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Whistle Pig & The Bear

Whistle Pig & The Bear

By Steve Gallagher & Matt Huett

Steve Gallagher and Matt Huett are best friends of almost 30 years who provide advice and spiritual direction to individuals from all walks and faith backgrounds. This podcast is a collection of conversations on friendship, spirituality and all that happens in between.
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Whistle Pig & The BearApr 13, 2022

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#36

After a few weeks of being under the weather, Matt & Steve catch up: - spring fever - pink duets - bussin bussin - 88 reasons in 1988 - Murder Baby (the Knights of Sadira) by GJ Stoutimore - Deep Creek National Park - LBJ - POTUS #36 - Mark's swing - Matt inverts - Updates re: WPTB - Stay Tuned!
Mar 06, 202350:09
#35 with Special Guest Chip Early

#35 with Special Guest Chip Early

Special Guest Chip Early from Littleton Colorado.

Chip is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and long-time friend of Steve & Matt.


Jan 29, 202301:28:28
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#34

In this week's conversation Steve & Matt discuss: - Universal Christ by Richard Rohr - Dallas Willard - Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis - Progressive Christianity - Nature of the Divine - Armenian Pentecostalism - Public domain and Scrub Daddy - Othering - Considering your place and how it might be used for the good of the community - egg corns And other stuff :) Hey SEO...look here ;) #lovewins #transcendsandincludes #progressivechristianity #therehastobemore #richardrohr #stillinonepeace #findafriend #bettertogether
Jan 21, 202301:19:15
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#33

Steve & Matt's conversation...

New reads...Rupert Spira's "Being Aware of Being Aware" Matt's new cat Madelyn Two of Matt's former students from Southeastern University reach out with questions.  "How are we reading the same Bible?" Water Brueggemann's "second naivety" Religious leaders' manipulation and attempt to control "the magic"...the Divine...work of the Spirit "Smoking what you're selling"...going all in...believing "they hype" Attempts to convert vs. conversations Matt and the Buddhist at Mount Rushmore on the 4th of July "Look at them in their idolatry" Appalachian Maple Bourbon Cutting back on the dairy. Chat GPT...the day the music changed Panpsychism Bill Wade "Jalen & Jacoby"...RIP

Life is too short, too hard, and too much to do alone. Find a friend, find a community, and do life together!


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#LoveWins #DeepakChopra #LeonardSweet #KeithGiles #BrianMcLaren #DianaButlerBass #RobBell #RichardRohr #Reconstruction #Faith #JesusWins #Buddhism #NonDualism #BothAnd #SoutheasternUniversity #EverythingBelongs #UniversalChrist #JosephMurphy #ExpandedConsciousness

Dec 18, 202201:29:59
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#NCPodcast #Life #Spirituality #Bestfriends #CatchingUp #Jesus #LoveWins #Church #VirtualMonastery #Monks #NorthCarolinaPodcast

Dec 11, 202248:31
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#31

Discussions around:

Spotify 2022 Wrapped. Readers for Matt. Steve's & Matt's differing opinions on engagement with social media. Attention and energy loops. Rural Appalachian communities.  Peace - Not the absence of fear/insecurity/conflict. Humanity's response to the Divine. Yeezy, Twitter, & Elon Musk


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#NCPodcast #Spirituality #LoveWins #Invitation #BetterTogether #Friendship #Divine #Jesus #Buddha #Energy  #Church #Community #LGBTQ 

Dec 04, 202201:24:01
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Nov 26, 202252:45
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#29

We’re back after a busy few weeks…

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#cataractsurgery #TLC #envogue #ncretreat #perspective #rhythm #dynamicbalance #calendars #selfmedicate #limitations #marginalia #nooutlines #newbalance #bettertogether #ncpodcast
Nov 13, 202201:03:20
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Oct 15, 202259:18
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#27

Discussion on what's ahead for Whistle Pig & The Bear in 2022.

Steve encourages Matt to bring our Whistle Pig & The Bear lens to upcoming topics.

Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant Tattoos GI Joe / Indian & The Cupboard The voices of Matt Huett Martyr syndrome


Sep 24, 202201:10:09
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#26

Just a reminder...you don't have to always be "on". 


Much Love.

Steve & Matt

Sep 19, 202238:09
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#25

Steve & Matt catch up from the past week's events and activities.  Discussion on being informed, involved and active parents and educators in the lives of kids. Student loan forgiveness Othering & boxes Destro from GI Joe


Aug 27, 202201:16:02
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#24

In this conversation Steve & Matt visit questions/comments submitted to us via our IG . Out of respect to you, we've elected to not use your actual names/info and will continue to do so without your expressed permission. 

"Hey guys I am loving the podcast. Seriously, brings me back to my SEU days and also helping me understand/process a lot of things since that time (gosh almost 20 years ago?!) Matt, in 2005 or so you told me I could do "good things…or do great things" when I was having an existential crisis about not following God's plan for my life and whether or not I wanted to be a doctor versus go into ministry like everybody else at SEU. Needless to say, I chose the MD route and I'm so thankful. Anyway, your podcast really helps me understand why I felt like such an outsider at SEU and why my beliefs never felt like they were in line with a lot of others. BL and I have been having some great conversations." - Friend


"Not gonna lie Matt. I'm considering Hinduism. I even like Buddhism. Is it okay to appreciate all pathways to God? What are your thoughts [sic]." - Friend


Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Please share/like/subscribe with those you feel might enjoy Whistle Pig & The Bear.


