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Open Source Sex -- sophisticated erotica, smart sex ed, outrageous interviews and more with leading sex educator, award-winning author and celeb columnist Violet Blue ®. Find more of this podcast at OpenSourceSex.org.
 
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Violet Beach
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On New Year's Day, 2018, the lives of seven friends in the town of Violet Beach, Maryland, change forever. As weird sci-fi happenings become less "fi" and more reality every day, they begin keeping record of their experiences. These are those records.
 
Open Source Sex -- sophisticated erotica, smart sex ed, outrageous interviews and more with leading sex educator, award-winning author and celeb columnist Violet Blue ®. Find more of this podcast at OpenSourceSex.org.
 
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Violet Sessions
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Podcast by Violet Sessions
 
Open Source Sex -- sophisticated erotica, smart sex ed, outrageous interviews and more with leading sex educator, award-winning author and celeb columnist Violet Blue ®. Find more of this podcast at OpenSourceSex.org.
 
Open Source Sex -- sophisticated erotica, smart sex ed, outrageous interviews and more with leading sex educator, award-winning author and celeb columnist Violet Blue ®. Find more of this podcast at OpenSourceSex.org.
 
Andrew Lang’s Violet Fairy Book (1901) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. (Summary by Wikipedia)
 
Isobel Violet Hunt was a British author renowned for her literary salons, which hosted such notables as H.G. Wells, D.H. Laurence, Henry James, W. Somerset Maugham, Oscar Wilde and Ezra Pound. In White Rose of Weary Leaf (often considered her best work), principal character, Amy, voices many of Hunt's New Woman theories of sexual, financial, and intellectual autonomy. Amy manages to successfully navigate through society in her roles as secretary and governess, until her reputation as an "Adv ...
 
Welcome to Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon, where the sky is evening-gorgeous, the drinks won’t cloud your head, and the cocktail nuts are poems. Making the lonely a little more bearable.
 
These are ritual and reflection moments that come from a mix of tarot, astrology impact and growing dreams into reality.
 
 
Violet Wisdom - We are The Guardians of Light. We broadcast our Message of Light across six continents. Each show gives you a daily dose of inspiration and goodness.Violet Wisdom is dedicated to inspiring the hearts and minds of others to unite and honor the light within every soul, illuminate the way with light and inspiration, spread goodness across the earth, and let all souls know this TRUTH – they are never left to wander alone and dearly loved by the heavens. Please join us as we teach ...
 
A charming fairytale -- with realistic touches -- from the mid-19th Century.(Summary by BellonaTimes)
 
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Show #179 on September 9, 2018…In which Mr. Bear begins to read L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Join Dorothy and Toto as they meet the Witch of the North, Munchkins, and the Scarecrow and begin their journey to the Emerald City.
 
Angie isn't. Angie is voiced by Amelia Bisaccia. Teresa is voiced by Theresa Carr. Featuring music by Zoe Crawley Edited by Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! We'll be back in winter. We promise. Support Violet Beach by ...…
 
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Elaine is happy to be away from everything, even if only for a second. Home is strange, though, isn't it? Elaine is voiced by the dashing Gopika Nandagopal. Edited by the daring Ollie Jones. Music provided by Nandi, interviewed in this episode of Bee's other podcast! Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our ...…
 
Show #178 on September 2, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads Jean Cocteau's classic play, "The Human Voice," a story of one woman on the telephone for the last time with her lover.
 
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AJ is glad that he didn't buy prom tickets. AJ is voiced by the super Elliot Midyett. Charlotte is voiced by the trouper Emma Chan. Mae is voiced by Katherine E. Davis, who is shining like the sun. Edited by the smiling, having fun, Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the wor ...…
 
Robin knows that you want answers. She also knows that a good story shows, rather than tells. This... complicates things. Robin is voiced by the magical Katie Waddel. Sam is voiced by the bewitching Phoenix Tyor. Edited by the spellbinding Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread ...…
 
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Show #177 on August 12, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads selections from Nicole Rivas' luminous "A Bright and Pleading Dagger," winner of the 12th Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest. A butcher walks the city feeding feral cats, Gretel asserts free will against the tyranny of once upon a time, a Polly Pocket serves up memories and ...…
 
Benji and Mara want to know: what's your favorite omen? Benji is voiced by the ghostly Ajey Pandey. Rosencrantz is voiced by the eerie Bee Hyland. Edited by the spooktacular Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! COMMENT COM ...…
 
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We all say it.... “I just want someone who loves me for me...”
 
