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Podcast Bears Are Tickled Pink For Pride! Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month from your favorite Podcast Bears Scott and Jonny. It is June and we are celebrating Pride Month with all of our lgbtq friends and family. We are tickled pink, as you can see by scott’s shirt. We hope you have a safe, fun, and memorable Pride Month.

Welcome to “Bears of a Certain Age,” the lifestyle podcast for the bear and chub communities and their admirers, who are approaching 50 years young and up. Your Co-Hosts are Scott Fullerton from the Left of Str8 Radio Network and Jonny Shuffield from The Queer Centric. Scott and Jonny have both been entertaining the lgbtq community thru their own podcasts and writings for a combined 20 years, and Jonny has been an entertainer and host for many lgbtq events beyond that.

Join us as we rant, rave, laugh, cry and talk about all things a little later in life and how we deal with them thru humor, education and fun.
We very much want this to be a listener driven show, so we are asking our audience to submit questions for our “Ask The Bears” segment; submit “Bear Hugz” for people who deserve a little public praise; Tell us about their favorite things for our “Bear Necessities Segment; and any other goofy puns that Scott can think up. Submit everything to podcastbears@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy this episode and on YouTube, will click the little bell to get notified for future episodes. We are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and more. Please “SHARE THE BEARS” with your friends and please give us a Thumbs Up or a 5 Star Rating so more people will be able to find us. You can follow our social media at “@bearsofacertainage” on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok, and look for our website soon.

Podcast Bears Talk Mental Health Awareness Month

Your Favorite Podcast Bears, Scott and Jonny are talking Mental Health Month on Bears of a Certain Age.

Welcome to “Bears of a Certain Age,” the lifestyle podcast for the bear and chub communities and their admirers, who are approaching 50 years young and up. Your Co-Hosts are Scott Fullerton from the Left of Str8 Radio Network and Jonny Shuffield from The Queer Centric. Scott and Jonny have both been entertaining the lgbtq community thru their own podcasts and writings for a combined 20 years, and Jonny has been an entertainer and host for many lgbtq events beyond that.
Join us as we rant, rave, laugh, cry and talk about all things a little later in life and how we deal with them thru humor, education and fun.

We very much want this to be a listener driven show, so we are asking our audience to submit questions for our “Ask The Bears” segment; submit “Bear Hugz” for people who deserve a little public praise; Tell us about their favorite things for our “Bear Necessities Segment; and any other goofy puns that Scott can think up. Submit everything to podcastbears@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy this episode and on YouTube, will click the little bell to get notified for future episodes. We are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and more.

Please “SHARE THE BEARS” with your friends and please give us a Thumbs Up or a 5 Star Rating so more people will be able to find us. You can follow our social media at “@bearsofacertainage” on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok, and look for our website soon.

TQC: Artist2Artist with Joshua R. Pangborn

Sit down with Jonny as he talks with director/producer/actor/writer/ and all-around independent artist Joshua R. Pangborn. Where does the drive come from, how do you accomplish multiple projects at the same time and wait….there is the joy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in there too! This has everything!
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Cinematic Considerations: Bigger Than Life

Plot:“A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a “miracle” drug that begins to affect his sanity.” -IMDB

Review:The 1956 film, Bigger Than Life, opens with a scene that has become all too familiar in present-day America. Ed Avery (James Mason) is an overworked and underpaid schoolteacher. To make ends meet, he is keeping a secret from his wife and son. He is working a second job for a taxicab company. To keep his wife from worrying, he invents a myriad of lies; school board members, needy students, and overbearing school administrators are all keeping him late. Innocent enough, this isn’t the only lie Ed is keeping.  

For weeks, he has been battling intense pain throughout his body. Episodically, the pain is so bad, he can barely tolerate it. Once again, fearful of worrying his family, he hides his illness the best he can. Like lots of men, he refuses to see a doctor. Instead, he hopes the pain will one day mysteriously disappear.  

When he finally passes out in front of his family, both of his tightly held secrets come to light. Afraid, he is rushed to a hospital. After an extended stay and a battery of tests, it is discovered that he suffers from a mysterious illness that causes fatal inflammation of his arteries. Without medical intervention, his doctors give him less than a year to live.  

Luckily for Ed, a new drug has hit the market called Cortisone. If he can manage the required four pills every six hours for the rest of his life, it is believed he can live a long and happy one. Weighing life and death, Ed chooses the medication.  

At first, everything seems to be returning to normal for the Avery family. Ed has a new lease on life. His wife, Lou (Barbara Rush), finds some much-needed relief and calm. Ed is even finding more time to connect with his son, Richie (Christopher Olsen). But then Ed becomes forgetful of his routine. He forgets to take his pills or doubles the required amount. This leads Ed down an angry and irrational path toward a mental breakdown and complete change in personality. Long gone is the sweet, caring man enraptured by love for his family. Standing in his place is a pompous man, threating to leave his wife and pushing his son way too hard.  

When you watch this film, there are two scenes I would love you to pay attention to as examples of Ed’s breakdown. One scene takes place between Ed and his wife in their bedroom. Ed is determined to leave, travel the world, and escape the shackles of a relationship he finds intellectually stagnating. The other scene takes place between Ed and his son in the backyard. What begins as an innocent game of tossing the football around, soon morphs into an overbearing father attempting to break the soul of his child to make him the best athlete possible.  

