Your Other Brothers
CC028: Tom & Eugene Go to Cuddle Corner!

CC028: Tom & Eugene Go to Cuddle Corner!

May 7, 2021

Tom welcomes back YOB’s resident artist and cuddling aficionado, Eugene, for a discussion on physical boundaries between friends. They reference both Tom’s latest blog on crossing boundaries and Eugene’s latest blog on the nature vs. nurture debate! Additionally, Tom reveals some behind the scenes magic for rectifying the technical snafu that happened during last year’s ConvoCast recording with Eugene. And the guys bounce around a new name for what to call a fan of YOB who isn’t quite a YOBBER (yet)!

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC078: Masturbation

YC078: Masturbation

April 24, 2021

Is masturbation sinful? What if it's done without lusting? Is masturbation "solo-sex" or "self-sex," and does it breech God's design for sexuality? What does the Bible have to say, if anything, about masturbation?

Masturbation isn't an oft discussed topic in Christian circles, with many folks describing their childhood discovery of masturbation as if they had been the first ones ever to discover such a secret bodily pleasure. As a result of this secrecy, masturbation has produced a lot of shame for men and women.

Regardless where you land on this issue, we want to break down this shame. Join Tom, Ryan, and Matt as we discuss a classic episode redone and share our vantage points on masturbation. We hope this episode gives a little more light to bless you in this journey.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & LINKS

We finally have a store! Head over to our new store page and get the sleek new “You Are Not Alone” diner mug, along with YOB stickers, a YOB magnet, and Tom’s first book.

We also have a new playlist featuring songs embodying our community! Search “Heart of a Brother” by Your Other Brothers on Spotify, and give us a follow as we continue to add new songs to our playlist.

Follow us on TikTok and see what in the Side B Christianity is going on!

Check out Matt's other appearances on the YOBcast, including our episodes on gay sex and hookups, and fetishes.

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

Keeping your comments PG-13 or below, how did you discover masturbation? Did you experience this topic discussed at home or in school? Where have you "landed" on the morality of masturbation, or is it a grey area?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode.

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Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

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CC027: Tom & Will Recite Their Favorite Poetry!

CC027: Tom & Will Recite Their Favorite Poetry!

April 16, 2021

Will Cooper makes his debut audio appearance on the YOB Podcast Network! He traces his decision to become a pastor all the way back to childhood, and he reminisces about coming out to his church early into his joining YOB. He also brings some of his favorite poetry to share, including a poem from his YOB namesake William Cowper, as Tom also shares his favorite poem.

Enjoy the episode! And always remember: you are not alone. Even the sparrow…stays at home.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC077: Church Angst

YC077: Church Angst

April 10, 2021

Many folks in our community bear wounds and baggage from churches, be it local bodies or broader denominations. What do we do with our church angst? How should we rightly frame our motivations or expectations for attending church as gay or SSA-identifying folks?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Aaron as he makes his YOBcast debut, as we share our journeys of finding, connecting, and serving in the local church -- with all the hope and angst in between. We hope you enjoy the episode!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & LINKS

We finally have a store! Head over to our new store page and get the sleek new “You Are Not Alone” diner mug, along with YOB stickers, a YOB magnet, and Tom’s first book.

We also have a new playlist featuring songs embodying our community! Search “Heart of a Brother” by Your Other Brothers on Spotify, and give us a follow as we continue to add new songs to our playlist.

Check out Aaron's debut appearance on the ConvoCast!

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

What's your current level of hope or angst with the local church? Do you go to church, find connection in the church, and/or serve in the church?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode.

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

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  • Your Other Brothers Store

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CC026: You & the Lord on Good Friday 2021

CC026: You & the Lord on Good Friday 2021

April 2, 2021

It is finished.

YC076: Coming Out to Your Brother w/ Andy Zuniga

YC076: Coming Out to Your Brother w/ Andy Zuniga

March 26, 2021

We follow up on one of our most downloaded episodes of all-time with a sequel of sorts! After learning Jacob's coming out story with his big brother Nate, we invite Tom's younger brother Andy onto the show to learn Tom's coming out story.

Did Andy ever suspect anything about Tom's sexuality? How can straight brothers best support their gay brothers? And what does Andy think about his big brother doing this whole YOB thing?

Join Tom and Jacob, along with their brothers Andy and Nate, for a brotherly deep-dive like no other. We also have some football talk, because straight guys. We hope you enjoy the episode!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & LINKS

We finally have a store! Head over to our new store page and get the sleek new "You Are Not Alone" diner mug, along with YOB stickers, a YOB magnet, and Tom's first book.

We also have a new playlist featuring songs embodying our community! Search "Heart of a Brother" by Your Other Brothers on Spotify, and give us a follow as we continue to add new songs to our playlist.

Dive back into the archive and listen to our original coming out to your brother episode with Jacob and Nate.

Check out Andy's first appearance on the ConvoCast!

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

Have you come out to a brother or other siblings? How did those conversations go, and how have they impacted your relationships in the present day? Do you wish to come out to your brother or other siblings some day?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode.

