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The Boom Clap Podcast
Conversations on truth, values, and living life with faithful intention. We laugh, we go deep, and there's always a boom and a clap.
3 days ago
EP 122: Parents, YOU are the Anti-Woke Program with Katy Faust
Returning guest, Katy Faust, talks with Cecily and Rita about her new book Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City, that she co-wrote with Stacy Manning. Seattle is their hometown, and it is the perfect training/testing ground for ensuring the kids they raise are solid in their values. We cover a variety of things including what it means to be conservative, how to interact with the public school system as a parent with kids attending there, and importantly, how to be your child’s #1 teacher and influence. Maybe your city isn’t as “woke” as Seattle… but the info in this episode is valuable EVERYWHERE. SPONSOR: World Watch News. GUEST: Katy Faust https://thembeforeus.com https://twitter.com/Advo_Katy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/46gOC8G FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
Sep 10, 2023
EP 121: Informed Birth with "Fierce" Lizzie Bolliger
This episode feels less like an interview and more like a conversation between friends... join us! Pregnancy is not a medical issue that automatically requires intervention, in fact, intervening in what is a natural process is what often puts mom and/or baby at risk. This can happen in or out of the hospital setting, but hospitals in particular are approaching birth as a condition requiring help. Regardless of where you deliver: home, hospital or birth center... YOU need to be in the drivers seat; informed, educated, and ready to advocate for yourself. Husbands included. Lizzie also gives us her take on the Bobbie formula company and their predatory marketing campaign. I ask her thoughts and give mine on sharing birth via IG "live". Always fun chatting with Lizzie. SPONSOR: kbspodcast.com GUEST: fiercelizzie.com www.instagram.com/fiercelizzie To access Lizzie's Courses click the links below & enter code RITA10 to save Unmedicated Academy Informed Intervention Workshop FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 14 min
Sep 3, 2023
EP 120: Sally Fallon Morell of the Weston A. Price Foundation
We’re honored to have a conversation with Sally Fallon Morell. Her work to revive principles of traditional nourishment has been a help to many. We discuss women’s health as we age, feeding children well, the obesity ‘epidemic’, vaccines & germ vs. terrain theory and ask her the questions you wanted asked! SPONSOR: kbspodcast.com
1 hr 12 min
Jul 30, 2023
EP 119: Skipping High School, Imitating the Best People & Other Foreign Concepts with Andrew Pudewa
Reflecting on this conversation, I realized almost every point Andrew hit on turned the opposite direction culture and systems within it tell us to. I found myself thinking sarcastically, “well that’s a foreign concept!” Lower income inspiring creativity, sacrifice to live out your values, the benefit of a large family, ‘skipping’ high school, waiting until kids are developmentally ready instead of pushing academic milestones early, imitating the best people you can find and expressing ideas instead of yourself… it’s all the opposite of what we are told to do but exactly what we all need to hear. Parent or not, listen up. Andrew Pudewa of IEW is imparting wisdom and concepts Cecily and I both could have benefited from hearing before becoming parents. SPONSOR: https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 20% FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 16 min
Jul 23, 2023
EP 118: Wildfires & Weather Modification
It’s been a summer of odd haze across the Midwest, attributed to Canadian wildfires which naturally leads to a conversation about climate & weather modification. In this episode we discuss possibilities surrounding the smoky haze and geo-engineering. If you didn’t already know weather modification is 100% real… the information isn’t hiding, we just have to look. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/1066/just-5-questions-hacking-the-planet/ https://www.livescience.com/geoengineering-the-weather https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/usfs/map/#d:24hrs;@-100.0,40.0,4zhttps://climate.nasa.gov/news/1066/just-5-questions-hacking-the-planet/ SPONSOR: https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 20% FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
Jul 16, 2023
EP 117: Sound of Freedom... Sound of Conspiracy
Cecily saw the movie... Rita saw the conspiracies making their rounds online. We discuss the movie, trafficking, statistics surrounding it, and the fact that, it's possible there might be a fault to be found with Tim Ballard, we don't know. But we do know that this movie is shedding light on a subject that needs to be discussed. Make sure YOU aren't becoming the "controlled opposition" by pointing out what you believe is. SPONSOR: https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 20%
Jul 9, 2023
EP 116: Sabbath, Summer and.... the Unabomber
Thoughts we're thinking and books we're reading. Cecily and I are summer dreaming as we get into goals and plans, talk through the importance of sabbath, our own creativity (or lack of it), obedience, and information overload. Then, as it often does, our discussion takes a weird turn, this time, because I decide to tell you about my dive into researching the Unabomber. SPONSOR: Rowe Casa Organics save 20% on your first order with code BOOMCLAP
Jun 25, 2023
EP 115: Reviving the Male Role & School vs. Education with Matt Beaudreau
Culturally we've gotten away from males naturally fulfilling the role they were designed to occupy, to the point of actually needing to retrain and cultivate men. Matt Beaudreau, President of Apogee Strong joins us to discuss this… which naturally leads to the subject of education. Matt and I discuss ADHD and the sad state of medicating kids to suit the classroom, his statement: “we will cross that bridge when we get there is a tough way to parent”, and the difference between asking: “how do I teach my child?” and “ how do I inspire my child to come alongside me for the journey?”. Wrapping up Matt speaks to the very different but complementary nature of men, women and the roles we fill within the home. He also reveals the White House job he turned down and why… I was curious and had to ask. GUEST: Apogee Strong - Leaders. On Purpose SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Rowe Casa Organics, products for your home, body, baby and pets. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% on your first order https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Boom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, monthly 'meet-ups' for deeper discussion and a quarterly literary review! www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 2 min
Jun 17, 2023
EP 114: Elon, AI & Did the American Taxpayer Buy Twitter?
We’re just tossing around thoughts on this episode… thinking out loud. When we look at the unofficial monopoly on EV charging stations, mandate for all vehicle manufacturers to move largely to electric and the subsidies provided by the American taxpayer through the government… it’s interesting to pull together and analyze against what we see of Elon on his ‘free speech’ (censorship lite) Twitter platform. We discuss this along with neuralink gaining FDA approval & the US government updating their AI R&D plan. We also chat about parenting and the beauty of an ordinary life.
Jun 11, 2023
EP 113: Pride, Target & Climate Change
There’s no question of where we stand on Pride month or marketing transgenderism to children. It’s wrong & should be called out as wrong. But before going into battle we need to make clear the end goal. Are we really winning from a Christian perspective when we see corporations tuck their tails because profits drop? Is evil really being defeated or just going into hiding? We discuss our thoughts on the way pride is being handled by Christians. The climate conversation is opened again. If you’re new to the fact that wind and solar are not “clean” or “green” this is a good place to start. SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Rowe Casa Organics, products for your home, body, baby and pets. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% on your first order https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Boom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, monthly 'meet-ups' for deeper discussion and a quarterly literary review! www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
Jun 4, 2023
EP 112: Euthanasia and the Right to Freedom of Conscience
We’re talking with Andy Steiger of Apologetics Canada all about the rights and responsibilities of conscience as it relates to MAiD (medical assistance in dying, aka euthanasia). This conversations is deep and wide as we talk about this very important topic. Doctors are on the front lines of the testing ground for morality… we see that in many instances. We discuss how the “guaranteed” rights of conscience are being neglected in pursuit of an ideology that mirrors a very dark history. Find Andy on The AC Podcast or at Apologetics Canada. https://apologeticscanada.com https://instagram.com/apologeticscanada?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ== Email email@example.com for more info. SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Boom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, mon…
1 hr 20 min
May 28, 2023
EP 111: How We Do Homeschool Q&A & a sidebar on circumcision
Maybe you're thinking about homeschooling your kids, maybe you're just curious or maybe you think we're crazy... whatever the reason you all had A LOT of questions. Co-op, community and resources... why we homeschool, do our kids miss out on extracurriculars and sports, transitioning from public school, how do you teach math when you don't know math. We answered them all. RESOURCES: HOMESCHOOL.com/supportgroups https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/local-support/ SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Boom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, monthly 'meet-ups' for deeper discussion and a quarterly literary review! www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 28 min
May 21, 2023
EP 110: Signs, Symbols & Satanic Ties
The spiritual realm is very real and active. However, is it possible to become too fascinated with the signs and symbols of the dark spiritual forces? We talk through some cultural signs and symbols tied to satanism, and the varied responses people have. SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Boom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, monthly 'meet-ups' for deeper discussion and a quarterly literary review! www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
May 14, 2023
EP 109: Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins
Abortion.... anti-woman, fetus-phobic, comparable to slavery? Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life speaks on college campuses with the goal of stirring minds to understand the evil that is abortion. Arguments that are acceptable and even promoted in other cultural scenarios are often meant with push back and sometimes intense anger when used against abortion. We talk about her campus forums, a particularly interesting statement she made on an interview with Tucker Carlson, the abortion PILL, how abortion is actually anti-woman and more. GUEST: https://studentsforlife.org/ SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Shop Rowe Casa Organics for a complete line of clean products for you, your kids, pets and home! CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 20% on your first order. https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 FIND US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the B…
1 hr 4 min
May 7, 2023
EP 108: Emotionalism, Cultural Climate & the Church with Shanda Fulbright
Emotions are getting in the way. We may not realize it but when you hear what our friend & apologetics teacher Shanda Fulbright has to say, it’s easy to see how both the church and culture at large use emotions and experience to gauge reality… when we should be using truth. Shanda & her family shed the comfort of the life they’d always known in California moving completely across the country to South Carolina. We start by talking about this big move then get into “emotionalism”, “meology”, culture & the church.
