Your Other Brothers Podcast

Your Other Brothers Podcast

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Navigating faith, homosexuality, and masculinity. Together.


Corona ConvoCast 22: Tom and Ryan Solve All the Plot Holes!
May 8 • 27 min
Tom welcomes back Ryan for the SEASON FINALE of the Corona ConvoCast! Tom asks Ryan about the velcro in his hair and continues wondering when his new podcast microphone will arrive. They also comment on Elon Musk’s new son’s name as well as Ryan’s…
Corona ConvoCast 21: Tom and Jacob Lose Touch!
May 7 • 30 min
Tom welcomes back Jacob to talk about his new buzzed haircut as well as personally thank him for gifting him his new favorite product: sleep gummies! The guys also break down their string of missed text communications and what bearing these technical…
Corona ConvoCast 20: Tom and Nate Lose Control!
May 5 • 32 min
Tom welcomes back Nate to explain why he’s suddenly now on TikTok after dissing the app in his last ConvoCast. Tom also gives some TikTok and book recommendations, and the guys delve into a conversation on control – namely, losing it – during this…
Corona ConvoCast 19: Tom and Dean Go Back to Pawnee!
May 1 • 23 min
Tom welcomes back Dean for a once-in-a-lifetime recap of the pandemic-prompted return of Parks and Recreation. It’s literally all they talk about the entire episode, and it’s glorious. Join us in these weeks of the coronavirus pandemic for more 20-minute…
Corona ConvoCast 18: Tom and Matt Speak Navajo!
Apr 30 • 24 min
Tom welcomes back Matt for an in-depth conversation on his Native American heritage. The guys recount their experience at a diner in the Navajo Nation, and Matt shares his love for Native American fry bread. He also teaches Tom about his four clans as…
Corona ConvoCast 17: Tom and Andy Have a Totally Normal Conversation!
Apr 28 • 23 min
Tom welcomes back his younger brother Andy for a follow-up conversation on dating a girl during this coronavirus pandemic, the movies “Mid90s” and “WALL-E,” and a slightly awkward birthday meal over Zoom. It’s a totally normal conversation between two…
Corona ConvoCast 16: Tom and Ben Met at an Irish Pub!
Apr 27 • 20 min
Tom welcomes Ben to the YOB airwaves for the first time to talk about pastoring a church during this coronavirus pandemic, including the digital challenges of having an older congregation. Ben also reveals what his wife thinks about YOB, and the guys…
Corona ConvoCast 15: Tom and Daniel Dissect the Nuclear Family!
Apr 24 • 22 min
Tom welcomes back Daniel to dissect his latest blog post on the nuclear family, including a shout-out to Marshall and his unconventional household. Daniel also gives his perspective on America’s obsession with freedom and ways to pass the time in…
Corona ConvoCast 14: Tom and Jacob Murder Turkeys!
Apr 23 • 26 min
Tom welcomes Jacob for a conversation on increased cooking capacities during this coronavirus pandemic, including the pros and cons of creamy mashed potatoes. Tom also talks about holding his birthday meal over Zoom with his family, and the guys dive into…
Corona ConvoCast 13: Tom and Marshall Acquire Furniture as Adults!
Apr 21 • 23 min
Tom welcomes back Marshall to toss the idea of his house of 15 people becoming the next TikTok “Hype House,” Marshall’s father’s declining health in a nursing home during this coronavirus pandemic, and the process of acquiring furniture as adults. Tom…
Corona ConvoCast 12: Tom and Dean and the “Of Course, Tom” Face!
Apr 20 • 24 min
Tom welcomes back Dean to talk about Easter egg hunts with his daughter in quarantine, Tom’s infamous breakfast eggs, killing cacti and succulents and other plants that should be theoretically easy to keep alive, more TikTok talk, the lack of IRS stimulus…
Corona ConvoCast 11: Tom and Ryan Are Cookin’ and CrossFittin’!
Apr 16 • 23 min
Tom welcomes Ryan to talk about cooking with new creativity in the kitchen and CrossFit workouts at home during this coronavirus pandemic. They also recount Pastor Matt, AKA “Weird Jesus” from a previous YOBcast episode, and how he’s bettering the world…
Corona ConvoCast 10: Tom and Matt Wanna See a Drive-In Movie!
Apr 15 • 22 min
Tom welcomes back Matt to talk about his family’s recently held funeral service and his church’s drive-in Easter service. Tom also marvels that Matt’s never seen “Parks and Recreation” as they joke about the Native American character in the show, and the…
Corona ConvoCast 09: Tom and Nate Talk TikTok and Survivor!
