Borrowed Wisdom 


Listen to Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming

Theatre in the 21st century is an inherently interdisciplinary craft, and Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finds inspiration everywhere. Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies and challenges around their work, then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their world—no matter what the field. It’s a podcast about what we can learn from one another when such learning is approached with a spirit of openness.

"Truth-telling, Forgiveness, and 'Unsolvable Problems," featuring Chandra Irvin

Chandra Irvin is the Executive Director for the Center for Peace and Spiritual Renewal at Spalding University where she provides institutional vision and strategies for personal spiritual renewal, inward liberation, and social transformation within and beyond the Spalding community.

📚 References:

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman (1949)

Louisville Synergy Project

The Illumination Project - Charleston

Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems by Barry Johnson (1992)

More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us by Steve Leder (2017)

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Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield
Audio Engineer and Editor: Paul Doyle
Original music by Omega Latham III
Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

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Robert Barry Fleming

Executive Artistic Director and host of Borrowed Wisdom

Robert Barry Fleming served as Associate Artistic Director at Cleveland Play House from 2016–2019. Prior to Cleveland Play House, he served as the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage.

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