1 hr 19 min
Apr 30, 2023
EP 107: Fighting for Life & Facing Jail Time, a Non-Christian Pro-Life Perspective with Herb Geraghty
Herb Geraghty is pro-life & standing up for life to the point that he's been indicted by the DOJ and faces 11 years jail time for violating the FACE Act. Herb is the executive director at Rehumanize International. We talk about how he came to be pro-life, his indictment, typical arguments for and against abortion and what it's like to be such an outsider on the issue of abortion when it comes to his general political leanings. GUEST: https://www.rehumanizeintl.org/ SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Lux and the Moon is a family-owned clothing company with unique and comfortable pieces for any body type in any season. Use the code BOOMCLAP to save 20% through 5/5/23 https://luxandthemoon.com/ FIND US : www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Coom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, join us monthly for deeper dis…
1 hr 27 min
Apr 23, 2023
EP 106: Transhumanism & Pushing Biological Boundaries with Steve Kim
Human enhancement is nothing new, but a future pointing to the unfettered merging of humanity with technology is. Will we one day leave “the human condition” behind? What are the moral implications? Are there any true benefits & what are the risks? Steve Kim examines with us transhumanism, the pushing of biological boundaries and proposes the idea that limits might actually be a gift. This fascinating conversation might sound like sci-fi but it is all very real. We also discuss Steve’s upbringing in South Korea, hear some true stories of how his family was impacted by government overreach, and how all that has lent him to being a proponent of limited government. We wrap up the conversation with a quick discussion on education, and why Steve and his wife have chosen to homeschool… and the difference it has made not only for their kids, but for their whole family. SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% ht…
1 hr 36 min
Apr 16, 2023
EP 105: A World Split Apart
In this episode, we discuss the essay A World Split Apart, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Usually on this podcast we cover hot topic cultural issues and news events… but episodes like this give us a foundation for doing those. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was, in our opinions, one of the greatest thinkers, and while he may no longer be living, his thoughts and convictions fit the moment we’re living in. I’m fact… if he was around to see today’s culture, all he’d have to say is… I. TOLD. YOU. SO. https://www.solzhenitsyncenter.org/a-world-split-apart LIVE NOT BY LIES EPISODE: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-boom-clap-podcast/id1558282990?i=1000535119127 SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Lux and the Moon is a family-owned clothing company with unique and comfortable pieces for any body type in any season. Use the code BOOMCLAP to save! https://luxandthemoon.co…
1 hr 29 min
Apr 9, 2023
Ep 104: Them Before Us: why we need a children’s rights movement with Katy Faust
The rights of children should come before adult desires but we have it backwards. Gender, marriage & biology matter. If you don’t think so, listen to the children. This episode is a hard topic to cover as it has capacity to offend but irrefutable facts tied to natural rights are all Katy uses to make her case. From adoption to surrogacy and no fault divorce to same sex marriage. Children have rights, period. SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Lux and the Moon is a family-owned clothing company with unique and comfortable pieces for any body type in any season. Use the code BOOMCLAP to save! https://luxandthemoon.com/ FIND US : www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Coom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, join us monthly for deeper discussion and a quarterly literary review! www.instagram.com/boomclappodcast www…
1 hr 18 min
Apr 2, 2023
EP 103: Social Pressure
Peer pressure isn’t confined to high-school hallways... it follows us into adulthood. But, we have to be aware enough to identify it. Today we're discussing how we can be aware of some of the "social conditioning" going on around us, and talking about how we can make sure social pressure doesn't cause us to compromise our values, or the way we live. We talk through a few different experiments/studies. We will send video of that out to The Boom Clap Community this week! SPONSORS: Pretty Little Light Candle co. offers beautiful, non-toxic candles. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/ Lux and the Moon is a family-owned clothing company with unique and comfortable pieces for any body type in any season. Use the code BOOMCLAP to save! https://luxandthemoon.com/ FIND US : www.theboomclapcommunity.com Join the Coom Clap Community to support our podcast, get extended show-notes delivered to your inbox each week, join us monthly for deeper discussion…
Mar 26, 2023
EP 102: Denied a Transplant with Jenna Riley & Rita shares her recent personal experience with transplant teams
Jenna Riley's father needs a kidney transplant and she has selflessly offered to be a living donor for him. The good news is she is a match. The bad news is the hospital has refused to give him a transplant unless he falls in line with the Covid shot(s). It gets even harder to make sense of the hospital's demand of adherence to this extremely broad non-individualized protocol as she tells their story, gives us his background and recent other major surgeries at the same hospital. Cecily and I then discuss further, adding in my (Rita's) recent experience with the Barnes and Northwestern transplant teams as my father in law was a lung recipient exactly a year ago. Make no mistake, the care my father in law received and the ability of the Northwestern staff to work together was wonderful, however its the losing of the mind when it came to Covid specifically that cannot be overlooked. Complete lunacy and loss of ability to think. SPONSORS: Rowe Casa Organics offers a wide variety of clea…
1 hr 1 min
Mar 19, 2023
EP 101: Frontline Hero to Domestic Terrorist with Kristen Nagle
Using her voice to speak out throughout covid led to colleges using Kristen Nagle's story to deter students from independent thinking. She’s being used as example. Students have been given assignments using her story to stoke fear. Kristen gives us the details, what actually happened January 6th and why critical thinking is something the medical industry fears. We get into the state of the medical system, it’s future and a bit of banter & opinion some “big names” like Jordan Peterson now speaking out. GUEST: www.instagram.com/kristen_nagle www.kristennagle.ca SPONSORS: Rowe Casa Organics offers a wide variety of clean, non-toxic personal care and household products. Use code BOOMCLAP to save 20% https://www.rowecasaorganics.com/?sca_ref=3468709.V2CVRBlBV1 Kaleidoscope gets kids excited about reading the Bible with very book of the Bible, in beautifully designed single volumes, at an elementary level. www.readkaleidoscope.com Use code BOOMCLAP to save 10% FIND US : www…
1 hr 14 min
Mar 12, 2023
EP 100: Ask Us Anything... 2 Year Anniversary
How we feel about pediatricians and well-child visits... chem-trails, "mom-rage", favorite book of the Bible, how we met our (great) husbands & more! We had a ton of fun answering the wide variety of questions submitted and offer up a huge thank you for tuning in for TWO whole years! We got to as many questions as we could in the episode. Check out instagram.com/boomclappodcast to see a few we didn't get to. Our community weekly round up email will have a few more! You can join the community at www.theboomclapcommunity.com SPONSOR: "Every book of the Bible, thoughtfully crafted at an elementary reading level." www.readkaleidoscope.com Code: BOOMCLAP to save 10% FIND US: instagram.com/boomclappodcast instagram.com/cecily.dickey instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 17 min
Mar 5, 2023
EP 99: Pregnancy & Birth... Answering all your questions
I'm 35 weeks and giving you the details on the things you want to know. Several of you asked if I'd be willing to share pregnancy particulars and delivery plans. So, I put it out to you and let you tell me what specifically you wanted to hear about. Today, I read your questions... from being pregnant and "older" to vaccines and birth practices then answer, on the spot Q & A style. The moment we announced we were expecting again you all came with so much love and support. Truly, we are thankful for every prayer, well wish and kind word. We are also just very thankful for this baby. Links to a few "big things" I mention in the episode: Fierce Lizzy (Lizzy Bolliger) Birth Advocacy Courses: Informed Intervention Workshop: https://ritarogersco--lizziebolliger.thrivecart.com/iiw/ Code: RITA10 Unmedicated Academy: https://ritarogersco--lizziebolliger.thrivecart.com/unmedicatedacademy/ Code: RITA10 Baby Carrier: https://hippiejoey.com/Ritarogers Code: RITAROGERS10 CPR Course:…
Mar 2, 2023
BONUS EP 98: Criminalizing Administration of mRNA Vaccines... What happened to medical freedom? Keeping our eyes on the right fight.
We want liberty & less government overreach... unless that overreach comes in a package we tend to agree with? Two Idaho politicians have introduced legislation to make giving an mRNA vaccine a misdemeanor. I polled my audience where more were for this legislation than against. Let's set aside our feelings about the vaccine and evaluate what a law like this actually means. What does this open the door for when people we disagree with are legislating? Most importantly, let's not forget where the real fight lies. This is a truly important, broadly applicable conversation. www.theboomclapcommunity.com instagram.com/boomclappodcast instagram.com/ritarogersco instagram.com/cecily.dickey
Feb 26, 2023
EP 97: The Road Less Traveled + what you need to Understand about CMS & Mandates, Vaccine Bills, and a Deeply Concerning BC School Board Meeting
The "road less traveled". Many of us think we are on it, almost everyone wants to be on it. But when we reflect upon how that actually looks. Less traveled might mean harder, sacrificing personal gain, being misunderstood etc. Less traveled isn't the same road/opposite direction. It's a different road altogether. We discuss 3 Bills on the table that aren't actually getting much attention in the news. One US Federal bill to end the healthcare worker vaccine mandate and how CMS leaves healthcare workers as a commodity in our partially socialized medical system. A bill proposed in Idaho to criminalize giving mRNA injections and another state bill to add upon the "domestic terrorism" discussion that was started federally for "spreading mal-dis and misinformation" (aka exercising freedom of speech). School boards meetings all across America and Canada have been highlighted as tensions grow between concerned parents and those pushing woke agendas and the promotion of pornographic conte…
1 hr 4 min
Feb 19, 2023
EP 96: Parents, You Go in First: TikTok (and all social media) Through a Teen’s Eyes with Echo
