The Road Back to You: Looking at Life Through the Lens of the Enneagram

The Road Back to You: Looking at Life Through the Lens of the Enneagram

Published by: Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile
33 Episodes | First Released: Jul 3 '16
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Moltak
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   6
Problems in production

I love the enneagram and the great tool it is for mining the depths of our hearts. Also, I have read the book and I really enjoy Ian & Suzanne, their insights and wisdom. I believe the problems with this podcast are in production and editing. I’m not sure who is responsible for it, but they are missing some big items:1) Mark the early episode with the “cursing 8” as explicit. Not hard to do. At the very least, a warning should be at the beginning of the show. Any podcast worth it’s salt will think about that. 2) I am about 6 or 8 episodes in and I really hope they figure out how to fix their recording issues. Ian & Suzanne’s voices are fine when they intro and conclude the show but during the interview portion it is clear they are on some sort of speakerphone from a conference room or something. It’s very distracting and hard to hear their comments at times. It sounds like they are in a bathroom. I think they should both have their own mics at the very least...in a studio would be best, but I know that’s not always realistic. Furthermore, if you are going to be interviewing a guest via phone, please request that they find a quiet place during the call and gently remind them not to be multi-tasking during the interview. It’s very unprofessional. Again, you should know what it will sound like long before you record and post the show. These are rookie mistakes. 3) Plan your interview questions and make notes when people answer so you don’t repeat the question. Send the interviewee the questions ahead of time and edit out long pauses later. The Michael Gungor episode should have been so much better but it felt a bit like a production train wreck. FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a 4 and a bit of snob about production quality. I am going to keep listening but this bothered me so much I felt compelled to say something. Your content and book are worthy of better podcast production treatment.

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Love the Enneagram People
Nov 16 '19
Rating:   10
Wow

So cool.

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sarapink7
Aug 6 '19
Rating:   6
Good but could be better

I have been listening to this podcast although it hasn’t been going on for two years. I didn’t care for the first guest because of the cussing. I would’ve been fine if it was once or twice but it was more than that. And I think that because this podcast is supposed to be a Christian podcast, I was expecting clean language. I wouldn’t be expecting that if the podcast wasn’t Christian. As some others said, there were certain numbers they talked about a lot but other numbers were kind of neglected. For example I’m 90% sure I’m a 5 with a wing of a 6 but I only saw a few guests who were 5s. I did appreciate the podcast where the person was trying to figure out if they were a 2 or 6 since the 2 was relatable for me when hearing it. So the kind of helped me to decide more what number I am.I felt like they could’ve gone more in depth with the numbers too and made the podcasts longer to really discuss the different numbers. I love hearing from the guests and I have learned some things but I really would’ve liked to go deep with the numbers.I noticed that Ian has his own podcast now so I may look into his. As others said, I was annoyed when Suzanne interrupted sometimes. I also think it is weird that the podcast abruptly stopped because it seems like they were planning to do more (and maybe they were going to talk about the numbers that hadn’t been talked about as much on this podcast more and the wings). I wonder if a falling out happened? Especially since Ian has had his own podcast for the past 2 years and Suzanne wrote a book about relationships and the enneagram. I may take a break from this podcast and listen to Ian’s. It looks like he is doing a lot more in his podcast and how to find your number. I bought the road back to you book so I’ll also read that.Those are my thoughts on the podcast 3.5 stars

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Mat43210000000
May 26 '19
Rating:   10
Wow

I am amazed by this. I feel so understood! Cannot recommend enough! So thankful God created people who can put words to our personalities!

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nachomama1976
Apr 13 '19
Rating:   10
My Favorite Podcast!

Excellent resource for learning the inscand outs of the Enneagram.

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TheAnon101
Apr 11 '19
Rating:   10
Great

Thank you for introducing me to the enneagram and showing me what a powerful tool it can be!

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Belk26
Feb 27 '19
Rating:   10
Self Discovery

I have obsessed over this podcast and I have also added both Ian and Susan's new podcasts. It has been so helpful in examining myself and figuring out my number. And I hope to use all 3 podcasts to understand my family and friends better.

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statesmanHate
Feb 5 '19
Rating:   10
Don’t stop yet

It seems this podcast has ended (no new shows in over a year). It’s the perfect platform for enneagram learning and development. I’d suggest, if you start up again, title by the enneagram number you’re discussing. I’m using these as a reference to understand others. Your interviews with notable exemplars of various traits and their struggles are of value. Enough that I’d likely subscribe through a $2-3/month paywall.

