Veladya Chapman: Earth Mama Medicine and Van Life!

Veladya Chapman and her boyfriend Matt were living in a cramped apartment with his dad and their hairless cat in New York City — scraping by working multiple jobs to make the insane rents. Finally, one day they had enough and they decided to leave the apartment, buy a van and retrofit it for a cross country adventure! (https://youtu.be/DtWb_9CNMEo) Continue reading “Veladya Chapman: Earth Mama Medicine and Van Life!”

Emilia Fart: A YouTube ICON affecting positive change through self expression

Holy Hannah, how the hell did I convince Emilia Fart to let me show up at her apartment with a bunch of podcast gear, drink her soda and share a slice of Dominos Pizza with her? She’s super awesome to let me go interview her. Continue reading “Emilia Fart: A YouTube ICON affecting positive change through self expression”

Mister Lobo: Cinéma Insomnia and OSI74

This episode is a tribute to the beloved late night horror host MR LOBO who — after spending an HOUR with me trying to get the technical issues fixed — graced me for another hour interview over Ringr from Pennsylvania, USA!

Mr Lobo has produced and hosted the hilarious late night show Cinema Insomnia  for the last 16 years! The show has run on local stations, PBS and across the internet on Vimeo and Roku! Continue reading “Mister Lobo: Cinéma Insomnia and OSI74”

Kelsey Mathew: Roma Gypsies in Transylvania

Kelsey Mathew has been fascinated by the Romani people  the – aka “Roma”, aka “Gypsies” (sometimes seen as derogatory) from an early age. I’m thrilled to have her on the show to tell us about some of her experiences interacting with this fascinating people in Romania during her many trips back with missions and charitable organizations! We’ll learn about the situation in the Transylvania region of Romania — its bad — and a bit about Romanian Romani culture, beliefs and practices too!

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Isabelle Narayana: Pastafarian vs “DMV” (archive: MSAP #21)

I’ve been so busy with family and doing new interviews for future episodes of the podcast, that I don’t have any new content for you all! Luckily, this interview I did for episode 21 of my old podcast, My Secret Atheist Podcast, is probably new to most of you. This was back when I was much more in your face atheist – you know the type.

Next episode will be a NEW ONE. Until then, here’s an ‘archive’ episode from the old podcast.

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Craig Ex: Cannabis Law and Culture in Canada

Craig Ex, host of Pot TV’s talkshow Expert Joints and regular on Cannabis Life Network, takes time out for a pre-show interview with me on cannabis legalization in Canada, and cannabis in general. We cover many topics about Mary Jane, including the basics for people like me who are sort of newbs when it comes to weed.

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Irrelevant News: The Story with Mars Argo, Titanic Sinclair and Poppy!

Okay this episode is going to be different.

I’ll admit it, this episode is UBER niche. I’ve been engrossed with the story Mars Argo, Titanic Sinclair and Poppy. If you will, you can follow me down the rabbit hole. In a nutshell, Mars Argo is the name of a woman and a band who rose to some notoriety in Chicago and then LA. They made awesome little videos on their channel grocerybagtv. But one day, much like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory – 90 videos just disappeared off the site, Mars went completely missing and her boyfriend started making similar videos with a new girl – Poppy. For three years, people asked – WHERE’S MARS ARGO? It became a mystery people obsessed about.

I’m not the only one, there are hundreds of Argonauts on YouTube scouring the web for answers and theorizing about what’s actually going on.

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Jordan Robson: FEMEN USA!

On November 8th, 2016, Jordan Robson, stood at the Manhattan voting place where Donald Trump would appear with her colleague. They waited until the right moment – when the press would see them – broke free, and tore off their shirts to expose their bare breasts upon which were written in thick black ink: “HATE OUT OF MY POLLS” and “TRUMP GRAB YOUR BALLS!”

Both women are members of FEMEN. In fact, Jordan is the Head of FEMEN USA! (supportfemen.com)

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Kenneth Copp: Amish Atheist – BONUS 2015 ARCHIVE INTERVIEW

From October 16, 2015:

Kenneth Copp grew up in a Fundamentalist Christian family and eventually made his way into an Old Order Amish community. After 30 years of being Amish, he deconverted to atheism. Although he is no longer religious, he has kept many of the facets of Amish daily living. We will discuss his voyage from religion to atheism, the reaction of the Amish community and his unique fusion of modern technology and older ways of living and the motivations behind this. Kenneth is also working on a book to share his fascinating story with others.

Kenneth’s woodworking business website: http://locustgrovewoodworks.com/

Intro Music: ‘Universal Warrior (Special Edition)’ by Gorowski (http://goo.gl/Kh2BcD)

Outro Music: ‘He Calls That Religion’ by Smokey Hormel (http://goo.gl/0d9nGy)

Kenneth Copp: Amish Atheist

Kenneth Copp talks with me about how his strong love for the environment and his Christian faith brought him to join the Amish and eschew many modern conveniences. Then, a chance meeting with an atheist introduced him to critical thinking and made him re-examine the Bible and the very foundations of his belief in God and religion.

After fifteen years an Amish, Kenneth’s mind is free of religious superstition and he’s now in the rare position of being perhaps the only Amish Atheist. His belief in gods is gone but his desire to keep his environmental footprint as small as possible keeps him living an Amish lifestyle. He’ll drive a car when he needs to go long distances, but most days he’ll drive his horse and buggy. Continue reading “Kenneth Copp: Amish Atheist”