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Everyone Racers

Chrissy Mittura, Christopher Abbott, Jeff Wakemen and Christian "Mental" Ward

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Everyone Racers is a podcast that focuses on amateur endurance racing from beginner to advanced, as well as the news, tips, and tricks that go along with our hobby. Four friends and often teammates; Chrissy Mittura, Christopher Abbott, Jeff Wakemen and Christian "Mental" Ward discuss current racing trends and news, as well as occasional interviews and guests who are interesting people with different perspectives on racing and car culture. You never know what they'll discuss each week, but it ...
 
Welcome to our podcast! My name is Richard Ostler (twitter: twitter.com/Papa_Ostler; FB: facebook.com/richard.ostler.5; IG: instagram.com/papa_ostler/) and am a native of Salt Lake City. I am the author of "Listen Learn and Love: Embracing LGBTQ Latter-day Saints at Amazon (amazon.com/dp/1462135773) and Deseret Book (deseretbook.com/p/listen-learn-and-love-embracing-lgbtq-latter-day-saints) I am the author of two recent Ensign articles on ‘How the Savior’s Healing Power Applies to Repenting ...
 
Welcome to Rescued Nation Radio, where we worship and praise Jesus Christ the Lord as the only Urban Christian Commentary Show of its kind on radio. Rescued Nation is a ministry not a church that is designed to change the mental thinking of the youth and young adults throughout the community and around the world to step into the purpose that God has given them. The aspiration of Rescued Nation is to reflect a mission to reach people for Jesus Christ and together become more like Him by tackl ...
 
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My friend Jaime Clemmer, married mother of 4, joins us via Zoom from her home in Virginia to share the story their 10-year-old son Sawyer’s sudden death that started with a seizure at school. Jaime talks about her book (at Deseret Book and Amazon) called Heartbroken, But Not Broken (www.amazon.com/Heartbroken-but-Broken-Jaime-Clemmer/dp/1462140165/…
 
In this Bugatti sedan episode 218, Jay from Ranger Road stops in, Jeff is on a milk carton, Chrissy preps for the whack-a-mole championship, Mental has a new microphone, and Chris leaves Jeff a message. Really, we talk all about our annual gift idea list, for gearheads, their friends, and their poor families. The Gifts! Racing Junk’s Gift Page; htt…
 
My friend Gretchen Norman Evans (married mother of one, active LDS) shares the story losing her dear brother Jacob Norman to suicide while he attended BYU in May of 2019. She continues by sharing the story of losing her dear sister Alanna Norman Koons and her twin 18-month old daughters Ruby and June in a car crash in July of 2019. Gretchen and her…
 
My friend Steve Haworth, who joined the church in Sept 2020 at age 41, shares his story. Steve, who came out at age 17, has been looking for a church that provides the best path for Steve’s desire to find a home as a gay believer in Heavenly Father and Jesus. Steve shares his positive experience with his missionaries (told them he was gay early in …
 
My friend Pedro Munoz, age 35, joins us from his home in Colombia to share his remarkable story. Pedro shares knowing he was attracted to men during his teenage years, trying to date girls, and feeling broken and damaged. During this difficult years where Pedro worried if he really was gay he would be forced to live his life on the street in this l…
 
In this Sochiro Honda episode 217, solder drips on Jeff’s leg while driving, Mental changes everything but the alternator, Chrissy sold her limo, and Chris falls through the floor of his MGB. Really, we talk all about some of our terrible automotive decisions of the past, laugh at our mistakes! https://www.caranddriver.com/acura/integra - The New I…
 
My friend and podcast host Brock Bevell (married active Latter-day Saint) shares his long journey to end his pornography and opioid addictions. Brock, a retired Mesa Arizona Police Officer, shares how pornography use and then opioid use came into his life. Brock then shares the hard work (along with Christ) to put these addictions behind him. Brock…
 
My friend Shayla Slaymaker (Lawyer, Married, Age 29) shares her story about losing both her brothers to suicide. Her younger brother Chance died by suicide at age 14 in 2013, and her older brother Travis died by suicide at age 26 in 2016. Shayla, who has been on this immensely painful road for 8 years, is sharing her story in hopes of helping other…
 
In this Cleveland Rocks episode 216, Jeff is excited by storage and licks his hand to start his car, Mental makes additional good decisions, Chrissy pulls stumps, and Chris supports Mental’s project management skills. Really, we talk all about the weekend’s upcoming race at MSR Houston including an E1R patented virtual track walk. https://www.hager…
 
