Drunk Ex-Pastors (general)

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.

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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.

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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.

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We begin this episode of DXP by discussing the new docu-series titled Voir, after which we hear from a listener in Australia who insists that his country’s claim-to-fame is that it proves the Right wrong time and again. We weigh in on a theory that the secret to a healthy marriage is non-cohabitation, and then field a few questions from a patron about the effects of our religious upbringing. We then share biebers involving chin straps and tech doing our thinking for us.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors discussing the film Nine Days (which apparently causes people to question their entire worldview). We then turn our attention to whether the lack of photographs in old-timey days made people less vain than they are now (and by the way, how in the SHIT does photography work?). We revisit the new Beatles documentary, Get Back, and then share biebers involving snowflakes and car chases.

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We begin this episode of DXP by discussing the (disturbingly possible) “dead internet theory.” We turn our attention to the omicron variant, and then hear from a caller about the dangers of replacing traffic cops with cameras. We talk about the Crumbley shooting and the legal exposure of his white trash parents, and then answer another listener’s question about how our views of relationships have changed over the years. Biebers involve gristle and tea lights.

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We begin this episode with a brief discussion about the new Beatles documentary, Get Back, and then hear a hilarious story from a patron about how our podcast led to a meeting with his work’s HR department. After watching a clip of the new Kid Rock video we discuss Bill Maher’s contrast of Greta Thunberg and Kylie Jenner. We then turn our attention to the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and discuss the merits of the “self-defense” defense. Biebers involve toilets and shaving.

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In this episode of DXP we discuss whether the film Groundhog Day is in fact a classic, which leads us into a discussion of the black cowboys in the new movie The Harder They Fall and whether we can really trust historians. Speaking of mistrust, we break down some details of the case against Kyle Rittenhouse, and then turn our attention to Christian’s hatred of Mexico. We hear from a disillusioned listener who wonders whether there’s any hope for the have-nots (we lovingly explain to him that no, there is not). Biebers involve Facebook Marketplace and the entire fabric of our society.

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We begin this episode with some possible insight into why people freak the F out on airplanes, after which we learn some valuable tips on how to be a bad parent by some guy who, statistically speaking, probably beats his wife. We consider the Satanic Temple’s recent foray into the culture war, and then discuss the so-called “Greek System” (which is mostly about being a total piece of shit). Oh, and Elon Musk again. Biebers involve abbreviations and Instagram reels.

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In this special episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we chat with well-known author, speaker, and former architect and leader of the Christian Right, Frank Schaeffer. We discuss his recent book, “Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy”, which urges readers to rethink their understanding of Darwin’s principle of “survival of the fittest” (turns out, “fitness” may have more to do with compassion and empathy than strength and domination). A thoroughly delightful conversation with a man whose impact on us is significant, to say the least.

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We begin this episode with a voicemail from a caller whose taste in movies is shallow enough to become bored the minute the explosions stop, and we then discuss whether parents should bring their small children on planes or just leave them in the car for the rest of our sake. We discuss all the rape in Game of Thrones, and then we turn our attention to what draws otherwise normal people to evangelicalism. We revisit the Dave Chappelle “controversy,” and biebers involve verification codes and getting tricked on Instagram.

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This episode of DXP begins with a caller telling us about his newfound love of Screwball. Christian gets mocked for his spoiler-alert fail, and then we are asked a question about grammar. We share which three calendar years have been most significant in our lives, and why, and then spent some time discussing Dave Chappelle’s recent special, “The Closer,” addressing the claims that he is transphobic. Biebers involve reacting to texts and obliviots in restaurants.

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We kick off this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with a couple voicemails, one from a dude who’s high as shit, and the other from a woman about boobs. We hear from some people on Wacky Christian Twitter, and then revisit (one final time) the issue of anti-depressants, trying desperately to make ourselves clear (but apparently those anti-depressants are useless for helping people with their comprehension skills). We speak briefly about death, and then share biebers involving annoying tech questions and digital fire.

