Pirate Monk Podcast

Pirate Monk Podcast

A (mostly) weekly podcast produced by members of the Samson Society


June 7, 2023 55 mins

On this episode: Aaron markets the virtues of living in a sauna and learns about FOMO. Nate reads 6 books on an Alaskan cruise.

Our Guest: Sam Black: a pirate monk, meeting host, author, journalist, and reporter. Sam educates pastors and church leaders on understanding pornography addiction, how it happens, early exposure, trauma and drama, and the volume of males and females consuming. How sharing your story opens the door to othe...

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On this episode: Aaron is excited and gets to shop. Nate will pop in.

Our Guest: John Eldredge: author, counselor, minister, husband, and father.

Be cautious of the cascade effects of trauma. How to practice benevolent detachment and release. You can have freedom or control, control kills. Anxiety and depression rise in direct correlation to the use of social media and news. Be intentional!

Links: Wild at Heart, Books, podcast, Ap...

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On this episode: Nate and Aaron provide updates and ask for help on “the redneck frat house” (The Harbor).

Our Guest: Russ Johnson: former pastor, consultant, podcaster, author, husband, and father. Sharing the good news. If it can be quantified, it can be faked. “You are held by a love that will never let you go!” Allowing those you minister to determine the direction they need to go. The problem is never in the mirror, it's the “...

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On this episode: Nate - McCreary’s Pub is stalking him. Aaron - own your own share.

Our Guest: Paula Jauch, speaker, podcaster, trauma overcomer, survivor, author, wife, and mom. Overcoming with 2 addicted parents, eating disorder, addiction, gangs, and more. “Trauma is the greatest mission field of the 21st century, but the most misunderstood.” “Water seeks its own level."  "Your picker is broken.” 

Links:  Website, Contact, Podca...

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On this episode: Nate and Aaron discuss the first ever event at the Harbor House.

Our Guest: Cathy Loerzel: Co-founder of the Allender Center, author, urban farmer, coach, speaker, wife, mother. “Every single person causes harm, every single person causes delight.” Continue learning despite what degree you do or don’t have. Moving from danger to beauty.

Links:  Contact, Coaching, Speaking, etc. Books: Redeeming Heartache, Brain Ta...

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On this episode:  Nate and Aaron reach into their sack and pull something out, answering mail.

Our Guest: John Pulley, consultant. Vengeance is easier than grace. “I touched my wiener, so God can no longer love me.” The church has an honesty problem. “How’s your heart doing?” Learning to open up in a safe and healthy environment. There are consequences for your actions, even under grace.

Links:  John Pulley


If you have though...

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On this episode: Nate continues to have low quality internet. Aaron discourages WEeing on each other.

Our Guest: Jarrett Samuels, minister, podcaster, husband, father, friend. What is a man? All men are insecure and emotional. Becoming who God created us to be. Your presence matters. Taking Responsibility. Community not innovation.

Links:  Contact, Podcast, Events, Tribe, Etc.


If you have thoughts or questions that you'd like the...

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On this episode: Nate enjoys Amelia Island with his grandkids. Aaron has an indefinite future.

Our Guest: Mo Isom is an athlete, author, speaker, home coming queen, and LSU grad. She discusses growing up in a home with a sex addict. Childhood exposure to p*rn that started a 10 year addiction. How much can I get away with and not go to hell?. Healthy Sexual Conversation for Women and Families.

Links: Books, contact, speaking, other...

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On this episode: Nate inquires about Aaron’s home repair updates. Aaron preaches about fake fruit.

Our Guest: Jason George: minister, podcaster, life coach, husband, and dad. Jason shares his story of growing up in a broken family including abuse, being raised by siblings, early p*rn exposure and addiction. He also discusses being kinda Christian. Even believers can fall back into sin. Healing takes community. Learning good healthy...

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On this episode:

Nate confesses his love for WhataBurger, and Aaron fills his jugs at his neighbors house.

Our Guest: Joe Ryan. Podcaster, coach, Italian and Irish, New Yorker, former bartender and comedian. Sober from drugs and alcohol. Joe hosts a podcast: Its Not You, Its Your Trauma. Owning your actions and apologizing. Having Compassion for yourself.

