45 episodes

Mat Hayes chats with folks from all walks, religions, and journeys, representing those who believe, those who don't, and everyone else in between. The hope is that it helps facilitate conversation with friends, family, and self about who/what god is and if they even exist. 🙏🏻💙

The Fagnostic Podcast Mat Hayes

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Mat Hayes chats with folks from all walks, religions, and journeys, representing those who believe, those who don't, and everyone else in between. The hope is that it helps facilitate conversation with friends, family, and self about who/what god is and if they even exist. 🙏🏻💙

    EP 44 - Flamy Grant

    EP 44 - Flamy Grant

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to season 2, episode 19 of TFP!
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes it means that I am still looking for peace in the unknown! 
    I am SQUEALING over today’s guest y’all. 
    Flamy Grant is a shame-slaying, hip-swaying heathen with Appalachian roots who now calls San Diego home. This singing/songwriting drag queen time traveled from a 90s Lilith Fair tour to the present day, bringing with her a roots-rock sound influenced by gospel and Americana. Her music shines a spotlight on the queer spiritual journey, telling stories of resilience and recovery from religious trauma. With a bold lip and a big lash, Flamy is here to rewrite the rules when it comes to religious music, as her songs demand a reckoning for an industry that has for too long silenced and shut out its LGBTQ+ artists and fans. Flamy's debut album Bible Belt Baby drops September 23, 2022 at your favorite digital music store.
    So tuck it tight and let’s go! Welcome to show, Flamy Grant!

    • 56 min
    EP 43 - Upset Dads - Daniel Robaire

    EP 43 - Upset Dads - Daniel Robaire

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to season 2, episode 18 of TFP! 
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes, it means that I am still looking for peace in the unknown. 
    Y’all, if you follow anything about my life, you’ll know today’s guest. 
    Daniel Robaire is one of my dearest friends. We met when we played husbands and fathers on an episode of Jane The Virgin back in 2017. Our characters were literally named Upset Dad #1 and Upset Dad #2. We hit it off and have been close ever since. 
    He also played my husband in my award winning film, Cognitive, that swept the festival circuit, and in a roundabout way, led me to doing this podcast! 
    Daniel is a fabulous and hilarious actor, but during Covid, like everyone else, we lost our industry. As creatives, we went crazy because we didn’t have anywhere to express our inner creative. Daniel literally picked up a paintbrush for the first time during the very early days of lockdown, and he is now a renown watercolor artist known as Robert Maurice, specializing in male nudes. He of course does other subjects, but his homoerotic artwork is absolutely incredible. 
    In this episode you’ll hear all about how he got started in discovering this hidden talent, and how it informs his relationship with his other artistic endeavors. 
    This guy, for better or for worse, is family. I love him dearly and I’m excited for you to get to know him better as well. 
    Welcome to the show, my forever Upset Dad, Daniel Robaire. 

    • 57 min
    EP 42 - Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD

    EP 42 - Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to Episode 17 of season 2 of TFP!
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes, it means that I am still looking for peace in the unknown. 
    Today I have who the Center for American Progress calls one of the 10 faith leaders to watch for. 
    Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD has been described in a myriad of ways: a scholar-activist, scholar-leader, thought-leader, teacher, public theologian, ethicist, poet of moral reason, and word artist. Among these ways of describing Dr. Robyn, they are also a visionary thinker who has spent two decades working in the borderlands of church, academy, & movements seeking to not only disrupt but dismantle supremacy culture and help steward the logic of liberation as a Transqueer Latinx. They enflesh a deep hope of collaborating in these borderland spaces where their work seeks to contribute to the ongoing work of collective liberation. Dr. Robyn is the Founder of the Activist Theology Project, a Nashville based collaborative project that seeks to work with the dominant culture and produces curriculum at the intersection of scholarship and activism. Dr. Robyn has been featured in fashion magazines and appeared on many different podcasts. As a scholar-activist, Dr. Robyn is committed to translating theory to action, so that our work in the borderlands reflect the deep spiritual work of transforming self to transforming the world. As the Founder of the Activist Theology Project, Dr. Robyn is committed to the work of social healing through public theology initiatives, and writes & creates both academic & other valuable resources, including digital resources. Dr. Robyn is a non-binary Transqueer Latinx and adult on the Autism spectrum who calls Nashville, TN home. They are the author of Activist Theology, 2019, published by Fortress Press and “Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation,” published by Broadleaf Press 2022.
    Welcome to the show, Dr. Robyn!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP 41 - Butts and Guts with Doctor Carlton