Apr 13 • 24 min
Tom welcomes back Nate for his second ConvoCast! They talk about criss-crossing walkers on the street during this pandemic, Tom’s ever-changing facial hair, the creative magic of TikTok, and Nate’s newfound passion for liturgy. The guys also devote a…
Corona ConvoCast 08: You and the Lord on Good Friday
Apr 10 • 12 min
It’s Good Friday of this Easter weekend while the coronavirus pandemic continues plaguing the world. Rather than distract ourselves with another conversation, Tom takes this opportunity to explain what Good Friday means to him and invites you to listen to…
Corona ConvoCast 07: Tom and Eugene and the Side B Capital of the World!
Apr 9 • 21 min
Tom welcomes first-timer Eugene to the podcast to talk about writing some of YOB’s most engaging blogs, his artistic process, losing his job amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the invaluable connections he’s made through YOB and other outlets in St.…
Corona ConvoCast 06: Tom and Daniel Zoom Across the Pond!
Apr 8 • 23 min
Tom welcomes new-ish author, Daniel, to the YOB airwaves for the first time! Daniel shares about life in the UK during this coronavirus pandemic and how his family is doing in the Philippines. The guys also talk about how “Side B” folks are uniquely…
Corona ConvoCast 05: Tom and Andy Barely Escaped New Orleans!
Apr 6 • 25 min
Tom welcomes his little brother, Andy, to talk about his favorite brotherhood movies, pandemic impacts on his girlfriend and other relationships, as well as a recounting of a recent family trip to New Orleans just as coronavirus was infiltrating the city.…
Corona ConvoCast 04: Tom and Dean Remember How They Met!
Apr 3 • 22 min
Tom finishes out this first week of our new ConvoCast by welcoming back another OG YOB author, Dean, who recounts his flights around the country during this pandemic. The guys also talk about the church’s role during these hard times and how something…
Corona ConvoCast 03: Tom and Matt Go Boarding!
Apr 2 • 22 min
Tom welcomes back another OG YOB author, Matt, to talk about how coronavirus life is affecting him on the other side of the country. There’s been some tragedy but also some hope. Tom also promises to follow in Matt’s literal footsteps and go longboarding…
Corona ConvoCast 02: Tom and Marshall Go to Seattle!
Mar 31 • 22 min
Tom welcomes back OG YOB author, Marshall, for a catchup on his life these last few months living on a farm with over a dozen people. They also chit-chat about Seattle and the splendor of Mt. Rainier, as well as the importance of community, now more than…
Corona ConvoCast 01: Tom and Nate and the Mousey Elephant!
Mar 30 • 26 min
Tom kicks off this new semi-daily spinoff podcast with former YOBcast guest, Nate! We talk how coronavirus is affecting us, including the breaking down of our to-do lists and routines as God continues to move. Tom also shows Nate his recent driveway chalk…
060: Fear
Mar 27 • 80 min
The coronavirus pandemic has consumed the planet. In this time of widespread uncertainty, how do we not be afraid? What other things in life cause us dread? Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob for what’s sure to be a “time capsule” of a podcast. We dive into how…
059: Favorite Blogs!
