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EPISODE 184: Finding Your Own Way: Lily VonTrapp

EPISODE 184: Finding Your Own Way: Lily VonTrapp

Burlesque performer, model, science nerd, and comic book conception expert Lily VonTrapp sits down with us over whiskey to talk about how she found and created herself after leaving religion.

EPISODE 183: Get Out There and Find Stuff Out: Lily VonTrapp

EPISODE 183: Get Out There and Find Stuff Out: Lily VonTrapp

Lily VonTrapp is an event coordinator, model, and burlesque performer.  When she's not gracing the stage (or camera) with her performances, you can find her working a muggle job in the sciences. We talk about faith, growing out of religion, and universal life altering woo.

EPISODE 182: The Satanic Temple: Lilith Starr

EPISODE 182: The Satanic Temple: Lilith Starr

Lilith is the Co-Head of the Satanic Temple Seattle, a Harvard and Stanford graduate, and an author. She joins me again to answer some listener questions about her version of Satanism, and the Satanic Temple.

EPISODE 128: She’s On Fire! Growing Up Pentecostal: Gabrielle Janae

EPISODE 128: She’s On Fire! Growing Up Pentecostal: Gabrielle Janae

As two empaths, Gabby and I discuss our Pentecostal experiences, speaking in tongues, healing services and heart-wrenching disappointment of loved ones not being healed. As well as my own experience with a healing evangelist leading to my kidney failure. We also dive into what it looks like to have a positive outlook and engage in the possibility of the law of attraction working...

EPISODE 127: Demons are Out to Get You! No! No, They’re Not!: Gabrielle.Janae

EPISODE 127: Demons are Out to Get You! No! No, They’re Not!: Gabrielle.Janae

Gabby grew up as the daughter of one of the founding pastors and musicians of the Vinyard Church Movement. She intimately shares the trauma of growing up being told that, "The devil and his demons are out to get her if she doesn't follow Jesus the right way."

We dive into this discussion admitting that we both still have this fear even though we know it isn't true. Her story will encourage and inspire you!

EPISODE 119: Giving Yourself Permission: Jesse Mercury

EPISODE 119: Giving Yourself Permission: Jesse Mercury

So often in life, we’re waiting for some cosmic gatekeeper to give us permission to be who we want to be, do what we want to do.  In this continuation episode with Jesse Mercury, we join Jesse’s journey of what it’s been like to break free from the gatekeepers and give himself permission to let his creative self-free.

Jesse Mercury is a cosmic entity from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time. Thus was born the SciFi album, a continually expanding collection of songs inspired by Jesse’s cosmic journeys, and the Jesse Mercury himself...

EPISODE 118: Be What You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do: Jesse Mercury

EPISODE 118: Be What You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do: Jesse Mercury

What if life was a SciFi story? You come from the year 3000, born into a Jewish family in San Diego California, stricken with Lime Disease, you have some religious run-ins who banish you to hell, but you came out alive making your own way.

Jesse Mercury is a cosmic entity from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time. Thus was born the SciFi album, a continually expanding collection of songs inspired by Jesse’s cosmic journeys, and the Jesse Mercury himself...

EPISODE 091: Power, Ego, and Conscience: Chad Weber

EPISODE 091: Power, Ego, and Conscience: Chad Weber

Here is an interesting episode for ya.  Chad Weber knew me when I was a pastor; he was a parishioner at the particular brand of mega-monster we both attended.  But until now, we're never really talked.  He's a fellow Loser and a producer of the show, and we sit down over drinks to chat.  As we begin his story into MMA, Jujitsu, and his debut cage match, we quickly move into, what was, a therapeutic conversation around being goal driven as a Type A personality.  This is a frank and transparent ride through my journey as it is today, an online guru?