Episode 16: Tom Porter

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Episode 16: Tom Porter

 

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A memorial episode about my Uncle

 

Attributions:

Host: Erin Furian

Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian

Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian

Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library

Background music is Passing Time by Kevin MacLeod

 

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Episode 15: Embracing Change with McKrae Game

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Episode 13: Embracing Change

Guest: McKrae Game

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McKrae Game
McKrae Game

Former Ministry Leader and speaker McKrae Game was fired by the board of the ministry he started to help Christians struggling with homosexuality when he could no longer keep to himself that he didn’t think God hated gay people.  Well that and his porn habit. After more than two years of processing that firing and coming to accept himself, he came out as a gay man in July 2019.

He asked for forgiveness from his former clients and began speaking out against Conversion Therapy. McKrae obviously missed having a mission in life and is turning to embrace being a front-line advocate for banning gay conversion therapy.

In this interview McKrae shares his view of life now that he’s out and coming to grips with what that means for himself and his family.

Find out More about McKrae https://www.facebook.com/mckrae

Ex-ex-gay?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex-ex-gay

Conversion Therapy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_therapy

Exodus International https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exodus_International

Sugar Mountain Ski Patrol https://www.facebook.com/Sugar-Mountain-Ski-Patrol-99390204063/

Sugar Mountain Resort http://www.skisugar.com/

 

Attributions:

Host: Erin Furian

Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian

Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian

Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library

Meow – Mapplekitty

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Episode 14: Fatherly Expectations vs Autism with Thaddeus Howze

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Episode 14: Fatherly expectations vs Autism

Guest: Thaddeus Howze

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Thaddeus Howze
Thaddeus Howze Author | Editor | Futurist | The Answer Man

Thaddeus Howze’s had a lot of hopes and dreams for his son. When his son was diagnosed with severe Autism at the age of two those hopes and dreams were radically altered. The doctors said his son should be institutionalized, that Thaddeus should give up on his son.  The doctors were wrong.

Our conversation covers how Thaddeus fought back and overcame his own expectations for his exceptional son to give him the best chance possible to succeed in a neurotypical world

Find out More about Thaddeus

https://thowze.carrd.co/?fbclid=IwAR0hTAWrHToBE89WVyx8dUO-UsRCns4pnokIydR83cSTuu-N0wTD7RCzHlU

https://www.facebook.com/notes/thaddeus-howze/thaddeus-howze-is-the-answer-man/2558632577516317/

If you have questions about Autism please check out the Autism Speaks website – https://www.autismspeaks.org/

 

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Attributions:

Host: Erin Furian

Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian

Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian

Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library

Meow – Mapplekitty

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Episode 13 – Neurodivergent ADHD with Anjie Furian

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Episode 13 – Neurodivergent ADHD with guest Anjie Furian

Anjie Furian
Anjie Furian, Sound Engineer

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In this episode our very own sound engineer Anjie Furian steps up to the mic for an interview for the show.

Anjie is was recently diagnosed with ADHD and that diagnoses has changed her life. We talk about what she had wrong about ADHD and the changes that being on medication has made in her life.

Links:

How to ADHD YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-nPM1_kSZf91ZGkcgy_95Q

The Shel Silverstein Poem that Anjie reads: The Loser
https://www.amazon.com/Shel-Silverstein/e/B000AQ15KI?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

Facebook Group: Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/AdhdAdultPage/

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Attributions:

Host: Erin Furian

Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian

Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian

Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library

Meow – Mapplekitty

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Episode 12 Divination What? with Lupa

Lupa is a professional artist and published author comfortably ensconced in the Pacific Northwest that I ran across on Facebook when for some reason the algorithm decided that I would be interested in a divination work shop. I wasn’t but I did issue a friendly challenge to her to try and convince me that I was wrong about divination.

A friendly conversation ensued and Lupa gave me some insight into what I was wrong about in regards to how she practiced divination.  She’s one of the most down to earth and practical pagans I’ve ever met she also makes some great artwork form dead things

you can see her website at TheGreenwolf.com and buy art at http://thegreenwolf.etsy.com

 

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I was so wrong about what it’s like to be disabled

During Erin Ehm V Blatchford I got up on my soapbox a little bit.  It’s my microphone I can rant if I want to. What I didn’t know is that the Tuesday after that episode aired, I’d end up going on a journey into what its like to have a disabled spouse with limited mobility.

My wife, and the I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcasts sound engineer, was injured at her day job. The injury has resulted in a lot of constant pain, the inability to walk, and a battle of wills with the workmen’s comp insurance people.  My type extroverted, walk 5-6 miles a day wife, is suddenly unable to cross the house or stand in front of the stove to cook her own meals, or stand up in the shower, or walk through a grocery store. Or in fact go to just about any store that doesn’t have one of those little electric carts for a disabled person to use.  Also, it being Christmas time is means me dropping her off at the door that Does have the electric carts then circling the lot to find a parking space some where in the outer reaches.