My friend Eli Wood shares his story for the first time publicly. Eli talks about growing up in an active Idaho LDS family and navigating his way as a gay Latter-day Saint. Eli talks about being happy but knowing he was different from other boys. Eli, who is currently a flight attendant, talks about trying to date girls and the emotional challenges …
 
My friend Stephanie Povey (married mother of three daughters and two granddaughters) joins us to share her story. Stephanie starts with her own childhood and not fitting the cultural norms while growing up in a small Utah town. She was called a "tomboy" because she wanted to take part in activities that were considered only for boys. Being told she…
 
My friend Wes Haws shares his story. Wes talks about coming out as gay after serving a mission to his future wife. They decided to get married and that marriage lasted 11 years. During these years, Wes survived a brutal attached in Ethiopia which resulted in difficult health and financial challenges. Wes rebuilt his career and now owns Blue Zoon (h…
 
In this haunted Holden episode… Jeff sucks at math, twice, Chris wants moar electric delorean stuff, Chrissy counts steps with Vicky and Mental comes to us live from SEMA. We find out what is cool, what is missing and what is new, all from the Racing Junk booth! Subaru being a Jerk in Massachusetts - https://jalopnik.com/subaru-is-disabling-starlin…
 
My friend Meghan Decker(from High School) shares her story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Meghan and her husband David are the parents of 5 daughters and 15 grandchildren. Meghan is active in the Church and is a wonderful marriage. Meghan shares her journey to come out to herself and then her husband and family in her 50’s. Meghan talks about how comin…
 
My friend Peter Fillerup (age 31, RM, Architectural & Interior Designer), shares his story. Upon returning home from his successful mission in Los Angeles, Peter spent about ten years trying to date women. Peter talks ‘waiting for the attraction to happen’ and concludes with feeling ‘I’m screwed up”. In late 2020, Peter started to consider he is ga…
 
In this Bell Huey episode 214, Jeff wants to polish his helmet, Mental is Sass-Quatch, Chrissy can’t find the mute button, and Chris fails to impersonate Jeff. Really, we talk all about our NHMS race this past weekend. Adam Owens, radio star, trivia master - https://www.facebook.com/adamowens84570 Lemons Diecast cars! - https://hooniverse.com/johnn…
 
My friend Colby Majors (mid 30’s, convert, RM, going through a divorce, father of one) shares his journey. Colby talks about knowing he was gay in his teenage years, joining the Church at age 17 and serving a mission, and then getting married. Colby talks about why, after 15 years of marriage, he felt he needed to finally come out as gay to his wif…
 
My friend Dr. Mark White (active Latter-day Saint, Director, MFT Doctoral Programs, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, Northcentral University [NCU]) joins us to talk about a research study designed to better understand the experience of current/former LGBTQ Latter-day Saints). Dr. White is joined by the other members of the research team,…
 
My friend Joseph Stith (active LDS, Convert, Former Marine, RM from Houston, Former President of Northstar, early 60s) shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Joseph talks about his healing journey with his Savior that first started with a desire to change his sexual orientation and later changed to accepting his sexual orientation. Joseph shar…
 
In this Hard Way episode 213, Chris provides healthcare recommendations, Mental defends ankle biters, Jeff asks the police about public nudity, and Chrissy wants you out of her parking spot. Really, we really get excited for our trip to New Hampshire, see you there! https://www.racingjunk.com/contest_giveaway/96 - go here, sign make us look good at…
 
My friends Joey Sheppard and Dr. Sarah Coyne talk about their new research project to better understand how church culture impacts LGBTQ Latter-day Saints. Their qualitative research (interviews) is open for new participants who are 1) 18 and older; 2)LGBTQ+; 3) Current or former Latter-day Saints. The goal of the research (supported by BYU) is to …
 
My friend Spencer Cottle joins us to share his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Spencer, who grew up in Williamsburg Virginia, talks about coming out in 2018 to his bishop and parents (good experience) prior to his successful mission to Madagascar. Once home from his mission, Spencer talks about needing to face and address the realities of figuring…
 
