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 036: Hyperdrive Jew: Grace Strachman

EPISODE 036: Hyperdrive Jew: Grace Strachman

This is a pun-filled joy ride of laughter and conversation about how we grew up in Jewish and Christian religious homes.

My wife Jen joins us again in this episode and uses her Peanut Gallery powers to draw us back into more important things rather than our happy rabbit trails.  Grace's story of being Jewish but not Jewish enough to be accepted by some Jews is a story relatable to many of us.

EPISODE 032: This New York Punk Rock Jew...: Rob Femur

EPISODE 032: This New York Punk Rock Jew...: Rob Femur

"We're Jews; we're God's chosen people.  You Christian's are always concerned with what you do because you're afraid of hell.  When you're God's people, you don't have to worry about a hell."

- Rob Femur

"The evangelical church likes Donald Trump because they've been programmed to respect authoritative leaders.  Trump is not a politician or a leader.  He's a CEO.  He's a pastor.  The American church pastor today is not a pastor, they're a CEO.  They don't shepherd people; they give orders to minions."

- Zac Gandara