Joseph Laycock
1 hr 49 min
Spooky episode alert! Joseph Laycock is an associate professor of religious studies at Texas State University. Joseph joins the Armchair Expert to discuss all things exorcism; the overall belief of demonic possession in America, the unholy trinity of films that influenced belief, and how it’s typically a political phenomenon.  Joseph talks about the Salem Witch Trials, the West Memphis Three trial, the McMartin Preschool trial and explains why people tend to tell awful stories during times of upheavals. Dax reminisces on the satanic panic of the 80s and Joseph exclaims that if you’re doing it right, critical thinking should hurt.
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha: Bestselling Author
Chapter 67: Roxane Gay on lessons in love and the lethal lure of likeability
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedaris, Chris Anderson of TED, the founder of the world's largest feminist magazine, the world's greatest Uber driver, Pete Holmes, Angie Thomas, and Malcolm Gladwell. Each of the 333 chapters is dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and full moon until September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and 100% ad-free, commercial-free, sponsor-free, and interruption-free. For more info check out: Chapter Description: Provocative bestselling author. Prestigious editor. Prolific book reviewer. Passionate press founder. Prominent professor. Powerful speaker. Perceptive social commentator. Phew! Is it any wonder Roxane Gay has been dubbed by Playboy as the most important and most accessible feminist critic of our time? Over 1,000,000 people follow Roxane across Twitter, Instagram, and GoodReads, where she is, no big deal, currently the #1 ranked best book reviewer on the entire platform. So she’s an Internet junkie then, right? One of those social media “influencer” people? That kind of thing? Oh no, no, no, no, no! Roxane Gay is not that. She writes the Work Friend column at The New York Times as well as regular Op-Eds. She is the author of numerous bestselling books including Ayiti, Bad Feminist, An Untamed State, Difficult Women and Hunger. She was an editor for The Rumpus, co founded PANK literary magazine, and is currently editor at Gay Mag. She launched Tiny Hardcore Press (in her words, publishing “books tiny in stature but grand in reach and spirit,”) and has been a professor at Eastern Illinois, Purdue, and Yale. Roxane’s work is known for challenging mainstream narratives and deconstructing feminist and cultural issues through the lens of her personal experience as a Black queer writer. I spent weeks preparing for this conversation and felt like a ravenous wolf trying to read and listen to as much Roxane as I could find. I read and loved Bad Feminist, dug into her treasure trove of essays on Medium, and listened to her on many podcasts including two episodes on the wonderful Design Matters with her wife Debbie Millman. And still: I didn’t scratch the surface. She is such a prolific voice. We talk relationships, love, morality, sex, even wokeness and, of course, about her three most formative books. Are you ready to hang out with Roxane’s incredibly compelling mind? Let’s go! PS. This chapter is in partnership with Roxane and Performance Space NY, an alternative arts hub currently raising funds for housing insecure Black and trans artists. The arts world needs us all the time but even more so during this pandemic. Please consider donating. I will match all 3 Books listener donations up to $5000. Please email Manuela at with your donation receipt. Thank you! What You'll Learn: * How do you navigate the TBR (to be read) pile? * What are the ingredients for finding love? * What does it mean to be loved well? * What is cultural relativism? * What is the true power of a book? * How do we teach kids about sex these days? * Why is it so destructive to associate sex with shame? * How do we stop caring about what other people think? * How do we become better writers? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future episode: 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Sign up to receive podcast updates here:
46 min
For The Life Of Me
For The Life Of Me
Julie Piatt
142 Protecting The Tongass w/Tyler Yarrow
In this special holiday episode @SriMati and activist @tyler_yarrow_  give thanks for the Tongass region of Southeast Alaska, one of the last untouched forest wildernesses on the planet. In this heart felt connection Tyler and Julie share their personal experience of the awe-inspiring beauty and near-incomprehensible vastness of this sacred region at a time when its environmental protections are being dismantled by the Trump administration via the disbanding of The Roadless Rule. They discuss the life-giving communion of trees and the fright-giving tendencies of bears as Julie recollects her childhood in Anchorage and Tyler expands into her divine life blueprint of protector and guardian of these robust and vibrant ecosystems. Episode Links… Check Tyler’s linkinbio on Instagram @tyler_yarrow_ or her website _ or her YouTube _ Learn more about the region via the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council _ Understand the impact of the Roadless Rule policy here… _ It’s here for the Damanhur spiritual community in Italy... _ And to connect directly with Julie for personal sessions, go here… _ Finally, for delicious, artisanal not-cheese, just in time for the Christmas holidays, you need SriMu… _ (SriMu wheels are perfect for freezing, so an altar box can last for weeks!) Need help to bring your podcast idea to life? Email --- Send in a voice message:
