A Recap of Sundays With Vernā's Transformative Podcasts
30 Jan 2024

Reflecting on 2023: A Recap of Sundays With Vernā’s Transformative Podcasts

As we embrace the spirit of change and transition into a new year with exciting new content, we can’t help but look back at the incredible journey Sundays With Vernā took us on in 2023. From inspiring conversations with thought leaders to intimate moments of self-discovery, each episode brought a unique flavor to our Sundays.

Here’s a recap of our 2023 Sundays With Vernā podcasts.

  1. Navigating the Future with Bishop Walter Thomas

In our inaugural episode of 2023, Vernā delves into deep reflections with the brilliant Bishop Walter Thomas. From unraveling the mysteries of 2022 to projecting hope into 2023, this episode is a masterclass in inner healing. Bishop Thomas shares his wisdom on how the Black church has shaped his perspective and its role in fostering hope in challenging times.

  1. Breaking Chains with Rashad Robinson

President of Color of Change, Rashad Robinson, joins Vernā in a conversation that spans the spectrum of social equity. From book banning to the nuances of The Woke Act, Rashad sheds light on the challenges we face and the cost of erasing Black history. A riveting exploration of the intersections of social reform awaits you.

  1. Redefining Power with Deepa Purushothaman

Deepa Purushothaman, a powerhouse speaker and author, takes the stage to celebrate Women’s History Month. In this episode, she unpacks why women opt out of corporate workplaces and provides actionable ideas for reshaping power dynamics in historically male-dominated environments.

  1. Unpacking Healing with Resmaa Menakem

Best-selling author Resmaa Menakem joins Vernā for a lively discussion on true healing, individually and as a society. Discover practical ways to unpack your psyche in the context of intimate relationships, courtesy of Resmaa’s expertise in trauma-informed therapy.

  1. Unlocking Belonging with Ritu Bhasin

DEI expert Ritu Bhasin shares her tools for reclaiming joy and a sense of belonging in a beautiful yet often painful world. Vernā guides us through an exploration of Ritu’s latest book, “We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging,” offering insights into the variety of tools developed on Ritu’s healing journey.

  1. Embracing Identity with Tres Myers

Step into a world where identities are celebrated, not marginalized. Vernā engages in an intimate conversation with her remarkable child, Tres Myers, offering a window into the journey of being trans and non-binary. Gain a clear understanding of pronouns, the difference between gender and sexuality, and practical ways to support a more inclusive world. You can catch part 2 of this 2-part series here.

  1. Male Journey into Feminism with Wade Davis

Netflix’s Global VP for Inclusion Strategy, Wade Davis, joins Vernā for an exploration of the intersection of sexism, racism, and oppression. Reflect on Wade’s male journey into feminism, from a formerly closeted professional football player to a champion for gender equity.

  1. It’s Miracle Season with Eric Bigger

Body, mind, and spirit come together as Vernā welcomes Eric Bigger, the man behind “It’s Miracle Season.” Explore Eric’s journey to enduring mental and physical health and learn transformational coaching techniques for uncovering a deep sense of well-being.

  1. DEI: Strides and Challenges

Get a comprehensive look at the promises and challenges of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in corporate America. Vernā hosts thought leaders Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow for a candid conversation about their work, personal experiences, and the evolving definition of inclusion.

  1. Repairing Past Injustice with Robert P. Jones

The year ends with a powerful conversation featuring Robert P. Jones. Delve into the painful truths of the historical acts of violence within our nation and explore the path to a shared American future. In this episode, Jones delves deeply into the painful truth of our nation’s historic violence against Indigenous people and those of African descent. Through difficult conversations, he brings imagination to the task of repairing past injustice, embracing equity, and reminding us all that we can do better.

And that’s a wrap for 2023! Stay tuned for more enlightening conversations in the upcoming year as we continue to explore the diverse facets of life with Vernā Myers. Let’s make 2024 a year of growth, understanding, and positive change. Join us in the ongoing dialogue and be part of the Sundays With Vernā community!