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BREAK YOUR BIAS - In a world where its getting harder to know who to trust and easier than ever to block out opposing view points, every week Konrad & Matt open their minds & challenge their personal bias' by trying on a new world view or perspective. Each episode is a fun deconstruction and helpful reconstruction of religious or political ideas for those willing to explore ideas outside their echo chamber & learn to understand their "enemy".
 
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In this BONUS episode Konrad brings together a progressive christian and a conservative christian in a dialogue... called "Hearing From the Haters". In the conservative corner we have Frank Holzhauser who is an Adventist Radio show Host from the bible belt of America. In the progressive corner we have Matthew J Distefano an Author and podcast from …
 
Konrad chats with Youtuber & Podcaster Will from Renaissance of Men, a group that aims to help men find purpose and meaning in their lives. Is he a well meaning revolutionary mens activist? or Sexist, Homophobic Republican? We explore - Whats the problem with men? - The importance of the nuclear family - Feminism, is it good or bad? - How society h…
 
In this episode Konrad speaks with Ubud Manifestation and EFT Tapping coach Jennifer Harmony. We discuss; - How does manifestation work? - What spiritual beliefs are behind it? - Manifestation and conspiracy? - The subconscious mind and why we hate ourselves - Can you manifest heath and money? - Wisdom v intellect - The law of attraction - Manifest…
 
In this episode Konrad shares with Matt his journey exploring the idea of manifestation. How does it work? and where does this idea come from? We explore; - How do you manifest? - Can you heal yourself with your mind? - What is synchronicity? - What are Angel Numbers? - Is there a divine energy guiding your life? - Can you control your destiny? - I…
 
Ex Pastor Matt reads a book that re-traumatises him a little. We explore; - Is hell real? - One man's person experience with Hell - Stories of people who have visited hell - The great devil deception - LSD and the hippy movement - The New World Order brought in buy Republicans - How do we not go there? - UFO & Aliens - Demonic Spirits - Kundalini Y…
 
In a world of fake news and "alternative facts" who do we trust? and how do we speak with those on the other side of the culture war? First up, Konrad and Matt hear from some haters and then speak with Matthew from Ground News. A news aggregation platform that helps its readers identify the bias and agenda behind the news we consume. We discuss; - …
 
Konrad and Matt explore the conspiracy hidden within Christianity about who is saved and who isn't! In this episode Matt dives into the idea of Christian Universalism, a dirty word in many christian churches... but could this idea change your life? We discuss; - What is Universalism? - How could all christianity gotten it so wrong? - Konrad meets P…
 
Konrad gets triggered Konrad kicks off the show by confessing to Matt when he was recently triggered and got sucked into commenting on instagram by Melissa Dougherty Ideas Digest goes to war! Konrad creates his first enemy of the show. Going Deeper Konrad Interviews Monica from the organisation Secular Pro Life, we explore; - When does life begin? …
 
In this episode I speak with a christian who is Pro-choice. I speak with progressive christian YouTuber Brenda Marie Davies aka God is Grey about her views on abortion and her personal experience about the topic. We explore - - Why men should care about abortion access. - When does 'life' begin? what does that mean? - How the human soul works - How…
 
In this episode Konrad explores the dangerous front lines of the abortion debate by exploring the popular pro-life book Unplanned. We explore; - Abby's (the author of the books) journey from pro-choice to pro-life - The most powerful pro-life arguments - The political landscape of the debate - The cultural landscape the debate - Did this book chang…
 
Matt & Konrad explore the idea of prayer and how it works (if it does in fact work)... In this episode we explore - Konrad's prayer he's not sure god answered... - Pr Matt and his old ways of healing prayers - Does "God" answer prayers - What kind of "god" answers or does not answer prayers - profound unexplainable prayer stories - A new definition…
 
Konrad chats with the host of the podcast Conspirituality Derek about wellness influencers and how we get sucked into their lies. We discuss - How to make a guru - The growing wellness influencer movement - Tactics influencers use to make money - The wellness to conspiracy pathway - Why we fall for conspiracy theories - How do we know what is true?…
 