Roblox seemed like a harmless online game for her daughter to play with friends during the pandemic but one conversation led Echo to decide her kids would be social media free. She proceeded to dive into the world of social media through a teens eyes. What she found was shocking. We discuss all the popular sites, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Roblox and even get into sleepovers and vaping. This episode is a call to parents, be aware & have the conversations. GUEST: instagram.com/echounafraid SPONSOR: Teach your kids to learn to consume news with critical thinking and discernment. Click below for a FREE 7-day trial of World Watch News: worldwatch.news/BOOMCLAP CONNECT WITH US: Join our community for monthly video chat meetups, literary review & detailed show notes with links to stories we didn’t have a chance to cover but you should see. www.theboomclapcommunity.com instagram.com/boomclappodcast instagram.com/cecily.dickey instagram.com/ritarogersco **Don’t forget to…
1 hr 19 min
Feb 12, 2023
EP 95: Davos: Tech That Can Read Your Mind… It’s Here
Brains and computers merging together... good idea or bad idea? Should a person go from a "standard-issue human" to a "bio-digital" being? We jump into this episode by playing audio clips promoting and explaining brain-computer interfaces, as well as a brain wave detector being tested on children in China. We discuss the ramifications of militaries that have the capability to "augment" human capabilities (ie: shut down fear, compassion, etc). We also touch on the surveillance state and then discuss DAVOS and the big global threats they've identified... coined the "POLY-CRISIS." LINKS: related episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/episode-20-bio-digital-convergence/id1558282990?i=1000530705257 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/01/the-story-of-day-five-at-davos-2023/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/mind-reading-technology-the-security-privacy-and-inequality-threats-we-will-face/ SPONSOR: Teach your kids to learn to consume news with critical thinking and discernment. Tap th…
Feb 5, 2023
EP 94: Live Your Truth and Other Lies with Alisa Childers
The mantra "live your truth" has been parroted throughout culture in general and Christian circles alike... maybe because most people don't slow down long enough to consider what that statement actually means. We use Alisa's newest book as a springboard to dive into "pop culture Christianity," discuss reasons why young moms are often the target of and roped in by the self help/self love movement that popular personalities like Jen Hatmaker, Glennon Doyle, and Brene Brown sell and ultimately how to rise above it by "spotting the counterfeit." If you aren't yet convinced there's a problem with the "love yourself", "live your truth," "follow your heart" mantras this conversation will seal the deal. SPONSOR: Teach your kids learn to consume news with critical thinking and discernment. Tap this link https://app.worldwatch.news/orders/customer_info?o=53873 for a FREE 7 day trial of World Watch News. OR type world watch.news/BOOMCLAP into your browser OUR GUEST: Alisa Childers: inst…
1 hr 7 min
Jan 29, 2023
EP 93: Here Are The Headlines with Rachel Reeves… Border, Ukraine, Public Education & Media Bias
Is it possible to report news without bias as some major personalities claim to? Rachel Reeves from Here Are The Headlines dives in with us as we jump off with “SharonSaysSo” as an example of self proclaimed unbiased reporting followed by brief discussion on hot topics we all need to be aware of: the border crisis, Ukraine, spending and Education. Are teachers unions really helping teachers? Is funding really the cause of falling test scores and struggling students? Is an open border and billions to Ukraine actually compassionate? We end with a lighthearted conversation about pregnancy at 40. SPONSOR: Teach your kids learn to consume news with critical thinking and discernment. Tap this link https://app.worldwatch.news/orders/customer_info?o=53873 for a FREE 7 day trial of World Watch News. OR type world watch.news/BOOMCLAP into your browser OUR GUEST: Rachel Reeves: instagram.com/herearetheheadlines CONNECT WITH US: Join our community for monthly video chat meetups, lite…
1 hr 24 min
Jan 22, 2023
EP. 92: Addicted to Conspiracy: False Flags, Controlled Opposition & Gaslighting
Conspiracy is real. False flag events, controlled opposition and gaslighting, real. But... Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest a false flag? Headline: "Pro Wrestling Star Jay Briscoe, Dead at 38", automatically assumed to be caused by the shot? How are we different from the media, government and narratives we combated in 2020 and still do today when we operate under assumptions and actively choose to NOT seek factual evidence? We talk through REAL false flag events and discuss the discrediting that happens when we choose fabrication and fishing through false narratives that suit our bias over seeking truth at all costs. SPONSOR: Help your kids build news literacy, critical thinking and Biblical discernment with World Watch. Click here for your FREE 7 day trial: worldwatch.news/boomclap CONNECT WITH US: www.theboomclapcommunity.com Support the podcast. Get access to our community meetups & literary reviews. instagram.com/cecily.dickey instagram.com/ritarogersco Don't forget t…
Jan 15, 2023
EP. 91: Hold The Line with Erik Reed
Though we may have never considered it, every single one of us is conforming to something. Culture… God… whatever we make our authority we ultimately conform to. How do Christians ‘hold the line’ in a culture demanding our conformity if we don’t even know where the line is? Current events of the past decade, Marxism, Critical Theory, education and the church’s response, rather non-response… Understanding how we got here will aid us in equipping the next generation (and ourselves) against falling prey to bad ideas and help us have the strength to stand even when we feel the weight of the world against us. Find Erik @ knowingjesusministries.co SPONSOR: Help teach your children news literacy. Start your FREE 7 day trial of World Watch News, click here: worldwatch.news/boomclap CONNECT WITH US: theboomclapcommunity.com intagram.com/cecily.dickey instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 1 min
Jan 8, 2023
EP. 90: Self Idolizing Culture… What We “Value” + Damar Hamlin, 49% Believe COVID Vaccines Linked to Unexplained Deaths, Epstein Remains Untouchable
- The values of our broader culture - What are they, what are they built on, and whom do they serve? - Are the stated values of our culture backed up by evidence? Eg: is tolerance truly tolerant? Is love truly love? - Backing up our personal values with action and not hypocrisy - The idols of SELF, safety, and security - Damar Hamlin's collapse - Do people have a right to speculate? - Virgin Islands Attorney General loses job immediately after filing a lawsuit against JP Morgan in connection with Jeffrey Epstein probe - Deception in media/determining truth/the shaping of morality - Matthew 6, Matthew 19, Joshua 24 WANT TO JOIN OUR COMMUNITY? Check it out here: https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/damar-hamlin-update-family-spokesperson-jordon-rooney-shares-buffalo-bills-update/3036614/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H-G9m…
Dec 18, 2022
EP. 89: Trauma & Truth: Leaning into Strength, Rejecting Victimhood & Rising Above Cultural Trends
Our main topic today is the buzzword 'TRAUMA,' and how we can reject the bondage that goes along with the cultural trends of victimhood/trauma, and instead embrace and encourage FREEDOM. - we also talk about some of our favourite episodes from 2022 - the federal government suing a private-practice chiropractor for an astronomical amount - MAiD in Canada and the rapidly approaching date of being able to apply for MAiD if you have a mental disorder such as depression - the "dumbing-down" of the population and the supposed inability of people to apply critical thinking across similar circumstances. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22876522/trauma-covid-word-origin-mental-health Sponsored by CARLY JEAN LOS ANGELES. Go to https://www.carlyjeanlosangeles.com/ and enter the code BOOMCLAP to save $$ Sponsored by PRETTY LITTLE LIGHT CANDLE CO. Go to https://prettylit…
Dec 11, 2022
EPISODE 88: The Respect for Marriage Act and Gun Legislation
We're talking about 2 pieces of legislation today - one is American and one is Canadian, but both are conversations that are important and apply to ANY country. RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT: - What is the government's interest in marriage, and what is marriage biblically, culturally and politically? - Is marriage actually "respected" to begin with? And as Christians, are we promoting traditional marriage? Or are we just known for what we're "against"? - Popular cultural lies & how they impact marriage success or failure - Stats on marriage, divorce, re-marriage and no-fault divorce - What is the anchor for morality? BILL C21 - CANADIAN GUN LEGISLATION - Joined by Luke Zandberg, who is involved in local politics. He gives us a rundown of where this bill is at in the parliamentary process, the sneaky amendments added at second reading, the implications of this bill and where he sees this going. - What is gun legislation really about? - Club Q shooting, and gun trafficking... by the…
1 hr 5 min
Dec 4, 2022
EPISODE 87: Critical News Consumption with World News Group
In this episode, we chat with Kelsey Reed from World News Group. We cover so much in this episode, including: + Biblical literacy and news literacy + Bias and truth (with a capital T) + Helping kids to understand the world they're living in, both through experiences and stories + Operating with discernment as a model for our children + Discuss the fact that news companies are businesses not philanthropists + How to cope with the 24 hour news cycle + Helping our kids to know WHOSE world this is and to know that it is His purposes that will stand. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://wng.org/ This episode was sponsored by PRETTLY LITTLE LIGHT CANDLE CO. Use the code BOOMCLAP to save on your order! https://prettylittlelightcandleco.com/
Nov 21, 2022
EPISODE 86: Ethics Professor, Dr. Julie Ponesse
In this episode, we interview Dr. Julie Ponesse, a former ethics professor. Dr. Ponesse went viral in September 2021 when she made a video questioning the ethics of vaccine mandates. During this interview, we discussed society's intent to become "pure, invincible, immortal and safe." But how does a population come to agree on that utopia? We discuss censorship, transhumanism, and how, in order to be approved as a "tolerant" person, you must also actively promote the "approved" agendas. While we knew this would be an excellent interview, we were still blown away by the humility and intelligence of this incredible woman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uVHeZg9oz0&feature=youtu.be https://www.thedemocracyfund.ca/julie_ponesse https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ This episode was sponsored by PRETTY LITTLE LIGHT CANDLE CO. Enter the code BOOMCLAP to save on your order. https://prettylittlelightcandlec…
1 hr 12 min
Nov 13, 2022
EPISODE 85: Inside an abortion clinic, Pandemic Amnesty, Ben Shapiro, and "values-based teaching."
