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Groovy.Hot damn and hell yeah. People need to listen to ‘Drunk Ex-Pastors.’ It’s about religion, sure, but it’s about everything else too.
These two guys in Washington state—Jason Stellman and Christian Kingery—tell stories about their experiences in and out of the church that reek of oversharing, but it’s delightful oversharing that I so far can’t get enough of. Also they drink a bunch of booze during every episode.
Thinking with any sort of religious/metaphysical bent is too easily pigeonholed as wacko fundamentalism, but these guys turn that notion on its ear. They are just as likely to talk about the fruits of the spirit as they are to make glad reference to Washington's recreational marijuana laws. They’re cool dudes.
Those who attend a church will benefit from the non-God talk. Those who don’t will benefit from hearing two disillusioned former pastors talk about what it’s like. Episode #25 makes a perfect onboarding for new listeners.
I profiled these guys in depth for the Daily Dot.