For the inaugural episode, I drove down through the wilds of the Virginia panhandle to sit down with my friend Andrew (Andy) Ford, a quasi-lapsed Episcopalian, Zen practitioner, musician, playwright, and existential bon vivant. Andy shares about his life growing up as a Good Christian Boy and his process of coming out, sitting down, and shutting up, embracing the Dark Night of the Soul, and learning how to escape the samsara cycle of endless spiritual pursuit.

Andy’s writing can be found at


For Patreon subscribers, our bonus episode covers the fascinating dramatic work Andy has written that is in production as well as desire, self-knowledge, and a touch of astrology. Support this work on Patreon here!

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