Links: Joe Ryan: Podcast, Youtube, Instagram, Contact, Coaching Book: The B...

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On this episode: Aaron is getting his home repaired.

Nate holds Aaron accountable for going to England on The Path Retreat.

Nate invites you to go on the Path Retreat too (deadline for signup Mar 31, 2023).

Our Guest: Brody Holloway, co-founder and lead pastor of Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrews, NC. Adrenaline and fear break down walls. Shared experiences are critical for leading and investing in others. Sin management ve...

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On this episode: Nate is home, energized, and has internet. Aaron announces all the announcements.

Our Guest: Wendell Moss: therapist, minister, educator, and speaker. There is not always a side to take - just listen. Sometimes the response to abuse is more abusive than the abuse itself. My feast will never fulfill you.

Upcoming Events: 48 hours of Frankness (Illinois), Walking The Path in England (June 11-17, 2023)

Links: Wend...

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On this episode:

Aaron and Justin answer a listener's letter and offer support. Nate has junk internet in Florida.

***Silas training April 15, 2023. Look for more info soon.***

Our Guest: Robert Bruce Angle III, president & CEO, counselor, minister, achiever, striver, @$$hole, type A and enneagram 8. Former director and expert of small groups.

We commonly experience love to the degree we can trust. Love: giving and receiving of nee...

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On this episode: Aaron tells an embarrassing story of his maturity. Justin takes his kids to the park.

Our Guest: Duane Osterlind, therapist, podcaster, and husband. Duane brings many years of personal and professional experience to the addiction recovery community. When listening to others, the reply is never: “its worse for someone else”. Compassion for the human. We heal through the eyes of others; we need others to see us and l...

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On this episode:

Nate and Aaron discuss the truths behind the 1985 book: Amusing Ourselves to Death.

Our guest: Sathiya Sam, coach, author, podcaster, preacher’s kid.

“If you are unaware, you cannot repair.”

There’s no faith without unbelief. Knowledge is potential; knowledge with action is where real power comes from. He who is most vulnerable, heals the quickest. Learning to articulate your inner life. Prevention: confess a tempt...

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February 15, 2023 66 mins

On this episode:

Our THREE hosts: Erin, Nate, and Aaron.

Erin takes a break from a road trip.

Nate has a prophecy.

Aaron gets butt dials.

Our guest: Jean Masukevich, mom, yogi, spiritual director, trauma informed.

Topics: Enjoy a guided relaxation exercise and meditation. Learning to connect the body to the mind. Listening to your body and responding with love.

“What are you running from, and what are you running toward?”

Links: S...

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On this episode:  Nate and Aaron discuss God’s will.

Our Guest: Michael Basta, clinical social worker, certified Gottman method couples' therapist. Michael conveys hope for relationships, using science. History can predict the future of the relationship, but it is not set in stone. We can change the future, despite past wounds and trauma. The Four Horseman of the apocalypse, and the nine factors of relationship success. Forming a c...

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On this episode: McCreary’s follows Nate around. Aaron watches Hallmark movies.

Our guest: Dr. Quincee Gideon, clinical psychologist.

Topics discussed: Loading the language: creating language inside a group that separates and excludes. Being safe within yourself. Religious trauma, denial of human experience. Stepping into a larger life that isn’t filtered, or second guessed, is grander, is at peace, and is safer. Feeling generally ...

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On this episode:

Nate prepared for the greatest thanksgiving dinner of his life. Aaron loses 12 pounds.

Our Guest: Marnie C. Ferree, recovering addict, director of Bethesda Workshop, therapist (CSAT, IITAP).

Topics include: Reframing hope. Expertise, in helping others, from experience. It's never a bad thing to re-up with God. “Despite all the pain, anger, grief, I’m living my best life.” The importance of support systems. Women in...

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On this episode:  

Nate has a full house.  Aaron shares expertise on Autobots and Decepticons.

Our Guest: Dr. Juli Slattery, clinical psychologist, mom, wife, author, follower of Christ.  God puts the resources in place when we follow His calling. God has given husbands and wives unique areas of power, and they are based on needs and desires. None of this is control, it is power; Influence, not control. The zone of power is underst...

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