EPISODE 098: There are Guides Along the Way: Josiah Ecker

EPISODE 098: There are Guides Along the Way: Josiah Ecker

As I have traversed down the road of Losing Religion, my former life as an American Christian Pastor has haunted me.  How I used to consider myself a teacher for others, someone who knew the way.  Someone who could be followed.  I fear these things now.  They have caused me to resist being a leader, a guru, a teacher for others.  Even though many have called me these things, Josiah shows me another way.

The way of a guide...

EPISODE 096: Jesus Wasn’t Very Christian: Kyle Reynolds

EPISODE 096: Jesus Wasn’t Very Christian: Kyle Reynolds

We leave the evangelical conversation for a few minutes as we roll through the gambit of the sickness of relationships, marriage, therapy, counseling, wonder, questioning, even ridiculous religious colloquialisms.

EPISODE 055: A Star Wars Outta Body Experience: Silas Lindenstein

EPISODE 055: A Star Wars Outta Body Experience: Silas Lindenstein

This episode, we begin by talking about Star Wars as a Religion, and we end by talking about Out of Body experiences and seeing an Angel! 

Silas and I met through Facebook.  He and I both drive for Uber/Lyft on the side to make some extra cash and a local Facebook group for "drivers" introduced us...

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

In this episode, we spend a significant amount of time discussing the depravity of humanity and how together, if we have the guts, we can stand up, stand out, and make a difference.  But, dealing with corporations is another story altogether.

You remember Bella from the previous episode.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

This episode is about being human.  Being human with other humans and learning to pull our heads out of our asses and away from our phones.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

I immediately acted like I knew who she was because clearly, she was famous and I was just out of the loop.  I gave Eddie some LOR stickers and asked him to give them to her, then immediately Facebook messaged her and introduced myself.  Name dropping Eddie of course.  Months later we finally got together to have drinks in the Lab, and now I'm in love with my new friend.

I'M A LOSER: Songs, Dictatorship, Democracy, Hypocrisy, Non's, and More Guns: Thomas Paine

I'M A LOSER: Songs, Dictatorship, Democracy, Hypocrisy, Non's, and More Guns: Thomas Paine

I'm a Loser, happens every month, at the end of the month. You send us stuff, and we discuss it!

In America, we are in the midsts of another insane election season.  One where our nation seems to be in the middle of internal turmoil, killing each other, and armchair politics running wild.

Let this Thomas Paine quote be a reminder to look past ourselves.  Seek to live peaceably with one another, and to drop ideologies, politics, and religion that aim to divide us not strengthen us.  We can love each other globally IF you, and I will do it locally.

The Losers bring a great song, articles, conversation, and gratitude to this episode.

EPISODE 052: Leaving A-Holiness Behind: Christian Piatt

EPISODE 052: Leaving A-Holiness Behind: Christian Piatt

Author, editor, speaker, musician and spoken word artist Christian Piatt and I sit down to diagnose how big of an asshole I am.

"Let he who admits he's an asshole cast the first stone." - JESUS

 

Ok, Jesus didn't say that.  But he did understand that change began at the acknowledgment of the problem.  If Christian's are assholes, the only hope of that changing is the admittance of our own ass-holiness...

 

EPISODE 048: Religious Deconversion: Part One: Lori Fazzino, M.A.

EPISODE 048: Religious Deconversion: Part One: Lori Fazzino, M.A.

Lori Fazzino M.A. is a Doctoral Student & Graduate Instructor with the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Her studies and research are fascinating.  This will be a pair of episodes that will encourage those leaving religion and fascinate those in or outside of it.  Lori's focus of study has been Religious Deconversion and Atheism and Community in Las Vegas culture...