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Mormon and the Meth-Head

102 EpisodesProduced by Aaron Woodall Jessa ReedWebsite

If the little angel and devil from your shoulders ever hung out without you and made a podcast, this is probably what it would sound like. Equal parts wholesome and horrific, Mormon and the Meth-head is about one unlikely friendship. Jessa and Aaron have led two completely different lives. While Aar… read more

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Episode 1: 28

March 5th, 2018


Aaron and Jessa discuss their exits from Mormonism and Meth

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Episode 2: Jessa is getting divorced

March 6th, 2018


Aaron and Jessa compare divorce stories

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Episode 3: The Second Shelf

March 8th, 2018


The good and the bad of religion

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Episode 4: A Tale of Two Teenagers

March 18th, 2018


Aaron: I almost touched a bra once Jessa: Hold my beers

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Episode 5: Aaron's On Acid

March 26th, 2018


Aaron tries acid for the first time, and we record a podcast mid-trip!

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Episode 6: We Got Molested

March 26th, 2018


Jessa and Aaron open up about their childhood sexual trauma

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Episode 7: What is Love?

April 1st, 2018


Jessa preaches the new gospel of free love.

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Episode 8: Aaron Can't Cum (Sex Part I)

April 8th, 2018


Jessa gives Aaron the sex talk his father never could.

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Episode 9: Mommy Fetish (Sex Part II)

April 8th, 2018


Aaron and Jessa share fetishes and formative sex chat experiences!

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Episode 10: Bump N' Grind (On Your Childhood Trauma)

April 15th, 2018


Jessa panics at the disco!

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Episode 11: The Dangers of Snuggling

April 23rd, 2018


Jessa teaches Aaron how to keep his feelings to himself

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Episode 12: Jessa Died

April 29th, 2018


Jessa died but it's fine she came back a lot cooler

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Episode 13: Nowhere Home

May 7th, 2018


Aaron is caught between Mormon and Ex-Mormon worlds

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Episode 14: Changed My Mind

May 14th, 2018


Jessa and Aaron exchange notes on how their lives have changed since becoming friends

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Episode 15: Fight

May 18th, 2018


Aaron hurts Jessa's feelings when she tries to plan an orgy, so they dedicate an episode to making peace after their very first fight.

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Episode 16: The (Video) Game of Life

May 28th, 2018


A discourse on the nature of reality following one on the nature of their relationship

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Episode 17: Baby Mama Trauma (Part 1)

June 4th, 2018


Aaron doesn't want to move to LA because he's afraid of losing his son.

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Episode 18: Baby Mama Trauma (Part 2)

June 4th, 2018


Aaron has to accept his son's stepfather, which would be a lot easier to do if he didn't hate him so goddamn much.

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Episode 19: The Devil Is A Lie

June 10th, 2018


Aaron isn't sure if God exists, but he's certain that Satan doesn't. Jessa is too, because the Aliens told her so.

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Episode 20: Identity Crisis

June 18th, 2018


Jessa is intrigued by the loss of Aaron's Mormon identity, because she completely reinvents herself every few years.

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Episode 21: Detachment Parenting

June 25th, 2018


Jessa and Aaron compare their wildly different approaches to parenting.

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Episode 22: Hearing Voices

July 2nd, 2018


Here's the thing about the the voices in your head: You don't have to listen to them.

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Episode 23: Cult Status

July 9th, 2018


Are all religions cults? Is Mormonism a cult? What about the Boy Scouts?

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Episode 24: Itsa Gooda Podcast

July 16th, 2018


Upon joining the Starburns Audio Network, Aaron and Jessa reflect on how the podcast started and what's changed in the last 3 (or 4?) months

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Episode 25: Inner Demon (Hearing Voices Part 2)

July 23rd, 2018


Jessa flails with fans and Aaron finds his inner demon

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Episode 26: Magic Underwear

August 2nd, 2018


FAQ's for Mormons

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Episode 27: Stand up Traumedy

August 6th, 2018


So we finally watched Nanette (and loved it)! It gave us an opportunity to dive into some of our favorite topics: Comedy born from trauma! The …

Episode 28: Reptilian School

August 13th, 2018


In an impossibly-excellent example of our dynamic, Aaron recalls the first R-rated movies to corrupt his virgin eyes and Jessa lays out the fundamentals of the Reptilian Agenda, as explained to her by Aliens. 

