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Thereafter

Cortland Coffey & Meghan Crozier

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Welcome to the Thereafter, a place where we explore life on the other side of faith change. We’re here to break down the binaries, deconstruct the dualities, and wander through what it looks like to live in the gray. In church, we were told that life after leaving would be a bitter wasteland of unfulfilling hedonism. But we’ve discovered quite the opposite. There is actually a vibrant community of people on the other side of faith who are finding space for hope and healing. Come along, as we ...
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Cheers To Leaving!

Rachael Kuttes & Cameron Smith

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Welcome to "Cheers to Leaving," the podcast that's all about expanding our horizons and embracing diverse perspectives. Join your hosts, Rachael and Cameron, as they embark on a new journey of understanding and connection. In this revamped season, Rachael and Cameron, both who left their evangelical Christian backgrounds, are shifting the spotlight to illuminate stories that exist beyond the realm of Christianity. With an open heart and a commitment to fostering dialogue, they explore the na ...
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This is an introduction to TSB Podcast! What makes a SB? A SB is someone who is not afraid to create their own box, working and living to never compromise their integrity. I believe integrity IS a sexy word and more relevant than ever.
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Today's episode might be a mind-blowing topic for those of you who grew up in the evangelical satanic panic. Today we are talking about satanism, and you might be surprised - it has nothing to do with Satan. Our special guest today is Kyra Maddix - Kyria and I connected on TikTok - she has 50k followers and likes to talk about her beliefs surroundi…
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Join us today as we learn about Wicca. And who better to walk us through the world of Wicca than Susan Grafton, a practicing wiccan. Susan talks about what drew her to Wicca, rituals and practices, symbolization, deities, and where to start if you're interested! She is determined to get that toaster. (IYKYK) The Real Margie Mack, the Happy Medium W…
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We know we've been so behind!! We promise we have more amazing episodes on the way with some incredible guests. Today we bring you a conversation we recorded a while back with our dear friend Celeste Irwin. It was such an amazing convo and we're so glad we're finally getting to share it! Celeste Irwin (she/her) is a transgender, lesbian woman. She …
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This week on the pod we are exploring Gnosticism! Don’t know what it is? No problem. Listen as Cameron and Rachael tell you all about this strange forgotten early century Christian belief that other Christians never wanted you to know about. We’ll talk all things history and cosmology of this religion as well as some astrology, vibrations, how tikt…
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TW: Mentions of rape and sexual assault This is the last of our purity culture series. For this last episode we had an amazing conversation with Mattie Jo Cowsert. Before terms like “deconstruction” “purity culture” or “Exvangelical'' became hashtags all over the internet, Mattie Jo’ popular blog God, Sex & Rich People exposed the sometimes painful…
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This week on the pod we bring you a conversation with Phil Drysdale. For over a decade Phil has been sitting with people as they navigate the difficult process of deconstructing their faith. As well as doing research on the phenomenon. Check out all his work at https://www.phildrysdale.com/ If you enjoy listening to the show, please consider headin…
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The word/theme for this episode is devastating. In this episode we discuss sex expectations in purity culture, relationships, relationships during and after deconstructing, late-stage adolescence, sex therapy and much more. Our special guests today are Julia Postema and Jeremiah Gibson! They are the co-hosts of the podcast Sexvangelicals: The Sex E…
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Today we are releasing a more impromptu conversation that we got to have with our dear friend @Transvangelical about the ways we react when prominent straight white men in evangelicalism decide to become affirming of the LGBTQ+. Fort those who may have missed our previous conversation with Transvangelical on the pod make sure to scroll back and che…
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This is one of the few episodes we will be releasing over the next few weeks regarding purity culture. If you've been listening to us for a while, you know purity culture is something that often comes up in our episodes and I wanted to do a mini-series focusing on it. Here to discuss their own journey with purity culture, we have Canadian queer alt…
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This week we're so grateful to be sitting down with Sarah McCammon. Sarah is the author of the newly released book The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. She is a National Political Correspondent for NPR and cohost of The NPR Politics Podcast. Her work focuses on political, social and cultural divides in Americ…
