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unfu*k nation

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unfu*k nation

the podcast

unfu*k nation

the podcast

If you’re ready to forge the life you want but need clarity to help cut through the bullshit; join Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop for the real, honest advice that’ll get straight to the heart of how you can unleash a whole new kind of living.

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If you’re ready to forge the life you want but need clarity to help cut through the bullshit; join Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop for the real, honest advice that’ll get straight to the heart of how you can unleash a whole new kind of living.

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If you’re ready to forge the life you want but need clarity to help cut through the bullshit; join Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop for the real, honest advice that’ll get straight to the heart of how you can unleash a whole new kind of living.

NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY

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recent episodes

The Show Up Show

EP: 058 | 24 MIN | AIRED: 10.26.2021

It’s kinda hard to be the person you know you could be when you’re up to your eyeballs in life, right? WRONG! It’s time to get your head out of the darkness and into the world of being alive and inspired!

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To Trust and be Trusted

EP: 057 | 34 MIN | AIRED: 10.19.2021

What do you do when your trust has been violated or been taken advantage of? How about regaining the trust of another? All this and MUCH, MUCH more in this Trust Show!

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Welcome to the Revolution

EP: 056 | 30 MIN | AIRED: 10.12.2021

Most of the stuff you would call change amounts to little more than moving the furniture of your life. So what does REAL change look like and, more importantly, who do you have to be to accomplish it?

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EP: 054 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.28.2021

It's become the fashionable thing to do these days. To analyze friends, your ex, your brother, your parents, your boss; and come up with your Google based diagnosis of who they all are and how you should handle them. Stop. Just fucking stop and here's why...

EP: 053 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.21.2021

Life change can be confusing. Where to start? What's my passion? Am I right? Am I wrong? In this week's episode we cut through the morass of everyday life to set you on the path to your future. Come on down!

EP: 052 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 09.14.2021

Of all the things in your life that need to be changed, there are two items you will have to deal with immediately and permanently if you are to be someone who can be powerful now and into the future. Bring a cushion.

EP: 051 | 40 MIN | AIRED: 09.07.2021

You have questions, I have answers! Every week we get a slew of questions coming in from the Nation. So, on this episode, we are devoting the entire show to answering some of your most pressing, most troubling of life issues. Let's do this!

EP: 054 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.28.2021

It's become the fashionable thing to do these days. To analyze friends, your ex, your brother, your parents, your boss; and come up with your Google based diagnosis of who they all are and how you should handle them. Stop. Just fucking stop and here's why...

EP: 053 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.21.2021

Life change can be confusing. Where to start? What's my passion? Am I right? Am I wrong? In this week's episode we cut through the morass of everyday life to set you on the path to your future. Come on down!

EP: 052 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 09.14.2021

Of all the things in your life that need to be changed, there are two items you will have to deal with immediately and permanently if you are to be someone who can be powerful now and into the future. Bring a cushion.

EP: 051 | 40 MIN | AIRED: 09.07.2021

You have questions, I have answers! Every week we get a slew of questions coming in from the Nation. So, on this episode, we are devoting the entire show to answering some of your most pressing, most troubling of life issues. Let's do this!

Candor or Complaint?

EP: 022 | 34 MIN | AIRED: 02.16.2021

Can you tell the difference between speaking your mind and being authentic? In this episode, we’re unmasking the persona of “the straight shooter,” to show how candor is often just complaining in disguise. But that’s not all! We have an absolute doozy of a question from the Nation that will reveal the unseen damage of ‘advice’.

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Why You Are the Way You Are

EP: 021 | 26 MIN | AIRED: 02.09.2021

When you tell others, “I’m just being myself,” are you really being your authentic self? Or is it perhaps another age old excuse that’s hiding in plain sight? Unfortunately, sayings like these have become so culturally camouflaged and commonplace that they’ve distorted ontological perspectives as time has gone on. It’s high time you cut this shit out – so on this episode, Gary’s confronting the “you” that you say you are.

Read More »

Where Do I Start?

EP: 020 | 35 MIN | AIRED: 02.02.2021

Most of us say we want to change but find ourselves stopped at the doorway to the future, hampered by the demands of the life we currently have or weighed down by the one we used to have. Let’s cut to the chase of what you need to get clear about and step into what’s next for you and your life. On this week’s episode of the nation, Gary’s addressing the burning question on many peoples lips, “I know I need to change my life, but how?”

