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EPISODE 140: The Angriest, Most Hateful (Inclusive) Dude I’ve Ever Met: Jeff Leonard

4/25/2018
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Three Months after I left the church I met Jeff Leonard. That encounter has led to a long-term friendship, family relationships, and a lot of anger and hate. Meet Jeff Leonard, the angriest, most hateful (inclusive) dude I have ever met. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Rate & Review Become a Producer DONATE Shop through our Amazon Portal JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR...

Duration:01:11:10

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Learning to Sit in the Tough Emotions and Moments

4/24/2018
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On this weeks episode, I share the awakening of my newly found coping technique, avoidance. I make a public commitment to do better for myself, our guests, and the podcast. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR...

Duration:00:14:57

EPISODE 139: Sex Positivity and Critical Thought: Sarah Quinn

4/18/2018
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Sarah is so fantastic I've invited her back again. In this installment, we find her most passionate critic of religion, purity culture and the lack of critical thought. We dive down this road with great drinks and high energy. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN 206-395-5608 zacg@LosingOurReligion.org @ZacGandara SUPPORT THE PODCAST Rate & Review Become a Producer DONATE SHOP THROUGH OUR Amazon Portal WEIRD THINGS...

Duration:01:08:53

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Leaving Religion Helped Me Love Unconditionally

4/17/2018
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On this weeks episode, we hear a story from fellow Loser David McPhail. He’s had a traumatic life and a trauma-filled religious experience. He feels as though Religion held him back from a genuine love for others. I so resonate with his findings. REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE Predators & Prophets: A Comic History of Pacific Northwest Cults Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our...

Duration:00:10:17

EPISODE 138: Did I Waste My Life?: Sarah Quinn

4/11/2018
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Sarah Quinn is a beautiful human with a beautiful misfit soul. We connect amidst the impression that we wasted our lives on our addiction, religion, Christianity in particular. Is our past something to be frustrated about or something that serves us? JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call: 206-395-5608 Email: zacg@LosingOurReligion.org Tweet & Follow: @ZacGandara SUPPORT THE PODCAST Rate & Review Become a...

Duration:01:01:09

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Understanding Evangelical's Love for Donald Trump

4/10/2018
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On this weeks episode, we chat about understanding why Evangelicals, particularly white evangelicals love Donald Trump despite his “Life of Sin.” Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN 206-395-5608 zacg@LosingOurReligion.org @ZacGandara SUPPORT THE...

Duration:00:14:09

EPISODE 137: I Left Church Because of Donald Trump: Jay Middleton

4/4/2018
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Jay’s story is as big as he and his heart are. We travel through his missionary trip to Africa, Donald Trump’s America, and dealing with the grief of lost loved ones with the profanity of two drunk barflies. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call: 206-395-5608 Email: zacg@LosingOurReligion.org Tweet & Follow: @ZacGandara SUPPORT THE PODCAST Rate & Review Become a Producer DONATE SHOP THROUGH OUR Amazon Portal WEIRD...

Duration:01:06:46

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Take Your Power Back and Heal

4/3/2018
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On this weeks episode, we chat about uncontrollable anger, dealing with benevolent dictators, and working through trauma triggers. "Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility." - Denice Frohman Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS |...

Duration:00:14:34

EPISODE 136: Anxiety and Depression are Demons?: Jay Middleton

3/28/2018
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Jay has suffered from anxiety and depression since he was 13. Bullied as a chubby kid, but grew up to be a metalcore playing, indie wrestling, stand-up comedian with a heart of gold. Being a Christian with anxiety and depression led to all sorts of religious manipulation, demonic explanations, and attempted exorcisms. But alas there's no demon. Just a human, finding his way through his fantastic journey. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE...

Duration:01:01:53

MONDAY MELTDOWN: The Rapture and Living With Fear

3/27/2018
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On this weeks episode, a fellow Loser and show producer Susan Ardrey sends us her story of growing up being afraid of the rapture, being killed for not believing, and living with the fear of eternal damnation. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR...

