The Come to the Table Podcast

62 EpisodesProduced by Sean McCoy

Tired of all the noise? Of all the division, separation and us vs. them rhetoric? Tired of the winner take all approach to situations, differences and issues? Me too.It became apparent during the 2000 Presidential Election and culminated in 2016 with that years election. In between those years I… read more

62 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Shame On You With Brandy Goebel

March 19th, 2019

1:18:29

Stigma Kills with Rachel Summers

February 18th, 2019

1:01:53

When my friend and former guest on the podcast Jenni Aguilar reached out about this weeks guest and told me about Rachel Summers, her job in the sex …

Total BS with Royce Moore & Brock Farias

February 12th, 2019

2:22:01

God Never Wastes Pain with Sean Douglas

February 1st, 2019

1:03:50

Sean Douglas comes to the table to talk about suicide and the life it almost took…his. Despite the serious nature of the episode and the transparent aspects of his journey the conversation is alive and radiates through …

Burst Your Bubble with Morgan Jaffe

January 18th, 2019

1:07:39

Morgan Jaffe wants to Burst Your Bubble. She doesn’t do it just because she can but due to a sincere desire for justice, truth and authenticity. Her temperament and style may lead you to words or phrases like social …

Come As You Are with Autumn Cullen

January 11th, 2019

1:26:47

Autumn Cullen did not set out to be an inspiration but she’s become one. She did set out to face the normal challenges of Motherhood and life head …

Relentless Pursuit with Robert Garza

January 4th, 2019

1:14:04

Rob Garza was a Podcaster long before podcasting was cool. My friend Andrew connected with me him a couple of years ago when I wanted to learn about …

Table 2.0

December 28th, 2018

9:51

54 episodes in the books for our first season and year! What an incredible ride we’ve had and THANK YOU for listening. Without our Beloved Listeners …

Having a Holly, Jolly Christmas with Christopher Marchand

December 21st, 2018

1:18:29

Christopher Marchand is writing a book about Christmas, it’s history and what the 12 days are all about. In addition, it talks about some practical …

Grateful & Co. with Caroline Ferguson

December 10th, 2018

1:34:41

This episode is about suicide, how it directly impacted the life of my friend Caroline Ferguson and how she's fighting back against it with not just …

Lights, Camera, Offended with Chris Staron

December 3rd, 2018

1:15:45

Chris Staron is a filmmaker, podcaster and writer whose credits include working in Hollywood on well-known projects.  After a time he found himself …

Take a Hike with Rudy Giecek

November 26th, 2018

1:11:15

This Is America with Isaiah Gooley

November 20th, 2018

1:17:57

Our first episode featuring Jim Sanders was about race.  During our conversation, he mentioned a seminal book The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and I felt motivated to read it.  After I did I reached out to my …

Stereotyped Part 2 with Liam Breunle

November 12th, 2018

1:00:39

I found it impossible to pack in even one conversation with Liam Breunle into a single episode so here is the second half of our conversation.  Stereotyping others is a flaw we all suffer from both from others and from …

Stereotyped Part 1 with Liam Breunle

November 5th, 2018

1:04:45

It seems to be in our very nature to stereotype others for a variety of reasons.  How does this stack up when a person is the embodiment of a stereotype but it isn't accurate?  How do we deal with the shattering of …

Yeti isn't just a Cup with Tony Merkel

October 30th, 2018

1:23:35

Is Bigfoot real?  Are the stories around supernatural experiences and entities simply the delusions of people?  Can you be a Christian and believe in these modern-day stories that defy “nature”?

I met Tony Merkel at the …

The Fermentation of Life with Trenton Kaminski

October 22nd, 2018

1:18:17

What in the world is Kombucha?  How does someone go from never having heard of kombucha to starting his own company selling it?

I met Trenton Kaminski when I bought a bottle of kombucha at his shop in Richmond, TX.  …

The Gift of Life with Amy-Gray Cunningham

October 8th, 2018

1:12:14

What would compel someone to donate one of their kidney's to a complete stranger?  What are the truths and myths about being a living donor?  

I was …

A Cup of Joe with Bryan Hibbard

October 1st, 2018

57:49

How far out should your pinky go when drinking fine coffee? What's the difference between a French Press and French Vanilla?  What's the magic behind …

When A Warrior Atheist Prays with Jerry Dugan

September 24th, 2018

1:25:23

What would motivate an atheist to pray?  Is "everything fair" in war?  Is there room for compassion and grace in a combat zone?

Jerry Dugan and I …

Clarity with Ramahn Henderson

September 17th, 2018

59:59

What introspection is required to find clarity?  How do we do this with real world issues and challenges?  What role does "being relation" play in …

It's Not About You with Sarah Beckman

September 10th, 2018

1:09:06

What do you do when your friend's son commit's suicide?  How do you come alongside someone just found out they have cancer?  What do you do or say in the shadow of tragedy?  

