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THINKING THURSDAY: What Does it Mean to Be Yourself?: Zac Gandara

10/17/2019
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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 always heard the old adage, “Be yourself!” What does that mean? Can we ever really do that? What about when we are choosing not to be ourselves at work so that we can make a living? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Nothing Today: Contact Zac! THIS EPISODES SHOW NOTES: THINKING THURSDAY: What Does it Mean to Be Yourself?: Zac Gandara LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on...

Duration:00:10:35

BEST OF: Art & Being: John Criscitello

10/16/2019
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John Criscitello is a show favorite. He's full of wonderful stories, a talented and influential artist, and an incredible human being. He is featured in many media outlets for his work. Including Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. You'll love his charisma and humor. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: FAG CULT CONTACT THE GUEST: JOHN CRISCITELLO INSTAGRAM FULL SHOW NOTES: BEST OF: Art & Being: John Criscitello LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed DO YOU LOVE...

Duration:01:03:57

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Healing From Narcissistic Abuse: Zac Gandara

10/15/2019
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Many of us have been caught in the web of a narcissistic boss, family member, friend, or partner. It took us too long to recognize the signs, now we have. How can we begin healing? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 10 Steps to Getting Your Life Back After Narcissistic Abuse by Soul GPS @narcissistic_abuse_is_real CALL IN: 206-395-5608 WRITE IN: zacg@losingourreligion.org SHOW NOTES: MONDAY MELTDOWN: Healing From Narcissistic Abuse: Zac Gandara "You own everything that happened to you. Tell...

Duration:00:18:48

THINKING THURSDAY: Religion is What We Created To Distract Us From Ourselves: Zac Gandara: Chögyam Trungpa

10/10/2019
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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. Chögyam Trungpa, the founder of Shambhala, a form of Tibetan Buddhism, believed that religion and modern-day entertainment were created for those wanting to distract themselves from themselves. What do you think? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Chögyam Trungpa BOOKS: Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery By Chögyam Trungpa THIS EPISODES SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:12:21

EPISODE 204: Dungeons, Dragons and Bands: Philosophy & Esoteric Ramblers: Remy Guts

10/9/2019
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Remy is back! We're talking about things we grew up nerding out about and how it has affected our lives. Topics are ranging from racism, activism, and the struggle of wanting to be nomads in a world of teams. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Remy Guts Music CONTACT THE GUEST: MESSAGE ZAC FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 203: Music, Relationships, Bullies, and Growing Up: Remy Guts LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH...

Duration:01:22:21

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Waiting for a Savior or Making It Happen: Zac Gandara

10/8/2019
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Have you ever felt like there is a glass ceiling hanging over you? Is it stopping you from stepping out towards your dreams? What is that? How do we get rid of it? Are we a victim waiting for a savior? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: No books to reference today. CALL IN: 206-395-5608 WRITE IN: zacg@losingourreligion.org SHOW NOTES: MONDAY MELTDOWN: Waiting for a Savior or Making It Happen: Zac Gandara "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to...

Duration:00:10:50

THINKING THURSDAY: Things You Don’t Realize You Are Doing Because You Were Abused By A Narcissist: Zac Gandara: Shahida Arabi

10/3/2019
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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. Narcissistic abuse plagues us long after we recognize the damage and break off the relationship. Are you doing things that are sabotaging your life without knowing it? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 9 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’ve Been Abused By A Narcissist By Shahida Arabi BOOKS: Nothing Mentioned Today THIS EPISODES SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:19:58

EPISODE 203: Music, Relationships, Bullies, and Growing Up: Remy Guts

10/2/2019
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Remy Guts and I sit down to talk about a broad spectrum of life. Being bullied, learning in our relationships, and growing up. We close the episode with some music from Remy! MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Remy Guts Music CONTACT THE GUEST: MESSAGE ZAC FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 203: Music, Relationships, Bullies, and Growing Up: Remy Guts LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a...

Duration:01:16:39

MONDAY MELTDOWN: F*ck It! If it Helps You, Do it!: Zac Gandara

10/1/2019
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One of the downfalls of losing your religion is you often lose your coping mechanisms that came along with it. Even though they may have been unhealthy, can you reincarnate them to be better tools for your health? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson CALL IN: 206-395-5608 WRITE IN: zacg@losingourreligion.org SHOW NOTES: MONDAY MELTDOWN: F*ck It! If it Helps You, Do it!: Zac Gandara "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your...

Duration:00:18:08

THINKING THURSDAY: How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival: Zac Gandara: Kevin Kruse

9/26/2019
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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. The words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase "In God, we trust" on the back of a dollar bill haven't been there as long as most Americans might think. Perhaps we never were a "Christian" nation formed on "Christian" principles? What do you think? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: NPR FRESH AIR: How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The...