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In this episode of DXP we hear from a caller who raises the question of whether too much knowledge is actually a bad thing, and if taking the “blue pill” of ignorance is truly bliss. Another caller asks about what it means for our bodies to be the temple of the Holy Spirit, and then we explore the idea that correcting people’s grammar is nothing more than douchebag colonialism. We play a clip from philosopher Alan Watts about what happens when we die, and then share biebers involving virtual keyboards and Post-It Note etiquette.

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In this episode of DXP we ponder the mysterious dilemma of whether looking at a nearby reflection of something far away has any effect on a person’s near-or far-sightedness (our conclusion is that we guess we’ll never know). We touch on (ahem) whether women realize it when their boobs brush up against us, and then get some (misdirected) pushback from our prior discussion of antidepressants and mental illness. We discuss existential crises, and then share biebers involving phone calls.

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We begin this episode by giving the phrase “getting burnt” a whole new—and disturbing—meaning. We respond to a caller’s questions about depression and its causes and cures, and then address the latest controversy about Ivermectin as a possible treatment for COVID. We disagree about whether leftists hate America too much, and then share biebers involving cotton balls and phone calls.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with a simple question about murder which then spirals into a depressing diatribe about the end of the world. We touch upon the new documentary about 9/11 on Apple TV+ and then briefly discuss Green Lights, Matthew McConaughey’s new memoir (he’s not quite as stupid as you’d think). We hear from Jason’s attorney about political sectarianism and segue into what it’s like to talk to a Trump supporter at a party. Biebers involve produce bags and failing at discretion.

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We begin this episode with a voice mail from a congratulatory caller, after which we hear from another listener with some interesting theories about coffee and capitalism. We discuss the kinds of drugs good parents take, and then turn our attention to the Netflix docuseries, “The Movies that Made Us,” spring-boarding into a discussion of our favorite decades for movies, music, and TV. Biebers involve account numbers and digital stuff trying to be analog.

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We begin this episode of DXP by introducing a debt collector who absolutely needs his own reality show. We hear from a caller with questions about the “Great Resignation,” the realization on the part of so many that the pre-COVID rat race has lost most of its appeal (she also wanted us to talk about softcore Bible porn). We hear an interesting take from a listener concerning the idea that there actually are no men’s sports teams, and then share biebers about bathrooms.

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This episode of DXP boasts perhaps the funniest and most poignant first half we have ever forgotten to record. But the second half (which is now the whole thing) was also pretty good. We discuss the death of a high school friend from COVID and whether Americans are beginning to soften their anti-vax position (shockingly, the positive one of us thinks yes, the other one remains unconvinced). We briefly talk about climate change and performative activism, and then share biebers involving crosswalks and bad seventeenth-century grammar.

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In this episode of DXP (after a brief update about the Well & Table’s progress) we explore the age-old question of whether we’d find Rachel McAdams attractive if we met her in her sixties (short answer, it’s complicated but probably). We share the recipe for the craft cocktail that became the Drunk Ex-Pastor, and then discuss the controversy surrounding the Women’s National Soccer Team’s recent Olympic loss. Biebers involve left-hand turn lanes and cell phone battery levels.

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We begin this episode of DXP by introducing our Summer 2021 Playlist, after which we hear from a listener who ironically faults us for repeating ourselves. We share an update about the Well & Table, and then we hear a bunch of jokes about cheese from someone who ought to know. “Dick Move, God” makes a comeback, and then we hear from a listener who ironically faults us for repeating ourselves. We break down some bad arguments about Christianity, and then share biebers involving ATM fees and auto-correct.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with a breakdown of opening weekend at the Well & Table (Hint: It went great!). Christian then tells a dad joke that Jason doesn’t get until it is explained to him (those are the best kind of jokes). We hear from an angry caller who apparently doesn’t like comedy, and then spend the remainder of the episode debating the merits of billionaires going to space. Both biebers involve banks.

