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Today Nate and Aaron talk virtual meetings and follow up on some listener responses to last week's episode.  You get that and a MINI MEETING, and it all happens today, on the Pirate Monk Podcast.


Today's Music:

Dive - Steven Curtis Chapman; Another Day - Steven Delopoulos; Said the Son to the Shine - Earth Suit; Blue Train - John Coltrane


Episode 253 * Kaka Ray

Today, Nate and Aaron sit down with trauma specialist Kaka Ray to learn about how trauma affects addiction and what we can do about it.  Kaka will be a workshop teacher at the upcoming retreat.  To learn more about what she's up to, check out,


Today, we've got it all! Unsolicited book reviews, witty banter, a mini-meeting, and the pièce de résistance, a conversation with BraveHearts Michael Leahy.  He'll be chatting about his exciting new thoughts on how to use technology to put connection, recovery and growth on a steroid regimen that won't get you a 30 game suspension.  We're talking about hacking the system today, on the Pirate Monk Podcast.



We've got a mini-meeting, we've got updates, and we've got our old friend Michael Johnson talking about dating with a bigger picture in mind and guarding your heart in the process.  You might not be dating, but if you've got little kids, trust me, you'll want to think through this stuff.  Log on, stay tuned, plug in, the pirates are on the air.  To connect with Michael and his work, head on over to:



The boys are back in the same state and in the same room catching up...mini-meetings are rolling...and some lads from Texas describe how you can have an amazing retreat with your brothers without any permission from your mommies! It's all happening today, on the Pirate Monk Podcast.

This week Nate and Aaron discuss a blog about Game of Thrones, and read a question from a listener that needs your input.  After that, Nate chats with Noel Bouche of Pure Hope.  To find out more about Pure Hope or to check out Noel's podcast, head on over to:



Sit back, put up your feet, or start your lawn mower (Tom), and enjoy a chat with Andrew Osenga of the Normals and Caedmon's Call.  He'll be talking through some of Nate's favorite songs and their stories off his newest album.  If you would like to keep tabs on what Andrew is up to, check him out at http://www.andrewosenga.com/ 

At the beginning of the episode, the boys listen to a modern adaptation of the poem The Hound of Heaven written by Francis Thompson produced by Emblem Media LLC. The book was written by Brian and Sally Oxley, Sonja Oxley Peterson with Dr. Devin Brown. Illustrations by Tim Ladwig.  Here is the link if you want to check it out in its full glory.


Today Nate & Aaron get answers to one of their most asked questions.  "What about the women?" "How can my wife get this kind of community?"  To answer that question they've enlisted a bevy of lady travelers to talk about their journies.  To find out more about getting involved, contact Erin at:  women.to.women2717@gmail.com

The administration would like to apologize for the audio during the first segment and makes all promises necessary to ensure that listeners believe audio problems will NEVER happen at ANY time EVER in the future.  

Nate and Aaron chat about the Scotland retreat and play some audio clips from the experiences of its participants.  

Today the boys chat with Dina Alexander MS, about how to talk with kids about technology and sex.  Dina is the author of some great books that will help educate parents and get the conversations started.  Check out her resources at:



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