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No matter who you are, what you believe, or where you live, chaos and difficulty finds us all; however, is there beauty that can be found in the pain? The Colorinchaos Podcast is an honest conversation for those who seek growth through the difficulty and awkwardness of life while not ignoring the pain, uncomfortably, questions, brokenness, restlessness, and the unknown that comes with it.
 
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Everything in the news is politicized - science, heathcare, even sports! But what if you can't relate entirely to either side? Unbiased is a semi-monthly podcast where the best writers and thinkers across the political spectrum go deep on divisive issues so you have all the facts and can reach your own conclusions.
 
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[1:04] Getting fired for views on schools reopening during the pandemic [5:54] Bursting the San Francisco Covid bubble [20:51] Public vs. Private schools [30:22] Should companies have political views? [36:23] Tyranny of the minority [44:41] Children in competitive sports [51:56] Going on conservative media shows…
 
Here’s to the women who don’t give a fuck! But should we give a fuck about gender at all? Today on Life is a Festival we meet feminist beat poet and author Janne Robinson, to discuss authenticity, gender, and her no bullshit approach to creating the life you want. On the show Janne shares how she learned not to give a fuck and to create a life and …
 
At their best, festivals are platforms for personal and communal transformation by creating temporary immersive worlds, ripe with participation and opportunities for growth. Few gatherings do this with the theatrical flair of BoomTown Fair, a choose-your-own-adventure playground in the English countryside. Today on Life is a Festival, visionary lea…
 
[2:35] Why free speech on campus matters to all of us [11:23] Why speech became more constrained after 2014 [14:44] Is the culture war really class warfare? [29:59] The problem of policing disinformation [38:33] Will there be more or less free speech in future [40:45] Conversation habits to live a healthier life…
 
On a little known shore inland from Los Angeles lies a post apocalyptic seaside town and one of the art world’s most interesting happenings. Founded in 2015, Bombay Beach Biennale is a renegade celebration of art, music, and philosophy. Pushing through a few hours of sleep, cofounder Tao Ruspoli and I sat down at the Biennale for a conversation.On …
 
Can we take Burning Man principles and apply them to refugee situations? Mike Zuckerman has spent the last six years creating a toolkit for refugee-led spaces that help instill creativity, connectivity, and hope. Now he’s in Poland welcoming 4 million refugees from Ukraine who are crossing over into Europe. Our conversation starts with a brief over…
 
Episode 160 (03/30/22): “God… please…”When our heart cries out in desperation, yet is met with what could only be explained as silence, where is God in the messiness of life when we cry out in our lacking to God while everything stays the same…?Heavy heart, in those moments of our brokenness when God doesn’t FEEL generous, may we lift our eyes to t…
 
“And finally, you would dream ... where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.” - WattsDo you lucid dream? The kind where you awaken inside the dream and can bend it to your will? Do you fly? Make love? Or maybe just let the dream play out? Would you maybe create a festival? Today’s guest Jonah…
 
[00:01] What happened to the conservative movement? [14:01] Are the parties becoming more moderate? [24:51] Election reforms that can reduce tribal politics [28:00] Why American healthcare is not as bad as people think [34:20] Why federalism is brilliant [41:18] How Russia's invasion might change Chinese foreign policy. [46:07] Why Jonah left Fox N…
 
Today’s show is with an old friend. Ned Buskirk is the big-hearted, emotive MC of “You’re Going to Die, Poetry Prose and Everything Goes” an open mic on the subject of death, dying, and grief. Embracing impermanence is one of the paradoxical keys to a life like a festival, to live in the moment we have to learn to let go.On the show we discuss the …
 
In 2020 almost 100,000 people died of drug-related incidents in the US, many of those were due to fentanyl adulteration. It’s not just opiates, no white powder is safe and so the cognitive libertarians need to get wise and help each other stay safe. Luckily today on the show we have Mitchell Gomez, Executive Director of DanceSafe, to help us unders…
 
Episode 157 (2/23/22): There’s a depth to love that can only be understood when we are at our lowest. Despite the dark nights our feet may wander through… or the terror of the open seas that we find ourselves lost in… or the haunting voices and sirens of our unrelenting regrets and shames… heavy heart, may we rest easy knowing this truth:Even at ou…
 
Happy Valentine's Day my fellow travelers! In honor of the Day of Love, we’re diving into the wonderful world of BDSM with Dr. Cat Meyer, a specialist on embodied sexuality. Our exploration begins with Cat’s struggles with self acceptance and libido before she discovered kink in her early twenties. After briefly discussing styles of play, we jump r…
 
Episode 156 (2/9/22): Feeling overwhelmed?Feeling weak?No matter where today finds you,heavy heart, our wounds and weaknesses point toward something greater.YOU ARE NOT ALONE!Media Referenced In Today’s Episode:Provoke & Inspire Podcast: Episode 417International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)4:00 PM Tuesday, February 08, 2022Worship Leader: J…
 
Over the past two years the optimistic spirituality of many within the psychedelic community has morphed into pessimism and paranoia. This synthesis of wellness and conspiracy thinking isn’t unique to the Covid pandemic. As today’s guest, philosopher Jules Evans explains, “Conspirituality” has been a feature of New Age thinking since its gnostic be…
 
[3:39] Why the US has only two major political parties. [7:48] How to increases options in US elections. [11:40] Independent voters or just confused voters. [14:02] Proportional representation as a solution for more ballot choices. [25:19] Andrew Yang and the Forward Party. [26:39] How New Zealand changed to proportional representation…
 
