On Carlson Drive
2021 Ep.05 - Summer Camp

2021 Ep.05 - Summer Camp

July 20, 2021

Summer is the time of year that shouts, "CAMP!" - as in summer camp - for those of us who grew up going to church camp. This episode reflects on a lifetime of summers at camp, from parents being on staff to becoming a camper to working at camp to leading camp. Join us as we visit our old friend, summer camp, and all the shenanigans that created a lifetime of memories.

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2021 Ep.04 - My Wonderful Mother

2021 Ep.04 - My Wonderful Mother

July 6, 2021

Sometimes we forget that a person we have known for a very long time has a backstory. We see them as what they are...in this moment...as the person right in front of us. But behind every person we meet there is so much more. We have no idea the places they've visited or the challenges they have faced or the dreams they were pursuing when life took a different turn. It certainly adds credence to Allen Saunders' widely misappropriated adage that "Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."

And some of the best stories we know are of those who took those turns and made something beautiful out of them. Which is the perfect phrase to describe Wendy's mom, Phyllis. In this episode, we meet Wendy's mother and hear about a couple turns that shaped her beautiful life. 

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2021 Ep.03 - Erin and Bennett

2021 Ep.03 - Erin and Bennett

June 22, 2021

"She's out of your league," they said. Some guys, though, are either brave or stupid and just don't let attitudes like those get in their way. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Bennett. Every married couple has their "how-we-got-together" story and this one makes us smile. A lot. So join us as we take a walk down Jayhawk Boulevard with Erin and Bennett On Carlson Drive.

2021 Ep.02 - The Best People God Ever Created

2021 Ep.02 - The Best People God Ever Created

June 8, 2021

The people we love are often the centerpieces of the stories we share. And our love continues to tell their stories even when they live far away or they are no longer with us on this earth. Some people, much like a really good story, are impossible to forget – especially when they are the best people God ever created. In this episode of On Carlson Drive, we revisit generations past and hear tales of football glory and pheasant-bearing suitors when we meet Wendy's 98 year-old grandpa.

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2021 Ep.01 - My Car

2021 Ep.01 - My Car

May 25, 2021

The cars we drive are like songs we sing as they mark a time and a place in our lives. And in many cases, they are like a second home or a place of refuge for us. In this first episode of season two of On Carlson Drive, we explore the meaning of our automobiles and the roles they have played as yet another character in the stories we tell.

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On Carlson Drive 16.2 MINI - End of the Season Celebration

On Carlson Drive 16.2 MINI - End of the Season Celebration

December 15, 2020

Thank you. Thank you very much!

Let's celebrate season one of On Carlson Drive!

Episode 16.2 is our THANK YOU Episode. It's short and sweet, but sincere and grateful. And while this signifies the end of season one, fret not dear one. We shall return with NEW episodes May 2021. 

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2020 Ep.16 - Christmas at Grandma’s

2020 Ep.16 - Christmas at Grandma’s

December 8, 2020

There is no better place on earth than Grandma's house at Christmas time, a house filled with aunts and uncles and cousins and lots of presents...and Grandma, of course! And did we mention the food? Oh, the food! But when Uncle Wally steps center stage, all of a sudden it becomes even more magical.
Was that Santa Claus?
And did we just see Rudolph's nose blinking outside?
This might be a Christmas we'll never forget.

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2020 Ep.15.2 MINI - B-U-T-T

2020 Ep.15.2 MINI - B-U-T-T

December 1, 2020

It seems like family doesn't let you get away with ANYTHING, am I right? That's certainly true when it comes to a moment when you embarrass yourself or say something you shouldn't have. At least that's the way it works in our house...

Episode 15.2 is a MINI episode, a shorter episode in between full episodes to keep you listening and make you hungry for MORE! Join us next week for a FULL episode when we spend Christmas at Grandma's.

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2020 Ep.15 - Sergeant and Big Mac

2020 Ep.15 - Sergeant and Big Mac

November 24, 2020

For some reason every family thinks they need a dog. But, honestly, not all families should have a dog. In the end, however, this episode is not so much about the family of the dog, but the dog himself. You see, not all dogs are created equal...as you will understand after you meet Sergeant and Big Mac.

NOTICE: This episode and the subsequent conversation include the discussion of the loss of a family pet. You have been informed.

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2020 Ep.14.2 MINI - Living with a Disability

2020 Ep.14.2 MINI - Living with a Disability

November 17, 2020

Featuring a continuation of the conversation with Hannah Bonifield from "M.E.D. and Me," this episode addresses living with a disability and facing one of every young instrumentalist's greatest challenges: Marching Band.

Episode 14.2 is a MINI episode, a shorter episode in between full episodes to keep you listening and make you hungry for MORE! Join us next week for a FULL episode when we learn the difference between a good dog and a bad one...and the trail they leave behind.

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