    EP 41 - Butts and Guts with Doctor Carlton

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to Season 2, Episode 16 of TFP!
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes, it means that I am still looking for peace in the unknown. 
    Today’s guest came to me by way of Del Shores, and y’all… Well you’re just not ready for what you’re not ready for. 
    Dr. Carlton Thomas is a San Diego based Mayo Clinic trained gastroenterologist who became “GAYMOUS” on TikTok and Instagram teaching Butt Stuff and Queer Health. He was raised Southern Baptist in South Carolina in an über conservative tobacco town. He is married to a wonderful man and has 2 kids who led him to social media during the COVID pandemic. He quickly became great source for much needed health information for the Queer community, and also for sex education that we never got in school. He sounded the alarm on MonkeyPox on May 20 on his Instagram and has now become a central source for MonkeyPox education as well as testing, treatment and vaccination. His social media has led to improved pain treatment protocols for patients suffering from MonkeyPox related rectal pain, and he has helped countless men get vaccinated across North America and Europe. He is an FX Networks 2022 Pride Honoree and just this week was given the President’s Award from the National Leather Association-International for his work on social media. Who better to learn butt stuff from than a gay man who knows his way around a butt and that is also a medical expert!
    Get your g-spot ready y’all, cuz it’s about to get HIT. 
    Welcome to the show Doctor Carlton!

    • 59 min
    EP 40 - Ascending Arts Founder, Maria Lopez

    EP 40 - Ascending Arts Founder, Maria Lopez

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to Season 2, Episode 15 of TFP!
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes, it means I’m still looking for peace in the unknown! *gasp* That’s right – I’m no longer looking for answers. I’m just looking to feel peace in not knowing! Today’s guest helps me do just that. 
    She is a new friend, and a referral of our last fabulous guest, Christian! 
    Maria Lopez  is an Energy Healer, Spiritual Mentor, certified Reiki Master, and trauma healing specialist. Her 3-month, 1:1 Trauma Healing Program, The Phoenix Rising, teaches people how to achieve Post Traumatic Growth and heal their trauma once and for all. Follow her at @AscendingArts on Instagram for inspiration and healing in your feed.
    As y’all know, helping folks heal from religious trauma is one of the things I’m most passionate about, and I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation with Maria. 
    You can literally feel her energy pour through the airwaves. She expanded my consciousness surrounding the divine and I have full faith that she will blow your mind with her view on all things involving quantum matter. 
    Welcome to the show, Maria! 

    • 58 min
    EP 39 - Christian Cintron

    EP 39 - Christian Cintron

    What’s up y’all of little faith and welcome to episode 14 of season 2 of TFP!
    I’m your hostess, not your Moses, Mat Hayes, and if I’m still giving you episodes, it means that I’m still looking for answers!
    A couple weeks ago, I met Christian Cintron on the queer streets of West Hollywood. And here we are today with him being a guest on the show! 
    Christian is a writer, comedian, actor, psychic, jack-of-all-trades, and master of fun.
    His unique perspective has been informed by being a proud  Puerto Rican, Catholic school boy, marketing executive, addiction and abuse survivor, and even a drag queen!
    The first stand-up teacher at the Rodney Dangerfield Institute at Los Angeles City College, Christian is a graduate of Vassar College, Second City: Hollywood, and iO West theater.
    His television appearances include The Wendy Williams Show and on TruTV’s Fameless.
    Christian created Stand Up 4 Your Power, an intersectional, spiritual, self-improvement comedy class. It unites stand-up, psychology, diversity, equity, inclusion, and even a little magic to help students pivot their perspective, shift limiting beliefs, and roll with the punchlines.
     
    He is also a spiritual counselor, a Reiki practitioner, and a coach, helping people use humor and spirituality to integrate their trauma and reclaim their narrative. He offers shadow readings to help clients see where their light is not shining, so they can become the most powerful versions of themselves.
     
    His mission is to help people have the uncomfortable but vital conversations with levity, empathy, and grace.
    Welcome to the show Christian! 

    https://linktr.ee/standup4yourpower
    https://www.theauthenticgay.com/healing-religious-trauma/
    https://shadowscans.carrd.co/
    https://standup4yourpower.carrd.co/
    https://standup4yourpower.medium.com/healing-religious-trauma-c84062b0592a

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

anastasia_beaverhausen+ ,

A breath of fresh clear light

Mat Hayes is a champion of and for good. His perspective is always a comfortable conversation- even when the subject isn’t. He thrives at meeting people where they’re at… welcoming into the fold. Learning as much as he’s teaching. I’ve learned a lot from Mat, his guests… and conversations we all need to have. Highly recommend if you’re a curious thinker.

Spice cakes ,

Wonderful

Mat takes an uncomfortable subject for many and turns it into thought provoking and empathetic conversation. The episode with his brother is one of the best conversations I’ve heard

waitwade ,

Loving it

I’ve listened to about half of the season so far and am really loving it. Mat is funny and charming and the guests always have interesting stories to tell about their experiences being queer and spiritual. There’s nothing else out there like this podcast. Excited for more!

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