Where this film ventures from here, you will never guess (one of its great strengths). Honestly, it left me stunned and gave me strong Psycho vibes. What I found more interesting was attempting to absorb this film through the lens of 2024. We have learned powerful lessons about the toxic and harmful nature of patriarchy. Personally, I have no desire to live in a world where women are expected to be caretakers of the home and children, and aspire to nothing else. I do not want to live in a world where children are not afforded autonomy and choice regarding the direction of their lives. I certainly do not want to return to a world where a man’s word is final, because he is the sole leader of the household.  

It is this bygone view of the world that holds this film together. It is a product of the world in which it was created. While we have evolved (I hope), this film and countless others like it exist as a time capsule of our not-so-distant past. For that and so many more reasons, I recommend you give this film a chance.

Be good to each other,

Nathan

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NSF! Enter at Your Own Risk! Bears Gone Wild with Bryce Quartz

We are about to get a little naughty, prepare yourself Bears, Singer/Songwriter Bryce Quartz is in the bears den with Scott and Jonny and we are talking his new some “C*m Pirate” and sooo much more. Hold on to your fur everyone……….here we go…..

Welcome to “Bears of a Certain Age,” the lifestyle podcast for the bear and chub communities and their admirers, who are approaching 50 years young and up. Your Co-Hosts are Scott Fullerton from the Left of Str8 Radio Network and Jonny Shuffield from The Queer Centric. Scott and Jonny have both been entertaining the lgbtq community thru their own podcasts and writings for a combined 20 years, and Jonny has been an entertainer and host for many lgbtq events beyond that.

Join us as we rant, rave, laugh, cry and talk about all things a little later in life and how we deal with them thru humor, education and fun.

We very much want this to be a listener driven show, so we are asking our audience to submit questions for our “Ask The Bears” segment; submit “Bear Hugz” for people who deserve a little public praise; Tell us about their favorite things for our “Bear Necessities Segment; and any other goofy puns that Scott can think up. Submit everything to podcastbears@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy this episode and on YouTube, will click the little bell to get notified for future episodes. We are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and more. Please “SHARE THE BEARS” with your friends and please give us a Thumbs Up or a 5 Star Rating so more people will be able to find us. You can follow our social media at “@bearsofacertainage” on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok, and look for our website soon.

Mindful Mondays: PRIDE vs Fear

With Pride month fast approaching, it is a time to celebrate but we understand that fear can play a part of it for many out there. In our current cultural climate in the U.S. PRIDE is more important than ever. How can you feel safe and celebrate who you are? Here are some thoughts for you.

Mindful Mondays: Fighting Fair

It takes time, effort, and energy to create healthy relationships. Fighting happens, but you can get through hurt without making it ugly. Listen in for some tips on how. Visit us on Instagram @mindfulmondayspodcast email us at themindfulmondays@gmail.com

Fashion Forward: Embracing Style at Any Size with the Bears

 

Your favorite Podast Bears, Scott and Jonny are talking fashion, pride and body positivity as we discuss Jonny’s “Revolution” fashion show, and underwear extravaganza with models of all ages and body types. We also start talking about our Big Gay Roadtrip out West to Palm Springs, and Bear Week is happening July 9-14.

Welcome to “Bears of a Certain Age,” the lifestyle podcast for the bear and chub communities and their admirers, who are approaching 50 years young and up. Your Co-Hosts are Scott Fullerton from the Left of Str8 Radio Network and Jonny Shuffield from The Queer Centric. Scott and Jonny have both been entertaining the lgbtq community thru their own podcasts and writings for a combined 20 years, and Jonny has been an entertainer and host for many lgbtq events beyond that.

Join us as we rant, rave, laugh, cry and talk about all things a little later in life and how we deal with them thru humor, education and fun. We very much want this to be a listener driven show, so we are asking our audience to submit questions for our “Ask The Bears” segment; submit “Bear Hugz” for people who deserve a little public praise; Tell us about their favorite things for our “Bear Necessities Segment; and any other goofy puns that Scott can think up. Submit everything to podcastbears@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy this episode and on YouTube, will click the little bell to get notified for future episodes. We are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and more. Please “SHARE THE BEARS” with your friends and please give us a Thumbs Up or a 5 Star Rating so more people will be able to find us. You can follow our social media at “@bearsofacertainage” on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok, and look for our website soon.

Mindful Mondays: Adolescence (They Aren’t Going Crazy!)

It’s a brain thing. It’s not that they are crazy and it’s not that you are a bad parent, it’s science! BUT how do you survive?

Podcast Bears Talk Oscar Afterglow And A REVOLUTIONARY Underwear Fashion Show

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Welcome to “Bears of a Certain Age,” the lifestyle podcast for the bear and chub communities and their admirers, who are approaching 50 years young and up. Your Co-Hosts are Scott Fullerton from the Left of Str8 Radio Network and Jonny Shuffield from The Queer Centric. Scott and Jonny have both been entertaining the lgbtq community thru their own podcasts and writings for a combined 20 years, and Jonny has been an entertainer and host for many lgbtq events beyond that. Join us as we rant, rave, laugh, cry and talk about all things a little later in life and how we deal with them thru humor, education and fun. We very much want this to be a listener driven show, so we are asking our audience to submit questions for our “Ask The Bears” segment; submit “Bear Hugz” for people who deserve a little public praise; Tell us about their favorite things for our “Bear Necessities Segment; and any other goofy puns that Scott can think up. Submit everything to podcastbears@gmail.com

We hope you will enjoy this episode and on YouTube, will click the little bell to get notified for future episodes. We are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, iHeart Radio, and more. Please “SHARE THE BEARS” with your friends and please give us a Thumbs Up or a 5 Star Rating so more people will be able to find us. You can follow our social media at “@bearsofacertainage” on Instagram, Threads, and Tik Tok, and look for our website soon.

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