145 Ashley Olah

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Ashley is a photographer with a tight style that is fast, wicked, and grabbing. I was introduced to Ashley’s work through our mutual friend, Rachael. Based in LA, Ashley is exploring her early years of photography. We talk about art, photography, business, fear, culture and cats.

Recorded Monday, Feb 18, 2019 in Encino, CA

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Ashley’s Instagram: @ashleydarianolah

MD’s Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
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144 Kasey Holt

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I met Kasey while she was playing violin at an ayahuasca ceremony. We ended up talking about cults so I decided to further the conversation on a podcast. Our conversation swims around cults, music, creativity, and ayahuasca.

Recorded Friday, Feb 8, 2019 in Redondo Beach, CA

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NOTES:
Kasey’s Instagram: @kaseycarolyn
Kasey on Spotify
Kasey’s site: kaseyholt.com

The gross music of Schoenberg

MD’s Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
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143 Daniela Braga

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Daniela Braga by Michael Donovan for Vision China

Daniela and I didn’t speak the same language the first couple times we worked together and had to rely 100% on non verbal communication. Years later, today, we finally sit down for the first time speaking the same language to learn more about each other, her life growing up in Brazil, our careers, and our views of the world.

Recorded October 8th, 2018 in Venice California.

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Daniela on Instagram
Follow MD on Instagram
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142 Zach Leary

Zach Leary by Michael Donovan / Play Del Ray - 2019

Zach Leary by Michael Donovan / Play Del Ray - 2019

Zach and MD sit at the kitchen table and explore ideas surrounding the culture wars, psychedelics, art, and how to find Peace & Love in this insanely chaotic time. Buckle up! - Recorded January 14th, 2019 in Play Del Ray

 

SHOW NOTES:
Zach's site: zachleary.com
MD on Instagram: @TheMichaelDonovan
Shop for art: studiodonovan.com/shopping/

Ronin Sina Ayahuasca Retreat in Ecuador: roninsina.com
Karmageddon Trailer: youtu.be/wEn8EiF8pb8
Melody Oficial's Instagram

 

#122 Jennifer Sodini

Jennifer of EvolveAndAscend.com has been a psychic medium since she was a child. We discuss what a psychic is and isn't, living with psychic powers, the importance of imagination, oracle cards, inner work, higher guidance, reclaiming our power, and more. We also explore the fun and the weird: reptilians, artificial intelligence, government conspiracies and similar topics. - Recorded in Brooklyn, NY

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#114 Sean Dunne & Cass Greener

Sean returns to MDWH along with his girlfriend, Cass. We begin by recognizing the psycho-spiritual war that has consumed our hearts and minds during the political season and beyond. 

Our conversation explores our path forward as a society through the birthing of Generation E: a post consumer all-inclusive generation and movement focused on personal and cultural enlightenment which transcends time, age, ego and place.

We immerse ourselves on tales of our psychedelic experiences and the lessons we've learned along the way. This and more on today's show. 

Listen to the music from today's show on Spotify. Watch Sean's films on his site and check out his podcast on MindPodNetwork.

Recorded live at the Inter-dimensional House of Pancakes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

#106 Michelle Poler

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Michelle faced 100 fears in 100 days and survived. She now helps others identify and face their fears while building a community.
• How she did the project of facing fears
• The types of fears you will face
• How to approach fears
• Overcoming personal fears
• Going beyond cultural fears
• How to build a brand and business around helping others
• Overcoming your fears is a good way to help others

MichellePoler.com
100DaysofFear.com
HelloFears.com
Michelle on Instagram
Michelle on YouTube

#99 Lauren Singer

All of Lauren's trash from 4 years fits in this jar

All of Lauren's trash from 4 years fits in this jar

Lauren is NOT an environmentalist but she can teach you how to save $20,000 in 4 years, get healthier, and add time to your week by changing your lifestyle through reducing your impact on the environment. AND she can fit a years worth of trash in a single mason jar!

Some topics from this show:
• What is Zero-Waste and the Zero-Waste lifestyle?
• How to NOT be an annoying environmentalist
• How to change your lifestyle most efficiently
• Stop protesting and make your life better
• Go beyond being a consumer
• Fix yourself rather than trying to fix others
• There are no fuck-ups when you're manifesting
• Live a meaningful life now

TrashisForTossers.com
Lauren's YouTube Channel
Follow TIFT on Instagram
Simply.Co 

#97 Kristin Rain

Kristin was the 3rd generation of her family to live in a cult. born in to a religious sex cult, her family left when she was 10 after a murder within the organization. She has since found her balance in the outside world by blending mainstream world with valuable attributes nurtured within the organization. Today we talk about: 
• what it was like growing up in a cult
• how growing up in a cult effected her perspective
• how cults and mainstream culture mirror each other
• the importance of imagination and creativity
• the benefit of really knowing who you, your family, and your friends are

