Drunk Ex-Pastors

In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we (and one of us in particular) voices significant frustration at the fact that house cleaners insist on touching and moving everything you own. We discuss the looming collapse of the American Empire, and then discuss Roe v. Wade, and specifically whether any of the popular arguments for abortion actually work (and whether that even matters). Biebers involve tuna cans and mouthy restaurant patrons.     

Direct download: 2022_05_10_0397.mp3
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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we hear from a listener who calls into question a very common (but apparently meaningless) phrase, after which we hear why Christian should not play the stock market. We weigh in on the potential overturning of Roe V. Wade. We discuss whether there’s a difference between making college free and canceling student debt, and then share biebers involving receipt paper and key fobs.    

Direct download: 2022_05_04_0396.mp3
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We begin this episode of DXP with an update on the films and TV shows we’ve been watching lately (with a focus on Severance). We discuss Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, breaking down why everyone is either rejoicing about it or having a complete meltdown. We talk Johnny Depp/Amber Heard, and weigh in on Ron DeSantis’s culture war in Florida (does CRT really teach kids to hate their country? And is that necessarily a bad thing?). Biebers involve hyperlinks and twitch streamers.   

Direct download: 2022_04_27_0395.mp3
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In this episode of DXP we hear from an angry Goonies enthusiast, and then we play a TikTok about how to use capitalism to stop police from shooting black people. We discuss the issue of contradictions in the Bible, and then springboard into a discussion of the dubious math that evangelicals employ to justify their support for Israel. We talk about our former church, Calvary Chapel, and then hear from a caller about the Victoria’s Secret model with Down Syndrome. Biebers involve Geico and the olds.   

Direct download: 2022_04_13_0393.mp3
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We begin this episode with a voicemail from an old friend asking about the long-term effects of believing that Jesus could return at any moment. We discuss the movie about Calvary Chapel that is currently under production, and then hear from another listener asking about whether one needs to be a part of a particular demographic in order to have a valid opinion about them. We introduce the so-called Egg Theory, and then share biebers involving deadlines and TikTok.   

Direct download: 2022_04_05_0392.mp3
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We begin this episode discussing the idea that “ignorance is bliss,” and then turn our attention to the various attempts of Big Tech to turn us all into human cyborgs (or is it just rich people who get this?). After talking briefly about Biden’s new tax proposal we break down “the slap heard ‘round the world.” Biebers involve Hulu accounts and limiting discourse.  

Direct download: 2022_03_30_0391.mp3
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We begin this episode by reflecting on the latest Batman movie and theorizing that the caped crusader’s identity could only be that of a rich white man. We play a couple voicemails from callers who like to listen to us talk about things we know little about, for some reason. We tackle the issue of wealth, trying to decide whether it would make life too boring, and then revisit the issue of non-monogamy. Biebers involve parking spots and Instagram filters.

Direct download: 2022_03_24_0390.mp3
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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with yet another story about Christian losing consciousness, after which we briefly weigh in on the issue of doping in sports. We touch on the new Apple TV+ series, Severance, and then play a voicemail about the end times. We hear from another listener regarding the war in Ukraine, and then spend the entire second half of the show arguing about it. Biebers involve airline seats and clutter.

Direct download: 2022_03_17_0389.mp3
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We begin this episode of DXP with a voicemail from a grateful listener which helps convince us that this show might not suck after all. We hear a harrowing restaurant story involving someone who’s for sure related to Hitler, after which we turn our attention to the issue of “consensual non-monogamy,” discussing whether it is truly possible for married couples to adopt the lifestyle without jealousy and competitiveness (we disagree somewhat about this — guess which one of us is more cynical?). Biebers involve grocery stores and bad drivers.

Direct download: 2022_03_07_0388.mp3
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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors by discussing whether pop music from 20 years ago can still pass as new today. We answer a listener’s question about the relationship between hard work and success, and then briefly weigh in on another listener’s thoughts about a supposed “afterlife” with no suffering or challenges. And then to lighten things up a bit we end the show by discussing nuclear war. Biebers involve typos and Pandora.

Direct download: 2022_03_01_0387.mp3
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We begin this episode of DXP by freaking out about how young we apparently still look (who knew?). We then recount some strange night terrors, after which we dive into the whole Russia/Ukraine debacle, tackling issues like whether media outlets that are funded by corporations with a vested interest in the outcome of a particular story can be trusted to be objective in their reporting about that story (hint, they can’t). Biebers involve door hangers and extortive ink companies.

Direct download: 2022_02_22_0386.mp3
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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we spend some time discussing recent Superbowl Halftime show, breaking down why white Boomers are so scandalized by what they saw (cough*racists*cough. We talk about the way COVID has transformed the way we work (and the way we think about work), which leads into a conversation about the balance between busy-ness and idleness. Biebers involve masks and online ordering.

Direct download: 2022_02_15_0385.mp3
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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we begin by discussing a documentary about some couple who stole a painting worth $100 million (why can’t we pull off something cool like that?), and then firm up our pledge to spend 10 minutes in meditation every day for a month. We discuss method acting and the cast of HBO’s Succession, and then reflect on the film Old Henry, asking ourselves whether anyone is worth rooting for if we knew everything about them. Biebers involve movie twists and supermarket checkout lanes.

Direct download: 2022_02_08_0384.mp3
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We take a departure in this episode from politics, current events, and the futile nature of existence and tackle some “get to know you” questions about our dreams and goals, our first jobs, our desert-island films, our best vacations, and what kind of harrowing claustrophobic situation we could endure. Biebers involve cheese and lazy web developers.

Direct download: 2022_02_01_0383.mp3
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We begin this episode by waxing nostalgic about Harry Potter and mocking Marvel Universe movies. We then hear from a caller commenting on last episode’s topic of mid-life crises, and then weigh in on the latest example of faux-outrage concerning how sexy M&Ms used to be and now we barely want to bang them (could it be that keeping us all divided over BS is to distract us from being constantly raped and pillaged by the billionaire class?). We decide to give meditation a shot, and then share biebers involving supermarkets and booking trips online.

Direct download: 2022_01_29_0382.mp3
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In this episode of DXP we springboard from the term “discography” into a discussion of the  fast-moving nature of tech. We recount what is perhaps the coolest fight we’ve ever had with each other (and it just happened the other day!), and then spend the second half of the show discussing depression, mid-life crises, and the looming threat of death. Biebers involve scales and clothes.

Direct download: 2022_01_13_0381.mp3
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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we spend the bulk of the show looking back at 2021 and discussing our personal highs and lows throughout the year, from ER visits to restaurant openings, and everything in between. We talk (and somewhat disagree) about COVID vaccine mandates, and then share biebers involving car chases and furnaces.

Direct download: 2022_01_05_0380.mp3
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We begin this episode with a discussion of the new film The Green Knight (we’ll let you guess which one of us has and has not seen it). We tease a voicemail about the highs and lows of 2021, which we will answer in more detail next week. We hear from a caller about the challenges of parenting, from which we springboard into a discussion of whether there’s any hope at all for kids these days. Another caller shares his own plans to leave the ministry, and then we share biebers involving boxes and undershirts.

Direct download: 2021_12_30_0379.mp3
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