Read More »

The War on Words : Doing My Best

EP: 019 | 06 MIN | AIRED: 01.26.2020

In this edition of the War on Words, Gary’s set his sights on the self limiting belief, “I’m doing my best.” As it turns out, this seemingly harmless phrase is holding you back from reaching new heights, but what’s worse is that it’s giving you an excuse for why you’re not executing against your goals right now. So, throw “doing my best” in the bin and find out what Gary recommends taking on in its place.

Read More »

Let’s Get After It

EP: 018 | 37 MIN | AIRED: 01.13.2021

Whether you’re experiencing growing pains or you’re stuck at a plateau, don’t you think it’s high time you break through your self imposed barriers? There are always moments when we feel the urge to make a change for ourselves, but it’s incredibly common to tip toe around change-making actions. So, Gary’s back on the mic to help you get real with yourself about what it takes to move the needle and – as usual – to answer some questions from the Nation!

Read More »

There is No “Hope”

EP: 017 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 01.05.2021

Don’t be fooled, Gary’s not going through an existential crisis. Quite to the contrary – he’s carving up the annual tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions to give you the keys to real, significant life change. That’s right, we’re unfu*king 2021!

Read More »

Winning at Life Without Losing Yourself

EP: 016 | 33 MIN | AIRED: 12.29.2020

All too often, we get so caught up trying to develop ourselves that we stop paying attention to those people and priorities in our lives that matter. But is there a better way? Is there some balance we can find, or would that require making some deal with the devil? CUT IT OUT!

Read More »

The War on Words : I Don’t Know & It Is What It Is

EP: 015 | 09 MIN | AIRED: 12.15.2020

If you want to change your life, change your talk! For the final War on Words of 2020, Gary’s on the warpath to show the nation that there’s no place for intellectually lazy language like “I Don’t Know” and “It Is What It Is.” So if you’re ready to break out of your language traps and live a more inspired life, lace up your combat boots, because it’s time for the war!

Read More »

You Can’t Divorce Your Kids

EP: 014 | 38 MIN | AIRED: 12.08.2020

Gary’s been on a roll through these last few episodes! You’ve heard his insights on authenticity, relationships, and family – but this one goes out to all the parents, the wanna-be parents, the soon-to-be parents, and even the helicopter parents.

Read More »

Winning Them Back

EP: 013 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 12.02.2020

It’s no secret – even the most long-lived romantic relationships face their fair share of obstacles. But when your love is tested, you need to be open to the idea that it might not be the relationship that needs to get unfu*ked… It might just be you! So turn up the volume, because GJB is back on the warpath to bring you for another riveting episode of Unfu*k Nation.

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Family Failings

EP: 012 | 34 MIN | AIRED: 11.18.2020

Family is always the centerpiece of the Holiday Season. So, while the global pandemic is likely forcing you to scale back the size of your cornucopia this Thanksgiving, the question remains: what sort of drama will your family be bringing to this year’s festivities? Well, before you get carried away with your carving knife, Gary’s here with a fresh batch of insights to help you handle your Family Failings as we head into the Holidays.

Read More »

War on Words: Getting There & Work in Progress

EP: 011 | 10 MIN | AIRED: 11.10.2020

Gary’s back to show you how you’re getting trapped in your own language with another installment of The War on Words. This time, Gary’s taking up arms against the phrases “Getting There” and “Work in Progress,” to show you that you need to really connect with your present instead of buying yourself off with some promise of “the future you.” So light your torch and grab your pitchfork, it’s time for War!

Read More »

EP: 054 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.28.2021

It's become the fashionable thing to do these days. To analyze friends, your ex, your brother, your parents, your boss; and come up with your Google based diagnosis of who they all are and how you should handle them. Stop. Just fucking stop and here's why...

EP: 053 | 29 MIN | AIRED: 09.21.2021

Life change can be confusing. Where to start? What's my passion? Am I right? Am I wrong? In this week's episode we cut through the morass of everyday life to set you on the path to your future. Come on down!

EP: 052 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 09.14.2021

Of all the things in your life that need to be changed, there are two items you will have to deal with immediately and permanently if you are to be someone who can be powerful now and into the future. Bring a cushion.

EP: 051 | 40 MIN | AIRED: 09.07.2021

You have questions, I have answers! Every week we get a slew of questions coming in from the Nation. So, on this episode, we are devoting the entire show to answering some of your most pressing, most troubling of life issues. Let's do this!

Candor or Complaint?

EP: 022 | 34 MIN | AIRED: 02.16.2021

Can you tell the difference between speaking your mind and being authentic? In this episode, we’re unmasking the persona of “the straight shooter,” to show how candor is often just complaining in disguise. But that’s not all! We have an absolute doozy of a question from the Nation that will reveal the unseen damage of ‘advice’.

