This is a special GKO / Sex in the Pews Simulcast, because this is a topic everyone needs to hear!

Four years ago Jason Arkin succumbed to suicide while a student at Northwestern University. His parents, Doctors Steve and Karen Arkin decided to turn their unspeakable grief into a tribute to Jason’s all-too-brief but remarkable life. They, along with the Doss family who also lost their beloved Sara to similar circumstances in 2015, purposed to take these tragic events and to rise from the fiery ashes and create the Speak Up Foundation. They are united in breaking the silence and reducing stigma surrounding all mental illness and suicide. We, in the Sex in the Pews family, are united with them!

What does mental health awareness and celebrating sexuality and exposing the historic ill-effects of religion on the human psyche have in common? Listen and you will know the truth and the truth shall make us free!

This is how Jason's Dad, Dr. Steve Arkin describes the show, "This podcast that I did today goes in several directions. I talk about Jason and his struggles but we also discuss stigma of those affected by mental illness and those affected by suicide. We talk about some of the science regarding identification of mental illness but also why some people respond to one treatment over the other, genetic versus environmental factors and new imaging which could help in treatment plans. We talk about the role of neurotransmitters and the signs of potential suicidality. Particularly isolation both real and perceived. We also talk about socialization issues which contribute to behavior changes. I would like to thank Glenn and Owen for allowing me to have this important discussion with them. Any comments or questions, either here or private message, are welcome. Please share." Thanks, so much, Doc!

NSFW or children. Strong Adult Content, Language, Compassion, Humor, Insight and Condemnation of Religion.

A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking and genital mutilation.

 

This very special edition of GKO features Carla Berry Staats, Joe Leurs (U.S. Marines Veteran) and Austin Azzarelli (U.S. Army Retired). They are co-founders of W.A.R. – Warriors At Rest.

W.A.R’s. mission is to assist combat service-members and first responders heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. They achieve their objectives by providing a neutral safe space, listening to concerns, and customizing a treatment plan using proven methods including Equine Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and holistic technology currently used by NASA. Austin and Joe know from whence they came, having both been wounded in combat. Carla has been working with veterans for many years and has brought these two remarkable heroes together to make a significant contribution to the healing of their fellow warriors and our first responders.

Now you have the chance to meet these amazing beautiful humans and hear their incredible stories of triumph and compassion.

Visit WAR @ https://war-warriorsatrest.org/       

GKO returns with a bang as best-selling author Rich Cohen joins us online to talk about his new book: “The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship of a Killer and the Birth of a Gangster Nation” plus so much more!

We learn about Rich’s father Herb Cohen who was known as the “World’s Greatest Negotiator” as he negotiated with the Soviet Union and who Donald Trump wrote a blurb for his book causing the elder Cohen to say that if Trump won the presidency, he would get the ambassadorship to Barbados. Hasn’t worked out that way so far.

The guys talk about Rich’s relationships with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Harry Caray, Irv Kupcinet, Mark Bazer, Billy Williams, why George Halas helped the Green Bat Packers, the Sopranos, the Godfather, organized crime, the JFK assassination, and the mob’s ties to presidents like James Buchanan, FDR, Harry Truman and Kennedy, Rich salves Glenn’s wounded emotions from the collapse of the Tampa Bay Lightning, compares and contrasts that with their shared love of the Chicago Cubs and his commitment to writing the history of Camp Menominee, already titled, “Hats Off to Thee”.

If you enjoy smart and entertaining podcasts, you are not going to want to miss this one. It ain’t going to be boring!

Chicago native and psychotherapist David Schwartz comes online for a rare occurrence—a double dip show with GKO and Sex in the Pews. A fascinating, wide-ranging conversation ensues with David explaining why experiencing winters in colder climes is beneficial. Glenn steals a line from Jeff Goldblum and makes the case for rationalizations. Then the fellas discuss the importance of “the story you tell” and David and his family’s huge impact on Glenn’s camp career (including their support during “the religious years”), David’s own podcast “Don’t Be a Dick” is resurrected, the Coach makes the case why being a dick should be considered a positive thing, plus way more! It definitely ain’t going to be boring!!! 

