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EPISODE 141: My Dad, The Stepdad, The Streets, and TV: Jeff Leonard

EPISODE 141: My Dad, The Stepdad, The Streets, and TV: Jeff Leonard

The story of what shaped Jeff Leonard. Divorced Parents, a single dad, the contemptible stepfather, the streets, and bootlegged television. Here is one of those episodes that are entertaining, informative, and transformative all the way to the end.

EPISODE 130: How To Start a Cult and Other Stories: Emmett Montgomery

EPISODE 130: How To Start a Cult and Other Stories: Emmett Montgomery

We’re all storytellers, and we capture so much of our life experiences in stories.

Comedian Emmett Montgomery & I journey down a trail of stories that have become religions, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Marvel Universe, and The Matrix? Meanwhile, a thread from Emmett’s exmormon tale emerges making us think we could start cults...

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 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...

 

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 071: Great Minds Discuss Ideas: Author Abolitionist Zach Hunter

EPISODE 071: Great Minds Discuss Ideas: Author Abolitionist Zach Hunter

This is a deep and challenging episode.  We ravage through the topics of the dualism argument, the gender fluidity of God, humanism, eastern versus western world views, outer space, Elon Musk, social justice, and why the church has sucked at it.  That's just in the first half!

You will enjoy Zach Hunter, his thoughts, ideas, LGBTQ inclusivity, and his challenging of modern day Christianity.