#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

#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.

#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

#113 Anonymous 2: The It

Our second episode from the anonymous series is a psychological nightmare and lesson on self healing centered around the mind and body.

Today's guest is a photographer in his mid 20's who elects for surgery to improve his vision. The procedure goes awry and he finds himself battling depression and crippling pain for over a year.

The experience leads him to an addiction to klonopin he is forced to overcome. Eventually he seeks healing at an ayahuasca ceremony in Peru but is forced to repeat his trauma when he returns home to New York.

We begin by learning about his journey, then explore how the incident challenges him in an area he least expects it: his sex life and manhood.

The entire process forces him to deal with "The It," an invisible force attacking his humanity by finding cracks in emotional weakness.

Our guest explains how The It manifests itself in your life through physical pain and gives you the task to confront the emotional pain causing you pain. 

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#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

#109 Ian Bertram

Comic Illustrator Ian Bertram joins MDWH! We recorded this show in the belly of the ConArt Colective. Things get as weird as possible today:
• Conspiracy knowledge and what we can do with the theories
• How we can forgive people who have done terrible things
• An eye for an eye, or love everyone
• Embracing your personal weirdness
• Pansexuality ad open boxes
• Running away from problematic situations can be a real solution 
- Recorded at Con Artist Collective in Lower East Side NY

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#104 Ashley Smith

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Ashley Smith and I shot 7 years ago and never worked or talked with each other again due to a stupid misunderstanding. We reunited recently based around a side project she is currently working on and discovered we share a lot more in common. Following her recent Playboy cover and feature, she received some backlash for her looks, so we we sat down with a little too much beer to talk about the complex and complicated world of those of us navigating art and branding around sexiness and sexuality within the commercial/fashion infrastructures. We also talk through Ashley's hustle and drive.

PS: We get a little drunk in the making of this episode and sing for you... you'll love our singing because we love you!

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#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)

#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

#59 Caleigh Darragh

Working against the stereotypes and institutionalied solitude, Caleigh started an orgination that would bring together and organize educated, inspired, and active models who are working toward their futures outside of modeling. Today we talk about life, art, and her orgnization, Models with Minds. Some subjects we touch on:

 • Born in a body 
 • "Naked in the World at 16"
 • Rape education
 • The future of men, women, and equality 
 • Models with Minds 
 • No one prepares you for what's not possible 
 • Realizing nothing lasts forever and growing to follow your bliss 
 • Talking about sexy
 • Finding models to feature
 • Kill the mood board 
 • Launching Models w/ Minds
 • Connecting with your community
 • Gettng our highs and lows from art in a post-equal world

http://modelswminds.com
Models w/ Minds on Instagram 
Caleigh on Instagram

#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