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EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

Shane and I are a lot drunker and enjoying each others company in this episode. He tells us about growing up an anti-racist skinhead, and then we turn the corner and begin dreaming of an inclusive artistic future for humanity.

EPISODE 147: Escaping the Hare Krishna: Shane Browning

EPISODE 147: Escaping the Hare Krishna: Shane Browning

Shane, a hardcore, straight edge kid recruited by a rock idol joined the Hare Krishna. Traveling with a guru and joining the Krishna Temple. Shane, Texas-raised with a KKK member dad and a Baptist mom finds a way to escape the Hare Krishna life. This is one crazy story.

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

Krystal and I get into some deep sh*t in this episode. Beginning with small talk about our Hispanic heritage and quickly dive into the discord we see in the world, our frustrations with it, and what we hope our future can be. All the while, wondering where God is?

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

Krystal, frustrated with the social constructs of Christianity, the church, and institutionalized religion, walk away finding what she needed elsewhere. She's a makeup artist, microblade tattooer, part-time bartender, and badass woman.

EPISODE 131: Resist Injustice, Profiling, and Racism: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

EPISODE 131: Resist Injustice, Profiling, and Racism: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

Rowan is a former Christian with a tender heart in opposition to injustice. She’s hot a fiery, triggered disposition to fight back and she does. When coming out, she faced similar commotion that many before her have gone through. But when her journey led her to find herself to be genderqueer, a non-binary human, her understanding of love grew even more.

In this episode, we hint at her story but find ourselves neck deep into injustices and waist deep into the all too easy to fall for racial profiling of the service industry...