7 Amish Talks

There seem to be a growing number of ex-Amish (non-practising Amish) that have written or are writing memoirs and giving talks, podcasts on Amish issues. Dialogue is needed among ex-Amish, not non-Amish writers romanticism, it must be said! So here is a playlist of new and recent videos by ex-Amish (in no particular order. I have also included my last Creative Thought at East Hawaii Center for Spiritual Living. My recent talk on LGBTQ Amish issues for The Amish Heritage Foundation's 3rd annual conference will be presented virtually in February 2021!) 

Thank you for your voices! 

An invaluable resource for Amish, ex-Amish: THE PLAIN PEOPLE'S PODCAST and SHUNNED PODCAST archives. 

If you are LGBTQ+ Amish see LGBT AMISHAMISH HERITAGE FOUNDATION and THE TREVOR PROJECT for resources. 

#1 COFFEE WITH ELAM - "SPARE THE ROD" 


#2 & #3 SURVIVING AMISH RELIGION 



#4 TRUE CRIME DAILY PODCAST


#5 "PUNATIC" READING - JAMES SCHWARTZ (EAST HAWAII CSL) 


#6 "AN AMISH SPRING" - TORAH BONTRAGER 


#7 REAL AMISH: KENNETH COPP DISCUSSES EDUCATION AND HOMOPHOBIA