John Branyan's Comedy Sojourn Podcast
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." - E.B. White
info_outline The Tick, Murrrderrrerrrr, Marriage Advice for Pkarlgh 01/14/2019
The Tick, Murrrderrrerrrr, Marriage Advice for Pkarlgh The kids are trying to remember a line from a movie that they want Andrew to say as Patrick Warburton. They can't find it so we dig up some random lines for him to dutifully repeat. Mandy reads an email she got from Pkarlgh asking how to handle an unfaithful spouse. Tabby gives some perspective cause, y'know, she's Catholic.
info_outline Remarriage, Holiday Updates, Tragic Morality and Real Talkin' 01/07/2019
Remarriage, Holiday Updates, Tragic Morality and Real Talkin' This episode, The Peaches rants about how she was right about the TerKeursts. We discuss the truth that terrible holidays are still wonderful. Hurricanes aren't a good reason to rob a Wal-Mart. Finally, Tabby (and Marci) talk to me about how to have a real relationship instead of a distant, disconnected internet relationship that only SEEMS real...
info_outline Fortnite addiction, upset Christians, Michael O'Brien again 01/01/2019
Fortnite addiction, upset Christians, Michael O'Brien again Yes! I know I'm late again. The holidays have been a bit chaotic and I've been on the road, Pkarlgh. I'm sure you understand... Michael O'Brien joins me and he confesses his addiction to video games. We discuss gigs we've lost because we can't keep our opinions to ourselves. Christian artists might, possibly, perhaps, maybe, have some theological shortcomings. Michael tries to jam his reformed theology down my throat but I'm not upset because since he's a Calvinist, it isn't his choice to do that.
info_outline Christmas Snot Snakes and Kissing Dating Goodbye 12/24/2018
Christmas Snot Snakes and Kissing Dating Goodbye Peaches and I take notice of the massive amount of mucus and sadness in the house. We discuss what bakers have in common with dead snakes in jars. The guy who kissed dating goodbye is sorry he ever did that (except for the parts he's not sorry about). And we try to figure out what the "purity movement" is and how it has destroyed so many innocent lives.
info_outline Amish folks, Disney Vacations and Cold Pizza 12/17/2018
Amish folks, Disney Vacations and Cold Pizza A week before Christmas, Pkarlgh! We're in a festive mood. Tabby passes on her father-in-laws wisdom regarding Amish people. We talk about losing children and sticking beans up noses. Mandy shares about how a salad crushed her soul. Coffee is better with cinnamon and love. Collin has a crush on Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" but he denies it. I make a recommendation for a game you should buy to play with family over the Holidays.
info_outline Jealousy and Melted Purity Rings 12/13/2018
Jealousy and Melted Purity Rings Tabby tells a heart-wrenching story about a cartoon baby and cigarette butts. Luke confesses his jealousy of Matt Walsh. I insist that it's impossible to tell the your fingers apart when they're detached from your hand but the girls argue with me. Naked men are never seductive. And we discuss using melted purity rings to fashion golden genitalia.
info_outline Daigle Debacle, It's Cold Outside and Humor as A Weapon 12/13/2018
Daigle Debacle, It's Cold Outside and Humor as A Weapon Podcast is late this week, Pkarlgh. I'm driving to Dave Pendleton's house so I've got 15 minutes to explain myself regarding Lauren Daigle. At Pendleton's I see how long I can hug David. Robert G. Lee talks with us about banning Christmas songs and the racism of Veggie Tales. Finally, we discuss the inherent offensiveness of comedy and what in the world we, as comedians, should do about it.
info_outline Andrew Confronts a Smoker, Paying For Murder and Stuffing Booze in Your Dress 11/26/2018
Andrew Confronts a Smoker, Paying For Murder and Stuffing Booze in Your Dress Happy Thanksgiving!
info_outline Brant, Misfits, Aspies, Glass Blowers and Kindness 11/19/2018
Brant, Misfits, Aspies, Glass Blowers and Kindness Brant Hansen is on this episode! If you've not heard Brant talk before, Pkarlgh, you've not listened to every episode (shame on you). I'll tell you the snapshots I use to remember Brant. Peaches will mock me for doing so.
info_outline Word of God Explanation (Part 2) 11/12/2018
Word of God Explanation (Part 2) We got into a bit of trouble on a recent podcast. Actually, I thought it was just The Peaches who was in trouble but it turns out, I said some far out stuff too. We revisit the conversation on the "perfection" of the "word of God" and try to express ourselves a bit more clearly.
info_outline Old Testament Foreigners, Christian Conmen, and 1996 Revisited 10/29/2018
Old Testament Foreigners, Christian Conmen, and 1996 Revisited Old Testament Foreigners aren't like immigrants (really). Collin gives a Power Ranger update. I tell The Peaches about a guy who think Christians are being conned. Either Christians are stupid or they're ignorant. I suggest their might be another possibility. The Peaches talks about "the word of God" and it's pretty upsetting. Eventually, we read the Peaches journal from 1996 in an effort to find something "fun" to discuss.
info_outline Dead Pets, Bereaved Strangers and Tabby's Movie Review 10/22/2018
Dead Pets, Bereaved Strangers and Tabby's Movie Review Freight Mabrey on this episode and his wife, Susan, calls in to tell me about how she got over the loss of a family pet because Freight was no help at all.