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In this episode of DXP we hear from a caller who forces Jason to remember a bunch of theology. We then discuss all the recent documentaries we plan to watch, and then briefly discuss the not-good but titillating Netflix program, Sex/Life. We turn our attention to the real reason women can’t be preachers, and then share biebers involving tortillas and the bank.

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We begin this episode of DXP with another update about Jason’s restaurant, and we then consider why movies from the ‘90s seem so racist. We answer a caller’s question about our music-listening tastes, and then discuss the recent controversy surrounding marijuana and the Olympics. We talk about recent developments in the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp debacle, and then hear from a listener on the topic of Ikea and Juneteenth. Biebers involve cardboard. Yep, cardboard.

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We begin this episode of DXP by lamenting the challenges caused by cripples and calorie-counting, and then get an update on the sound system at Jason’s restaurant. We circle back to Bo Burnham’s new special, Inside, and then hear from a caller about the topic of Christians constantly sharing their faith. Another caller charges one of us with being a know-it-all, and we hear from our old pal, Dick Bush. Biebers involve spices and power-hungry city officials.  

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we wonder aloud whether needing to sleep gets in the way of creativity (spoiler alert: turns out sleeping is actually kind of important. Who knew?). We hear from a caller with a very strong opinion about gender reveal parties, and then turn the bulk of our attention to the recent Bo Burnham special, “Inside.” We invite a real-life Gen Z-er, Christian’s daughter Chloe, to weigh in on the effects of the pandemic on people already struggling with depression. Biebers involve Quicken and bitches just slapping people.

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we get a much-needed update on Christian’s bidet use (!), and then break down his plan for getting Rachel McAdams to fall in love with him. We play  a few voicemails — we hear from a caller asking about tattoos, from another asking about rock bands that stand the test of time, and from another with the balls to suggest that maybe Jason shouldn’t pay his employees $500 per hour. We then lighten things up by discussing Handmaid’s Tale and Exterminate All the Brutes. Biebers involve dogs-walkers and Hollywood’s lies.

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We’re on a break this week, but thanks to Chris Hamm, we’ve got some oldies but goodies to share with you. We’ll be back next week with a new episode!

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We begin this episode of DXP by disagreeing about how fun roller coasters are, and then theorize about how we would handle obscene wealth. We hear from a caller desperate to convince us that we are wrong about Rush, and then hear a story about being a cat- and puzzle-person at the same time. We share some road rage stories, as well as a really good reason for Christian to own an Apple Watch. Biebers involve litterbugs and technology.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with an update about Jason’s restaurant (and a cautionary tale involving edibles). We then hear from a caller begging us to never break up, which leads into a conversation about the way certain films and TV shows have functioned in our lives personally. We then revisit and try to clarify some things we said last week about the pros and cons of video games. Biebers involve beloved bands and Amazon packages.

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We begin this episode of DXP with a conversation about what would probably be the coolest job ever. We then briefly discuss cars and movies, and then talk about the ways that the pandemic is causing people to question what used to be considered “normal.” We address the charge that Jason is mean, and then we float a half-baked theory that dogs are the Caucasians of pets. We debate whether gambling is worthwhile and hear some feedback on our bidet discussion. Biebers involve divorce and Seattle’s rain.  

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We begin this episode of DXP by recounting an unfortunate wiping mishap, and then learn about a cool hack to get free food. We discuss Elon Musk and debate whether he’s a good guy or a cartoon villain, after which we hear from a caller with an interesting idea to grow the podcast by shrinking it by 50%. We then turn our attention to the issue of cultural appropriation and discuss whether it is even really a thing in the first place. Biebers involve TV seasons and episode spoilers.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors by establishing once and for all that Ted Cruz really is a piece of shit. We springboard from the song “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to a discussion of whether it’s racist to refer to people as “red, brown, yellow, black, or white,” and then freak out that the movie Titanic came out a quarter of a century ago. We delve into prostitution (well, into a discussion about prostitution) and whether there’s really anything wrong with paying for sex. Biebers involve meat and earbuds.

