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EPISODE 165: Corruption: Religious, Governmental, Educational: Birungi Birungi

11/20/2018
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Birungi tells us the story of what it was like growing up under a corrupt government and his crazy journey to America on what seemed like an impossible scholarship magic carpet. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: INWARD, Yung Pueblo DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our links. Donate to the Podcast. Join the CounterCulture Society and become a Producer through our...

Duration:01:15:37

MONDAY MELTDOWN: If We're Not Growing, We're Probably Hurting: Zac Gandara

11/20/2018
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On this weeks episode, I share my emotions around current grief, a fantastic book by Yung Pueblo, and some daily self-care goals that help me. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Letters From J.R.R. Tolkien Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions, comments, meltdowns, or confessions. Call 206-395-5608 and leave us a message. E-mail us zacg@LosingOurReligion.org or message any of our...

Duration:00:08:01

THINKING THURSDAY: The History of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

11/15/2018
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Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together. We've all been affected by Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). In our families, our jobs, our churches, our government. It's everywhere, and it's important to know what it is, spot it, and protect yourself from it. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The History of Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Closer Look at the Myth and History Behind Narcissism...

Duration:00:13:09

EPISODE 164: A Light-Hearted Conversation About Death and Life: Birungi Birungi

11/14/2018
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Birungi, Ugandan born, Catholic-raised, comedian, shares the story of his mother passing, his Catholic experience, and his current worldview. DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our links. Donate to the Podcast. Join the CounterCulture Society and become a Producer through our Patreon. FOLLOW US: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and...

Duration:01:08:12

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Are you in an Abusive Relationship with God?: Zac Gandara

11/13/2018
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In this week's episode, we talk about how similar religion and a "relationship with God" are to an abusive relationship, and how leaving it is like a divorce. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions, comments, meltdowns, or confessions. Call 206-395-5608 and leave us a message. E-Mail us zacg@LosingOurReligion.org or message any of our social pages (links below). Do You Love...

Duration:00:11:34

THINKING THURSDAY: How to Trust Yourself: Zac Gandara

11/8/2018
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Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together. After years growing up around religious narcissists, then into a church led by them, I didn’t trust my instincts. I kept looking at someone outside of me to show me the way. Now I realize I always knew, deep down, inside of me. Thinking Thursday: Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think,...

Duration:00:22:41

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Trusting Yourself: Zac Gandara: Melody Beattie

11/7/2018
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When we come from a background of narcissism, control, and submitting to authority we've been programmed not to trust ourselves. To need someone's permission or approval is the symptom, resting in your truth is an answer. BOOK MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions, comments, meltdowns, or...

Duration:00:10:06

EPISODE 163: Teaching Moments: Amar

11/6/2018
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Amar is an educator, an activist, and a feminist all while filled with love and empathy. We have some hard conversations around how we can make a difference in our world and not feel overwhelmed. DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our links. Donate to the Podcast. Join the CounterCulture Society and become a Producer through our Patreon. FOLLOW US: Facebook,...

Duration:01:03:01

THINKING THURSDAY: Some Tips on Setting Boundaries: Brené Brown and Dax Shepard

11/1/2018
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Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together. Jumping on board with this weeks Monday Meltdown, we're talking about some tools to help us cope in tough times and set boundaries as to avoid resentment. Dax Shepard and Brené Brown shared some good stuff on the Armchair Expert, let's talk about it. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Brené Brown on the Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard Books by Brené...

Duration:00:10:44

EPISODE 162: Ending the Cycles: Amar

10/31/2018
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Amar, Non-Binary, Grey-A-sexual, prefers the pronouns they/them. The clarity with which Amar tells the story of their life in regards to seeing the unhelpful cycles in life and breaking them is unique on the show. You will be encouraged to go after your life cycles. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms PTSD Coach...

Duration:01:12:16

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Abusers! How to Set Boundaries: Zac Gandara

10/30/2018
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Even in our everyday relationships, there are signs of "abuse." The human race is not as self-aware as we should be. How do we recognize relationship abuse? How do we begin to set boundaries? See Show Notes For Full Description MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Brené Brown on the Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard Books by Brené Brown Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions,...