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On today's episode we sit down with our guest Alycea, better known around the web as @Transvangelical. Alycea is a trans theologian, linguist, Bible translator, and sex worker. Much of her work focuses on reclaiming sexuality as an integral part of who we are. Make sure to go give her a follow in all the places! You can find links to all her things…
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Our first episode back after the break and we are diving right in! Join our hosts as we journey into the depths of archetypal paganism. What does a cheeky squirrel, Marvel movies, and the trinity have in common? This episode! If you wanna know what the heck we're talking about, click play! Grab your cloak and staff, and join us as we raise a toast …
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On this weeks episode of the pod we sit down with Brandon Flanery! We are so excited to share this episode with you. Brandon's new book is out now and available everywhere! You can find links to follow Brandon everywhere and get a copy of his book at his website: https://brandonflanery.com/ If you enjoy listening to the show, please consider headin…
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This week we don't have a guest. It's just Meghan and Cortland sitting down to chat about the Content Warning Event which happened over President's Day weekend in Portland, OR. If you missed attending virtually, a replay copy of the recorded sessions will be available soon via ContentWarningEvent.com. Also, be on the lookout for details about next …
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This week on the pod we have Carly Butler on to talk about her soon to be released book Apocalypse Child. We're so grateful to have this chance to chat with her and are so excited to be sharing it with you! You can find all the links to pre-order the book and follow her on all the socials at: https://linktr.ee/carlymbutton Remember, that there's st…
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Matt @TheSnarkyGent returns to the pod (again!) to talk about the Evangelical Training Program Industrial complex. This is part 2 of our conversation! Remember, that there's still time to register for the #ContentWarningEvent (both Virtually and In Person). You can register to attend at https://www.contentwarningevent.com/ We'd love to hear from yo…
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On our hiatus episode today we're going to explore original sin. Oh yeah, shes a doozy. But dont worry, we have an amazing guest here to walk us through the mess of being born sinful. Phil Drysdale is a companion to those going through the painful process of deconstruction. He conducts research on those who deconstruct, has various free resources, …
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For this Hiatus episode we must go in the way way back machine to 2021 where Rachael Collaborates with the Deconversion Therapy pod! We talk about our individual stories, purity culture, being 'good', non denominational church's as well as porn and masturbation! You know, all the good stuff. To find out more about Deconversion Therapy: https://www.…
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Matt @TheSnarkyGent returns to the pod to talk about the Evangelical Training Program Industrial complex. This is part 1 of our conversation! We had so much to talk about we had to break it up. Look out for part 2 next week! We'd love to hear from you too, so if you are wanting to drop us a text note or voice memo we'd love to hear from you! You ca…
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Bringing back a fan favorite while we're on hiatus! In this flashback episode from 2022, Molly and Rachael discuss cringey memories from christian weddings you just cant get out of your head. We talk about our cringe stories we remember, and our listeners tell us theirs! You might wanna grab a drink for this one. Support the Show. Facebook Suppport…
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Exvangelicals and Heathens, welcome back to another episode of 'Cheers to Leaving'! Our final episode of the year! In this episode we share a brief recap of the podcast's theme and the topics covered throughout the season. We reflect on the journey we have taken as well as our listeners have taken, highlighting key moments, insights, and lessons le…
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This week we sit down with Trey Ferguson (known to many of us as PastorTrey05)! We're so excited to share this conversation with you and hope you take a moment to visit https://www.pastortrey05.com/book and pre-order a copy of his soon to be released book! And don't forget to follow @PastorTrey05 across all the socials! We'd love to hear from you t…
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Releasing a collaboration we did with the Burning Eden podcast 3 months ago when they had us on their show. We cover our individual stories, talk theology, sex ed, and much more. We had so much fun with Baph and Mel! Go check them out. To watch the video see below: (94) Baph and Mel Say Cheers to Leaving! - YouTube Check them out: The Burning Eden …