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We begin this episode by tackling that age-old question of whether “salt” is a legitimate flavor or not (we applied our laser-like reasoning to “vanilla” a few weeks ago as you’ll recall). We revisit the topic of polygamy, and then hear from a caller about how to solve Jason’s streaming frustrations. Christian claims to solve abortion, and then we answer another caller’s question about heartbreak over past break-ups. Biebers involve masks outdoors and that thing that put Chicago on the map.

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We begin this episode of DXP with some talk about Christian’s stroke, and then naturally segue into a discussion of off-the-rack spandex jeans. Netflix’s Away leads to the topic of what we would be willing to die for, and then Jason tells a casino story about what he is definitely NOT willing to die for. We hear from a caller about proper dog training, and then launch into a discussion about polygamy and polyamory. We play a voicemail about cancel culture, and then share biebers involving form fields and streaming.

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We begin this episode of DXP, surprise surprise, by talking about TikTok. We then hear from a listener about how difficult it can be doing customer service for Dominos Pizza, especially when the customer in question is a grumpy podcaster. We hear about Christian’s new cat, and Jason shares his thoughts after watching Forrest Gump with his daughter for the first time. We hear from a caller with questions about just how “squeaky clean” we used to be, and then share biebers about ageing parents and cooking sausages.

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One of us had a rough week, which we break down at the top of DXP #343 (and during the discussion we come up with a way to punish appliance companies for charging too much for their shit). A caller wonders aloud what an intimate encounter (ahem) between the two of us might look like, after which we discuss the thorny issue of deepfake videos. We turn our attention to the controversy surround rapper Lil Nas X, which leads to a broader discussion about the N-word. Biebers involve (literal, not metaphorical) small potatoes and the idiocy of Washington’s street names.

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We spend the first half of this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors discussing two controversial topics: We wrap up our conversation about whether refusing to date a trans person constitutes transphobia, and then discuss the disparity in pay between male and female professional athletes. We then briefly talk about controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix 9ine, after which we explore the issue of Gen-Z’s unorthodox career goals. We play a few voicemails in our “Stories from Church” segment, and then share biebers involving cloud-based storage and plain old vanilla.

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We begin DXP #341 touching on topics like social media, comedians, and weed. We then turn our attention to the topic of mindfulness and being present in each moment (one of us is reading Eckhart Tolle, can you tell?). We hear from a listener with some thoughts on our open-mindedness, and then we tackle the question of whether not wanting to date a trans person is in fact transphobia. We talk a bit about the Atlanta shootings, and we then share biebers involving bite-sized food and doorknobs.

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Episode #340 of Drunk Ex-Pastors begins with a discussion of Hulu’s new documentary series, Hip Hop Uncovered. We foray a bit into politics — we talk about ridiculously hot sex-symbol Ted Cruz, and his not-embarrassing-at-all speech at CPAC a couple weeks ago, and then speculate about whether Bernie is as pleased with the COVID stimulus bill as he claims to be on social media. We hear from a caller asking about sex-quotas within marriage, and then share biebers involving hyperlinks and painting.

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DXP #339 begins with a discussion of men’s shorts which made us both slightly uncomfortable. We then think back on what we wanted to do for a career when we were in high school, after which we learn that one of us had an MRI this past week (one guess who). We mock Oklahoma for some reason, and then hear some voicemails about church vs. state and the mass exodus from Christianity. We explore the topics of mindfulness and meditation, and then share biebers involving credit scores and body-shaming.

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We begin this episode of DXP by discussing why Jimmy Carter was the “rock ‘n’ roll president,” after which we talk about whether Jason really likes hip hop or not. The topic of ageing comes up (as it is wont to do), and we then turn our attention to whether the CPAC event was a Nazi rally in disguise. We address the gender of a plastic potato, and then Christian forces Jason to watch some TikToks in a desperate effort to convert him. Biebers involve temp checks and Starbucks.