NPR released a recording of women being interviewed in an abortion clinic and audio of an abortion procedure. How did people react? We discuss Ben Shapiro's recent apology regarding his vaccine advocacy and messaging. We talk about pandemic amnesty... we define amnesty, contrast it with forgiveness and talk through whether amnesty is a good idea or not. We also talk about covid classes being taught in universities, and "values-based teaching." https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://osot.ubc.ca/2022/10/24/katie-lee-buntings-values-based-teaching/ https://www.npr.org/2022/11/03/1133790770/what-its-like-inside-a-michigan-abortion-clinic-days-before-the-midterm-election
1 hr 2 min
Nov 6, 2022
EPISODE 84: U.S. Congresswoman Mary Miller
A refreshing conversation with Mary Miller, United States Representative. We talk school, homeschooling, how she got into politics, the role of government, personal responsibility, faith and a few specific issues like the “green” agenda & diesel shortage. SPONSORS: https://www.carlyjeanlosangeles.com/ SAVE 20% with coupon code: BOOMCLAP https://readkaleidoscope.com/ SAVE 10% with coupon code: BOOMCLAP FIND US OUTSIDE THE PODCAST: theboomclapcommunity.com Join for as little as $2/month for livenextended small group conversation & book discussions instagram.com/cecily.dickey instagram.com/ritarogersco MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: https://www.hillsdale.edu/ FREE COURSES & Imprimis Publication https://libertyscore.conservativereview.com/ to see the "score card" for the officials elected to represent you
Oct 30, 2022
EPISODE 83: Vaccines Under Anesthesia, Dylan Mulvaney: Trans Tiktok Star & Pfizer’s Bankroll
Are the Covid vaccines being administered while patients are under anesthesia? Rita gives her take on what could be happening. How do the vaccine manufacturers actually make money if we aren’t directly paying for them? We explain. US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett landed a book deal with Penguin. Cancel culture is coming for her... and Penguin Publishing. Dylan Mulvaney, trans TikTok star goes to the White House. This episode is sponsored by Kaleidoscope Kids Bibles. Check out https://readkaleidoscope.com/store and enter the code BoomClap to save 10% https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://youtu.be/B9258AnO_Bk https://apple.news/AeiuoagZSoKtAfTfjzlJvA
Oct 23, 2022
EPISODE 82: More Covid Lies & Pride Led Decisions: Transmission, Childhood V, Gain of Function
A Pfizer exec. admits the vaccine wasn't tested to prevent transmission. The AICP met, and unanimously voted to add the COVID vaccine to the childhood schedule (then the CDC followed suit a day after recording). More gain of function anyone? Boston University continues down the dangerous road. We discuss all the reasons the vaccine SHOULD NOT be added to the schedule, the lack of study around transmission actually NOT being news at all and the madness of repeating past mistakes. We create many of our own problems and PRIDE is at the root of each one addressed today. SPONSORS: https://readkaleidoscope.com/ CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 10% https://www.carlyjeanlosangeles.com/ CODE: BOOMCLAP to save 20%
Oct 16, 2022
EPISODE 81: Medical Kidnapping, Transitioning Kids & School Health Centers... a Discussion on Parental Rights
An Amber Alert flashed across Cecily's phone leading us to a big conversation on parental rights. In this episode we let you in on a true hashing out of our thoughts. 1. Medical Kidnaping: Is it ever ok for the medical community to say THEY know what's best for your child? If so, where is that line drawn? 2. Transgenderism... Kids Transitioning: When kids are allowed to make permanent, life altering decisions and invoke irreparable physical damage, what is our responsibility? Where should our aim be directed? 3. School Health Centers: A dad finds out his son was prescribed and taking psych meds at school without his knowledge... and it was completely legal. Is there something more than "helping the less fortunate" behind the massive push for these centers around the United States? When we ask our governments to intervene in issues that we see clearly leading to suffering as a natural consequence of living outside of a moral foundation we'd be well served to remember our goverment…
Oct 9, 2022
EPISODE 80: Prayer, Voting and the Way to Enact Lasting Change.
In this episode, we talk about how to change the world... and acknowledge that, usually, people try to do it backwards. We also give an update on MAiD (assisted suicide) in Canada, and talk about the truth about voting. The Valley of Vision book: https://amzn.to/3CIpThi https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ SPONSORS for this episode: + Carly Jean Los Angeles. Enter code BOOM CLAP to save 20%! https://www.carlyjeanlosangeles.com/ + Kaleidoscope Kids Bibles. Enter code BOOMCLAP to save 10% https://readkaleidoscope.com/store
Oct 2, 2022
EPISODE 79: Myocarditis, Unreported Vaccine Injuries and Job Loss with Former Rady Children’s Pediatric Cardiac ICU RN, Tawny Buettner
Tawny has been outspoken for her patients and her career. We discuss the termination of her and many other‘s jobs due to declining the vaccine. Tawny also gives us a picture into her experience in a pediatric cardiac ICU at Rady Children’s which was a trial site for the Moderna Vaccine. You have to hear this, it’s shocking but not surprising that there was no plan for reporting adverse reactions or follow up of patients who were injured once discharge for the purpose of studying the vaccine. Stick around to the end. We ask Tawny what sets her apart as actually willing to take a stand. This is something all parents can learn from as our children are all going to have to know how to be strong. Tawny mentions “LGE” meaning late gadolinium enhancement in MRI which was not done as inpatient in this population and therefore not included in the data recorded on outcomes of these children with myocarditis. Here is an article on LGE: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00330-…
1 hr 24 min
Sep 25, 2022
EPISODE 78: Renewable Energy Agenda with guest Tom DeWeese
“Sustainable”, “Renewable” ... “Green”. You can’t go a day without hearing these buzzwords but is there any depth or are they just that, buzzwords you’d seem crazy not to see as “good”. What is behind the movement for renewables? You might be surprised to find the motives behind this agenda are very familiar: fear to gain your compliance and onboard you to champion the agenda and ultimately, control. How can communities work to protect themselves as these energy companies backed by the government move in? We dip into WIND & SOLAR answering some questions from listeners: -Are they renewable? -Are there health effects from living near them? -What goes into building them? http://americanpolicy.org https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey SPONSOR: http://readkaleidoscope.com Use Code: BOOMCLAP to save 10%
1 hr 18 min
Sep 22, 2022
EPISODE 77: Denied boarding, ArriveCan refusal. A Honeymoon Story.
In this bonus episode, we hear the story of a honeymoon gone awry. Well, just the return trip went wrong... thankfully not the whole honeymoon. Josh and Acacia tell us the story of how they were denied boarding their return flight, had to spend extra days in Mexico, were threatened with being denied boarding on their second attempt at coming home, and then chose to refuse to fill out the ArriveCan app despite being threatened with jail time and up to a million dollars in fines. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ SPONSOR: https://readkaleidoscope.com Code: BOOMCLAP to save 10%
Sep 18, 2022
EPISODE 76: Minnesota Nursing Strike
Going past the headline: “15,000 Nurses Strike.” Why are nurses striking? Is the the union actually bargaining for improved patient safety or patients before profits? Do these strikes address mandates & the poor treatment of unvaccinated nurses or is that an inaccurate assumption? Who is leading the union charge? We look at the union president. Did you know she was appointed to Biden’s COVID Equity Committee? SB 1567: Are federally governed staffing ratios the answer? This episode isn’t to sway your opinion of the strike, rather to go past the headlines and look at the whole picture before forming an opinion. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1567/text https://www.nrtw.org/news/mnastrike2022-news-release-09082022/ https://mnnurses.org/about/mna-structure/mna-president/ https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/12/business/minnesota-nurses-strike/index.html https://www.bworldonline.com/labor-and-management/2022/09/16/474938/understaffed-and-overworked-thous…
Sep 11, 2022
EPISODE 75: NIH, Orwellian-Named Safety Act, Monkeypox, the Queen, Rogan and Zuckerberg
+ Confusion over the NIH Treatment protocols + SAFE-T act in Illinois is Orwellian in nature and destructive in policy + The disappearance of Monkeypox + The dignity of the queen vs. the vulgarity of other circulating images, and the hypocrisy of elevating certain lifestyles/communities + Our reaction to Joe Rogan's interview with Mark Zuckerberg... SAFE-T Act: https://icjia.illinois.gov/researchhub/articles/the-2021-safe-t-act-icjia-roles-and-responsibilities https://chambanasun.com/stories/630937212-rep-caulkins-on-safe-t-act-it-definitely-will-not-make-us-safer Link to Mandates & Declinations Episode discussed: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-boom-clap-podcast/id1558282990?i=1000529288012 Massive Zuckerberg Donations: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/08/943242106/how-private-money-from-facebooks-ceo-saved-the-2020-election Facebook FBI Censorship Campaign: https://www.theepochtimes.com/over-50-biden-administration-employees-12-us-agencies-involved-in-social-media…
1 hr 14 min
Aug 28, 2022
EPISODE 74: Whose Plan are you Following? And the White House offers Loan Relief...
Rita was asked to "Trust the plan," earlier this week. Well... what is THE plan, and why should we trust it?? Rita is trusting the plan... but not the one she was asked to trust. We also discuss the White House offering student loan relief. This episode was sponsored by Kaleidoscope Kids Bibles. Check them out here and use the code BOOMCLAP to save 10%! https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Aug 21, 2022
EPISODE 73: Lazy Journalism, Morality Part 2 and Assisted Suicide
We start off by talking about journalists who employ "lazy journalism" by posting clickbait headlines with no actual substance. Rita talks through the post of one political commentator who is celebrating that "the tides are turning" with vaccine mandates and calling on all healthcare workers who lost their jobs to stand up, lawyer up and sue. You'll want to hear Rita's reaction. We then dived into morality part 2, as a continuation of last week's episode. Culture is driving morality very purposefully in an immoral direction. We then dive into MAID (medical assistance in dying, aka: assisted suicide) in Canada. This is a major moral issue as well, and this slope is not just slippery, it has been fully slid down. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/first-reading-how-canada-ignored-warnings-that-euthanasia-would-immediately-go-too-far https://nationalpost.com/opinion/colby-cosh-of-nazis-and-canadas-ass…
Aug 14, 2022
EPISODE 72: Loss of Moral Objectivity: The Root of Societal Problems... and updated CDC Guidlines.
+ Updated CDC Guidelines: there is still a CMS mandate + MORALITY. The root of so many societal problems. - Where morality comes from - Moral Relativism - Functioning as part of a society with wildly differing views on right and wrong, good and evil https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/pdfs/mm7133e1-h.pdf
Aug 7, 2022
EPISODE 71: Emissions Tracking, ArriveCan
This is another variety episode with thoughts on: + the word "groomer/grooming" has been flagged on Twitter as hate speech + the real cause of the mystery hepatitis in children + equity vs. equality + the nightmare of ArriveCan and why we should be cautious + emissions tracking coming to the USA. Soon you may get asked how often you plan to mow your lawn - get ready! ;) https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/services/arrivecan.html https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/americans-likely-to-be-tracked-for-co2-emissions-under-secs-new-climate-rule-consumers-research_4608298.html https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-boom-clap-podcast/id1558282990?i=1000553987025 https://apple.news/Alx7MV973QPysNgMPYQxDVg
Jul 31, 2022
EPISODE 70: We Deserve an Apology: Mandates, Houston Methodist & CIA Mind Control
+ Despite having the first vaccine mandate in the country, Houston Methodist Hospital is facing a staffing shortage crisis due to employees out with covid. + When they rolled out the vax mandate, it was to "protect patients and staff from infection and transmission." Now, they're saying it's to reduce severity, and they say that's what the purpose always was. + We compare the political brainwashing tests happening in China with CIA mind control experiments such as Project Mockingbird and MK Ultra. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.history.com/mkultra-operation-midnight-climax-cia-lsd-experiments https://www.theblackvault.com/documentarchive/cia-mkultra-collection/ https://allthatsinteresting.com/operation-mockingbird
Jul 24, 2022
EPISODE 69: Covid Protocol Tragedy & Spiritual Warfare, Intentional Parenting and the Value of Every Life with Guest, Allie Lundeen of Proverbs 31 Girl.