After being trapped in the house for a week and her getting tired of having to wait for me to walk in from outter Mongolia whenever I did take her to the one or two stores that have the carts, we asked for an got a temporary disabled card from her Doctor and DMV.  No at least she feels like she’s a little more normal and can get from the parking spot to the building under her own power.

My heart, is a do for herself kind of gal. She’s the one who takes care of the family.  Having to have others do for her is a blow to her sense of self.  Being in pain constantly is draining. Couple that with not knowing yet how long this will last or exactly what’s wrong (thank you slow ass insurance company) and you get a seriously grumpy wife who is looking for anything that helps her to feel normal.

Guys she decided by herself that she needed to get a wheel chair so she could go to stores that don’t have the electric carts.  That’s both a big step in taking care of herself and an admission of how much pain trying to walk with her fucked up leg is.

So, I’ve been experiencing second hand how little our world is designed for people who aren’t fully able bodied as we learn how to navigate with her injury.  She can’t drive because it’s her right leg, so I must get her to all her appointments and that leaves her without the use of the car while I’m at work.  There is only so much she can do at home sitting with her leg elevated. And sitting still for long has never been her strong suit.  Then as soon as I get home, we load her up in the car for whatever appointment or errand she has or just to get her out of the house!

Once out we must deal with people who don’t look at wheel chairs or carts and almost aim to be right in the way.  People dodging in a wheel chair is Not easy! Also, have you noticed that stores don’t make their isles wide enough to navigate with a shopping cart let alone a wheel chair. Throw in that everything is designed for someone at standing height. Counters become barriers. Isle displays become obstacles. Clothes racks become mazes. And suddenly nothing is within reach. Not to mention doors with out handicap auto openers might as well be brick walls.

And that’s just the inside of stores.  The next time I see someone parked in a handicapped spot with out a tag You can bet you ass I will be confronting them.

Now if we can just get the damn insurance preapproval for the MRI we might be able to find out What is fucked up in my wife’s knee that makes it hurt so bad she can bend it more than a few degrees.

 

Episode 11 Erin Ehm v Blatchford

In early November Erin Ehm tried to do something that seemed liked it should be easy to do.  She was wrong.  This episode recounts her efforts to get her prosthetic foot fixed and how she ran up against a company decided to be less than helpful.  Her angry diatribe on Facebook struck a cord with many people and has been shared over 500 times

you can read the post here

Okay guys, I'm angry.Living my life is expensive and complicated. I make it seem easy, but it really is anything but….

Posted by Erin Ehm on Monday, November 4, 2019

People understood Erin’s anger and reached out to Blatchford to express their disapproval.  There was enough of a buzz that Blatchford attempted a response

you can see it here

 

Frankly to me it looks like a Now now little girl we know whats best run along now. *rolls eyes*

 

 

 

 

Frankly I think that in this story its Blatchford that is wrong.  They have the ability to help but are refusing to even though Erin was willing to pay for the help.

But you listen to the story yourself and decide.

Echelon VT Endolite

Thankful

Hey guys

I want to share with you a big reason why The I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast got off the ground.

Anjie Furian

Seriously that’s the big reason right there.  I got everything together for the podcast and got my first couple of interviews recorded. But the editing is when I ran into issues that I had no familiarity with.  My wonderful wife asked if she could help.  I was leery.  Not because I didn’t think she could do it but because I didn’t want to rope her into something that I viewed as a long term project and that I wanted to do regularly.  I didn’t think it would be fair of me to ask for help and then expect her to just always edit every episode.  I had done the work of setting up and planning to do this I’d told her what I was doing but I was clear that she didn’t have to participate.

But when I ran into trouble, she was right there knowing what she was signing up for and willing to come along side me an join the podcast as sound engineer.

I am thankful for her.

Love you babe!

Episode 10: The Public is Wrong about Paganism With Lea Rush and Theo Williams

Episode: 10

Episode Title: The Public is Wrong about Paganism

Guests: Lea Rush and Theo Williams

Host: Erin Furian

Podcast Website: wrongbefore.com

OMG we made it to Episode 10!

This week’s episode two of my favorite people agreed to be on the podcast.  I’ve known Lea for years and Theo has been a delightful addition to my life as her partner.

Lea and Theo have been involved with the pagan Community in the pacific northwest for over thirty years. Lea has been a volunteer and event organizer for many wiccan and science fiction conventions. Theo has been a Wiccan priest for many years.  Together they help me dispel some of the various myths that are wrong about what it means to be pagan.

Here is the link to The Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Wicca that is mentioned in the episode: atcwicca.org

And links to the Church of Satan churchofsatan.com and the Satanic Temple thesatanictemple.com which neither Lea or Theo are part of but that some people mistake wiccan for.

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Attributions:

Host: Erin Furian

Producers: Erin Furian and Anjie Furian

Sound Engineer: Anjie Furian

Music- 7th floor Tango by silent partner from YouTube free music library

The cat’s meow – Maple Furian