Here are the 5 TikToks Jason watched:

Bad

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejB5yCv/

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejBsLsx/

 

Transition

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejBVE1y/

 

Coffee shop

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejBHRDR/

 

Tourette’s

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejSe7pE/

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors with a frustrated voicemail about memes, and then discuss the epic collapse of late-stage capitalism aptly called “Texas.” Christian shares his latest thoughts on death, and we challenge one another to list the last three songs we’d like to hear if we knew we would die in 15 minutes. We hear from more listeners about their experiences within American evangelicalism, and then share biebers involving outlet malls and standing in line.  

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After lamenting our worsening eyesight and overall health, we hear a harrowing tale involving vomit and a corpse. We briefly revisit the issue of tipping restaurant workers, and then we springboard from Trump’s acquittal to the issue of cynicism (about which we take a couple voicemails). We then hear from a few callers recounting their weirdest church stories, after which we share biebers involving the weather app and people who just got stabbed.

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we display a bit of ‘80s trivia at the top of the show (didn’t ALL 6th graders watch Falcon Crest back then?). We then springboard from a caller’s views on tipping restaurant servers to a lesson on class solidarity (meaning the person making slightly better poverty wages than you is not your enemy). We talk about what we’ve been watching lately, and then discuss the issue of cynicism, its causes, its dangers, and its solution. Christian tries out a new segment on Jason without his knowledge, and then we share biebers involving car tech and slow predators.

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We begin this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors by hearing about Christian’s recent vacation which, true to form, included a trip to the ER and an emergency surgery. We hear from a listener with some interesting (and horrible) restaurant advice for Jason, and then hear from a frustrated caller with some thoughts on the whole COVID shutdown. We break down (insofar as we are able) the Gamestop/Reddit controversy, and then share biebers involving pain and poor pronunciation.

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After a quick debrief about 2020, we turn our attention to the all-important question of whether old-timey cowboys were turned on by lesbians or not (it’s complicated, lotta ins lotta outs). We talk about our Christmas haul, and then turn our attention to the (very American) notion of rugged individualism and its political consequences, especially during a pandemic. We touch upon the FX series A Teacher and discuss the power dynamics involved, after which we share biebers involving rap songs and noisy Teslas.

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we banter a bit about some new TV shows, and then relay an unfortunate incident involving a cigar. We then dig into the issue of Qanon: what is it, why do its adherents think what they think, etc. After the break we discuss a recent article by David Brooks on the nuclear family and whether it was a bad idea after all. Biebers involve politicians’ tweets and paper towel dispensers.

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we had the pleasure of chatting with Katherine Stewart, author of the recent book Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. We discuss the rise of religious fundamentalism in this country, as well as attempt to get inside the heads of Christian Nationalists in order to see what makes them tick. We close with a debrief about the interview and with biebers involving foggy glasses and annoying patrons.

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In this episode of DXP we talk a bit about the FX series Devs, which leads us into a discussion about the future of tech and whether something is more possible if Hollywood makes a show or movie about it. We discuss the potential impact of psychedelics on society in general and atheists in particular, after which we touch upon the nature of hypocrisy and intellectual growth. Biebers involve “family” and poor online arguing skills.

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In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we chat with ex-Christian punker Ojo Taylor about his experience in the ministry, his band Undercover, and his more recent spiritual deconstruction. Biebers involve elevators and media mispronunciations. Follow Ojo on his blog at ojotaylor.com and on Twitter @ojotaylor! Photo of Ojo by Rich Brimer.

Direct download: 2020_05_10_0301.mp3
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We begin our 300th episode of DXP with a suggestion  for how we might be able to reintroduce the word “retarded” to the cultural lexicon, after which we give updates on how we’re holding up under quarantine. We discuss what effect, if any, one’s religion has on whether he believes in conspiracy theories, and then touch upon the issues of consciousness, humanity, and free will. We spend the bulk of the second half of the show discussing whether progressive activists are alarmist, and then turn to our biebers involving needless repetition and how strong the tongue is.

