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Episode 25: Writing, Parenting, and Living - The Greatest Improv You'll Ever Do

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube , Amazon Music, and more In This Episode:

  • John talks about his journey to becoming a writer and poet and how it was never intended to be his path, but it is the path that called him nonetheless.

  • Parenting, like life, is never like expect it to be.

  • Approaching parenting with the improv concept of "Yes, and..." can give you the edge you need to let your children teach you who they are.

  • In parenting and in life, try not to take things so personally.

  • The cosmos is vast and unknown, and John wants it to stay that way.

More About John

John Roedel is a comic who unexpectedly gained notability as a writer and poet through his heartfelt Facebook conversations that went viral and became an Amazon best-selling book titled, Hey God. Hey John.

He is the author of five books—Hey God. Hey John, Any Given Someday, Untied: The Poetry of What Comes Next, Remedy, and his latest work, Upon Departure, which explores through poetry the concept of our grief as a natural wonder that terraforms the landscape of our world in increments.

Offering a sincere and very relatable look at his faith crisis, mental health, personal struggles, perception of our world, and even his fashion sense, John's writing has been shared millions of times across social media and lauded by fans and readers worldwide. He teaches at universities and retreat centers across the US, blending his trademark comedy with creative exercises, journaling, dialogue, and introspection to help people fearlessly embrace and share their personal stories.

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