We started our podcast at the beginning of 2022 and have been releasing weekly episodes ever since. From deep-dives into the personal journeys of a wide range of ‘misfits’, to interviews with well-known scholars and writers, to ‘pub theology’ episodes where we pour a drink and informally discuss our questions, our podcast is a space for curiosity, free-thinking, and an ongoing dialogue between faith and doubt. Connected to the podcast we have an active online community of listeners and friends.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a great podcast – it’s not just a show, it’s a community. The speakers are great and the overall tone of the episodes just help you feel included and less alone on the journey of faith. Great for anyone including leaders and just people dipping their toes in or out of faith. I appreciate this podcast so much.

Apple Podcasts review from EmKNicholls

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is one of my all time favourite podcasts. As a Spiritual Misfit I need an online community where I can process this journey while feeling safe, supported, and understood. I look forward to listening every single week and find the content to be always fresh, relevant, inspiring, and challenging. Thank you!

Apple Podcasts review from Craig Bosman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This podcast is a rollercoaster. I am regularly unsettled by Spiritual Misfits. I’ve had to pause this week’s episode three times already, and I’m not even finished. I’ve found myself grieving, in awe, and also laughing aloud as I listen. I should probably also state that my unsettling is good.

Apple Podcasts review from AnonintheWorld

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Sara M. Saleh on Palestine, liberation and poetry Spiritual Misfits Podcast

Sara M. Saleh is a human rights lawyer, community organiser, writer and the daughter of migrants from Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon. She has many very impressive achievements to her name including being the first poet to win both the Australian Book Review’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, which she did back to back in 2020 and 2021. Sara’s debut novel Songs for the Dead and the Living is out now (link below where you can buy).  Sara is one of the voices that has been a helpful guide for me in recent weeks as we’ve seen the Israeli government cause enormous levels of destruction and loss of human life in Gaza. This conversation is really helpful for decoupling anti-zionism and anti-semitism and understanding why it’s so dangerous when these are conflated. It’s so obvious, as you’ll hear throughout this conversation that Sara holds a fierce commitment to any group of oppressed and suffering people, while striving for solutions that do not simply flip who is oppressing who. The way she speaks about liberation is so generous and beautiful and just. We talk about the limits of identity politics and the deep solidarity that can be found in shared values — and there’s just so much wisdom here. Listen deeply, share widely, and take whatever actions you can — great or small — in the direction of justice.  Sara’s website:https://www.saramsaleh.com/Buy ‘Songs for the Dead and the Living’:https://www.booktopia.com.au/songs-for-the-dead-and-the-living-sara-m-saleh/book/9781922848536.htmlFollow Sara on Instagram: @instasaranade‘A guide to Palestine for beginners’ (this is a fantastic doc): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgiFGdUKiPfzC-xo6LZQXvGNIXGHyMYsGCA035kKc80/mobilebasicDonate to the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network: https://apan.org.au/donate/Sign up to our mailing list:https://spiritualmisfits.com.au/Join our online Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualmisfitspodcastSupport the pod:https://spiritualmisfits.com.au/support-us/Send us an email: Spiritualmisfits@outlook.comView all episodes and access transcripts at: https://spiritualmisfits.buzzsprout.com
  1. Sara M. Saleh on Palestine, liberation and poetry
  2. Noah Small on the nature of God, love and kindness (a little episode with big heart)
  3. Radhika Sukumar-White on lament, suffering and inclusive community
  4. Michael Frost & Shane Meyer-Holt on the other side of 'mega'
  5. Mikali Anagnostis and Gabi Cadenhead on Gen-Z spirituality and Marion St

the hosts

Will Small

Will is a compulsive talker/starter of more things than he can keep up with. He also is/does a lot of things that begin with the letter ‘p’: a poet, a pastor, a podcaster, a parent. You can hear more of his story on this episode of the podcast.

Hannah Macauley Gierhart

Hannah is a PhD candidate (creative writing), head teacher of English and part of the leadership team at Meeting Ground Church. You can hear more of her story on this episode of the podcast.

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