post-traumatic stress syndrome

BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

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

It's hard to believe how far we have all come and how much has changed since my (Host Zac Gandara) story posted four years ago this month. I am grateful that my story and the stories of hundreds of others have been so wonderfully therapeutic for us all to hear. I used to be a Christian Pastor, what am I now?

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!

BEST OF: Sold a Lie, Until I Knew Who I Was and Trusted My Intuition: Makhailla Morris

BEST OF: Sold a Lie, Until I Knew Who I Was and Trusted My Intuition: Makhailla Morris

This episode is a repeat of 160, but it had so many downloads we made it a “Best Of!”

Mak is an ExMormon, Exvangelical, Empath who has done a lot of work within herself. She's full of wisdom beyond her years and feels therapeutic in her communication. We talk about her story, her past, and her present.

BEST OF: Did I Waste My Life?: Sarah Quinn

BEST OF: Did I Waste My Life?: Sarah Quinn

This episode is a repeat of 138, but it had so many downloads we made it a “Best Of!” Sarah Quinn is a beautiful human with a beautiful misfit soul. We connect amidst the impression that we wasted our lives on our addiction, religion, Christianity in particular. Is our past something to be frustrated about or something that serves us?

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.