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Why the Trek is a Star Trek Discovery review and analysis podcast where David, a lifelong Trekkie who's seen every episode and movie of Star Trek at least once, and Zach, a novice to the Trek world and a hardcore Star Wars fan, break down each episode of CBS's Star Trek: Discovery series. Why the Trek offers a unique, in-depth look into the world of Discovery, as David brings extensive knowledge and expertise of the Star Trek franchise, and Zach provides a fresh, out of the box view of the u ...
 
Seamon Law Offices helps individuals and families across West Virginia prepare for their futures. We have dedicated our entire practice to estate planning to ensure people of all ages and their loved ones have financial security now and in the future. Our ultimate goal is to develop individualized legacy plans for our clients that protect their assets.
 
Welcome to our podcast! My name is Richard Ostler (twitter: twitter.com/Papa_Ostler; FB: facebook.com/richard.ostler.5; IG: instagram.com/papa_ostler/) and am a native of Salt Lake City. I am the author of "Listen Learn and Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints at Amazon (amazon.com/dp/1462135773) and Deseret Book (deseretbook.com/p/listen-learn-and-love-embracing-lgbtq-latter-day-saints) I am the author of two recent Ensign articles on ‘How the Savior’s Healing Power Applies to Repenting ...
 
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My friend Gretchen Seamons (active LDS, RM, married mother of 4 and one grandchild) is working on her PhD in Clinical Psychology and as part of her dissertation wants to interview early release missionaries who came home because of anxiety related issues. If are an early release missionary (under the age of 30) for anxiety related issues and want t…
 
My friend Brian bravely shares his journey with pornography which started at age 11 and is now largely solved. Brian shares all he has learned in his journey and the role of Dr. Cameron Staley (Episode 345) and the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach as part of the Life After Pornography Program (check out their website https://www.lif…
 
From a career as a pro mountain biker in the 90s to running two small businesses on his own, Art O'Connor knows what it takes to be at the pointy end of a race and how challenging it is to do that when you have a limiting schedule. Find out how Art used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 43w and achieve 4.0w/kg for an ultra-endurance fat bike race in …
 
My friend Aly Grunander (active LDS, Married, Age 21) shares her journey starting her mission in New Zealand full of hope and determination and having those dreams crushed with serious emotional health challenges leading to her coming home. Aly, who had no history of emotional health challenges before her mission, talks about that dark time in her …
 
My friend Bob Rees joins us to share principles and insights to bring our families and congregations together. Bob, who holds a PhD and is the Visiting Professor and Director of Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley (see his Wikipedia page for more info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_A._Rees), was a Bishop in a Los Angeles …
 
My friend Clark Morley (age 27, applying to grad school, high school teacher), shares his journey as a gay Latter-day Saint. Clark shares not accepting this part about him until he realized that he was not going to be able to marry a woman. This sent Clark, for the first time in his life, in to a world without hope and feelings of suicide. Clark ta…
 
My friend Andy Miller (Uruguay RM, Westminster Graduate, Mid-Twenties, Works in the Airline Industry) shares his journey as a gay Latter-Day Saint. Some of you may remember Andy's story from the Mormon and Gay website released by the church a few years ago (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/topics/gay/videos/tonyas-story?lang=eng). Andy shares co…
 
My friend Tom Christofferson joins us to talk about his new book which invites readers to learn more deeply about the Lord’s supernal gift of charity and shows how understanding that gift can change our very discipleship. We also talk more generally about Tom’s experiences with his former partner, his family, the local church leaders who have influ…
 
My friend Rosie Card joins us to talk about improving the experience for those attending the temple for the first time with her new online book called “House of Light: Your Guide to the Temple”. Rosie’s book “takes you by the hand” to understand the various stops starting at the recommend desk til leaving the temple. Rosie also, which is consistent…
 
Casper Green raised his FTP 70 watts with TrainerRoad while training for local group rides in Houston, Texas, all while being a busy father and working a demanding job in home automation. Tune in to find out the small changes he made to lose 35 pounds and how he used consistent, low-volume training to reach 4.0 W/kg in episode 38 of the Successful …
 
