Welcome to the Radio Shows of the Godspeed Institute

Dr. Caer Hallundbaek

Rising above the din of fighting that often dominates media discussions on world religion and spiritual belief systems, the Godspeed Institute radio program was launched in 2010 as “an on-air classroom” on which members of all faiths are invited to share their beliefs and personal journey in an atmosphere of respect. The program format rests on the principle that we move toward tolerance by listening to each other – learning what people around the world believe, and why, including our challenges and greatest hopes.

“A wonderful time in sacred dialogue.” – Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love

Known for warmth, humor and engaging dialogue, Godspeed has made great strides toward public understanding of religion through conversations with the world’s leading religious scholars, authors and spiritual figures from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Taoist, Native American, Norse, Shinto traditions, and many more.

“There is a real sense of meeting within the heart.” – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Golden Sufi Center

Author Caer Hallundbaek, co-founder of the Godspeed Institute, hosts the program. Caer has produced faith-related broadcast media for nearly two decades. An original consultant on the launch of PBS' long-running series Religion & Ethics Weekly, she has worked for TIME, NBC and HBO, has hosted greater New York's Winds of Change, her prime-time TV show on contemporary faith, and served as an on-air commentator on youth and spirituality for the national live program FOX on Religion.

GodspeedTM has aired on the Progressive Radio Network in New York City, iTunes, Podbean, college and community radio networks, and online around the world. The Godspeed Institute programs have been downloaded millions of times and are included as an educational resource at universities including Yale. In 2014 and 2016, Caer was nominated for the Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award. Here are six seasons of the series for you to enjoy and share. Godspeed!


EXPECTING THE GOOD: AN HOUR WITH GOLA WOLF RICHARDS

Gola Wolfson Richards has lectured on Contemplative Education for Global Conflict-Resolution for Dartmouth College's Novela Symposium and The University of Maine's first International Peace Conference.



WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

"It started because we were friends." In this engaging hour, Gina Campbell shares in depth regarding the Muslim prayer service at 'the nation's spiritual home' that became more controversial than expected.


 


NICHIREN BUDDHISM, WITH CLARK STRAND

Clark Strand is a teacher, journalist, and former Zen Buddhist monk. His latest book is Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion.

BEYOND THE RIVER'S GATE, WITH STEWART BITKOFF

Stewart Bitkoff is the author of A Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment and Sufism for the Western Seeker. Here he discusses his latest, Beyond the River's Gate, a Q&A on life's most essential questions from the Sufi perspective.

EGYPTIAN-BORN AMERICAN POET YAHIA LABABIDI

Yahia Lababidi is an Egyptian-American thinker and poet, nominated for a Pushcart Prize by World Literature Today magazine. His latest collection of poetry is a remarkable new collection of short poems, Barely There, which he discusses with Caer.

DARRELL BOCK ON HIS LATEST BOOK, TRUTH MATTERS

Darrell Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Breaking the DaVinci Code. His latest book is Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World.

GLOBAL SPIRIT WITH STEPHEN OLSSON

Stephen Olsson is director of the acclaimed series Global Spirit, which has been called the first internal travel series on national television. Global Spirit is an inquiry into humankind's belief systems, wisdom traditions and states of consciousness, presented by John Cleese and hosted by author and spiritual seeker Phil Cousineau.

CHANTEL WRIGHT AND THE SONGS OF SOLOMON ENSEMBLE

Pastor Chantel Renee Wright loves God, Music and Children—and her life is dedicated to the pursuit of all three. She is the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Songs of Solomon: An Inspirational Ensemble, Inc., and her exquisite gospel choir fires up the soul and transforms hearts, one performance at a time.

AUTHOR MIRABAI STARR ON INTER-SPIRITUALITY

What is Interspirituality? Joining us to talk about it is Mirabai Starr, renowned writer, speaker and translator of mystic works John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Her latest book is God of Love, a passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.