Who are we? Who do we see in other people? How do we see ourselves in other people?
 
Charlotte is kind of a useless lesbian, but she's accepted it, and that's the first step. Charlotte is voiced by the partyin' Emma Chan. Mae is voiced by the excellent Katherine E. Davis Edited by the {guitar riff] Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show w ...…
 
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Teresa really just wants somebody to talk to. Teresa is voiced by the totally tubular Theresa Carr. Remy is voiced by the bangin' V.A. This episode features music by the super rad Zoe Crawley. Edited by the super gnarly Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the s ...…
 
Show #176 on July 29, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the third and final installment of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis." What becomes of Gregor Samsa and his family?
 
sorry about the audio issues! we'll be back soon! -mara follow me on twitter @undeadrosencrantz and benji @BenjiAhuja! dm me for a refund! Support Violet Beach by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/violet-beach
 
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Show #175 on July 22, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the second installment of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis." Things continue to go downhill for Gregor Samsa in his new form of existence.
 
Show #174 on July 15, 2018…In which Mr. Bear begins to read Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis." What's it like to wake up as a giant insect? Gregor Samsa and his family are about to find out.
 
VIEW | LISTEN: Worship playlist from this Sunday’s Worship Service
 
VIEW | LISTEN: Worship playlist from this Sunday’s Worship Service
 
VIEW | LISTEN: Worship playlist from this Sunday’s Worship Service
 
VIEW | LISTEN: Worship playlist from this Sunday’s Worship Service
 
Show #173 on June 17, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the riveting work of Annie Frazier and Jad Josey. Horses, fruit trees, mapping the things that count, naming the creatures you love — these stories are rooted in the beauty of the earthly and ephemeral, in the vulnerability and power of caring.
 
Bee told you to ask questions. You delivered. Bee Hyland makes this show. She talked in this episode. So do a few other people, in a special preview of season three. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! You'll be in my heart! You'll al ...…
 
Show #172 on June 3, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads from "Actual Miles," Jim Warner's book of poetry with Sundress Publications. These poems are beautiful tapestries of words, a weaving of time, identity, family histories and relationships, broken hearts and damaged hearts, roads of asphalt and of memory.…
 
Show #171 on May 20, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the darkly compelling work of Yael van der Wouden in Déraciné Magazine: small towns, dead girls, fevers, curses, stories told and retold over generations, memories carried by scent. Does anything truly change?
 
Angie regrets this. Angie is voiced by the stupendous Amelia Bisaccia Edited by the heavensent Ollie Jones. Written by bee hyland, who is trying out the whole "lowercase name" thing. Special thanks to Arizona Jonson & Isobel Lavezzo. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the ...…
 
“Inspiration, for me, comes in lots of different forms, and sometimes that’s getting dinner on the table in twenty minutes.” In this episode I sit down with cook, food writer, stylist, vegetable pioneer and fellow ‘Wing Mom’, Anna Jones to talk about it all. We discuss the delicate balance of juggling motherhood with our careers, our shared lov ...…
 
Show #170 on May 6, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the dreamy work of Dina L. Relles, Jennifer Harvey, Eleanor Pearson, and Eva Papasoulioti from Monkeybicycle, Fictive Dream, and Syntax & Salt. What's remembered? What's forgotten? Souvenirs of a life, a phone line to childhood memories, a house of mirrors, breathing clay…these stories delve into ...…
 
Show #169 on April 29, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads a feast of good writing by Maureen Langloss, Tara Isabel Zambrano, Melissa Ragsly, Sudha Balagopal, C.B. Auder, and Damhnait Monaghan in Sonora Review, Lost Balloon, Split Lip Magazine, New Flash Fiction Review, Longleaf Review, and Jellyfish Review.…
 
