For God called me to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for me. He is my example, and I must follow in His footsteps.

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Walking with Neil

It is so great to take a walk and talk with another person about important things. Neil invited me to walk with him and talk about how to help cultivate hope in ourselves and in our kids in the shadow of this hard world. He is an excellent interviewer, friendly, funny, and well-informed. He does his homework. It was a pleasure to be on OPS. ~Lori Wildenberg

Refreshing and Comfortable

I have been a guest on 15 different podcasts and have experienced a wide variety of styles when it comes to interviewers. What I appreciated most about Neil is that he gave me time to tell my story. He made me feel like my story mattered (because I truly believe it did to him). His questions were not only well timed but were set up in way that created intrigue so that people would want to hear my answer. Neil truly made it feel like we were sitting at a coffee shop having a dialogue. Being a guest on his show was both refreshing and comfortable. I would highly recommend anyone to be a guest on Other People's Shoes.

Perspective and Understanding

Understanding and perspective shifts are essential in our torn and divided country/world right now if we can ever find our way back to unity and healing. Neil is intentional in trying to hear through the ears and see through the eyes of others. Great example of encouraging people to be authentic and know we are all okay as we are, in whatever our shoe size or style is. As a listener, I've been inspired and encouraged. As a guest I felt like we were in miniostry together to bring new perspectives and understanding. Laura L. Padgett, Award-winning author, "Jesus in Shorts" and "Dolores Like the River". Host of "Livin' What You're Given" Podcast

A joy to be a guest on this show

I have been a guest on many shows, podcasts as well as radio. So I know that one never can be sure how an interview will go. Neil did a great job of asking questions and bringing a tough topic of dealing with the broken and shadowy parts of life into a light of hope and healing. He was interested in the topic and in me as a guest. It was a relaxed and authentic experience as he provided a platform for me to share my own hope and healing, which of course is the objective when attempting to reach out and help others recovering from trauma. I will recommend OPS to other people who would like to be on podcasts too as well as people who, like me, enjoy listening to good podcasts. Laura L. Padgett, Award-winning author Podcast host of "Livin' What You're Given" Podcast

Digging Deep For Our Shadow Stories

I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on the Other People's Shoes podcast with Neil. It's was tough looking at some of the shadows that I carried for so long, but also rewarding to see where I've come as a result of those very shadows. Neil, you did an outstanding job of interviewing because you made it so conversational. And I love the concept of walking in other people's shoes. Really it's a core part of living an authentic life. Thanks Neil! Chris

Finding the Gold

Neil is a fabulous interviewer because he listens. He finds the gold hidden within your responses to ask the out of the ordinary question. The one he asked me, brought me to tears. The question and my response took our conversation deeper. Our conversation felt as if we'd known each other for years.

Great Podcast

The overall spirit of this podcast is a joyful one. I so enjoy the way Neil weaves his questions in with telling stories and giving his guests the opportunity to speak comfortably in their own story. I highly recommend this for anyone who is interested in truly thinking about what it would be like to walk with a different point of view.

A breath of fresh air!

Neil is super personable, a great host with a wonderful balance of humor and intentionality of deep questions. Truly an enjoyable podcast - take a listen and be changed and encouraged.

Are you enough

Loved it, so easy to talk to, easy going. Time went fast. He was so easy to work with. Highly recommend working with him

Fun and Authentic

Neil's interview style starts with fun and lighthearted conversation, but there's purpose behind it. His conversations with guests go deeper with each question resonating with audiences giving you the sense of walking in other people's shoes.

Moving forward

Extremely blessed time with this podcast

Fun and life changing!

Neil is literally a blast, felt like I was talking to my best friend and at the same time he did a masterful job at allowing me to communicate my message. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this show!

Safe Space to share your story

Neil provides an amazingly safe space for people to share their stories. His presence is inviting putting you at ease immediately. I had an amazing time recording with him today! I truly believe because of his obviously genuine heart he will impact the masses. Thank you Neil for such and amazing experience!

Spend more

We all need to spend more time inhabiting the perspectives of others, so I love the focus of this show, and I love Neil's curiosity. I especially appreciated the recent episode about ecumenicalism.

Extremely Impactful

Every person is given a unique life testimony from God, and this show allows the world to hear those stories in a way that God can use to encourage and help other people going through similar situations feel like they aren’t alone.

A must listen!!

Neil is the real deal!! An amazing interviewer, asking the hard questions and listening with grace and understanding! Thankful for the work that you’re doing and the perspective from “Other People’s Shoes”!! Keep up the powerful work!

Great podcast.

I love the concept behind this podcast. Such great insight on various topics.

Thoughtful and entertaining

Neil does a great job going deep with his guests and sharing their stories. I think we can all benefit from this virtual walk in other people’s shoes!

