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Consider Before Consuming

60 EpisodesProduced by Fight the New DrugWebsite

Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption… read more

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Dr. Stephany Powell: Director of Law Enforcement Training and Survivor Services at NCOSE

January 19th, 2022

58:42

In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we talk with Dr. Stephany Powell, the Director of Law Enforcement Training and Survivor Services at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. For 30 years, Dr. Powell …

Brittni De La Mora: Former Porn Performer, Author, & Speaker

January 5th, 2022

58:42

Trigger warning: This episode discusses explicit sexual behaviors, drug use, disordered eating, and suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Today’s episode is with Brittni De La …

2021: Consider Before Consuming’s Year In Review

December 22nd, 2021

32:52

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit, discussions of abuse, drug use, suicide ideation, sex trafficking, and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Join …

Paris Berelc: Actress, Model, & Advocate Against Sexual Exploitation

December 8th, 2021

27:09

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit descriptions of pornography titles and videos that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Today’s episode is with Paris Berelc, an American actress …

Jennifer Nielson: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor & CEO of The Dig

November 24th, 2021

35:10

Trigger Warning: This episode discusses child sexual abuse and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised.

Today’s conversation is with Jennifer Nielson, creator and Founder of The Dig, a program developed to help …

Drew Boa: Recovered Compulsive Porn Consumer, Author, & Founder of Husband Material

November 10th, 2021

51:40

In today’s episode, guest Drew Boa shares how pornography has impacted his life and what he’s doing now to help other men quit porn through Husband Material, the recovery organization he founded. Listen as Drew talks …

Deanna Lynn: Author & Former Porn Performer

October 27th, 2021

1:06:00

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit discussions of sex acts, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, eating disorders, suicide ideation, and drug use that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is …

Ashlynn Mitchell: Betrayal Trauma Coach & Advocate

October 13th, 2021

38:18

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes descriptions of suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

This week’s episode is with Ashlynn Mitchell, who heard about Fight the New Drug …

Kristi Wells: CEO & Co-Founder of Safe House Project

September 29th, 2021

43:44

In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we talk with Kristi Wells, the CEO and Co-Founder of Safe House Project, an organization with the mission to end domestic child sex trafficking through education, survivor …

Katelyn: Recovering Compulsive Porn Consumer

September 15th, 2021

28:20

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes descriptions of abuse and suicidal ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Katelyn is a student at North Dakota State University, double majoring …

Alan Smyth: Executive Director of Saving Innocence & Anti-Trafficking Advocate

September 1st, 2021

36:48

Saving Innocence was founded in 2010 with a mission to help serve, empower, and advocate for child victims of sex trafficking. In this episode, podcast host Garrett Jonsson sits down with Executive Director Alan Smyth …

Christian: Recovering Porn Addict & Founder of 1924us

August 18th, 2021

59:32

This episode is with Christian, the founder of a branding agency called 1924us. As a recovering porn addict, Christian uses his platform to speak on the issue of pornography through eye-catching designs and sharing his …

Matthias J. Barker: Licensed Therapist & Public Figure

August 4th, 2021

1:17:06

This episode is with well-known TikTok personality and psychotherapist Matthias J. Barker. As a licensed therapist, Matthias focuses on helping people overcome childhood trauma and marital issues and helping people move …

Phillip Martin: Investigative Reporter & Award-Winning Journalist

July 21st, 2021

34:26

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit, discussions of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Phillip Martin is …

Alia: Child Sex Trafficking Survivor, Former Porn Performer, & Advocate

July 7th, 2021

1:24:51

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit, discussions of abuse and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

Alia grew up in Ventura, California, with a young …

Garrett Jonsson: Podcast Host & Recovered Compulsive Porn Consumer

June 23rd, 2021

1:10:46

Fight the New Drug first discovered Garrett when he took it upon himself to run 30 marathons in 30 days—and then rode a bike 3,800 miles across the United States—all to raise awareness on the harms of pornography. Since …

Jo Robertson: Sex Therapist & Betrayal Trauma Specialist

June 9th, 2021

43:55

Jo Robertson is a sex therapist and betrayal trauma specialist who researches pornography. In her sex therapy practice, she currently helps couples restore intimacy or helps individuals with problematic sexual …

Theodosia: Child Sexual Abuse Survivor & Former Porn Performer

May 26th, 2021

1:19:51

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes frank, explicit discussions of abuse and pornographic content that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

As a child, Theodosia suffered sexual abuse from …

Joshua Broome: Former Porn Performer & Anti-Porn Activist

May 12th, 2021

1:34:51

Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit descriptions and suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised.

