#50 Sex, Uncertainty & Becoming Uncivilized with Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the bestselling author of Sex at Dawn & Civilized to Death. He also hosts a podcast called Tangentially Speaking. We talk about everything from President Clinton’s infamous blowjob to male vulnerability to the importance of embracing uncertainty and heartbreak in one’s life to the myth of “progress” and the (eventual? hopeful? inevitable?) downfall of civilization as we know it.

Find out more about Chris at ThatChrisRyan.com and on Instagram and Twitter.

Chris’ Book Recommendations: A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright, Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse and The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

Songs featured: “Talyat” by Tinariwen and “Pacing the Cage” by Bruce Cockburn

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#49 Healing Through Sexual Embodiment and Turning Victimization into Empowerment with Mackensey Alexander

Mackensey is a trauma-informed tantra & intimacy coach, an ACS certified sexologist and an embodiment portrait photographer who offers energy and somatic healing to those looking to cultivate a deeper sense of intimacy, sexual and emotional intelligence, connection and pleasure. Our conversation explores the nature of sexual embodiment and feminine power, the intersection of sexuality with religion/spirituality and “fawning” as a trauma response. We also discuss the Lilith myth, psychological projection and what it means to be “a teacher”.

Find out more about Mackensey at lilithandlavender.com and on Instagram at @lilithandlavender.

Mackensey’s Book Recommendations: Becoming Animal by David Abram and Belonging by Toka-Pa Turner

Songs featured: “Changes” by Langhorne Slim/The Law and “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks

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#48 Deconstructing #MeToo, Identity Politics & Media Literacy with Kaj Larsen

Kaj Larsen is a journalist, US Navy Seal and Harvard graduate. He’s worked for Vice News, CNN, NowThis News and Current TV. He’s also one of the kindest, smartest and most curious people I know. Kaj and I discuss the fallacy of identity politics, his experience of being accused during the #metoo movement, the way culture forces us to compartmentalize our identity, the dangers of irresponsible journalism + the importance of being an informed consumer of media & embracing our collective, human experience as opposed to falling into the spoon-fed traps of fear, demonization and cancel-culture.

Find out more about Kaj on Instagram @kajlarsen and at kajlarsen.com.

Kaj’s Book Recommendation: Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

Songs featured: “American Kid” by Carsie Blanton and “All Kinds of Time” by Fountains of Wayne

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