My friend Jocelyn Fowler (active LDS, married mother of three) joins us to share you journey with multiple mental health challenges. All this resulted a deep dark period of time about 2 years ago with feelings of hopelessness, suicidality and, because of emotional triggers, a decreased connection to her Church community. Jocelyn shares her journey …
 
My friend Serena Jamison shares her journey as a transgender women. Serena is in her early 40’s, a convert to the Church, married with four children. She talks about her long-term journey with gender dysphoria and finally accepting herself in November 2019 as transgender. Serena helps us better understand our transgender friends and how their exper…
 
Stephen Morina is a cellar worker at a winery in Napa Valley, California. It’s a beautiful place to ride, but a demanding and physically challenging job, and Stephen is on his feet for up to 12 hours a day. Using low-volume training with TrainerRoad and smart approaches to motivation, nutrition, and rest, Stephen added 106w to his FTP in less than …
 
My friend Wendi Jagerson, married mother of two and one grandson, bravely shares her journey with complicated life challenges that started after her successful mission in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Wendi starts with her journey with Bipolar II Disorder which was diagnosed in 1994. Wendi talks about how it eventually became very difficult …
 
My friends Darcy and Zach Spafford, active LDS and parents of 8, join us to talk about Zach’s 25-year journey to solve porn. Darcy and Zach, who has been clean for 5+ years and serves in his Bishopric, share how they solved unwanted pornography use in their marriage and how they help others do the same. If you would like to learn more about them an…
 
Michael Brophy is a Physical Therapist, partner and father who uses TrainerRoad to get faster, but also to keep in touch with friends. Using Group workouts with his friends, he’s managed to maintain over 5w/kg with diligent early morning workouts. Find out what he does to enable the sort of consistency he needs to achieve such a high level of perfo…
 
My friends Sam and Autumn Duke, married parents of 3, share growing up with families affected by addiction, mental illness, and suicide. Autumn’s father Klair died in 2003 from alcoholism and addiction. Sam’s mother Jeannie died of suicide in 2019 after 2 decades of severe depression. Sam and Autumn love their parents deeply. They discuss how the G…
 
My friend Emma Errgang shares her conversation story (baptized about two ago) and coming out as LGBTQ at BYU-Idaho. Emma shares some painful experiences (which help learn how to do better) and also many positive experiences with the administration at BYU-Idaho who are deeply committed to improving the experience for LGBTQ students. In particular, t…
 
Jessica Kuepfer is an accomplished multisport athlete that has used TrainerRoad to get faster for everything from criteriums to IRONMAN and Adventure Racing. Find out how Jessica trains for each of these disciplines, how she balances the training with her demanding career as a Communications Director for a national corporation, and what she does to…
 
My friends Nate and Elena share their powerful conversation stories, finding each other at BYU after serving missions, and building a wonderful family together over the next two decades. Nate and Elena share the complexity of having their two oldest children step away from the Church—including their transgender son Glen who they love and support. N…
 
My friend Audrey Chugg (RM, BYU Grad in Public Health)joins us to talk about identifying and then solving her eating disorder.If you have an eating disorder and want to find hope and tools for recovery, please listen to Audrey's story. If you want to develop a family culture with positive messages about food and body image, please listen to Audrey’…
 
Octavio Flores Quintero used TrainerRoad to raise his FTP by 70 watts and prepare for Vallartazo – an absolute dream ride from the high mountains of Western Mexico to the coastal paradise of Puerto Vallarta. Learn how Octavio trained for this event, including how he raised his FTP and improved at VO2 Max intervals, plus how he prepared for and exec…
 
My friend Ben Schilaty joins us to talk about his new book from Deseret Book called “A Walk in My Shoes: Questions I'm Often Asked as a Gay Latter-day Saint.” https://deseretbook.com/p/walk-in-my-shoes-questions-im-often-asked-as-a-gay-latterday-saint. Ben also talks about his podcast with Charlie Bird called “Questions from the Closet” https://pod…
 
