For Quaker Podcast, Silence Is Golden A recent episode of The Young Quaker podcast is simply a recording of a Quaker meeting for worship — basically 30 minutes of silence.
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For Quaker Podcast, Silence Is Golden

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For Quaker Podcast, Silence Is Golden

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A recent episode of The Young Quaker podcast is simply a recording of a Quaker meeting for worship — basically 30 minutes of silence.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. In the world of radio, silence is so bad, we call it dead air. But for a group of Quakers doing a podcast, silence is golden. A recent episode of the Young Quaker Podcast is simply a recording of a Quaker meeting for worship - basically, 30 minutes of silence. There's the sound of rain falling outside or a clock is ticking, but mainly, it's just silence. So forget dead air. Here, friends, is your moment of Zen - I mean, Quaker.

(SOUNDBITE OF SILENCE)

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION.

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