Five Questions with Gay Gibson Cima

May 28, 2017

In which Gay proclaims her desire to ride a horse, perhaps while channeling Loretta Lynn and Taylor Swift as a country singer. Be transported into Gay's memories through the smell of camelias, cinnamon toast, and more. 

Five Questions with April Armstrong

May 21, 2017

April is a wonderful hostess, whose fantasy dinner party would include such guests as Joan of Arc, Bruce Springsteen, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, and, last but not least, Jesus. 

Also if you are putting together a space mission, April will be on board as your spaceship chaplain. You're welcome. 

Five Question with Dani Jones

May 2, 2017

Dani grew up riding a motorcycle and is the most youthful looking grandmother I've ever seen. If you have a medical emergency, you'll want her by your side. 

Five Questions with Tammy Sheldon

April 29, 2017

I promise you will want to visit the shop that Tammy would theoretically open. Tammy also seems remarkably talented at finding remarkable places to watch the sun rise. 

Five Questions with Danielle Henry

April 20, 2017

What makes Danielle feel loved and cared for: "When my children crawl into my lap even when it's 85 degrees because I'm home to them." 

Who should be honored in a museum? All those anonymous Black women who do the hard work people don't acknowledge. "It's so many women and it's work that has to be done. I just want somebody to know their names." 

Listen to the podcast to hear more!

Five Questions with Alex Aspiazu

April 14, 2017

"I would like to spend 24 hours with Pablo Neruda in a yurt." --Alex Aspiazu

Five Questions with Diane Ullius

April 8, 2017

Hear Diane's answers to these questions!

  1. If you could switch places with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
  2. What’s the most significant way you’ve changed over time?
  3. What can’t you live without?
  4. If you could replace any part of your body with an artificial part guaranteed to never fail, what would you choose?
  5. If you wrote a book, what would it be about?

Five Questions with Zoe Rosso

April 5, 2017

In which Zoe responds to these questions

  1. What is one something you’ve done that you’re really proud of?
  1. What do you do when things get tough?
  1. Who’s one of your heroes?
  1. If you could collaborate with an artist you admire, who would it be and what would you do?
  1. If you could witness a moment in history, what would it be?

Five Questions with Christina Viscomi

April 2, 2017

Hear Christina's answers to these five questions!

  1. If you had to get rid of most of your stuff, but you could keep whatever you could fit into a suitcase, what would pack?
  2. What was one of the strangest experiences of your life?
  3. Who is someone who made a significant impression on you but who doesn’t realize it? 
  4. What do you believe in?
  5. What’s the most significant way you’ve changed over time?

Five Questions with Diana Funk

April 1, 2017

Hear Diana's answers to these five questions!

  1. What is your favorite smell and why?
  2. What are you curious about but have been afraid to try?
  3. What do you really like about yourself?
  4. Whose life have you changed?
  5. What’s the nicest thing someone has done for you?