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The Forbidden Apple

By Pelayo A. Melissa W.

Welcome to "The Forbidden Apple" podcast, where we explore the relationship between queer people and spirituality. Melissa Weisz, a former Orthodox Jew and Pelayo Alvarez a Spanish raised Catholic meet weekly and sink our teeth into "The Forbidden Apple". We interview LGBTQ artists, activists & clergy from unique religious backgrounds. Recent guests include Arlan Hamilton, Mary Lambert, Sushant Divgikar, Rev. Troy Perry, Ryan Cassata & Senator Weinberg. Join our conversations as we discuss overcoming prejudices, find common ground, and celebrate our differences.

  1. 1.
    The best of 2020 and looking into 2021: with your hosts12/07/2020
    10:10
  2. 2.
    You are not your thoughts: Chris DiMeglio11/26/2020
    34:20
  3. 3.
    Bad with Money: Gaby Dunn11/18/2020
    40:30
  4. 4.
    Queerituality, Unf*ck your spirituality- Mandi Rice11/09/2020
    40:31
  5. 5.
    Brit "Beans" Barron: Good news: you are "worth it"10/27/2020
    29:00
  6. 6.
    The Jewish Cabaret - David Djemal10/21/2020
    35:31
  7. 7.
    Queer Astrology- Colin Bedell (Queer Cosmos)10/13/2020
    54:02
  8. 8.
    Unholier Than Thou: Phillip Picardi10/02/2020
    27:03
  1. 9.
    Black and Jewish, an orthodox rapper: Y-Love/ Yitz Jordan.09/23/2020
    45:15
  2. 10.
    A Course in Miracles: Rev. Yolanda and Rev. Glen Ganaway.09/17/2020
    35:00
  3. 11.
    Gay and Catholic: Jay Malksy09/15/2020
    30:58
  4. 12.
    How to find joy during the COVID19 pandemic: with your hosts09/09/2020
    26:04
  5. 13.
    "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text": Casper ter Kuile08/26/2020
    38:30
  6. 14.
    A Chaplain on Rikers Island's trans unit: Ethan Roberts08/19/2020
    31:53
  7. 15.
    "The witches made me do it": Ryan Cassata08/10/2020
    29:33
  8. 16.
    LGBTQ History: Rev. Troy Perry.08/03/2020
    51:08
  9. 17.
    "Mr. Gay India": Sushant Divgikar aka Rani KoHEnur07/27/2020
    26:37
  10. 18.
    "GOD vs. GAY": Jay Michaelson07/20/2020
    37:50
  11. 19.
    Re-introducing "The Forbidden Apple Podcast": Pelayo Alvarez and Melissa Weisz07/12/2020
    8:12
  12. 20.
    Happy anniversary to "The Forbidden Apple": with your hosts.07/08/2020
    20:44
  13. 21.
    Hummingbird Humanity: Brian McComak06/30/2020
    36:09
  14. 22.
    #Blacklivesmatter & #Unchanged movements: Q Christian 06/24/2020
    35:24
  15. 23.
    Queer heretic: Kevin Whiteneir 06/11/2020
    30:33
  16. 24.
    Bonus: Meditation with Marisa Viola (MNDFL)06/04/2020
    22:51
  17. 25.
    It's about damn time: Arlan Hamilton05/24/2020
    18:08
  18. 26.
    Jewish orthodox comedian: Leah Forster05/18/2020
    20:56
  19. 27.
    7 Weeks of Purpose: with your hosts05/16/2020
    5:31
  20. 28.
    A life coach to master your identity: with Frank Paul Vignola05/11/2020
    34:05
  21. 29.
    "Unorthodox": the Unofficial review: With your hosts.05/03/2020
    19:14
  22. 30.
    "Justin Case and the Closet Monster": Mark Julien04/26/2020
    20:51
  23. 31.
    Masterchef Canada winner: Jennifer Crawford04/06/2020
    38:56
  24. 32.
    "Shame is an ocean I swim across" - Mary Lambert03/26/2020
    55:04
  25. 33.
    Latter Day Lesbian: Mary Rutt & Shelly Johnson03/16/2020
    57:53
  26. 34.
