Composting Religion and Creative Spirituality with Brie Stoner (Part 1)

Ilia Delio interviews multi-talented musician Brie Stoner about “composting” old forms of religious experience, and how creativity can lead us into renewed forms of spirituality. They discuss relational wholeness, eros, and the body’s role in spiritual life. Plus, enjoy a few small peaks into Brie’s musical textures throughout this episode.


“We need to free the monstrous within us. It should be seen not as a problem, but as an opportunity.”

Brie Stoner is a musician and songwriter who pulls from her multilingual and multicultural background in her indie dream-rock music. As a musician, Stoner has worked with producers Jay Bennett (Wilco) and most recently David Vandervelde (Father John Misty, Secretly Canadian) who produced her new album. Stoner’s music has also been featured by Victoria Secret, Orange is The New Black, The Affair, as well as many other international TV and film campaigns. As a writer, her work has been featured in “The Call To Unite: Voices of hope and Awakening,” a book featuring inspirational voices such as Oprah, Tim Shriver, Elizabeth Gilbert and many more. Brie was a co-host to the “Another Name for Every Thing” podcast which garnered millions of downloads, before launching her own podcast “Unknowing” in 2021, exploring the path of creative possibility in conversation with artists, authors, and activists. Her new single “Loved Me Like a Weapon” is out now! Her new album ME VEO will be out in late 2023.

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