Episode 154 (1/19/22): There’s something about water. From the dependence that each of us have to it, to the peace and solace that it provides… each and every one of us can not go long without it. Continuing from Episode 152, join us as we look at Ezekiel’s vision found in Ezekiel 47 of a river unlike any other, and the abundant source of that rive…
 
Psychedelic decriminalization is on the move throughout the United States and Colorado is at its epicenter. Today on Life is a Festival Matthew Duffy (Duffy), co-founder of the reform and education platform SPORE, explains Colorado’s upcoming legislation in poetic mushroom metaphors. We begin with Duffy’s initial experiences with permaculture and h…
 
[5:36] Why so many moderate candidates fail. [13:20] What voters really want. [15:58] Build Back Better bill backlash. [24:50] Social justice as a priority. [30:44] Common ground on immigration. [36:35] The media’s culpability in polarization [42:36] Common ground on abortion. [46:20] The New Independents…
 
[1:35] Why filter bubbles are getting stronger. [8:55] Bursting David’s bubble on climate change. [14:54] Why David banned politics from the workplace chat room. [26:46] Politics as a new religion. [29:06] Diversity & Inclusion at workplaces [39:37] The backlash against D&I. [45:48] Learning from Joe Rogan and William Buckley [49:50] Denmark vs the…
 
If we are committed to healing and a joyful life, we must look at our culture’s longest shadows, and change the way we understand justice. The opposite of the expansive freedom of a festival is the national nightmare of mass incarceration. Today on Life is a Festival. Sonya Shah, a specialist in restorative justice, is here to shine a light in our …
 
Episode 151 (12/29/21): At times, surrender and trust can feel as if it is impossible. For some, the new day may great you with warmth and hope… and for others, painful hurts, needs, and questions may weigh heavy on the heart. No matter where the day has greeted you, heavy heart, may we never be afraid to trust and surrender to Jesus, our Wonderful…
 
Episode 149 (12/8/21): How do we bring the parts of us that we hide and ignore to the Light? Regardless of where today finds you, heavy heart, our God is stronger than any demon and any lie that we entertain in our weakness. As we continue the discussion from Episode 148, may we never forget this simple truth: Jesus is greater than any darkness tha…
 
In the tradition of the English troubadour, Nick Mulvey is a soulful multi-instrumentalist, an Earth protector, and a student of Celtic Shamanism. Most importantly, he is generous with his insights for young artists.This podcast flows in three parts, first we discuss Nick’s musical background from studying in Havana at nineteen, to playing hang dru…
 
Recently on a trip to Ibiza I met a remarkable young woman, Chabeli Chain. Chabeli is an Indigenous refugee and advocate from the Venezuelan Amazon, who is at the beginning of her DJ career. On the show we discuss growing up the in the Amazon and her people’s medicine Yopo, a visionary snuff which contains DMT, Bufotenin, and 5-MeO-DMT. We talk abo…
 
Episode 147 (11/17/21): No matter who you are, there is nothing that can prepare you for the death of a loved one. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Bradley Michael Hawkins was adopted at 15 months old by his parents Sharon and Scott Hawkins. 21 years later, Bradley’s life was cut short by a tragic skateboarding accident. No matter where today finds you, m…
 
I am always available for psychedelic service. When I am called to serve, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than sitting calmly beside someone going through the challenging journey known colloquially as a "bad trip." I recently had the opportunity to offer psychedelic peer support, also called "trip sitting," at a party. Although I’ve covered trip sitt…
 
I’ve been wanting to train in sexual, shamanic healing at the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) for years. Today on Life is a Festival I discuss my ISTA Level 1 training with two of my facilitators Ohad Pele & Jasmeen Hana.On the show we talk about temple arts and why a training like ISTA is so valuable. We discuss the practice of bringing…
 
Episode 144 (10/20/21): At times, this world can reduce us to feeling so small, so forgotten. In the moments when we see the state of our fragility, regardless of how small we may feel, we have a God who upholds… cares… and sees us no matter how small we may feel that we are.When your thoughts, emotions, insecurities, and weaknesses make you feel t…
 
LIAF 111: “Queer is Questioning” From Spaces Between Podcast with Al JefferyWhat does it mean to call yourself queer? Today on Life is a Festival, I’m honored to share an interview I did on Al Jeffery’s brilliant show, “Spaces Between,” discussing queerness as a form of radical curiosity. We open with a comparison of vulnerability and openness, and…
 
What started as a festival bringing together elders from around the world has become a platform of superheroes! Aniwa is a movement to amplify the voices of Indigenous leaders and today’s guests founders Vivien Vilela & Rudy Randa share what that means in the time of Covid.We start with Vivian and Rudy’s initial awakenings, which started like many …
 
Episode 142 (09/22/21): “God, where are You…!?“God, what are You doing…!?“God, why am I going through this…!?”When life doesn’t seem to make sense… underlying, uncomfortable, questions such as these, will find us all.On todays episode, join us as we look at three separate stories in the Bible and seek to better understand how each and every day we …
 
The 2021 Renegade Burn was a marvel of self-organization. Today on Life is a Festival I share my own reflections and a collection of interviews from drone artists to temple builders. The show begins with my own experience. I answer questions, share my philosophy of why we Burn, respond to criticisms, and report on the vibe. Then I interview Nathan …
 
Episode 141 (09/18/21): Growing up, my grandmother used to put together big diners for our big family gatherings. As I look back on these dinners, I remember many, many times, where my dad would PLEED with her that instead of feeling the need to constantly serve, for her to instead just be present with us. Though I remember finding it funny to see …
 
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