Episode 376. Eric Skwarczynski- A Storyteller/Podcaster-Extraordinaire.
Eric is deeply passionate about raising awareness of mental, physical, & sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches & is currently producing a documentary on the subject.
His accompanying podcast, Preacher Boys, launched in Jan. 2020, quickly surpassed 200k downloads in just 9 months!
As Host & Creator of The Preacher Boys, he sits down with brave survivors who shed light on DECADES of physical, mental, & sexual abuse within the Independent, Fundamental Baptist movement, as well as a 2nd Podcast called Film School’d-that has featured directors, actors, writers, academy award-winning FX artists, & more film industry experts.
Since 2013, he has fulfilled various media production roles, including videographer, photographer, writer & graphic designer. His work has taken him to over 20 states & 13 different countries & has included a documentary film, an 8-episode mini-series, and several commercials.
Eric Skwarczynski is a versatile media professional passionate about storytelling, known primarily as the host of the “Preacher Boys” podcast. His career has encompassed various roles, including videographer, photographer, writer, and graphic designer, with his work taking him to over 20 states and 13 countries. Skwarczynski’s focus and mission with the “Preacher Boys” podcast, which he launched in January 2020, is to bring to light the significant issues of mental, physical, and sexual abuse within Independent Baptist Churches. His efforts in this area have led to the podcast achieving 3 million downloads and featured content on platforms like Peacock and CBC. He also runs an accompanying YouTube channel, nearing 2 million views, dedicated to this cause.
The “Preacher Boys” podcast is mainly known for exposing and thoughtfully engaging with the topic of abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement. It emphasizes the importance of addressing the undeniable problem of abuse in these churches and aims to create a dialog with survivors and experts. The podcast is not a satire, nor is it motivated by a personal vendetta; instead, it strives to objectively address the issues and deconstruct the religious sub-cultures that contribute to abuse. Skwarczynski’s work underscores that every survivor’s story is valuable and deserves to be told, irrespective of their background or current affiliations.
In addition to his work on the “Preacher Boys” podcast, Eric Skwarczynski has also launched a second YouTube channel titled “Film School’d, “which features interviews and discussions with film industry experts, including directors, actors, writers, and Academy Award-winning FX artists. This venture demonstrates his multifaceted interest and expertise in media and storytelling.
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