info_outline Canadians, Ventriloquists, Chili and Female Abusers 10/15/2018
Canadians, Ventriloquists, Chili and Female Abusers Leland Klassen, who's Canadian, takes his first bite of Skyline Chili because David Pendleton and I know how to party. We tell some insider stories about other comics to demonstrate that you only talk smack about the ones you love. I bungled a joke recently and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Then, I don't help Peaches with the laundry while she rants about some crazy talk she read on a Christian woman's blog.
info_outline Scolded, condescension, and The First "Mommy Episode" 10/01/2018
Scolded, condescension, and The First "Mommy Episode" A few minutes of a phone conversation during which The Peaches lectures me about not writing when I'm emotional. It's quite upsetting and I may write about it. I've proclaimed that I'm tired of atheists and I'm not going to feature them on my blog posts anymore. Amanda thinks I've gone too far.
info_outline Andrew Bakes and Children Don't Think 09/24/2018
Andrew Bakes and Children Don't Think Andrew retells the story of how his acquisition of a new vehicle went totally sideways. Peaches and I disagree about thinking and feeling. She's convinced that kids can't think because they don't have language. I'm outraged but manage to remain civil and professional.
info_outline The Intro, Relentless Support and More Social Justice 09/17/2018
The Intro, Relentless Support and More Social Justice The full behind-the-scenes recording of how we got our spiffy new intro. Peaches expresses support for people who don't properly express support. We discuss finding a sperm donor at garage sales. Social justice rears its head again. We can't actually agree about apologies. I make a statement about simplicity that Amanda will never let me forget for the rest of my life...
info_outline Dentists, Weather and John's Birthday 09/10/2018
Dentists, Weather and John's Birthday This Episode: John turns not more than 60 years old. It's my birthday so I make some phone calls and take abuse from my kids. (This is sort of a tradition.) We discuss the many places you might have your tongue grabbed. And we ponder how the weatherman calculates the chances of rain.
info_outline John Is Forced To Take The Enneagram 09/03/2018
John Is Forced To Take The Enneagram This Episode: The Enneagram ! ! (Again!) Peaches gets an explanation of the Enneagram from a friend so she decides to dive into the mystery. The Farkas Family and Aunt Megan joins us and they force me to take the Enneagram myself. It reveals so much! So very much! For instance, Enneagram is different from a pentagram. We sit around eating lunch off paper plates and everybody offers opinions, including me despite the fact that I have no idea what I'm talking about.
info_outline Jeff Goldblum, Grace, Kington and Airport Guns 08/27/2018
Jeff Goldblum, Grace, Kington and Airport Guns In this episode: Cheap Grace and Jeff Goldblum Apparently, I look and sound like Jeff Goldblum. Peaches talks about slapping ALLLLL the baby daddies. Knowing that we'll get in trouble for just talking about this, we discuss which single mothers deserve respect. Let's misbehave so God will be glorified!! Is that a good idea...? Maybe nail polish can make everything better. Peaches doesn't want to tell kids they're special. Then I travel with Kenn Kington and Becky. We talk about a lot of different things including Becky's attempt to smuggle firearms through airport security. There's a story about a duck too...
info_outline Back to School, Scandals, Willowcreek and Predators 08/20/2018
Back to School, Scandals, Willowcreek and Predators School is back in session so it takes awhile to get rolling this time. The Emmi show distracts us as does Collin telling me what he learned. Willowcreek is in the news and Peaches hasn't even heard of it. We argue about what it means to be a "good" leader. Peaches reminds me of something I said previously and forces me to argue with myself. Peaches says nothing good comes from fallen ministries. I disagree. Good thing the kids are there to keep us from throwing punches.
info_outline Potty Training, Armin and Victim Shaming People in Cults 08/06/2018
Potty Training, Armin and Victim Shaming People in Cults This Episode: We try to potty train Emmi
info_outline There Are No Ex-Christians 07/23/2018
There Are No Ex-Christians Road construction slows me down but it leads me to research agricultural equipment. It's time for me to get a more interesting name. The kids are agnostic about the Tooth Fairy. Collin accidentally remarks about a New Testament theology. Bad guys are defined. And I get accused of being a closet Calvinist...again. We try to figure out why atheists get upset about tornadoes. Collin faces his fear of elderly puppets. How much kindness do I have to give in order to make people believe the Gospel...?
info_outline Unprecedented Midweek Episode 07/18/2018
Unprecedented Midweek Episode This is a special episode and I'm not happy about it. The Peaches insisted we record this in order to clarify her position on the Dennis Hensley situation. (It's the previous episode.) As you already know, Pkarlgh, The Peaches doesn't put much stock in emotional responses and apparently, she was emotional during the last episode. I couldn't tell.
info_outline Fired For Being Weird 07/16/2018
Fired For Being Weird My comedy class got hacked so we spend a few minutes talking about how to draw genitals. Emmi misunderstands the word "pants". Good teachers are always the weird teachers. Peaches actually says the N-Word!! (And forces me to edit this episode...) Grown-ups don't talk about scrying pools. Mostly, people don't care what we think. Then we try to figure out what to do with a person with a serious saw-related injury. Peaches says she's invincible but admits she'd be annoyed if she was sexually assaulted.
info_outline Gorilla Souls, Adjectives and Truthfulness 07/09/2018
Gorilla Souls, Adjectives and Truthfulness We ponder whether or not gorillas have souls and more importantly, whether or not haikus are an appropriate way of expressing it. A Christian lady gets upset with me for making fun of haikus (and nitwits)...