In this episode, Amanda Stuermer, founder of World Muse, writer, activist, and editor of Muse Magazine, provides insight on discovering your inner muse. Amanda reflects on her journey developing self awareness, self expression, and self empowerment. She discusses the importance of finding mentors and how they have expanded her activism work.
In this episode, Liz Anjos, musician known as Pink Feathers, keys and vocalist for RAC, and runner for the Oiselle Team, explores the performative experience of running and music. Liz shares the meaning behind Pink Feathers, her solo music act, and reflects on her classical piano background. Liz discusses how she balances marathon training when she is on tour with RAC, including a recount of her most recent training for the Berlin Marathon.
In this episode, Steve Almond, author and cohost of the Dear Sugar Radio, explores the power of radical empathy in his relationship to his three young children. Steve discusses balancing fatherhood with his writing. He recounts his journey as a writer from working as a newspaper reporter after college to the inspiration behind Candyfreak, his New York Times bestselling book.
“Once fame became something very different, I think you’d have to be blind not to look back on it and say, was this worth while or was this what I should have done?” * In this episode, John Malkovich, acclaimed actor, director, producer, and fashion designer, discusses his perspective on talent, fame, and failure. John reflects on his Midwestern upbringing and lessons learned from the death of numerous family members. John recounts his beginnings as an actor from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company to his breakthrough into film. He offers insight on how the world has changed during his time as an actor and the experience of questioning one’s life path. John considers the phenomenon of fame and how it has impacted his life. He shares on his passion for fashion design and the importance of failure in creative and life endeavors. Lastly, John explores how talent is a responsibility and previews exciting projects and films on his calendar.
In this episode, Kyle Finch and KamGi Chak, founders of Be Love Apparel and social activists, tell the story of how they met in Thailand and their journey creating their home in Topanga, California. They reveal what inspired them to start their apparel company Be Love. Kyle and KamGi discuss the power of the yoga community and how it has helped Be Love grow. They explain what organizations Be Love supports with their profits, including the LA-based Alexandria House. Kyle and KamGi reflect on the challenges they have encountered in owning their own company. They provide insight on how Be Love remains authentic in the fashion world. Lastly, Kyle and KamGi share unexpected moments of discovering their Be Love apparel and how they unplug from work.
Joel Davis is the Minister of Music of Black Swan Sounds Record Label and DJ of Terrasonic.
In this episode, Joel discusses his musical journey of working at numerous different yoga music companies, including his current work as the Minister of Music at Black Swan Sounds Record Label and his famous show Terrasonic, a global freeform mix show created in 2002 that is still airing weekly. Joel first provides his background in music. He explains how KGNU Community Radio in Boulder changed his life. He explains his journey working for numerous different yoga record labels, including Sounds True, White Swan Records, and Black Swan Sounds. Joel provides insight on the the intersection between music and spirituality. He discusses his collaborations with numerous yoga music artists, including DJ Drez, Srikalogy, and MC Yogi. Joel details three things he has learned from having his own radio show. He reveals his perspective on how music can heal the world and what he thinks is the future of yoga in the next 25 years.