EPISODE 125: I was an Atheist, now I’m God!: Matthew Camardo

EPISODE 125: I was an Atheist, now I’m God!: Matthew Camardo

Matthew grew up Southern Baptist, became an unconscious atheist as a child. He has grown into to his own form of spirituality, willfully accepting of others and he believes he’s god.  Wait, WHAT?

He hasn’t spoken to his parents in years.  The difficulty of coming to your own religious conclusions with a closed minded religious family is an ever-relevant topic...

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

We’ve had a poll circulating for a while now, and you’ve been answering it letting us know what you would like to have added to our already stellar weekly line up.  What that means is, we will continue to have our long-form story episodes releasing every Wednesday along with a new additional weekly episode called, MONDAY MELTDOWN, on a Tuesday.

What’s it all about?  It’s about you!  You wanted it, so we’re giving it to ya!  Check out this episode to get the details and start contributing your comments, questions, and personal meltdowns.

EPISODE 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

EPISODE 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

Every year, Jen joins me on our Annual Holiday Card Episode!  This year we get personal as always.

What do we believe these days?  Will we have kids?  What’s going on in Therapy?  How is the show funded?  Why haven’t we done more live shows?  Will we do more?  Why doesn’t Zac want to talk about God?  Religious and societal pressures around marriage, children, and parenting.  What’s next for the podcast in 2018?

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

Yulin is a Taiwanese immigrant currently residing in Seattle, working as a model and retail fashion consultant. She's living with different standards and definitions than she grew up with and is redefining things in her life through new experiences.  In this episode, she invites us into her journey.

There are a lot of pressures put on you when you grow up in an Asian family.  Add to that weight, being tall in a culture that is notoriously short, sibling rivalry in a culture valuing academic and financial success, having a desire for the arts and fashion...

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...

 

EPISODE 117: My Two Moms, Lesbian Cop Moms: Laci Jane

EPISODE 117: My Two Moms, Lesbian Cop Moms: Laci Jane

This episode, Laci tells us what it was like when her mom, left her dad, for another woman, having two Christmases, and two moms.

Laci has been through it all.  Growing up in Oklahoma, going through the divorce of her parents, her mom coming out, moving to Seattle, experiencing the cult system and hypocrisy of a mega-church, getting married, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side...