Duration:00:12:46

EPISODE 135: How to be a Content Creator: Oleg Zharsky

3/21/2018
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A little glimpse behind the scenes of your favorite content creators can shed light on what they go through to put out the content you enjoy. Oleg is a freelance photographer with over 25 thousand followers on Instagram. Do followers lead to money? How much work goes into one photograph? What do you do when someone steals your content and doesn’t credit you? JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call: 206-395-5608 Email:...

Duration:01:17:43

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Other People’s Agendas and Christian Eternity

3/20/2018
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On this weeks episode, a new listener, Susan, and others are finding out about the show from their therapists and life coaches. As well as my internal battle with agendas and the Christian idea of eternity. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call:...

Duration:00:14:26

EPISODE 134: Immigrants on Psychedelics: Oleg Zharsky

3/14/2018
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Oleg is a Ukrainian immigrant. Moving to America when he was just ten years old. Living in fear of deportation until granted asylum, legally issued a green card, then full citizenship more than ten years later. We spend time talking about growing up as an immigrant, our growing disillusionment with American Nationalism, and taking a journey into psychedelic enlightenment. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call:...

Duration:01:00:27

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Fear, Safety, Gun Control, March for Our Lives.

3/13/2018
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On this weeks episode, we hear a meltdown from Megan regarding her real fear of violence as she takes part in the March for Our Lives movement to demand that our lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. MARCH FOR OUR LIVES Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY...

Duration:00:17:11

EPISODE 133: Food Brings Us Together: Emily Koren and Daniel Timothy Desrosiers

3/7/2018
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This episode is a bit different than our usual story episodes. There is no doubt food brings us together, and Emily and Daniel love food! They love food so much they decided to gather their friends and family to discuss what food means to them, what recipes they're digging, and to compete in a winner takes all food story-telling competition!!! Daniel Timothy Desrosiers and Emily Koren do all this through their new podcast called Food Babies, and in this episode, we take a walk with them...

Duration:01:14:25

MONDAY MELTDOWN: How To Deal With My Past

3/6/2018
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On this weeks episode, we talk about how to deal with our pasts, boundaries, and self-care. As well as a meltdown from Christy and some solidarity from Nicole and Mandy. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call: 206-395-5608 Email:...

Duration:00:09:46

EPISODE 132: Beautiful Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Pansexual Human Relationships: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

2/28/2018
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Could you imagine waking up every day with a profound discomfort in your own body? I’m not talking about putting on some weight, or not liking how your clothes fit. I’m talking about feeling as if you don't belong in the body you have. This is a transition story of Rachel to Rowan, a beautiful, Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Pansexual Human. As a bonus, we have a conversation with her partner Raven and learn about their relationship. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE...

Duration:01:11:06

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Expired Relationships and Depression

2/27/2018
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Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) On this weeks episode, I share a meltdown about opinion wars on Facebook, expired relationships, boundaries, and religion's approach to depression. JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR MELTDOWN Call: 206-395-5608 Email: zacg@LosingOurReligion.org Tweet &...

Duration:00:16:48

EPISODE 131: Resist Injustice, Profiling, and Racism: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

2/21/2018
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Rowan is a former Christian with a tender heart in opposition to injustice. She has a hot and fiery, triggered disposition with a will to fight back and she does. When coming out, she faced similar commotion that many before her have gone through. But when her journey led her to find herself to be genderqueer, a non-binary human, her understanding of love grew even more. In this episode, we hint at her story but find ourselves neck deep into injustices and waist deep into the all too easy...

Duration:01:03:45

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Non-Binary Spirituality

2/20/2018
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Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other. Ask Me Anything.Inspiring thoughts for the Loser community.Your thoughts and comments.Our Meltdowns. (Rant, Vent, Yell, Swear!) On this weeks episode: We hear a story from Mike (South Carolina) about losing binary religion and a Loser Tip from Megan (Georgia) about dealing with religious questions. You know like, "Where do you go to church?". JOIN THE MONDAY MELTDOWN SHOW ASK ME ANYTHING | PHONE CALLS AND COMMENTS | SHARE YOUR...

Duration:00:15:45

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