This week Konrad and Matt catch for a PLUS exclusive episode and explore some of the recent episodes along with new controversies on the front lines of the culture war this week. We discuss; - The problem with progressive christians - Konrad's instagram feud with @biblicalandreformed - The Manly rugby jersey controversy - Why conservatives don't su…
 
Konrad chats with film maker Helen Rollins in Belfast about how much we can know ourselves and what the hell is psychoanalysis. We discuss; - Who the hell am "I" - What we are missing in life - You will never be whole and complete - Why we are so politically divided - Repression and how not to 'sin' - Why you believe in conspiracy theories - We are…
 
In this episode I catch up with long-time friend of the show Keith Giles and explore some of the concepts of his new book. We discuss - Certainty - Deconstruction - What you can/cannot know about God - Why you don't know anything and can't trust yourself - Where christianity goes wrong - Having sex with god? - Doubt is real faith - Reconstructing a…
 
Konrad catches up with longtime friend of the show Peter Rollins in his home town of Belfast Northern Ireland after Pete's yearly event called 'Wake'. - The God you REALLY believe in - Christians don't take the death of God seriously - Religion of instagram - How to be happy - What is 'sin' - What is 'grace' - The problem with Hillsong - Why we are…
 
Konrad chats with YouTuber Debunk the Funk about COVID, Science & Misinformation. We discuss; - How to navigate misinformation - Anti-Vax v pro-vax - Tactics used to create an anti-vaxxer - The problem with science - The problem with big Pharma - Can science be trusted? - Can you really "do your own research"? - Who can you trust? - Trusting scienc…
 
Konrad & Matt, uncut chat chat with Ex Hillsong & Youth Alive staffer Dave, on why he joined & why he left. In this episode Konrad & Matt dive into the good the bad but mostly the ugly behind mega churches like Hillsong. We explore; - Why does someone join Hillsong? - What is toxic about Hillsong? - Is it all so bad? - Who is to blame? - What God d…
 
In this episode Konrad and Matt explore the phenomenon of near death experiences. Matt tells us the story of Anita Moornjani (from her book Dying To Be Me) , her near death experience and miraculous healing from cancer. We discuss; - Near death experiences (or NDE's), are they "real" - Can you literally be healed from cancer by "energy" - Is there …
 
Konrad and Matt try on a new idea and see how it fits. Understanding COVID-19 Conspiracy theories. In order to understand the 'Anti-Vax' movement around him, Konrad read the wildly popular book "The Real Anthony Faucci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma & the Global War on Democracy and Public Health" by Robert F Kennedy. In this episode we discuss; - Underst…
 
This week Konrad & Matt discuss what is dividing us this week; - Abortion - The Australian Election Konrad chats with long time friend of the show Brian Mclaren about why religion sucks at politics. We discuss - Jesus & politics - The problem of christian politics - How can we see our bias - What is the antidote to Bias - Social justice and christi…
 
Each week we release bonus content for the Super Friends of the show. Here is a small sample of one bonus episode released in the lead up to the Australian Election. Konrad, Christian & Alice discuss some idealistic silver bullet solutions to the problem of politics in America and Australia today. To hear the episode in full and support the show, c…
 
In this episode we discuss the upcoming Australian Election & why policies matters/doesn't matter with good friends of the show Christian & Alice. We discuss - Australian v American elections - The basics of Australian voting rules. - Why politics is hard - Why politics matters - Why politics doesn't matter - Why you could care about politics Acces…
 
In this episode we explore science and prayer by looking into a book called "The Power of Prayer" by Larry Dossey. We discuss - Does Prayer work? - Who do you pray to? - What science says about prayer? - Should you pray? - Which god is the best one to pray too? Access the uncut PLUS subscriber episode https://ideasdigest.supercast.com/ Support us w…
 
In this episode Konrad & Matt go back to their Adventist roots and explore the journey of a man named Roger who spent some time in the Satanic church worshiping fallen angel Lucifer. Roger tells of some scary demonic stories and how he almost didnt escape. We explore; - Is the devil real? - Talking with the dead - Talking with the devil - The super…
 
