Reviews
this podcast is a gift. like three angels holding your hand as you walk through the apocalypse.. wrapping you in love and teaching you how to look it in the face. to feel all of it.. and continue onward with visions, possibility, and dreams. thank you Toshi, Adrienne, and Octavia. so grateful for...Read full review »
wheatie m via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/21
Thank you for bringing this series to life! This podcast is a deep dive into a book about strength, perseverance, and survival, while the main characters are trying to grow and maintain their humanity during the apolcalyse. I mean this is in best way possible… this podcast must be what bible...Read full review »
hilapower via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/21
Chapter by chapter review of the books along with social commentary and suggstions for how people can understand teh lessons from the books and apply them to their lives
HowardTur via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/21
This is the podcast of my dreams, literally. It’s a course in the socially relevant points of one of my favorite authors that is ALSO practically useful for my own transformative justice practice.
AdultPapersPodcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/21
Using a novel as a frame for political discussion is a good setup. Hope they or others cover other works by Butler in the future! Butler needs to be taught more in schools.
seshiro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/21
I am so deeply grateful for this podcast. I’ve been catching up in the podcast to where I am reading. The reflections of Toshi and Adrienne have been incredible ways to stretch my thinking and learning, finding empathy for unsavory characters and considering how Butler’s writing can help me...Read full review »
longhairlawstudent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/21
This is brilliant and beautiful and has and is changing me. Thank you for this podcast!
chrismyrpods via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/09/21
I’m deeply grateful to have found Octavia with this guidance. Yoshi was already a powerful presence at 16 when Sweet Honey introduced her at Michigan Womyns Music Fest. Ca me across this podcast to see what Toshi up to now. 1 episode and I immediately read Parables. Allergic to violence and...Read full review »
stuckonthisstep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/21
This podcast is such a gift! I’m in Northern California surviving wildfires, reading the Parables, listening to this Podcast, teaching throughout a pandemic, thinking deeply about the teachings of EARTHSEED, and planting my garden. Also, it was deeply moving to hear the commentary about folks...Read full review »
Allie 🐊 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/21
I look forward to each chapter and learn so much from their review and reflections of the Parables. Their conversation is genuine, thoughtful, and nurturing to the listener. The music is phenomenal.
Mad fugal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/21
Blessed be. Thank you for this gift. This is pure soul. Octavia and Earthseed live on and on. As someone who still had not read the Parable books, this is the best way to enter. When I read it soon listening again to this it will be even more rich. Thank you.
jennifer nagle myers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/21
This is a really great read through of Octavia Butler. Even though the topics covered might sometimes be heavy, there is a real joy and wonder that the hosts bring.
Gherkin Rick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/21
One episode in and I’m sold! I’ve reread Parable of the Sower so many times...it’s the one book I come back to again and again...so I’m thrilled to listen to this discussion. I only wish I had learned of it from the beginning when I was drowning my election anxieties in my umpteenth reread!
Heather5280 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/21
Thank you for the thoughtful discussion. Looking forward to catching up!
juffffffffff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/21
After finishing Parable of the Sower and Kindred, I recommended Octavia Butler’s books to so many people, but I couldn’t find anyone who had read them to discuss with. I’m so excited to dive into the discussions and get previews to her other books.
JasonMiser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/21
This show is helping me build my pleasure practice of reading after completing an intense doctorate journey. The podcast is right on time and feels so spiritual, healthy, and cutting edge - what I need right now. I also love black women being tender and loving to each other - and that sentiment...Read full review »
Customer 2547 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/21
I love this podcast so much. These women are helping to create new ideas and language as we heave ourselves forward into a future that I want to be a part of. I am new to Parable of the Sower and enjoying the questions, current topics and emotional considerations of ourselves as humans in time...Read full review »
SJC hopper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/21
Thank you
Allisomething via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/31/21
The podcast is soooo great! It’s helpful, and important, and challenging, and interesting, and beautiful
davidsonrachel6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/21
Worth everything! Thank you 🙏🏽
Thoko Rasodi via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 01/17/21
This book literally changed my life, and the podcast was a huge part of that. Toshi and adrienne are brilliant.
yannatosaurus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/21
It’s been a long time coming. Just started. Prophecy...wow!
Geeky Black Girl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Thx Toshi and Adrienne! Loved listening to your recaps, questions, songs, and thoughts on each episode! Can’t wait to hear the Talents with you.
Robert C Trujillo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Even if you’ve never read Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (if so, start reading right away), this podcast makes the meanings and the uncanny resonances of the book open to everyone.
