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EPISODE 118: Be What You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do: Jesse Mercury

11/15/2017
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What if life was a SciFi story? You come from the year 3000, born into a Jewish family in San Diego California, stricken with Lime Disease, you have some religious run-ins who banish you to hell, but you came out alive making your own way. Jesse Mercury is a cosmic entity from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time. Thus was born...

Duration: 01:09:15


EPISODE 117: My Two Moms, Lesbian Cop Moms: Lacie Jane

11/7/2017
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This episode, Laci tells us what it was like when her mom, left her dad, for another woman, having two Christmases, and two moms. Laci has been through it all. Growing up in Oklahoma, going through the divorce of her parents, her mom coming out, moving to Seattle, experiencing the cult system and hypocrisy of a mega-church, getting married, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side. We are so happy she came on the show to share her story. She is a strong woman, with a...

Duration: 01:20:36


EPISODE 116: Free to Be Me: Laci Jane

10/31/2017
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From the Bible Belt to the West Coast and Back. Laci has been through it all. Growing up in Oklahoma, going through the divorce of her parents, her mom coming out, moving to Seattle, experiencing the cult system and hypocrisy of a mega-church, facing her own divorce, and coming out the other side. I am so happy she came on the show to share her story, she is a strong woman, with an amazing story. In this episode, we spend a good amount of time processing our transitions and...

Duration: 01:25:34


EPISODE 115: If They Can Control Your Genitals: Liam Bonnie

10/24/2017
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This episode is a roller coaster ride of interesting topics. Liam grew up Mormon. Is there a difference between love and tolerance? Can you be spiritual and religious? Love, logic, and money are rarely mixed with equal parts, and how the most fruitful conversations begin with “We don’t know.” Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole...

Duration: 01:08:05


EPISODE 114: Success is Relative, a Lot of Things Are: Liam Bonnie

10/18/2017
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Success is Relative. Society gives us ideas of success and what it means for us, and it's complete crap. Hopefully, instead of "success," we're all in pursuit of our dreams. Liam Bonnie is a Seattle based traveler whose interests and escapades are mostly an exercise in circles. He grew up in LA County, joined the United States Coast Guard and sailed from the North Pole to Antarctica by the time he was 19. Landed in Seattle where he learned to write and play music. An active member in the...

Duration: 01:12:55


Digging Into My Psyche: Q and A: Holly Theriot

10/11/2017
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Guests often come to the show with some questions to ask of me. Blame it on the drinking if you'd like but we rarely get to them because their personal stories are so engaging. Holly Theriot, however, followed up after her episodes (107 & 108) to come back and ask me questions. Hard questions. Questions to dive into my psyche and life process after church and religion. Who is God now? You still believe right? What about women in leadership? And more. Episodes with Brodie of The Brodcast:...

Duration: 01:09:16


Masturbation and Fake News: Pete GeeKay

10/3/2017
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On this episode, Pete teaches me about Tinder™, treatment of the elderly, sex education, masturbation, tantric sex, male DNA found in women's brains, Donald Trump and fake news. Ugh, and a smidgen in regards to Donald Trump. This Episode's Show Notes SUPPORT THE SHOW RATE & REVIEW THE SHOWBECOME A PRODUCERDONATEFREE AUDIO BOOKAmazon Portal JOIN US Join the CounterCulture Society - Get Emails & Deals!WebsiteConnect with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Music featured on this...

Duration: 01:07:10


EPISODE 111: The Hangover Episode: Pete GeeKay

9/27/2017
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This episode features Pete GeeKay, a stand-up comedian, full of life and liquor. We manage to run through a hilarious amount of existential topics including life after death, sperm banks, spanking kids, spiritual fluidity, and more. Pete was also one of our first show guests back in 2015. EPISODE 002: Anarchy in Motion: Pete GeeKay This Episode's Show Notes SUPPORT THE SHOW RATE & REVIEW THE SHOWBECOME A PRODUCERDONATEFREE AUDIO BOOKAmazon Portal JOIN US Join the CounterCulture...

Duration: 01:13:50


Psychedelic Omnism Sailing: Faith, Drugs, and Music: Brodie Peterson

9/19/2017
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We dive deep into Brodie’s story of exploring spirituality through meditation, mysticism, Krishna Consciousness, Native American Sweat Lodge, Bahá'í, Christianity, even marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Maybe we aren’t meant to plant flags, and stop learning. Perhaps we all have a piece to this human puzzle. This Episode's Show Notes SUPPORT THE SHOW RATE & REVIEW THE SHOWBECOME A PRODUCERDONATEFREE AUDIO BOOKAmazon Portal JOIN US Join the CounterCulture Society - Get Emails &...

Duration: 01:38:47


EPISODE 109: The Music Speaks, Do We Listen?: Brodie Peterson

9/13/2017
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Brodie Peterson is a hip hop artist, writer, and observer of music. "My outer experience was going to college, my education, but music guided my inner experience." "I spent thousands of hours seeking out music. Studying it, music that would move my heart. I would consider the lyrics and look for other versions of the song. When something struck me, I wanted to know why." We spend this episode getting to know his story and finding out what and how music changed his thinking, direction,...

