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Craig Brain

39 EpisodesProduced by Craig GrossWebsite

Craig Brain is not your brain or my brain, but neither must unity be predicated upon uniformity, and this is an invitation for you to take a peek inside the gross (pun intended), squishy alien matter inside of Craig’s Brain.Take a peek.

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Episode 39 - Jeanette

November 25th, 2019


I don’t know where to begin this conclusion. 

It feels like a daunting task. I am not a naturally gifted, empathetic writer like Levi. I don’t have profound, deep thoughts like Craig. 

One thing I know for sure, though, …

Episode 38 - Who The Son Sets Free Is Free Indeed (The Hoffman Process)

November 18th, 2019


“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” Psalm …

Episode 37 - Mind Chatter (& The True You)

November 12th, 2019


Does your brain ever turn off? Can you check out of it? Is it telling you positive things or negative things?  

It recently occurred to me that "normal" doesn't exist, because my normal isn't yours. My mind exploded …

Episode 36 – Refining Fires (And Saltine Crackers)

November 5th, 2019


Pain is an incredible teacher. 

If only it didn’t hurt so much. 

It occurred to me while reimagining all of these journal entries for this project that I haven’t written much about my mom. 

The definition of “take for …

Episode 35 – Enjoy the Moment (And Don't Record It)

October 28th, 2019


Our constant need to capture and share every waking hour of our lives is making us miss it entirely. Everyone wants to show everyone else what they’re doing. We want to say we’ve been there. We’ve done it. In the …

Episode 34 – It Is Better To Give Than To Receive (On Bucket Lists)

October 22nd, 2019


I get excited about seeing other people get excited.  

The trip my uncle afforded my dad and me inspired our family to pay his kindness forward to one of our friends – David Dean. In 2016, the Cubs made it to the World …

Episode 33 – How We Love (On Identifying & Breaking Patterns)

October 15th, 2019


Every adult, to one degree or another, functions from negative patterns that were ingrained in them during childhood. To break free from those …

Episode 32 - My Vows (And Our Victories)

October 8th, 2019


One night, my wife and I were talking about what we should do for our twentieth wedding anniversary.   

We decided it'd be fun (and far funnier) to …

Episode 31 – Sexpectations (Get Some)

October 1st, 2019


I'll start here: I was a virgin when I married Jeanette. She wasn't. Given the "purity-ring" idealism I'd been raised with and the resulting …

Episode 30 – I Only Have Eyes for You (& Your Penis)

September 24th, 2019


Beyond our situation, what we’ve learned through our work at XXXchurch is that wives, in general, have a difficult time believing that they live up …

Episode 29 – Tics (& Trials & Parenting Through Pain)

September 17th, 2019


In 2014, I wrote the following email to a woman at the Tourette Association of America.


To Whom It May Concern,

First, though I am writing this …

Episode 28 - The Opposite Sex (A Lesson Learned During A Private Massage In A Hotel Bedroom)

September 10th, 2019


Hotel properties, in my opinion, have the best spas, and especially in tourist-trap cities like Vegas. Jeanette and I enjoy the Aria and the Palazzo, and of course, the Cosmo was where my "official" Spa Day encounter …

Episode 27 – Wear One Hat (Give The Rest To Tech)

September 3rd, 2019


I wanted to close out this Work & Workmanship section with something a bit more pragmatic– less “self-reflective journal entry” and more “practical thoughts on getting ideas launched and work accomplished.”

As …

Episode 26 - An Instagram Husband (In The Amazon)

August 27th, 2019


People get popular (or–if not popular–discover some measure of success) doing what they love to do. But growth, success and/or popularity involve …

Episode 25 – Just Say No (To No)

August 20th, 2019


How often do we dream without ever even trying to chase after our desires, quenched by insecurities that keep us from giving ourselves permission to start?

