Seriously. 10/5 stars for me. Janice provides some of the best commentary on the Evangelical world, the EX-vangelical world, decolonization of our faith practices, religious deconstruction, and so much more. I'm always looking forward to every new episode.
I wish I could say this more eloquently, but as Janice dives into experiences with people in the deconstruction realm it’s like being led through relatable traumas with a friend who has a soothing voice and a lovely humor that makes it not only bearable, but something you want to return to, because every time, a little bit more gets illuminated. I can’t even express the value of these things, hearing her talk about subjects I used to rehash in my head by myself not realizing there was a whole bunch of people going through the same stuff. I’m just grateful and amazed to live now, and to have this, thank you!
Janice and friends have been able to speak what’s been on their hearts and minds for some time and it’s pierced my own. Grateful for the transparency and the honesty this podcast provides.
The conversations that Janice facilitates on the pod are so timely and important! I encourage you to go back to episode 1 and give this whole pod a binge. You won’t be disappointed.
I have been so encouraged by every episode I’ve listened to so far and feel almost addicted to Janice’s voice and humor. If you don’t listen to any other episode, at least listen to her interview of Jo Luehmann. It’s the bomb.
If you know, you know! Janice has truly made an art form of turning trauma to comedy gold, with a Black Joy cherry on top. This podcast is incredibly healing if you've ever had to leave evangelical/ evangelical-lite spaces. My favorite exvie pod by far.
I did not realize I had a Janice-shaped hole in my life. I’m so thankful for her voice, her wit, her creativity and her vulnerability. I get the chance to hear, think, ponder and grow because she has shared her experiences and thoughts with us.
Amazing and necessary. Beautifully raw and honest. A deep and sincere thank you for this work! ... the Bensons are adorable!!
I feel like I’m listening to a friend every time I tune in. Janice is so warm and genuine and helping me work through my deconstruction. Keep up the good work!
- I absolutely loved listening to 2.1 with Wes (side note: you DO need to listen to it like ASAP) where he was able to put into words many of the ways I’ve been feeling lately in examining my faith and relationship to the church; and I absolutely loved listening to 2.4 with Jo, hearing her talk about the ways she views divinity and how she has evolved her parenting was incredibly inspiring to me. - So much hope and candid curiosity while digging through some of the most difficult, identity-shaping, beautiful spiritual growth. Cannot recommend this podcast enough. Janice masterfully brings the listener along the twisty, turny, destination-TBD trek towards her personal truth, without trading in humor or humanity.
It sounds like you two have so much fun together. And she has such an infectious laugh! I cackled right along with you two. You’re a great host. Such interesting episodes. Keep them coming! Can’t wait for you and Aramis to see the tarot reader.