#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

 

#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

#116 Anonymous 3: The Sex Worker

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Our guest today is hiding a secret. She's a 23 year old emerging artist and tells people she is an archivist for an artist to fund her globetrotting lifestyle. She tells others she is a dominatrix. But she's secretly harboring her life as a sex worker.

Historically sex workers have been mocked, ridiculed, shunned, glamorized, and put in boxes. Often only the most vocal workers and activists are heard and dominate the conversation. We decided to share a brief and uncensored account of one young and quiet escort in New York to tell us what she has gone through.

Her mentor who started her career warned her: "you are going to lose your soul." We hear as she explores her new reality and shares her personal life adventure while relating to her soul.

She opens up to us about her life and the thoughts she hasn't been able to express with many others. She sifts through where she's been, where she's at, and where she may or may not be going as well as the intricate emotions attached to balancing her work and life.

She discusses the pain she feels she deserves, earning money, being wrapped in drugs, festishes, loneliness and so much more. - Recorded in Brooklyn, NY

Music by Noah Lampert.

#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. 

#111 Anonymous 1: Sexual Revolution

The first episode of 2017 is all about our guests personal awakening through her sexual revolution. Our guest is anonymous today, but she fully shares her heart and mind. She tells her coming of age story in full to you and the other listeners. Enjoy the trip! - Recorded in East Village, NY

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Todays music was produced by Noah Lampert. Follow all of us on MindPodNetwork.com. Get more information on my site, StudioDonovan.com

#108 Lodro Rinzler

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Lodro is a buddhist teacher and author who brings buddhism in to the modern world. A year ago he opened MNDFL, an oasis for meditation in the city he co-founded. His new book, Love Hurts comes out this week. Show topics include:

• How heartbreak happens beyond just breakups and romantic issues
• How to work with your heart when it breaks
• How to prepare for heartbreak our daily practice prepares you for the inevitable
• Why MNDFL was created and how you can benefit from coming to a space dedicated to meditation
• Why it's good to try different schools of meditation

LodroRinzler.com
MNDFL NYC

#98 Sonya Esman

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Sonya started her career creating youtube vides while a teenager in Toronto. Now a fashion blogger, model and youtuber. We were put together for an editorial and she changed my perspective on NYC life. We decided it would be fun to shoot together again and recorded this conversation between the two projects. 

In this episode we talk about:
• What it means to be a Free Spirit
• Spotting our own prejudices in the connected world
• How being an influencer allows one to live a life with more freedom
• Ways things can improve for businesses connecting with influencers
• Embodying love
• Dealing with depression as a spiritual person
• Spiritual games to play

This show is dedicated to Autumn! Happy Lovetober! 

Sonya's site
Sonya's Instagram
Sonya on YouTube

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#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. 

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