Sarah Beckman drew on her experiences as …

The Road Less Traveled with Chris & Joi Copeland

September 4th, 2018

1:17:02

What makes Ireland a Christian Mission field? What does it mean to be a long term missionary?  What motivates a husband and wife to pack up their family and live in another country for the rest of their lives?

I sit …

Faith in Finance with Alexander Lowry

August 28th, 2018

1:19:49

Alexander Lowry felt a twinge of motivation after seeing years of financial scandals and poor ethical choices.  Instead of sitting on the sidelines …

The Art of Business with David Hannahs

August 20th, 2018

1:11:40

Like most entrepreneurs David Hannahs got his start at an early age as a result of recognizing an opportunity, no fear in working hard and the value …

Across the Pond with Aidan Coughlan

August 13th, 2018

1:26:22

You could describe Aidan Coughlan as many things I am not such as liberal, vegan or atheist.  After spending the last six months getting to know him …

Kindred Spirit with Tony Vasinda

August 6th, 2018

1:21:03

Letting Go with Sam Morse

July 23rd, 2018

1:04:05

Sam Morse got to a point where he had to make a decision about his faith.  A childhood of attending church coupled with the science based rationale …

A.W.E.S.O.M.E. with Wade Lightheart

July 17th, 2018

1:20:41

Wade Lightheart has drawn deeply from the marrow of life.  Tragic family loss, the false positives of peak physical fitness, understanding health and defining purpose from a near death experience are a few things he has …

An Eye for Justice with Gary Jenkins

July 9th, 2018

1:17:00

Gary Jenkins spent 13 of his 25 years in law enforcement investigating organized crime but he did not let retirement in 1996 slow him down.  He has spent the years since his retirement writing books, starting the …

Pods for God with Phil Gauthier & Eric Nevins

July 2nd, 2018

1:09:42

Liberty or Death with John Hall

June 25th, 2018

2:03:41

This episode and our guest John Hall represent one of the top things on our bucket list.  To impact and ultimately connect with those listening to …

From Latvia with Love with Kristaps Andrejsons

June 18th, 2018

1:06:36

Down But Not Out with Rob Decker

June 11th, 2018

1:13:27

What would you do if in a moment of weakness you allowed a lifetime of buried negative emotions and an act of ultimate betrayal to overwhelm you so …

Failure To Act Is With Wally Carmichael

June 4th, 2018

1:11:05

Wally Carmichael is a father, husband, Career Combat Medic for the US Army, Entrepreneur and podcaster.  Wally saw the need in his community to help men coupled with the realization that he did not have to wait to meet …

Fatherhood with Brandon Handley

May 28th, 2018

1:04:48

Friend and fellow podcaster Brandon Handley accepts the invite to come to the table and have a discussion around one of the oldest and most important …

IKIGAI with Jon Aguilar

May 21st, 2018

1:16:51

While the episode was recorded quite awhile ago our new direction of leaving the episode raw and uncut starts with our conversation with Jon Aguilar.  Few conversations and topics have resonated with me as much as this …

A New Direction

May 14th, 2018

3:12

I love doing this podcast!  However, it is a passion project and in just a few minutes I explain the new direction we are going in regards to having conversations and publishing them.

We aren't going anywhere but a few …

Delayed Impact with Rio Richards

April 30th, 2018

59:29

At the age of sixteen while snowboarding Rio Richards suffered a traumatic brain injury that like most accidents was quickly treated and addressed.  …

The Primal Brain with Jenni Aguilar

April 23rd, 2018

1:37:30

Jenni Aguilar didn't set out to be an expert on the brain but a series of life events coupled with an authentic "Mama Bear" approach to her children provided medium for a personal and professional pursuit to …

Baby, She's a Firework With Melissa Monte

April 16th, 2018

1:06:17

Melissa Monte embodies resilience and the attitude needed to both face suffering and overcome it. She honestly talks about the many experiences such as sexual abuse, eating disorders and the loss of loved ones that have …

Tools of the Trade with Adam Hansen

April 9th, 2018

58:23

Friend and fellow MMA'er Adam Hansen accepts an invite to the table to discuss his passion and profession...stimulating innovation and progress by …

Anti-Semitism & The Holocaust with David HaLevy

April 2nd, 2018

1:06:29

Host Sean McCoy asked last week's guest David HaLevy to stay a little longer at the table and have another discussion around Anti-Semitism & The …

The LIfe & Times of a Jewish Unicorn

March 26th, 2018

53:48

Jewish carpenter and self proclaimed unicorn David HaLevy takes a break from woodworking and hosting The Jew & Gentile Podcast  to accept host Sean McCoy's invitation to come to the table to talk about things such …

Where's The Beef with Clay Conry

March 19th, 2018

1:14:52

Host Sean McCoy welcomes Clay Conry, Cattle Rancher, Pastor, Dad, South Dakotan and host of the Working Cows Podcast to the Table.  So much is said around beef, how it's raised, harvested and what's in it that we …

Let Them Eat Cake Part 2 with Mark Fiorello

March 12th, 2018

58:52

Host Sean McCoy along with his step-brother Mark Fiorello continue their conversation from last episode around homosexuality.

