No Prize From God
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Playwright, Bible scholar, and activist Peterson Toscano on his personal experience with so-called "conversion therapy"; what Scripture says about gender identity; climate change; comedy and social issues Peterson Toscano.m4a ; changing hearts and minds within the church and without; and much more. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out other PopCurse network podcasts: PopCurse, No Prize From God,...
Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn talks about his early childhood experiences with the church; getting into bands like Showbread and Underoath; his issues with certain practices and failures of organized religion; life's big questions and prayer with his own children; overbearing musical missionaries on the road; and where he's at in his personal journey today. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and...
Emperor is almost without equal in the black metal music scene. As frontman for the legendary Norwegian band and an accomplished solo artist, Ihsahn is uniquely qualified to speak with authority about the subculture. He talks about the evolution of his personal philosophy; the importance of meaning, purpose, and confrontation in art; Friedrich Nietzche; and much more. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and...
Alter Bridge and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators vocalist Myles Kennedy lost his father when he was just four years old. His dad's undiagnosed appendicitis was likely treatable, but due to his devout Christian Scientist beliefs, he refused medical care. In this episode, the singer talks about that experience, his own journey through belief and unbelief, and how it all informs his debut solo album, Year of the Tiger. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and...
As A&R at Tooth & Nail Records, Chad Johnson helped guide the careers of Underoath, Anberlin, Haste The Day, and mewithoutyou, among others. He abruptly left the traditional music business in 2009, launching a radical new venture called Come&Live!, which gave music away and donated 100% of proceeds to mission work and humanitarian causes. C&L! staffers, like Chad (who has a wife and two children), relied solely on fundraising to pay their bills. His new book is One Thousand Risks: Fighting...
The Weed Nuns! Made famous by a viral video featuring the actress Aubrey Plaza smoking out with them, the Sisters Of The Valley represent so much more than getting baked. Sister Kate talks about the Central California sisterhood's commitment to service, sacrifice, and justice; their vows; the Beguines of the Middle Ages; the "me too" movement (her take may be different than expected); and more. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter,...
A self-described Spirit Medium, Karyn Crisis gives classes, workshops, private readings, and demonstrations about the "Mediumship" system of channeling and communicating with the spirit world. Her work also focuses on the legacy of the "witches" of the past. She sings in occult metal band Gospel Of The Witches, whose debut album, Salem's Wounds, is available on Century Media Records. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram,...
Patrick "Slo-Roll" McKinney is a National Officer with Soldiers for Jesus Motorcycle Club and author of the book Unchained Rebel: An Outlaw Biker's Toughest Fight. A retired Army veteran, Slo-Roll preaches at a small Biker Church in the Sandhills region of North Carolina and ministers to secular MCs. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out other PopCurse network podcasts: PopCurse, No Prize From...
Demon Hunter frontman and Grammy nominated designer Ryan Clark talks about growing up the son of a pastor; the obstacles and misconceptions that come with the phrase "Christian music"; creative inspiration; artistic credibility; his health scare and subsequent lifestyle changes; Western food and medicine; and much more. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out other PopCurse network podcasts:...
Max Cavalera talks about getting baptized at the Vatican; his mother’s deep immersion into the Candomblé religion; witnessing rituals and believers "possessed" by saints and deities in his childhood household; the death of his father and the loss of his stepson, Dana; the spiritualism he finds present in some of the darkest and angriest metal music; the transformative experience that led to the eventual creation of Sepultura; his unapologetic belief in God; and the central role of...
Michelle Tea joins No-Prize From God to discuss her new book, Modern Tarot. Michelle is an author, poet, and literary organizer whose books include Valencia (adapted into a 2013 film costarring Angelina Jolie), How to Grow Up (currently in development with Amazon Studios), and the Young Adult fantasy trilogy, Chelsea. She tells Ryan J. Downey about Catholic school in Massachusetts; discovering the occult and magic; the spirituality of 12 Step Programs; and of course, Tarot cards. Other...
Satyricon frontman Satyr Wongraven tells Ryan J. Downey about the early days of Norwegian black metal; his mother and father; discovering bands like Metallica, Slayer, Venom, and Bathory; whether Norway is a historically Christian nation; and about his deep appreciation and sense of connection with nature. He speaks candidly about the benign brain tumor that remains inside of him: the prognosis, the impact the tumor has had on his daily life, and watching a friend of his battle...