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Pain, media portrayal, and empathy. Who of us hasn’t come across images of suffering? Jeff and Allen discuss the nature of pain, the way presentations of suffering get used, and alternately consumed, and how we might provide spaces for healing in honest and genuine ways. The episode ends in a moment of honesty through admission how their inner “fundies” occasionally slip.
Conversation on Pain, Media Portrayal and Empathy (00:54)
‘You Fundie is Showing’ Segment (48:49)
- Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link… this book is the inspiration for this conversation on pain, media portrayal and empathy)
- The Body in Pain by Elaine Scarry (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- “To know pain is to know certainty, to hear about pain is to know doubt.” - Allen’s quote from The Body in Pain
- God and Aliens – The Universe Doesn’t Revolve Around You, Probably – 032 (During the segment of this episode Allen expresses his desire for the superpower of empathy)
- My Moment of Un-Truth - Season 3, Episode 17 (Scrubs Episode)
- The Long History of Discrimination in Pain Medicine (Article)
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Getting to the Whole Truth About America’s Torture of Suspected Terrorists (Article)
- Coco (2017 Film)
- Ways social media is like fire, both good and bad, and how that metaphor helps us navigate the digital world (Article)
- Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Vicarious Traumatization (VT)
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Jeff Manildi | co-host and producer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff is the husband to an incredibly strong woman and father of two captivating young ladies. He is currently the Director of Discipleship at a United Methodist church on the central coast of California. In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc.
Allen O’Brien | co-host | email@example.com
Allen received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's College and an M.A. in Theology and Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, making him the illegitimate child of both conservative and moderately progressive evangelicalism. He has worked in church ministry since 2006 and is currently solo-pastoring at his local UCC congregation. When not ministering, Allen throws things to his border collie Sonata and writes for multiple platforms.
You can follow Allen (@AllenOB) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Good Reads. Also if you are in the Sacramento, CA area check out Allen’s brick and mortar version of this podcast called Intersections.
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