The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 95: Beards, Comedian Zan & Bob Kilpatrick


[display_podcast] My oldest son recently began growing a bit of facial hair. Now, as most men know, the first couple years of beard growth consist mainly of “practice beards”. You don’t want to get very attached to them, because you shave them off quicker than it takes for them to grow in. You actually get rid of them about as fast as you cover up primer when painting a living room wall. Yet, for many men, facial hair is still very important to them. It’s hard to explain why. Perhaps its simply … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 69: The Grass Is Always Greener & He’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes


[display_podcast] When I was a boy, my dad was constantly telling me “Son, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” As a young boy, stuck mowing the lawn on Saturday mornings, I never quite got what he meant by that. I mean, if the grass is greener over there, what does that have to do with all this stuff I’m stuck taking care of over here? And, yet, he insisted I’ll understand when I got older. So I got older. As a teenager who constantly was looking at other kids at school … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Reflections

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[display_podcast] From Jana Elizabeth Doughty: I turned 26 this year. Some people say 26 is the wrong side of 25. I don’t want to make any 55 and better listeners out there feel badly, so I’ll just say: Here is what I would tell my “early twenties” self.It’s okay. You don’t have to have it all figured out. (No one does and this doesn’t change). Spend time with God. As much as you can. Every morning. Every evening. Pick a time and stick to it. And when your alarm goes off and you don’t … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: Why Do We Censor God?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word “censor,” I think of the bleep sound I hear when someone swears on live TV.  Censoring serves its purposes. When I think about God, in my head – He’s the most important thing in my life.  But I’d rather only eat Fiber One cereal for a month than say that out loud. When it comes to God, I play the censor, I’m my own bleep button. When I tell someone about good news that was an answer to prayer, I’ll easily censor out the prayer part and just let the good … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian: Why Do Millennials Feel Entitled?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word entitlement, I think of someone who through no fault of his own was born into luxury.  Like the King of France. Entitlement is defined in the dictionary as the fact of having a right to something. But when I think of who I am when I'm fighting traffic among hundreds of other vehicles, each with at least one other person in them, I'm humbled by how small and insignificant I am. I wasn't born into good breeding by French Revolutionary standards. No one … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian: What Makes Us Narcissistic?

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[display_podcast] When I hear the word narcissist, I think of something other worldly and extreme – like the greek myth that narcissism is derived from.  It’s easy to write narcism off as something only ancient greek youths wrestled with. When I’m taking communion on the first Sunday of the month, I’m distracted from what the definition of communion is – doing something together as one body, united with each other and united with Christ, remembering what Christ did for us.  I usually don’t cons … [Read more...]