If you have missed out on hearing The Priest, The Pom, and The Poof on Tuesday nights at 8pm, you can catch up with the three P's using our podcast service. Search for "Joy 94.9 Spirit Lounge" in the iTunes music store, to automatically receive all our new episodes. Below are some of our recent episodes, which you can listen to online.
Episode 100 - Listen Now
Tim Kurek is a straight man who pretended to be gay for a year. He discovers the good and the bad parts about wearing the "gay" label in a conservative part of the USA. Tim's adventure has turned into a book; "The Cross in the Closet". www.timkurek.com
Episode 99 - Listen Now
Author Ian Rankin speaks with us about the spirituality of Inspector Rebus, a fictional detective in his hugely successful series of books. http://www.ianrankin.net/
Episode 98 - Listen Now
We are joined by Natasha Holmes, a christian lesbian singer and songwriter. http://www.cravemusicproductions.com/
Episode 97 - Listen Now
Experience Spiritual India with our spiritual travel agent, Jake Bartlett.
Episode 96 - Listen Now
Thomas Beck shares with us about his story of a love once thought lost, only to be found just around the corner. His story has been made into a documentary and is screening during the Jewish International Film Festival. http://www.eventcinemas.com.au/Movie/The-One-That-Got-Away-%5BJff%5D
Episode 95 - Listen Now
Happening films come into the studio and speak about their film, "The Wilding". http://www.happeningfilms.com/
Episode 94 - Listen Now
Profiling several upcoming events, we spoke to Julie Perrin about the Springtime Storybasking event (http://tellingwords.com.au/), Michelle Kolev spoke about the upcoming Freedom of Spirit live broadcast from Freedom 2B (http://www.freedom2b.org/), and Simon Moyle shared about Urban Seed's upcoming forum, "Who's in / Who's out / Who decides" (http://www.urbanseed.org/)
To support the Jewish Lesbian Group Victoria in their documentary, visit their website: http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/5955/description/0/0
If you are interested to go to the festival of Hildegard, as we spoke about on tonight's show, registrations are open right now! https://event.goregister.com.au/hildegard2012/individual/
Well, spring has arrived, and we say farewell to winter. The last few episodes from the the Spirit Lounge winter season are now available to download through our podcast. Check out the links below, or sign up to our podcast feed to always be up to date with the latest from the Priest, the Pom and the Poof.
Rev. Dennis Webster talks about Taize style worship - Listen Now
We try to get to the bottom of what Salvation Army members really believe about our community - Listen Now
Rev Karl Hand from Crave MCC - Listen Now
Hannah Dungan and Leanne Jenski reflect on the Uniting Church National Assembly - Listen Now
Jenni and Lisa from OutAndAround.com return from their epic journey to discover the world's supergays - Listen Now
Can you be a politician and still be a spiritual person? - Listen Now
Cynthia Popperwell, on pineal toning, life, the universe, and everything - Listen Now
Tonight we have the privilege of speaking with Rev Matt Glover, about his "What I would like you to know"project. To contribute, please visit his website: http://www.mattglover.com/WIWLYTK/
David Ayliffe shares with us a little about his men's program, "Secret Men's Business". For more information, check out the secret men's business group on facebook!
Michelle from Freedom2B joins us to share about the upcoming 5 year celebration for Freedom2B Melbourne! To find out more information and buy tickets, visit the freedom2B website.
This week, we join forces with "White Noise" and explore how faith and rock music work together. This week is all about the music, so here's all the tacks we played:
On this week's show, we spoke with David Witte from Musicwell Productions. David has produced the latest single from a very talented christian artist, Natasha Holmes. Here's the link to David's page: http://www.facebook.com/Musicwellproductions
Listen to episode 64 - Baptist Minister, Rev. Matt Glover shares with us about his paper "A Pastoral Response To Homosexuality In The Church". To read the complete paper, visit http://bit.ly/lE0pTu
Listen to episode 65 - Author and Mental health expert, Matthew Johnston joins us to share about mental health and meditation in our modern world. To find out more about Matthew and his work, visit http://matthewjohnstone.com.au
Listen to episode 66 - What does Easter mean to you? We discuss the Easter festival, Passover, and catch up with Melissa Hughes from the Lort Smith animal hospital on this very special easter edition of the Spirit Lounge.
Listen to episode 67 - Author of the book "Faitheist", and Interfaith and Community Service Fellow, Chris Stedman joins us to speak about his personal journey from devout Christian to passionate Atheist and Humanist. Follow more of Chris's journey at his blog, http://nonprophetstatus.com/
Listen to episode 68 - Author of the book "Turtle Journey", Cynthya, speaks about her encounters with spirits. We follow Cynthya's Journey as she discovers her spiritual self and begins to truly listen to her spiritual guides. "Turtle Journey" is available here: http://bit.ly/Kq3Irw
Listen to episode 69 - We catch up with Jenni and Lisa from OutAndAround.com, for a progress update in their search for the super-gays around the world. Bertie shares with us about St George’s Day.
Listen to episode 70 - Bertie is taking a 3 month holiday from the Spirit Lounge, so we get to know the newest member of the Spirit Lounge team, Linzi. Linzi will be joining us every week for the next 3 months.
Listen to episode 71 - Michael Lallo from The Age joins us to speak about his research into the ex-gay movement within Melbourne. We also learn about the Campfire Film Festival, with Richard Leigh.
We have a good chit chat about the past weeks mardigras parade and events in Sydney for 2012. as well as introduce our artist of the month and look at coming events and topics. We don't have the lovely Priest with us this week because she is fighting the good fight with the flood victims and giving support (we are so proud of you Priesty) , but never fear in Joy's absence we still have a good show. so sit back and enjoy!
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About The Lounge
_The Spirit Lounge is a weekly one-hour magazine style, discussion based radio program on Australia’s only gay and lesbian community radio station Joy 94.9, based in Melbourne. We air at 8pm each Tuesday.
The Spirit Lounge provides an on-air forum where people of all beliefs can explore their faith, spirituality and sexuality. With weekly guests to facilitate the conversation. You can also join in the conversation through SMS and email while we are on-air.
The Spirit Lounge is hosted by the priest, the pom and the poof (Joy, Bertie, and Andrew). Each bring a unique view of spirituality to the sofa, and share from our experiences.