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Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.

Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.
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Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.

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Episodes

Touch Podcast : Inside And Outside The Boundaries Of Your Sexual Playground

5/1/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 24 Inside And Outside The Boundaries Of Your Sexual Playground with Ryan Clark, Nathan Novero, and Shannon Ethridge. Jumping back in from last week, your co-hosts talk about what it means to test the boundaries of your commitment to your partner and possibilities for acting out in holy ways on your fantasies.

Duration:00:35:45

Touch Podcast Grab Bag of Goodies Juicy Listener Mail (part 1 of 2)

4/23/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2, Episode 23 Grab Bag of Goodies Juicy Listener Mail (part 1 of 2) goes some crazy places with Christian Polyamory, Swinging and Nude clubs (oh my!) Ryan Clark, Nate Novero, and Shannon Ethridge go into the edgier depths of listener mail and have a super fun time dancing around the edges of our own comfort zones.

Duration:00:33:33

Touch Podcast: Fantasy with Ryan, Nate And Shannon

4/17/2019
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On Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 22 Ryan, Nate, and Shannon talk about Fantasy! Our secret thoughts that turn us on are important pieces of information. Sex in public? Kidnapped by an Amazon woman? What do your fantasies mean? Some of us look to fantasy as hope for sexual fulfillment. Others look at how fantasy informs our understanding of our past.

Duration:00:34:15

Touch Podcast: Authentically Sexual with Ryan, Nate And Shannon

4/9/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2, Episode 21: Authentically Sexual with co-hosts Ryan Clark, Nate Novero and Shannon Ethridge. Dialog with people who have different views than you can be a challenge but it’s worth it! The team addresses listener critiques and they talk about creating safe places for dialog in relationships and couples. How do we trust so that we can be known and truly intimate with others and ourselves.

Duration:00:27:50

Touch Podcast: Sex Search Engine Results (part 2 of 2)with Ryan, Nate And Shannon

4/3/2019
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Season 2, Episode 20: Sex Search Engine Results with Ryan, Nate, and Shannon. Does your porn search engine terms mean something? Yes! Shanon gives an important interpretation of our porn consumption. Nate discovers how his use of porn mirrored the dysfunction in his marriage relationship (part 2 of 2). Touch Podcast is produced by Ryan Clark and is available anywhere podcasts are found.

Duration:00:33:41

Touch Podcast: Porn and Faith with Ryan, Nate and Shannon

3/27/2019
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On Touch Podcast Season 2, Episode 19, Ryan, Nate and Shannon dive into the difficult topic of Christianity and Pornography. Join these three distinct perspectives on the cons and pros of erotic content and what it means for our faith and relationships. (part 1 of 2).

Duration:00:28:51

Touch Podcast: Love Casts Out Fear with Ryan, Nate and Shannon

3/20/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2, episode 18 is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. This trio continues their riveting conversation about toxic masculinity and some of our religious traditions that have held us back from offering and receiving love. What can learn about God’s gifts when we strip away some of the institutional baggage?

Duration:00:23:52

Touch Podcast: Recovering Masculinity with Thomas Jaggers

3/13/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2, episode 16 is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. How can we recover masculinity? Co-host Nate Novero speaks with mediator and facilitator, Thomas Jaggers who is the co-founder of True Masculine (truemasculine.org). He is a practitioner of spiritualized martial arts, MogaDao Gongfu, Yoga, and meditation where he helps men live more embodied, connected, playful and focused lives.

Duration:00:35:15

Touch Podcast: Dear Dad, Tell Me about Sex with Mom

3/5/2019
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Season 2 Episode 16 Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. On Season 2, Episode 15, Ryan speaks with his father and sister about how his parents met, their sex life and Ryan’s dad evolving beliefs about sex and dating. Shannon and Nate join the conversation and we discuss the uneven expectations and unintended consequences of our sex lives.

Duration:00:42:54

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 15 Talking To Kids About Sex with Ryan, Nate And Shannon

2/26/2019
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Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. Today’s episode continues the conversation around children and sexuality. From honest conversations with our children about where babies come from to masturbation, this conversation puts a whole lot on the table.

Duration:00:28:03

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 14 Joy Pleasure And Responsibility With LeAnn Gardner

2/19/2019
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Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. What do you do when you sense your child is being manipulated by a boyfriend or girlfriend? How do we help our kids through breakups? Ryan speaks with LeAnn Gardner about the Harvard Study, “Making Caring Common and how a parent can create an environment where their child can come to them or another trusted adult when they don’t know what to do? LeAnn talks about how to start talking to your...