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No guest this week! Instead, Meghan and Cortland catch up about the conversation that seems to be constantly coming back up from evangelicals on the internet, which is, WHY WE'RE ALL DECONSTRUCTING. We'd love to hear from you too, so if you are wanting to drop us a text note or voice memo we'd love to hear from you! You can email those to us at Hos…
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We are so sorry this is out late! But we are so very excited to be releasing this episode with Flamy Grant! In an effort to get it out ASAP I'm going to make the show notes here short so we can get get this published and have you enjoying it right away! You can check out Flamy's Kickstarter at: https://KickFlamy.com or visit her website https://www…
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We've all heard the term 'Jezebel spirit.' Well today we are diving into the biblical story of Jezebel and what that term actually means. Jezebel Spirit: Refers to a perceived spiritual force or attitude characterized by manipulation, control, and a rebellious nature, often associated with the biblical figure Queen Jezebel. - basically, she was jus…
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This week we have a return guest!! Will from episode 013 returns to the show for an amazing conversation! Don't forget to give Will a follow over on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/heretical_theology/ and leave them a comment telling them you found them through the pod! Also, for those interested in the event we mention at several points in …
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Join us for an enlightening episode of Cheers to Leaving with See You on the Side! We talk with Leah and Christine and delve deep into the world of psychedelics and their incredible potential for healing and personal transformation. In this thought-provoking discussion our two passionate and informed guests share their personal experiences and insi…
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This week on the pod we are so grateful for the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Brittany Bruton! Brittany has been a dear friend of ours since before we were podcasting and we've wanted to have her on the pod for so long now! Make sure you give her a follow over on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/brittnbloom/ Also, if you're looking for a …
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No guest this week. Cortland and Meghan sit down to chat in a shorter episode than usual. We cover all kinds of topics coming off a weekend of getting to hang out IRL. Get into it! If you are wanting to drop us a text note or voice memo we'd love to hear from you! You can email those to us at Hosts@ThereafterPod.com. Please let us know in the email…
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Were you a missionary kid? Want to learn some missionary lingo? Then this episode is for you. We go down rabbit trails including but not limited to, group edging (you heard me), comedians we like and don't like, church porn/masturbation accountability groups and much more. Jonathan is a graphic designer by day and stand-up comedian by night. The so…
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What an honor to have the one and only Almighty God on the pod! They, of course, need no introduction so let's all just jump in to the interview! Don't forget to follow God around the socials: on Twitter: https://twitter.com/almightygod on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@real_almightygod on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/almightygod.bsky.socia…
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We are so excited to be sharing our conversation with Matthias Roberts on the pod today! Matthias (he/him) is a psychotherapist specializing in religious and spiritual trauma and the author of Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms. He hosts Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being and holds two master’s degrees from The Seatt…
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Welcome babies! In this episode we discuss our favorite genocide story! Did you know Noah's ark isn't only in the Bible and actually appears in history EARLIER than the Bible but slightly different? We discuss that and more in this episode! Lets dive in and talk about that one-time God swiped right on the flood and murdered everyone. Cheers! Suppor…
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Meghan and Cortland chat about what we've been up to and what we have planned for season 4. We're so excited for the conversations we're going to be having and sharing with all of you this season! If you enjoy listening to the show, please consider heading over to apple podcasts to rate and review us. If you really enjoy the show, we would love to …
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This is a special crossover episode with Dr Clint Heacock of the Mindshift Podcast. Clint was a pastor, Bible College teacher, and was baptized at least 2 times! We ask him about his upbringing, baptism, Christian nationalism, trump and the evangelicals and much more! For part 2 of this episode, please check out Clint's podcast here: https://podcas…
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TW: Sex trafficking Sound of freedom hit theaters July 4th and it is an independent action film directed by Alejandro Monteverde. The story is about Tim Ballard. He is a former Department of Homeland Security agent and the founder and former CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) an anti-sex trafficking organization. Sound of freedom tells …
