Studio 145 produces podcasts featuring interviews about current affairs through the artistic lens. Meant to start a deeper conversation, Studio 145 stokes creativity in how we think about some of the most pressing issues of our day, and how we might approach them differently and more effectively.

Story of God Conversation 4
Wed, 05/04/2016

This week’s episode of the National Geographic’s Story of God asks the question, “why does evil exist?” Rev Mike Kim and Molly Pearl will offer insight and comments. Rev Mike Kim is an Iraq War veteran and a former Dominican Friar, mendicant monk. Molly Pearl is the Program Manager for Service Together at Intersections International.

Story of God Conversation 3
Tue, 04/26/2016

This podcast is a reflection on National Geographic’s Story of God; Episode 4, Creation. It features Tracy Hyter-Suffern, Intersections’ Development Officer and Barbara Costigan of Marble Collegiate Church, and active in their Women’s Ministry. Barbara is also a member of the Intersections Board of Directors. Hosted by Farid Johnson.

Brandon Mills
Mon, 04/25/2016

Farid Johnson and Brandon Mills talk about Service Together’s upcoming concert, Soundtrack of War, and the importance of music as a tool for community building and reintegration. Brandon Mills is a singer, songwriter, and Marine recon scout sniper. He is a professional musician with a focus: exposing injustices, instilling hope and life in those that are lacking purpose.

The Gibney Dance Company and Community Action Team
Thu, 04/21/2016

This weeks program features a wonderful conversation with two representatives from The Gibney Dance Company and Community Action Team. Ms. Amy Miller, Associate Artistic Director and Ms. Sandra Manick, Sanctuary for Families mentor discuss both the history of Gibney Dance and the amazing support and empowerment they provide to the community through their unique creative arts programming.

Story of God Conversation 2
Tue, 04/19/2016

This podcast is inspired by National Geographic’s Story of God. Episode 3, Who is God?, features Rev. Rett Zabriskie, who has over 35 years ecumenical work with the Reformed Church in America, and Sarah Flatto, the Director of Programs & Outreach at the NYC Family Justice Center and a member of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. Hosted by Farid Johnson.

Story of God Conversation 1
Tue, 04/12/2016

This podcast is the first in a new series inspired by National Geographic’s Story of God. Episode 2, Apocalypse, features Rev. Jennifer Crumpton of and Rev. Bob Chase, Intersections’ Founding Director, in conversation with host Farid Johnson about the end of time in sacred texts and in today’s world. (

Pearls of Wisdom
Tue, 04/05/2016

Dr. Joyce D. Duncan and Ms. Crystal Kilgore, two amazing storytellers from the “Pearls of Wisdom” explain their organization, the importance of sharing story and how dance and creative expression has enriched both their lives and shaped the contributions they have made to the community.

Imtashal Tariq
Wed, 03/23/2016

Imtashal Tariq, Intersections Global Peace Making specialist shares heartfelt reflections and positive outcomes from the recent US Pakistan Interreligious Consortium Conference convened in both Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan.

Cliff Downs
Tue, 03/08/2016

Awarding winning composer Cliff Downs shares some of his international experiences and insight into how the visceral impact of music can heal the divide between the people of the world. Featured music on today's program by Eugene Friesen as well as a musical collaboration between Cliff and Farid.

James Rowe
Mon, 02/22/2016

James Rowe, Director of Believe Out Loud, gives us an overview of this dynamic program. Believe Out Loud reaches between 3 to 5 million users per month and is a leading voice for LGBTQ social justice.

Molly Pearl
Tue, 02/02/2016

This week’s program introduces to our Studio 145 audience the newly appointed Program Manager for Service Together, Ms. Molly Pearl. Service Together is our program dedicated to educating and illuminating  the gap between the civilian population and our  veteran and their families.

Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian
Fri, 01/22/2016

Dr Rahimeh Andalibian, Psychologist, Author and playwright shares a powerful story of her personal transformation and gives us insight into the emotional impact of trauma and how artistic expression can serve as a doorway to healing.