navy

EPISODE 172: The Live’s and Times Of Mark “Mom” Finley: Mark "Mom" Finley

EPISODE 172: The Live’s and Times Of Mark “Mom” Finley: Mark "Mom" Finley

Being with Mark Finley is like sitting with the Golden Age of Broadway royalty. He’s met and worked with icons. He’s lived multiple lifetimes. Living through the terror and prejudice of the 1980’s AIDs scare and more.

EPISODE 171: Never Say No!: Mark “Mom” Finley

EPISODE 171: Never Say No!: Mark “Mom” Finley

I've never been starstruck with a guest before but drinking with Mark Finley was like hosting young Golden Hollywood. He's done so many things, met and worked with so many people; you'd think he's lived multiple lifetimes. Maybe he has. Enjoy and be entertained and inspired.

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 168: A Christian Marries a Satanist: Little Bear and Tobias

EPISODE 168: A Christian Marries a Satanist: Little Bear and Tobias

Part 3 of 3: Little Bear and Tobias are models of the type of human inclusivity this podcast is all about. Human inclusivity is real and can grow within us all. Little Bear and Tobias show us how.

EPISODE 167: Leadership and Abuse are Not the Same Things: Tobias & Little Bear

EPISODE 167: Leadership and Abuse are Not the Same Things: Tobias & Little Bear

Part 2 of 3: Little Bear and Tobias are engaged. Little Bear, a heterosexual Christian, Tobias, a pansexual Satanist. Tobias shares his story of a 20-year Naval career, growing up with a gay dad, hypermasculine military hazing and Christian cult trauma. His presence will comfort and enlighten you.

EPISODE 067: Loser Stories: F**k Awareness Get Help for Suicide: Justin Beall

EPISODE 067: Loser Stories: F**k Awareness Get Help for Suicide: Justin Beall

In this episode, Justin, our 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF), Loser.  Shares about what to do about suicide as a military, armed forces, corpsman.  He shares candidly about the militaries abundance of awareness training, but the serious lack of problem-solving availability when it comes to suicide help in the military.

Like most large organizations, there is a severe culture problem.  When it comes to Marines getting help.  If there is help to be sought out, it's hard to gain traction because you're moving around all the time.  Not to mention, what Marine would get help when their superiors and peers all take a stance of "needing help means you're weak."  As far as I'm concerned, F**K THEM!

EPISODE 066: Loser Stories: The Military & Suicide: Justin Beall

EPISODE 066: Loser Stories: The Military & Suicide: Justin Beall

Justin is a 25-year-old Naval Hospital Corpsman, Third Class, Fleet Marine Force, HM3(FMF).  He reached out to LOR early on as the show was beginning.  He recently let me know that he was ready to tell his story and wanted to be a guest on the show.  It was good timing and I was happy to oblige.  

I had no idea that his story included deployment, firefights, and more.  Justin transparently shares about his journey through his Naval deployment experience, as well as discussing how hard it is to lose someone, dealing with gruesome experiences, and even suicide.