In this episode we chat with friend of the show Seth Taylor about how he learnt to talk with Ghosts. We discuss - - Are ghosts real? - What are Ghosts? - What is the difference between Ghosts and Demons? - Why can't science prove ghosts are real? - Personal experience v science - Christianity, Jesus & fundamentalists Connect with Seth https://setha…
 
In this episode we chat with Journalsit and Author of the book The Psychic Tests - Gary Nunn. We explore his journey from vocal sceptic of mediums a psychics to empathetic sceptic of mediums and psychics. We discuss - How to test Psychics - Are they legit? - Are psychics more harmful or helpful? - Who uses Psychics? - Why people use psychics - Unde…
 
In this episode Konrad shares with Matt his exploration of the book 'The Psychic Tests' By Garry Nunn. In this episode we explore - Famous people who use mediums - Predictions people had come true from mediums - Powerful corporations who use mediums to predict future finances - Are psychics tapping into something real? The book: https://www.goodrea…
 
In this episode Matt shares his personal journey of deconstruction and the thoughts and experiences that lead him there. From fundamentalist Adventism to progressive christianity, into athiesm and beyond. We discuss; - Fundamentalism - Seventh Day Adventist Denomination - The similarities between Apple and Religion - Speaking in tongues & Demon pos…
 
In this episode I speak with Dr Safi Kaskas lecturer, reaseacher who translated and published the Qur’an into simplified English in January 2015 and published The Qur’an with references to the Bible in January2016. We discuss; - Is Islam a religion of peace? - How to interpret the Qur'an? - What the Bible and Qur'an have in common? - Why translate …
 
In this episode we speak with Abdurraheem Green a Islamic Influencer speaker with many talks on Instagram, youtube & Facebook. We discuss; - Uncomfrotable truths of Islam - Islam in the west - The problems with the west - The Problem with Isis - Why Islam is the Truth - How Abdur Raheem came to believe Islam to be the truth. - Interpretations of th…
 
In this episode I chat with Australian Author & Director of Sweatshop Literacy Movement Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad. We discuss; - Racism in Australia - Islamophobia - Terrorism & Islam - Identity & Stereotypes - Overcoming the raciam divide in Australia - The themes of his books Connect with Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad https://www.sweatshop.ws/staff-i…
 
In this episde I chat with Yasmine Mohammed, Canadian human rights campaigner, & Author who advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries. In Yasmine's book she shares her story of being raised in a radical Islamic household & how she escaped. We discuss; - How Yasmine Became an Atheist - How Yasmine escaped radical Isl…
 
In this new experimental episode, we explore the perspective of Yasmine Mohammed, and how she came to believe that Radical Islam is a threat to women and society. In this episode we explore just some of Yasmine Mohammed's personal story as described in her book Unveiled - How the Left empower Radical Islam. The Book https://www.yasminemohammed.com/…
 
In this episode I speak with Muslim Sexual Health Advocate Sameera Qureshi. We discuss; - Jihad - What is "traditional Islam" - Being 'progressive' - The extremeist stereotype - Is Islam a threat to democracy? - What the west does not understand about Islam - How to read the Quran - Islam in the West. To connect with Sameera https://www.instagram.c…
 
In this episode we speak with Dr Zuhdi Jasser. is the Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and Co-Founder of the Muslim Reform Movement. We discuss; - Reforming Islam - Why he is often on Fox News - Islamism v Islam - Is Islam compatible with democracy? - Does Islam hate America? - What Muslim stereotypes he faces? - Do…
 
This is an episode Replay from my conversation with celbrity chef Pete Evans from a year ago. As the covid crisis continues on, vaccines roll out, many people might shre Pete's views and I had the opportunity to explore them a little deeper. In this episode we speak with controversial Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans. Pete Evans is frequently a…
 