In this Pina Farina episode 212, Chris is still trying to get Jeff to fix his International, Chrissy is ready to race two weeks early, Mental gives restaurant recommendations, Jeff guesses a Tercel, Eric thinks fair is stupid. Really, we talk with 5th host Eric Rood about the 2022 Lemons race and rally schedule. Buy Girl Scout crap from Eric’s hila…
 
My friends Scott and Molly Hixson (married for 28 years, parents of five children, and one grandchild) join us to share their story. About 15 years ago, Scott came out to Molly with his same-sex attraction. Scott and Molly talk about the things they did during the last 15 years to keep their marriage together. The effort significantly accelerated o…
 
My friend Spencer Thompson joins us to talk about his insightful recent Liahona Article which talks about his journey from shame to joy.Here is a link to the article:https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/liahona/2021/10/digital-only/same-sex-attraction-and-my-journey-from-shame-to-joy?lang=eng) Spencer, a married father of four, has some of the…
 
My friends Patrick Mason and David Pulsipher join us to talk about their new book called Proclaim Peace: The Restoration's Answer to an Age of Conflict that is co-published with the Maxwell Institute's Living Faith series and Deseret Book. Here is a description of the book: Proclaim Peace is an extended meditation on what it means to follow the Pri…
 
My friend Tim Wright (RM from Spain, Age 29, Utah State Graduate) shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saints. Tim, who grew up in Morgan Utah, shares what led him to come out in May of 2021 and why coming out significantly improved his relationship with his Heavenly Father and his family. Tim, who is active in his LDS Ward, shares why he feels so …
 
In this “add lightness” episode 211, Mental doesn’t mind not being stable, Chrissy uses her ballerina toe, Jeff breaks an oil pan stud, and Chris finally installs a window. Really, we were so inspired by Ross Bentley’s white paper on trail braking that we talk all about it: what it is, when to use it, how to teach it, how to learn it, and how to co…
 
My friend Cheryl Hill shares her remarkable journey to be rebaptized into the Church in 2017 after nearly 30 years out of the Church. Cheryl talks about her relationship with Jesus which led her back into the Church in Georgia through many miraculous experience and incredible Church members. Cheryl is joined by her therapist, Jennifer Kuck, from Ge…
 
My friend Chad Cannon (married father of four, active LDS, age 45) join us from near Idaho Falls to share his story. Chad talks about his 30 year journey with pornography use and how the 12-step addiction recovery program (focused on the Savior) was is path to hope and healing. Chad also shares insights into being the father of two LGBTQ children a…
 
My friend Jason Conforto, producer at Avalanche Studios, talks about why he and director, Dave Lindsay, decided to produce the documentary film Dog Valley, about the brutal murder of Gordon Church in Millard County, Utah in 1988. Jason shares the role his friend, Chad Anderson, played in researching and bringing this story to Avalanche Studios and …
 
In this mid priced 50’s Chevy episode 210, Mental is a bug light for awesome, Jeff is a pre op tranny, Chrissy is a dildo assassin, and Chris stayed up way too late. Actually we gave a great update of our awesome race weekend in the Butt! Exotic Car Rental Rules are coming https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/new-rules-considered-for-exotic-car…
 
My friend Brenna Hoffman (married mother of new baby boy) shares her story of not belonging and never fully feeling accepted in Latter-day Saint culture. This feeling along with a negative experience in the temple and life-long questions led Brenna to conclude that her path was to leave the Church. Brenna shares her story, and talks about support f…
 
My friend Becky Edwards joins us to talk about her run for U.S. Senate. Becky, who served 10 years in the Utah House of Representatives, talks about why she is running, past legislative successes, the importance of listening, and principles to bring us together. Becky also talks about the story of her yellow couch—now a key element of her campaign.…
 
My friend Dylan Stegall (Age 23, Texan, RM for Chile Santiago East) shares his journey as gay Latter-day Saint. Dylan talks about being aware of this part about him before his mission but staying really busy/productive and kind of pushing it down. Dylan talks about his successful and enjoyable mission. Dylan talks about trying to date woman at BYU-…
 
My friends Garrett and Sallie Ferguson, married parents of 4 kids, join us from the Dallas area to share their story. They first shared in 2013 as part of the Voices of Hope project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s36K2ilFsnY. They give us an update on their lives since 2013 and what they are doing to bring more understanding to LGBTQ/SSA Latter-da…
 