We sit down with Proverbs 31 Girl blogger Allie Lundeen to discuss: + The spiritual warfare that accompanied her family's battle with COVID and ultimately the policies that contributed to the loss of Allie's father + Allie's "controversial statement" of not putting their kids in sports. the backlash she faced, and the reason she and her husband chose that path + The journey to homeschool + Allie shares about her daughter, Juliet, who passed just over a month after her birth. We discuss the value of ALL human life, the push from the medical world toward abortion, and the impact that the life of this little girl had on the Kingdom of God. Allie is a light and we are so happy that we have the opportunity to speak with her and share her wisdom with all of you. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.proverbs31girl.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Jul 17, 2022
EPISODE 68: Hate Mail from "Tolerant" People. Love & Agreement are not the Same, & Digital ID with Guest Elizabeth Liu
+ China using AI to test tolerance of citizens to political brainwashing + Update from Shanghai with Elizabeth Liu - Digital ID, Retina Scans, Government Control of Bank Accounts, Speaking out on Abortion + Real-Life Example of Some of our Hate Mail (LOL) - self-defeating arguments, the "tolerant" people's intolerance, beliefs MUST hang on something, and using discernment in what we see and hear. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.rebelnews.com/china_creating_ai_to_test_individuals_tolerance_to_political_brainwashing
1 hr 5 min
Jul 11, 2022
EPISODE 67: Should Your Kids Have a Smartphone?
While it may sound alarmist, the truth is that our kids are in digital danger. Whether it’s online predators, pornography, the new world of virtual reality and the upcoming metaverse, the comparison trap of social media, or the addiction of screen time, it’s our job as parents to see the problem and look for healthy solutions. In this episode, we talk to Anne Marie McDonald, the Chief Parent Officer at Gabb Wireless. Gabb Wireless is the company behind the safest phones in the world. We draw on Anne Marie’s expertise to touch on all the issues listed above. She provides excellent information while encouraging calm, rational solutions, to help our kids use tech as a tool rather than trouble. https://gabbwireless.com/ https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/gabbwireless/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Jun 26, 2022
EPISODE 66: Terror in NYC, Uvalde Unfolds
This episode is like listening in on a phone call between Rita and Cecily as we catch up on life and family and talk about some of the things going on in the world: + 900 Dirt Bikes Being Bull-Dozed in New York + Abortion + A Little More Detail About Uvalde We go from laughing near the beginning to some pretty heavy stuff near the end, but make sure to focus our eyes on hope and peace in the midst of it. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.yahoo.com/news/watch-900-atvs-motorcycles-bulldozed-152900542.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/20/texas-abortion-law-teen-mom/
1 hr 4 min
Jun 19, 2022
EPISODE 65: To Speak or Not to Speak? Knowledge or Wisdom? And What is the Goal of our Parenting?
Today we’re talking with our good friend, Shanda Fulbright of the Her Faith Inspires Podcast. We live in a noisy world, and sometimes it’s hard to have a podcast and add our conversation to a world that already feels saturated. We talked to Shanda about what it looks like to pursue wisdom, pursue truth and speak with discernment. We then discuss parenting: why does it seem like the conversation among parents is always about school, sports and achievements? Why is the conversation rarely about Jesus, faith, the gospel... the things that Christians profess to care about the most? We’re called to walk differently- we hope the Holy Spirit uses this episode to encourage your family to put first things first, prioritize a biblical worldview, and live and love with an eternal perspective. https://www.instagram.com/shandafulbright/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/her-faith-inspires-podcast/id148…
Jun 12, 2022
EPISODE 64: Pride, Entitlement and ILL-Logic: Trans agenda, Hospital staffing, Gun law advocate commits gun crime
Did you hear about the man arrested for plotting to kill Supreme Court Justice Kavinaugh? Wait until you hear WHY he sought to kill him. The trans movement is targeting our children, but most importantly adults who don’t agree are scared to speak out. While we do need to be focused on protecting our kids, our biggest focus needs to be raising them in such a way that they’ll be able to withstand the pressure to bend as adults... that’s when it gets really tough. When it comes to the trans movement what is being promoted as the general consensus is really minority mob rule. The healthcare community that promotes it, can’t even fully buy in. Guess why: SCIENCE. I arm you with some interesting tidbits from bedside care. Finally I discuss the PRIDE issue in healthcare administration’s inability to admit their mistakes, which is further harming their staffing and share their solution... you may or may not be surprised at the literal lengths they are going to get staff.
Jun 5, 2022
EPISODE 63: Liberty is never free... and rarely cheap.
+ Cecily’s sister met a lady who flew from the US to Canada who says they were told to put on masks as soon as they entered Canadian air space... WHAT??? + We discuss morality - whether it’s subjective or objective and where it even comes from. + The bulk of the episode is built upon this concept of liberty never being free and rarely cheap... yet so many Canadians and Americans expect life to be a walk in the park. But perhaps the freedoms we enjoy here demand a little something of us in return. + We wrap it up by discussing how history is built upon the One who suffered - Jesus Christ. We talk about biblical examples of suffering and also dip into Revelation to understand the root of suffering and our place in it. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/learned-helplessness https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect https://www.psychologytoday.co…
May 29, 2022
EPISODE 62: Common Sense and Good Intentions: Moral Decay Requires a Divine Solution
The tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has broken hearts and further shaken a population in turmoil. This is a delicate topic and we did our best to examine as many sides of it as we could. We discuss the actual event, the timeline, and the emergency response. We also discuss some of the proposed solutions, such as gun control, social emotional learning and secure classrooms. As we always do on The Boom Clap Podcast, we try to evaluate the root cause... moral relativism and societal rot being near the top of the list. Ultimately, legislation is important, but transformed hearts with an eternal perspective will be the most revolutionary solution of all. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html https://www.statista.co…
1 hr 31 min
May 22, 2022
EPISODE 61: Adversaries or Allies? Living in an Argument Culture...
Today we’re interviewing Matt Shantz, the lead pastor of the church Cecily works at and attends, and the host of The Deep Thoughts Podcast. This conversation is about disagreement and division... which I think most of us have experienced over the past couple of years. What makes this conversation unique is that Cecily and Matt actually DO have some disagreements; this is precisely why we thought he would be a good guest to have on for this topic. We discuss the argument culture we live in, the temptation to view people as adversaries or allies rather than as fellow image-bearers, what we wish we would have done differently over the past couple of years, and what has been learned. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-deep-thoughts-podcast-with-matt-shantz/id1484010749 https://www.instagram.com/deepthoughtspodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
May 16, 2022
EPISODE 60: CRT and Abortion With Samuel Sey
CRT (critical race theory) and abortion are currently two big front of mind topics. Samuel Sey sits down to discuss these issues from a Biblical perspective. Samuel tells us his story of his upbringing and coming to Christ. We ask him what it means to be, “slow to write” and if he finds it a challenge to maintain that demeanor in a climate that rewards the first to comment on any given event or situation. The conversation ends up weaving into a discussion on standing firm in our mutual desires to lead well in a culture of short attention spans and self love. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://instagram.com/slowtowrite/ http://slowtowrite.com
1 hr 14 min
May 8, 2022
EPISODE 59: Ministry of Truth and Covid Jail
In the first half of this episode, we talk about the Disinformation Governance Board... perhaps better known as The Ministry of Truth. ;) What does it mean to give control over what is true and false or right and wrong to a board of arbitrarily appointed people? We also talk about bill C-11 in Canada, which also has many reasons for us to be wary. At the back half of the episode, we interview Mason, a Shanghai resident who recently got out of what he calls ”Covid Jail.” Mason and his girlfriend were forced to go to a Covid quarantine camp, and he tells us the full story. Shanghai may seem far off, but it is incredibly relevant. Mason mentions that what’s happening in Shanghai is the consequence of an overly compliant society. As we here in North America face things like the Disinformation Governance Board, we would be well served to keep that timely warning in mind. https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily…
1 hr 10 min
May 1, 2022
EPISODE 58: Shanghai Lockdown: First-Hand Account
This may be one of the most (if not THE most) important episodes we’ve ever done. We chat with Elizabeth Lui who has been living in China for 17 years, the bulk of which has been in Shanghai. She walks us through the reality of what is happening right now in Shanghai and her words tell of a haunting humanitarian crisis while ringing a shrill warning bell. This is not an episode to be missed... we cannot state that clearly enough. She takes us through every bit of the restrictions and the impact it has had on their lives. From splitting 1 egg between 2 people for food conservation to disguising herself in a hazmat suit to go outside. Again... this story NEEDS to be heard. Listen to this important message, share it to be part of the solution, and thank Elizabeth for her courage in speaking out! https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/elizabethcliu/
1 hr 1 min
Apr 24, 2022
EPISODE 57: More than a Soundbite: Elon, Disney, Fed Mask Mandate, Hunter Biden Laptop
This is a hodgepodge episode. A mixed bag. Collage. Assortment. A patchwork, if you will. Now that I’ve gone through many of the synonyms for hodgepodge, let me give you a run-down of what we talk about. We start off by talking about Elon Musk, his attempted takeover of twitter, the public response, transhumanism and the saviour complex people tend to develop when it comes to the elites of the world. Next up we talk about the self-governance of Disney, Ron DeSantis’ challenge of that, the ”perks” that large corporations have enjoyed, and the hypocrisy that we’ve seen as the whole Disney debacle has played out. We then shift gears to talking about the US federal mask mandate, representative governments gone wrong, commonly believed lies, the hunter Biden laptop and the Shanghai lockdowns: what’s with the media response to that?? And what can we learn from it? Finally... we wrap it up with HOPE. We leave you with the reminder that God is omnipotent, and the right knowled…
Apr 17, 2022
EPISODE 56: Eyes Up.