Direct download: 2020_05_03_0300.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm PST

In this episode of DXP we reminisce a bit about our favorite music from the ‘00s, and Christian floats a theory about Stones vs. Beatles fans. We then disagree pretty strongly about the best path forward for this country (as in, is refusing to vote for Biden a self-destructive idea?). We hear a caller’s thoughts on the possible cause of Jason’s pessimism, after which we discuss Bill Maher’s recent China-shaming. Biebers involve autocorrect, Zoom meetings, and passive aggressive Facebook posts.   

Direct download: 2020_04_26_0299.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm PST

In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we debrief a bit about how we’re holding up under quarantine, and do our best to climb inside the minds of those who are protesting the social distancing mandate under the guise of being some freedom fighter (as though Paul Revere and Patrick Henry had NO idea what tyranny and oppression were really like). We spend a while discussing the issue of Artificial General Intelligence, which leads to topics like the hard problem of consciousness, scientific materialism, and how hot the robots in Ex Machina were. Biebers involve basic etiquette and Q&A sessions.  

Direct download: 2020_04_19_0298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm PST

In this episode of DXP we debrief about the joys and struggles of quarantining (hint: One of us likes it more than the other). We spend some time answering a caller’s challenge to us about why we mock conservatives from the South, the answer to which should be obvious: Because it’s fun and super easy. We discuss the issue of sexual assault on Survivor and the intricacies of the MeToo movement, after which we share our biebers involving coat hangers and ear buds.  

Direct download: 2020_04_12_0297.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm PST

In this episode of DXP we debrief once again about our respective experience of social distancing, and it turns out we love it. We spend some time discussing the refusal on the part of many (virtually all conservatives) to self-quarantine, and break down the reasons and pathology behind such dismissal of authority (and it turns out that, according to us at least, this is mostly a unique American posture). Biebers involve Amazon reviews and iPhones.

Direct download: 2020_04_05_0296.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm PST

In this episode of DXP we debrief about what it’s like to shelter in place. Turns out, binge-watching TV shows and drinking all day are pretty awesome. We do recognize, though, that this can be very isolating and difficult for many people, and so we do our best to lighten the mood and offer hope, as well as envision the ways that this protracted period of quarantining will change what we consider “normal” in the future. Biebers involve fat people and alcohol mixers.

Direct download: 2020_03_29_0295.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PST

DXP #294 gives us all a glimpse into what is by all accounts the “new normal.” But although we are separated by a few miles, we still take a deep dive into all thing COVID-related. Topics we explore include the lengths to which we are self-quarantining, the effects this is having on our lives and relationships, whether it’s racist to refer to this as the “Chinaman Virus,” as well as whether this is really the end of life on earth as we have known it. Biebers involve autocorrect and stabbing people.

Direct download: 2020_03_19_0294.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

In Episode 293, we take a moral sense test, delving into numerous variations of “The Trolley Problem”, a thought experiment in ethics, which pits utilitarianism against deontological ethics. We then bid a fond farewell to one of the major contributors to our Feeding Friendzy segment over the years. We then talk about the Coronavirus, and whether or not it’s something people need to worry about if they’re relatively young and healthy. Biebers involve loud cover music and overly cautious web browser prompts.

Direct download: 2020_03_10_0293.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Episode #292 of Drunk Ex-Pastors features our interview with former pastor and current psychedelics apologist Bruce Sanguin. We discuss the healing effects of mushrooms, psilocybin, and LSD, as well as the well-known propaganda and War-on-Drugs rhetoric surrounding these medicines (as Sanguin calls them). Bruce opens up about his own childhood trauma and explains how his guided therapy sessions using psychedelics have brought about true health and healing.

Direct download: 2020_03_03_0292.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

We begin episode #291 of Drunk Ex-Pastors by explaining how vaginas work to a girl caller (you’re welcome) and we then get berated by another listener for spoiling a film that came out six years ago. We finish taking the Proust Questionnaire, delving into topics like who our real-life heroes are, which historical figures we most relate to (which stumped us both), and what our greatest regret in life has been.