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Episode 29: Transformed Wife

August 20th, 2018


Jessa abandons her signature empathy for a good old-fashioned rant about her favorite Facebook troll, "The Transformed Wife." Also included are …

Episode 30: I Also (Part 1)

August 27th, 2018


Today in "What Else Is New?" we release another episode we were pretty nervous about. In what became a two-part conversation that will be continued on Patreon, Jessa asks Aaron about his abuse and how that affects his …

Episode 31: Anxiety Attacks!

September 3rd, 2018


After two stressful weeks of touring that culminated in the taping of a premium cable special last night in San Diego, an exhausted Jessa tells a …

Episode 32: Baptize The Dead!

September 10th, 2018


After a (very) brief stop at their respective homes, Aaron and Jessa are back on the road! Now on tour in rth PNW, our duo follows up on anxiety and …

Episode 33: Into The Flood

September 17th, 2018


This one has a little of everything you love.. alien school, trauma, Mormon stories, and Aaron ranting about pizza. We get deep into the practice of …

Ep 34: Love Me But Not Like That

September 24th, 2018


Back despite no demand, we're talking about our weird relationship again! Neither of us is particularly good at it, except for that part where we …

Ep 35: Do You Believe In Magic?

October 1st, 2018


Our car gets towed in San Diego and an immediate desire to curse those involved leads us into a conversation about MAGIC! Does positive thinking …

Ep 36: All Timelines Are Valid

October 8th, 2018


Jessa feels the sensation of switching between alternate timelines which makes Aaron google String Theory. She also explains yet another drug-induced …

Ep 37: Sunday School

October 15th, 2018


In an effort to reconnect with his Mormon heritage, Aaron attempts to retell Book of Mormon stories while on psychedelics. After a little background info on the translation process of the book, he tells Jessa the story …

Ep 38: The Best Policy

October 22nd, 2018


Aaron and Jessa weigh the benefits of direct and indirect communication and Aaron confesses to being a cafeteria narc. And Mom, if you're reading this, please stop listening to the podcast. 

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Ep 39: General Conference

October 29th, 2018


Welcome to the 222nd semi-regular something something! This week Aaron is sharing some recent news as well as a lifetime of memories about Mormon …

Ep 40: Walking Between Worlds

November 5th, 2018


While the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, Jessa tells Aaron some ghost stories. And by "ghosts," we of course mean Shadow Aliens who speak Russian telepathically.

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Ep 41: Mirror, Mirror

November 12th, 2018


Recorded in NYC the day after "Comics to Watch," we have a chat about finding yourself in the reflection of other people, Jessa's desire for real emoji's and Aaron's fear of commiting to a coats/people!

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Ep 42: Pain Is A Roadmap

November 19th, 2018


What if tirggers are actually just beacons, pointing us in the direction of the things we need to heal? Also- Adventures in meth labs.

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Ep 43: Bombs Away

November 26th, 2018


Aaron had one of his worst stand-up experiences right before NYCF and it really messed with his head. He and Jessa discuss the profound psychological …

Ep 44: Not An Addict

December 3rd, 2018


After Aaron shares the cringiest thing he's ever done, Jessa finally feels comfortable enough to really share her experience with addiction and recovery.

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Ep 45: Dominant Sub

December 10th, 2018


Jessa's newest kick? Sub-personalities. 

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Ep 46: Fear and Jerking in the Midwest

December 17th, 2018


Adventures in Greyhounding, why women aren't funny, and an in-depth look at Aaron's masturbation habits: All this and more on an epic episode of Mormon and the Meth-Head!

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Ep 47: Patreon Preview - Sam Miller

December 24th, 2018


Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, there were a million things to do besides edit a new episode. But rather than leave you …

Ep 48: Christmas Past

December 30th, 2018


We weren't able to upload our Christmas episode last week due to holiday travel, so here it is now, our last of 2018!! Hopefully you haven't already …

Ep 49: Patreon Preview - Keith Carey

January 7th, 2019


To wrap up our holiday hiatus, we bring you one more Patreon preview! This time Keith Carey from the Mean Boys Podcast bonds with Jessa over stories …

Ep 50: Ego Prison

January 14th, 2019


Aaron watches a series of movies that lead to him uncovering the secrets of the ego in a life changing revelation. Jessa almost bangs an idiot. It's Mormon and the Meth-Head!

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Ep 51: Kolob in Pisces

January 21st, 2019


In one of our favorite episodes in recent memory, we cover a little bit of everything that we love about the podcast. We follow up with Aaron's …

Ep 52: Whose Timeline Is It Anyway?