In this blowy-uppy Subaru episode S209, Chrissy doesn’t get dehydrated, Chris talks about the sticky outty part, Mental tells us where to find some privacy, Jeff shows everyone his junk. Really we talk all about our race at Buttonwillow next weekend. https://www.iracing.com/iracing-partners-with-mercedes-amg-petronas-f1-team-to-build-multiple-world…
 
My friend Jakob Schramm (Age 23, RM from the Mexico Monterrey West Mission, Mechanical Engineering at University of Utah and Utah Valley University) shares his journey as a gay Latter-day Saint. Jakob talks the journey to understand and accept this part of himself and then the thoughtful and methodical process to figure out his best path forward. J…
 
My friend Jamison Manwaring (RM from Eastern Canada, Business Owner, Age 40) shares his journey as a gay Latter-day Saint. Jamison talks about his efforts to make deals with God to not be gay during his closeted years growing up in Idaho Falls and coming out to his Mission President who listened without judgement. Jamison talks about difficult and …
 
My friend Ed Axley (married father of four, business owner, RM from Costa Rica) share the unique aspects of our restored doctrine that led to his baptism into the Church at age 18. Ed also shares four insightful ways to respond when people open with their life situations. Ed concludes with helping each of us see ourselves as beloved children of Hea…
 
In this anniversary episode 208, Chrissy lushes over the Taycan, Chris sits silently, Mental is watching a goat with a cat on it, Jeff puts some cream on his brand new car with a little pad. Really we chat about the things that we have got going on! If you like Porshes, you’ll need to watch the YouTube version of the show! Mustang Mach E Cop Car - …
 
My friend Andrea Lystrup is a licensed marriage and family therapist joining us to share insights on several important topics including 1) creating Zion within our Church; 2) tools to better love each other; 3) how to balance the tension between law and love; 4) working through pain when something said at Church is hurtful; 5) how to get through tr…
 
My friend Marcus Hayden, age 19 and preparing for a mission, shares his story as a gay Latter-day Saint. Marcus starts with the excellent talk he gave in his BYU YSA Ward this summer based on Elder Gong’s talk “Room in the Inn” (https://abn.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2021/04/16gong?lang=eng). Marcus does a great job of taking …
 
My friend Liv Mendoza Haynes, who spoke with the Relief Society General Presidency at BYU Women’s Conference, shares her story. Liv (who is a convert, RM, Lawyer, Young Woman’s President and expectant mother), shares her journey which included coming out as queer church-wide at Women’s Conference in April 2021 as part of the Relief Society goal to …
 
My friend Colette Dalton (Masters of Social Work from BYU, worked for the Church, now therapist at Symmentry Solutions) share her journey as a gay/queer Latter-day Saints. Colette shares her journey to understand her sexual orientation, navigating being queer and a Church employee and her work as a therapist. If you are a queer women or parent of a…
 
In our 200th episode extravaganza Ask Us Anything, Jeff is proud to be wearing a clean shirt, Mental’s dream car is an Oldsmobile Omega, Chrissy does her best Kimi impression, and Chris gets kicked off the show. Really, we talk with all of you live during the show about whatever you want to talk about. Italian Motorsports Boss wants Monza Oval open…
 
My friend Kendall Harward (Ghana, West Africa RM) bravely shares his story. Kendall talks about life before his mission pushing down this aspect of his essence, talking to his Bishop, and going on his mission believing feelings of being gay was a phase that ended. Kendall bravely talks about realizing being gay was still part of him during his miss…
 
My friend Stuart Barrett (RM from Nebraska, age 26) bravely shared his experience being disfellowshipped in a Facebook post (see https://www.facebook.com/1344601875/posts/10225731849786709/) and returned to full Church activity. Stuart talks about why he is open about this chapter of his life, why he is a better person for going through the process…
 
In this bones episode 206, Chrissy goes shirtless on the internet, Jeff swims in a chocolate fountain, Mental confounds the Nevada DMV, Chris tries to sell Kyle all of our cars, and Kyle thinks the Corvair is safe at all speeds ...but really we all talk with Hagerty’s Kyle Smith about bump starting British cars… as well as his education and his new…
 
My friend Devan Jensen, president of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association (ldspma.org), joins us to introduce the organization and invite listeners to their upcoming conference at BYU October 7-9, 2021. The association is for Latter-day Saints in publishing or media or independently sharing content through blogs, podcasts, or socia…
 
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