Origami Elephants Podcast

Origami Elephants celebrates the tension between beauty and certainty. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room – the topics we either avoid or fight about. Bryne, JR. and their guests choose instead to investigate the elephants, to let them draw us together rather than divide.




[dropcap]O[/dropcap]rigami Elephants walks the tightrope between religion and philosophy, faith and certainty, symbol and science. Hosts Bryne Lewis and JR. Forasteros tackle the elephants in the room, talking about issues that often go ignored for fear of a fight. Bryne, JR. and their guests initiate a conversation about controversial subjects with an invitational tone.

Subscribe to Origami Elephants

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe on iTunes

Subscribe on Stitcher

Subscribe via RSS (copy/paste)

[/one_half] [one_half_last]

Origami Elephants - June 10, 2016

Gorillas in the Zoo with Tripp York

Gorillas in the Zoo with Tripp York

Bryne and JR. welcome author and professor Tripp York to discuss the recent death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo. Bringing insights from his book THE END OF CAPTIVITY to bear, Tripp invites us to consider the very nature of zoos - and the animal kingdom.

From Series: "Origami Elephants Season 3"

Bryne and JR. return with more topics, more guests and more movies (probably). Listen up and weigh in, as always!

More From "Origami Elephants Season 3"

Powered by Series Engine


Meet the Hosts

[one_third]Bryne Lewis Headshot [/one_third] [two_third_last]

Bryne Lewis

Born and raised in Scranton, PA Bryne Lewis is a philosopher, poet, writer and teacher. Bryne is an adjunct instructor with classes in philosophy, ethics and religion. Her poems have appeared in Janus Head: A Journal of Philosophy and Art, The Anglican Theological Journal and other publications. In 2010, her poem “Conjoined” won first prize in the “Love at the Mutter” poetry contest, sponsored by the Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Bryne is the co-ordinator of the Sit Next to Me! Film Festival, featuring films stories that illustrate our universal need to belong and our personal responsibility to make others feel welcome. Bryne works out her philosophical demons at brynelewis.com. [/two_third_last]



JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. He’s a writer, blogger and pastor (in the Church of the Nazarene). He also loves Batman, spirited debates and smoking meats. Check out his blog for his sermon podcast. In addition to Origami Elephants, JR. also cohosts the StoryMen (history, theology and pop culture), Bible Bites (education and theology) and Don’t Split Up! (horror films). He also blogs on faith and pop culture right here on NorvilleRogers.com. Follow him on Twitter or say Hi on Facebook. [/two_third] [one_third_last]