Mitski, Bethany Joy Lenz, and more guests chat about transcendence with Kimbra on ‘Playing with Fire’

Society & Culture November 15, 2022
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“Playing with Fire’s” episodes run less than 35 minutes and can be streamed in any order since they feature standalone guests. On the podcast, Kimbra explained: “Some have found that through music and live performance, others through the ordinary, seemingly mundane moments in life that, when observed through a lens of deep attention, become highly psychedelic.” She also likes to ask each guest to share how they first met each other.

Singer/songwriter Kimbra hosts a new series called “Playing with Fire,” deep-diving into the concept of transcendence and its greater impact. In episodes, Kimbra speaks with best friends, musicians, authors, actresses, and priests on transcendence: from the key moments that changed their life and work, to how transcendence manifests, and what it means in their lives.

We’ll learn some guests find transcendence in ordinary things while others capture it in more euphoric and grandiose moments. On the podcast, Kimbra will also share personal stories about transcendence and highlight how these experiences inform her songwriting and producing.

Singer-songwriter Mitski joined the first episode to share how “primordial chaos” works as “a catalyst for creativity” and how error can lead to human connections. They talked about their experiences songwriting together, what they both learned, what it’s like to perform, and more.

Singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker Bethany Joy Lenz stopped by episode 2 to unpack old faith traditions, explore how to rebuild your life after new experiences, and why people can use acting as “an exercise in presence.”

New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and content creator Jedidiah Jenkins dove into curiosity, getting outside “exclusionary thinking,” and discussed why society cannot get enough certainty.

We think fans of “Dua Lipa: At Your Service” and “Legendary with Kevin Jonas Sr” might also enjoy “Playing with Fire.”

This series is brought to you by Kimbra and distributed by Talkhouse. Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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