Permission To BE

Permission To BE

Permission To BE is a podcast created to share the journeys of leaning into authenticity of being. Authenticity encapsulates many things including racism, gender or non-gender identity, mental health, and political leanings which we believe are connected to our spiritual beliefs. Tommy Allgood, Olivia Bethea, and Becka Eppley co-host the Permission To BE Podcast.

Episodes

January 12, 2023 51 mins

Becka, Tommy, and Olivia welcome back to the podcast, author, speaker, and founder of Check Your Privilege, Myisha T Hill. Their conversation is full of laughter, wisdom, and insights on Myisha's last work, Heal Your Way Forward: The Co-Conspirator's Guide to an Antiracist Future.

https://www.myishathill.com

For more information on this episode and the show notes please visit: PermissionToBePodcast.com

Mark as Played

Tommy and Becka are joined by Dr. Roberto Che Espinoza and Rev. Anna Golladay for Permission To Be’s very first LIVE and collaborative podcast.  Their conversation envelops embodiment, presence, and Dr. Roberto's latest book, Body Becoming: A Path to Liberation. This conversation is also the final episode in the PTB current series of conversations, “The Moment of Now.”

Petty Thieves Brewery graciously ho...

Mark as Played
August 24, 2022 108 mins

Tommy, Olivia, and Becka welcome back writer, musician, and artivist, Andre Henry, to the Permission To Be Podcast. This special edition of the PTB Podcast is filled with deep knowledge on the necessity of unity, conversation about Andre's latest book, "All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep", and an abundance of joy and laughter. You will also have the opportunity to experience music and lyrics written by Andre He...

Mark as Played

Welcome to the second conversation in our series, "The Moment of Now." Happy Pride Month and Juneteenth! In this episode Tommy, Olivia and Becka talk with Dr. Obery Hendricks. This conversation helps to challenge us as we think about the "Left" and the "Right," as we use these terms to stake out political sides, what are we signaling? What does this mean within spiritual communities?

"Obery Hendricks i...

Mark as Played

Welcome to our very first conversation in our series, "The Moment of Now." In this Episode Dr. Amy Kenny joins Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for a conversation about Disability Justice and Amy's brand new book, My Body Is Not A Prayer Request.

Dr. Amy Kenny is a disabled scholar and a Shakespeare Lecturer who hates Hamlet. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, The Mighty, and Roxane Gay's The Audacity. Her book, "My Bo...

Mark as Played

Dr. Christena Cleveland joins Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for a conversation centered around her past and current healing journey guided by the Sacred Black Feminine.  During their conversation Dr. Cleveland also talks about her new book, "God is A Black Woman."

If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patr...

Mark as Played

Join Tommy, Olivia, and Becka for part two of their conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper as they look at the significance and impact of rerooting ourselves within our peoples' story.

Lisa's newly released book is, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World--and How to Repair It All.

If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com...

Mark as Played

Tommy, Olivia, and Becka are joined by Lisa Sharon Harper for a conversation centered around generational trauma, a journey towards healing, and Lisa's newly released book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World--and How to Repair It All.

If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/tommyallgood

For this episodes show note...

Mark as Played

“I think it is important for us to exam how our fatigue is both the signal that something has not been working and also the thing that might at sometimes get in the way of us getting in the connection that we need, I think it works in both directions.”  - Dr. Hillary L. McBride

Dr. Hillary L. McBride is a therapist, researcher, speaker and writer. She loves to help see people grow, heal, change, and come into more...

Mark as Played

Join us for our final episode of Season 3! Constanza Eliana Chinea joins Tommy, Olivia and Becka for an insightful and educational conversation around the differences and similarities that exist in the social justice work of decolonization and anti-racism. Constanza Eliana is an anti-racism educator, activist, consultant, and certified yoga teacher.

Learn More about Thrive by clicking here.

If you would like to learn more in commun...

Mark as Played

Join Olivia Bethea and Becka Eppley for their conversation with world renowned author, Laura Davis. This heart felt conversation is centered around Laura's brand new book, The Burning Light of Two Stars.  In her latest book Laura weaves non-fiction and memoir together as she conveys her powerful mother-daughter story.  Laura's insight will give you a deeper appreciation of the importance of learning the details about the stories we...

