Zachary Thayer: Storyteller

Zachary Thayer: Storyteller
My name is Zachary Thayer. This podcast is a journal documenting my life journey of telling stories, helping people with their stories, and playing a small role in God’s story.

Don’t Be A Boring Christian | Episode 009
Mar 6 • 3 min
I was never a rebellious teenager growing up. My problem was being boring. And that’s just as bad if not worst. So today, we’re gonna talk about it.
How To (not) Live Your Dreams | 008
Feb 27 • 7 min
I’m not an expert in anything. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to do nothing. So today, I’m going to teach you how to NOT live your dreams. . . . Storyteller. Wedding Filmmaker. Content Creators for the Illinois Assemblies of God. As a child I…
So About That Book… | Episode 007
Feb 20 • 9 min
In this week’s episode, I give an update on the biggest project of my life (so far): the book about my brother Nathaniel. To keep up with my journey to TELL great stories and LIVE a great one, follow me at these places: Facebook:…
What Is This? | Episode 006
Feb 13 • 13 min
In this week’s episode, I take a step back to cast vision for this show and what I’m doing with my life
“God has more for me to do.” | Episode 005
Feb 6 • 9 min
In this week’s episode, we discuss a tweet I sent out on Tuesday.
What Pro-Life Means To Me | Episode 004
Jan 30 • 10 min
The past week has been all about the cold and pro-life/pro-choice arguments. This week, I give my thoughts on the issue based on my personal experience. I would love to hear your thoughts as well. Let’s be civil. :) You can learn more about my brother by…
It Took Me Three Years To Say This | Episode 003
Jan 23 • 13 min
In this week’s episode, I deal with some thoughts about PK Retreat, my Dad, and regret.
How To Have Long-Distance Friends | Episode 002
Jan 16 • 5 min
If you’re like me, you’ve moved around a bit. We meet many good people along our journey and it can be a struggle to keep those relationships going. How do we go about having long-distance friends? Here’s what a story about what I’ve learned so far . . .…
How To Accomplish Your Goals | Episode 001
Jan 7 • 8 min
We are officially seven days into 2019. So let me ask you a question: how are you doing with your resolutions? In this week’s episode, I talk about I go about accomplishing my goals and what has prevented me from going after those things in the past. If…
Prologue | Episode 000
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
Every story has a beginning.
October 6th, 2015
Oct 6, 2018 • 12 min
Today is the 3rd year anniversary of my Dad’s passing, so I’m telling the story from that Tuesday night. Dedicated to my dad, Francis Thayer, and the people sat with me in the parking lot. You can watch a video about my Dad at
Oct 1, 2018 • 11 min
Hello Everyone! My name is Zachary Thayer and I’m a storyteller from Illinois. This is my podcast where I tell stories from my life and the lives of others. After a quick life update, I tell some stories about being single and finding life without “love”.
Episode 7: Called to Youth Ministry
Aug 29, 2018 • 75 min
In this episode of the podcast, Cohl Callies talks about his journey of discovering his calling to be a Youth Pastor.
Episode 6: Storytelling and Story-Living | Life Update 08.21.18
Aug 21, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I give an update on my life while rambling about my future, the vision for myself, and what’s next in my storytelling career.
Episode 5: The Demon-Possessed Story
Jul 5, 2018 • 13 min
In high-school, I had an alter-ego known as Hannakesh. Who is Hannakesh? What does it have to do with being demon-possessed? In today’s podcast, I tell the story. . . . To see the video of Hannakesh’s return, check out
Episode 4: My Biggest Insecurity
Jun 9, 2018 • 4 min
My goal behind sharing this is by being open about my insecurities, they hold less power over my life. Do you have insecurities which keep you from the life you could be living? I encourage you to share them with someone, whether it be one person or…
Episode 3: Nathaniel’s Birth
May 18, 2018 • 23 min
While my brother, Nathaniel was in the womb, we learned something was wrong. He had a condition known as hydrocephalus, which basically means water had soaked into his brain like a sponge. There would be brain damage and he would have to undergo surgery…
Episode 2: Before Nathaniel Was Born
May 4, 2018 • 22 min
As far back as I can remember, Nathaniel has always been around. But for two short years, I was an only child. Since I don’t remember much of anything from that chapter of my life, I brought my Mom on to tell us what life was like before Nathaniel was…
Episode 1: Intro
Apr 18, 2018 • 5 min
The very first episode of the podcast