January 28th, 2019


We loved Netflix's Bandersnatch so much and it got us thinking about free will, String Theory, and Smallfoot. So open your mind and help us figure out which timeline we are on and if we have the power to jump to a …

Ep 53: Manifest Destiny

February 4th, 2019


After Aaron recounts his latest movie-going experience, Jessa offers an introductory course in manifesting your own reality. Then Aaron explains the new changes in the Mormon Temple endowment ceremony and dives into the …

Ep 54: Flip Flop Cops

February 11th, 2019


Aaron and Jessa delve deep into the sometimes hilarious- sometimes nefarious- always petty- long arm of the (BYU) Law. The Honor Code! We take a short break to let the Meth-Head get hella defensive about a single reddit …

End Chapter One

February 18th, 2019


Mormon and the Meth-Head is almost a year old, so we're talking about the things we've learned and the things that have come full circle. We reveal …

Russian Doll

February 25th, 2019


SPOILER ALERT- We spoil Russian Doll by breaking down all our favorite parts and Aaron spoils American Gods and Umbrella Academy by mocking them so …

Seer Stone Club (pt. 1)

March 5th, 2019


Our good friend Danny Hunt sits down with us to teach us how Mormonism was influenced by early American folk magic, hermeticism, and alchemy. In the …

Aqua Goose

March 12th, 2019


We're hiding from the snow in our Minneapolis hotel room, talking shit about Gurus and thanking the stars for the fantastic fans here. 

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Don't Talk To Cops

March 19th, 2019


Aaron watched 30 minutes of Leaving Neverland and won't stop talking about it, but it's better than when he's describing obscure reality shows. Michael Jackson leads us to our lack of faith in the American judicial …

Infinite Onion of Trauma

March 26th, 2019


Did you know that you have an attachment system from childhood that determines what kind of monster you will be in relationships? Or that it can …

Snow Globes

April 2nd, 2019


Another layer deep in this infinite onion, today we go Citizen Kane on your ass and discuss how memories from childhood impact the experiences we have today. We talk about snow globes, core fears, and other …

Patreon Preview- Nicole Blaine

April 9th, 2019


We're out on the road and didn't get a chance to edit this weeks episode so here is one of our Patreon episodes to hold you over. We sat down with …

Honor Code Stories

April 10th, 2019


We discuss the distinction between belief systems and organized religion as Aaron praises the new Instagram account @honorcodestories and criticizes …

MatM at the Movies

April 16th, 2019


Did you know Jessa's mom was once kidnapped by the mafia? Neither did she until she watched Casino once with her dad. We react to the new Star Wards and Joker teasers, reminisce about our favorite moviegoing …

The OA and Other Drugs

April 23rd, 2019


High off an amazing crowd in Atlanta, Aaron and Jessa are pulling an all-nighter and talking about new, different highs taking us to new, different …


April 30th, 2019


While in Cleveland, we sat down with comedian and bad missionary Bill Squire and listened to some of the craziest stuff Aaron's giant, innocent ears have ever heard. Not only did Bill have a girlfriend on his mission- …

Take Your Kids To Work Day

May 7th, 2019


Recorded in Cedar City, where the kids made their on stage debut, Aaron and Jessa give updates on Ethan and the Shitbirds and Jessa somehow makes the episode about dimension jumping

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May 14th, 2019


Jessa has a new theory/revelation so we stroll down memory lane looking for examples of commitmentphobia in all of our past relationships while being …

Dental Records (Part 1)

May 21st, 2019


Brady Smith DDS, Mormon Dentist and Savior of Jessa's Smile hosts us in his Drilled studio where we talk bad dentists, meth mouth, and the Honor Code! We got carried away as we debated some recent Mormon history and …

Narcissists Anonymous

May 28th, 2019


Recorded in Olympia after our show a few weeks ago, we talk about our new stand up format, Aaron's days in 12 step masturbation recovery and our adventures in frustrating narcissists.

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One Girl Two Cups

June 4th, 2019


Aaron takes an acting class then Jessa takes him down 4 of her current rabbit holes. We got timeline jumps, Cicada 3301, neural pathways and some app …

Seerstone 2: Prophetic Boogaloo

June 11th, 2019


What do Mormons mean when they say "Follow The Prophet?" Friend of the podcast Danny Hunt returns to talk about Adam-God Theory, a doctrine the …

The Mourning After

June 18th, 2019


 Aaron explores a serial killer while Jessa gets her grief out of escrow.