53 min
RBC Thought Leadership, John Stackhouse
The Intangibles Economy: How to Make Canada an IP Powerhouse
It’s a term that’s been front and centre this fall, as the federal government considers ways to shepherd Canada out of the economic downturn caused by COVID: intellectual property. But what exactly _is _IP -- and how could it be central to the recovery? On this episode of Disruptors, an RBC podcast, host John Stackhouse sits down for a no-holds-barred conversation with one of Canada’s most outspoken tech and innovation advocates: Jim Balsillie, a businessman, philanthropist, former co-CEO of Research in Motion, and Chair of Council of Canadian Innovators. Balsillie believes there’s simply too much at stake to continue the Canada’s current approach to innovation, which he says has allowed foreign companies to cannibalize our businesses, pulling the benefits of IP research and development out of the country. Balsillie believes we’re at a pivotal moment, in which our economic prosperity, digital sovereignty, even our national security, could be impacted for years to come. Over the course of the conversation, Jim and John will also hear from CCI’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dana O’Born, and from a Canadian business leader who has successfully leveraged IP to grow his company. Jason Tham, the CEO of Nulogy will touch on the lessons he learned and discuss what needs to be done differently if Canada is indeed to become an IP powerhouse. Notes: Click the following links to learn more about the Canadian Council of Innovators, its recent open letter to the Prime Minister about nation building, and its plan for economic recovery. To read the Government of Canada’s National IP Strategy, click HERE. Jim Balsillie’s call for a national data strategy made headlines in the Financial Post and Toronto Star back in 2018.For more information about the businesses mentioned in this episode, visit and If you enjoyed this conversation, you may also want to listen to these previous _Disruptors _episodes: Beyond Silicon Valley: Why We Need a Global Playbook For Innovation, and Global Canadians: The Tech Sector’s Secret weapon.
32 min
Ask Kati Anything!
Ask Kati Anything!
Kati Morton
ep.38 "How do you know that you're ready to start talking about your trauma?" AKA
Audience questions for Ask Kati Anything ep38 1. Hey Kati, how do therapists deal with things that trigger their own mental illnesses? I want to be a therapist, but I struggle with anxiety and eating disorders myself and I’m afraid that there will be a patient who triggers me, potentially even to the point of relapse. 2. Hi Kati! Is it weird that I really want to cry in therapy but never can? I’ve always been someone that suppresses and ignores my emotions because I grew up thinking they were a sign of weakness.  Because of this... 3. Good day, Kati! Why do I keep pushing my friends away when I’m in a depressive episode? I know that’s when I need them the most and I need their support, but I just push them away and... 4. How do you know that you're ready to start talking about your trauma? I keep telling myself I'm not ready but what if I just don't want to? A couple of months ago i got some really strong flashbacks from what might have been... 5. Hi Kati! Do you think therapy is necessary for everyone? I spent three years in therapy but I stopped going a few months ago and I feel so much better since I stopped! Is there something wrong with me? I know deep down there is some stuff I... 6. Why can't I tell my parents that I love them or hug them? I obviously do love them but saying that is nearly impossible even though we used to be very affectionate towards each other when I was a child. When my mom tells me she loves... 7. How do I get over the feeling that I’m “faking” it. I feel like a fraud like I’m faking my way through life. I’ve accomplished a lot in life. But I can’t shake the feeling that I’m faking it!!... HELP. Appreciate all you do.Much love 8. Hi Kati! Is it normal to feel like I need to prepare a lot before therapy? Before each session, I read through my journals and think about everything I want to say, as well as how I will answer any potential questions that my therapist might ask... 9. Can someone be resistant to therapy because one sees through the strategies of the therapist so that they don't work? 10. Hey Kati.  I’m 19 years old and in the last few years, I’ve found myself getting strongly attached to female figures who are older than me. It’s almost like I’ve got a little hole inside of me and... *Connecting with Kati* * *Are u ok? *Kati's book is in stores now * *Kati's Amazon Suggestions* * *PATREON** *is a great way* *to help me support the creation of mental health videos. * *Journaling Club* - On Tuesday & Friday Kati posts a journal prompt to help keep you motivated and working on yourself!  *Opinions That Don't Matter!* (Kati's second podcast) * *video version*  * *audio version* *ONLINE THERAPY** *I do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor. I receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust. *BUSINESS EMAIL* *MAIL*  PO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 *PLEASE READ* If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emergency room. Support the show (
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