Duration:00:08:43

EPISODE 202: Maximize What You Have Been Given: Knowing Yourself, Being Yourself, Corporate America, and Capitalism: Dexter Tang

9/25/2019
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Dexter didn’t grow up with “religion,” but he did grow up in an immigrant family thankful for American Capitalism. We continue to talk about his life philosophy, and he makes me feel a little better about American Capitalism. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Rashomon: The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter. CONTACT THE GUEST: MESSAGE ZAC FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 202: Maximize What...

Duration:01:23:17

MONDAY MELTDOWN: We Can Stop Feeling Bad for Needing Things to Help Us: Zac Gandara

9/24/2019
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After leaving religion or cult-like ideologies, we often feel bad for needing aspects of them again. We should feel free to go back and pick up the rituals that revive us. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson CALL IN: 206-395-5608 WRITE IN: zacg@losingourreligion.org SHOW NOTES: MONDAY MELTDOWN: We Can Stop Feeling Bad for Needing Things to Help Us: Zac Gandara "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted...

Duration:00:12:21

THINKING THURSDAY: Attachment Theory: Zac Gandara

9/19/2019
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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 often ruin current and future relationships by emotionally blaming our partners for the past trauma we feel coming up from inside of us. Can we stop doing that? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Psych Alive: What is your attachment style? BOOKS: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine MD and Rachel S. F. Heller BA Insecure in Love: How...

Duration:00:18:13

EPISODE 201: We're Free! Kind Of: Dexter Tang

9/18/2019
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Dexter didn’t grow up with “religion,” but he did grow up in an immigrant family thankful for American Capitalism. We talk about this belief, his why, and his life philosophy. CONTACT THE GUEST: TALK TO ZAC GANDARA FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 201: We're Free! Kind Of: Dexter Tang LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your podcast app. Donate to...

Duration:01:12:59

MONDAY MELTDOWN: The Health Insurance and Greed Dilemma: Zac Gandara

9/17/2019
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A fellow Loser writes in to vent about their Christian boss who gives hugs but doesn’t pay a livable wage or provide healthcare for his employees. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson CALL IN: 206-395-5608 WRITE IN: zacg@losingourreligion.org SHOW NOTES: MONDAY MELTDOWN: The Health Insurance and Greed Dilemma: Zac Gandara "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they...

Duration:00:10:34

THINKING THURSDAY: So Sick of Teams: Zac Gandara: Joe Rogan: Penn Jillette

9/12/2019
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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 I left Christianity, I realized that post conservative dogma; I hadn’t changed much in terms of my mentality of “Us Vs. Them.” I was now just in a different boat; I was now in the liberal boat. Can we truly live without picking teams? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Joe Rogan Experience #1343: Penn Jillette THIS EPISODES SHOW NOTES: THINKING THURSDAY: So...

Duration:00:13:30

EPISODE 200: Giving Your Life for the Cause. No Thanks!: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

9/11/2019
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We've been asked to lay down our lives for our jobs, our religions, churches, communities. We're even programmed to believe that if we don't, there is something wrong with us. Today's guest Liz had given their life to Burning Man until it just asked too much of them and they had a breaking point. CONTACT THE GUEST: TALK TO ZAC GANDARA FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 200: Giving Your Life for the Cause. No Thanks!: Liz “Mostly” Gozza LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks...

Duration:01:19:51

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Conversion Therapy Founder Comes out as Gay and Leadership Dualism: Zac Gandara

9/10/2019
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“Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful,” McKrae Game said. Game is one of several former conversion therapy advocates who have come out as LGBTQ and condemned the practice of conversion therapy. So many leaders live dualistic lives have you seen it in your world? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: USA TODAY ARTICLE: Conversion therapy organization founder comes out as gay: 'Please forgive me' EPISODE 169: The Guy “Praying My Gay Away” Had a Boner: Brian Steen aka Merry...

Duration:00:09:21

THINKING THURSDAY: Moral Panic: Zac Gandara: Dr. Patrick Markey: Adam Conover

9/5/2019
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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. Professor of Psychology at Villanova University and author, Dr. Patrick Markey talks about whether or not video games are the cause of school shootings. We jump on their conversation of Moral Panic that is interesting and has affected many of us. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Truth About Violent Video Games (…They Don’t Cause Violence) with Dr. Patrick...

Duration:00:13:57

EPISODE 199: Searching for Something We Already Have: Liz “Mostly” Gozza

9/4/2019
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Liz had been searching for community, family since she was a teen coming out of a tough situation at home. When she found Burning Man, she thought she had found it, until… CONTACT THE GUEST: TALK TO ZAC GANDARA FULL SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 199: Searching for Something We Already Have: Liz “Mostly” Gozza LOSER DEALS: Save 50% on QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed DO YOU LOVE THE PODCAST? JOIN US WITH SUPPORT. Support the podcast by leaving us a Rating & Review on iTunes or your...

Duration:00:56:30