William - From Syria to Public Pianos in Montreal

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William

While visiting Mont Royal in Montreal, Canada, I stumbled upon a truly masterful pianist. But the story didn't stop at the masterful piano playing; William was born in Syria and has a fun and interesting story to tell regarding how he ended up in the Western World. 

Sarrah Rose - Sexual healer working to free people all over the world.

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Sarrah Rose

Sex is a fundamental aspect of the human social condition and human biology (obviously we wouldn't be here without it). Why is it still so...misunderstood, sometimes abused, feared, or associated with darkness?

Sarrah Rose works full time with those who need help with healing in the area of all things sexual. We discuss taboos, where they originate, what sexual repression can lead to, and much more. 

 

Check her site out at http://tantricactivation.com

For a special gift, go to http://join.tantricactivation.com/pop

 

 

DC Discussions - 77-Year-Old Taxi Drivers, Protestors, and Museum-Goers

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DC Talks

In The Shoes Of is back in business! Planned interviews will still be done, but like this episode, many in the future will be raw on the fly footage from random meetings with interesting people around the world. 

In this episode, we meet a 77-year-old taxi driver who has some wisdom regarding health and longevity, representatives from the longest protest in U.S. history, and from a mother and daughter who had just experienced the Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Stay tuned for a new episode every Monday. 

Christopher Moore - Author of 16 Hilarious Bestsellers

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Christopher Moore

Welcome to the world of Christopher Moore, author of 16 bestsellers. Chris has a superpower, which is being able to write stories that somehow take you completely out of your own life and world, and into one that is poignantly hilarious, emotionally vivid, authentic, and outrageous in the best sense of the word. In a world where screen celebrities are, well, celebrated, take some time to read some of his books and become a fan of someone who can introduce new worlds in your imagination.

Learn more about Chris Moore on his site
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Erica Blocker - A Mom Helping Other Moms Achieve Their Dreams

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Erica Blocker

Erica Blocker is a mother, side business strategist, founder of Moms With Dreams University, and fellow podcaster. In this episode, we talk about the Black Panther movement, Black culture, being a mom and all that entails, and living a life of purpose and pursuing dreams especially because you're a parent.

This conversation sparked some parallel thoughts from the incredible "Seeing White" series from Scene on Radio, which I believe should be listened to with an open mind by everyone on the globe, though especially Americans. Check it out below. 

Check out the Scene on Radio "Seeing White" Series

Check out the book Erica mentioned in the interview.

Dreamers - Juan Escalante is Fighting for Other Dreamers Like Himself

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Juan Escalante

Juan Escalante came to the United States when he was 11. When he found out later that he was undocumented and how much it would cost him and his family just to live, he decided to fight for change. Then DACA was introduced, and it seemed like a dream come true. Now that dream is being meddled with and shattered for almost 1 million people and will affect millions more. Curious about DACA and Dreamers? Listen to what Mr. Escalante has to say on the subject. 

Want to learn more about Juan and what he's been up to?

Tina Russek - Working at the Los Angeles Mission

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Tina Russek

In this episode, I spoke with Tina Russek, the gifts-in-kind manager at the L.A. Mission in, you guessed it, Los Angeles, CA. Tina has a background in radio, hotel catering, and sales. That is what she used to do...until she was called to work in an area of Los Angeles called Skid Row.

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We have a video of the mission! Tina gave Gregg (the cameraman) and me a great tour. However, it still needs to be produced. When it is, we’ll update the site. 

Zak Flying Around - The Modern Day Stone Mover

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Zak Flying Around

Stone Movers. Ancient prayer traditions. Wandering at the age of 3 on the California coast. Zak Flying Around embodies curiosity and humility and has some great stories about his life as a stone mover. 

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When did the species Homo-Habilis roam the earth? Check it out. 

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We have a video of the conversation with Zak Flying Around! However, it still needs to be produced. When it is, we’ll update the site. 

Email Zak at zakflyingaround@yahoo.com

Amy Teets - Costumer turned UX Designer

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Amy Teets

Born in Okeana, OH, after college Amy got a job as a costumer in New York. She talks about long working days in NY, how the film industry utilizes church basements “religiously," the relationships that develop among co-workers (both good and bad), modern day misogyny, drugs and death in the midwest, and her switch from the entertainment industry to tech. 

Yossarian Cole - Much Ado About the Vagus Nerve

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Yossarian Cole

The vagus nerve, collective hypomania, suicidal contagions, alcoholism, sensing sociopaths, and a whole lot more. In this talk, Yossarian discusses why we tend to do things that have unfortunate effects on our lives, how he himself has fallen in life, how he's biohacking his way to a new and improved self, and of course much more. 

Laura Hirner - Perspective, Psychology, Sacred Plant Ceremonies, and German Castles

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Laura Hirner

Want to know what it's like growing up in a castle, going to seminars on death, and having a truly life-changing experience at a sacred plant ceremony? Laura Hirner, now living in Switzerland but hailing from Germany, has some great stories about all of that; but also offers some great insight into the human condition. More specifically, what we are able to perceive. 

Dr. Abdullah Kudrath - Muslim ER Doctor in Houston, TX

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Dr. Abdullah Kudrath

He’s an Emergency Room doctor, a Muslim, and hails from Guyana. Dr. Kudrath addresses the current political polarization in the States and abroad in perhaps the most open and diplomatic way imaginable. We talk about curiosity, the importance of seeing life from other's perspectives, and overall just living life fully.

Want to get in touch with or have a question for Doctor Kudrath? here’s the website: angletoner.com

Aida Vazin - Iran to Sweden to the U.S.A., Counselor with Answers

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Aida Vazin

A marriage and family counselor in Newport Beach, CA, Aida Vazin has an incredible story. She was born in Iran, fled from war with her family to Sweden, then ended up in the U.S. In this episode, we talk about physical memory, mythology, religion, holistic psychology, and many other topics. 

 

One question that was asked of Aida was what she thought drove people to commit atrocious acts of mass murder, and her answer was very different from what was expected. 

 

If you've ever wondered why some people decide to do heinous acts like shooting people en masse, she has an answer, though it may not be what you’re expecting. 

Dr. Sharad Paul - Genetics, Biology, Blue Zones, and Golden Spirals

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Dr. Sharad Paul

It's a rare thing to come across a modern day renaissance man, but Dr. Sharad Paul certainly fits the bill. He is not a dilettante; he knows and commits to quite a few amazing things in life. He's an author of fiction and non-fiction (including the Genetics of Health), a Scientist, a Geneticist, an animal Biologist, a Skin Doctor, a University Teacher, a Ted Talk alumni, Blue Zone Expert, and an Entrepreneur. He also wears cool shoes. 

Katherine Bennett - Buddhist Monks and the U.S. Military

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Katherine Bennett

Can the US military be compared to Buddhist monks? Is there a matrix? Are there zombies among us? In this fascinating discussion, we talk about all of this and more, including a very powerful illustration of life painted with words at the end of the episode. 

Shintaro Shimosawa - Writer, Producer, Film Director, DJ

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Shintaro Shimosawa

is a writer, producer, film director, and always a DJ based in Los Angeles, CA. In this episode we talk about his roots in Chicago, taking risks, and truly following passions in life. Want to know what some of the best advice is that he’d received from his high school football coach? Listen to find out!

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