feminism

EPISODE 163: Teaching Moments: Amar

EPISODE 163: Teaching Moments: Amar

Amar is an educator, an activist, and a feminist all while filled with love and empathy. We have some hard conversations around how we can make a difference in our world and not feel overwhelmed.

THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy: Zac Gandara

THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy: Zac Gandara

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

On this weeks Monday Meltdown, we discussed our ambivalence toward voting and democracy. Today we’re gonna address what we could possibly do about this. Can we do democracy differently? We all know it's flawed, but can we critically think our way to creating something better?

THINKING THURSDAY: The Second Sex: Men and Women are Equal: Simone de Beauvoir

THINKING THURSDAY: The Second Sex: Men and Women are Equal: Simone de Beauvoir

Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught us how to think?

On this weeks episode, we talk about Simone de Beauvoir. She is well known for her extensive work illuminating the ways in which women had become secondary to men throughout history. Fittingly, she is also well known as the lifelong partner to Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most notable 20th-century philosophers.

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.

 

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

We’ve had a poll circulating for a while now, and you’ve been answering it letting us know what you would like to have added to our already stellar weekly line up.  What that means is, we will continue to have our long-form story episodes releasing every Wednesday along with a new additional weekly episode called, MONDAY MELTDOWN, on a Tuesday.

What’s it all about?  It’s about you!  You wanted it, so we’re giving it to ya!  Check out this episode to get the details and start contributing your comments, questions, and personal meltdowns.

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 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

Brendan is a producer of the show, who knew me before church hierarchy and becoming a pastor.  We’ve reconnected through the solidarity of leaving religion and have found common ground in working through our wounds with therapists to heal our lives, marriages, relationships, and so much more. Brendan's experiences, stories, and lessons he's learned will be helpful to every listener.

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.