What’s Going On With Pornhub?

April 28th, 2021

1:04:32

Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. Some of the issues discussed in this episode may be legislatively-affiliated. Though our organization is …

Barbi: Anti-Abuse Activist & Child Sexual Abuse Survivor

April 14th, 2021

39:29

Barbi is a loving mother to five kids and is happily married to her husband of twenty years. When Barbi was six-years-old, she was exposed to …

Dr. Kim Farrington: Activist & Sexual Assault Physician

March 31st, 2021

41:27

Trigger Warning: Graphic descriptions of sexual assault are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised.

Dr. Kim Farrington has …

Kathrine Lee: Anti-trafficking Advocate & Founder of the Pure Hope Foundation

March 17th, 2021

1:12:45

Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the guest in this episode references religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated.

Kathrine …

Eddie Capparucci, Ph.D.: Counselor, Coach, & Sex Addiction Therapist

March 3rd, 2021

49:51

Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the guest in this episode discusses religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated.

Eddie …

Lynne: Athlete, Activist & Recovering Porn Addict

February 17th, 2021

40:40

Lynne was first exposed to pornography when she stumbled upon it on the family computer when she was 8 years old. She didn’t seek it out again until …

Adam LaRoche: Former MLB Player & Founder of E3

February 3rd, 2021

41:33

Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While our guest on this episode discusses religion, Fight the New Drug is not religiously-affiliated.

Trigger …

Nicholas Kristof: Award-winning Journalist & Political Commentator

January 20th, 2021

34:43

Disclaimer: Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative awareness and education organization. While the individual in this interview discusses legislatively-related issues, Fight the New Drug is …

Sebastián: Fighter & Recovering Porn Addict

November 18th, 2020

52:05

Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation.

Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight …

Gabe Deem: Founder of Reboot Nation, Activist, & Former Porn Addict

November 4th, 2020

55:31

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss mainstream internet porn, porn addiction, porn-induced erectile dysfunction, sexuality, suicide ideation, and some graphic language is used. Listener discretion is …

Annie Kadlecek: Activist & 2019 Fighter of the Year

October 21st, 2020

31:47

Meet Annie, Fight the New Drug’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Annie has one of the coolest and most impactful backstories of getting involved with our …

Maddie Corman: Actress, Playwright, Betrayal Trauma Survivor

October 7th, 2020

1:25:59

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss betrayal trauma, sex addiction, and child sexual abuse materials. Listener discretion is advised.

Maddie Corman started her career as a child actor in the 1980s, …

Sathiya Sam: Recovered Porn Consumer, Activist, & Pornography Recovery Coach

September 23rd, 2020

36:34

Meet Canadian activist Sathiya. After facing his own struggle with pornography, Sathiya created DeepClean, a program build to help men experience long-term freedom from pornography through a systematic process. Sathiya …

Emma: Recovering Porn Addict & Activist

September 9th, 2020

39:45

Think pornography consumption is just a “guy” problem? Meet Emma, a 19-year-old cosmetology student who was just 11 when she was first exposed to …

Jose Alfaro: Human Trafficking Survivor, Public Speaker, & Activist

August 26th, 2020

1:29:41

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, abuse, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised.

Jose has …

Jay Taylor: Social Worker, Educator, & Resource Trainer at A Call To Men

August 12th, 2020

34:09

Jay Taylor is a social worker dedicated to social justice and equality initiatives. Taylor has worked in anti-human trafficking, community health centers, young men’s restorative programing, psychiatric hospitals, …

Dr. Carolyn West: Psychology Professor, Filmmaker, Author, Speaker, & Domestic Violence Expert

July 29th, 2020

25:59

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss racism and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.

Dr. Carolyn M. West is a Professor of …

Marisol Nichols: Actress, Activist, & Founder and Executive Director of Slavery Free World

July 15th, 2020

27:27

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised.

You may know Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge …

Titania Jordan: Chief Parent Officer & C.M.O. at Bark Technologies

May 20th, 2020

36:03

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss suicide ideation, and child abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

This week’s guest is Titania …

Terry Crews: Actor, Former-NFL Player, Ex-Porn Addict, & Activist

May 6th, 2020

1:04:43

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TERRY CREWS HERE.