We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback at our first jump into this and want to hear the …

Reflection # 2 with Doug Robinson

March 8th, 2018

55:53

Host Sean McCoy invites his friend and Pastor Doug Robinson to reflect on the conversations with Hunter Maats, Jim Burgoon, Chris Cappello, Hayden Bruce and Alex Stein.

Given the special episode last week the reflection …

Let Them Eat Cake Part 1 with Mark Fiorello

March 5th, 2018

57:08

Mark Fiorello, step-brother of host Sean McCoy, accepts the invitation to Come to the Table and talk about his sexuality.  Mark is married to his husband John and was one of the first people our host wanted to reach out …

Let's Get Real with Eli Sirota

February 28th, 2018

54:57

A Special Bonus Episode being dropped this week!

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Friend and fellow Podcaster, Eli Sirota, comes to the table to talk about his personal struggle with an eating disorder, anorexia. February 26th to March 4th is …

People Are Strange When with Alex Stein

February 26th, 2018

1:03:20

Friend and fellow Podcaster Alex Stein, host of the Tell Me Who You Are Podcast, accepts Sean McCoy’s invitation to Come to the Table to talk about interacting with people.  It is one of the most basic aspects of life …

Evolution of Faith with Hayden Bruce

February 19th, 2018

1:03:27

Fellow Mixed Mental Artist and friend of Host Sean McCoy accepts the invite to talk about the ongoing journey...the evolution...of his faith and why …

Sound & Vision with Chris Cappello

February 12th, 2018

1:17:55

One of my best friends, Chris Cappello, accepts the invitation to come to the table and talk about music.  Music is seen by many as food for the soul …

Feedback Episode Alpha

February 8th, 2018

7:18

This short 7 minute episode is to respond to listener feedback, a confession about Jim Burgoon's Part 2 episode and some others as well as a few minutes discussion around an email from a friend that was nice but very …

As Jesus Loved the Church Part 1 with Jim Burgoon

February 5th, 2018

59:46

We need to have more discussions around mental health and Jim Burgoon graciously accepts the invitation to the table to discuss the 18 years he's …

We're Playing the Feud with Hunter Maats

January 28th, 2018

1:18:53

Mixed Mental Arts Podcast Co-host Hunter Maats accepts the invite to the table to have a conversation around the science and religion divide.   

We are very anxious to hear YOUR feedback and want to hear the good and …

Reflection #1 with Doug Robinson

January 22nd, 2018

1:00:28

Establishing the tradition laid out in the Origin Episode Friend and Pastor Doug Robinson of host Sean McCoy is invited to the table to reflect on the first five guests and their episodes.  

We are very anxious to hear …

The Privilege of Talking with Larry Goodwell

January 15th, 2018

1:31:19

Host Sean McCoy invites a friend from his childhood, Comedian Larry Goodwell, to the table to have a conversation about race, privilege and what we remember from when we were kids.

We are very anxious to hear YOUR …

Do All That is Honorable & Good with Joey “Devil Doc” Martinez

January 8th, 2018

1:56:51

Join us as we invite Joey "Devil Doc" Martinez to talk about his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress during and after honorably serving in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman assigned to serve with the United …

Out of This World with Justin Snodgrass

January 1st, 2018

1:32:04

My old Navy buddy Justin Snodgrass discusses his Master's Thesis which focused on his experiences over the last 20 years around out of body …

Women, Men & #metoo with Cate Fogarty

December 25th, 2017

1:23:11

The #metoo movement has brought to light many of the ugly aspects of the social, professional and personal interactions in regards to how men treat women. 

I asked my friend Cate Fogarty to have a conversation around …

The Topic of Race with Jim Sanders

December 18th, 2017

1:40:56

We decided to jump into one of the most divisive topics that dominate so many aspects of our life: Race.

So I invited my friend Jim Sanders to have a conversation.  Jim jumped at the chance to have a discussion about …

Origin Story

December 11th, 2017

53:31

You're invited to the table...but what is it about?  In this origin episode the Table is Set on what this podcast is trying to accomplish.

Host Sean McCoy explains what God has put on his heart and why this podcast has …

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