Devin reads a journal entry from his 12-year old self after a particularly upsetting day at church. Heck yes!
Still a little tipsy from the last episode, Larissa leads the crew in a discussion about Critical Thinking – a basic overview of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Logic, and Logical Fallacies.
As promised in Episode 10, the crew gets together to taste-test some beer favorites! Devin hosts with a new game to enhance our feedback and mix things up.
This week the whole group gets together to discuss a recent episode of This American Life titled “The Anatomy of Doubt“.
Sam, Devin, Larissa and Scott discuss Exit Advice – advice to our younger selves on leaving the church.
This week we talk about the Holy Grail of Mormon Apostasy – Alcohol. Make sure you’re hydrated for this one!
Devin, Larissa, and Scott are back to discuss ExMormon Pharisees – those self-righteous, “I left the church before it was cool” morality hipsters. Don’t let them ruin heathenism for the rest of us!
During our first recording session, Sam, Larissa, and Devin sat down to discuss some of the growing up we have to do after leaving a fundamentalist religion. From small decisions like what to wear, or what movies to watch, to the big-picture of morality, we talk about some of what is required to normalize after striking out on your own.
in·fan·til·ize (ĭn′fən-tl-īz′, ĭn-făn′-)
1. To treat or condescend to as if still a young child: “The Victorian physician infantilized his patient” (Judith Moore).
2. To reduce to an infantile state or condition: “It creates a crisis that infantilizes them—causes grown men to squabble like kids about trivial things” (New Yorker).
In Part 1, Devin and Sam discuss “Storytelling and Santa”, the mini faith crisis of Santa, and its similarities to a religious faith crisis.
In Part 2, Larissa and Scott join the discussion and talk about some of the valuable bits of Christmas tradition that we still get enjoyment out of today.
- Tim Minchun’s “White Wine in the Sun”.
Sam, Larissa, and Devin are also joined by Scott; this week we’re discussing the Holidays with your believing family. Some are passive-aggressive, and some are outright shunning; hopefully you can set some boundaries and enjoy your holiday anyway.