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Every Friday morning Dr. Melissa West releases a one hour free yoga class for you to enjoy. She is a yoga instructor who helps people to surrender to peace in their lives by connecting to the vital energy within their body through breath, cultivating optimal functional movement by harnessing the power of gravity and increase overall mobility by creating more suppleness in the spine.
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. This is an interview show, spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and whose stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
Hi there...welcome to Mushroom Hour. Listen in as we venture into kingdom fungi with unique and beautiful humans who all share a passion for mushrooms. We'll go forage for wild mushrooms, explore their potency as nature's medicines, become citizen mycologists, transform human consciousness and learn how mushrooms inspired art, spirituality and culture throughout our history. There are so many ways that mushrooms can benefit (wo)mankind - we just need to tap into the mycelium network and let ...
 
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A scholarly association devoted to Midwestern history The Midwestern History Association, created in the fall of 2014, is dedicated to rebuilding the field of Midwestern history, which has suffered from decades of neglect and inattention. The MHA will advocate for greater attention to Midwestern history among professional historians, seek to rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the study of the American Midwest, promote greater academic discourse relating to Midwestern history, support t ...
 
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15 min Qigong Yoga Flow for WinterThis is a short qigong inspired yoga flow to bring energy to the kidney organs and water element this winter season. We will learn some fun “bear” inspired qigong movements and create a yoga fusion class that will build your energy reserves this winter.Is Qigong the same as Tai Chi?Qigong is a skillful way to culti…
 
Eastern State Penitentiary has a rich and fascinating history. Built in the 1820s as a place to reform criminals, it saw an increase in violence over the decades before finally closing in 1971 as a working prison. It now operates as a history museum. Among the more notorious inmates was Willie Sutton, who was involved in the most famous escape in t…
 
On this edition of Heartland History, Camden is joined by Dr. Molly Rozum of the University of South Dakota to discuss her new book Grasslands Grown: Creating Place on the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies. From the University of Nebraska Press: "In Grasslands Grown Molly P. Rozum explores the two related concepts of regional identity and …
 
This week we’re in Maryland discussing a murder mystery play that comes to life. Then, we’ll talk about the alleged panhandler murder. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Free State. CW: Domestic Violence, Brutal Violence, and Murder. Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic violence. When you're ready, The Nat…
 
Elizabeth Bigley - better known as Cassie Chadwick - might be the most successful confidence artist in American history that you've never heard of. She swindled her way across the eastern United States during the height of the Gilded Age, committing fraud at every opportunity. In her greatest con, she posed as the illegitimate daughter of robber ba…
 
Today on Mushroom Hour we are blessed by the presence of the illustrious Dr. Michael Beug. Dr. Beug taught chemistry, mycology and organic farming at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington for 32 years. He lectures to mushroom enthusiasts throughout the Western US and loves to teach beginners workshops. He is a member of the North Ameri…
 
We're back with Season Two! This week we’re in Colorado discussing a death in the Rocky Mountains. Then, we’ll talk about the murder of a young mother. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Centennial State. CW: Domestic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Brutal Violence, and Murder. Everyone deserves relationships free from domestic…
 
15 min Qigong Yoga Flow for WinterThis is a short qigong inspired yoga flow to bring energy to the kidney organs and water element this winter season. We will learn some fun “bear” inspired qigong movements and create a yoga fusion class that will build your energy reserves this winter.Is Qigong the same as Tai Chi?Qigong is a skillful way to culti…
 
In July of 1908, the bludgeoned body of a young woman named Hazel Drew was found floating in a pond in Sand Lake, New York. In the following weeks investigators would be flummoxed by the mystery of not only her who Hazel's killer was, but why she had decided to travel to the rural location fashionably dressed and alone. This is the real-life crime …
 
Xiaojing Yan is a Canadian artist whose work embraces the combination of her Chinese roots and education at Nanjing Arts Institute (B.F.A., 2000) with higher education at George Brown College in Toronto (2004) and an M.F.A. in sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007). Her unique point of view brings together the past and the present, …
 
