EPISODE 170: A Bar Saved My Life. Oh! I'm HIV Positive: Brian Steen

EPISODE 170: A Bar Saved My Life. Oh! I'm HIV Positive: Brian Steen

Brian is HIV Positive, and he tells his heartfelt and beautiful story to us in the only way he can. With his giant freaking heart of gold. He admonishes the friends, family, and community that have helped him along the way. You will be inspired and encouraged.

EPISODE 169: The Guy “Praying My Gay Away” Had a Boner: Brian Steen aka Merry Lubealot

EPISODE 169: The Guy “Praying My Gay Away” Had a Boner: Brian Steen aka Merry Lubealot

Raised in a small logging town as Seventh-Day Adventist, then Pentecostal. Brian knew he was gay at a young age. He's had his hardships and traumas by living his truth, but nothing has dwindled his light or hardened his heart of gold in the least.

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...