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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 129: How Do You Transition Out of Absolute Truth?: Emmett Montgomery

EPISODE 129: How Do You Transition Out of Absolute Truth?: Emmett Montgomery

You’re in for a weird and awesome ride with Mr. Emmett Montgomery! He’s an exmo, or ex-Mormon, stand up comedian, storyteller, and an amazingly soft-spoken compassionate guy.

Emmett was part of the top 100 in NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 9.
He has performed at festivals across the country including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sasquatch Music Festival and the Women In Comedy Festival...

EPISODE 073: Rune Draws & The Heathen Way: Asatru Gothi: Alf Herigstad

EPISODE 073: Rune Draws & The Heathen Way: Asatru Gothi: Alf Herigstad

Alf Herigstad, an Asatru Gothi, whose Kindred have dropped the Asatru moniker and landed on Heathen.  He is a Heathen Gothi (Preist) who shares his story and experiences with us.  A carry over from the last episode, Alf grabs his Rune Stones and prepares to read my rune draw.  As a bonus, he invited me to attend his Kindred’s Yule Blót this last weekend.  Was I ready to attend my first heathen blood sacrifice ritual to the gods?  Find out in this week's episode, plus bonus material about my experience at the Yule Blót as I recorded my thoughts on my drive to and from the Blót.

Pictures from the Blót...

EPISODE 072: Norse, Pentecostal, Heathenry, Paganism, Thor and My Stones?: Asatru Gothi: Alf Herigstad

EPISODE 072: Norse, Pentecostal, Heathenry, Paganism, Thor and My Stones?: Asatru Gothi: Alf Herigstad

Alf Herigstad, he was on the path to be a Pentecostal demon hunting preacher when he became a Norwegian Reality TV Star (Alt For Norge, Season 3) where he found the spiritual path of his ancestors and then becomes an Asatru Gothi.  Not in this particular order necessarily, but you get the idea.

I ask Alf to chat with me over mead and beers to teach me the ways of Norse Folk Life.  Words like pagan, heathen, and diviner are discussed as I try not to shit my pants.  I'm a former Christian for heaven sake; I'm not ready for this!