Beverages consumed in this episode : Carling lager (3.7%), Guinness Cold Brew Coffee beer (4%)
Lengths : Video (56m17s) Audio (53m28s)
Dates : Recorded (26.07.22) Video release (04.08.22) Audio release (08.08.22)
Hosts : Beans (132), Gaz (103)
Guests : Richard Pollard, Ian
We’ve talked about religion on the Podcast a couple of times. Beans, Gaz and Andy don’t universally agree on it – all believing in different things. We thought it was about time that we looked at the world through a different perspective. Having faith is vastly different to not having faith – obviously – but irrespective of what you believe in, it surely must be better to have faith than to not have it – mustn’t it? To believe in a love that is all powerful can surely only be a positive thing. To have something give you strength when the world has taken yours away, to not that someone believes in you when you feel as though you stand alone must be reassuring. We called upon an old school friend who shares his very powerful story about how having faith changed his life and set him on a journey where he could have a positive impact in a lot of other people’s lives. Our other guest is a man named Ian. Ian has had his battles with addiction and homelessness. Ian is one of the many people that Richard has helped. But Ian is a little different. He is empowered by his spirit and his faith to turn his back on his demons and to start making a positive impact in the lives of others. Ian has, unlike most addicts, not relapsed – this is down to his willpower and his faith. If everyone took it upon themselves to be a positive influence in the lives of others, maybe there wouldn’t be so many dark shadows in this world.
Some of the issues in this episode are a little dark. Especially as we are talking to two people who have attempted suicide. If you are affected by any of the issues in this episode we urge you to seek help. In the UK you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 and remember – say ouch when something hurts!