Egert Purre earned an Estonian Age Group National Time Trial Championship and raised his FTP 90 watts while using TrainerRoad. Coming from a running and triathlon background, Egert proved stereotypes wrong by winning on a highly technical course and managing very complex pacing requirements. In this episode we dig into all the details of Egert’s tr…
 
My friend Bradley Talbot, Winnipeg Canada RM and former EFY teacher, shares his story as a gay Latter-Day Saint. Bradley talks about his desire to stay in the Church, close with God, marry a man, and together raise a family having family night, attending Church and reading the Book of Mormon. Bradley is graduating in Psychology and hopes for a care…
 
My friend, Carson Perez, joins us to share his remarkable story. Carson begins by reading his spiritual journey, which includes being raised Pentecostal and embracing the Restored Gospel in July 1996, resigning from the LDS Church a year later, being involved with other faith traditions, including earning his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity Sch…
 
My dear friends Cynthia Winward and Susan Hinckley join me to talk about their new podcast At Last She Said It (https://atlastshesaidit.org/), a project aimed at amplifying the voices of LDS women, helping them feel valued and heard, and creating a safe space to share their feelings and experiences. Cynthia and Susan are active Latter-day Saint wom…
 
Hormonal imbalances affect every athlete and often go unnoticed, but Austin Killips has an especially insightful perspective. Austin is a transgender woman who is focused on cyclocross and has had to learn to adjust her training through the process of transition. Tune in to learn what signs Austin has learned to recognize as hormonal imbalance, how…
 
Kent Griffiths and Nancy Ayre, a father/daughter team (and dear friends), join with us to share their valuable experience and insights. Dr. Kent Griffiths earned his Masters and Doctorate of Social Work at the University of Utah and has been a clinical therapist in the Salt Lake area for over 45 years. Nancy Ayre lives in The Woodlands, Texas with …
 
My friend Patrick Mason (Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University and author of “Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt”) joins us to talk about his new book “Restoration: God’s Call to the 21st Century World” available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Restoration-Gods-Call-21st-Century-World/dp/1…
 
My friend McKay Bryson joins us to share his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. I became aware of McKay as he was a guest on Ben Schilaty’s and Charlie Bird’s podcast called “Questions From the Closet”. McKay was on Episode 37 which I encourage all to listen to and share https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/is-there-a-place-for-me-in-the-church/id15…
 
Cameron Seamons raised his FTP by 80 watts with TrainerRoad while training for the Triple Bypass Century and ultra-distance running events, all while being a busy medical school student. Tune in to find out how he manages a 50-hour work week and uses low-volume training for long-distance cycling and running in episode 31 of the Successful Athletes …
 
My friend Ryan Michael Painter joins us to talk about his new book called “The Unexpected Son” which talks about his gay LDS father Michael, who was the first AIDS death in Utah when Michael was 7, and his LDS mother Patti. The book is at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Son-Ryan-Michael-Painter/dp/1735051209 Michael, in his 40s, talks abo…
 
My friend Valerie Nicole Green shares her 50 year journey with gender dysphoria leading to transitioning over the past few years. Valerie, who is a widow with 5 children and 6 grandchildren, talks about how her local congregation is helping her feel welcome and loved. Valerie is one of the founders and co-chairs of Emmas LGBTQ Ministry (check out: …
 
Laurie Rodriguez (mother of 3, two of which identify as LGBQ) and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilde (integrative pediatrician, mother of 8) talk about how to support LGBTQ family members. These two sisters have unique and powerful insights from different perspectives: Laurie with a direct and personal one as a mother with LGBTQ children, and Mary with a pro…
 
My friend Jake Berry, Joined by his friend Nic Quilter, shares his life story. Jake starts with having Cerebral Palsy since birth, difficult situations, setbacks, positive experiences and receiving personal revelation. This is the first time I’ve listened to someone with Cerebral Palsy and I learned so much. Jake talks about being inactive until mo…
 
