EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

Victor and I drank and talked like junior high girls into the wee hours of the Nashville night.  Growing up in the glow of the Pentecostal gold dust revival scene, Victor could be a lot less level headed than he is.  But his youthful optimism in the face of a fucked up world was refreshing, to say the least.  Growing up in the south doesn't fit all the stereotypes, but you will notice some.  But what you'll leave with is a feeling of solidarity and a glimpse of a future that may not be so bad.
 

EPISODE 093: The Pope Will Travel: Art, Life, and Living: Victor Huckabee

EPISODE 093: The Pope Will Travel: Art, Life, and Living: Victor Huckabee

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It


Victor Huckabee is an artist, illustrator, and designer from Nashville, Tn.  He's also a husband and a dad.  He's lived in many places around the globe, and it's shown him some things.  One thing being, that humanity is great, and the more you travel, the more you open up.  We're often so closed off to each other and locked into our own cultural norms.  The time has come to leave our comfort zones...

EPISODE 092: Being Triggered!: Chad Weber

EPISODE 092: Being Triggered!: Chad Weber

There’s no doubt that I was triggered in a lot of ways while recording this episode with Chad.  Goal setting, ambition, competition, self-help, growth strategies, and gurus are all things that trigger me in a negative manner.  Then he mentions the name of someone he appreciates from our shared past, that personifies everything I despise about Pentecostal, Charismatic Christianity.  Needless to say, internal growth opportunities have presented themselves to me, and I get to begin that process with Chad and finish the work later on my own.

EPISODE 091: Power, Ego, and Conscience: Chad Weber

EPISODE 091: Power, Ego, and Conscience: Chad Weber

Here is an interesting episode for ya.  Chad Weber knew me when I was a pastor; he was a parishioner at the particular brand of mega-monster we both attended.  But until now, we're never really talked.  He's a fellow Loser and a producer of the show, and we sit down over drinks to chat.  As we begin his story into MMA, Jujitsu, and his debut cage match, we quickly move into, what was, a therapeutic conversation around being goal driven as a Type A personality.  This is a frank and transparent ride through my journey as it is today, an online guru?
 

EPISODE 090: Love: A Journey Away From Absolutes and Expectations: Christian Grindstaff

EPISODE 090: Love: A Journey Away From Absolutes and Expectations: Christian Grindstaff

In this continuation of our conversation with Christian about, Where Love Comes From.  We begin where we left off, and quickly move into our parents, raising kids, and the meat of letting go of absolutes and expectations.

Christian is a natural critical thinker, learner, who candidly and clearly shares his journey of growing to understand love.  Romance, religion, experience, science, and psychology all give us definitions of love, but is there a definition that makes sense for all of us?

EPISODE 089: Where Does Love Come From?: Christian Grindstaff

EPISODE 089: Where Does Love Come From?: Christian Grindstaff

Christian is a natural critical thinker, learner, who candidly and clearly shares his journey of growing to understand love.  Romance, religion, experience, science, and psychology all give us definitions of love, but is there a definition that makes sense for all of us?

EPISODE 088: How to Solve the Social Media Problem in Our Relationships: Daniel O’Connell

EPISODE 088: How to Solve the Social Media Problem in Our Relationships: Daniel O’Connell

Join the steamy ride of our continued conversation from the last episode. A hilarious whirlwind through feminism, the women’s march, climate change, World War 3, the optimist viewpoint of Donald Trump being president, the problem with hell, and saving social media.  Don’t forget, hip hop, and a comedian moving into the rap game.

EPISODE 087: Revolution Vs. Rebellion. Questioning Our Sexuality? Comedy! Growing Empathy: Daniel O’Connell

EPISODE 087: Revolution Vs. Rebellion. Questioning Our Sexuality? Comedy! Growing Empathy: Daniel O’Connell

This is a roller coaster of comedic conversation through topics of Revolution?  Rebellion?  Questioning Sexuality?  Are We Gay?  Maybe I’m Gay?  Butt Stuff?  Cocaine rules?  Engaging oppression?  Growing in empathy?  And Daniel's rules for cocaine?