They Don't Bite (w/ Jaron Myers)
By Jaron Myers
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What does it look like to follow Jesus and have friends who are non-believers? Is it possible to have healthy, intimate relationships with those who are fundamentally different than we are? Comedian Jaron Myers sits down with his friends to discuss how Christians have done this and what we can do to better engage those around us!
||Clean028 - End of the Year Review||Just Jaron talking about what he's learned this year from the podcast!||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit027 - Lynn, my friend that turned this into a dating podcast||Maybe we should just do a dating podcast||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit026 - Aaron, my friend with the Bumble pickup line||Growing up in a small town, Bumble dating secrets, and falconry!||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit025 - Jack, my vegan friend||Growing up Catholic in Arkansas, the sociology of American church culture, and the fear of being wrong!||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024 - Evyn Does His Makeup While We're Recording||Evyn tells us about his experience at the Trump rally, and about his family wedding, where he would see his parents again after being kicked out of their home for coming out!||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023 - Reagan Goes to Church||Reagan goes to church for the first time in 8 years, her prayer life is changing, and we talk about dinosaurs!||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022 - Evyn, my fiercely aesthetic friend||Assumptions about homosexuality, coming out to his parents, and what all of this means for his own faith||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021 - Rod, my trend setting friend||How comedy has changed, Rod's experience with the Catholic church, and authenticity with others and yourself!||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020 - Ryan, from episode 2||Learning from previous relationships, growing as individuals, and being vulnerable with others||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019 - DeVaughn, my horror loving friend||Los Angeles dreams, rebuilding when plans don't turn out the way we thought, and defining our own identity while allowing others to have their own||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018 - David, the comedy grandpa||Life after death, life during life. Growing up baptist, his wife's death, and starting a comedy career!||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - My Best Friend, Tim Stone||Tim is Jaron's best friend and this week they talk about their friendship, security and commitment in relationships, and Tim's call to ministry!||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016 - Reagan Drake, my girlfriend||The pressure to be involved in church and act a certain way, and the lack of communication about doubt and inner conflict in church||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - Letting Others See Our Mess (w/ Jonathan O'Reilly)||Vulnerability and authenticity. Allowing others to be themselves, and allowing yourself to be you.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - Meaningful Conversations (w/ Kierra Mundt)||Kierra Mundt talks meaningful conversations, her new Instagram account, and striving to understand others||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013 - Brandon, my friend who is the worst person||Vulnerability in the black community, casual sex, the #MeToo movement, and being honest with yourself||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Discipleship and Consistency (w/ Tyler Kent)||Tyler Kent talks to us about what discipleship a consistency. Showing up again and again for people around us||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Motives and Vulnerability (w/ Tyler Kent)||Tyler Kent talks on motives, zombies, and the enneagram||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Ryan Beard, my friend with doubts||Ryan used to be a believer and a worship leader, but has since decided it's not for him.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Josh, my roommate||Missionary dating and why sharing our faith in the United States is more difficult than it seems||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - May 31, Because I Was Undisciplined This Week||Jaron talks by himself this week about the things he's learning from TDB||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007 - Christian, my friend that isn't one||Growing up with a mom as a pastor and being "culturally Christian"||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 - Brandon, my friend that got number 2 on iTunes||Unanswered questions and being a black non-believer||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - Moby, my Starbucks barista||Money in the church and the fourth Jonas brother||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - When Do We Have "The Talk"? (w/ Jonathan O'Reilly)||Do I have to be friends with someone before I can tell them about Jesus?||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 - Spencer, my friend with the demon tattoos||Spencer Perkins, a comedian in Kansas City, sits down with Jaron about his experience with Christians! What does it look like to follow Jesus and have friends who are non-believers? Is it possible to have healthy, intimate relationships with those who..||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 - Ryan, my friend from the barbecue||What does it look like to follow Jesus and have friends who are non-believers? Is it possible to have healthy, intimate relationships with those who are fundamentally different than we are? This week our friend, Ryan Trickey, talks about how he may be..||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 - What is They Don't Bite?||A Podcast About Friendship||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I love They Don’t Bite and what Jaron is doing through this. The more we understand that Jesus reached people by having relationships with them like the ones shown in this podcast, not shunning them, the closer we can get to truly sharing Jesus’ message in a meaningful and powerful way with people that may have not had the connection before.
Love. Love. Love.
I’ve greatly enjoyed this podcast. I’ve always tried to have the attitude of loving people first and letting their journey with or without God be just that, their journey. Since my younger sibling has come out as transgender the episodes with Evyn have been just what I needed.
Fun, Intentional, Real Conversation
This podcast renews my hope that genuine conversation across cultural and spiritual lines is truly possible. I’m a fan of Myers’ comedy but a much bigger fan of his authenticity and vulnerability. I love, love, love his willingness to suspend personal opinions for the sake of community. Everyone could take a few pointers from this young man’s heart, journey, and effort to represent to love of Jesus in a weary and wounded world.