The Broken Middle Podcast
Rev. Kurt Poland
The Broken Middle Podcast explores the human landscape of a local place by putting neighboring faith, artistic, and political leaders on the same civic map. I host the podcast in my capacity as an ordained Christian minister of the local First German United Methodist Church. My aim is to bring powerful and compelling guests immersed in the disparate but overlapping of worlds of traditional religious faith, the secular humanism of modern politics, and the self-expressive nonconformism of public artists together into the same, broken conversation. In a world as diverse and divided as cosmopolitan LA in 2021, this is an attempt to start a new conversation based not around common ideas or traditions or communities, but around common place.