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The Forbidden Apple

Nov 11, 2019

Garrard Conley, author The New York Times bestselling memoir "Boy erased", which was made into a movie by the same name, opens up to us about his rituals for writing and how he uses his religious upbringing to fuel his stories. Garrard also talks about the so-called "straight savior" and his opinion about conversion...

Nov 2, 2019

In this episode, James Schwartz opens up about growing up Amish as a gay man. James shares how trips to the library, drag queens and poetry gave him a fresh start. Now living in Hawaii, he reflects on his journey from the culture of "Shunning" to the welcoming Aloha. He tells us more about the rituals of the...

Oct 28, 2019

In our 20th episode, Melissa and Pelayo discuss how their views on religious jargon have changed. Concepts like miracles, angels or choice over our own fate. We debate the difference between spirituality and religion.

We also shed some light on the difference between welcoming and celebrating queer individuals.


Oct 20, 2019

In this episode, we are joined by Madison Hatch. Madison talks about her experience within the Mormon church. She shares about receiving contradicting answers regarding polygamy, the women’s role in the church, and the lack of transparency with 10% tithe donations.  Her own strong sense of justice and a school...

Oct 18, 2019

In this bonus episode our guest Jen Slumac reads an excerpt of her book "Soulnotskin"