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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kathy Izard. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kathy Izard, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kathy Izard. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kathy Izard, often where they are interviewed.

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S3-02 Kathy Izard – “The Hundred Story Home” – Memoir about homelessness

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In today’s episode, we meet Kathy Izard, author of the award-winning book: "The Hundred Story Home: A memoir about finding faith in ourselves and something bigger." The “something bigger” in the title - that thing Kathy found faith in - was battling chronic homelessness in Charlotte, and for Kathy, this mission came in the form of a challenge.

Kathy had read a New York Times best-selling book entitled Same Kind of Different As Me, which the book cover says is about “a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together.” It’s a story about a homeless man in Fort Worth, Texas named Denver Moore who with much hesitation, meets and befriends an art dealer and his wife, a woman Denver describes in the opening passages of the book as “the skinniest, nosiest, pushiest woman I had ever met, black or white.”

Kathy Izard became a bit pushy too – in a good way - in her quest to take on chronic homelessness in Charlotte. But that quest never would have gotten off the ground or been as big as it was without a one-on-one meeting she had with Denver Moore, who she had invited to Charlotte to speak at a fundraiser about homelessness. While Denver was in town, Kathy proudly showed him around the Urban Ministry Center so that he could see all the good things Charlotte was doing to help the homeless. But it didn’t go how she planned. Because she heard silence rather than praise. And then Denver asked the question that began to haunt her.

We open the show with Kathy reading about this encounter with Denver Moore – a meeting that changed her life and the lives of many chronic homeless people in Charlotte.

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May 14 2019 · 56mins
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Kathy Izard | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Kathy Izard.  Mrs. Izard was enjoying a comfortable existence when she came face to face with the reality that while her dedicated service at the community soup kitchen might be feeding her soul, it would never solve the bigger needs of the homeless population. Confronting the question of where are the beds? Kathy realized that she had been called to take on what seemed like an insurmountable task – to build housing for Charlotte’s homeless.  Woven together with this uplifting story of a call to social action is Kathy’s personal struggle with faith, forgiveness, and fulfillment. In telling her story, Kathy invites you to consider rewriting your own. What’s calling you? And as crazy at it seems, it may be crazier not to try.

Dec 09 2018 ·

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Kathy Izard | Do Good Love Well - Ep. 64

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Kathy Izard is the author of ‘The Hundred Story Home, a memoir about finding faith in ourselves and something bigger.’ The memoir tells the story of how Kathy listened to a whisper urging her to house the homeless. She launched Homeless to Homes, a Housing First proof-of-concept program, and led a capital campaign to build Moore Place, the first permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless in Charlotte. She has worked on numerous civic projects, including leading fundraising efforts for HopeWay, the first nonprofit residential mental health treatment center in the Charlotte region. Before these efforts, Kathy was a graphic designer and soup kitchen volunteer. She is a member of the Women’s Impact Fund and serves on the board of directors of the Charlotte Urban Ministry Center, Moore Place, HopeWay, and the Crossnore School for foster children. Kathy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

This episode is perfect for anyone interested in a journey to build permanent housing for the homeless and finding meaning and purpose in life.  


  • Kathy talks about how she feels receiving recognition for her book.
  • She summarizes the story that The Hundred Story Home
  • She shares the most meaningful story within The Hundred Story Home.
  • She describes the household she grew up in West Texas.
  • Kathy reflects on the importance of borders issues in her life.
  • She explains what ‘Do Good Love Well’ means to her and answers which of the two is harder for her.
  • She shares what she wished she had written that she did not in her book.
  • She considers whether family and home are the same thing or something different.
  • Kathy talks about how homeless people go about creating family.
  • She answers what faith she is talking about when she talks about faith.
  • She references the works of theology of Barbara Brown Taylor.
  • She discusses how she sees faith in action and the God she believes in.
  • Kathy explains what she means by ‘God-instance’ and addresses whether an agnostic or atheist could have accomplished the same work of funding Moore Place.
  • She talks about her feelings of guilt and shame and gratitude about privilege.
  • She reflects on what qualities account for her achievements.
  • She reveals what she learned in therapy during the writing of the book.
  • Kathy addresses projecting herself as a protagonist.
  • She answers whether the search for meaning and purpose continues for her.
  • She shares the message she wants to tell people and the whisper she is listening to now

plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: The Starting and Finishing of Things

To learn more, visit On Life and Meaning

Sep 27 2018 · 51mins
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#230 Kathy Izard - The 100 Hundred Story Home

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Kathy Izard - The 100 Hundred Story Home

Art Of Living, Author Interview Series

As part of our Art of Living, Author Interview series, our guest today on the Not Old Better Show is author Kathy IzardKathy Izard, who’s new book “The Hundred Story Home,” from Harper Collins, is the story of quitting her job as an award-winning designer which lead to the development of a housing solution for over one hundred chronically homeless men and women in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Dear Not Old Better audience, this book is remarkable, inspirational and motivational.  We can all do so much when prompted, and doing good has never been more important. 


Jun 23 2018 · 43mins

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Episode 126 - Kathy Izard

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We were joined by author Kathy Izard to discuss her memoir “The Hundred Story Home” and learn more about her efforts to house Charlotte’s homeless. John called in and supplied the fastest history of Charlotte ever and we were supported (per usual) by Supportive Guy.

May 30 2018 · 35mins