Laura Alagna never thought she’d be standing on top of podiums and earning her Cat 2 upgrade, but with structured training on TrainerRoad and a lot of hard work, she made it happen. Listen in as Laura shares what she has done to make her successful in cyclocross, how she had to pivot and change focus when she changed categories, and how she used Tr…
 
My friend Rebekah Clark (married mother of 3) shares her journey with OCD. Rebekah, in her 30’s, has been walking this road since age 6. Rebekah talks about the many OCDs that are or have been part of her life including checking, scrupulosity, relationship and "just right" OCD. She shares learning about these OCDs, the impact in her life, and worki…
 
My friend Tony Fieldson (married father of two, active LDS) joins us to talk about his miraculous conversion story, and of his work to build bridges of understanding between members of the church and critics of the church. His goal is not to convert everyone to the Church or to demonize critics—but to bring us together as the same human family in r…
 
My friend Andrea Forsythe bravely shares her story that includes a mental breakdown (or "break open" as she likes to call it), caused from mental health challenges exacerbated by continuously ‘hustling for worth’ as a woman in the church. Andrea talks about the path to heal from the pain and also how this pain/heartache has brought an awareness and…
 
My friend Adam Baker (Masters degree as a Physicians Assistant from Idaho State University)shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Adam talks about life before his successful mission in Wisconsin (including being hyper-religion to overcome being gay), getting a degree at BYU-Idaho, and starting to come out to roommates and family members. Adam …
 
My friend Thomas McConkie joins us to talk about his new online course called “Transformations of Faith”—a contemporary expression of timeless Wisdom as understood through the lens of the Restored Gospel. The course was jointly developed by two non-profits: Faith Matters (https://faithmatters.org/) and Lower Lights (https://lowerlightswisdom.org/) …
 
Triathlete Jamie Berry overtrained and under-fueled, and suffered serious consequences as a result. With medical attention, proper recovery, and better fueling, he eventually came back stronger than before. Find out how Jamie overcame RED-S and used TrainerRoad to break through a longstanding fitness plateau in episode 29 of the Successful Athletes…
 
My friends Fiona and Terryl join us to introduce their new book “All Things New: Rethinking Sin, Salvation, and Everything in Between”. Fiona and Terryl authored three other books: The God Who Weeps, The Christ Who Heals, and The Crucible of Doubt. This book talks about our beautiful restored doctrine and how to better apply it in our lives to heal…
 
My friend Adam Brulotte joins us to share his remarkable story. Adam’s story includes coming out as gay to his parents, his remarkable conversion story to the LDS Church, and then his journey as a gay member of the Church which includes supportive leaders, members and friends. Adam looks at being gay as a gift from God and something neither God or …
 
My friend Al Carraway joins us from her new home in upstate New York. Al, who was on Episode 114, talks about her new book “Wildly Optimistic” and several recent powerful and vulnerable blog posts. If you want to find hope during difficult times, please listen to this podcast. Al has great insights to help all of us grow closer to our Heavenly Fath…
 
Doug Moore raised his FTP by 41 watts with TrainerRoad while training for a multi-day 415 mile ride across the state of Utah, all while being a busy father of 5 with a demanding career and a farm to take care of. Find out how he balanced his training and made low volume training work for ultra endurance in episode 28 of the Successful Athletes Podc…
 
My friend Jace Ure, age 15, joins us to share their journey as a non-binary Latter-day Saint. Jace is joined by their parents Kerin and Aimee, deeply committed Latter-day Saints, who share how they are supporting Jace—who are new on this road and Jace came out only three months ago. This is a great podcast of “living your religion” when faced with …
 
My friend Ashley Rankin (Registered Nurse) joins us to share her two year marriage that ended in divorce about two years ago. Ashley shares why she felt the marriage was the right decision in the beginning, the progression of how things started to change, and how it ended a few months before their second anniversary. Ashley shares the pain and trau…
 
Sloane Tilley used TrainerRoad to recover from being hit by a car and raised her FTP by 34 watts. Tune in to learn how Sloane returned to training after multiple surgeries and a head injury, how she manages fear from her accident, and how she trained to come back even stronger. Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: www.TrainerRoad.com/F…
 
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