I did my best to silence every no with a yes

To look past the …

Episode 24 - Not So Talented Shows (Yet)

August 19th, 2019


I’ve always hated talent shows, and I’ve always thought that we should probably be calling them something more appropriate, like:

Episode 23 – Alice Cooper Was Right (School Sucks)

August 6th, 2019


Our education system is broken, and with over one trillion dollars in U.S. College debt, I think it’s a waste of time and money. 

Of course, God …

Episode 22 – The Babysitter Club (How To Be A Responsible Adult)

July 30th, 2019


My question for you – grown-ass-adult that you are – is: whether or not you’ve got a job that affords you the privilege of choosing your employer… …

Episode 21 – Christian Cannabis

July 23rd, 2019


In this episode, Craig Gross gives you a behind the scenes look behind the launch of Christian Cannabis.

Episode 20 – Stepping Out (And Trust Falls)

July 16th, 2019


 In this podcast, Craig Brain shares about letting go and trust. 

Episode 19 – Quarterbacks & Coaches (You Do You, Boo) 100%

July 9th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross talks about stepping away from from his role at XXXchurch.

Episode 18 – Dave, What The Hell? (Career, Life and Passion Paralysis)

July 2nd, 2019


 In this podcast, Craig Brain shares about the letter to his friend. The opposite things they have and the things that he learned from him.  

Episode 17 - Sixteen Candles (Money, Work & Rolex Wrist Wrap)

June 25th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain shares about the letter to his son and the struggle that his wife's been through.  

Episode 16 – Pioneers & Builders (& Our Thing)

June 18th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain shares about the personality being a builder and pioneer.

Episode 15 – On Clarity (And Creating Fun)

June 11th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain talks about the clarity in creating fun.  

Episode 14 – Don't Sit On Your Gift (My One Thing)

June 4th, 2019


In this podcast,  Craig Brain talks about the what is one thing that you can do that others can't.

Episode 13 – For Elise (You're my A-Team)

May 28th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross shares about her relationship and that he would do anything for her daughter. 

Episode 12 – Thanks Dad (Now & Not Yet)

May 21st, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain shares his upside down relationship with his dad.  

Episode 11 – The Gross Goods (Life Over Revenue)

May 14th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain talks about why this project named as The Gross Goods.  

Episode 10 – Traditions & Staycations (You Pick Up The Tab)

May 7th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Brain was discussing about how Traditions in life changes when time pass by.  

Episode 9 - My Nine Questions (Who Do You Listen To?)

April 30th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross discuss on who do you choose to listen. 

Episode 8 – My Sunday Best (And All The Hurt Beneath It)

April 23rd, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross shares about what's underneath your Sunday's best and his own experience with his family.  

Episode 7 – The Godforsaken Devil's Lettuce (Saved My Life)

April 16th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross talks about a sensitive topic about Marijuana. The benefits and a good help of that plant in a person's condition/sickness.  

Episode 6 – A Letter To My Son (and You)

April 9th, 2019


 In this podcast, Craig Gross shares that he writes a letter to my son. He also mentioned that he was asked "How do you do a better job of expressing your feelings, expressing your thoughts or how proud you are of the …

Episode 5 – A Gross Christmas

April 2nd, 2019


In this podcast, Craig Gross' shares about their family's Christmas tradition and how they handle the true essence of Christmas to their kids. 

Episode 4 – Turn Your Damn Phone Off (a PSA from Old Man Craig)

March 26th, 2019


In this podcast, Craig talks about the urgency that we feel in receiving many notifications from technology. He emphasize in talking the person …

Episode 3 - Spa Day (or, Sin City Jesus)

March 19th, 2019


In this podcast episode, Craig was sharing about his first journal entry that he wrote way back January 20, 2017 that changes his whole life. 

Episode 2 - Levi's Foreword

March 12th, 2019


 In this podcast episode Craig introduces Levi Macallister. 

Craig's Introduction

February 18th, 2019


In this first episode of the CraigBrain podcast, Craig Gross goes behind the scenes and explains why he started this series.

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