Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered

By Ben Kraker & Jason Tieri

This podcast is all about giving voice to those who might not otherwise have one--and it's also about creating space for listeners of all backgrounds to find growth and healing together as a community. Join our conversations so that we can create more understanding around mental health issues, faith struggles, and break down stigma. Let's help each other live life unfiltered!

  1. 1.
    Ep. 145 || Unfiltered talk about covid-19, mask mandates, and more
    1:12:47
  2. 2.
    Ep. 144 || Friend & returning guest Megan D. joins us to chat about her mental health journey
    1:08:00
  3. 3.
    Ep. 143 || Ben's 15-year-old son Stefan joins us and shares about what it's like to have Ben as his dad
    1:01:16
  4. 4.
    Ep. 142 || One of us has covid, the other is overwhelmed. Ben talks about ending therapy - for now. Wrestling intro songs and what makes Jason feel alive (or not)
    1:15:44
  5. 5.
    Ep. 141 || Deconstructing & Reconstructing Faith with Amanda Waldron
    1:00:01
  6. 6.
    Ep. 140 || Recapping Ben's meaningful family trip to Montana & Oregon
    57:37
  7. 7.
    Ep. 139 || Mike and Jason (Ben is on vacation) sit down for a personal format episode and talk beards, Tupelo Honey, how we fight like girls, and break room therapy. 
    1:09:39
  8. 8.
    Ep. 138 || How to Improve Your Mental Health
    55:48
  1. 9.
    Ep. 137 || Hot Topics with Mike, Jason, and Ben: burnout, poking fun of "Christians," and outlawing hunting in Oregon
    1:14:07
  2. 10.
    Ep. 136 || Jason's diagnosis, Ben's "judgment" of Jason, couples therapy, why Ben is anxious about hackers, and the moonwalking bear makes his return
    1:02:49
  3. 11.
    Ep. 135 || Is faith even real? How do you prove the existence of God? Listen as former pastor Katherine Roberts challenges Ben & Jason in their thinking
    59:55
  4. 12.
    Ep. 134 || Cringey parenting scenarios + wanting GOOD vs. THE BEST for our kids
    56:04
  5. 13.
    Ep. 133 || Broken Like Me author Joe Reid joins us for a raw conversation about his mental health journey
    47:48
  6. 14.
    Ep. 132 || Ben and Jason ask each other some loaded questions, celebrate a listener's win, and get real about their shortcomings
    1:25:22
  7. 15.
    Ep. 131 || 3 years ago, Ben was a hot defeated mess...this podcast wasn't much better! Listen as Mike and Ben reflect on growth, hope, kayaking, and post-covid church in America.
    1:21:20
  8. 16.
    Ep. 130 || Friendship can be hard to come by for men, but it can also be so life giving. Listen as we chat with our friend Larry about men & friendship.
    1:31:18
  9. 17.
    Ep. 129 || Physical vs. Mental Health: Stressed nurses making preventable medical errors, vicious cycle of obesity and depression, UK vs.US focus on mental health
    1:05:15
  10. 18.
    Ep. 128 || Talking to kids about sex, Mother's Day debrief, paternity results, filtered early days of Threads
    1:20:54
  11. 19.
    Ep. 127 || Jason & Mike revisit the American flag in church conversation and Jason calls Mike to the carpet about therapy.
    1:18:48
  12. 20.
    Ep. 126 || Politics, Derek Chauvin's conviction, killing of Ma'Khia Bryant, deconstructing faith, and more with Zack and Brandon (Say What Needs Saying Podcast)
    1:23:23
  13. 21.
    Ep. 125 || A bit of hope for parents of young kids - the tantrums won't last forever, no matter how overwhelming they seem.
    46:12
  14. 22.
    Ep. 124 || Revisiting Episode 1, then: Isolation & Anxiety, Trouble at Work, Friendship Interrupted, and Anti-Mission Trip Discussion!