    Spiritual necessities of the BDSM, Kink, Poly and alternative communities: Rev. Dr. Deborah Berman03/05/2020
    54:30
  27. 35.
    Finding peace in "Thich Nhat Hanh" walking meditations: Nora Berman02/24/2020
    36:40
  28. 36.
    Using Storytelling for Social Change in the LGBTQ+ Movement: with your hosts.02/17/2020
    16:16
  29. 37.
    New Jersey Senator: Loretta Weinberg.02/13/2020
    31:19
  30. 38.
    The future of religion: with your hosts.02/03/2020
    23:00
  31. 39.
    Finding spiritual solutions to financial problems: Martin Cowart01/27/2020
    52:12
  32. 40.
    An openly queer priest: Rev. Liz Edman01/21/2020
    59:47
  33. 41.
    A generation of transmen changing television: Logan Rozos01/13/2020
    28:06
  34. 42.
    The Creativity Guide: Peter M. Krask01/05/2020
    56:31
  35. 43.
    Making your New Year's resolutions stick: with your hosts. 12/29/2019
    14:42
  36. 44.
    Holiday musings: with your hosts12/22/2019
    17:27
  37. 45.
    Qutie App- LGBTQ Dating: Katy Ray12/17/2019
    43:29
  38. 46.
    Coming out on Univision's 'Despierta America' : Luis Sandoval.12/08/2019
    45:11
  39. 47.
    Discovering Reiki, chakra therapy, crystals and shamanic healing: Rev. Jeep Ries12/01/2019
    47:40
  40. 48.
    Little Miss Westie: Joy Reed11/24/2019
    29:26
  41. 49.
    Bringing the pride flag to church: Jamie Jones.11/18/2019
    35:31
  42. 50.
    Conversion therapy survivor "Boy Erased": Garrard Conley.11/11/2019
    47:31
  43. 51.
    Growing up gay and Amish in America: James Schwartz11/02/2019
    30:19
  44. 52.
    Making abstract concepts relatable: with your hosts.10/28/2019
    28:03
  45. 53.
    How reading the book of mormon led her to atheism: Madison Hatch10/20/2019
    50:13
  46. 54.
    Episode S1E18 BONUS "Soulnotskin"10/18/2019
    5:06
  47. 55.
    Soul not skin, a journey to self: Jen Slumac.10/13/2019
    44:34
  48. 56.
    Birthright & interfaith family secrets: Sarose Klein10/06/2019
    33:22
  49. 57.
    The Qurated Podcast: Sam Graham & Alexander Yen09/29/2019
    25:42
  50. 58.
    A gay minister at Church of the village: Jorge Lockward09/22/2019
    53:00
  51. 59.
    The importance of being witnessed: Chani Getter09/15/2019
    45:43
  52. 60.
    Reminiscing with a Catholic school girl: Catherine Montesi09/08/2019
    40:18
  53. 61.
    Transitioning as an Orthodox Jew: Josephine Altzman09/01/2019
    41:56
  54. 62.
    Gender roles: Hasidic "Mishpacha" vs Catholic "Familia" : with your hosts.08/25/2019
    28:21
  55. 63.
    Daily miracles: Sontaia Briggs08/18/2019
    38:29
  56. 64.
    Listening to your inner voice: with your hosts.08/11/2019
    26:57
  57. 65.
    "We are all twilight people": Jeremy Lentz08/04/2019
    38:40
  58. 66.
    The meaning of prayer beyond religion: with your hosts.07/28/2019
    23:35
  59. 67.
    “Lesbian is not the storyline”: Matilde Ascheri07/21/2019
    27:00
  60. 68.
    “No day but today”: Moshe Henderson.07/14/2019
    26:49
  61. 69.
    Queer and Muslim: Wazina Zondon & Zahra Ladak07/07/2019
    33:32
  62. 70.
    Sink your teeth into "The Forbidden Apple": Pride06/29/2019
    11:19
  63. 71.
    Get to know our host Melissa Weisz: An ex-Orthodox Hasidic Jew06/29/2019
    7:53
  64. 72.
    Get to know our host Pelayo Alvarez- A Spanish raised Catholic.06/29/2019
    13:02

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