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I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. An Exvangelical podcast.
I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. An Exvangelical podcast.
Brian McDowell & Troy Waller

Brian and Troy used to be loyal Christian megachurch leaders. They’re not anymore. This podcast explores life after fundamentalism. https://linktr.ee/iwatf

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Episodes

094 - What About Certainty? with Bernard Warnick

In this episode, we talk with writer Bernard Warnick about humanity's obsession with certainty and ask, is certainty attainable? Bernard... more

01 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
093 -What About the Podcast?

We're back for Season 5! In this episode we review the highlights of Season 4, let you know about the... more

17 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Trailer: I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. Season 5

Brian and Troy used to be loyal Christian megachurch leaders. They’re not anymore. This new season explores life after Fundamentalism. Shortlisted... more

09 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
092 - Hitchhiking with Drunken Nuns with Emily John Garces

Emily John Garcés is an artist, poet, ex-missionary with YWAM, all-round creative enthusiast, and author of the memoir, Hitchhiking with... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
091 - Sin Bravely with Maggie Rowe

Maggie Rowe is an author, writer, director, & producer. Her memoir, Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience, was named... more

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
090 - Qanon and On with Van Badham

Van Badham is an Australian playwright, novelist, journalist and activist who writes regularly for the Guardian. In this episode we... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
089 - Divorcing Religion with Janice Selbie

We talk with Janice Selbie, a former fundamentalist Evangelical Christian of over 40 years and now a counsellor and specialist... more

13 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
088 - I was a Teenage Christian Nationalist with April Ajoy

We talk with April Ajoy, a well-known viral TikToker, YouTuber and podcaster. She describes herself as a “recovering conservative, humorously... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
087 - God Hates Divorce

Brian & Troy take a look at how divorce is presented in the New Testament and how the Church has... more

15 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
086 - I was a Teenage Preacher But Now I’m an Atheist with Dan Barker

Dan Barker served as an evangelical Christian preacher and composer for 19 years before leaving Christianity in 1984. He and... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
084 - God is a Narcissist with Catherine Quiring

Catherine Quiring describes herself as a reformed people-pleaser, Exvangelical and an aspiring advocate for anti-oppressive spirituality. She is a licensed... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
083 - Troy Deals with his Religious Trauma in Singapore (Our Stories Part 31)

Picking up where he left off in Episode 79 - Troy Deals With His Religious Trauma in Korea, Troy journeys... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
082 - Cult Hacking with Stephen Mather

After Troy and Brian appeared on Stephen's podcast, Cult Hackers back in 2021, Stephen now brings his expertise to talk... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
081 - I was a Published Christian Author with D.L. and Krispin Mayfield

Krispin and D.L. Mayfield are a husband-and-wife team and hosts of the Prophetic Imagination Station. Both were missionaries and published... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
080 - Marc Fennell Wasn’t a Very Good Teenage Fundamentalist (Leaving Part 18)

Marc Fennell is an award-winning Australian journalist and documentary maker who was once a teenage fundamentalist...but he claims he was... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
079 - Troy Deals with His Religious Trauma in Korea (Our Stories Part 30)

Picking up where he left off in Episode 64 - Troy Story II, Troy left the Church & his Christian... more

08 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
078 - Oh No, Ross & Carrie Were Teenage Fundamentalists

Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy have a hugely popular podcast where they join religions, undergo alternative medical treatments, and hunt... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Trailer: I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. An Exvangelical Podcast.

Brian and Troy used to be loyal Christian megachurch leaders. They’re not anymore. This honest and often hilarious podcast peeks... more

11 May 2023 ·
077 - I Blew the Whistle on my Dad’s Church with Kit Kennedy (Leaving Part 17)

Clare Heath-McIvor is an exvangelical blogger and podcaster who has been operating under the pseudonym 'Kit Kennedy' since a dramatic... more

11 May 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
076 - Keith Green Arranged My Teenage Marriage (Keith Green Part 2)

Following on from Episode 072 Was Keith Green a Cult Leader?, we interview Sharon Madere. She was 'led to the... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
075 - Brian Walks Away from his Marriage...and Jesus (Our Stories Part 29)

