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You’re weird. That’s normal. Join an exploration of all the ways we feel abnormal, from homeroom to the boardroom.

Abbey Normal abbeynormalpodcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

You’re weird. That’s normal. Join an exploration of all the ways we feel abnormal, from homeroom to the boardroom.

    85. The Skeptic & The Saint / Part 2: We’re Here F*ckers

    85. The Skeptic & The Saint / Part 2: We’re Here F*ckers

    After getting kicked out of their church community and spending a decade outside, these crazy kids decide to go back. But this time they have their own mission. 
    Songs by Kim Taylor:
    The Abyss
    Cover Me
    Build You Up
    Raise Me From The Dead
    Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    84. The Skeptic & The Saint / Part 1: Not the Place for You

    84. The Skeptic & The Saint / Part 1: Not the Place for You

    Raised in Evangelical fundamentalism, these young marrieds thought they were pursuing a path of righteousness- living life outside the box, serving in a neglected community, studying holy scripture. So when they questioned the church's teachings and were told "this is not the place for you", it sent them into a tailspin. How could they live outside the only religious framework they knew? Would their marriage survive out in the spiritual wilderness? 
    Songs By Kim Taylor:
    Pearly Gates
    The Rage
    Let Me Down
    All My Happiness

    • 1 hr 7 min
    83. The Big Red ”A”

    83. The Big Red ”A”

    What is it like for men, or boys, to participate in an abortion decision? Aaron shares his experience handling an unintended pregnancy while in high school. And reflects upon the messages received in church, how his theology of "life" has evolved, and what the Christian church should be doing now.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    82. The Secret

    82. The Secret

    Erin found herself in an unexpected, untenable situation. She managed it. In the years after, she matured, and the situation resolved in her mind and heart. So, there was really no reason to share this secret - until now.
    Now, she knows how much is on the line.
    Song: Like a Woman Can by Kim Taylor

    • 55 min
    81. Lord Lyft Us Up Where We Belong (Rerelease!)

    81. Lord Lyft Us Up Where We Belong (Rerelease!)

    OG driver, Stephanie, shares her experience Lyfting in the very beginning of rideshare. During the days of the pink mustache, when everyone asked "WHAT do you do??".
    She loved the serendipity of her driving days, a little bit of magic and a lot of bartender-style therapy. She shares her best rides, i.e. the ones that led to dates, and advice for how to not be a terrible passenger. 
     
    Original air date: April 6, 2020

    • 26 min
    80. End of the Rope (Rerelease!)

    80. End of the Rope (Rerelease!)

    These young love break up stories are both heart-crushing and humorous. They span trivial, yet intense, middle school breakups, to that first love you were trying to "fix". Plus, we go back to Abbey's Notes to determine if any of the relationship advice offered by 12 year-olds holds up in real #adult life.
     
    Original air date: November 23, 2020

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

corrinebad ,

Love her stories

If you are a parent, grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, this podcast is for you. Listening to Abbey has helped me remember so many forgotten tween times in my life. I’m doing so, I feel better ready to face the tween stage with my own kids reflecting on my own adolescence and all it’s awkwardness. “You are weird, and that’s normal!”❤️

Pfang23 ,

Binge listened

So relatable and hilarious.

Pinkdaysy ,

Hilarious

Super funny and all too relatable. Genuine and unadulterated!! Love this!!

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