The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast
Episode #46 Talkin’ bout the ‘Rona

Episode #46 Talkin’ bout the ‘Rona

April 7, 2020

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments:

  • Intro- Life in Quarantine (lift weights, buy food, prep for apocalypse) 
  • Question of the Week- How are you doing youth work in quarantine? 
  • Tales from the Fringe- Lil' Rona & The Best Day of Your Life
  • Pick or Flick- "I am Legend", a break from pro sports, "Surrogates", Fortnite 

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

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Episode #45 Catching up with Bubu

Episode #45 Catching up with Bubu

March 27, 2020
Episode #45 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show features guest host Bubu Puente from Woodburn, OR. Bubu wears many youth worker hats: home to school liaison for Woodburn SD, coach, mentor, life coach, pastor, and more. He shares some great insight in the following segments: 

  • Intro- Who is Bubu?
  • Question of the Week- How do you balance being a Fringe youth worker and being a great dad? 
  • Tales from the Fringe- He calls me "Dad"
  • Pick or Flick- Toilet paper hoarding, TikTok dances, and Mariota to the Raiders

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #44 Chicken Soup for the Youth Worker’s Soul

Episode #44 Chicken Soup for the Youth Worker’s Soul

February 24, 2020
Join us for Episode #44 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are as follows:  

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

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Episode #43 What we learned at “Hell Camp”

Episode #43 What we learned at “Hell Camp”

February 11, 2020

Join us for Episode #43 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show features guest host Brittany Bowling from Portland, OR. Show segments are as follows:  

  • Intro- Running 10 miles vs. Walking a dog for 2 miles
  • Question of the Week- "What caused you to start coming to church as a teenager, and what kept you there?" 
  • Tales from the Fringe- Making Explosives at "Hell Camp" & Throw Down at the Skating Rink 
  • Pick or Flick- British bulldog (the game), TikTok dances, School Dance Chaperones, and Coaching 

Brittany Bowling is a teacher and coach at Westside Christian High School in Tigard, Oregon. She's also a super volunteer at GracePointe Church in Milwaukie, Oregon where she works with a bunch of Fringe students! You can read more here: https://www.wchsonline.org/athletics/volleyball.cfm

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #42 There’s No Manly Way to “TikTok”

Episode #42 There’s No Manly Way to “TikTok”

February 5, 2020

Join us for Episode #42 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Intro- The Perfect Taco 
  • Question of the Week- "What is your biggest fear in this line of work?" 
  • Tales from the Fringe- Marty Estes shares his tale, "Church Van Wrestle Mania" and Sonny shares "Changing Her Legacy"
  • Pick or Flick- Sneaking Candy into Theaters, Stupid Phone Games, Men's Retreats 

Marty Estes hosts the "Youth Worker's Guide to Video Games" on the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network. His show can be found at the link below. Thanks for joining us Marty! 

https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/youth-workers-guide-to-video-games/

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #41 “But… who’s gonna be there?”

Episode #41 “But… who’s gonna be there?”

January 21, 2020
 

Join us for Episode #41 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Intro- A perfect Saturday (interrupted by TJ) 
  • Question of the Week- "Predict the Future--what trend(s) will we see in youth work in the next few years?"
  • Tales from the Fringe- Same Goals, Different Approach & Almost Homeless in Olympia
  • Pick or Flick- Eminem's new album, Aaron Hernandez documentary, Green Sauce on Tacos, Reusing Towels 
  • EXTRA- Quick word from Tim

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #40 Generation Hopeless

Episode #40 Generation Hopeless

January 14, 2020

Join us for Episode #40 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Intro- Sonny's attempt at ASMR eating 
  • Question of the Week- What motivates you to keep going as a youth worker on the hard days? 
  • Tales from the Fringe- Generation Hopeless AND Two teeth & a Gun
  • Pick or Flick- Hot sauce on eggs, Ricky Gervais speech, Once-a-month events, Fidget toys

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #39 No Mention of Israel or the GRAMMYs

Episode #39 No Mention of Israel or the GRAMMYs

January 2, 2020

Join us for Episode #39 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Intro- Should we do a Recap episode? And "Reggaeton" 
  • Question of the Week- What was your last decade of youth work defined by? What do you hope your next decade is defined by? 
  • Tales from the Fringe- Next Man Up AND Dead Salmon Jousting
  • Pick or Flick- The Rise of Skywalker, Flavored Mtn. Dew, Air Pods, New Year's Resolutions

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #38 That One Time I Went to Israel as an “Influencer”

Episode #38 That One Time I Went to Israel as an “Influencer”

December 27, 2019
 

Join us for Episode #38 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Intro- Tj’s Takeaways from his Israel trip 
  • Question of the Week- “What moment in your youth career makes you CRINGE?" 
  • Tales from the Fringe- "I really miss this place" and Amused by the Irvins 
  • Pick or Flick (Junk Food Edition)- Vacation Eating, In-N-Out, Hot Dogs, Costco Food Court 

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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Episode #37 The Great Divide: Bath Taking

Episode #37 The Great Divide: Bath Taking

December 9, 2019
 

Join us for Episode #37 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 

This week's show segments are:  

  • Question of the Week- “What is one thing you want your students to know… that you can’t tell them in person?”

    • Smoking Weed and a Fake Faith
  • Pick or Flick- The Mandalorian, Taking Baths, Cheating Astros, "Jesus is King"

We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 

You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , SpotifyGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneInRadio, and more! 

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