politics

EPISODE 126: No Good, No Evil, Just Us: Matthew Camardo

EPISODE 126: No Good, No Evil, Just Us: Matthew Camardo

Matthew hasn’t had a television in years; he doesn’t own a microwave, he isn't on social media.  He’s a commercial fisherman spending months at sea with no connection to the rest of the world. We discuss some hopes for the future of humanity and what it's like to be unplugged...

EPISODE 108: Off The Grid of Guilt, Coming Out, Tongues, and Sex: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 108: Off The Grid of Guilt, Coming Out, Tongues, and Sex: Holly Theriot

At this point, Holly and I have been drinking for hours.  So this conversation is full of tantalizing personal stories and experiences from our lives. Hollie's story of coming out, losing virginity, her first lesbian relationship and more. My story of marriage after religion, and healing from the PTSD of religion. 

Quantifying the value of an episode is hard because each is valuable in various ways for different reasons to us all.  This one holds a lot of value to me because we both find solidarity in our experiences as well as the joy of transparently sharing where each of us is in life today...
 

EPISODE 085: Millennial Mashup: Part 1: Braden Sigua

EPISODE 085: Millennial Mashup: Part 1: Braden Sigua

IT'S TIME FOR US TO START LISTENING TO MILLENNIALS!

I (Zac) am a GenXer, and I'm tired of people shitting on Millennials. When I was young, they called us "lazy idealists," today I heard us called the "Middle Child Generation. Now their calling Millennials all sorts of things. Well, I think it's time to sit down and learn from Millennials. Braden and I talk about religion, politics, education, social change and more.

EPISODE 074: Christmas Card Holiday Episode: Jen Gandara

EPISODE 074: Christmas Card Holiday Episode: Jen Gandara

Jen and I sit down and run through our 2016 with you while listening to music, drinking tasty beverages, sharing candidly about where we are at in our lives together, regarding,  religion, politics, family, having children, and our hopes for the upcoming New Year.  Not to mention, arguing about the difference between introvert and extrovert.

This is our second time doing a holiday special on the podcast, perhaps now it is an annual tradition...

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 064: Lay Down Your Ego & Filter: Ty Hodge

EPISODE 064: Lay Down Your Ego & Filter: Ty Hodge

This episode will blow your mind!

Some people call it conspiracy theory, some call it propaganda, I call it fucking interesting.  Ty blows my mind with some of the stuff he says.  I just wanted to give him a mic and let him talk...

EPISODE 058: School to Prison Pipeline: CJ Smith

EPISODE 058: School to Prison Pipeline: CJ Smith

CJ and I have a long overdue conversation about the "school to prison pipeline."  The government's institution of the “zero tolerance policy” in schools and its effect on our students and teachers perspective of students.

Does it create a scenario where individual races are set up for failure?  Can we change it?  What will it take

I'M A LOSER: Songs, Dictatorship, Democracy, Hypocrisy, Non's, and More Guns: Thomas Paine

I'M A LOSER: Songs, Dictatorship, Democracy, Hypocrisy, Non's, and More Guns: Thomas Paine

I'm a Loser, happens every month, at the end of the month. You send us stuff, and we discuss it!

In America, we are in the midsts of another insane election season.  One where our nation seems to be in the middle of internal turmoil, killing each other, and armchair politics running wild.

Let this Thomas Paine quote be a reminder to look past ourselves.  Seek to live peaceably with one another, and to drop ideologies, politics, and religion that aim to divide us not strengthen us.  We can love each other globally IF you, and I will do it locally.

The Losers bring a great song, articles, conversation, and gratitude to this episode.