Duration:00:28:23

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 13 Special Valentine’s, 1 - Year Anniversary Edition

2/12/2019
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Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. The ABC’s of Love, Intimacy, Relationships and Dating with special guest Dr. Charlie Myers In this episode you will hear over 100 activity ideas for you and your mate. Shannon has a very special announcement and Nathan invents some new words. Be sure to support our podcast @ www.patreon.com/touchpodcast

Duration:00:41:39

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 12: More Than Intercourse, a Discussion with LeAnn Gardner

2/5/2019
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Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. How do we talk about our kids about intimacy, breaking up, gaslighting, controlling, consent, mutuality, and bystander intervention? We usually talk to kids about genitals and intercourse. LeAnn Gardner advocates for wrap around sex education that goes far beyond the “sex talk.” What do you say to a kindergartener about sex? Responsibility? Joy? Pleasure? Nothing? Then you’re already behind....

Duration:00:28:32

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 11: Sex Advice, 15-51 Year-Olds (2 of 2)

1/30/2019
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark, Nate Novero and Shannon Ethridge. Sex Advice: On this episode, did we rob a generation of their ability to trust themselves sexually? Will the California movement of women coming together to meditate on their genitals catch on in other places in the U.S.? We’ll talk about Giving sexually and contextually appropriate pastoral counsel around sex: We don’t tell 15-year-olds the same thing as 51-year-olds.

Duration:00:27:55

Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 10: Crushing Flowers with Rev. Angie McCarty

1/23/2019
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Methodist pastor Rev. Angie McCarty speaks with longtime friend Shannon Ethridge about their shared history in teaching “Biblical” marriage and abstinence-only sex education to teens. Instead, what about a biblical view of covenant? What will happen when United Methodists vote next month on same-sex marriage? In this episode, we also challenge the “crushed” flower metaphor and begin a look at what makes folks sexually frigid. Rev. Angie McCarty pastors at the UNited Methodist Church of the...

Duration:00:43:52

Touch Podcast: Shameless Sex (2 of 2) with Bromleigh McCleneghan

1/15/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 9: Shameless Sex (part 2 of 2) with Bromleigh McCleneghan Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. In this episode, we continue our interview with Bromleigh McCleneghan about her book Good Christian Sex. In part 2, we discuss what makes sex sacred and ethically sourced pornography comes up again. We also pick back up with Bromleigh at the Just Sex conference where she talks about being the sex expert...

Duration:00:46:48

Touch Season: Good Christian Sex with Bromleigh McCleneghan

1/8/2019
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Touch Season 2 Episode 8: Good Christian Sex with Bromleigh McCleneghan Touch Podcast is co-hosted and produced by Ryan Clark along with Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge. Is Chastity the only option? How difficult is it for a woman to publish a book on sex when she’s not ashamed of the actual sex? In this episode, we speak with Bromleigh McCleneghan about her Book Good Christian Sex at the Just Sex Conference Sponsored by the Alliance of Baptists, at the Baptist Beer Garden which was...

Duration:00:40:21

Touch Podcast: Holy Eroticism with Marvin Ellison

1/2/2019
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Touch Podcast Season 2 Episode 7: Holy Eroticism with Marvin Ellison Are you planning on having sex in 2019? Then you must join co-hosts Ryan Clark, Nathan Novero and Shannon Ethridge in another conversation at the Just Sex Conference. This time with Dr. Marvin Ellison. What does it mean to live a principled life? Dr. Marvin Ellison speaks to the failures of the institutionally impotent stance of “Celibacy in singleness and sex only in marriage” because it says too little and because too...

Duration:00:46:10

Touch Podcast: The Vulnerable Masculine (part 2 Of 2)

12/18/2018
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Touch Conversations Season 2 Episode 6: The Vulnerable Masculine (part 2 Of 2) Touch Podcast is produced and co-hosted by Ryan Clark along with co-hosts Nate Novero and Shannon Ethridge. In continuing our conversation about homosexuality and the church, Co-host Nate Novero models beautiful vulnerability when he tells the whole story of his sexual experience with another man. Shannon gives a wonderful word of coaching about homoerotic fantasies and Ryan talks about King James’ boyfriends and...

Duration:00:29:43

Touch Podcast: Monumental Shifts (part 1 of 2)

12/12/2018
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Touch Conversations of Spirit and Body S2 E5: Monumental Shifts (1 of 2). How do you start a conversation about Desire, Gay Sex, and God? Ryan Clark, Nate Novero and Shannon Ethridge give it a shot as they reflect on the Ethics of Sex with David Gushee episode (4). Nathan and Shannon have a heart to heart about God and homosexuality. Shannon expresses her evolving views and Nathan comes clean about his same-sex sexual experience. Nathan realizes how much he allowed his fears of God’s...

Duration:00:42:30