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A podcast about sex for everyone, no matter your preferences, orientation, or relationship style — based on the popular live Chicago talk show, hosted by sex educator Karen Yates. Panelists, interviews, stories, Q and A, and more reflect a dynamic and all-encompassing view of sexuality. Join the juicy party!
 
Welcome to The Indy Author Podcast, where we explore the writing craft, the publishing voyage, and how we can navigate our way to the readers who will love our work. I'm Matty Dalrymple, and I independently publish my Lizzy Ballard Thrillers and my Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels and Suspense Shorts through my imprint, William Kingsfield Publishers.
 
Intelligent conversations with authors and thought leaders in the world of plant medicine shamanism, psychedelics, and consciousness. Sergey Baranov, The Cactus Man, has been working with and serving Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus for over twelve years, and is passionate about bringing plant medicine and higher consciousness to the world.
 
This is a fortnightly topical podcast show for L&D professionals. Each episode David James will be discussing and debating topics affecting the profession today, alongside various guests. David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist at Looop, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around mo ...
 
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Tiffany Yates Martin shares best practices for how to give and receive critique … and cites some pretty harrowing examples to illustrate her points. We look at the value of formal critique groups; the fact that all input is opinion, not fact; and tips for how to weigh how that input aligns with the vision you have for your work. We talk about wheth…
 
Michael La Ronn talks about his decision end his podcast THE WRITER’S JOURNEY. He discusses his original impetus for starting the podcast, the adjustments he made to it over time, and the personal and professional considerations that made him decide to bring that creative endeavor to an end. He discusses the benefits he gave up and the benefits he …
 
WE ARE BACK!!! It's week 103 of #DaddingHard which means we're 1 week away from my 2nd Anniversary as a Dad aka my daughter's 2nd Birthday! But before she turns 2 she's putting that sponge brain to work and is desperate to learn and remember everything she possibly can. That means daddy can't make empty promises about future plans anymore..... In o…
 
One woman’s story of moving from a “don’t talk about sex” childhood into a sexually unsatisfied early adulthood and finally discovering Tantra, energy work, and her own sexual desire and power. In this episode: Urban Tantra on Bookshop Full episode transcript available on our website! Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she …
 
In this week's episode of The Indy Author Podcast, author Ben H. Winters discusses the "both-ness" of compelling characters. We talk about how he used the concept of “both-ness” in his own books, including THE QUIET BOY, UNDERGROUND AIRLINES, and THE LAST POLICEMAN, and how other authors have—or haven’t—used it in some of his favorite books, includ…
 
Jobs-to-be-Done is best defined as a perspective — a lens through which to observe markets, customers, needs, competitors, and customer segments differently, and by doing so, make innovation far more predictable and profitable. In its application to Learning & Development, it is an approach to truly understand the needs of both employees and L&D in…
 
My guest today is Charley Wininger, LP, LMHC, also known as the Love Doctor, a psychotherapist from New York who has found psychedelics, and MDMA in particular, to be an important tool for healing and self-discovery. Our heartfelt conversation will take you to Charley's personal and professional life, intimacy, and deep soul trauma, healing of whic…
 
A summertime sex-story special from the archives! Two storytellers share experiences of erotic experimentation, plus a comedic song about a hookup in Winnetka. In this episode: Archy Arch J - Storyteller & curator of OUTspoken Jessy Lauren Smith - Writer & storyteller Amy Do - Comedian & musician Full episode transcript available on our website! Wo…
 
WE ARE BACK!!! It's week 102 of #daddinghard and I am blown away daily by my daughters seemingly LIGHTSPEED advancements with her language. Conversations - CHECK. Expressing her wants - CHECK. Expressing her emotions...... meeehhh not so much. This daily development might be my favorite this about fatherhood thus far. In our guest segment welcomes …
 
WE ARE BACK!!!! It is week 101 of #DaddingHard (HOLY SH*T!) and we've just started making the conversion to 1 nap. There's A LOT of change that comes with that. Flustered schedules, afternoon crankiness, high volumes or irritability but by god I'll take it because WE GET OUR MORNING SLEEP BACK!!!! In our guest segment this week I bring back one of …
 
Nervous about trying something new? Panelists discuss communicating with partners around trying new things, and answer audience questions on vulnerability, asking for what you want, and exploring turn-ons — with partners and by yourself. In this episode: Jo Flannery - Clinical sexologist Peter aka MksThingsHappin - Kink & relationship coach S1E4: F…
 
A friendly conversation with a friend of mine Martin Stevens, author of the book Long Road to Chavin. Martin has visited HuachumaWasi, our healing center in the Sacred Valley, after 7 years. This talk has followed a Huachuma ceremony that we have had a day before. We met with Martin in 2005 in Iquitos, at the Spirit Quest retreat ran by Howard Lawl…
 
Dan Wood of Draft2Digital takes a look back at his eight years at Draft2Digital and, more importantly, looks ahead to share how indy authors can apply that perspective going forward. We discuss how social media has changed over that time, what technical and retail platforms indy authors can take advantage of today that were not available in 2013, a…
 
