The StoryMen Podcast

StoryMen is a podcast about… well all kinds of stuff, really. Matt, Clay and JR. talk about pop culture, history and theology. Whether it’s just the three of them or they’re joined by an author you love, you’re sure to have a great time. So pull up an earbud and join the conversation!

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Story Men - November 3, 2017

Grieving a Suicide with Al Hsu

Grieving a Suicide with Al Hsu

JR.'s editor from IVP, Al Hsu, joins us to talk about the rerelease of his book Grieving a Suicide. We explore how conversation surrounding mental health and suicide has changed in the last fifteen years, as well as how we can be better about prevention. 2 - Book Launch 6 - Incentives 11 - PPOW 15 - Al Hsu 26 - Is Suicide a Cardinal Sin? 30 - Processing Suicide 43 - Connect with Al

From Series: "StoryMen Season 8"

The StoryMen return with more guests, more projects and of course more arguments over pop culture.

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Meet the Hosts

Matt Mikalatos

Matt is the author of a growing menagerie of books including the ever-popular “Sky Lantern.” He lives near Portland, Oregon, where the motto is “Keep Portland Weird.” He loves to write and speak, and though his cats were eaten by coyotes he still has his wife, three daughters, and three brine shrimp living in the house. He loves maple trees, speculative fiction, comic books and most birds. Also hammocks. For the last twenty years Matt’s been on staff with a Christian non-profit dedicated to helping people love God and love each other.

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Clay Morgan

After a decade of teaching college courses in history, political science, and communication in Pittsburgh, Clay moved to Dallas, Texas where at least winters aren’t soul-crushing. He’s been writing professionally for 15 years or so, doing everything from journalism to corporate consulting. He helps people become better communicators at Along the way he published Undead: Revised, Resuscitated & Reborn—a book about zombies, God, and what it means to be alive. He loves his fiancee Jen, hockey, and Oxford commas (unlike JR.).

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JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. He’s a writer, blogger and pastor (in the Church of the Nazarene). He is the author of Empathy for the Devil, a book about finding ourselves in the Bible’s villains. He also loves Batman, spirited debates and smoking meats. Check out his blog for his sermon podcast. JR. is addicted to podcasting. In addition to the StoryMen, JR. also cohosts In All Things Charity (Wesleyan Feminist Theology), Don’t Split Up! (horror film reviews), Origami Elephants (religion, philosophy and current events), Bible Bites (Sunday School for the 21st Century) and Oh My Wednesday (a review of the TV show American Gods). He also blogs on faith and pop culture right here on

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