Direct download: 2020_02_25_0291.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

In DXP #290 we discuss the film I Origins and its implications for our (ongoing) debate about science vs. spirituality (as in, is a purely scientific worldview reductionistic? Is there an afterlife?). We talk a bit about the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, as well as other media we’ve been consuming lately. We then turn our attention back to the Proust Questionnaire, delving into such topics as our most treasured possessions, our lowest depth of misery, and what we most value in one another (awww, right?).

Direct download: 2020_02_18_0290.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

DXP #289 begins with a harrowing account of what happens when you (1) go out drinking with a bunch of DXP fans, (2) rent an electric scooter, and (3) attempt to make it back to your hotel unharmed (hint: The answer is surgery. Surgery is what happens.) We debrief about our recent DXP Cruise, after which we resume taking the Proust Questionnaire, answering personal questions about our greatest achievements, our most wished-for talent, as well as what we would most like to change about ourselves.

Direct download: 2020_02_11_0289.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

In this special episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we sit down and chat with theologian/musician Dan Koch. Our discussion focuses on our own spiritual deconstruction and the challenges we faced as we let go of many of our prior-held spiritual beliefs. We touch a bit on the relationship of science and faith, as well as on the role that fear plays in spiritual development.

Direct download: 2020_12_13_0288.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm PST

After finally figuring out how to pronounce the word “psychopathy,” we try to figure out the age-old question of who would last longer in a sudden drought: the well-hydrated person who is always drinking water or the person who rarely drinks water and is used to being dehydrated. We then move on to the Proust Questionnaire where we get through questions 10-16 answering questions such as “What do you most dislike about your appearance?” and “Which living person do you despise the most?” Biebers include unnecessary spellings and conference room/bathroom proximity.

Direct download: 2020_01_21_0287.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

After some Star Wars banter and a voicemail offering us serious money if we review the film Cats (something we are actually considering because we are whores), we spend the bulk of the episode taking the famous Proust Questionnaire (we only get about 1/3 of the way through it), answering questions like “What is your idea of true happiness?”, “What quality do you most deplore in yourself?”, and “Which living person do you most admire?” Biebers involve popcorn and philistines who don’t even know Greek.

Direct download: 2020_01_14_0286.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm PST

In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we chat with Dave Warnock, an ex evangelical pastor turned atheist. We discuss the factors that led to his spiritual deconstruction and “apostasy,” as well as how the non-Christians in his life have turned out to be much more Christlike than the believers ever were. Dave was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and has been given only a few years to live. We talk about his “Dying Out Loud” tour, and the effects his mortality have had on his day to day life.

Direct download: 2020_01_07_0285.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm PST

Episode #284 of DXP begins with a voicemail criticizing us (gasp!) for our poor pronunciation skills, after which another caller explains how big mountains are. We discuss the mechanics of masturbation as well as how far into puberty it should take before a boy figures out how to do it. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of The Rise of Skywalker, after which we share our biebers (which have to do with turning left and stupid sayings).

Direct download: 2019_12_31_0284.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21pm PST

We begin this episode of DXP by revisiting the topic of the inevitability of death (but not inconsequential deaths, deaths that actually matter). We then choose the meanest, drunkest, and funniest voicemails we have received over the past few months and turn the tables by calling these listeners live on the air. We discuss the therapeutic use of psychedelics, which leads to the issue of how much mistrust of traditional western medicine is appropriate. Biebers involve verbiage and stop sign etiquette.

Direct download: 2019_12_17_0283.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we play a listener’s voicemail about death, which leads us into a discussion about so-called “Optimistic Nihilism,” a view that says that we can still find beauty in the world despite everything being pointless and destined to ruin. We then turn our attention to a recent study suggesting that people living in red states have worse—and significantly shorter—lives than their blue-state-dwelling superiors. Biebers involve search engines and fatty nuts.

Direct download: 2019_12_11_0282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm PST