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sonny2six
Feb 4 '19
Rating:   2
Nope. Not even once.

I read the reviews....I will not listen to cursing. Most particular the f-bomb. If someone, expert or not, can’t express themselves without certain words...if they are not intelligent enough to find a way to say what they mean without such words, I cannot respect their platform. I will find another way. Too too too bad. Just clean it up. There is no excuse. And there is a responsibility to their opportunity to teach and inform. Come on.

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Craycraycc
Oct 26 '18
Rating:   8
Amazing!!!! Better if you have a foundation in enneagram

I find myself weeping with almost every episode because the hosts are so compassionate and knowledgeable and their guests are so beautifully aware and diverse. The episode post-election was my absolute favorite.All that said, when I recommend this I always tell people that they will enjoy it more if they do some basic enneagram reading first - maybe by reading the Road Back to You which is a supper accessible intro to the enneagram. Much easier than what I started with years ago (though Richard R. is still my favorite source).

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cecifrost
Sep 22 '18
Rating:   10
Must listen!

Just like their book it’s a must listen to podcast!

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cmyers1192
Sep 20 '18
Rating:   10
Finding Answers

I am a 4 on the Enneagram and an Associate in Marriage and Family Therapy in California. I have been fascinated with the Enneagram for years, but felt as if I hit a plateau in my discovery. Thank your doing this podcast. I still have a lot to listen to.... but so quickly, many of the questions I have been seeking answers to have been provided (and more). Briefly sharing one of the most impactful thoughts for me: “We all need both our stress and security numbers. Without my stress number I would not have the energy to do what I love to do.”As a 4 therapist I have struggled with letting my 2 space into the therapy room. I have criticized myself for being the helper or wanting patients to like me. This revelation of needing my stress number is huge. It is so true that in 4 space and 1 space, I would not have the energy to continue being a therapist week after week. I need the 2, the desire to help others, to keep me doing what I love. Sure I need to watch my reasoning for which intervention or feedback I give (ex. Doing something because they might like me vs. doing it because it is what they need), but I want to stop criticizing myself for moving towards 2.... because that is still part of accepting myself as a 4. Thank you for all that you do! Both of you have been inspirations in your journeys, in sharing your journeys, and walking along side others in their journeys. I hope one day I can be where you are. Blessings,Clara

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ChasO18
Sep 5 '18
Rating:   10
So blessed for this door that opened ❤️

Sorry in advance for the long review, but I felt the need to share. I have had so many doubts and questions about my faith, I was raised in a straight line how to think and never to question. If I did question why something in my faith was the way it was it was considered sinful. As I grew older, went through some rough and tough times, I continued to question and grow in my own spiritual journey with God. Not what I was being told but what I was connecting with myself, it helped so much. My cross country road trip I took with my dog from Kentucky to California especially opened my mind, my heart, and my eyes. I had some amazing experiences and connection spiritually. I’m moved the most when I see the work of God in nature. Colorado took my breath away I talked with God for a solid 2 hours. I’ve been in Cali for a few months and I’ve prayed here and there when I remembered and started to practice meditation. My significant other and I have been through a lot together the past 3 months, and my family has went through some things, turning me to try out practicing my faith more and talk to God more and get some guidance. Podcasts are a new thing for me and thank God, Susan Stabile was a guest on the Happy Hour podcast and I have come to discover the Enneagram 🙌🏼. As soon as that episode was over I hurried to find this podcast. I have been listening to this podcast for about two weeks and bought the book and the work book “The road back to you” 2 days ago and I’m already in week 3. I can’t put it down. I love learning how other people see life and I’m starting to see how I see life and didn’t even realize. They are right when they say not to trust the tests, the tests say I’m a 3w2 but I’m pretty sure I’m a 9w8, still on the journey though. So so thankful for Susan and Ian and for God opening this door for my path to further self discovery and my discovery to closer relationship with God. Hearing these different people talk about their experiences, emotions, ups, and downs, it brings a whole new perspective. You start to relate to stories in your past and realize why you reacted that certain way to that certain situation. I love this podcast! So thankful for the discovery.

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JocelynMWeber
Aug 26 '18
Rating:   10
SO great!

I cannot say enough about this podcast. I find myself recommending it all the time to friends who are just finding "The Road Back To You" book. This podcast increases your understanding immeasureably. To me, it is a force multiplier for the Enneagram. The discussions add incredible dimension to the book, and Ian and Suzanne are wonderful.

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