Terry Crews is perhaps best known for his hilarious bicep-bulging Old Spice videos, but since …

Jay Stringer: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Author, & Activist

April 22nd, 2020

53:33

Trigger warning: During this episode we discuss child sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

This week’s interview is with Jay Stringer. Jay is a licensed mental health counselor from Seattle, WA, the author of 

Claire: Activist & Former Compulsive Porn Consumer

April 8th, 2020

44:53

Think porn is just a “guy” problem? Think again. This week’s conversation is with Claire, a former compulsive porn consumer and anti-porn activist. …

Shanelle Connell: Social Media Influencer, Dating Coach, & Actress

March 25th, 2020

33:45

For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Shanelle Connell. Shanelle is an entrepreneur, actress, dating coach, and social media influencer. During our conversation, Shanelle discusses the …

Heidi Olson: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

March 11th, 2020

47:15

Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of child sex abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

Full disclosure: the topics discussed in …

Shawn Blymiller: Recovering Sex Addict, Yogi, Husband, & Father

February 26th, 2020

1:04:33

Trigger warning: During this conversation we discuss infidelity, betrayal trauma, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised.

Shawn is a husband, father, yogi, and a student of overall wellness. He is also a …

Harmony (Dust) Grillo: Survivor, Founder, & Author

February 12th, 2020

39:39

Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of child sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised.

This week’s interview is with exploitation and trafficking survivor turned UCLA honor student, …

Brook Parker-Bello, Ph.D.: Survivor, CEO, & Activist

January 29th, 2020

33:07

Trigger Warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of abuse, rape, sex trafficking, drug facilitated sexual assault, and suicide ideation. …

Samantha Leonard: Survivor, Author, & Activist

January 15th, 2020

39:39

Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss childhood sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

Samantha Leonard is the author of “Groomed: Shining a Light on the Unheard Narrative of Childhood Sexual …

Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D.: Researcher & Activist

January 1st, 2020

36:40

Did you know that porn can actually deeply affect the way we view and treat those around us? Just ask Walter DeKeseredy, an academic researcher and …

Carmel & Lynae: Activists & 2018’s Fighters Of The Year

November 27th, 2019

46:37

Carmel and Lynae are two twin sisters and Fighters from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Their journey of getting involved with Fight the New Drug began …

Eli Nash: Entrepreneur, Recovering Porn Addict, & Activist

November 13th, 2019

1:03:31

Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of childhood sexual abuse. Listener discretion is advised.

Eli Nash …

Sabrina Parr: Lifestyle Coach & Social Media Influencer

October 30th, 2019

50:55

If you haven’t heard of Sabrina Parr yet, that's about to change. Not only is she a popular health and lifestyle coach in Atlanta, Georgia, but this …

Richie Hardcore: Public Speaker & Activist

October 16th, 2019

43:59

Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains quoted graphic song lyrics to bring awareness to how porn can influence culture. Listener …

Libbi: Activist & Former Partner of a Porn Addict

October 2nd, 2019

49:19

Trigger warning: Some listeners who have experienced betrayal trauma may find the accounts in this episode to be graphic and/or disturbing.

For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Libbi (name …

Crissy Outlaw: Activist & Former Performer

September 18th, 2019

54:25

Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse, drug abuse, and explicit situations while performing in …

Lamar Odom: Professional Athlete

September 4th, 2019

42:57

Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sex and drug use. Listener discretion is advised.

Lamar Odom is one of …

John Foubert, Ph.D.: Researcher, Author, & Activist

August 21st, 2019

38:07

Dr. John Foubert has a 30-page resume, but what’s more impressive, he’s a very personable conversationalist. As a Dean of the College of Education at …

Chaz Smith: Social Media Influencer & Fighter

August 7th, 2019

38:03

You might know him as the funny guy on YouTube who zooms in on his face and pronounces things incorrectly, but did you know Chaz Smith is also an advocate for the movement for love? In this episode which was recorded …

Tina Frundt: Courtney’s House Founder & Executive Director

July 24th, 2019

27:31

Trigger warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised.

Clay Olsen: Co-founder & President of Fight the New Drug

July 10th, 2019

1:10:55

Clay Olsen is the Co-founder and President of Fight the New Drug (FTND), and a sandwich enthusiast—if not just out of sheer convenience. Clay took …

Introducing: Consider Before Consuming

May 31st, 2019

3:17

Consider Before Consuming explores the science, research, and personal accounts demonstrating the harmful effects of pornography on individuals, …

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