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The Best of 2016 Let The Music Play Podcast

Dearest music maker,

I am so grateful for you joining me on the journey of making music with our lives. 2016 was a wonderful and beautiful year for Let The Music Play Podcast.

I remember the first time I ever interviewed someone twelve months ago. I didn’t know how to work the recording device and had no idea how much of an art form interviewing someone is. Nevertheless, I kept hitting record and asking my heroes, mystics, authors, artists, sages, and philosophers about the music they make with their life, relationships, and careers.

In this episode you will find a few of the highlights from the past year’s interviews. Enjoy!

And a BIG thank you goes out to Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping At Last for providing the music playing behind all of this wisdom shared!





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Episode 30: A Conversation with Shane Claiborne


Shane Claiborne Co-Founder of the Simple Way.

Shane Claiborne is a co-founder and board member of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world.

Claiborne graduated from Eastern University and did his graduate work at Princeton Seminary. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Eastern. His adventures have taken him from the streets of Calcutta where he worked with Mother Teresa to the wealthy suburbs of Chicago where he served at the influential mega-church Willow Creek. As a peacemaker, his journeys have taken him to some of the most troubled regions of the world – from Rwanda to the West Bank – and he’s been on peace delegations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been seen on everything from Fox News and Al Jazeera to CNN and NPR. He’s also given academic lectures at Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Liberty, Duke, and Notre Dame. Currently, Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe.

Shane joins us in Episode 30 at Let The Music Play as we take a look into the wisdom and insight gained from living a life powered by love and grounded in simplicity.

You can stream and download all other episodes of Let The Music Play in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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