Duration: 01:22:14


EPISODE 108: Off The Grid of Guilt, Coming Out, Tongues, and Sex: Holly Theriot

9/6/2017
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At this point, Holly and I have been drinking for hours. So this conversation is full of tantalizing personal stories and experiences from our lives. Hollie's story of coming out, losing virginity, her first lesbian relationship and more. My story of marriage after religion, and healing from the PTSD of religion. Quantifying the value of an episode is hard because each is valuable in various ways for different reasons to us all. This one holds a lot of value to me because we both find...

Duration: 01:57:43


EPISODE 107: I Just Want to Be Human With Humans: Holly Theriot

8/30/2017
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Holly is a fantastic woman. She’s one of those people that lights up a room. As soon as we met, there was an instant connection, and I’m excited for you to hear her story. From a home grown CBN, 700 Club, Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker background to the beautiful human she is today, her story will encourage and challenge you to question what you've been told and embrace humanity. She has a beautiful voice and is a vocalist in the Hip Hop band The Brodcast. She shares that voice and their music...

Duration: 01:15:55


Is Love a Choice? Capitalism? Socialism?: Blake Willis

8/22/2017
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Growing up in a conservative, Christian home, along side a profoundly mentally and physically disabled brother has given him a perspective on empathy, government, and capitalism that’s refreshing to hear. Blake has an intimate knowledge of my life. He knew me when I was a youth pastor, in a sense we grew up together. Hearing his perspective on my life and the extreme turns away from religion I've taken are helpful and insightful. This Episode's Show Notes SUPPORT THE SHOW RATE & REVIEW...

Duration: 01:49:05


SPECIAL: To Punch Or Not To Punch a Nazi?: Chad Mummert

8/16/2017
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Due to the tragic and violent events taking place in Charlottesville Virginia this past weekend. We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to address a conversation around hate, dealing with it, and growing past it. We all are expressing our anger, grief, pain, remorse, and disappointment differently. It's important to feel those emotions. Expression of our emotions is extremely healthy for us all. But how should we express our distaste for the beliefs of others and...

Duration: 01:23:06


EPISODE 105: Transitions, A Quest for Normality, and Deleting Facebook: Blake Willis

8/9/2017
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Blake knew me when I was a Pastor, in fact, I was his Pastor. We spend time talking about growing up together, how our lives have changed, leaving Facebook, and more. After listening to every episode of the podcast, Blake doesn't understand why so many Christians hate us, but life is hard, and we can't please everyone. The world is not the way we wish it were. Blake has gone through some things that many can not fathom. Growing up with a mentally challenged older brother, essentially he...

Duration: 01:11:36


EPISODE 104: The Cure for Pain is in the Pain: Seth Alan Taylor

8/2/2017
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Seth and are I are back after watching the Tony Robbins documentary "I am not You Guru." In a continuation of our conversation where Seth challenged us to not only to own our shit but heal our shit. He continues to explain his affinity and experience with Energy Intuitive Healing and Rapid Transformation Therapy also known as weird shit with spirits, psychics, and exorcisms. I'm not convinced that this is the path to my healing, but it and the pain I have inspired me to take the plunge...

Duration: 01:22:23


EPISODE 103: I’m Not Your Guru. Please Don’t Make Me Your Guru: Seth Taylor

7/25/2017
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“The trap of high experiences, however they occur, is that you become attached to their memory and so you try to recreate them. These memories compel you to try to reproduce the high." -Ram Dass I’ve many times been referred to watch I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a documentary about Tony Robbins and his experiential retreats. I watched it right before recording with Seth, and it leads us into a discussion about my own thoughts on "teachings" and gurudom. Because of my preacher past as well as my...

Duration: 01:10:04


EPISODE 102: Divine Access: Believe What You Want to Believe: Steve Prince and John Wunder

7/19/2017
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When I got an email from a high school friend, I was excited to reconnect. Little did I know that it would introduce me to a movie that I would really enjoy, connect with on multiple levels, laugh, cry, and want to share with all of you. Director Steven Prince and Traveling Picture Show Company have put together a film that will make us think, and re-evaluate how we hold or let go of our "religions." A cast with the likes of Billy Burke, Patrick Warburton, Sarah Shahi, Gary Cole, Joel...

Duration: 01:40:50


EPISODE 101: Loser Stories: Crack Head Hoagies and Belief in God: T.O. Knowles

7/14/2017
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T.O. fulfills his promise and shares with us the Crack Head Hoagie story that reminded him how things often just come together. We also dive into a conversation about music and why many musicians stay involved in church even though they don't get much out if it. T.O. is a steel working musician from Pittsburg Pennsylvania with roots in Philadelphia. We take the time to chat over drinks about his faith, Shane Claiborne, Guns N Roses, Drug Dealers, This American Life, David Bazan, being...

Duration: 01:10:27


EPISODE 100: This Podcast is About People and Their Stories

7/5/2017
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There is no doubt from the start of Losing Our Religion that this entire podcast is about people and their stories. It seems that as the podcast grows and goes on, it has become less and less about religion and more and more about people. To this end, we take this 100th episode and devote it to people. In this episode, we share clips from a handful of popular and most downloaded episodes. Shows that you gave us the most feedback on. We also take the time to thank the Losers and producers...

Duration: 01:18:01

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