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...

EPISODE 108: Off The Grid of Guilt, Coming Out, Tongues, and Sex: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 108: Off The Grid of Guilt, Coming Out, Tongues, and Sex: Holly Theriot

At this point, Holly and I have been drinking for hours.  So this conversation is full of tantalizing personal stories and experiences from our lives. Hollie's story of coming out, losing virginity, her first lesbian relationship and more. My story of marriage after religion, and healing from the PTSD of religion. 

Quantifying the value of an episode is hard because each is valuable in various ways for different reasons to us all.  This one holds a lot of value to me because we both find solidarity in our experiences as well as the joy of transparently sharing where each of us is in life today...
 

EPISODE 107: I Just Want to Be Human With Humans: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 107: I Just Want to Be Human With Humans: Holly Theriot

Holly is a fantastic woman. She’s one of those people that lights up a room.  As soon as we met, there was an instant connection, and I’m excited for you to hear her story.  From a home grown CBN, 700 Club, Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker background to the beautiful human she is today, her story will encourage and challenge you to question what you've been told and embrace humanity.

She has a beautiful voice and is a vocalist in the Hip Hop band The Brodcast.  She shares that voice and their music with us...

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

In this episode, we spend a significant amount of time discussing the depravity of humanity and how together, if we have the guts, we can stand up, stand out, and make a difference.  But, dealing with corporations is another story altogether.

You remember Bella from the previous episode.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

This episode is about being human.  Being human with other humans and learning to pull our heads out of our asses and away from our phones.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

I immediately acted like I knew who she was because clearly, she was famous and I was just out of the loop.  I gave Eddie some LOR stickers and asked him to give them to her, then immediately Facebook messaged her and introduced myself.  Name dropping Eddie of course.  Months later we finally got together to have drinks in the Lab, and now I'm in love with my new friend.

EPISODE 047: The Conversation We Need To Have About Guns: Taylor Nelson

EPISODE 047: The Conversation We Need To Have About Guns: Taylor Nelson

"I think when people go on these mass shootings, it's not about the victims it's about themselves.  It's them doing something for themselves not realizing the pain they are causing others."
- Taylor Nelson

This is a more light-hearted conversation about gun control.  We recorded this episode after San Bernardino. We put this episode on the shelf because we didn't feel like it was as potent as when we would discuss gun control without recording.  But in light of Orlando, our feelings have changed...

EPISODE 038: Growing Up Greek...ORTHODOX!: Stephen P

EPISODE 038: Growing Up Greek...ORTHODOX!: Stephen P

Stephen grew up Greek...Orthodox, in the American South, Atlanta Georgia.

I love how he has gone through changes in his faith, all while being true to himself and remembering the beautiful parts of religion.  He does a fantastic job reminding us of the things religion can offer that exude beauty and humanity.  The community, the rituals, the family atmospheres, the food, the holidays...

EPISODE 019: Cheers Queerdo! : Dash López

EPISODE 019: Cheers Queerdo! : Dash López

“I am NEVER, as much as I can control, going to allow any outcome of my life to be determined by fear ever again.”
- Dash López

This is a fascinating episode. No guest has shared more deeply and transparently what the mega-church experience was like at Mars Hill and the Acts 29 Church Network than Dash. Not only was he a valued staff member there, he learned to play the game. His experience with Redemption Group therapy seeking to make him straight left him just as he is, gay, except with religious scars...