October 25, 2018
Suicide. It is a delicate topic. There are no easy ways to talk about it, other than directly. This week on the Soul Forge Podcast, Tracy makes her return to the show and opens up about her struggles with depression, anxiety, and guilt. In this emotional episode, she shares her story, her history and what lead her to try taking her own life.
You will hear the story as it was recorded. There was no editing of any kind. There are no ad breaks or promotions. This is Tracy's story.
October 18, 2018
Weed is now legal; welcome to Cannabis Canada!
No matter what you call it (Pot, Weed, Blunt, Chronic, Wacky Tabacky, Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja, Mary Jane, Dope, The Devil's Lettuce) roll up a fancy cigarette and listen to our breakdown of the topic at hand.
- where to purchase,
- legal age and restrictions,
- zero tolerance and penalties,
- possession rules and limits,
- parcel packaging and delivery rules,
We discuss our personal experiences with weed and other drugs, including the first times we tried smoking up. We explore some family history, our initial opposition to cannabis and our eventual acceptance.
We talk about 'pulling a whitey' and feeling the actual experience of being high. Also included in the discussion are the ideas of bongs and other smoking paraphernalia.
The episode concludes with a brief chat about the meaning of 420 and some of the medical benefits that cannabis provides.
This week's podcast promo: Watchathon of Rassilon
October 11, 2018
How to make friends: a brief outline!
The Soul Forge is tackling the tricky world of making friends as an adult. Some people say developing new friendships in adulthood is really difficult. We take on that idea and turn it on its head.
Jay used to have a hard time making friends, but now he talks to everyone. You too can talk to strangers. Have a single-serving friend today!
Shawn and Yohann created an intense friendship, but it did not start on that way.
Also included: having a coffee and watching the world, slowing down to enjoy life, people watching and more!
We have an update on friend of the show Whit from episodes 44 and 61.
Podcast talk and listening in reverse order and what that can reveal.
This week's podcast promo: Metal Geeks
October 4, 2018
Sex is this week's topic. What else could we be discussing on episode number 69?
Shawn is joined by Karen and Jason for this brief look at sexuality.
We talk about how old we were when we lost our virginity, as well as where the event occurred and who it was with. Then we transition over to public sex and the possibility of getting caught while doing the deed. Sex in public parks is a great location because of wind on skin, and sex in a car or on the side of the highway is also a great place.
Fire escapes and rooftops are a great idea for being outside but unseen. A lengthy discussion about elevator sex and other fantasy locations ensues. We joke and laugh about partaking in an elevator sex road trip and having coitus in as many different elevators as possible.
We round out our chat with a few specific instances such as handjobs in movie theatres and blowjobs in cars. There's talk about orgies and threesomes and the type of etiquette involved in these situations.
And finally, we offer advice on being safe and respectful. And as it turns out, sometimes being open about your sexuality can lead super creepy people to try to make advances towards you. Don't be creepy.
This week's podcast promo: Earth Station Who