*When submitting questions/comments, please let us know if you're okay with us using your name




Aug 20, 202246:16
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#23

Jumping through the hoops and checking the boxes. Do these and other ritualistic practices facilitate lasting change?

 What's your thought? See our poll question included (Spotify users).

*This week's conversation was recorded remotely so please overlook the recording quality this week.

Aug 17, 202253:36
#22

#22

Steve & Matt unpack about our experience presenting at, and attending, Wild Goose.

Paula Stone Williams  Jim Wallis  Dianna Butler Bass  Welcome Squad (university initiative at UNCSA developed by Steve)  Shoutouts: Lou Scalzo, Gabe Stoutimore, Monte Fields, Brent Lutz, Jeremy Sims, Steve Witherup, Rob & Holli Sperti, David & Dara Docusen, John Bost, the states of Ohio and Alabama, Southeastern University (Lakeland) security team 1995-1999.
Jul 24, 202201:41:02
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Jul 09, 202201:40:14
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Jul 02, 202201:40:16
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#19

Burger King & Biscuit Factory Fluffered Nutters In the news this week Life & Choice Pro Deep inside the echo chambers Cult of innoncence Tea A-Team Shorts Schitts Creek Ebb & flow in the life of institutions
Jun 25, 202201:09:46
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Jun 11, 202201:15:52
#17

#17

Steve & Matt discuss dealing with life's rollercoasters.

May 25, 202241:08
#16 - Special Guest Brian McLaren

#16 - Special Guest Brian McLaren

Author Brian McLaren visits with Steve & Matt to discuss his latest work, "Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubter, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned".

May 12, 202201:24:54
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#15

For more info:

- Immokalee Workers


*Note - This recording experienced technical difficulties which have been corrected for our next conversation (#16).

May 08, 202258:32
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May 04, 202245:45
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#13

Surprise audience member!

Apr 13, 202201:07:31
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#12

WARNING: Around the 1:00:00 to 1:06:00 mark in this conversation Matt discusses a friend's recent mental health crisis/suicide.

Little Debbie Nutty Buddy® Wafer Bars Bathtub Refuge for Matt Reading injury (in the bathtub) Steve's role in these conversations Matt's library Umberto Eco The journey of deconstruction --> reconstruction Head, heart, & hands The saunterer Friends named John CMC - American Jesus Keith Giles, Author Jaroslav Pelikan, Author "The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing & Why" by Phyllis Tickle The church's failure supporting mental health - a friend of Matt's mental health/suicide 2022 March Madness Men's Semi-Final: UNC vs Duke 


Resource: 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a confidential hotline available to anyone experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Their phone number is 1-800-273-8255.

For our friends listening in the UK - If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts the UK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 0800-689-5652.

Apr 03, 202201:18:23
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Mentioned in this conversation: 

John Bost - Author, Educator, Former Mayor of Clemmons, NC., Connector, Sage/Jedi Master  Negative Space;  FedEx and hidden designs in logos Dr. Terris Neuman - Professor/University Administrator, Silver Surfer Washington Park Barbershop in Winston-Salem, NC Zac Hagerty - Singer/Songwriter/Executive Producer


Mar 26, 202201:20:33
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#10

Why whistle pig and why bear? Synced up with kudzu Enneagram Labels Plans for the coming year A Word in the Wilderness by Malcolm Guide Faith and the journey Round and round with church clubs Phyllis Wheatley Remember, Rehearse, & Respond Screens a tool and an appendage Exile Generational ministries Liv & Matt Our kids and the relationship with the river Tolstoy and the incubator Shout-outs to... Tuckers Grill in Horneytown, NC Agni Indian Restaurant & Bar in Greensboro, NC Moose Cafe in Colfax, NC Pond Country in Colfax, NC Special thank you to Caleb for the new intro and outro!
Mar 20, 202201:13:01
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#9


If there's more...
Bryson City
Conduit
Honda Elements
Superheros
Jon Heder
Mar 12, 202201:01:47
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#8

The Royal Ranger Motto from the 1970's - "Ready. Ready for anything. Ready to work, play, serve, obey, worship, live, etc. "Naked Spirituality" by Brian McLaren René Girard "The Body Keeps Score" by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. "What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey Deepak Chopra "Will" by Will Smith DDP Yoga

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Connect with us on Instagram @WhistlePig_TheBear

Mar 06, 202201:30:38
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Phyllis Wheatley | Shaq Giving

Feb 26, 202201:19:47
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Feb 20, 202201:35:41
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#5

Washington Football Team

Punxsutawney Phil

Tulsa Time by Don Williams

Saint Simeon

Christian Hermeticism

Desert Fathers

St Anthony / Antony the Great

The Sarum Rite / Body Scan

Lectio Divina

Feb 06, 202201:19:06
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#4

Discussion about the transitions we encounter in life and the various ways people process (or don't process) these moments.
Resources referenced in this conversation:
- Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- Walter Brueggemann
- Kenda Creasy Dean
- New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren
Jan 30, 202201:18:20
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Jan 22, 202201:02:40
#2

#2

Steve & Matt discuss a few of the goals behind publishing these conversations.

Jan 15, 202244:42
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#1

How Steve & Matt's friendship of thirty+ years began.

Jan 01, 202235:09