Mar 13 • 77 min
We’ve written over 300 blogs here at YOB since 2015, and we gathered four of our site’s authors to discuss our favorite ones — recorded in front of a couple dozen people, no less. That’s right, it’s our first-ever LIVE recorded podcast with a digital…
058: Loneliness v. Solitude
Feb 28 • 75 min
Have you ever felt lonely within your sexuality? Do you choose loneliness or does loneliness choose you? Extroverted or introverted, do you embrace regular solitude, treating it as a spiritual practice? Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob for a discussion on the…
057: Gay Sex and Hookups
Feb 14 • 78 min
What led to your having gay sex for the first time? Can you separate the physical from the emotional in gay sex? How many times have you had gay sex, and would you consider yourself a sex addict? It’s a throwback episode with three of our original YOB…
056: Pornography
Jan 24 • 85 min
Do we talk about pornography too much as the Church or not nearly enough? Do we “talk about talking about” pornography or do we actually talk about it? Pornography is more accessible than ever before and, increasingly, more aggressive. It’s a struggle and…
055: Mentors
Jan 10 • 77 min
In the spirit of resolutions, self-improvement, and growth in this new year, we’re talking about mentors: those wise, sage-like figures who guide us through this life. Tom, Ryan, and Jacob talk about their favorite mentors in books and movies, sharing…
054: Holiday Singleness
Dec 13, 2019 • 81 min
It’s an undoubtedly difficult season for many in our community, and we talk about singleness during the holidays: the disconnect, the loneliness, and the finding of hope and joy when hope and joy may feel so far away. Tom, Ryan, and Jacob share their…
053: Brothers! w/ Jacob & Nate
Nov 8, 2019 • 89 min
Jacob’s older brother, Nate, joins us for a deep-dive into their relationship: how Jacob came out to his brother, Nate’s reaction as a straight guy, their parents’ dynamic, and their respective struggles with pornography. Their “origin story” is a…
052: Chosen Family
Oct 11, 2019 • 107 min
For better or worse, we all start with families of origin. But what of this concept of families of choice? A chosen family that goes beyond blood and DNA? Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob for a discussion on chosen family: what it means for the LGBTQ+ community,…
051: Attachment Styles
Sep 6, 2019 • 129 min
We’re diving deeper into emotional attachment with special guest, Taylor Zimmerman! Taylor’s blogged at Spiritual Friendship and spoken at Revoice. He’s a University of Chicago student currently pursuing his third (3rd!) master’s degree with interests in…
050: Emotional Attachment
Aug 2, 2019 • 90 min
We’re back! After a brief summer hiatus, we return with our landmark fiftieth episode. Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob sharing stories of emotional attachment: the good ways we attach to other men, and the not-so-good ways we attach. We open the episode by…
049: Letting Go
May 10, 2019 • 98 min
Pull up a chair as Tom talks about the recent decision to remove our first 39 podcast episodes. Join Tom, Ryan, Jacob, and Dean for a vulnerable conversation on letting go. Letting go of people, letting go of the past, and letting go of the future.…
048: More Intimacy
Apr 12, 2019 • 96 min
What happens when intimacy with another fails to fulfill or runs out altogether? Can we ever ask for more intimacy? Can we trust again when intimacy is lost? Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob in the second of our two-part discussion on intimacy. We revisit last…
047: Intimacy
Mar 15, 2019 • 109 min
Intimacy is scary, and intimacy is vulnerable. Intimacy can be shared or rejected. Intimacy is special and sacred, and intimacy is everyday. Intimacy is sexual and emotional, physical and spiritual. Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob in the first of a two-part…
046: Church Inclusion
Feb 15, 2019 • 97 min
Many SSA/LGBT+ people struggle to find inclusion in the church — a safe place at least, and a nurturing place at best. This episode, we bring a very special guest onto the show. His name is Matt, who among other claims to fame (which we waste little time…
045: Self-Care
Jan 18, 2019 • 82 min
Is self-care selfish? How do we commit to healthy practices across all areas of our lives, not just physical ones, as men? Join Tom, Ryan, and Dean for a healthy discussion on self-care to start the new year! We talk about new year resolutions, one-word…
044: Jesus
Dec 14, 2018 • 91 min
Who is Jesus? What role does Jesus play in our stories and our struggles? Join Tom, Ryan, and first-timer Kevin for a long overdue discussion on the cornerstone of this entire community: Jesus. We talk about our individual beginnings with Jesus, our…
043: Body Image
Nov 9, 2018 • 97 min
How do men experience body image compared to women? On a physical level and an emotional level, what does it mean to possess a healthy male body image? And how do our sexualities tie into our body image? Join Tom, Ryan, and first-timer Jacob for a…
042: Generations
Oct 12, 2018 • 119 min
How have our culture — and we ourselves — understood and expressed issues of sexuality across the generations? Join Tom, Ryan, and Marshall for a conversation on these varying generational perspectives: Tom and Ryan as millennials and Marshall as a baby…
041: Why Side B
Sep 14, 2018 • 94 min
Why do we choose a traditional, “Side B” sexual ethic as men who follow Jesus? Do we choose this life solely for our convictions or in spite of them? Do we live out a gay/SSA celibate life with joy or in angst and suffering? Tom welcomes Ryan and Matt for…
The YOBaLOGUE: Teaser
Sep 1, 2018 • 20 min
We just launched our brand new monthly bonus podcast on Patreon: The YOBALOGUE. It’s sort of an “epilogue” to our regular show and a continuing dialogue with you, our faithful followers, featuring listener calls, comment feedback, cut content, and more.…
040: Change
Aug 17, 2018 • 97 min
Change happens to all of us. Relational change. Spiritual change. Seasons of life that take us to the redemptive mountaintops and valleys of shadows. Tom welcomes Ryan and Dean for our first episode back after a monthlong hiatus. It’s an episode of…