The effects of grieving can result in a variety of negative emotions but for host Johnny Anomaly and his guests, it has been a catalyst for creativity. Hear the compelling stories of individuals who have used their pain to hone their craft and help others along the way.
Bennett aka Chunjay is the self-proclaimed, “worlds okayest rapper”
from the group Royal Ruckus. Recently he has released a brand new EP
titled “Unexpected Joy” and is the host of the Brews, Beards, and
this episode Jamey gives deep insight behind some of his lyrics, his
passion for music, and his involvement in The Samson Society – a
community of men who are serious about authenticity, humility, and
From experience, Jamey shares that grief is not a problem to be solved as much as it is an experience to be tended.
Jessica Harper is a singer and songwriter from Thibodaux, Lousiana who describes her sound as “Neo-Soul”. She believes that music’s purpose is to heal and that is what she intends to do with her own. She says, “I’m a singer/song writer whose quest is to create music that will touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life. Music has been and will always be a never ending quest.” Stay tuned after the show to hear Jessica’s song, “2 More”.
Brett Weller is a New Orleans based singer/songwriter who draws influences from a variety of artists. He and his wife, Anna create music that has been described as, “a gumbo of sounds.” On this episode we have a great conversation about the authenticity of being an artist, the shift that took place in his songwriting, and the importance of giving hope through his music. Life involves risk to which Brett says, “We have to take a chance on something. We just can’t sit around our life and not risk…but of course those decisions, those moments have an impact and they have a resolve.”
Brett Harig is the owner of Harig Renovations in North Carolina and aside from his business ventures, he published his first book, “As You’re Going”. In this episode, we talk about that publishing process as well as having our priorities in line when it comes to our families.
Christopher Cizek takes on several creative roles including photographer, freelance filmmaker, and co-host of Uncomfortably Yours, a podcasts with his fiance’, Courtney. Be sure to stay tuned after the show to hear Chris’ heartfelt poem, “Theron Bud Yonkin in Retrospect”.
Josh Stone is an author, outreach pastor and leads a traveling discussion group known as Outward Conversation – a team of people who are facilitating discussions around the topic of mental health in a small group setting with the belief that healing comes through transparency and honesty.
Josh Sanchez is the host of the Swoop Radio Show Podcast – an outlet created by him to discuss sports and mental health. On his show, he is known for his transparency and on this episode it is no different as we talk about what it’s like to reconcile with members of our families, in this case, his father. We delve into our personal experiences with coming to terms of forgiveness and rebuilding from what years of resentment has destroyed.
Brandon Queen is a law enforcement officer, graphic designer, and host of the E.A.R. (Evangelical And Reformed) Podcast. Our conversation was recorded straight through the Anchor app to demonstrate just how easy podcasting can be. If you’ve ever wanted to start a podcast, Brandon and I offer some helpful tips on where to begin.
Kelly Farley is the author of “Grieving Dads: To The Brink and Back”. Released in 2012, it is a book written based on hundreds of interviews conducted with men around the world who share a similar experience – the loss of a child.
The book alongside the Grieving Dads Blog serves as great resources for parents, more specifically bereaved fathers to share their stories in a space that allows them to be vulnerable and remain anonymous if they choose. Kelly also coaches men, hosts workshops and retreats, providing outlets for those who now no longer have to grieve alone and in silence.