212 episodes

This podcast is all about giving voice to those who might not otherwise have one--and it's also about creating space for listeners of all backgrounds to find growth and healing together as a community. Join our conversations so that we can create more understanding around mental health issues, faith struggles, and break down stigma. Let's help each other live life unfiltered!

Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered Jason Tieri & Michael VanDrie

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 44 Ratings

This podcast is all about giving voice to those who might not otherwise have one--and it's also about creating space for listeners of all backgrounds to find growth and healing together as a community. Join our conversations so that we can create more understanding around mental health issues, faith struggles, and break down stigma. Let's help each other live life unfiltered!

    Ep 210 Final Finale

    Ep 210 Final Finale

    Welcome to the final episode of Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. In this episode, Jason and Mike (and Ben) reflect on the highs and lows of their journey and share one thing they wish they could have done differently on the show. They also have a special surprise, as Mike has a sentimental gift for Jason.
    As we come to the end of this podcast, we cannot help but think about the moments that have defined our time together. We have shared our stories, laughed, cried, and learned so much from each other and our guests. However, looking back, we realize there is one thing we wish we could have done differently on the show. 
    Before we say our final goodbyes, Mike has a surprise gift for Jason. Over the years, we have become more than just co-hosts, we have become close friends. This gift is a symbol of the bond we have created through this podcast. 
    In conclusion, we want to thank our listeners for joining us on this journey. We hope that you have learned as much from us as we have from you. This podcast may be ending, but the memories and experiences we have gained from it will stay with us forever
    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Ep. 209 Why is it so hard to make and keep friends as an adult?

    Ep. 209 Why is it so hard to make and keep friends as an adult?

    Ep. 209 Why is it so hard to make and keep friends as an adult?


    Episode Summary:Dawn Taylor welcomes Jason Tieri, host of Threads Podcast, to the show to dive into why adult friendships are difficult. From childhood trauma blocking adult connections to a lack of properly communicated expectations, Dawn and Jason break down why adult friends are hard to come by. 
    Episode Notes:
    Dawn Taylor welcomes Jason Tieri, host of Threads Podcast, to the show to dive into why adult friendships are difficult. From childhood trauma blocking adult connections to a lack of properly communicated expectations, Dawn and Jason break down why adult friends are hard to come by. 
    Jason explains how past abuse and a less than ideal childhood may have contributed to his difficulty making friends as an adult, but he also wonders if men find it more challenging to get deep with each other in addition to trading jokes. And what about that ride or die friend? Does everyone find one? 
    Dawn and Jason talk about the differences in personalities that make each friendship unique and sometimes uniquely challenging, what it’s like when a friendship breaks down, and the expectations we place on friends. They reveal some truths about what they each want in a friendship and maybe also what they truly need. What do you want in your friendships? And how will you make more? Find out with Dawn and Jason.
    About Jason Tieri:
    Jason is a loving husband, supportive dad, and avid gig economy hustler. While he has a fun and boisterous personality, he also enjoys thinking deeply and learning more about people. Jason is passionate about running, being the best husband and dad that he can be, and growing in all areas of his life.
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
    Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered
    Threads Podcast #116 || “Dawn Taylor: Ass Kicker & Hope Giver joins Ben & Jason in the deep end of the conversation”— 
    Dawn Taylor - The Taylor Way: website | facebook | instagram | linkedin



    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 208 This One Stings: A Huge Show Update and Mike & Jason Debate ‘He Gets Us’

    Ep. 208 This One Stings: A Huge Show Update and Mike & Jason Debate ‘He Gets Us’

    If there was one episode that you didn’t want to miss it would be this one.
    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ep. 207 Jason Joins Joe P on the RE Choice podcast and talks about recalibration.

    Ep. 207 Jason Joins Joe P on the RE Choice podcast and talks about recalibration.

    Ep. 207 Jason Joins Joe on the RE Choice podcast and talks about recalibration.

    Link to the original Ep.


    The Patreon page is live and we would love for you to support us! There are 3 different tiers to support us and each comes with some amazing perks. Learn more now! As always thank you so much for supporting the show.

    Our 1st Sponsor! Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid They are the best in the business for car repair. Call them at 532-6600 or Ervines.com

    Check out the show,  Creative Ops!

    Subscribe to the newsletter so you don't miss anything we do, plus we drop bonus content in each newsletter!

    Subscribe on YouTube to watch us in the studio!

    New Community Facebook Group. Come join us to connect with some amazing Threadies!