Duration:00:13:14

THINKING THURSDAY: A New Way to Do Democracy.: Zac Gandara

10/25/2018
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Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together. ​On this weeks Monday Meltdown, we discussed our ambivalence toward voting and democracy. Today we’re gonna address what we could possibly do about this. Can we do democracy differently? We all know it's flawed, but can we critically think our way to creating something better? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: HACKING THE LAW : TED Radio Hour Podcast ​ BRETT HENNIG...

Duration:00:15:55

EPISODE 161: My Love Called Their Bluff: It’s Weird Being An Empath. We’re All Here: Makhailla Morris

10/24/2018
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Mak and I connect on our common realization of being born "empaths." It's our "truth" that we have found that describes who we are as humans and how we relate to everyone and everything on the planet. This is a conversation of how we're dealing with that, and coming to understand who we are while interacting with the world around us. BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the...

Duration:01:18:26

MONDAY MELTDOWN: To Vote, Or Not to Vote?: W.E.B. Du Bois

10/23/2018
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Do you vote? What are your feelings for those that don't or do? This is a conversation we need to engage. Despite how we think about politics or government these things do affect our lives and how we live with one another. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The W.E.B. Du Bois Argument for Not Voting in a 'Phony Election' Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions, comments, meltdowns, or...

Duration:00:16:56

EPISODE 160: Sold a Lie, Until I Knew Who I Was and Trusted My Intuition: Makhailla Morris

10/17/2018
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Mak is an ExMoromon, Exvangelical, ExChristian, Empath who has done a lot of work within herself. She's full of wisdom beyond her years and feels therapeutic in her communication as we talk about her story, her past, and her present. BOOK MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our...

Duration:01:09:09

MINI MELTDOWN: We’re back!: Zac Gandara

10/16/2018
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Well, I’m back, which means you’re back, which means we’re back! Thank you for the break! I am feeling much better and getting re-grounded. Here's an update on my personal life and a teaser for the upcoming weeks of the podcast. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the Monday Meltdown show with your questions, comments, meltdowns, or confessions. Call 206-395-5608 and leave us a message. E-Mail us...

Duration:00:11:25

UPDATE: Thank You for the Love Over the Break! What's Next?: Zac Gandara

10/3/2018
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If you're a fellow "Loser" with us, then you know that I just took my first break from the podcast since launch in 2015. This episode is an update on how the break has been going and when we will be back up with weekly episodes. DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our links. Donate to the Podcast. Join the CounterCulture Society and become a Producer through our...

Duration:00:10:55

EPISODE 159: Hitting Pause: Zac Gandara

9/5/2018
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Some big news for the podcast as we've moved into a new studio! Which has coincided with my marriage transitioning into a new place? Candidness, transparency, and honesty are the values of the podcast, right? DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon shopping through our links. Donate to the Podcast. Join the CounterCulture Society and become a Producer through our Patreon. FOLLOW...

Duration:00:17:54

THINKING THURSDAY: The Second Sex: Men and Women are Equal: Simone de Beauvoir

8/30/2018
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Simone de Beauvoir is well known for her extensive work illuminating the ways in which women had become secondary to men throughout history. Fittingly, she is also well known as the lifelong partner to Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most notable 20th-century philosophers. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: BOOK: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir Thinking Thursday: Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people like to tell us what to think, but has anyone taught...

Duration:00:24:41

EPISODE 158: Would You Die For This?: Remy Guts

8/29/2018
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Remy and I get a little drunk and a lot candid. We're trying to process through a lot of the political and societal things we're unsure about. But it's hard to find a safe place to do that without people blasting you. So we thought we'd try the internet. WEIRD THINGS OF THE AMAZON Moochie The Slacker Sloth – Lazy Sloth Plush Stuffed Animal DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Do your Amazon...

Duration:01:25:27