SHOW RESOURCES
- Follow Kristins on Instagram
- Here is a doc on Children of God to further understand the environment of the Family. 
- A short news clip from 1972 when it was just beginning
- Here are the True Komix given to adults within The Family (anyone 12 and older)

#85 Mario Jefferson

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Meet Mario. He was my driver to a job in LA and we ended up connecting over a conversation on time dialiation and community. I felt it would be great to continue the conversation after the job so I brought him back to carry on through the podcast. Mario explains his No Bad Guy Narrative to us and we discuss cultural appropriation, spirituality, society, and more. Follow Mario on Twitter and Instagram 

#82 Eileen Kelly

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(Positive Sex Advocate, Teacher, Blogger) Eileen Kelly (aka KillerAndASweetThang, aka Leezy) is a feminist, and postive-sex blogger who is doing amazing things for internet youth culture and education. Today's show is about sex, culture, social media, feminism, where we are at as a culture and where we are going with online folk culture. 

killerandasweetthang.com
http://killerandasweetthang.tumblr.com/
https://www.instagram.com/killerandasweetthang
https://twitter.com/eileezy

#63 Danny Goldberg

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The final interview from NYC! Today I converse with Danny Goldberg. Danny has worked with some of the biggest music acts who have drastically changed culture through their art including Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, Nirvana, Peaches and others. We discuss the material stuff: art, working with artists, business... as well as a deeper conversation about spirituality and the power of prayer. 

Danny's podcast on MPN

#53 Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York)

Through documenting Humans of New York (HONY), Brandon Stranton has created a blog showcasing the people in Gotham and the stories that have shaped their lives. While his work started as a simple photographic essay of colorfully dressed people he found on the street, it eventually morph into an intimate digest of accounts shared by the people he was photographing. Over time Brandon began to extract and broadcast their stories of deeper feelings and instances of transition mixed with candid humor. Eventually these stories shaped an online community of 13+ million followers which continues to share their collective thoughts and emotions regarding the subjects and their matter. 

Today Brandon and I sit down to talk about the world we live in: a place where, once warmed up, people are more comfortable to talk about personal matters with a stranger than they are with their loved ones. Today's show discusses:

  • Creating HONY through good stories

  • The effects of interviewing 10,000 people

  • Working to find the individual story of each person through presence

  • The Key to life is…

  • Keeping it grounded beyond your worldview

  • Is Brandon a Reptilian Overlord?

  • Working beyond definition

  • Being a New Yorker with a larger-than-life project

  • Approaching strangers and cutting through

  • Broadcasting to strangers vs connecting with the people closest to us

  • Changing with friends

  • Sincere connection with each other

  • Manifesting your dreams for control and freedom

  • Living in the work is the reward

  • Let go of monetary concerns to get power in your life

  • The worlds dumbest question

LINKS
Follow Brandon's journey: 
Buy the book on AMAZON to support the show (Remember to bookmark)
Visit my friends at MindPodNetwork and help fund MindPod Network

Be sure to sign up on the mailing list on my site! 

 

#37 Sean Dunne

Sean is an American documentary filmmaker who has compassionately produced and directed films such as American JuggaloOxyana, and the upcoming Cam Girlz. Winner of TriBeCa's Best New Documentary Director, his work tends to showcase outliers in our culture which are normally ignored, marginalized, or ridiculed. Humbly he features his subjects as humans that are filled with rich stories and profound views on the human experience. The show moves around quite a bit and we talk about people, being outsiders, the singularity, critics, making art and soooo much more! 

Sean's website
Sean on Twitter

 

#32 Captain Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis worked for the Phildelphia Police department for 23+ years and retired as a captain. After taking some time off from work in a simple life almost off the grid, he was introduced to a political documentary that changed the course for his life. He now stands side by side with protesters with a purpose to effect the system. Because of his decisions, he has been arrested, endured threats to his financial security, and has had death threasts. Tonight he explains how the system is working against us all, and we debate how to fix it.

Ray on Facebook

#30 George Ortega

Author and visionary, George Ortega has a clear message for us:  Free Will is an Illusion.
Every choice you’ve made was not yours and you’re acting out a performance designed before you were born. Every decision you make has been pre-determined. In today's episode of Walking Home, George helps me understand this way of thinking. 

Tonight we examine this concept and try to understand how we create art, how we function as a society, how religion and atheism fits in to this paradigm, how important gratitude is in this scheme and more. George has ideas on how business could save the environment, how we can all take part, and how it is already the plan laid out in front of us. 

George's Site: http://causalconsciousness.com