    Join us on TikToK!

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    You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story - there's something for everyone on this show!


    And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well - reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. 


    Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from here

    You can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!


    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 37 min
    Ep. 206 Mike and Jason (two white dudes) talk about how black men are not safe from cops; Jason is a victim of a racial slur; Did Mike’s honking incident cross the line?

    Ep. 206 Mike and Jason (two white dudes) talk about how black men are not safe from cops; Jason is a victim of a racial slur; Did Mike’s honking incident cross the line?

    Mike and Jason (two white dudes) talk about Tyre Nichols and how it seems to them that black men are not safe from cops.

    And in a kinda related incident Jason gets called a racial slur while partying down in Florida.

    And Mike wants you all to weigh in on whether he crossed the line in a honking incident.



    The Patreon page is live and we would love for you to support us! There are 3 different tiers to support us and each comes with some amazing perks. Learn more now! As always thank you so much for supporting the show.

    Our 1st Sponsor! Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid They are the best in the business for car repair. Call them at 532-6600 or Ervines.com

    Check out the show,  Creative Ops!

    Subscribe to the newsletter so you don't miss anything we do, plus we drop bonus content in each newsletter!

    Subscribe on YouTube to watch us in the studio!

    New Community Facebook Group. Come join us to connect with some amazing Threadies!

    Join us on TikToK!

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    You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story - there's something for everyone on this show!


    And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well - reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. 


    Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from here

    You can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!


    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 57 min
    Ep. 205 Jason Resigns from Lucrative Career; Mike’s Quest for Expensive Workout Gear; Jason Implores Mike to Be a Pastor to Him

    Ep. 205 Jason Resigns from Lucrative Career; Mike’s Quest for Expensive Workout Gear; Jason Implores Mike to Be a Pastor to Him

    The story follows the journey of two friends, Jason and Mike, as they navigate life's challenges. Jason, feeling unfulfilled in his successful career, decides to leave it behind and seek new opportunities. On the other hand, Mike is focused on obtaining expensive workout gear, reflecting his materialistic priorities. However, Jason reaches out to Mike and asks him to take on the role of a mentor and guide, providing support as he embarks on his new journey. The story highlights themes of self-discovery, change, and the value of having a supportive friend or mentor.


    The Patreon page is live and we would love for you to support us! There are 3 different tiers to support us and each comes with some amazing perks. Learn more now! As always thank you so much for supporting the show.

    Our 1st Sponsor! Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid They are the best in the business for car repair. Call them at 532-6600 or Ervines.com

    Check out the show,  Creative Ops!

    Subscribe to the newsletter so you don't miss anything we do, plus we drop bonus content in each newsletter!

    Subscribe on YouTube to watch us in the studio!

    New Community Facebook Group. Come join us to connect with some amazing Threadies!

    Join us on TikToK!

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    You'll hear stories about real people who have dealt with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-doubt, or any other struggle they've faced on their journey through life. It doesn't matter where you are in your own story - there's something for everyone on this show!


    And if you need someone to talk to when it feels like things just aren't going well - reach out! We want nothing more than for every person who listens to this show to feel less alone in the world. 


    Thank you so much for listening to us! We appreciate each and every one of you. Can you do us a favor? Tell someone about this podcast if you enjoy it. Also subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get our podcast from here

    You can find anything you would absolutely need from Threads Podcast here!
    Support the showThis podcast was produced by Hey Guys Media Group LLC Are you looking to start a podcast? Need help with editing? Hey Guys can help! Check them out at Hey Guys Media Group

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

KateSpot ,

A Must Listen Podcast

Great podcast with honest, open, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations about those “hard to discuss” subjects. Definitely check out Jason and Mike and be sure to upgrade to Patreon status!

Joe437555 ,

Smart, witty, and relevant.

Let me start by saying that I look forward to Ben’s sewing pun of the day. A great way to start. These guys are super vulnerable about faith, family, and ... food. (Felt like I needed another “f” in there. Sorry. Check it out. You’ll find something you can relate / connect to.

lifeinthecorn ,

Enjoy this podcast

This is a truly great podcast that makes more of an impact than Jason and Ben probably realize. The focus on mental health, relationships, support, and spirituality has continually drawn me back week after week. It challenged me to keep with therapy after my therapist retired and to not give up because it is hard. Listening to the struggles and hearing the growth of these guys through the seasons has been inspirational. Keep up the great work… and thank you.

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