140 Kelly MacLean

Kelly by Michael Donovan

Kelly by Michael Donovan

I love Kelly and you should too. A comedian, podcast host, writer, and sooo much more. Recorded months ago, we talk about her brothers deaths, her illness, and the baby growing in her belly. (plus random rambling softly me trying to understand the world) - Recorded Aug 18, 2018 in Los Angeles CA

NOTES:
Follow Kelly on Instagram: @thekellymaclean

133 Jill Schock

Artwork courtesy of    Ian Bertram

Artwork courtesy of Ian Bertram

Jill Schock, LA's Death Doula, returns to the podcast to crack open more about life and death.

We dive in deeper to discuss both the practical and mystical elements of working with dying people. Is there life after death? What are dreams? Are psychics real?

Recorded in Los Angeles

https://www.instagram.com/deathdoulala/
https://www.deathdoulala.com

126 Lesa's Story

Lesa's identity of being a mother, sister, wife and daughter have dramatically shifted in the last 8 months: Her father had a physician assisted suicide, her daughter moved cross country to model in NYC, and she separated from her husband. She generously shares her story with us uninterrupted and unedited. - Recorded in the Lower East Side, Manhattan

#121 Jill Schock

Jill is a death doula assisting people transition from life to death. We explore the real mystical things that happen as people die: seeing cats, seeing dead people, moving between realities, and more. We also touch on how the work has sharpened her personal clairvoyance and connection to the dream state. - Recorded in Los Angeles, CA

deathdoulala.com

#119 Ani Easton Baker

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Ani is a former teacher of students with special needs and is now working on a documentary about sex and sex education. Ani and I meet at her home in LA to talk about education, sex, sexuality, religion, manifestation, death, and more! - Recorded in Los Angeles, CA

#115 Elizaveta Porodina

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A psychologist turned photographer, Eliza Porodina now creates beautiful surreal images. Together we explore the balance of love and the critic with art; discover aspects of the meta level of the mind; the artificial intelligence; the human soul; death, schizophrenia; stupid shit photographers say, and more. - Recorded in Brooklyn, NY

Look at Elizaveta's work or follow her on instagram

#103 Jordan Eagles

Jordan makes sculptures with blood. His work has placed him in the center of the worlds of science, spirituality, mortality, and art. Todays episode explores
• how we can overcome social stigmas to promote blood equality
• the process and politics of working with blood
• the spirituality of blood
• how some art transcends borders and creates dialogue
• why artists can separate themselves from their work and see it move
• how blood donations really work and what you can do to improve the system
• what the Department of Health is promoting to decrease HIV by 99%
We also discuss his recent projects including Blood Mirror and Blood Illuminations. 

SHOW LINKS:
Jordan's Site
Jordan on Instagram
Blood Equality at Hammer
BloodEquality.com

Marina Abramovic teaches us how to host a Spirit Cooking!

#51 Paul Browde

Paul Browde is a Psychiatrist, and teaching faculty in the Department of Narrative Medicine, Columbia University. He also is the co-founder of NARATIV, a listening and storytelling company. It's a tightly packed episode and some key points we get in to include:

  • Understanding Narrative therapy
  • Understanding NARATIV 
  • Being a spiritual guide
  • Moving away from problems and moving toward finding what works
  • Problem Saturated Story
  • Psychedelics and sacred medicines in therapy 
  • Going on a Vision Quest
  • Hunt your Fear
  • Talking to death
  • Living with HIV
  • Connecting soul to soul through trust
  • Loving the environment to help secure a better tomorrow
  • Talking with the creator
  • Defining Leadership is standing and surrendering for love
  • How to listen to each other

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#40 Raghu Markus & David Silver

David and Raghu have opened my world in so many ways over the years, and I am sure they'll open yours as well! Together they run the Mindrolling Podcast and have started the MindPod network where they host podcasts from the greatest buddhist teachers including Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, and others. Today we dig in to tackle the heaviest issues I've struggled with including death, attachment, environment, love, fashion, consumerism and more. They spend time imparting wisdom about the world and how our generation is similar to theirs, how we should have hope, and how we can let people do what makes them happy. 

Mindrolling & MindPod

#34 Jonathan Waiter

Jonathan returns to the podcast for his second episode.  Jonathan is a photographer and artist living in NY and fighting a battle with Lymphoma Cancer that has lasted almost 3 years. Tonight we discuss his current condition, cancer, life, hallucinations, pain, ego, art, creating with purpose, inspiration, and much more. Tonights podcast was recorded live at Mt. Sinai Hospital on January 3rd, 2015.

Jonathan's site
Jonathan's Instagram
Jonathan's Previous Episode

#19: Jessica Skiles

EPISODE 19: Jessica Skiles
Master retoucher and musician, Jessica Skiles swings by the East Village to chat up. I tried to pin her down on discussions about media and retouching but she wasn't feeling it... so we ended up drinking a bottle of wine and talking about everything else happening in the world right now.. her music projects in USA and Japan, death, terrorism, synesthesia, mental health, atheism, body image, relationships, and much, much, much more!

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