Mark as Played
September 26, 2021 53 mins

Join Tommy, Olivia, Becka for part two of their conversation with Bob Hunter. In this episode they talk about the roots of the anti-abortion movement, political and church leadership, and welcoming our LGBTQIA2S+ family. They also talk about the powerful forces of deception that have been woven into supremacy culture worldwide.

For this episodes show notes and for more information on the work Bob participates in: PermisisonToBEPodc...

Mark as Played

Join Tommy, Becka and Olivia for part one of their conversation with Bob Hunter as they discuss the importance of knowing our (United States) foundations.

"What is happening now is not new." - Bob Hunter

"Bob is the Co-Author of Loving Justice, InterVarsity Press, 1990 and Co-editor of Yearning to Breathe Free: Liberation Theologies in the United States, Orbis Press, 1990.  He has twice won the Frieda ...

Mark as Played
August 22, 2021 67 mins

Join Olivia Bethea, Becka Eppley, and Tommy Allgood for their conversation with Jennifer Kinney, as they discuss historical times of reconstruction and the cycles of backlash that follow (I.e. the Civil Rights Movement). They also talk about Critical Race Theory and how it is being used as a tool of distraction from justice work.

For this episodes show notes and for more information on the work Jenn participates in: PermisisonToBEP...

Mark as Played

Join Olivia Bethea and Becka Eppley for a conversation with Gigi Khanyezi. Gigi is an artist, activist, speaker and writer. Gigi creates sacred safe spaces through coaching and teaching, "Jesus and Justice." Gigi regular leads small cohorts that are intentionally curated through a 10 week Jesus and Justice community experience. The next session starts Monday, July 19th, a few spots are still available, go here for more information:...

Mark as Played

Join Olivia Bethea and Becka Eppley for a conversation with their good friends, Kris Dobek and Tommy Allgood (also a Permission To BE co-host). Kris and Tommy share about their relationship, talk about gender and sexual identities, fat phobia, and the importance of truly falling in love with yourself.

If you would like to learn more in community and/or help support the creation of the Permission To Be Podcast please go to https://w...

Mark as Played

"Existing in the liminal space of no longer and not yet." - Olivia Bethea

We are thrilled to introduce Olivia Bethea as a new co-host on the Permission To BE podcast!

"Olivia Bethea is a student, a writer, a work in progress.  She is a former Human Resources professional who made the decision last year to transition from the profession upon which she’d built her career...

Mark as Played
May 10, 2021 41 secs

Join Tommy Allgood and Becka Eppley for their conversation with Joquina Reed. Joquina is a "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practitioner. She is also the creator and curator behind the social media platforms, The AntiBlackness Reader Project and Divesting From Whiteness. 

For this Episodes Show Notes and to connect with Joquina click here.

“I tell people with all violent systems, whether we are talking abut heteronormativity,...
Mark as Played

Join Becka and Tommy for their conversation with friend, teacher, speaker, singer-songwriter, and psychotherapist, Gabes Torres.

"Gabes life’s work is to demonstrate how there’s nothing “post-” about post-colonialism. She studies and teaches how oppression continues to dominate and manifest in our systems, society, inter- + intrapersonal relationships, imaginations, and human psyché."

For show notes and to learn more about Gabes wo...

Mark as Played
March 9, 2021 41 secs
Join Becka and Tommy for their 2 part conversation with Vicki Fanibi. Vicki shares about the realities of Urban planning and what steps are truly needed to make equity a reality in urban housing. ​In part two Vicki shares about community engagement and avenues that you, as the listener, can seek out to get involved in, in your local community. In addition to community involvement, Tommy and Becka talk with Vicki about what part the...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    2. Amy and T.J. Podcast

    "Amy and T.J." is hosted by renowned television news anchors Amy Robach and T. J. Holmes. Hosts and executive producers Robach and Holmes are a formidable broadcasting team with decades of experience delivering headline news and captivating viewers nationwide. Now, the duo will get behind the microphone to explore meaningful conversations about current events, pop culture and everything in between. Nothing is off limits. “Amy & T.J.” is guaranteed to be informative, entertaining and above all, authentic. It marks the first time Robach and Holmes speak publicly since their own names became a part of the headlines. Follow @ajrobach, and @officialtjholmes on Instagram for updates.

    3. The Dan Bongino Show

    He’s a former Secret Service Agent, former NYPD officer, and New York Times best-selling author. Join Dan Bongino each weekday as he tackles the hottest political issues, debunking both liberal and Republican establishment rhetoric.

    4. The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

    5. Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.