Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered

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Sometimes you need a space to just get everything off your chest. That is what this episode was for Ben & Jason. This episode was recorded after the governing bodies of two local counties were angrily confronted by anti-maskers. We debrief some
It is so great to reconnect with former guests! Listen as Megan D. catches us up on her mental health journey. In addition to focusing on her mental health, Megan has also been an ongoing source of behind the scenes encouragement to Jason and B
This was a special episode to record. Listen in as Stefan shares what it is like to have Ben as his dad. Who's the strictest parent? Listen and find out. We also chat about the ways that parents embarrass their kids, and swap stories about favo
Listen in as we record remotely - thanks covid. We had a great conversation digging into why it is difficult for Jason to identify a time when he felt most alive. Ben talks church and plays a clip from that day's church service. Jason shares ab
Therapist Amanda Waldron returns to talk about her new role as Faith Deconstruction/Reconstruction Coach. We chat about each of our own experiences deconstructing our faith, and share the ways in which we are working on reconstruction.  Amanda
Therapist and Faith Deconstruction/Reconstruction Coach Amanda Waldron makes her second appearance on Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered! Join us as we explore what it means to deconstruct faith, and share our own personal deconstruction experien
Ben took his family on a crazy journey west to Oregon, back east to Montana, and then back west to Portland and the Oregon coast. Along the way, the Krakers met some of their son Stefan's biological relatives.  This trip definitely had a lot of
Ben is on vacation so Mike and Jason sit down for a personal format episode and talk beards, Tupelo Honey, how we fight like girls, and break room therapy.  Jason gets pretty vulnerable and talks about something in his past that changed a lot o
We all know that it is important to see a mental health therapist. Ben and Jason have spent many hours encouraging listeners to seek this out. But what if there are barriers to seeing a therapist? What if there are smaller baby steps that need
Mike VanDrie joins us to talk about current events and catch up on the happenings in our own lives. We cover the gamut -- when competition doesn't feel friendly, angry Mike, and Jason talks about going to church! After some amazing banter, we j
Jason was recently diagnosed with a pretty serious physical condition. Meanwhile, he and Meaghan hit a tricky spot in their communication. Ben found out he was hacked, and dealt with hackers at work after the fourth of July break.  Ben and Jaso
Atheist, skeptic, and free-thinker Katherine Roberts used to be a pastor for 20+ years. Listen as she shares about her deeply emotional salvation experience, and find out why she no longer sees that event as spiritual. Katherine and her husband
Ben & Jason share how they would handle cringey parenting situations -- including whether or not to wipe the arse of your child's friend who is at your house for a visit! We also talk about pictures of our kids on other parents' social media, l
Joe Reid is founder of the Broken People mental health peer support group and author of Broken Like Me: An Insider's Toolkit to Mending Broken People. About his book, Joe writes, "I didn’t write it to make a lot of money, but out of a need to s
Ben and Jason took turns asking each other some challenging questions of one another, and answered honestly even though it was uncomfortable. We celebrate a listener who has been taking some significant bold steps in therapy with her husband. L
Ben and Mike revisit Episode 3 of Threads. It was a doozy. Ben was stuck in a pretty dark place. As if that wasn't bad enough, the audio quality was pretty subpar, too! We've come a long way since Episode 3. Having grown up in the same area, th
Friendship can be hard to come by for men in their 30's and 40's. Work and family responsibilities often keep dudes from building meaningful friendships with other guys. Ben & Jason chat with their friend Larry about ways they've been able to f
Mental health is often discussed at length on the show, but rarely is physical health talked as often. Since early this year, Ben, Jason, and Mike have been on a journey towards better physical health. Along the way, they've been learning some
Listen in as Ben & Jason bravely discuss challenging and uncomfortable conversations like: How is Mother’s Day for both of us? Update on Jason's unexpected paternity test results How to talk to your kids about the birds and the bees The early
Join us on this Personal Update episode as Mike and Jason revisit a conversation from Episode 2 about the American flag in church. Jason ends up changing his mind by acknowledging that Ben may have been right about the flag in his church all al
Our friends and fellow podcasters Zack and Brandon join us for an unfiltered conversation where we all take turns saying things that need to be said!  Join us for a deep conversation about politics, authenticity, friendship, Derek Chauvin convi
Have you ever wondered what your child is really going through when they throw a tantrum? Parenting coach Rachel Kurian has been there. She’s seen it all -- both as a parent and as a professional teacher. This episode will give you insights int
NEW SEGMENT: Listen in as we revisit our pilot episode of Threads! It was somewhat hard to listen to, and Ben & Jason both admit that they weren't entirely authentic/transparent/vulnerable in this first episode. Join us as we recap the last few
Joe Pellerito from the ReChoice Podcast joins us to discuss his story of finding - and leaving - Christianity.  What led him to faith? What caused him to leave? How did he feel when he finally made that decision? How did his loved ones respond?
Listen in as our wives Meaghan and Andi join us to collectively share stories of our triumphs and failures, laugh together at ourselves, and learn from one another's experiences. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of our mental health as
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