Great podcast!

I love hearing all the different stories that make up other people’s lives. Neil does a fabulous job of leading the listener on a walk in other people’s shoes.

Shot of Light into the Mind

There are a lot of wonderful podcasts available to listen to but when I find one that is unique and original I have to write about it. Other People's Shoes, Neil Matthews has this rare ability to have you enjoy yourself the entire time, yet come away with nuggets of wisdom that change your life in the happiest ways! You'll love this podcast!

Finding Hidden Gems

Neil doesn’t just get information from his guests. He takes us on a sympathetic journey that allows us to draw from and learn from the lives of others. And where do these gems come from? Our neighbor we haven’t talked to, the stranger behind us at the airport or maybe even the bad driver who cut us off in traffic. Discover these hidden gems and learn something about yourself as well.

Thorough and relevant

Neil has thought of every question and asked it. His podcasts are in-depth, researched well, and highly relevant to life.

Soul and Heart

I appreciate these conversations that help us get out of our own world... and understand the human experience in a better way!

Very entertaining and thought provoking l!

I love how each episode helps me push past my own perspectives on so many different topics!

The only show I love on podcast

Neil podcast topics are really good, I really love the way he talks, he is an awesome guy, I’m following him once I started listening to his podcast, it really mind blowing, thanks Neil again for giving me opportunity to take your interview for my Smart Cherrys Thoughts And All Other Channels, looking forward to take an another of yours if you give me your valuable time.

Wisdom from Watson

Great show. Very informative. Neil made the guest feel comfortable to share this difficult subject. Great job creating a safe place for your guest.

Its a YES for me!!

I think its worth a listen, a try, and a chance. I bet youll appreciate his perspective, his voice, and thoughtful narration when you do. Youd be mad that you were one of those folks who didnt want to continue to listen and walk in other peoples shoes.

Why listen? It’s worth it...

Knowing Neil for years, this podcast is the perfect fit! He brings to light real circumstances of life so those who’ve experienced them can be a lighthouse to those who are going through the sea. He helps others get unstuck so they can fly! The experiences shared in each episode are unique to each individual and circumstance, however they are also portrayed in a way that the lister can glean from the conversation as well. He makes it feel like you are in the room with them having a conversation/discussion. Precise with no confusion, pointed questions; grace and understanding with all answers. It’s worth the listen.


I haven’t listened to much of Neil’s pod casts before but I sat down today and listened to one and really like it. I will be listening more often. Nice job bud. Proud of you.

Great people a little long for me.

Good people good topics

Thoughtful, insightful, a journey you’ll enjoy!

Neil does a great job interviewing guests and creating a show that is a joy to listen to! You’ll learn and benefit from the insights Neil gleans from his guests!

A safe place

I enjoy hearing about the trials and triumphs of everyday people. Neil provides a safe space where people can tell their truth free of judgement.


I love the idea and platform of giving some one else the chance to share their story and the journey they have been thru. I love how there is different people coming on sharing their stories with us really eye opening to how small the world can be and how relatable people you never met before can be if you take the time to do what this platform is doing for people.

Shoe perspectives

Neils honest conversations with the myriad of human perspectives lets the listener see the world from the eyes of everyday people. Truly a show both about listening and understanding

Authentic and transformative

This podcast is the place to come to get new perspective and to receive inspiration for inspired action. You will gain nuggets of wisdom on each episode. Highly recommend!

Serving well

I love OPSP, Neil has a genuine heart to know people from other walks of life and unite us by faith!


This podcast really does help you to see other people’s perspectives. It is a blessing to listen to and I learn something about others every time. Thanks so much for sharing Neil and keep doing what God has called you to do,


Excellent shows, spiritually uplifting.

OPS podcast

I think the show is really GOOD!

Amazingly Perfect

I loved it I think that it was beautifuly perfect and that it was an honor to listen to it.

Podcast listener

I enjoy listening each week! I have learned a lot!

Viewpoint Volley's

Neil offers a smorgasboard of viewpoints by graciously drawing out the stories of others. Whether you agree with the perspective of others or not, Neil creates an encouraging environment, to take time to listen, in a noisy world.


Neil's questions are genuine and lead people to share more of their stories. I appreciate how he gets to the heart of the story.

POWERFUL episode-Prey To Confident

Thank you for this. So much wisdom and hope for those who have suffered.


I really love this podcast. Really enjoy listening to other perspectives and life experiences!

Authentic Conversations

Neil takes the time to dive into someones story by asking the next question that some people may not ask. He pays attention and draws details out of his guest that you may not hear otherwise.

Great, Great, Great

Neil does an amazing job keeping people on subject and not following too many rabbit trails. He does an excellent job in being understanding and compassionate.