NSFW or children. Strong Sexual Content, Language, Intellect, Humor and Condemnation of Religion. 

A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking.

Although we may be slightly biased, Angel Gabriel is be one of the most talented up and coming singers and musicians on the scene. In this GKO, we learn how Angel met the Coach’s daughter Hannah at age 16, how it felt coming into a family with four brothers, his Fantasy Camp experience, the difference in racial attitudes between Savannah and Atlanta (and the powerful song which he wrote about America’s race issues), about his relationship with his father-in-law, lots of music and much more. This one ain’t boring and is a ton of fun.

Strong Language AND Genius Music.

A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking.            

“When they reject you, they are doing you a favor.,” said special guest Marshall Burtcher

On the most powerful GKO, the Coach’s most recent Life Coach Marshall Butcher comes Online bringing his expertise and considered experience to the Beautiful Humans. An expert in helping people heal from toxic codependency, Marshall knows from whence he comes. He is a survivor of narcissistic abuse and chronic childhood emotional neglect.  Marshall has walked the path of loneliness, being haunted by the shame that never seemed to end, chasing love that no one ever seemed to be able to give him. In this episode, Marshall not only articulates and emotes about his own experience but also helps Owen understand some of the co-dependent toxicity he has experienced.

Everyone has experienced the detrimental effects of co-dependency. Everyone should listen here and to know help is available at FreetheSelf.com. It ain’t going to be boring. That’s for sure.

Strong Language, Emotions and Humor. A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking.            

Glenn was recently challenged philosophically by what he heard on Joe Rogan’s podcast with Russell Brand. First of all, Owen does an hilarious spot-on Russell Brand impression. Then the Boys discuss the lessons learned and missed post 9/11, Libertarian Presidential Candidate Harry Browne’s strategy about it, Glenn’s relationship with Harry, leadership traits discussed about the Founding Fathers, FDR, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump, what a possible scenario or leader would look like that would bring the U.S. together, and why Joe Rogan’s and Thomas Jefferson’s comments may be leading Glenn to further evolve his political perspective. It ain’t going to be boring, to be sure.

Strong Language and Humor. A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking.  

GKO proudly presents “Two for Tuesday” as Owen rejoins Glenn Klein Online for a wide-ranging conversation which starts with a dialogue about the Coach’s job history including some very frustrating moments between his successful career as the owner/director of Camp Menominee to his becoming a full-time Life Coach and Podcast Host. Then a thorough discussion ensues about some beautiful human's propensity to be drawn to authoritarian rule, why Abraham Lincoln may have been the closest thing the United States has ever had to a dictator and why some of Bernie Sanders’ supporters voted for Donald Trump and why they may do it again. It ain’t going to be boring!

Strong Language and Humor. A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking.

This hot off the presses GKO commences with Glenn bemoaning “his” Tampa Bay Lightning being swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a record-setting regular season and why he loves sports, history, nonfiction literature, film, television and summer camp. His monologue continues with an explanation of how to most effectively approach competition, using Presidents Trump and Obama as examples. Then, as promised, Da Coach, father of six grown sons and daughters, goes into great detail about the “Nickel Ceremony” strategy he developed to incentivize and positively reward his and Dawn’s children as they were being raised. This is a must listen to for any parents, grandparents or beautiful humans interested in rearing healthy and productive young people. It ain’t going to be boring!  

This fresh episode of GKO commences with the Coach explaining why “what happens is not what impacts us emotionally. It is the knowing of what happens which affects us”. Plus, what has happened psychologically to society because of the 24/7 news cycle. Then Glenn welcomes Certified Life Coach and Recreational Therapist Eliot Andre online. The life coaching colleagues discuss why people bully each other, solutions to bullying, the importance of embracing both the masculine and feminine sides of one’s personality, effectively dealing with mental health issues, not judging beautiful humans who have succumbed to suicide, plus much more. It ain’t going to be boring!    

  

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