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Join us today as we learn how to trust ourselves, live in our bodies, find our voice, use our emotions as clues, befriend inner critics, and interact with ourselves with compassion. No easy task but if you know us, you know we love a good challenge. Thankfully we have Catherine here to help us. Catherine Quiring is a Licensed Mental Health Counselo…
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Where to begin! Welcome to another episode of our Bi-weekly Chronicles. We are joined in this episode with Sharon and Tracey from Feet of Clay – Confessions of the Cult Sisters podcast! If you don't know about Tracey & Sharon, they used to be in Last Days Ministries, led by Christian music super-star Keith Green. In this episode we really get to kn…
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We are jumping right back into this episode and continuing our conversation with Shannon TL Kearns, a former fundamentalist who became the first openly transgender man ordained to the Old Catholic priesthood. If you have not listened to Ep 65 with Shannon you may want to do that before listening to this weeks episode. We discuss trans issues, trans…
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In this compelling episode, we sit down with Shannon TL Kearns, a former fundamentalist who became the first openly transgender man ordained to the Old Catholic priesthood. We discuss trans issues, trans theology and Christianity. We also discuss how people can be in better solidarity with trans folks today and what listening to trans folks might o…
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Welcome to our summer mini-sodes! We have decided to be done with Season 3 but don’t want to go all summer without hanging out and connecting with all of you, so we’ve decided to do mini-sodes that will pretty much just be our Twit-Bits segment of the show each week (or as close to weekly as we can manage during the busy summer! We hope this way we…
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Join us in this thought-provoking episode with Marla Taviano, a woman who wears her heart on her t-shirts, embraces a colorful world of love and justice, and finds solace in the beauty of poetry. Her journey of becoming a heretic and reckoning with her past is an inspiration to us all! Marla Taviano – a woman of many passions and a love for words t…
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Welcome to our summer mini-sodes! We have decided to be done with Season 3 but don’t want to go all summer without hanging out and connecting with all of you, so we’ve decided to do mini-sodes that will pretty much just be our Twit-Bits segment of the show each week (or as close to weekly as we can manage during the busy summer! We hope this way we…
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It's exactly what you think it is! Welcome past trauma and past cringe VBS themes that give you the ick. Join us as we indulge in past memories of bible stories, skits, hand motions, and songs untold. We will dive into the weird ass snacks and more that made up our childhood. Prepare to cringe and embrace the Vacation Bible School stories. Lets div…
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Welcome to our summer mini-sodes! We have decided to be done with Season 3 but don’t want to go all summer without hanging out and connecting with all of you, so we’ve decided to do mini-sodes that will pretty much just be our Twit-Bits segment of the show each week (or as close to weekly as we can manage during the busy summer! We hope this way we…
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Our guest today is Dr Laura Anderson here to share her EXtimony - shes founder of the Center for Trauma Resolution and Recovery. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Mind-Body Medicine, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, is certified in Somatic Experiencing, and is a Certified Complex Trauma Professional. We ask her listener quest…
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Our guest today is Dr Laura Anderson here to share her EXtimony - shes founder of the Center for Trauma Resolution and Recovery. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Mind-Body Medicine, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, is certified in Somatic Experiencing, and is a Certified Complex Trauma Professional. We ask her listener quest…
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Welcome to our summer mini-sodes! We have decided to be done with Season 3 but don’t want to go all summer without hanging out and connecting with all of you, so we’ve decided to do mini-sodes that will pretty much just be our Twit-Bits segment of the show each week (or as close to weekly as we can manage during the busy summer! We hope this way we…
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You will likely recognize our guest today from her social media reels on Instagram speaking out about Christian fundamentalisms hidden realities. If not, go check them out they are great! Today's topics we cover Christian fundamentalism and how its seeping into our politics! They have a hidden agenda and yeah it sounds crazy but so does reality. I …
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