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Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

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United States

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Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

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@uywpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

What exactly is freedom and what are the limits of it?

4/13/2021
This week Aaron brought up the idea of talking about freedom. While initially Aaron wants to talk about how people are proposing using the carrot of "freedoms" to coerce people to get the Covid-19 vaccine. While this conversation starts there - and Aaron admits he is not a fan of this - we eventually move forward in the conversation to talk about the first amendment and how it applies to social media and private companies. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from...

Duration:00:58:56

Covetous Culture

4/6/2021
This week we talk about that uncomfortable conversation around coveting. Now for those not familiar with the word - essentially coveting is yearning for things or situations that other people showcase. Current society, through social media primarily, highlights people's new possessions as well as adventures as something to be desired. People look at what others are posting on their various feeds and talk about how they wish they could have that item/that experience. What makes something...

Duration:00:51:55

Lessons learned from making mistakes at work

3/30/2021
This week Paul and Aaron talk about their recent few weeks at work. Both of them have recently made mistakes - and have learned a few things out of it. They wanted to take a brief moment from the chaos of the world and talk about the lessons they learned as well as the things they appreciated from their managers/jobs after the mess-ups were revealed. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from Southeastern Wisconsin. Please consider checking out the below links to learn/hear...

Duration:00:55:22

The Vatican On Blessing Same Sex Unions

3/23/2021
We talk this week about the recent ruling from the Vatican on if priests can bless same sex unions or not. While this ruling from the Vatican seems to have taken a bunch of people by surprise, if you have been following Pope Francis and the catholic church's doctrine - this should not come as a surprise. Aaron - questions why people would care about this - and we try to break it down some more so that Aaron can understand it. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from...

Duration:01:04:11

The secret cabal that fortified the 2020 election

3/17/2021
Time published an article in Feb, 2021 entitled "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election". In this article it is talked about how a cabal of people using their own money and influence manipulated things to - in their words - fortify the election of 2020. This week Aaron and Paul talk about this article and some of the items which are slightly disturbing contained within. Link to the article:...

Duration:00:45:20

Nursing homes, Andrew Cuomo, and investigations

3/10/2021
Over the past year, life has changed a lot for everyone due to Covid, but there are allegations coming out of New York that more people died in nursing homes than originally reported. We take a look at this information, the supportive hospitals in NY that were not used, and how politics and religion forced help out of the city of New York. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from Southeastern Wisconsin. Please consider checking out the below links to learn/hear more....

Duration:00:57:23

Gina Carano and Cancel Culture

3/3/2021
Recently Gina Carano was fired from her Disney+ series (The Mandalorian). This week Paul and Aaron sit down to talk about why this is starting to get out of hand. We also touch on how to fight back against cancel culture in society today. We talk about if Cancel Culture in and of itself is Sin or not. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from Southeastern Wisconsin. Please consider checking out the below links to learn/hear more. Visit our website: https://useyourwords.cc...

Duration:00:58:38

Texas Doesn't Fare Too Well In Winter

2/24/2021
Texas was recently hit by extremely cold weather - especially by Texan standards. Aaron and Paul ruminate a little on what is happening down in Texas, and how some people are using this to get political brownie points and the double standard of criticizing public figures when they attempt to be good parents to their own kids, and how those with electricity may be priced out of existence. Use Your Words podcast is passion project of two people from Southeastern Wisconsin. Please consider...

Duration:00:49:58

Porn Has No Cost?

2/18/2021
This week Paul and Aaron take the opportunity that Valentines day affords to talk about something important - and that is the this idea that Pornography hurts no one and doesn't have any cost associated with it. We talk about some very disturbing statistics - and we do not hold back. Check out the website where some of this data is taken from: https://fightthenewdrug.org/ (https://fightthenewdrug.org/) Check out our website at http://useyourwords.cc

Duration:00:54:43

Regret And It's Cousin: Part 2

2/13/2021
This week we continue our conversation on Reget and it's very close cousin: Legacy. Legacy is thinking about what we leave behind for those coming after us. Due to this - Regret and Legacy are so closely intertwined they can help pull people forward as they think about what they will leave behind and at the same time not having regret about what they are doing now or in the near future.

Duration:00:50:38

Regret and It's Cousin: Part 1

2/3/2021
Another two parter - lucky you! In this conversation Aaron and Paul talk about regrets - how regret changes as you age, and how you regret different things at different ages. Paul and Aaron then share some of their regrets that they have had over the years.

Duration:00:53:22

Amen And Awomen Pt 2

1/27/2021
Paul and Aaron continue talking about the rapid change in language in America, and how this has led up the usage of the words Amen and Awomen

Duration:00:37:45

Amen and Awomen

1/20/2021
Recently the house of representatives opened up with a prayer stating "Amen and Awomen" at the end. Paul and Aaron sit down to chat about this, Paul's dislike of the word Latinx, and how language is being modified by culture and if that is a good or bad thing. Oh and Aaron's sister interrupts at one point....

Duration:00:54:20

Unrest At The Capital

1/13/2021
This week Aaron and Paul talk about their reactions to the unrest at the capital - including how people they know have been reacting to it and the various comparisons between the protests over the summer and what just happened.

Duration:01:09:32

Welcome to 2021

1/6/2021
We start out the year 2021 with a continuation of 2020 - political, social, and interpersonal strife. But even though we have chaos joining us in 2021 - we need to look for our own personal oasis to keep ourselves grounded in the midst of chaos.

Duration:00:21:02

New Years Relaxation and Reflection

12/30/2020
We end the year just relaxing, and not dealing with anything too serious. We do go over last years predictions and create our new predictions for 2021. We even crown the winner for who guessed correctly what was going to happen in 2020 - and the winner of that contest is.....

Duration:01:16:32

Christmas 2020

12/23/2020
This year Paul and Aaron sit around two mics and talk about Christmas memories past and present. This is a relaxed episode to help everyone relax during this holiday season. *****WARNING: IF YOU HAVE YOUNG ONES WE DO TALK ABOUT SANTA SOME AND DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR FAMILY YOU MAY NOT WANT THEM TO LISTEN*****

Duration:01:01:21

Do you have to be thankful for hard times?

12/16/2020
A video on TikTok caused Paul to have an immediate reaction to what was said - not because of who said it but what was said. Aaron also heard it and had an immediate gut punch feel to it - so let's listen to the video and have a discussion on what is going on. Video:...

Duration:00:44:05

Rules or People?

12/9/2020
This week Paul and Aaron talk about what it means to follow the ideal of Love Thy Neighbor. With everything going on, do we care more about plight of people and loving them where they are and where they are hurting or do we care more about the rules of law and enforcing them regardless of the person? Does love mean that a person is immune to the consequences of their actions? Let's talk about it. https://www.useyourwords.cc (https://www.useyourwords.cc)...

Duration:01:00:52

Bible Belt Episode 2 - Genuine Christianity

12/2/2020
This month Aaron had the question on what it means to be a genuine Christian. Join us as we talk about this while enjoying a nice drink. Website: http://www.useyourwords.cc Email: uywords@gmail.com

Duration:01:02:48