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Together equips us to overcome loneliness. Learn to identify what gets in the way of real community, how to develop and deepen true friendships, and discover a place of true belonging. Hosted by Author, Pastor, and Communicator Jack Eason. Together is part of the Bridge Podcast Network.

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  • Together with Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    28 minutes

    In this episode, Jack has a conversation with Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University. She is a loneliness and social isolation expert whose research focuses on the long-term health effects of s...

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  • Together with Judith Smith

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    16 minutes

    Jack speaks with Judith Smith, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at Goldfarb School of Nursing. Loneliness is of significant concern for older adults. With old age come multiple losses that compound over time.

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  • Together with Varun Soni

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    18 minutes

    Varun Soni joins Jack Eason for a discussion of loneliness. Specifically among college students - a group most people would not consider being lonely.Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California.

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  • Together with Shane Pruitt

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    36 minutes

    Jack Eason welcomes Shane Pruitt to discuss loneliness among Gen Z and Millennials.Shane serves as the National Next Gen Evangelism Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). He lives in Rockwall, TX with his large family.

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  • Together with Dr. Margaret Paul

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    19 minutes

    Dr. Paul is the author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids?,

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  • Together with Lucas Livingston

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    22 minutes

    Lucas Livingston is the Assistant Director of Accessibility and Lifelong Learning at The Art Institute of Chicago. He is a nationally recognized leader concerning the intersections of the arts, museums, cultural accessibility, health, wellness,

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  • Together with Jason Jimenez

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    26 minutes

    Jack Eason welcomes Jason Jimenez to the podcast for a further examination of loneliness in our society. During the global pandemic, congregations and public gatherings have been curtailed. The distance being forced between loved ones, church members,

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  • Together with Heather Nelson

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    18 minutes

    Heather Nelson, Research Chair at Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Jack Eason's guest this episode of the podcast. She guessed that COVID-19 would have a potent impact in exacerbating loneliness and isolation in seniors and decided to study those effects.

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  • Together with Karestan Koenen

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    20 minutes

    Jack Eason speaks with Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about loneliness and public health.Dr. Koenen's research focus is three-fold. First,

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  • Together with Schylar Fields

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    15 minutes

    Jack Eason speaks with Schylar Fields, a pastor in Kentucky, who has seen major changes in the life of his church as a result of coronavirus. One of the main impacts has been an increase in loneliness.Schylar Fields is a native of southern Ohio and hol...

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  • Together with Ziggi Santini

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    37 minutes

    Ziggi Santini tells Jack Eason about the Act-Belong-Commit framework for mental health promotion.Ziggi Santini currently works at the Danish National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.

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  • Together with Ali Pattillo

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    19 minutes

    Ali is a health and science reporter based in New York City. Previously, Ali covered health at CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2019 and Dartmouth College in 2017.

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  • Together with Attaboy

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    24 minutes

    Attaboy’s Ryan Payne joins Jack Eason to talk about the epidemic of loneliness among young people in our culture.Their song ‘Disappearing’ gives voice to that feeling and experience in a way that anyone who has ever felt lonely can connect with the song.

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  • Together with Sanctus Real

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    23 minutes

    Sanctus Real’s Song ‘We Need Each Other’ touches on a key truth. Jack Eason discusses the band’s history, and what their direction for the future.Lead singer Mark Graalman shares how the band handles the problem of loneliness while on the road.

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  • Together with Jeffrey Hall

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    27 minutes

    Jeffrey Hall talks with Jack Eason about the length of time it takes to cement real and lasting relationships.He is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. Hall recently conducted a study where he determined that it...

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  • Together with Preston Tippen

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    24 minutes

    Preston Tippen talks with Jack Eason about the time his church bought a strip club! You read that right… It went from cupcakes for strippers, to cleaning up the ‘dressing room’.Then some of the church members became friends with the ladies.

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  • Together with Pastor Tony Rose

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    23 minutes

    Pastor Tony Rose talks with Jack Eason about how pastors suffer in silence. Pastors care for others on an intimate level. They carry the burdens of many of their congregation and keep much of those hurts, heartaches, and troubles to themselves.

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  • Together with Pastor Dave Thomas

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    20 minutes

    The reality is, as a community – especially as a body of believers – one of the awesome benefits about doing life together is the incredible gift of worship.I recently had the privilege to pinch-hit as a worship leader for a pastor friend of mine in Kn...

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  • Together with Drew Hunter

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    18 minutes

    How many friends do you have? My Facebook page says over 3000. But those aren’t really friends. I’ve never wanted fewer friendships, at least fewer REAL friendships. But that’s difficult in today’s world. And yet we were made for friendship.

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  • Together with Jack Eason

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    14 minutes

    As a world, we are going crazy! What is going on out there? While we are ALL trapped inside, I want to give you an update that should help you deal with isolation and loneliness.As we fight the epidemic of loneliness,

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  • Together with Pastor Jared Morey

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    21 minutes

    Some people talk about the problems in a community, some people are very aware of them. And some people choose to do something about them. Jerad Morey is one of those people.A pastor in Northfield, Minnesota,

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  • Together with Nicole Phillips

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    27 minutes

    Jack speaks with Nicole Phillips – a published author and public speaker who is tackling the lack of kindness in the world. She reveals the studies done on ‘anger pathways’ which light up on brain scans. And methods we can use to retrain our brain to r...

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  • Together with Rashawn Copeland

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    26 minutes

    Rashawn Copeland is a minister who writes and a writer who preaches! He understands we are, at times, the most connected generation, and yet we all still struggle with being disconnected.At one time, Rashawn was a ‘hype-man’ in LA who revved up crowds ...

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  • Together with Will Wright

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    25 minutes

    Will Wright is CEO of a health coaching company which discovered the epidemic of loneliness before many others. “The biggest problem is the feeling of isolation you get when you don’t buy into what you’re doing or the culture,

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  • Together with Timothy Eldred

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    33 minutes

    Timothy Eldred released his book ‘Alone Sucks’ to the world in 2017. Timothy is a seasoned pastor, author, speaker, and unrelenting voice for releasing people’s potential with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He speaks, teaches,

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  • Together with Dr. Patricia A. Farrell

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    21 minutes

    Dr. Patricia A. Farrell joins Jack Eason to discuss the prevalence of loneliness among the young, middle aged, and elderly.As well as our tendency to avoid social interaction to our detriment. Her recommendations for breaking the cycle of loneliness in...

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  • Together with Gary Robbins

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    22 minutes

    Gary Robbins is a science and technology writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) started to spread through the United States, Gary took a closer look at the impact on University and College students.

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  • Together with Julie Jargon

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    19 minutes

    Julie Jargon is the Family & Tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal, writing weekly about the impact of technology on family life. During her years as a beat reporter, she covered restaurant and food companies such as Starbucks, McDonald's,

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  • Together with John-Manuel Andriote

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    18 minutes

    John-Manuel Andriote is an award-winning author, journalist, speaker, and communication consultant. Since 1983, he has written about health medicine and popular culture for The Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines.

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  • Together with Andrew Steptoe

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    17 minutes

    Together, Jack Eason and Andrew Steptoe look at how psychological experiences can influence health. Steptoe notes that social relationships are a very important part of people's overall experience. Understanding how those thing effect health have been ...

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