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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 117: My Two Moms, Lesbian Cop Moms: Laci Jane

EPISODE 117: My Two Moms, Lesbian Cop Moms: Laci Jane

This episode, Laci tells us what it was like when her mom, left her dad, for another woman, having two Christmases, and two moms.

Laci has been through it all.  Growing up in Oklahoma, going through the divorce of her parents, her mom coming out, moving to Seattle, experiencing the cult system and hypocrisy of a mega-church, getting married, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side...

EPISODE 116: Free to Be Me: Laci Jane

EPISODE 116: Free to Be Me: Laci Jane

From the Bible Belt to the West Coast and Back.

Laci has been through it all.  Growing up in Oklahoma, going through the divorce of her parents, her mom coming out, moving to Seattle, experiencing the cult system and hypocrisy of a mega-church, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side...

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

This episode is a roller coaster ride of interesting topics.  Liam grew up Mormon. Is there a difference between love and tolerance? Can you be spiritual and religious?  Love, logic, and money are rarely mixed with equal parts, and how the most fruitful conversations begin with “We don’t know.”

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

Success is Relative. Society gives us ideas of success and what it means for us, and it's complete crap. Hopefully, instead of "success," we're all in pursuit of our dreams.

Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the Seattle music scene for 18 years...

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 107: I Just Want to Be Human With Humans: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 107: I Just Want to Be Human With Humans: Holly Theriot

Holly is a fantastic woman. She’s one of those people that lights up a room.  As soon as we met, there was an instant connection, and I’m excited for you to hear her story.  From a home grown CBN, 700 Club, Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker background to the beautiful human she is today, her story will encourage and challenge you to question what you've been told and embrace humanity.

She has a beautiful voice and is a vocalist in the Hip Hop band The Brodcast.  She shares that voice and their music with us...