MAY 2024 — This month on The Facing Project Radio Show

Jim Fielding; photo provided.      

In partnership with Indiana Public Radio and the broader NPR network, The Facing Project Radio Show has expanded to a weekly program in 2024. We’re bringing new life to stories in our archives, and putting empathy front and center through voice actors, themed episodes, and discussions with artists, authors, and peace activists who are using their work to create a more understanding and empathetic world.

Tune-in Saturdays at 11 a.m. EST–or if you miss a Saturday, you can get us wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

May 4, 2024 (1 hour) –

Alone Together 

Hosts J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman take listener call-ins from coast to coast and discuss stories from the pandemic.

Life After 60: The Golden Years

An elementary school counselor prepares for retirement and saying goodbye to his “kids,” while an artist looks back on a hard life and what brings her joy, and a dying psychologist considers his legacy and the meaning of a good life.


May 11, 2024 (1 hour) –  

The Best of 2020 

2020 was the year that never was, but also the year that had it all—fires, floods, protests, murder hornets, and a global pandemic! J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman look back on 2020, and share their favorite stories from everyday people who provided inspiration despite the challenges of that fateful year.

Food, Earth, & Sustainability

Two organic farmers open an all-organic grocery store in the heart of their blue-collar Midwestern town. Special guests: Dave and Sara Ring of The Downtown Farm Stand.


May 18, 2024 (1 hour) –

Race, Tech, & the Fight for Equity

One of the first Black female coders looks back on the start of her career in the 1970s, a time when very few women (and especially women of color) worked in the tech industry.

Autism in Adulthood  

A co-owner of a bakery hopes that one day he can flap his arms in freedom, and a mother of an adult son on the autism spectrum starts an organization to help other autists and their families.


May 25, 2024 (1 hour) –

NEW episode: Living and Leading Authentically with Business Executive and Author Jim Fielding

Host J.R. Jamison sits down with Jim Fielding, a C-suite executive who spent 30 years leading some of the world’s most beloved media and retail brands, including The Gap, Disney, Claire’s, DreamWorks, and 20th Century Fox. Jim’s latest book, All Pride, No Ego: A Queer Executive’s Journey to Living and Leading Authentically, was released last year, and in their conversation the two explore lessons on empathy and cracking the rainbow ceiling.

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