We’re talking about what matters most in this episode. Keep your eyes UP. Be on the lookout because the well-beaten path is not necessarily the best path, and deceit... and self-deceit are rampant in our current day. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Apr 10, 2022
EPISODE 55: The Vanderbilt Nurse Case
RaDonda Vaught, a Vanderbilt nurse, made a fatal med error. She has now lost her license and been charged with negligent homicide. But the story doesn’t end there. Kati Kleber of FreshRN.com and I discuss the timeline, the charges and answer the question: “could this happen to anyone?”. We also discuss very interesting “politics” of the case. Who is the DA and what is his affiliation to Vanderbilt... to RaDonda’s defense attorney? Why did the hospital initially list “natural causes” on the patient’s death certificate? This is much deeper than a conclusion of guilty or innocent. It’s a picture of inconsistency, corruption in healthcare, and has the potential to set precedent changing not only how nurses practice but overall willingness to take the risk of working at the bedside. www.theboomclapcommunity.com www.instagram.com/ritarogersco www.intstagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/kati_kleber https://www.freshrn.com/radonda-vaught-trial/ Nursing licen…
1 hr 26 min
Apr 3, 2022
EPISODE 54: Twilight Sleep
In this episode, we have a fascinating discussion with Lizzie Bolliger regarding Twilight Sleep. Twilight Sleep may be about ”birth,” but this episode is for EVERYONE as we touch on eugenics and the history behind ”why” we do things in the medical world. We hope this episode stirs thought about how evidence of past medical mistakes should make us vigilant of the mistakes that could be happening in the present. Also, while we look at the impure motives of medical decisions of the past, perhaps it will cause us to have our eyes wide open to the possible motives of the present as well. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! https://www.instagram.com/fiercelizzie/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://mh.bmj.com/content/45/1/67.long
Mar 27, 2022
EPISODE 53: Re-Visiting our Values... One Wild Year Later.
Today, we’re re-playing what the majority of you are calling you’re favourite episode of the first year of The Boom Clap Podcast. That episode just so happens to be the very first one released, all about VALUES. We love that you loved this one because it is the WHY behind why we started the podcast, it’s the foundation of our podcast... and if we’ve got our priorities straight, our values are what build the foundation of our lives. It’s interesting listening back to this episode a year after it was released. As you listen, consider the following: What has changed in your life since early 2021? Have your values changed? Have you become more aware of them? Are you living a life that reflects them? https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Mar 20, 2022
EPISODE 52: Beware of Normal. Beware of Forgetting.
Beware of normal. What even is ”normal?” Well, it seems that the past weeks have brought a reprieve from masking and mandates, and we’re getting a taste of what life was like pre-2020. We should be celebrating, right? Or, perhaps, now is not the time to grow complacent. Perhaps now is the time to look at ”normal” with a degree of skepticism and wisdom, and to instead intentionally pursue truth and faithful living. The media tends to whip us from one topic to the next, inducing whiplash and creating a culture of ”double-speak” and mass-forgetting. Together, let’s choose a different way. PS: speaking of ’together,’ don’t forget to check out The Boom Clap Community. We want to hear your voice! PPS: It’s The Boom Clap Podcast’s One Year Anniversary! YAY!!! https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/ https://thegracetogrow.com/the-church-in-laodicea-things-are-not-what-they-seem/ https://taibbi.substack.com/p/orwell-was-right?s=r https://www.instagram.com/cecily…
Mar 14, 2022
EPISODE 51: Univeral Basic Income... Problem Solver? Or Problem Creator?
First off... Make sure you listen to the end of the episode for a VERY exciting, special announcement! Hint... check the link at the bottom of the show notes... ;) Now, down to business: This episode is about universal basic income. We talk through Canadian Bill C-223, which has been through its first reading in Canadian parliament. We talk through its stated intentions, the implications... and the problems we see with it. We also go through the World Economic Forum’s thoughts on the topic- talking through the objectives of that organization is always interesting... https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/44-1/bill/C-223/first-reading https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/covid-19-universal-basic-income-social-inequality/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.theboomclapcommunity.com/
1 hr 10 min
Mar 6, 2022
EPISODE 50: Now the Stupidest of us Know...
OK, we admit, that’s a bit of a provocative title. But... those are words from the lips of C.S. Lewis, so I’m sure you can forgive us. In this episode, we dissect his essay, ”On Living in an Atomic Age,” and his sermon, ”Learning in War-Time.” Both of these writings are filled with so much wisdom that we can apply to our lives during this tumultuous time. The words of C.S. Lewis in these works reminds us that the days we’re living in aren’t as novel as we’d believe and that no matter the circumstance, our objective and purpose in living doesn’t change. But will we be faithful to the call? Or distracted? We hope you enjoy the nuggets of wisdom Lewis presents as much as we did! https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://bradleyggreen.com/attachments/Lewis.Learning%20in%20War-Time.pdf https://www.swordofthespirit.net/bulwark/april2020p7.htm HTTP://www.eventshistory.com/date/1939/
1 hr 2 min
Feb 27, 2022
EPISODE 49: When it Hits Close to Home...
Today we’re talking with Rita’s cousin-in-law, Lauren. Lauren recently lost her dad due to complications from Covid. We listen in and ask questions as she bravely shares their family’s experience and the challenges they faced getting the care her dad required. Rita acted as an advocate for the family and explains what that was like as well. Thank you, Lauren, for sharing. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Feb 20, 2022
EPISODE 48: Freedom Convoy, Hospital stats and Good Questions
Today we’re discussing a buffet of topics, rapid-fire style. We’re starting with the Freedom Convoy, moving onto hospital stats and then just asking some questions that should seriously be asked. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/
Feb 14, 2022
EPISODE 47: Do Justice. Correct Oppression.
A frequent conversation in our circles over the past while has been regarding what our role is in the pursuit of justice. Justice, in simple terms, is putting things right. Clearly, as humans, we will never get it all right. But while we wait for the perfect justice that IS coming from our Lord, we can and should do our best to actively move against injustice that we see inflicted upon our fellow image-bearers. We discuss the role of Christians throughout history in the fight against injustice, and while times and situations change, God never does. His call to us is the same today as always: learn to do good; seek justice; correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless; plead the widow’s cause; love kindness, walk humbly with your God.
Feb 6, 2022
EPISODE 46: The Business of Awareness
We live in a world that’s all about awareness. It seems we’re told that if only we could learn more about the plight of every person, disease, race, orientation, or catastrophe, the world would be a better place. But does knowledge alone fix anything? The goal for awareness should be to move people towards true action. But what does action beyond awareness look like? We also caution that when awareness is done really wrong, it simply leads to harm and division. This conversation is, ironically, about raising ”awareness” about the possible pitfalls of awareness done wrong. Our hope is to also lay some groundwork for going beyond just ”awareness” to true action about the things you are passionate about. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://ssir.org/articles/entry/stop_raising_awareness_already
Jan 30, 2022
EPISODE 45: The Voices of Those Who Stood When Mandates Sought to Make Them Kneel
Today we talk with 3 different people, who have 3 different stories of how their lives were affected by mandates in health care. Each story is unique as each person had a different outcome, however, the ”Why” behind their decision to stand is the same. The consequences of mandates have been covered before, however, this is such an important issue to continue to shine a light on. We hope that these stories of faith and courage are an encouragement to you. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/nurses4informedconsent/ (LAUREN) https://www.instagram.com/garenteed/ (GAREN) https://www.instagram.com/ajhurley/ (AJ)
1 hr 41 min
Jan 23, 2022
EPISODE 44: Awareness, Assessment, Application, Action.
This is the first episode that Rita and Cecily sat down to record together in 2022. Because of that, we talk about why we started the podcast, and what our goals for the podcast are this year. Our goals have nothing to do with metrics, and everything to do with values, faithfulness, our approach to life and our prayer for our listeners. + Psalm 25 + James 1 + Psalm 1 https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/
Jan 16, 2022
EPISODE 43: Tommy John
This Interview with Tommy John is a must-listen. There is so much to learn from his anything-but-mainstream way of thinking about the miraculous nature of the body and healing. Tommy gives us the details on burning his degrees, insight into what he means by “you heal you”, a run through the “8 essentials” and just some really good thought provoking conversation. https://www.drtommyjohn.com www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey www.instagram.com/ritarogersco
1 hr 17 min
Jan 9, 2022
EPISODE 42: Early Treatment: Prepared, Proactive
A discussion of how my (Rita’s) family handled COVID. I run down what we did, but most importantly the thought process behind it. So many people want to know what they can do at home at onset of symptoms and the healthcare system is not obliging. This episode is not medical advice. It is simply information, a story of personal decisions we made in our care, what we did and why. Each individual is responsible for the decisions they make and care they do or do not seek out. Plan ahead, be prepared. https://ritarogersco.com/2022/01/10/early-treatment-prepared-proactive/ https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FLCCC-Alliance-I-MASKplus-Protocol-ENGLISH.pdf https://covid19criticalcare.com/ivermectin-in-covid-19/covid-19-care-providers/ https://covid19criticalcare.com https://vladimirzelenkomd.com/treatment-protocol/ (Monoclonal distribution list) https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/therapeutics-distribution (Sulfur article) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/a…
Dec 19, 2021
EPISODE 41: The Greatest Story
Today we‘re saying goodbye to 2021 with a simple episode. The foundation of our podcast is values and truth. Our values come from the truth, which comes from Jesus Christ. We go through the Christmas story and the gospel today. We marvel at the truth of what Christ has done for us, and the hope that He offers. No matter how dark the world may be, the light of Christ has already won. Thanks for being with us this year. We can‘t wait to come back in 2022!
Dec 12, 2021
EPISODE 40: The Reality of a Broken System
In today‘s episode, we talk about the realities of what a broken healthcare system looks like, and the effect it has on the people that rely on it. We compare and contrast the experiences in the US and Canada, and discuss the spectrum of care, from home and community care to the ICU. We also touch on the fragility of humans, and how much of that can be traced back to the broken education system. We talk about the rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicide and the need for a better way. We wrap it up by talking about our role within our government systems, elections, and Yellowstone. Yes, the show Yellowstone.
Dec 5, 2021
EPISODE 39: Watch Out for the Dogs
Do you ever have it where you and a friend start talking about one thing, and then before you know it you‘re talking about a whole bunch of things? That‘s what happened on today‘s recording. We went in with a clear mission and it evolved as the episode progressed. Today we discussed responsibility - namely the fact that what happens in our lives is ultimately our responsibility. Raising our kids is our responsibility as parents. Protecting them is our responsibility. Shaping them, training them, loving them... it‘s on us. We live in a time where more and more power is being given to institutions, governments and the ”experts” within those. In this episode, we‘re peeling it back to the roots. Our lives and our children are OUR responsibility. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/thekaylahenry/ Philippians 3:2-3 Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Nov 28, 2021
EPISODE 38: Q&A... and O.
