The Spirit of Things - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
17 Feb 2018

The Spirit of Things - Program podcast

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The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.

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    Modest Fashion

    The modest fashion market is reportedly worth tens of billions globally, but what exactly is ‘modest fashion’ and what role does religion play?

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2018

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    Music for the Soul

    We explore the deep connection between music, spirituality and identity with Australian sacred composer and singer Brooke Shelley, and the late soul musician Amy Winehouse, the focus of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.

  • Posted on 04 Feb 2018

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    Same-Sex Marriage

    We meet aspiring marriage celebrant Alex Pittaway, a young Christian minister in training, and hear about Australia’s first Jewish religious same-sex marriage.

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2018

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    The story of Civil Celebrants

    The loveless Registry Office was a gloomy beginning for a couple on their happiest day, until the Civil Celebrant movement was initiated by the Attorney General, Lionel Murphy, and the former Catholic priest, turned celebrant, Dally Messenger.

  • Posted on 21 Jan 2018

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    Priest, detective, lover

    Canon Sidney Chambers is a young, committed priest, who is also a detective. But his love life is in turmoil. James Runcie's Grantchester Mysteries, now a popular TV series, addresses moral and social issues for a post-church society.

  • Posted on 14 Jan 2018

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