We're taking the week off

Hi friends, this isn’t a real episode. Cari and Kelsae are taking the week off for self-care reasons, but will return next week with pleeeeenty of swears. Don’t fret. In the meantime, go check out some of our previous episodes and hang out with us, but like, back in time. It’s what all the cool kids are doing.

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Episode 30: Substance abuse 101

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss substance abuse, addiction, and guidelines for healthy use of substances. Cari used to work in substance abuse, so she shares her knowledge, and Cari and Kelsae each discuss their experiences with substances after leaving Mormonism. There are so many misconceptions about addiction in society and especially among Mormons. You won’t become an alcoholic if you taste your first Mike’s Hard Lemonade. We promise.

Important terms from the episode:

  • Addiction: The inability to stop using a substance despite extreme negative consequences (requires rewarding and reinforcing stimuli).
  • Substance abuse: Using substances to cope with emotions or in large amounts.
  • Physical dependence: The state of requiring a substance to function “normally” without experiencing symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Tolerance: Requiring more of a substance to achieve the same or similar results.
  • Rewarding stimuli: Something that’s inherently rewarding and makes your brain feel good (ex: a substance fills your brain with dopamine).
  • Reinforcing stimuli: When the behaviors you engage with while using a substance are reinforced because the substance impacts your brain in a way that your brain believes you need to continue those behaviors. 

Opening thought by Andrea Gibson 

Closing thought by Dr. Kristen Neff 

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Episode 29: April 2018 General Conference

This week, Cari and Kelsae talk about the most recent General Conference. It was, in a word, unimpressive, despite what a lot of active Mormons are saying. There are two new apostles, seven new temples, and two program changes to discuss. Buckle in.

Opening thought by Rachel Wiley 

Closing thought by Kaveh Akbar 

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Episode 28: Joseph Bishop and sexual abuse in Mormonism

Cari and Kelsae were not planning to do a Joseph Bishop episode, but do an episode they did. They start off with why they were initially quite resistant to talking about Bishop, then launch into their reactions to the events that led us through the scandal through late afternoon 3/30/18. They discuss the systems in place within the Mormon Church that create and protect sexual predators. CONTENT WARNING: sexual abuse, assault, rape, etc. discussed in detail through the episode regarding multiple sexual abuse cases. 

Opening thought by Marvin Bell 

Closing thought by some-kinda-woo-therapy-cards

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Episode 27: Discovering our queer selves

Cari and Kelsae talk about how they discovered they were queer and all the pitfalls that come with being queer women in a religion that erases female sexuality. They talk about exploring queer identities and labels and not feeling queer enough. They finish off by discussing the privilege queer people in heterosexual relationships have and how to not be a jerk. Learn it and learn it well, or Cari will get preachy and read you for filth.

Opening thought by Sabrina Benaim 

Closing thought by Katya 

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