Elaine is doing amazing, thanks for asking, okay? She's totally 100% Fine, and she's not panicking at all. Elaine is voiced by the [GOOGLE SYNONYM OF GOOD] Gopika Nandagopal. Edited by the [I'M RUNNING OUT OF WORDS]Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Please donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show w ...…
 
AJ is ██████████████ AJ is voiced by the rockin' Elliot Midyett. Edited by the rollin'Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! Listen to your heart bleed! Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right; you vitriolic, ...…
 
Robin doesn't really want to pay attention anymore. Robin is voiced by the mindblowing Katie Waddel. Edited by the giftedOllie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Buy our merch! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! Follow every single dream! Prove everyone who doubts you wrong!…
 
Benji is... pretty stressed out, to say the very least. Benji is voiced by the extremely good Ajey Pandey. Edited by the wildly talentedOllie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! Follow every single dream! Prove everyone who doubts you wrong!…
 
Charlotte has been taking notes. Have you? Charlotte is voiced by the smashing Emma Chan. Edited by the excellentOllie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! Never lose focus! Make 'em pay attention to you! Support Violet Beach by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.co ...…
 
Show #168 on April 1, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads from Anna Lea Jancewicz's marvelous Widow |+| Orphan book "[m]otherhood." Sinister, funny, sad, painful, ghostly, corporeal, these stories write new definitions of what it means to be a mother, to want a baby, to not want one, to be an alien in your own body, to desire and dream and live both w ...…
 
Teresa isn’t really sure who she is anymore. Teresa is voiced by the exquisite Theresa Carr. Edited by the super rad Ollie Jones. Check us out on tumblr and twitter! Donate on Patreon or Ko-fi! Spread the word about the show with the hashtag #violetbeach! Love yourself! Love the world!
 
Show #167 on March 25, 2018…In which Mr. Bear offers a tribute to the life and words of Zachary Doss, 1984-2018. Daughters multiplying on a man's doorstep, a mysterious egg gifted by a hunter to his wife, a girl with too many arms: these stories are sad and strange and luminous and will leave you with a sense of wonder and heartache.…
 
Show #166 on March 18, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads excerpts from Leesa Cross-Smith's heart-hurting novel "Whiskey & Ribbons." Music, light, sorrow, faith, and the complicated bonds of family and love are all threads weaving together the stories of Evangeline, Eamon, and Dalton, characters who will take up residence in your heart and stay long ...…
 
Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery talks to Ruthie Rogers, MBE, Michelin star Chef and co-founder of The River Cafe about never hiring a pastry chef and conceiving the idea for her world renowned restaurant in McDonalds.
 
Show #165 on March 11, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the beguiling work of Jacqueline Doyle in FIVE:2:ONE, Spelk, A--Minor, 100 word story, Monkeybicycle, Flash Frontier, and Bluestem Magazine. New twists on Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, mythological rivers, failed magicians, almost drownings — these stories blend ancient and m ...…
 
Show #164 on March 4, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads from Allie Marini's Hyacinth Girl Press book "Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild" and from Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar's Rose Metal Press book "Monster Portraits." Creatures strange, malevolent, frightening, yet also familiar, misunderstood, recognizable. Do ...…
 
Show #163 on February 18, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads Ouida's "The Ambitious Rose Tree" and Frances Hodgson Burnett's "My Robin." Gardens throughout the seasons, pride and vanity, love between a bird and human — these old-fashioned stories will charm you and possibly bring a tear to your eye.
 
For our 20th Violet Sessions episode I have switched things up a little.I have new intro music by one of my favourite bands, Woman’s Hour (such a great name for a band) and I’m now doing the podcast solo as my ex co-host Danielle Radojcin moves on to focus on her family and other ventures. The pods will have a slightly new focus as well. I am s ...…
 
Show #162 on February 11, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads about — you guessed it — characters named Jolene! Meet three of them in the work of Kathryn Kulpa, Jay Merill, and Beth Gilstrap from Jellyfish Review, Spelk, and Hot Metal Bridge. Bonus: Find out the backstory behind Dolly Parton's famous song.
 
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