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Josh tells us what he is learning about being a father

Use Your Words

Release Date: 05/13/2020

Should we tear down statues of controversial historical figures? show art Should we tear down statues of controversial historical figures?

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A recent trend in the unrest in America is groups of people tearing down statues (illegally) that they feel are problematic.  We have gone beyond cancelling people to wanting to cancel statues of historical figures.  Should this be allowed?  What does this trend say about America?  How is this related to last weeks episode?

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Aaron wanted to talk about Chap/Chop this week.  He wanted to talk about them even though he didn't know too much about the inner workings of this.  So Paul decided to school both Aaron and Josh on what has been going on over there.  So let's take a look a look at what is going on in Chaz/Chop/Chap/whatever it's named now a days.

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Another bonus clip (read: outtake) from this past Wednesday's episode.  There was no context to keep it in the episode but was too good not to share.

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Vulnerability In America show art Vulnerability In America

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Vulnerability in Americans seems to be almost nonexistent - partially as a result of our culture that likes to be individualistic that preaches that showing any vulnerability is a weakness instead of a strength.  It has caused a rampant increase in mental health issues as well as a multitude of other issues.  With that as the backdrop, the guys wanted to talk about vulnerability this week - so join us for this important discussion.

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This is a bonus episode.  It was extracted from this past Wednesday's episode as it was not on topic - but at the same time - it needed to be shared.

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Aaron wants to talk about Heaven - so we do it! show art Aaron wants to talk about Heaven - so we do it!

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This month seems to be the Aaron month with him bringing up ideas/topics to drive the conversation - while Josh goes and buys a saw online  (more on that on Friday).  Aaron brings up a couple of things he wanted to discuss - such as a discussion on Heaven - and what it means that we don't deserve to go to heaven by our own nature and what does that mean in our everyday life and our spiritual/religious life.  Listen to the conversation - mostly between Paul and Aaron - but Josh does jump in once in a while.  While Aaron wanted to discuess a couple of things - we end up not...

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We are in the dumbest timeline show art We are in the dumbest timeline

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The TV show community has the concept of the darkest timeline in the series to drive part of the narrative.  While re-watching the series, Paul was struck with the idea that we are in the dumbest timeline.  What does it mean to be in the dumbest timeline?  Let's find out.

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Bad Christians show art Bad Christians

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This week Aaron wanted to talk about bad christians.  No - not the podcast but those who claim to be christian and yet do things that are deceptive, or knowlingly false.  We also talk about the issues with judging as a Christian, and we learn that Josh...well...you have to listen to it.

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Thoughts on Mentorship show art Thoughts on Mentorship

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I had the privilege of being part of a podcastathon to help raise money for an organization that helps kids learn how to better socialize, learn skills, and go through life - in other words they mentor them.  This got me thinking about how mentoring has been impactful in my life both as a mentee and a mentor, and how we are really lacking in that department in America right now.  So let's talk about why it's important - and what you can do about it as well.

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Aaron and Josh reflect on getting older show art Aaron and Josh reflect on getting older

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Both Aaron and Josh recently had birthdays, and as they have gotten older have started to reflect on things as they have changed. We tell Aaron what his birthday surprise was supposed to be and how he ruined it.  Aaron then goes on to talk about how he is feeling like an old man now that he is a quarter of a century old.  After this revelation that is a quarter of a century old, Paul prods them for what they have learned growing older and how their expectations have been with getting older versus reality.

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Josh is now a married man.  Due to Covid he and enforcer pushed their wedding forward and turned it into a quarantine wedding with just a couple people present.  While this is a new thing for him - he is learning not only to be a husband but now is learning what it is like to take care of a pet.  Paul prods and asks questions about this and of course (Paul being Paul) leads it down a spiritual track taking what Aaron and Josh were thinking was just a quick catchup conversation into a serious bend.

 

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Check out our Monday episodes for shorter, but topically relevant episodes.  This month Paul is talking about mental health as May is mental health awareness month.  Join us - and let's make talking about mental health normal.