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Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.


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Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.


bridgetphetasy.substack.com

    Factory Settings - E9. Regret

    Factory Settings - E9. Regret

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
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    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist discuss regret in their latest episode. They talk about the idea of living a life with no regrets, the role regret plays in society, the 4 different types of regret, and which emotions regret is linked most closely to for them both. They also share their biggest regrets in life, letting regret drive the decisions you make, the link between maturity and regret, how if someone has no regrets that can often be the sign of a serious psychological disorder, and being proactive and taking action to pre-emptively avoid regret.
    Question of the week:
    What function does regret serve in your life? And what emotion is it linked to?

    Read Bridget’s article: I Regret Being A Slut
    Or watch her read it herself and discuss the response it received: One Of My Biggest Regrets
    Articles referenced by Jeren:
    The 4 Major Kinds of Regret
    Stanford Neuroscientist: How to Train Your Self-Control So You Don't Mess Up Your Life
    The Psychology of Regret

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    • 1 hr
    Factory Settings - E8. Late Bloomers

    Factory Settings - E8. Late Bloomers

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
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    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist sit down to discuss being late bloomers. They talk about giving up on themselves, failing young, and how living in such a youthful culture can make it feel like you missed the boat if you haven’t gotten your career together and found the love of your life by the time you're 30. They cover why you need to find your way and take responsibility for your actions going forward even if events of the past have been out of your control, you reach a point where you can’t just blame your parents forever, and how to build resiliency by not identifying as a victim for the rest of your life.
    Episode 9 drops November 22nd. New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.
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    • 1 hr
    Factory Settings - E7. What Are The 12 Steps?

    Factory Settings - E7. What Are The 12 Steps?

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
    Beyond Parody with Bridget Phetasy is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

    We’re rounding out Sober October with a bonus episode brought on by so many questions about the 12 steps.
    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, explain the 12 steps in their latest conversation. They cover what they are, the process of “working the steps,” which ones they love, and which were the most challenging for them. They also discuss the myriad of different ways there are to work the steps, their issues with the word God, how the steps continue to unfold throughout sobriety, how they teach you how to live sober and give you a community to live sober with, and how asking the question “What step can we apply to this?” is always helpful when they’re having an issue.
    Episode 8 drops November 8th. New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.
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    • 55 min
    Factory Settings - E6. 12 Step Programs

    Factory Settings - E6. 12 Step Programs

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
    Beyond Parody with Bridget Phetasy is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, continue their discussion of addiction and sobriety for sober October. This week they cover 12 step programs - specifically Alcoholics Anonymous - their first exposure to the program, what worked for them, what drove them crazy, the problems people can encounter, and the barriers to entry that they might have to overcome. They also discuss what stuck with them, what got them through rough moments, working the 12 steps, overcoming their own resentments towards AA, whether or not alcoholism is a disease, and whether they think the program will survive wokeness.
    Episode 7 drops November 1st. New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Factory Settings - E5. Bridget's True Love Is Marijuana

    Factory Settings - E5. Bridget's True Love Is Marijuana

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
    Beyond Parody with Bridget Phetasy is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, discuss addiction and recovery with their personal stories of drug abuse and their paths to sobriety. This week it’s Bridget’s turn to share. She talks about her first addiction - sugar, the first time she ever drank, why marijuana was love at first smoke, developing a party girl personality, the first time she ever did heroin, and she and Jeren explain “junkie pride.” They also discuss whether or not addiction and alcoholism is genetic, why Bridget has a theory that only kids who come from good homes love psychedelics when they're young, why it's so hard to get sober and face the wreckage you've wreaked in your life and in your family, Bridget’s rage at not being able to drink anymore, the shame and regret of the time wasted, and the truth behind the phrase “Don't leave before the miracle.”
    Episode 6 drops October 18th - We will have 3 episodes for Sober October.
    New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Factory Settings - E4. Jeren Was A Vain Tweaker

    Factory Settings - E4. Jeren Was A Vain Tweaker

    Factory Settings is a podcast exploring politics, culture, relationships, mental health, addiction, and media, through the lens of how our built-in biases affect the way we consume information and form opinions.
    Beyond Parody with Bridget Phetasy is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

    Bridget Phetasy and her co-host/husband Jeren Montgomery, an associate marriage & family therapist, discuss addiction and recovery with their personal stories of drug abuse and their paths to sobriety. This week Jeren shares how doing meth made him feel like exactly the person he thought he should be - smarter, funnier, charming, and able to connect with people, what led him to his addiction, trying to manage it, how getting arrested probably wound up saving his life, his first exposure to a 12 step program, and how his vanity and diligent research kept him from losing his teeth while he was a tweaker. He and Bridget cover how they met, why Bridget was so torn when they first started dating, Jeren’s montage sequence, and how the beauty of 12 steps is that it evolves - your program can evolve into whatever you need it to be at the time.
    Episode 5 drops October 11th - We will have 3 episodes for Sober October.
    New episodes will launch bi-monthly on Tuesdays.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

EEC34 ,

Great stuff

Nice to hear a husband and wife collaborating on a project. I love their focus on recovery, since I’m in recovery myself. I’m also a late bloomer so these folks give me hope. Thanks for the content!

jobseeker2 ,

Love her love her perspective.

Really great listen. My favorite walkins welcome episodes are all about Bridget so I knew I’d love this. What I didn’t anticipate was how much I would like Mr Phetasy. “Left to my own devices I am completely self absorbed”. Same mr phetasy, same

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