Genuinely interested

I appreciate how Neil engages with his guests, he is genuinely interested in their stories.

Positive way

I listened to several episodes and each impacted me in a positive way. Definitely a fan now! One of my favorite things about the host is his intuition that supports the conversation in a big way.

The search for a role model

Was very good and I learned some info about Evan I did not know at that particular time


Other People’s Shoes is one of the most genuine conversations you will ever listen to. Neil leads his guest into questions and conversations that truly make you *feel* what it’s like to walk in other peoples shoes.

Great interviews w/ intriguing people

I love to her the stories of every day people. Neil delivers. These conversations are more like sitting around a table with Neil & his guest and just listening in on a fascinating story. Great show!! Great host!!

Let Them Eat Cake

I have to make an effort to listen to this podcast, as I do not have access to Spotify or other traditional platforms -- but I am never sorry that I made the effort..Neil is empathetic, thoughtful, and a gracious host to his guests (who are always interesting).

Time well spent

When my mother told me to spend a few minutes in other people's shoes, I didn't think she was suggesting that I listen to a podcast. Actually, podcasts didn't exist back then, but if they did, listening to this show would have helped me understand how life circumstances and events shape people's personalities and how history combined with faith and perspective can point us into many different directions. Thanks, Neil for giving me a podcast that isn't just time wasted, but time invested!

Other people’s shoes

Neil is an excellent interviewer


I love how Neil welcomes so many diffrent discussions on his show! It truly gives you an in depth journey in other peoples shoes!

Authentic Podcast Alert!

Neil is the real deal. He is not a copy and paste host, he really wants to step into the perspective of others. Highly recommend!!!


Such a tearful warning touching guests and helps people understand there are others out there who gone through what them selfs have

A fan of the Sole Man!

Neil's gift of connection and empathy along with his skilled preparedness makes for fun, interactive interviews which yields great content.

Neil gave my past a voice

I’ve enjoyed all the podcasts and was honored to be on one as well. I’m thankful for all you do.

Neil is the best!

It’s amazing - Neil is a great host and this is definitely worth your time.

Great interviewer!

You can tell that this Neil guy is passionate about getting other people’s stories!

Inspiring and conversational

Neil does such an amazing job getting to the heart of his guests and the things that are important to them. His easy conversational style creates a warmth and genuine sense of wanting to understand where someone else is coming from. I have learned to broaden my perspective from listening. Thanks Neil for breaking down the doors of ignorance and indifference.

Great podcast!

Thank you, Neil! I like the tone, the topics and especially the one with Misty Philip. It was so informative. Great questions Niel, and Misty has such a wonderful testimony to share with the world! Yes, Niel, we do need to extend more grace and you are an excellent show host! I’m happy to subscribe to this podcast just wonderful!

Awesome! Real! Inspiring!

Neil is the real deal! He will draw you into the podcast room and you feel as if you are in the room with them. He loves Jesus and loves people.

Deep hearted & open-minded

Neil has a great ability to engage his guests in a way that makes it seem like he’s known them for years. Encouraging their points of view reminding us that we should open our minds to other people’s walks! Very inspiring!


Bravo! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Love the concept of being in other people’s show and hearing their perspective! Especially enjoyed the episode with the hosts Mother in Law on searching for truth!

Couldn’t stop listening

Thank you for being so vulnerable for others.

Sooooo good

Oh man.....I listened to episode 10. Suuuch an encouraging and inspiring story of perseverance, and ultimately redemption. I loved the transparency and candid conversation about the different things they’ve walked through while doing ministry, and ultimately what God has taught, and is teaching them throughout it all.

Great content!

Neil and Garrett make a great team. Neil does a great job interviewing! I loved being on this podcast.

Interesting content

Very interesting podcast!

In depth conversations

Neil can go from fun and conversational to deep and introspective ... great podcast, great people!

Been Featured

Recording one of the earlier episodes with Neil was a great experience and I’m glad that this has become something that allows people to consider external perspectives that would otherwise be foreign.

Love this guy

I hope God continues to get the glory for the beautiful work that has been done so far in this podcast, and for the beautiful work that has been done in Neil as a by-product of this podcast.

Great Host

I love this show!

This podcast addict has found her latest listen

Interesting podcast with great questions and intriguing responses. Looking forward to hearing more.

Awesome !

Neil’s putting forth his gift with Other Peoples Shoes, As he is able to connect with someone on a deeper level. Asking questions and allowing for that other person to open up about their life, experiences and struggles. Looking forward to hearing more 😊

Great podcast!

This podcast series is a nice listen! Neil has an easy to listen to voice with good questions and guests that make you want to think a little bit more. It’s a refreshing choice that helps to reinforce the idea of taking in different perspectives that help you to evaluate your own! Nice job!!


This is such a great show to listen to. Sign Dave