The opportunity with digital L&D has always been to achieve more but when online learning has been resisted by employees and with eLearning being tarnished by poor click-next courses, it seemed the opportunity was beyond us. However, by pivoting to Agile, working closely with their clients and leading with resources Sebastian and his team at Vitali…
 
In Episode 85 of The Indy Author Podcast, I interviewed Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur and creator of Publisher Rocket about keywords, and after that episode I got pretty obsessed about my own keywords, and played around a bit with Dave’s four-column method. Of course, the devil’s in the details, so as I was working on optimizing my keywords, I deci…
 
WE ARE BACK!!!! It's week 100 of #DaddingHard and my daughter has officially entered the "Terrible Twos." What does that mean exactly? Tantrums and manipulation gallore! In our guest segment we travel all the way to South Africa to speak with We Get Outdoors founders Rob Yates and Mark Hopkins. We discuss their new Dad & Kid Yard Adventure Pack to …
 
"When we get into an argument, my partner won't talk to me for hours or even the whole day. What do I do?" Panelists discuss "stonewalling" — when one partner checks out during intense moments and refuses to talk things through — and what you can do if it's happening in your relationship. In this episode: Jason Best - Sex-positive & kink-aware ther…
 
John M.Folak is our guest today. We talk about his work with psilocybin and Ayahuasdca, his inspired writing, and a journey of healing and transformation from darkness to light. John is the author of Unexplored Territory: The Search for Home and other books from the Visionary quest serious. You can contact John at travelingnobody.net You can contac…
 
Dave Chesson talks about the importance of thinking like a reader, not an author, when picking your keywords (actually, keyphrases), best practices for prioritizing your keywords, a newish feature on the Amazon product page that can help you identify phrases that will resonate with readers, and an exercise that KDP itself endorses that you can use …
 
Author Kate Davies talks about “In at the Deep End,” her novel about a woman’s pivot from hetero monogamy to a queer relationship, and the resulting deep-dive into London’s kink and poly scenes. This wry, insightful, and sexy story is sure to liven up your summer reading list. In this episode: Author Kate Davies In at the Deep End on Bookshop Sex-p…
 
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THAT #DADHARD! On this weeks episode we celebrate a few of the dads that have been on the podcast over the past year by talking to their mom counterparts and give them praise where praise is due! These guys are all awesome dudes and even better dads so what better way to celebrate then to have it come straight from the wom…
 
Kelley Way discusses the legal considerations for use of images for book covers and promotional material, including use of free sites like Unsplash. She discusses the use of music and musical references—a topic of particular interest to me based on an Ann Kinnear Suspense Short I just wrote—and what Creative Commons and public domain material is, a…
 
The step-up into L&D leadership can often be underestimated because it’s hard to understand unless you’re doing it. Too often L&D professionals bemoan the absence of the conditions for change but this is where leadership comes in. In this episode, we discuss what it means to become a leader of an L&D function, what the new expectations are, what a …
 
In today’s episode we talk to Janelle Hardy, who is a writer, artist, host of the Personal Mythmaking Podcast. She is also the creator/teacher of a memoir-writing course called The Art of Personal Mythmaking. This process uses body-based trauma-informed writing prompts, fairytales and themed modules to support creative folks who are interested in h…
 
How far would you go to feel better? Karen interviews Christie Tate, author of the bestselling memoir Group — one of Amazon's top titles for 2020 and a selection for Reese Witherspoon’s book club — on her quest for intimacy through an unconventional process of radical transparency. In this episode: Christie Tate “Group” on Bookshop Work with host K…
 
In this podcast, we sit down to discuss the role of Huachuma as a cure for fear and gateway to sanity in light of the current times we're in. Sergey explains why medicine work is no longer a privilege - it is a necessity to become sovereign and free in 2021 when the world is more chaotic than ever. Subscribe to the #HuachumaWasi​​ Youtube channel: …
 
Abe Ogden discusses the six Rs of maximizing the value of your content: repackage, repurpose, revise, repository, rights, and resources. We talk about how the democratization of formats like hardcover books and outlets like branded merchandise open opportunities for the indy author. "If you're going to be developing this content, squeeze it for eve…
 
WE ARE BACK! AND WHAT A FRIGGIN EPISODE THIS IS! It's the big 7-0 and we're going FULL GUEST EPISODE as we welcome the single most unique guest ever to Dad Hard With a Podcast, professional surrogate Ashley Greene and her husband Kris Greene! This might very well be the best episode to date as Ashley drops everything you need to know about surrogac…
 
Author/illustrator Sophie Lucido Johnson talks about her polyamory memoir “Many Love” and about her journey in expanding definitions of love, reframing jealousy, and taking pleasure in seeing partners happy with other people. In this episode: Sophie Lucido Johnson Many Love on Bookshop Episode transcript available on our website! Work with host Kar…
 