Shans305 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/20
Listening to adrienne and Toshi talk, ask questions, and reflect on each chapter of Parable of the Sower is a joy each week. Huge bonus to hear the music from the Parable of the Sower Opera!
lizzief83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/20
Thank you thank you adrienne and Toshi! I purchased new copies for a reread as a birthday present to myself last month because I wanted to move through these books with you. It has been such a blessing, and a sun around which to orbit my mind in this tumultuous moment. Wisdom and beauty and vision.
BeckaMMMM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/20
I have found this podcast (along with Octavia Butler’s work) to be the most important learning opportunity in these days and the most transformative for my future. Thank you Toshi and Adrienne for this gift.
listentounderstand via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/20
Truly incredible love Toshi and amb’s scholarship
saoirse maloney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/20
I am so happy that Toshi and adrienne are doing this show. These are really rich conversations about books I already love. Toshi’s music is profound and beautiful.
MEASEANYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/20
This podcasts feels like I am sitting in the living room with my fam. Love them! They are pulling out such wisdoms from the book that I had NEVER thought of. LOVE you! Thanks for your time adrienne and Toshi! Your music is beautiful. Love it
awsomeness! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/20
Just love everything that y’all produce. This podcast makes me think, feel, and imagine- what else could I hope for? Thank you!
Lizzoard1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/20
We are 3 long-time friends, Ann, Barb, and Anna. First we read Emergent Strategy together, then followed adrienne’s advice to read Octavia Butler. The book and complementary podcast is so rich, we really look forward to meeting every Wednesday. We’re amazed at how much depth we can get to,...Read full review »
SapoFish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
I’m so incredibly grateful for this podcast. Hearing their thoughts and discussions on this work in such a thorough way is truly a gift to our time and my life, providing much needed guidance on how to be a positive force in the world. I learn so much with each episode and always need to...Read full review »
lkjhgffdsaa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/20
Helps me deeply reflect on our times and the book. It feeds my curiosity and my desire to support the change as it unfolds
Comm is me via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/03/20
Beyond grateful for this fantastic podcast, read along and bring your reading into deep study with these masters. Thank you so much for your work i listen to every episode <3
paige mn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/20
Thank you all for this amazing show and offering. It is fuel for shaping change.
Greyspideryfoot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
An amazing show to soak in and allow to wash over you. I’m learning so much simply through allowing the discussion, music, quotes and incredible voices wash over me. Like a warm, deep soak.
C. Hue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/20
Balanced mix of realism, dreaming, imagining and analysis, bringing us lessons and reality checks and hope and comfort. What i turn to right now to help myself exhale, plan without frantic spiralIng, allow my shoulders to drop and my brain to be active but in a reflective and calmer way. Thank...Read full review »
joLillian TZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/12/20
The hosts of this podcast perfectly adapt the events and themes of Ms. Butler’s novel to the events that happening currently. The questions they ask are thought-provoking and could not be more relevant and necessary to ask in these times.
AtJa80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/20
Toshi and Adrienne’s work and this podcast really helps delve deep into each of the chapters of the Parable of the Sower and even though the Parable is already so relevant the podcast makes it even more relevant to me as a person listening, going from societal connections to individual...Read full review »
Walking List3n3r via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/20
Loving this podcast so much. Very grateful for adrienne and Toshi’s wisdom. The questions are so alive, pulsing with a kind of energy that draws you into yourself and then into the earth.
britrece via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
Thank you thank you thank you. Your two voices are a dream. I am healed by your conversation and questions. Thank you.
L*Joey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/20
Such deep, profound discussion. You both have inspired me in so many ways.
Angie Love Midwife via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Love this podcast. I had started reading Emergent Strategy and there were so many references to Octavia Butler’s work that I got the Parable I’d the Sower to try to more deeply understand brown’s key ideas. Now I have her and the gorgeous voice of Toshi Regan guiding my reading and I feel like...Read full review »
melgrins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/20
I have been wanting to read the parables and this podcast has helped me to read through along with the episodes. It’s such a powerful book and I feel like I’m in a mini course with the clear guidance of these wonderful hosts. I love their insight and ability to bring the material into the present...Read full review »
LoloRates via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
Parable of the Sower literally changed my life. I’m glad this cast exists to bring Octavia Butler’s works to a larger audience.
Darquemind via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
Toshi & adrienne guide us on a glorious immersion into Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents. The inspiration gleaned and the questions offered each week/chapter feel like nourishment for our bone marrow. I’m loving going deeper with these books of vision,...Read full review »
Mimi M3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Love this so much. One of the the things I truly look forward to each week in these crazy times. I’m telling everyone I know about it. Thank you Mujeres, for making this.
Msol505 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/20
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