In this episode we speak with Simon Hill from the Plant Proof Podcast. Simon Hill is a Physiotherapist and Nutritionist who is passionaire about making nutritional information simple. We disuss; - How science is communicated in the media - The problems with the mainstream media - Science, how complicated is it? - The evidence hierarchy, why we dont…
 
In this episode we chat with sexologist, author, social worker Dr Joe Kort about male sexuality and sex. We discuss - Gay sex - What is sexual fluidity? - What does non-binary mean? - Porn, good or bad? - The problem of men, sex & shame - Homosexual attractions in straight men - What does it mean to be gay & bi - What is sex therapy? Connect with D…
 
In this Ideas Digest first I sit down with two friends of the show at the same time, well known Author of The Shack William Paul Young & author & theologion and good friend of the show Brad Jersak. In this honest and vulnerable conversation we discuss; - Hell - Salvation - Love - Pastors & Sexual Abuse - Forgiveness - Redemption - Depression & suic…
 
In this episode we speak with Melinda Tankard Reist who is an author speaker & advocate for womens and girls. Melinda is best known for her work addressing sexualisation, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking and violence against women. We discuss; - The porn industry - Commodification of sex - Ethical porn - Men &…
 
Alice Greczyn is an actress, model, writer, and the founder of Dare to Doubt. In this episode we explore her journey from Charismatic Christianity to Atheism, from conservative politics to …less conservative politics. We Discuss; Deconstruction Progressive christianity Religion & child abuse Religion, politics and America Ethics after religion Vacc…
 
In this episode I chat with Teash, a Queer Pastor of a Baptist church in Melbourne Australia. We discuss - LGBTQ+ rights - Gay conversion therapy - Victorian Conversion therepy legislation - The Bibles stance on same sex relationships - Teash's journey to becoming a church pastor - What its like being a Queer pastor in a christian world Contacts me…
 
In this episode we chat with Paul Anthony Turner, a pastor based in Kentucky. We discuss - What is 'Queerness' - Was Jesus Queer? - Christianity and homosexuality - Over sexualised view of humans - How homosexuality helps heterosexuality - Morality & sexuality - What its like being a gay pastor? Connect with Paul Anthony Turner https://www.instagra…
 
In this episode we speak with Youtuber and Author Brenda Marie Davies (God is Grey) about what she descrbies as the "rabbit hole of sexual exploration" she descrbies in her memoir. We discuss - Purity Culture and sexual trauma - A modern christian sexual ethic - Problems of hook-up culture - Female sexual pleasure - Masturbation Connect with Brenda…
 
In this episode we speak with Harmony Grillo, founder of Treasures, an outreach and support group to women in the sex industry and survivors of sex trafficking. We discuss - Harmony's journey into and out of the sex industry - Sexual abstinence & empowerment - The exploitation of the sex & porn industry - Abuse, trauma and exploitation - Why women …
 
In this episode we chat with Sheila Gregoire who is an author, speaker and blogger on the the topic of sex and marriage within the christian church. We discuss - The problems with what christians have been taught about sex - How women have been harmed by bad sex ed - The "orgasm gap" - The problems with "hook-up culture" - Re-defining sex - Sex & i…
 
In this episode I speak with Dr Tina Schermer Sellers who is an Author and PHD in Clinical Sexology. We discuss; - The history of Purity culture in America - Christianity & politics - How American & christianity ruined sex - Sex before marriage - Sex in Christianity - Masturbation - How to educated your children regarding sex & sexuality - Porn - D…
 
In this episode we speak with Blair an exvangelical content creator behind the instagram account "Talk Purity To Me". We discuss: - Blair's journey growing up in the conservative christian south of America. - The problems with purity culture - Abuse of power in religious structures - What is purity culture & why is it harmful? - Feminism Connect wi…
 
In this episode we chat with Cinda Banks, an Australian sex and relationship coach who shares about her unique marriage where both her and her husband are openly sexually non-monogomous. We discuss - Polyamory - How a non-monogomous marriage works - Co-dependent relationships - Sexual fluidity - Sex - Traditional marriage and relationships - Sexual…
 
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