Drunk Ex-pastors

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Sinopse

Jason Stellman and Christian Kingery are former pastors who get together regularly to discuss religion, politics, and culture over one to many drinks. (And sometimes one too many drinks.)

Episódios

  • Podcast #297: Southern Mockery and Sexual Assault

    Podcast #297: Southern Mockery and Sexual Assault

    13/04/2020 Duração: 01h59min

    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.  

  • Podcast #296: COVID  Conservatism

    Podcast #296: COVID & Conservatism

    06/04/2020 Duração: 01h53min

    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.

  • Podcast #295: Quarantine is Pretty Awesome

    Podcast #295: Quarantine is Pretty Awesome

    30/03/2020 Duração: 01h52min

    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.

  • Podcast #294: Quarantined Ex-Pastors

    Podcast #294: Quarantined Ex-Pastors

    23/03/2020 Duração: 01h35min

    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.

  • Podcast #293: The Trolley Problem, Political Pastors, and Coronavirus

    Podcast #293: The Trolley Problem, Political Pastors, and Coronavirus

    16/03/2020 Duração: 01h54min

    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.

  • Podcast #292: Molly, Mushrooms, and MDMA: A Chat with Bruce Sanguin

    Podcast #292: Molly, Mushrooms, and MDMA: A Chat with Bruce Sanguin

    09/03/2020 Duração: 01h42min

    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.

  • Podcast #291: Proust and Prowess

    Podcast #291: Proust and Prowess

    02/03/2020 Duração: 01h46min

    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.

  • Podcast #290: Penultimate Proust

    Podcast #290: Penultimate Proust

    24/02/2020 Duração: 01h45min

    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?).

  • Podcast #289: A Scooter, a Surgery, and a bit of Proustian Vulnerability

    Podcast #289: A Scooter, a Surgery, and a bit of Proustian Vulnerability

    17/02/2020 Duração: 01h51min

    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.

  • Podcast #288: Dan Koch

    Podcast #288: Dan Koch

    10/02/2020 Duração: 01h39min

    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.

  • Podcast #287: Drunk Ex-Prousters Part II

    Podcast #287: Drunk Ex-Prousters Part II

    27/01/2020 Duração: 01h52min

    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.

  • Podcast #286: Drunk Ex-Prousters Part I

    Podcast #286: Drunk Ex-Prousters Part I

    20/01/2020 Duração: 02h09min

    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.

  • Podcast #285: Dying Out Loud with Dave Warnock

    Podcast #285: Dying Out Loud with Dave Warnock

    13/01/2020 Duração: 02h15min

    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.

  • Podcast #284: Self-Love and Star Wars

    Podcast #284: Self-Love and Star Wars

    06/01/2020 Duração: 02h04min

    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).

  • Podcast #283: Christmas Gifts and Psychedelics

    Podcast #283: Christmas Gifts and Psychedelics

    23/12/2019 Duração: 01h55min

    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.

  • Podcast #282: Optimistic Nihilism

    Podcast #282: Optimistic Nihilism

    16/12/2019 Duração: 01h53min

    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.

  • Podcast #281: Memento Mori

    Podcast #281: Memento Mori

    09/12/2019 Duração: 01h42min

    DXP #281 begins with a voicemail from an old friend, after which we give an update about whether both of us will actually be on our upcoming cruise. We debate about which ‘80s films are the most iconic, and then weigh in a bit on the new (and controversial) Peloton ad. After discussing the 2020 election we muse a bit on the topic of mortality and death, and then talk about which animals are OK to eat, if any. Biebers involve towels and gunshots.

  • Podcast #280: Foils, Pessimism, and Drinking Alone

    Podcast #280: Foils, Pessimism, and Drinking Alone

    02/12/2019 Duração: 01h47min

    In this episode of DXP Jason selflessly volunteers to do the drinking for both himself and Christian (we’ll let you decide if this was a good idea or not). Jason gives Christian his birthday present, and then we get a brief stroke update. We discuss the conservative pathology that always needs an enemy to fight against, then we debate about just how pessimistic we should be about the world. We address some listeners’ questions about veganism, after which we share our biebers about annoying containers.

  • Podcast #279: Vegans Feel So Much Better (Than the Rest of Us)

    Podcast #279: Vegans Feel So Much Better (Than the Rest of Us)

    25/11/2019 Duração: 01h15min

    Episode #279 begins with a voicemail mocking us because of Veterans’ Day (well, one of us in particular). We talk a bit about our new studio and then touch upon the latest impeachment developments, after which we turn our attention to the various health benefits of being vegan (which Christian promises he is not). We hear from a caller who singlehandedly solves the bee population problem with science, and are treated to another listener’s rendition of a relevant ‘80s TV theme song.  

  • Podcast #278: Diff’rent Strokes

    Podcast #278: Diff’rent Strokes

    18/11/2019 Duração: 01h21min

    In this somewhat shortened episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors we share the real reason for last week’s hiatus (and no, it wasn’t just because we are remodeling our studio). This is a must-hear episode….  

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