Read More »

Why You Are the Way You Are

EP: 021 | 26 MIN | AIRED: 02.09.2021

When you tell others, “I’m just being myself,” are you really being your authentic self? Or is it perhaps another age old excuse that’s hiding in plain sight? Unfortunately, sayings like these have become so culturally camouflaged and commonplace that they’ve distorted ontological perspectives as time has gone on. It’s high time you cut this shit out – so on this episode, Gary’s confronting the “you” that you say you are.

Read More »

Where Do I Start?

EP: 020 | 35 MIN | AIRED: 02.02.2021

Most of us say we want to change but find ourselves stopped at the doorway to the future, hampered by the demands of the life we currently have or weighed down by the one we used to have. Let’s cut to the chase of what you need to get clear about and step into what’s next for you and your life. On this week’s episode of the nation, Gary’s addressing the burning question on many peoples lips, “I know I need to change my life, but how?”

Read More »

The War on Words : Doing My Best

EP: 019 | 06 MIN | AIRED: 01.26.2020

In this edition of the War on Words, Gary’s set his sights on the self limiting belief, “I’m doing my best.” As it turns out, this seemingly harmless phrase is holding you back from reaching new heights, but what’s worse is that it’s giving you an excuse for why you’re not executing against your goals right now. So, throw “doing my best” in the bin and find out what Gary recommends taking on in its place.

Read More »

Let’s Get After It

EP: 018 | 37 MIN | AIRED: 01.13.2021

Whether you’re experiencing growing pains or you’re stuck at a plateau, don’t you think it’s high time you break through your self imposed barriers? There are always moments when we feel the urge to make a change for ourselves, but it’s incredibly common to tip toe around change-making actions. So, Gary’s back on the mic to help you get real with yourself about what it takes to move the needle and – as usual – to answer some questions from the Nation!

Read More »

There is No “Hope”

EP: 017 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 01.05.2021

Don’t be fooled, Gary’s not going through an existential crisis. Quite to the contrary – he’s carving up the annual tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions to give you the keys to real, significant life change. That’s right, we’re unfu*king 2021!

Read More »

Winning at Life Without Losing Yourself

EP: 016 | 33 MIN | AIRED: 12.29.2020

All too often, we get so caught up trying to develop ourselves that we stop paying attention to those people and priorities in our lives that matter. But is there a better way? Is there some balance we can find, or would that require making some deal with the devil? CUT IT OUT!

Read More »

The War on Words : I Don’t Know & It Is What It Is

EP: 015 | 09 MIN | AIRED: 12.15.2020

If you want to change your life, change your talk! For the final War on Words of 2020, Gary’s on the warpath to show the nation that there’s no place for intellectually lazy language like “I Don’t Know” and “It Is What It Is.” So if you’re ready to break out of your language traps and live a more inspired life, lace up your combat boots, because it’s time for the war!

Read More »

You Can’t Divorce Your Kids

EP: 014 | 38 MIN | AIRED: 12.08.2020

Gary’s been on a roll through these last few episodes! You’ve heard his insights on authenticity, relationships, and family – but this one goes out to all the parents, the wanna-be parents, the soon-to-be parents, and even the helicopter parents.

Read More »

Winning Them Back

EP: 013 | 36 MIN | AIRED: 12.02.2020

It’s no secret – even the most long-lived romantic relationships face their fair share of obstacles. But when your love is tested, you need to be open to the idea that it might not be the relationship that needs to get unfu*ked… It might just be you! So turn up the volume, because GJB is back on the warpath to bring you for another riveting episode of Unfu*k Nation.

Read More »

Family Failings

EP: 012 | 34 MIN | AIRED: 11.18.2020

Family is always the centerpiece of the Holiday Season. So, while the global pandemic is likely forcing you to scale back the size of your cornucopia this Thanksgiving, the question remains: what sort of drama will your family be bringing to this year’s festivities? Well, before you get carried away with your carving knife, Gary’s here with a fresh batch of insights to help you handle your Family Failings as we head into the Holidays.

Read More »

War on Words: Getting There & Work in Progress

EP: 011 | 10 MIN | AIRED: 11.10.2020

Gary’s back to show you how you’re getting trapped in your own language with another installment of The War on Words. This time, Gary’s taking up arms against the phrases “Getting There” and “Work in Progress,” to show you that you need to really connect with your present instead of buying yourself off with some promise of “the future you.” So light your torch and grab your pitchfork, it’s time for War!

Read More »

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