Following on from Episode 53 - The Cairns Christ, Brian recounts the breakdown of his marriage and the end of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
074 - Armageddon Isn’t Coming with Bart Ehrman

No one had as profound an impact on Troy's deconstruction as Dr Bart D. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished... more

30 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
073 - I was a Pentecostal Theologian with Shane Clifton (Progressive Christians Part 5)

Shane Clifton taught Theology and Ethics at one of Australia's leading Pentecostal Bible Colleges from 1999 to 2018. During this... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
072 - Was Keith Green a Cult Leader? (Keith Green Part 1)

Keith Green was one of CCM’s most revered and loved music superstars of the 1970s and 80s. Spoiler alert! Tracey... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
071 - Fear of Hell (The Afterlife Part 2)

In this first episode of Season 4, Brian & Troy unpack some of the most problematic and ridiculous aspects of... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
070 - Falling Out with a Teenage Fundamentalist

Elgen Strait is the host of Falling Out, a podcast about and for people who grew-up in, and later left,... more

25 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 49 minutes
069 - Season 3 Q&R Finale

This is it, the end of Season 3! Troy & Brian reflect on 2022 and some of the milestone episodes... more

08 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
068 - The Graceful Atheist (Leaving Part 16)

David Ames is an American secular humanist who hosts a podcast promoting the idea of 'secular grace' after deconstruction and... more

24 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
067 - Cheers to Leaving with Molly & Rachael (Leaving Part 15)

This is a special crossover episode with Molly & Rachael of the Cheers to Leaving Podcast. They are both children... more

17 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
066 - Protesting Christian Hierarchies with Dave Andrews (Progressive Christians Part 4)

When journeying through the Progressive Christian scene, Brian was deeply impacted and influenced by Chrisitan Anarchist, Dave Andrews. Dave is... more

10 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
065 - Heaven Bent Season 3 with Tara Jean Stevens

Tara Jean is the creator and host of one of Troy and Brian's favourite podcasts, Heaven Bent. She has just released... more

27 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
064 - Troy Story II: Leaving My Marriage...and Church (Our Stories Part 28)

Following on from our previous episode, Troy Story, Troy recounts leaving his Christian marriage and his final exit from Church... more

13 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
063 - Troy Story: I was an Urban Missionary (Our Stories Part 27)

In this episode, Troy continues to recount his journey away from Pentecostalism. He remembers packing up his church-plant and joining... more

29 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
062 - Gay at Great Big AOG with Andrew (Leaving Part 14)

In this episode, Brian & Troy catch up with Andrew, a fellow traveller from their time at Great Big AOG.... more

15 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
061 - I was a Female Fundamentalist with Bree (Leaving Part 13)

Bree was born into Pentecostalism. She claims to have filled her Christian Bingo card by doing most things a good... more

01 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
060 -Theological Jenga Part 1 with Clint Heacock (Leaving Part 12)

This is a special crossover episode with Dr Clint Heacock of the Mindshift Podcast. Clint was a teenage fundamentalist, pastor,... more

18 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
059 - Spiritual Warfare (The Devil & Demons Part 2)

Brian & Troy do a deeper dive into the ideas of Spiritual Warfare. This is the Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian... more

04 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
058 - Do I Stay Christian? with Brian McLaren (Progressive Christians Part 3; Leaving Part 11)

Brian McLaren was a Charismatic Evangelical pastor for twenty-four years. Now he's an author, activist, public theologian, and arguably the... more

21 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
057 - Troy Busts a Cult (Revival Centres & Revival Fellowship) (Our Stories Part 26)

Troy recounts how his desire to find out about the history of the Revival Centres/ Revival Fellowship and the evolution... more

07 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
056 - Tom Tilley Doesn’t Speak in Tongues Anymore (Leaving Part 10)

Well-known Australian journalist Tom Tilley has interviewed some of the most influential people in the world. What was not so... more

23 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. An Exvangelical podcast.
060 -Theological Jenga Part 1 with Clint Heacock (Leaving Part 12)
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Description

This is a special crossover episode with Dr Clint Heacock of the Mindshift Podcast. Clint was a teenage fundamentalist, pastor, Bible College... more