You asked... we answered! This Q&A episode is really a Q, A and O episode... Questions, answers and opinions. This episode was a lot of fun to record. We got a look into the things that you‘re interested in hearing and had some laughs and meaningful moments as we talked through our answers. We covered everything from covid, family, faith, and health, as well as how we came to be friends and what our relationship is like. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording this one!
Nov 21, 2021
EPISODE 37: Surviving the Internet
In today‘s episode, we talk about human behaviour on the internet (and in real life, too). We play a clip of a man responding to the brutal remarks her received on the internet and listen as he describes the dark pit it has sent him to. We discuss how the people of the world feel compelled to ”pick a team” and to associate their whole identity with the labels that the team proudly wears, while simultaneously disregarding and discarding those who wear a different label or may appear to be on a ”different team.” The toxicity of the past couple of years has turned people against each other and has moved us away from what love really is. The goal for this episode is to prepare us all with the tools and knowledge we need to engage well, communicate with kindness, and form resilience as we strive not to pick a team, but to lead with love. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/slowdownfarmstead/ https://www…
Nov 19, 2021
EPISODE 36: Chaos and Control
We weren‘t planning this, but we ended up with a bonus episode this week! Today, we‘re discussing the chaos that has come from the flooding in Cecily‘s home province of BC and the control that the CDC, FDA and NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) are trying to exert on nurses and the scientific process in general. Chaos and control. And the human response. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/panicked-shoppers-clear-out-grocery-stores-flood-hit-british-columbia-2021-11-18/ https://www.dairyherd.com/news/education/canadian-dairy-farmers-hit-hard-devastating-atmospheric-river-floods
Nov 14, 2021
EPISODE 35: The Peace of Preparedness
Today, we are interviewing Amber Elle. Amber is a homeschooling mom of 3 kids, the ultimate mama-bear and the Director of Family Preparedness and Women‘s Development for Fieldcraft. Amber talks us through living, parenting and preparing... not from a place of fear, but from a place ofpeace and capability. We talk practicalities, mindset, the sanctity of life and how to protect it. We are confident that you will come away from this episode feeling inspired, empowered... and capable. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/ms.amber.elle/ https://www.instagram.com/fieldcraftsurvival/ https://www.wetheprepared.com/
Nov 7, 2021
EPISODE 34: First Things First
In today‘s episode, we‘re putting first things first. The world keeps on spinning, different things are competing for our attention, the life we always knew is changing, and we experience loss. But through it all, we can choose to order things rightly, or go with the flow. We also talk about the goals we have for our own lives in hopes of encouraging you to think of the goals you have for your life. We‘re in a moment in time where many of us are being forced to shift gears and re-imagine. What do you want your life to stand for? What do you want your life to look like? https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/
Oct 31, 2021
EPISODE 33: What Are We Doing?
When we quiet all the talking points, sound bites, and repetitive phrases, when we look at what is actually happening around us, just the facts, it begs the question: WHAT ARE WE DOING? When we break down the reality of recent and even long term data, is it rational to be making every waking decision based on this one “thing”? I walk through the numbers, covering some all encompassing stats spanning the entirety of the pandemic and the more recent staff stats from my hospital. How many staff members are actually out from work due to testing positive? What percentage of those staff members are fully vaccinated? I then run down the full sequence of events. Regardless of what they call it, I did not resign, I was fired from my job where I was a cardiovascular ICU nurse for over 15 years. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.c-uphd.org/champaign-urbana-illinois-coronavirus-information.html https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/22/hea…
Oct 24, 2021
EPISODE 32: Finding Peace in Troubled Times
In today‘s episode, we‘re taking a step back from current events to focus on the constants and the unchangeables. It‘s easy to get caught up in the happenings of the world and to be left feeling anxious and out of control. But there are things in life that are constant and unchanged. We talk about focusing on those things, and the impact they can have on how we deal with the challenges of every day. We hope this episode is a breath of fresh air for you! https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/
Oct 17, 2021
EPISODE 31: The Mandate Effect
In today‘s episode, we discuss the mandate effect and how, like the butterfly effect, it will have an impact on EVERYONE. We talk about southwest airlines, healthcare mandates and the transmission lie. The question is... can the butterfly effect be interrupted? And how can we be part of that interruption? https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/us/unvaccinated-missouri-hospital-covid-19/index.html https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/08/06/cdc_director_vaccines_no_longer_prevent_you_from_spreading_covid.html# https://apple.news/AeyfF6N_wTNirgtpBdCt7XQ https://www.google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctvnews.ca/local/montreal/2021/10/13/1_5621081.html https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4037
Oct 10, 2021
EPISODE 30: The Anatomy of a Fact
In this episode, we examine the ”fact-checkers.” They claim to be non-partisan... is this true? And who funds them? We also talk about how words are often manipulated to turn a truth into a lie. Why did we decide to talk about fact-checkers? Because truth matters. We live in a world that tries to lead with lies, but freedom is not found in lies, it is found in truth. Truth has no agenda. Lies always do. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fact-checking https://www.politifact.com/article/2017/dec/15/we-started-fact-checking-partnership-facebook-year/ https://www.poynter.org/ifcn/ https://www.poynter.org/ifcn/grants-ifcn/ https://www.poynter.org/major-funders/#1632843888743-52666069-9ec9 https://www.politifact.com/ https://www.politifact.com/who-pays-for-politifact/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynter_Institute https://mediamattersamerica.com/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Matters_for_America https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/coronavirus-disease-2019…
Oct 3, 2021
EPISODE 29: Socially Acceptable Corruption? An Interview With Alec Zeck
In this episode, Rita and Cecily interview Alec Zeck, of Health Freedom For Humanity. We focus in on the corruption and ”in-breeding” within the CDC, FDA, government, media and investors. We talk criminal activity, gas-lighting, hypocrisy and the white-washed veneer of these agencies when they‘re presented to the public. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://t.me/TheWayFwrd Check out some of the links below: https://healthfreedomforhumanity.org/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/e36-why-im-not-getting-the-thing/id1532600628?i=1000533983050 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jep.12147 https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fda-leadership-1907-today/commissioners https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33652582/ https://medslawsuit.com/frauds/what-is-a-pharmaceutical-kickback https://thebl.tv/world-news/12-of-the-13-most-vaccinated-countries-in-the-world-are-considered-risky-for-travel-by-cdc.html https://www.timesofi…
1 hr 3 min
Sep 26, 2021
EPISODE 28: A Testimony, a Parable, and a Call to Stay Awake (and no, I don‘t mean woke).
In this episode, you‘ll hear Cecily‘s testimony of what God has done in her life. We‘ll talk about what a responsibility, blessing and privilege it is to be entrusted with kingdom work by God here on earth, and we‘ll talk about why it‘s so important to stay awake at the spiritual wheel. We‘ll also find out why Cecily liked hanging out by the garbage bin as a child. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/
Sep 19, 2021
EPISODE 27: 87 Years Worth of Wisdom...
In today‘s episode, Cecily interviews her Grandma, who really isn‘t even sure what a podcast is. The conversation really gets rolling once Grandma gets used to the microphone. The Boom Clap Podcast is about values, and many of our recent episodes have focused hard on controversial current events and how our values shape how we think about them and function in culture. Today, we‘re slowing it down and looking to the past to glean wisdom for the future. We talk about: + Pioneer life in the early 1900‘s + Marriage and Parenting + Losing a child + Living Through War + Advice for today‘s generation + Legacy + Tragedy and Joy + Trusting God + Living With Purpose https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/
Sep 12, 2021
EPISODE 26: Live Not By Lies
In this episode, the essay Live Not By Lies by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is read and discussed. Rita and Cecily have both become fascinated by the life and writings of this man, and they applied many current events to his thoughts. Much can be learned from history and those who have been through things that we have not. This is amongst our most passionate of episodes as we commit to live not by lies, but fully in truth. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://honestyculture.com/alexander-solzhenitsyn-live-not-by-lies/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samizdat
Sep 5, 2021
EPISODE 25: Orwell vs. Huxley: Which Dystopia Will It Be?
Orwell feared a world of external oppression, and Huxley a world of internal oppression. Orwell feared the things we hate would rule us, Huxley feared it would be the things we love. In this episode, we dissect the 2 different visions of a dystopic future. We chat about the influences of each that we see in our current culture, & consider whether a utopia could ever be achieved using either of these methods. What does it really take to hold people captive? Fear? Or ever-growing passivity? https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.huxley.net/utopian-dystopian.pdf https://www.openculture.com/2018/08/aldous-huxley-george-orwell-hellish-vision-future-better-1949.html https://highexistence.com/amusing-ourselves-to-death-huxley-vs-orwell/ https://www.learning-mind.com/mental-slavery-orwell-huxley/ http://www.andrewcusack.com/2021/huxley-orwell/
Aug 29, 2021
EPISODE 24: Calculated Division
Is the division we're feeling natural? Or is it instigated and fanned into an ever-growing flame by the media and the elites? Piggy-backing off last week's episode, Elites & Innocents, we peel back the layers of the metastasizing division that is plaguing our communities, our nations, and our world. We talk about how the media holds our attention with sensational and focused reporting, how groups of people are pitted against each other, and how embracing segregation fuels increased division. We also focus on practical applications for the Christian navigating these tricky times as we do our best to lead with love and seek unity in the body of Christ, which comes from knowledge of the Son of God. https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://nypost.com/2019/06/25/its-our-elites-who-are-driving-americas-divisions/
Aug 22, 2021
EPISODE 23: The Elites & The Innocents
Is there a group of people trying to make society in its own image? And is there a group of people who are swayed by the positive-sounding (yet deceptive) message of the first group? In this episode, we talk about the elites that enjoy power and wealth, the systems that help keep them in that position and the innocent, well-meaning people who play into their agenda. We also talk about the cost & realities of poverty and examine how "philanthropy" is often used as a smoke-screen for gaining more wealth and power. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://truthunmuted.org/bill-gates-and-neo-feudalism-a-closer-look-at-farmer-bill/ https://inequality.org/great-divide/americas-billionaires-borrowing-their-way-to-ever-more-fabulous-fortunes/https://nonprofitquarterly.org/chan-zuckerberg-llc-are-no-tax-breaks-plus-no-accountability-good-for-the-public/ https://chanzuckerberg.com/ https://inequality.org/great-divide/chuck-collins-in-the-na…
Aug 15, 2021
EPISODE 22: Mandates are Rolling Out...
