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BEST OF: The Magic of Questioning Everything: Taylor Hughes

BEST OF: The Magic of Questioning Everything: Taylor Hughes

This episode is a repeat of 006, but it had so many downloads we made it a "Best Of!"

Taylor Hughes grew up with the childhood dream of being a Magician. Religion detoured that dream as he got wrapped up into the American Evangelical Mega-Church world. After a trauma filled exit, PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks, he continues to heal and is fulfilling his dream!

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 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 116: Free to Be Me: Laci Jane

EPISODE 116: Free to Be Me: Laci Jane

From the Bible Belt to the West Coast and Back.

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, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side...

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

This episode is a roller coaster ride of interesting topics.  Liam grew up Mormon. Is there a difference between love and tolerance? Can you be spiritual and religious?  Love, logic, and money are rarely mixed with equal parts, and how the most fruitful conversations begin with “We don’t know.”

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

Success is Relative. Society gives us ideas of success and what it means for us, and it's complete crap. Hopefully, instead of "success," we're all in pursuit of our dreams.

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

EPISODE 113: Digging Into My Psyche: Q&A: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 113: Digging Into My Psyche: Q&A: Holly Theriot

Guests often come to the show with some questions to ask of me. Blame it on the drinking if you'd like but we rarely get to them because their personal stories are so engaging.  Holly Theriot, however, followed up after her episodes to come back and ask me questions.  Hard questions.

Questions to dive into my psyche and life process after church and religion.  Who is God now?  You still believe right?  What about women in leadership?  And more.

REJECTED CONTENT: Evangelicalism Vs. Jesus: Kyle Reynolds Interviews Zac Gandara

REJECTED CONTENT: Evangelicalism Vs. Jesus: Kyle Reynolds Interviews Zac Gandara

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at a Christian Outreach Ministry and be a guest on their podcast.  The topic they asked me to address?  Evangelicalism Vs Jesus.  I was nervous, but excited to again be talking with "Christians."  The talk went great, and the interview was really encouraging.  But the podcast never posted, and upon further review of what I shared, the "powers that be" decided it was too controversial to post.

Well, we got a hold of the recording and decided to post it for you to listen too.  Decide for yourself.