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Deathbed Mentality

June 25th, 2019


Do we do stand-up comedy because we're afraid to die? That's what our friend Max is saying but neither Jessa nor Aaron feel all that scared to die. He also gives one of the best pieces of relationship advice we've ever …

The Awokening

July 2nd, 2019


We sit down with our good friend Molly to talk about the importance of representation in media, the Hollywood agenda, and try to confront our own …

Baptism by Fentanyl

July 9th, 2019


Recorded in the Spring, we sit down with another Salt Lake gem, Sam Poulter. We talk addiction, Near death experiences and of course Jessa finds a …

Politics and Suicide with Hampton Yount

July 16th, 2019


Special guest Hampton Yount stops by to talk about a bunch of stuff we don't usually talk about! 

Check out his Podcast "Suicide Buddies" and buy his new album "Able" 

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Twin Flames

July 23rd, 2019


Aaron and Jessa catch up after two months apart.

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Duffle Bag of Feelings

July 30th, 2019


Jessa has never been very emotional, but suddenly she's got feelings on top of feelings on top of feelings.  And she's noticed that people talk to you differently when you go around crying like you're Aaron at a …

Now Available in 5D

August 6th, 2019


Jessa goes full Alien School, Aaron almost gets a word in edgewise.

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August 13th, 2019


Here's Jessa crying into her duffel bag again. 

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Season 3 of Jessa (Part 1)

August 20th, 2019


Welcome to the last installment of the duffel bag series. This one is the saddest. 

CW warning- All of them! (but specifically rape and sexual assualt)

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Not Bad

August 27th, 2019


Aaron is on a journey to love himself. So far it mostly consists of smoking weed and saying no thanks to sexting, but baby steps are still steps. 

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A Midsommar's Nightmare

September 3rd, 2019


We read Jackson Mackenzie's life-changing Psychopath Free and saw Ari Aster's masterful Midsommar and we won't stop talking about either

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End Times

September 10th, 2019


A pessimistic Aaron sees end time prophecies from the Book of Mormon being fulfilled by climate change and an optimistic Jessa sees 5D solutions for …

Rest Stop Bathroom

September 17th, 2019


A Codependency update along with cool new drug stories!

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Story Time with A and J

September 24th, 2019


Aaron and Jessa exchange stories. Murder, sex, intrigue etc

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Pythagorean Gender Politics

October 1st, 2019


Aaron and Jessa had different experiences at an Emmy's party, but not as different as Terrence Howard's experience (we assume). This episode is stupid thicc and all over the place. Come along as we discuss dating vs …

Murderous Mormons and the Mountain Meadows Massacre

October 8th, 2019


Today we're rambling on about conspiracy theories, evil billionaires, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre! And if you can make it through all that, …

Chronic Suicide with Tim Dillon

October 15th, 2019


As promised last week.. it's Hope crushing conspiracy theories with Tim Dillon! (Not even really theories, more like sad facts. )

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Post Traumatic Roadside Assistance with Paul Gilmartin

October 22nd, 2019


We get together with friend and host of the Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul GIlmartin and talk about the challenges associated with having a mental …

Mormon Movies

October 29th, 2019


Aaron recently guested on a movie podcast recorded inside of an LDS chapel and it got him thinking about all the Mormon movies he watched growing up. He tells Jessa about the ones he loved and the ones he hated. Also …


November 8th, 2019


We watched Dave Chappelle's new special Sticks and Stones (well, we watched half of it) and we had some THOUGHTS. Then we watched the other half of and had some more thoughts. Then we watched Bill Burr's Paper Tiger and …

Epic Fails

November 19th, 2019


Everybody makes mistakes. From mispronouncing names to keistering Purell, today we're talking about dumb things we've done both in professional and, um, campfire settings? Idk, Aaron's got a lot of Boy Scout stories for …

Eat Something Before You Shoot Yourself

November 26th, 2019


CW: a lot of talk about suicidal ideation

Baby gets his first hangover in Bakersfield! It was all fun and nausea until Aaron drove back to Utah the …

Aaron's Fake Wife

December 3rd, 2019


Liz Whittaker stops by to talk about her experiences with Mormonism and somehow we end up talking about wet dreams. Enjoy!

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This Episode Sucks

December 10th, 2019


No seriously

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Hurry Up We're Leaving

December 17th, 2019


Aaron and Jessa talk about the journey they took together and the new ones they're headed to

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The Soft Landing

December 24th, 2019


We discuss the process of healing we experienced on the podcast (as prophesied by Aaron in an email from 2017), we talk about our favorite pieces and read lots of sweet things written by you.

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December 31st, 2019


We'll Miss you

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Livestream Reunion 9/19

September 13th, 2020


Jessa and Aaron are doing a livestream reunion this Saturday, September 19th.

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