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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 Episode 1 Reboot With Ryan Clark, Nate Novero and Jennifer Knapp - 6:12:18, 10.59 PM

6/12/2018
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Did your church commercialize virginity? This episode is a reboot of Touch Episode 1: Selling Purity where hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero speak with former Christian pop-star Jennifer Knapp about a previously untold experience where she was approached to be to poster-girl for True Love Waits, a popular Southern Baptist Teen Abstinence program.

Duration:00:28:39

Touch Podcast Episode 17: Yes He Really Said That with Dr. Bill Stayton

6/5/2018
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Episode 17 of Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and they speak with sexologist and psychologist Dr. Bill Stayton about eroticism, masturbation, and the barriers to desire. Did Jesus have a sex life? How do we combat our own secretiveness? We speak with Dr. Stayton about how our own sexual shame keeps us from communicating and leads to issues with pleasure and problems with consent. Dr. Stayton contents that in addition to physical sexual trauma, are we sexually...

Duration:00:31:07

Touch Podcast Episode 16: Dear God, Make Me a Real Boy with Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza

5/30/2018
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Touch Podcast Episode 16: Dear God, Make Me a Real Boy with Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and on this episode, they speak to their guests Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza genitals and the Bible. Does size matter? It depends on what meaning we’ve ascribed to them. We love our listeners! Did you know you can become a monthly supporter of Touch Podcast: Conversations of Spirit and Body? Check out our new page at...

Duration:00:31:51

Touch Podcast Episode 15: Intersexuality with Dr. Megan DeFranza

5/15/2018
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Touch Conversations of Spirit and Body is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero. Today we speak with Dr. Megan DeFranza on the topic of Intersexuality and the Bible. As you will hear, Megan grew up conservative Evangelical and leading into her doctoral research began considering a biological reality that didn’t match-up with a traditional view that God had created (only) male and female. Megan DeFranza is a Christian theologian, author, speaker, and facilitator of challenging conversations,...

Duration:00:30:05

Touch Podcast Episode 14: Kissing Dating Hello with Johsua Harris And Jessica Van Der WynGaard

5/8/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. Episode 14 continues the conversation with best-selling author Josh Harris and documentary film-maker Jessica Van Der Wyngaard. Ultimately, Josh wanted to understand how the ideas of his book had affected people and this starts with Josh listening and the leadership of strong single women Jesica. In this show we’ll hear about how Josh dropped out of the project and what brought him back. We’ll hear about how a 19/20 year old gets a...

Duration:00:35:51

Touch Podcast Episode 13: Kissing Something Goodbye with Joshua Harris And Jesica Van Der WynGaard

4/30/2018
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Touch Podcast Episode 13 is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. We’ll be “Kissing Something Goodbye” with Joshua Harris And Jesica Van Der WynGaard in this two-part series where we talk about the upcoming documentary titled, “I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye” that chronicles the journey of best-selling Christian author Josh Harris and his breakout book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” where at age 20, he invited young people to stop dating, stop physical contact and court their future...

Duration:00:33:05

Touch Podcast Episode 12: Unintended Consequences Carla Ewert

4/22/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. Episode 12 is sponsored by Next Good Consulting and features writer, podcaster and co-creator of She is Called, Carla Ewert. In this episode, Ryan speaks Carla Ewert about growing up a preacher’s kid and what that meant for purity, patriarchy, complementarianism and how purity culture interacts with survivors of abuse. Ryan and Carla also discuss her recent article in Relevant Magazine where she offers a challenge to best selling...

Duration:00:25:21

Touch Podcast Episode 11: Holy Women with Dr. Angela Yarber

4/11/2018
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Touch Episode 11 is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. On this show Ryan speaks with Dr. Angela Yarber of the Holy Women Icons Project about art, feminist theology, queering the Bible and the mis-sexualization of Salome and a possible lesbian encounter in Song of Songs. Dr Yarber lives in Hawaii and is is a preacher, an activist, author, dancer, painter, as well as running her own nonprofit. Integrating art and theology most of her life, Ryan hears from Dr. Yarber about the need for...

Duration:00:32:20

Touch Podcast Episode 10 Lighting Fires Of Holy Horniness With Shannon Ethridge

4/5/2018
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Touch Podcast Episode 10 Lighting Fires Of Holy Horniness With Shannon Ethridge by Ryan Clark and Nathanael Novero

Duration:00:23:10

Touch Podcast Episode 9: Reconsidering Sex with Shannon Ethridge

4/3/2018
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On Touch Podcast Episode 9, hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero speak with bestselling author and women's sexuality expert Shannon Ethridge. This first of two episodes jumps in with Shannon's story: a 20 year-old mortician who then ends up leading teen purity Bible studies becomes an author of 22 books 25 years later. From embalming to masturbation, non-missionary sex positions and divorce, Shannon shares how her teachings in her early days as an abstinence only educator have evolved and...

Duration:00:22:17

Touch Podcast Episode 6: Sex, Shame, and the Conservative Church with Tina Shermer-Sellers

3/12/2018
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Joins hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero as they discuss the book Sex, Shame and the Conservative Church. Therapist, sexologist, and author, Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers, didn’t set out to take on the church’s teaching on sex, but when she continued to encounter students who were traumatized by deep sexual shame without having been physically sexually abused, Dr. Tina Shermer-Sellers had to get down to the bottom of it. Was there a time when our faith tradition taught and practice a sex positive...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Episode 3: The Sex Positive Church with Amy Mears and Friends

2/13/2018
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We continue our roundtable discussion with members and staff of Glendale Baptist Church Including co-Pastor Amy Mears who talks about the benefits of 10 years of sex-positive education at Glendale Baptist. We also hear from co-Pastor April Baker who offers a hopeful image of God as well as students from Vanderbilt Divinity School. We discuss condoms, teen sex, consent and whether faith leaders should still teach celibacy before marriage. “Sex is an adult activity and if you’re going to do...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Podcast Episode 1 with Jennifer Knapp

1/29/2018
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Season 1 of Touch Podcast: Conversations of Spirit and Body looks closely at Religious America and Sex. Hosts Nate and Ryan Nate talk about reconnecting after being best friends in college and then living in two different parts of the country. One thing becomes stunningly clear at their reunion; they both had baggage they brought into their sexual experiences with their partners. Nathan had moved to Los Angeles and became a filmmaker and Ryan to Georgia for seminary and a professional...

Duration:00:22:35