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We’d be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode! Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

SUPPORT YOB

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  • Your Other Brothers Store

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CC025: Tom & Ben Think People Are a Lot!

CC025: Tom & Ben Think People Are a Lot!

March 19, 2021

Join us as Tom convos with one of our authors, Ben! We catch up with Ben from his last ConvoCast appearance and talk about his message on chosen family at our recently held YOBBERS retreat. We also riff about proportional haircuts, Ben’s upcoming blog on coming out to people you love, and where (and with whom) a pastor get his support. Also, who's YOB’s pastor: Ben or Will??

Enjoy the episode! And always remember: you are not alone. Even the sparrow…stays at home.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC075: Physical Fitness

YC075: Physical Fitness

March 12, 2021

The beginning of a new year often leads us to new physical fitness routines (including starting one). But so many of us have difficult relationships with working out: wounds from high school locker rooms, daunting equipment, comparing ourselves with the other men around us, and ultimately dissatisfaction with our own bodies. Are these hard things worth pushing through?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Matt for a topic Matt's been wanting to do for quite some time. We share our journeys with physical fitness from middle school to today, including how we're faring amidst this coronavirus pandemic. We talk about working out in community and our motivations for working out our bodies: is it all in the name of self-care, or are there other motivations at play? How does physical fitness translate to other areas of our lives, including loving our neighbor?

We hope you enjoy the episode! (Do a few burpees every time Matt or Ryan groans about burpees...)

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

What's your relationship been with physical fitness, both past and present? What motivates (or un-motivates) you from a regular physical fitness regimen? Where's the line between self-care and self-centered motivations with physical fitness?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We've officially launched into our new podcast schedule on our new YOB podcast network! We'll continue releasing new YOBcast episodes every other week, and we're also producing the YOB ConvoCast on those alternating weeks, featuring one-on-one conversations with our editor, Tom, and folks in and adjacent to the YOB community.

That means we're now producing two YOBcasts and two YOB ConvoCasts each month – a long-form and a short-form podcast for your listening consumption every single week!

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We'd be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode!

Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

SUPPORT YOB

FOLLOW YOB

CC024: Tom & Daniel Speak Filipino Gay Slang!

CC024: Tom & Daniel Speak Filipino Gay Slang!

March 5, 2021

The YOB ConvoCast continues with another 20-minute conversation! And it’s all thanks to our increased support on Patreon. Thank you, patrons!

This episode Tom convos with one of our authors, Daniel from London! We catch up with the no-longer-unsung hero of the YOB website and our recently held YOBBERS digital retreat. We hear how the pandemic is going across the pond, and Daniel teaches Tom some Filipino words and phrases — including some gay slang!

Enjoy the episode! And always remember: you are not alone. Even the sparrow…stays at home.

TOM'S FILIPINO LESSON

1. Kilig 2. Gigil 3. Portuguesa 4. Keri 5. Fezticles 6. Nakakapagpabagabag 7. Pinapahirapan mo ako! 8. Bababa ba? Bababa. 9. Pitumpu’t-pitong puting pating 10. Pitumpu’t-pitong puting bading 11. Hindi ka nag-iisa.Kahit ang maya ay nakakahanap ng tahanan.

LINKS

Theme music: "Growing Pains" by Layup, 100% clearance through Musicbed.

YC074: Belonging w/ Gregory Coles

YC074: Belonging w/ Gregory Coles

February 26, 2021

Gregory Coles joins us for a conversation on belonging as we discuss his new book, No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation. We learn some of Greg’s story, growing up as a missionary’s kid in Indonesia, and his winding journey of geographical and cultural belonging in the United States.

We also talk to Greg about the aftermath of coming out in his first book, Single, Gay, Christian, including the beauty and challenges that decision has brought him. We dive into the Jesus-inspired concept of bringing belonging to others, and how sexual minorities may find belonging in the Church.

Join Tom, Ryan, Jacob, and Greg for this "sweet" discussion, and come belong with us!

LINKS FROM THE SHOW

COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE

How do you feel when you hear the word belonging? Does it conjure up a sense of home or a sense of longing? How have you struggled or succeeded to belong in the Church?

Comment on our podcast episode page! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We've officially launched into our new podcast schedule on our new YOB podcast network! We'll continue releasing new YOBcast episodes every other week, and we're also producing the YOB ConvoCast on those alternating weeks, featuring one-on-one conversations with our editor, Tom, and folks in and adjacent to the YOB community.

That means we're now producing two YOBcasts and two YOB ConvoCasts each month – a long-form and a short-form podcast for your listening consumption every single week!

GET IN TOUCH

You can call us 24/7 at 706.389.8009. We'd be thrilled to hear from you and feature your voicemail on an upcoming episode!

Prefer to get in touch privately? Shoot us an email: podcast@yourotherbrothers.com

You can also write to us at:

Your Other Brothers

P.O. Box 843

Asheville, NC 28802

FOLLOW & SUPPORT YOB

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