Today on the Mushroom Hour Podcast we are graced by the presence of Melissa Waddingham founder of Truffle and Mushroom Hunter. As a professional truffle hunter, Melissa respectfully and sustainably searches for truffles with her trained canine companions. She has studied forestry and woodland management and exudes a passion for woodlands and their …
 
In April of 1830, Joseph White, an aged, wealthy and despised resident of Salem, Massachusetts was discovered murdered in his bedroom by servants. The city - still suffering from the stigma of the Salem Witch trials 140 years earlier - brought in famed orator and lawyer Daniel Webster to prosecute the men who were suspected of conspiring to kill Wh…
 
4 Yoga Poses Before SleepI learned recently from one of my students that if physical therapy clients were given 5 or more exercises by their physical therapists there is no chance they will do them. However if physical therapists give their clients 4 exercises, not only will they do them, but they are much more likely to do them multiple times a da…
 
4 Yoga Poses Before SleepI learned recently from one of my students that if physical therapy clients were given 5 or more exercises by their physical therapists there is no chance they will do them. However if physical therapists give their clients 4 exercises, not only will they do them, but they are much more likely to do them multiple times a da…
 
Happy Holidays everyone! In late November of 1912, a schooner named the Rouse Simmons, heavily laden with Christmas trees, made its way across Lake Michigan with Chicago as its final destination. Once there, Captain Herman Schuenemann and his family planned, as they had in years past, to decorate the ship with festive lights and sell their trees to…
 
This week we’re in Rhode Island discussing a vampire plague. Then, we’ll talk about how sex workers began vanishing off the streets of Rhode Island. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Ocean State. This is the finale of season one! We'll be back on January 10, 2022, and we will be "driving" through all states again with …
 
Today on Mushroom Hour we are joined by generational mushroom cultivator and medicinal mushroom alchemist Amir Karian. Amir grew up in a family of mushroom farmers who own and operate one of America’s largest mushroom farms in Monterey Mushrooms and one of the largest mushroom spawn production companies called Amycel. But Amir’s passion for mycolog…
 
Yoga Nidra for RelaxationThis yoga nidra for relaxation will guide you into inner peace and calm. A full body relaxation yoga nidra intended for relaxation, release and letting go. Yoga with Melissa offers some of the best yoga nidra on YouTube for relaxation. So if you are searching for yoga nidra for complete relaxation and stress relief, yoga ni…
 
Yoga Nidra for RelaxationThis yoga nidra for relaxation will guide you into inner peace and calm. A full body relaxation yoga nidra intended for relaxation, release and letting go. Yoga with Melissa offers some of the best yoga nidra on YouTube for relaxation. So if you are searching for yoga nidra for complete relaxation and stress relief, yoga ni…
 
In November of 1971 a man who would come to be known as D.B. Cooper hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305, ultimately parachuting out of the Boeing 727 in spectacular fashion, along with $200,000 in ransom money, presumably somewhere in Washington State. Who he was and what happened to him after he jumped is one of the most enduring true crime myste…
 
Morning Yoga StretchHello sweethearts, this is yoga for real people, yoga that you can do! This week's video is a quick 10 minute morning yoga full body stretch that even beginners can do. If you are short on time, but want a great full body stretch, you are going to love this yoga class. Relieve the aches, pains, and stiffness that are lingering f…
 
This week we’re in West Virginia discussing a family affair. Then, we’ll talk about a chat room catfishing case that ends in murder. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Mountain State. CW: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Incest, Drug Use, Addiction, Sex Trafficking, Catfishing, Brutal Violence, and Murder. You may now join us…
 
Today on Mushroom Hour we have the privilege of speaking with Monica Wilde. Monica is a forager, research herbalist and ethnobotanist. She lives in Scotland in a self-built wooden house on 4 organic acres where she is encouraging the growth of medicinal and foraging species to create a wild, teaching garden. She is also a Research Herbalist special…
 