Writer's block--is it fact or fantasy? Does it require inspiration or willpower to overcome? What tips or tricks can get a writer writing again? In this episode, previous guests of The Indy Author Podcast share their perspectives on writer's block, from specific tasks you can perform to break through the block to frank discussions of its emotional …
 
Stepping up to L&D Manager can be both exciting and daunting but we can all learn from those who’ve done it already. In this episode, Jack describes his role, his assimilation, and his development, alongside the expectations and experiences that have helped him establish himself at this new level. KEY TAKEAWAYS Becoming a manager is a huge change. …
 
WE ARE BACK! It's week 96 of #DaddingHard and my daughter and her new best friend are inseparable, crazy thing is her new best friend is a guitar that she literally will not let go of! In this week's guest segment we welcome sports anchor turned author Jason Martin! We talk about his first book "This is Your Captain Speaking: Life Lessons from the …
 
“How would you like me to touch you?” Has anyone ever asked you that? Sex coach, former sex worker, and Wheel of Consent creator Betty Martin talks to Karen about her new book, 40 years of touching people, and how to practice giving and receiving pleasure. In this episode: Wheel of Consent video library Read a chapter of Betty’s new book Buy it on …
 
Dan Blank of WeGrowMedia shares the central tenets of his concept of human-centered marketing: Give yourself permission to create; understand who you hope to reach; and connect to a person, not an audience. He discusses the pitfalls of counting your success by numbers of Likes and Follows, and how a focus on tools and algorithms can kill the creati…
 
This week, we're delighted to have Emily Midorikawa back with us to discuss her new book, Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice, out now in both North America and the U.K, as well as her research process, the gift of libraries and librarians, parenthood, writing partners, and how she's worked during the pande…
 
WE ARE BACK!!! It's week 95 of #DaddingHard and this week I pull a solo episode to do a deep dive into my daughter's horrifying month long battle with night terrors! It is legitimately one of the scariest things I've had to deal with thus far as a dad to the point where I might end up with them myself. In other news this week, I am also having to c…
 
Today we have had an interesting conversation with Itzhak Beery, shamanic practitioner, speaker, and author of three books The Gift of Shamanism, Shamanic Transformations, and Shamanic Healing. We've talked about Shamanism as being an ancient and effective tool for self-discovery and healing, personal transformation, and self-empowerment. Plant med…
 
Want to up your sexy skills? Plan a visit to Kinky Kollege! Bruce, the event director, explains the broad selection of classes, culture of consent, and sexual community spirit at this inclusive twice-yearly event. In this episode: Kinky Kollege - learn more about the event Expanding Your Sexual Horizons - article by Bruce on our website Work with h…
 
Author Daniel Palmer talks about making the transition from the corporate world to the writer’s world, what lessons regarding branding he brought with him, and how he carried that forward into another business venture. He talks about the evolution of his own brand: from Daniel Palmer to authoring books under the brand of his father Michael Palmer, …
 
Starting your career in L&D can be exciting and daunting. Where do you start? Which skills are important? What pitfalls must you avoid? Especially in these times when the whole profession has shifted and digital approaches are transforming the practice. In this episode, Lexie Hockaday (Junior L&D Product Manager) explores her own journey and develo…
 
WE ARE BACK!!! It's week 94 of #dadding and I have learned that there is officially nothing on this planet more terrifying than your child having NIGHT TERRORS!!! If you don't know, now you know because children experiencing fear for the first time is a MOTHER F*CK#R!!! In this week's guest segment we welcome my new fitness trainer Matt Wilbur!!! H…
 
"My long-term partner stopped wanting sex a few years ago. I bring it up from time to time, but nothing happens... Suggestions?" Our panel of sexperts tackles this tough question from a supporter as part of our exclusive monthly Q&A for Patreon members. Plus, Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound on vulnerability and change. In this episode: Brandon Hu…
 
Douglas Smith talks about how you can turn your short fiction into a “magic bakery”—a term Doug borrows from Dean Wesley Smith—earning you money and building your resume over and over with the same content. We discuss the opportunities offered by reprints, foreign markets, and audio markets, and we discuss how writer’s groups can—and can’t—help you…
 
When we booked author Judith Warner on the show, we had a lot of questions for her about what writers (especially kid, YA and middle-grade fiction writers) need to know about middle-school friendship, and how that period affects the rest of our lives and our friendships. Judith's new book, And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle…
 
How many meds — from specialized to common — come with sexual side effects? You’d be surprised. Will your doctor tell you this, and if not, how can you ask? A sex educator and a cancer survivor talk through what docs often don’t tell you, or don’t know how to talk about, and what you can do. In this episode: Ren Grabert - sex educator Sex, Drugs, &…
 
Kevin Matthews is a psychedelic freedom fighter and a champion in the decriminalization of Psilocybin mushrooms in Denver, Colorado. Kevin believes in everyone's right to use Nature for healing and regeneration. In this podcast, we talk about psilocybin as a cure for depression, the decriminalization of plant medicine, the right use of psychedelics…
 
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