After years of interviewing the shapers of American culture – i.e., authors, futurists, theologians, filmmakers, musicians, philosophers, business leaders, educators, politicians, trend-watchers, and others—Dick Staub is one of today’s most experienced and thoughtful observers of belief in contemporary culture.
Since the 1960s in San Francisco, where Staub made a personal, life-changing decision to follow Jesus, he has been concerned about the failure of most local churches to embody the life and teachings of Jesus as a loving, transforming presence in culture. He is particularly fascinated with America’s spiritual quest, which curiously today is often unlinked from organized religion. “The Dick Staub Show” first appeared locally in Seattle at King Broadcasting in 1987. In 1991 Staub moved to Chicago where he hosted a nationally syndicated, afternoon drive time, radio talk show. His award-winning signature interviewing honors include the Cardinal’s Award for excellence in broadcasting.
In 1999 Dick and some friends launched The Kindlings Muse, a relational movement seeking to rekindle the spiritual, intellectual, and artistic legacy of Christians in culture. The live events are taped for podcast of “intelligent, imaginative, hospitable explorations of ideas that matter in contemporary life” and originated from Hales Ales Brewery and Pub, now with Earl Palmer Ministries at the University of Washington in Seattle.