Frequently asked questions

How do I contact you with a question?

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How do I subscribe to the Daily Lift email?

To receive an email with a link to each Daily Lift, click this link /lectures/daily-lift/. In the top box in the right column, fill in your email address and click Submit. You’ll be added to our subscription list and start receiving the Daily Lift email the next weekday.  Daily Lifts aren't available on weekends, just weekdays and even weekday holidays.

Which subscription should I use: email? iTunes? Twitter?

  • Email: you will receive an email Monday through Friday notifying you that a new Daily Lift is available. The email will provide you with a link to the Web page where you can listen to the audio file.
  • iTunes: A new Daily Lift podcast will download to your iTunes podcast library Monday through Friday. You will need to open your iTunes to download and listen. All audio Daily Lift files will be available in your iTunes library for you to listen to later.
  • Twitter: you will receive a tweet on your Twitter page each day notifying you that a new Daily Lift is available and providing you with a link to that page. You will need to log on to Twitter to receive your tweet.

After I subscribe, how long do I wait until I get my Daily Lift?

After you subscribe, you should receive your notification email, tweet, or download (iTunes) the next day (Monday-Friday).

Can I hear the Daily Lift if I don’t have access to a computer?

Your Daily Lift is available by phone. Dial 1-617-450-3430 to hear that day’s Lift. Long distance charges apply.

When is the Daily Lift delivered?

The Daily Lift email, tweet, and download are delivered between 2am-4am ET (Boston time) Monday through Friday.  The Daily Lift is available direct by phone at 8:30am ET. The Daily Lift phone # is 617-450-3430.

How do I change the e-mail address that Your Daily Lift is sent to?

To update your e-mail address please click on the “Manage your Subscription” button at the bottom of any Daily Lift e-mail. This will take you to a web page where you can delete your old e-mail address and insert your new one.

I received a Daily Lift email last week, but I didn’t today. What’s the problem?

This may indicate that you or your email provider has a spam blocker in place. You might want to check and see if emails from us are being sent to your junk folder. If they are, mark the messages as not being junk mail and add us to your list of trusted senders. You can also try adding “” to your email address book to ensure the emails are not blocked. If emails continue to end up in your junk mail, contact your email provider for further instructions.

I haven't received the Daily Lift email for a few days. I've resubscribed several times it still isn't coming. How can I start receiving the emails again?

If your Daily Lift doesn't show up in your in-box, please email and we'll check your account. Re-subscribing on our website doesn't affect your subscription.

How do I share this program with others?

We’re so glad you want to share the Daily Lift! Here are some ways.

On the main Daily Lift page, there is an option (under the subscription icons on the right) to “Share this page.” If you click on this option, a new box will open with a number of options for sharing. If you want to send an email, scroll down until you see that option and click on it. You will be able to send an email with a link to the Daily Lift Web page to friends and family. On each Daily Lift page, there are buttons (under the audio info) that allow you to share on Twitter, on Facebook, or to email to a friend.

If you’d like to share our Twitter page, our Twitter name is CSlectures. Here’s the link that you can copy and paste and send to anyone in an email:

What is the image verification? What do I do?

If you are sharing the Daily Lift using the “Email this post” option on our website, you will be asked to type a combination of letters and numbers into a box at the bottom of the request. This is to verify that you are a real person, not a computer generating spam. It will look something like this:

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You are required to type the letters and numbers on the left into the box on the right.

Can I listen to the Daily Lift on my smart phone?

Yes! We now have a Daily Lift iPhone app. Click here to download it. For Blackberry and other smart phone users, our play button should now work on your phones.  If you have any problems, you can click the “Audio MP3” or “download” button below the play button on the Daily Lift page. That should allow you to play the lift on your phone. We’d love to hear your feedback on this one. Email us at

UPDATE: A rotating selection of past Daily Lifts are now available on the Call on Faith interfaith mobile app.  The Lifts are available in a basic video format.  For more info about the app -- and how to download it for $0.99 -- click here.

Why isn’t the Daily Lift available in text?

These fresh, conversational recordings are intended to share orally the inspiration of the moment and are only available in audio format.

How do I visit the Daily Lift archives?

An “archive” page does not exist yet. However, you can listen to any Daily Lift by visiting our Daily Lift home page at /lectures/daily-lift/. At the bottom of the page click “Next entries” for earlier Daily Lifts.

The sound isn’t very loud on my computer. What do I do?

You’ll want to first verify that your device and speaker volume settings are not low or muted. If you’re on a PC, go to your “Control Panel” and select “Sounds and Audio Devices.” Go to the “Audio” tab and click on each of the “Volume…” settings to ensure that none of these options are low or muted. If using a Mac, click the speaker button at the top of your keyboard to insure your sound is on and up loud enough to hear.

How do I unsubscribe or re-subscribe?

At the bottom left corner of every Daily Lift e-mail you will see a 'Manage your Subscription' link.  Click on this link and you will be taken to a web page where you will be able to un-subscribe to Your Daily Lift.  If you keep an old e-mail, you will be able to click on the same link to re-subscribe at a later date.

What is the music on the Daily Lift and who are the musicians?

99% of the music on your Daily Lift was composed especially for the podcast by the "Daily Lift band." Nate Frederick and his friends continue to compose and record original music for your Daily Lift in The Mother Church recording studios in Boston, MA. Many of these musicians are local musicians who have CDs for purchase. You can google their names if you’re interested. Here are the credits:

  • Nathan Frederick: acoustic & electric guitar, electric bass, percussion, piano
  • George Clements: acoustic & electric guitar, mandolin, electric bass, piano
  • Ben Vaughan: harmonica, acoustic guitar, accordion, percussion, voice
  • Ian Case: double-neck acoustic guitar, fretless electric guitar, kalimba 
  • Patrick M'Gonigle: fiddle
  • Tabea Mangelsdorf: piano, vocals
  • Christa Seid-Graham: vocals, piano, keyboard
  • Erik Higgins: upright bass
  • Louis Fram: upright bass
  • Alex Cook: acoustic & electric guitar, electric bass, voice
  • Wayne Ingram: electric guitar, piano
  • Tim Dixon: acoustic & electric guitar
  • Jon Hinthorne: piano
  • Matt Zacharino: electric bass
  • Scott Sheehan: electric bass
  • Tim Smith: drum kit
  • Andy Bickerton: drum kit
  • Corey O’Connor: drum kit
  • Jessica Hayes: flute
  • Susie Jostyn: saxophone
  • Laura Lapointe: vocals

CDs featuring these musicians can be found here:

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