    1:30:40
  15. 23.
    Ep. 123 || Leaving Christianity: long-time Threadie Joe Pellerito shares about his journey to and away from Christianity
    1:25:29
  16. 24.
    Ep. 122 || Our wives sit down for an open conversation about our mental health. It's raw, it's real, but most importantly it's honest. Jason reveals the results of his paternity test.
    1:26:31
  17. 25.
    Ep. 121 || Cash bail, on the road parenting, and a reckoning in Jason's family of origin
    1:16:00
  18. 26.
    Ep. 120 || Does God exist? What happens after we die? What's the point? - with Pastor Mike & Dave the finance guru
    1:46:53
  19. 27.
    Ep. 119 || Our own blogger Chris joins us to talk about his fasting experience and mental health journey
    57:56
  20. 28.
    Ep. 118 || New job, cannabis & other brain altering substances, and why church?
    1:06:43
  21. 29.
    Ep. 117 || 9 Things You Should Never Do In Life
    1:29:30
  22. 30.
    Ep. 116 || Dawn Taylor: Ass Kicker & Hope Giver joins Ben & Jason in the deep end of conversation
    1:07:06
  23. 31.
    Ep. 115 || Jason’s friend and financial advisor Dave joins us to talk GameStop, retirement, and married vs. single finances
    48:44
  24. 32.
    Ep. 114 || "The Fight" that almost killed Threads, discussing listener Q's, and getting real about our mental health
    1:18:07
  25. 33.
    Ep. 113 || Does the church promote gluttony? Is it a problem if they do? Listen in as we chat with health & fitness coach Kate Muesing
    54:48
  26. 34.
    Ep. 112 || Anxiety: how it causes Jason to say mean things, while it causes Ben to panic and elevates his heart rate
    58:42
  27. 35.
    Ep. 111 || Real talk: Trump's mental health, insurrection at the Capitol, and the Divided States of America
    1:05:25
  28. 36.
    Ep. 110 || Holiday Reflections: family drama, dentist avoidance, and the ugliness that is seasonal affective disorder
    58:39
  29. 37.
    Ep. 109 || Remembering 2020
    49:32
  30. 38.
    Quick update from Ben & Jason
    1:07
  31. 39.
    Ep. 107 || Your marriage is probably messy, and that's OK. wsg Nathan and Emily from the Twice as Less Not Perfect Podcast
    1:13:07
  32. 40.
    Ep. 106 || TikToker Jeremy (that pastor from Oklahoma who voted for Biden) joins us
    1:06:29
  33. 41.
    Ep. 105 || Jason stands up to family toxicity and Ben’s rough day at his new job
    1:29:57
  34. 42.
    Ep. 104 || Recovering drug addict Mel boldly shares about how her struggles inspired her to go back to the streets
    46:17
  35. 43.
    Ep. 103 || Longtime Threadie and pastor Mike VanDrie gets real about big questions, and claims that Ben was popular in college!
    1:37:53
  36. 44.
    Ep. 102 || Big changes as fall rolls in, debriefing last week's episode about abortion, and Ben and Jason settle an argument/fight
    1:08:34
  37. 45.
    Ep. 101 || That was awkward - a conversation about abortion and drugs
    51:35
  38. 46.
    Ep. 100 || Creating Value & Navel Gazing as we Celebrate 100 Episodes!
    1:32:17
  39. 47.
    Ep. 99 || Ben & Jason share personal updates and chat about mental health, faith, and uncomfortable conversation
    1:09:47
  40. 48.
    Ep. 98 || Overcoming Adversity with Kawan Glover
    38:29
  41. 49.
    Ep. 97 || "The Cult of Christianity" author John Verner joins us for an uncomfortable conversation about faith
    47:41
  42. 50.
    Ep. 96 || Mental Health: Covid-19, police, and the workplace. BONUS: Ben takes a call from a preacher while recording
    1:21:20

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