Pick A Card Yoga You loved my last pick a card yoga class and I loved creating it. Today I am creating a pick a card class with the Urban Crow Oracle and the Earthbound Oracle. Links to where you can purchase these decks are below.Same as before, there will be 3 piles each one represents a different yoga class. Tae a few moments to center yourself …
 
Pick A Card Yoga You loved my last pick a card yoga class and I loved creating it. Today I am creating a pick a card class with the Urban Crow Oracle and the Earthbound Oracle. Links to where you can purchase these decks are below.Same as before, there will be 3 piles each one represents a different yoga class. Tae a few moments to center yourself …
 
On November 2nd, 1892 a ten-year-old boy named Anton Woode led a hunter to a secluded area of woods a few miles north of Denver, Colorado and shot him dead. Local papers would nickname him "The Boy Murderer". My guest is Dick Kreck, author of "Anton Woode: Boy Murderer". His book can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Anton-Woode-Murderer-Di…
 
CALM your NERVOUS SYSTEMThis restorative yoga class to calm your nervous system will support your parasympathetic nervous system, in particular healthy ventral vagus and dorsal vagus activation of your nervous system so that you leave feeling “zenned out, ” meditative and contemplative. Props Needed: Bolster, 2 blocks, blanket, yoga strap, eye pill…
 
CALM your NERVOUS SYSTEMThis restorative yoga class to calm your nervous system will support your parasympathetic nervous system, in particular healthy ventral vagus and dorsal vagus activation of your nervous system so that you leave feeling “zenned out, ” meditative and contemplative. Props Needed: Bolster, 2 blocks, blanket, yoga strap, eye pill…
 
Today on the Mushroom Hour Podcast we are honored to be joined by Else Vellinga. In her career as a mycologist, Else has described 22 new mushroom species in California. Her most recent work is at the University and Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley, and at UCSF, on the Microfungi Collections Digitization project. She received her training at the Nati…
 
This week we’re in Wyoming discussing the Rawlins Rodeo Murders. Then, we’ll talk about two separate Wyoming cold cases that led investigators to an elderly couple with a troubling past. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Cowboy State. CONTENT WARNING: Murder of Children, Sexual Abuse of Children, Kidnapping, Domestic A…
 
Top 5 Hidden Gem Yin Yoga ChannelsIn this video my friend Matt Depuis and I are going to share with you some of our favourite heart centered yoga teachers who are sharing their yoga on YouTube that you may not have come across because they are “smaller” channels. These are teachers that are generously sharing their teachings on YouTube on a regular…
 
Ease Gas & Bloating Here are 4 yin yoga poses for gas and bloating. These yoga exercises will pressurize the colon or large intestine. They will also lengthen the large intestine or colon to relax it so you can release the gas and bloating. This is a yin yoga class with long five minute holds.By Dr. Melissa West
 
This episode, Camden sits down with Dr. Lynne Heasley,Professor of Environment and Sustainability at WMU to discuss her new book "The Accidental Reef and Other Ecological Odysseys in the Great Lakes" (2021). Dr. Heasley's book is available through Michigan State University Press https://msupress.org/9781611864076/the-accidental-reef-and-other-ecolo…
 
Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky lived a fascinating and turbulent life. He served a sentence in a Siberian prison camp and suffered from depression and a gambling addiction that kept him destitute for years. But through these challenges he wrote some of the greatest fiction of the 19th century, including his masterpiece "Crime and Punishment". Dos…
 
This week we’re in New Hampshire discussing a love triangle that ended in a brutal murder. Then, we’ll talk about two girls who were murdered in a park. Buckle up and join us on this dark and twisted ride through the Granite State. CW: Mention of Domestic Abuse, Brutal Violence, and Murder. A couple of good resources for suicide prevention for you …
 
All the information discussed in this episode is for educational and entertainment purposes only! We do not encourage the use of any illicit and/or regulated substance. Today on the Mushroom Hour Podcast we have the honor of speaking with authors Virginia Haze and Dr. K. Mandrake. Dr. Mandrake is a proponent of psychedelics from both a scientific a…
 
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