Soul Forge

The Soul Forge Podcast

The Soul Forge is a place of silent mystery, quiet contemplation, and outright mayhem!

Shawn Vanderloo guides you through the adventures of living, but mostly talks about stupid things he has done because of girls. Topics include life and love, sex and dating, joy and heartache, memories and loss, and so much more! Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as pretentious as it sounds.

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Flawed Perfection – Soul Forge Podcast 233

What is flawed perfection? No one is their ideal self. We all have things about us that we like, and things we can’t stand. This episode was the year end wrap up for 2019. Because I am not feeling like myself lately, it felt like the perfect opportunity for a

Too Much Bread, Not Enough Butter – Soul Forge Podcast 232

Better late than never, it’s an episode called Too Much Bread, Not Enough Butter. What is this episode about? It’s a bit about Christmas. It’s partly about mental health. There’s some pop culture thrown in for good measure. Am I taking a break from the podcast? What am I doing

Woke, but Exhausted – Soul Forge Podcast 231

Woke, but exhausted is an episode about a lot of things. Many different topics are touched on throughout the course of this show. The original intent was to do a deep dive into woke culture. Yet, as I was researching, I realized I do not have the skills to do

New Puppies & the Wheel of Time – Soul Forge Pod 230

New Puppies and the Wheel of Time is a long title for a really fun, yet random episode. We will be covering many different topics this week. You could say this is an update on what has been going on around the Soul Forge headquarters. As of this recording, we

Movember – Soul Forge Podcast 229

Movember is an annual event. Movember involves the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at By encouraging men (whom the charity refers


Crooked Teeth/Straight Path – Soul Forge Podcast 228

Crooked Teeth/Straight Path or how Facebook memories made me realize I am where I need to be. Crooked Teeth/Straight Path is an odd title. Yet I think it very neatly sums up my life and my journey. A longer title would say more, but brevity is sometimes good too! Before


SHTF: Survival Prepping – Soul Forge Podcast 227

What is SHTF? Do you know anything about the survival prepping community? Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea about any of this stuff. One random video on YouTube sent me down a rabbit hole of anxiety. SHTF: Survival Prepping is your guide to what I have

Quick Shots Round 2 – Soul Forge Pod 226

Quick shots round two is the second attempt at something. Originally I called them the tactical mini. They are short mini episodes that focus on one topic. But then we string them together into a completely random show. This gives you, as an audience member, a nice mix and variety.

Nothing to Fear – Soul Forge Podcast 225

Nothing to fear is freedom. Everyone feels fear from time to time. Various levels and intensities as we are all unique with a wide variety of experiences and tolerances. Someone’s nothing to fear is another person’s greatest fear. Nothing to Fear was originally going to be a spooky Hallowe’en episode.

Feast for the Mind – Soul Forge Pod 224

A feast for the mind in every episode of the Soul Forge Podcast! So many fun and different topics to cover in this week’s episode. Every show is a feast for the mind, but this time, I actually use that phrase. Find out why when you listen to this one!

The 5 Love Languages – Soul Forge Podcast 223

The 5 love languages are 5 different ways of expressing and receiving love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Not everyone communicates love in the same way, and likewise, people have different ways they prefer to receive love. The concept of love languages


Change Your Name, Change Your Life – Soul Forge 222

If you change your name, does that change your life? We are about to find out in the second half of the episode. First, we must talk about trees, and the Fall, and travel, and selling things to nerds. And then, change your name, change your life will be discussed,

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