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EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

“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

Krystal and I get into some deep sh*t in this episode. Beginning with small talk about our Hispanic heritage and quickly dive into the discord we see in the world, our frustrations with it, and what we hope our future can be. All the while, wondering where God is?

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

Krystal, frustrated with the social constructs of Christianity, the church, and institutionalized religion, walk away finding what she needed elsewhere. She's a makeup artist, microblade tattooer, part-time bartender, and badass woman.

EPISODE 110: Psychedelic Omnism Sailing: Faith, Drugs, and Music: Brodie

EPISODE 110: Psychedelic Omnism Sailing: Faith, Drugs, and Music: Brodie

We dive deep into Brodie’s story of exploring spirituality through meditation, mysticism, Krishna Consciousness, Native American Sweat Lodge, Bahá'í, Christianity, even marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.  Maybe we aren’t meant to plant flags, and stop learning. Perhaps we all have a piece to this human puzzle...

EPISODE 035: Fear Be Damned: Part 2: Ezekiel Rudick

EPISODE 035: Fear Be Damned: Part 2: Ezekiel Rudick

"Suffering helps us realize our stupidity, pettiness, and fear.  it serves us by revealing to us that we don't need to hold back.  That we are free to be ourselves." - Zeke Rudick

The second part of each episode is usually the far deeper more fulfilling and revealing part. Do to our trust for one another growing as well as the amount of drinks we've ha!

Zeke empowers me to get very transparent about my forming of a "Christian" institution (Once called Love is not Lost now called life) after I left the machine and to talk about the pain that ensued...but also the hope, joy, and community that has come out of it.  We talk about the Jesus we want to believe in, albeit not sure yet if that Jesus exists...