The Life After
By Brady Hardin, Chuck Parson
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People are leaving Evangelicalism in masses. Maybe you’re one of them. Whether you stopped believing after listening to your doubts, were cast aside because you’re LGBT+, experienced trauma perpetuated or covered-up by a church, or whatever your unique experience is, you aren’t alone. We are committed to create and provide free resources for those who have left or are leaving toxic religion (we often suggest professional therapy) because many are shamed into silence. Be you. Be free. The *Life After is about life after toxic religious environments. Each episode, hosts and formerly-committed Christians, Brady Hardin and Chuck Parson, interview someone who has also left their religion behind. Topics include discovering sexuality, growing up in a Christian background, parenthood after faith, rebuilding a personal morality, crushing the patriarchy, navigating complex family dynamics, thriving after divorce, embracing homosexuality, healing from spiritual abuse, acknowledging Religious Trauma Syndrome, and much, much more. Remember, if you don't go to church, Sunday is just a second Saturday.
||ExplicitEpisode 16: “Indoctrination” with Tim Warzel and Jamie Lee Finch||Indoctrination is one very essential topic that sort of permeates…||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: “Professional Help” with Ari Holtz, PhD||What makes counseling good or bad? What ethical laws are…||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: “#EmptyThePews” with Chris Stroop||Chris Stroop, PhD created the #EmptyThePews Movement to ask Evangelicals…||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: “#ChurchToo” with Kyla Bauer and Jamie Lee Finch||TW: This episode contains stories of sexual, physical, and spiritual…||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: “Humanism” with James Croft, EdD||While most of the episodes focus on deconstruction, this episode…||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: “Enough” with Ashley Adams||Trigger warning: Episode starts with a John Piper audio clip.…||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvangelical Emergency Mini-sode: Kirk Cameron and Irma||This week, Evangelical superstar Kirk Cameron tried his hand at…||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: “Get Out of My Head” with Renée||NSFW Warning: The episode ends with two, wonderfully NSFW stories…||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: “Conversion Therapy Dropout” with Curtis G.||Curtis G. joins Brady and Chuck to discuss this family's…||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: “Out of Control” with Kristen H.||Kristen retells her story of moving across the nation to…||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQuick Update from Chuck- *Full Episode Coming Very Soon||Here is a quick update from Chuck explaining the dead…||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: “Black and White Thinking” with Prisca Jebet Kendagor||Prisca was brought up in white, Christian suburbia. At times,…||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: “It’s Okay Not to Believe” with Caleb Doyle||Caleb Doyle joins Brady and Chuck. Brady was Caleb's church…||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: “God’s Only Forgotten Son” with Brady Hardin||In this episode, Chuck executes a hostile show-takeover! Instead of…||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: “Unbuckling The Bible Belt” with Jamie Lee Finch||This episode includes an honest, frank conversation about sex. Brady…||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: “Facing Death Without Faith or Fear” with Zach B.||Hosts, Brady Hardin and Chuck Parson, interview Zach B. about…||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: “Homeschooled to Homewreck’d” with Marnie K.||Hosts, Brady Hardin and Chuck Parson, interview Marnie K., a…||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: “What the H*ll?” with Chuck Parson||Listen to the first episode of The *Life After Podcast.…||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Therapeutic against religious prejudice
This podcast dives deep into Christian indoctrination. I wasn't indoctrinated into the church as a kid, but I knew a lot of people growing up that were. As Brady and Chuck began talking about their experiences, I immediately though of other kids and their faith driven, mentally-abusive families.
The Life After serves as a conversation tool to pull the veil behind the sociopathic practices in the Christian church and to provide an outlet for victims of religious trauma. I commend Brady and Chuck for creating this ongoing dialoge that needs to be discussed.
Deconstructing, searching, or just plain quitting? Listen to this podcast!
Seriously, this podcast is important. I'm so happy this is available now. It may trigger some people, but in the end I think it'll be a real source of healing 😇🙏🏾❤️
Finally the search is over!
After losing my religion I searched for a podcast to help me cope with my leftover angst with no avail. Religion left me scarred and I needed a place to turn to and to hear from others who had made it to the other side. Thankfully, one now exists!