We're going a little rogue today, and deviating from the content we had planned. Mandates are rolling out and we couldn't ignore that. It's having an effect on many... including Cecily and Rita. Rita, in particular, is grappling with the requirements at her own hospital, while Cecily and the rest of Canada come to terms with new requirements for federal employees, air and train travellers, and more. Are you for vaccine mandates? Or not? We talk through some of that today. Join us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ N95 Masks and the CDC: https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2020/06/10/ppe-burden/ OSHA & Covid-19: https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-healthcare-ers-reg-text.pdf
Aug 8, 2021
EPISODE 21: Stakeholder Capitalism & a Rant on Illogical Mandates
Today we're looking into the topic of stakeholder capitalism: What it means, who's advocating for it, and what it really is, beneath the title. Can we really create a utopia using political measures? https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/klaus-schwab-on-what-is-stakeholder-capitalism-history-relevance/ https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda https://www.blackrock.com/us/individual/2021-larry-fink-ceo-letter https://www.weforum.org/stakeholdercapitalism https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Stakeholder+Capitalism%3A+A+Global+Economy+that+Works+for+Progress%2C+People+and+Planet-p-9781119756132 https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-wef-idUSKBN2AP2T0
Aug 1, 2021
EPISODE 20: Bio-Digital Convergence
In today's episode, we ask the question 'What Does it Mean to be Human?' We discuss the topic bio-digital convergence, and its impact on humans, nature, the way we live our lives, and how it reconciles with a Christian worldview. This is a topic we've been thinking a lot about, and we can't wait to hear what you think about it! instagram.com/ritarogersco instagram.com/cecily.dickey https://www.draper.com/ https://www.draper.com/news-releases/equipping-insects-special-service https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5984274/ https://horizons.gc.ca/en/2020/02/11/exploring-biodigital-convergence/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=501d7c721735 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53956683 https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/what-to-know-about-neuralink-elon-musk-s-brain-computer-interface-project/ar-BB18k8XW https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/ai-next-campaig…
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Jul 18, 2021
EPISODE 19: Mandates and Declinations
Rita is flying solo on this episode as she talks about mandates and declinations. This is not just for nurses (so don't skip this!), and that short description only scratches the surface of what she brings in this episode. https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/waht-you-should-know-workplace-religious-accomodation https://www.icandecide.org https://www.instagram.com/p/CGYZLsAJyRa/?utm_medium=copy_link https://aclj.org/
Jul 4, 2021
EPISODE 18: Can Anyone Force You to do Anything?
In this episode, Rita and Cecily talk about what force really is, and the difference between freedom, liberty and Christian freedom. Rita's pretty fired up, and we're joined by a frog who just really wanted his voice heard. https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://ammo.com/articles/freedom-liberty-difference-understanding-negative-vs-positive-rights
Jun 27, 2021
EPISODE 17: Minds That Change - Part 2
In part 2 of our "Minds That Change" series, we're talking to Mimi the Mushroom Queen, who shares about her trustworthy nature, and learning to question people and institutions. We also play a voice recording from an incredible woman who has taken her health into her own hands, and decided to control the controllables. We're so excited for you to hear this episode, and we hope that it will be helpful! https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/mimi_themedicin/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-medicin/id1494522894
Jun 20, 2021
EPISODE 16: Minds That Change. Part 1.
We've never encountered a more polarized time (in our lifetime). This can lead to deep division, or it can lead to growth. Over the next 2 weeks, we're hearing from 4 women who have chosen growth rather than division. Today, we're pleased to introduce Heather and Rachelle. Heather found herself motivated by the events of this year to start homeschooling. Rachelle found herself going from finding offense to finding understanding. Both of these women shared so well! https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/rachelleugalde/ https://www.instagram.com/brownandcodesigns/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-talk-with-rachelle/id1541527962
Jun 13, 2021
EPIDOSDE 15: Present-Focused vs. Future-Focused
We're talking about how people tend to either be present-focused or future-focused... but should we be? We discuss how the present and the future are linked, particularly from a Christian perspective.
Jun 6, 2021
EPISODE 14: Careless Words
In this episode, we talk about how careless words are frequently spoken. We breakdown a few popular words and phrases to make sure we're not blinded by the grain of truth, but seeing the WHOLE truth.
May 30, 2021
EPISODE 13: The Divided North American Heart.
We talk about the value of hardships... and how the lack of them may have the damaging effect of causing us to love our lives too much. We talk about how the past year has been difficult, but that difficulty shouldn't be wasted. We talk about the global church and how it's flourishing where they are facing the most hardships... as opposed to the shrinking American and Canadian church. There's also a lively debate over jumbo hot-dogs, smokies and bratwursts, and an epic parenting speech by Rita.
May 23, 2021
EPISODE 12: The Voices We Value
There's no denying that there are voices we value, and voices that we don't value. So, how can you be sure that you're valuing voices that are positive and truth-filled?
May 20, 2021
EPISODE 11 - Let's Pick Rita's Brain, Part 2
We couldn't get through everything we wanted to discuss in Monday's episode... so that means bonus episode! Today we talk about how Rita's family has to say goodbye to their loyal family dog, and then we dive into more on Covid, what the ICU is really like, early treatment, relabeled deaths, and where the heck this virus came from...
May 16, 2021
EPISODE 10: Let's Pick Rita's Brain...
It has been quite the year. Throughout the year, Rita (a cardiovascular ICU nurse) has been speaking up about what she has been seeing in the world of health care. We're treating this episode like an interview, and Cecily is throwing some questions at Rita. Enjoy! PS: Check out these blogs that Rita wrote throughout the pandemic: https://ritarogersco.com/2020/04/20/unintended-consequences-the-impact-coronavirus-is-having-on-healthcare/ https://ritarogersco.com/2021/03/11/pandemic-or-perfect-storm/ https://ritarogersco.com/2020/06/09/where-did-it-come-from-covid-fauci-and-questions/
May 9, 2021
EPISODE 9: Here's to the Nurses and the Moms!
In this episode, Rita and Cecily are giving a nod to both Nurse's Week and Mother's Day. We spend some time reflecting on our nursing careers. We talk about the things that have made us cry, the things that will always stick with us, the things that have shaped us, the things that keep us going, and the things that have made us move on. We also talk about being Mom's... the weight of it, the beauty of it... and some of the insecurities it brings out. We hope you enjoy this episode!
May 2, 2021
EPISODE 8: Living With Less for a Life of More with Diane Boden of The Minimalist Moms Podcast
Today we're interviewing Diane Boden of the top-rated Minimalist Moms Podcast. Diane is a wealth of knowledge and a breath of fresh air as she discusses how the principles of minimalism can assist you in living a life that is aligned with your values. Books recommended on the podcast: + Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport + How to Break Up With Your Phone - Catherine Price + The Tech-Wise Family - Andy Crouch + Sabbath - Wayne Mueller + Life at Home in the 21st Century - Jeanne E. Arnold You can find Diane on her website, and from there you can find out where else she hangs out on the web: https://www.minimalistmomspodcast.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/minimalist-moms-podcast/id1159498258 The Science of Minimalism: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/ep154-science-minimalism-evie-granville-sarah-davis/id1159498258?i=1000505059820 Interview with Joshua Becker: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep71-the-minimalist-home-with-joshua-becker/id1159498258?i=100042…
Apr 25, 2021
EPISODE 7: Getting It All Done?
The days feel short, and the to-do lists feel long. So... how can we get it all done? We also talk about where worth is found- and it’s not in your productivity!
Apr 18, 2021
EPISODE 6: Self-Censorship
Self Censorship. What it is, why it's become so prevalent, and what to do about it. PLUS... how we really feel about doing this podcast..
Apr 11, 2021
EPISODE 5: Maybe we could just agree to disagree?
In a world that loves to disagree, how can we learn to agree to disagree? We're talking about stuff going down in Rita's hospital, masks, freedom, and the breakdown of civil conversation. Book Cecily referenced: Winsome Conviction by Richard Langer & Tim Muehlhoff **Cecily referenced that she and her children were vaccinated. To clarify, she was not talking about all vaccines, and she was not talking about the Covid vaccine.**
Apr 9, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - Is Free Speech Totally Dead?
This is an impromptu episode that we recorded and released all in the same day in response to Rita being censored on Instagram. Is free speech dead? And what can we do about it? https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/environmental-social-and-governance-esg-criteria.asp https://ritarogersco.com/2021/02/02/not-everything-that-sounds-good-is-good-not-everyone-that-sounds-crazy-is-crazy/
Apr 4, 2021
EPISODE 4: Train Their Brains...
In this episode, we're talking education. Rita and Cecily have chosen different paths for educating their children, but the goal is the same. What are your goals for your child's education? The current model of education is actually fairly new, and while it's a great fit for many, it's not necessarily a great fit for all. What's best for your family? https://www.instagram.com/cecily.dickey/ https://www.instagram.com/ritarogersco/ https://www.americanboard.org/blog/11-facts-about-the-=history-of-education-in-america/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/john_dewey
Mar 28, 2021
EPISODE 3: Social Pressure
Peer pressure isn’t confined to high school hallways... it follows us into adulthood. But, we have to be aware enough to identify it. Today we're talking about how we can make sure social pressure doesn't cause us to compromise our values, or the way we live. https://practicalpie.com/asch-line-study/ https://youtu.be/iRh5qy09nNw https://youtu.be/mOUEC5YXV8U https://youtu.be/-7iN0V-GbM0
Mar 13, 2021
EPISODE 2: What are your values?
Do you understand what your values are? Are they reflected in your life? In this episode, we talk about how values have become vague and undefined in a world that would increasingly benefit from your personal values being clear and strong. We talk about what values really are, and how to make sure they're in their proper place.
Mar 13, 2021
EPISODE 1: Welcome to theBoom Clap Podcast!
Welcome to the Boom Clap Podcast with Rita and Cecily! This is a short 'intro' episode, letting you know what we're about. On the Boom Clap podcast, you'll be joining us for conversations between friends about life, values, faith, and what's going on in this world we call home. We're so happy to have you here!