EPISODE 139: Sex Positivity and Critical Thought: Sarah Quinn

EPISODE 139: Sex Positivity and Critical Thought: Sarah Quinn

Sarah is so fantastic I've invited her back again. In this installment, we find her most passionate critic of religion, purity culture and the lack of critical thought. We dive down this road with great drinks and high energy.

 

EPISODE 138: Did I Waste My Life?: Sarah Quinn

EPISODE 138: Did I Waste My Life?: Sarah Quinn

Sarah Quinn is a beautiful human with a beautiful misfit soul. We connect amidst the impression that we wasted our lives on our addiction, religion, Christianity in particular. Is our past something to be frustrated about or something that serves us?

EPISODE 104: The Cure for Pain is in the Pain: Seth Alan Taylor

EPISODE 104: The Cure for Pain is in the Pain: Seth Alan Taylor

Seth and are I are back after watching the Tony Robbins documentary "I am not You Guru."  In a continuation of our conversation where Seth challenged us to not only to own our shit but heal our shit.  He continues to explain his affinity and experience with Energy Intuitive Healing and Rapid Transformation Therapy also known as weird shit with spirits, psychics, and exorcisms.  I'm not convinced that this is the path to my healing, but it and the pain I have inspired me to take the plunge into a new therapeutic journey...

EPISODE 103: I’m Not Your Guru. Please Don’t Make Me Your Guru: Seth Taylor

EPISODE 103: I’m Not Your Guru. Please Don’t Make Me Your Guru: Seth Taylor

“The trap of high experiences, however they occur, is that you become attached to their memory and so you try to recreate them. These memories compel you to try to reproduce the high."
-Ram Dass

I’ve many times been referred to watch I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a documentary about Tony Robbins and his experiential retreats.  I watched it right before recording with Seth, and it leads us into a discussion about my own thoughts on "teachings" and gurudom...

EPISODE 098: There are Guides Along the Way: Josiah Ecker

EPISODE 098: There are Guides Along the Way: Josiah Ecker

As I have traversed down the road of Losing Religion, my former life as an American Christian Pastor has haunted me.  How I used to consider myself a teacher for others, someone who knew the way.  Someone who could be followed.  I fear these things now.  They have caused me to resist being a leader, a guru, a teacher for others.  Even though many have called me these things, Josiah shows me another way.

The way of a guide...

EPISODE 097: Going From What I Don't Believe, To What I Do: Josiah Ecker

EPISODE 097: Going From What I Don't Believe, To What I Do: Josiah Ecker

Josiah is a missionary kid with a psychology degree that's deconstructing his faith.  His perspective is refreshing, educated, and compassionate.  Change and transformation are hard, no matter how, or what is changing.  But growth is a choice, and Josiah is inspiring.
 

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

This is a timely episode as we move through the political changes of a “Trump America.”  How do we deal with the pain, suffering, and triggering others cause us?  That we cause ourselves?  Can we remain healthy in such a violent and volatile space?  If so, how?

Patrick shares his story with beautiful openness and transparency.  His hilarious and traumatic stories of healing from religion, family, coaches, bosses are common to us all.  What’s the key factor in us learning, growing, forgiving, and moving through trauma in our lives?

MEGA EPISODE: TURN YOUR PAIN INTO ART: Making the world a better place: Taylor Hughes

MEGA EPISODE: TURN YOUR PAIN INTO ART: Making the world a better place: Taylor Hughes

Taylor Hughes is a professional comedian, magician. Whose work has been seen on television, commercials, comedy clubs, events, and the Magic Castle for years.  We discuss going through pain and suffering and how to turn that pain into art.  No matter what artistic medium is yours, you can create it.  The world needs it!

This MEGA episode is full of amazing content, special announcements, the launch of a new podcast, and the vision for the CounterCulture Society.

We pummel topics like excommunicating the Church, being shunned by others, the excitement of living normal life, starting businesses, being entrepreneurs, and turning our toughest pains into works of art