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#27 Mormonism, Faith & the Reconstruction of Self with Kevin Russell

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Release Date: 07/15/2019

#43 Community & Neotribalism with Joe Lightfoot show art #43 Community & Neotribalism with Joe Lightfoot

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Joe Lightfoot is a passionate weaver of community. He has a background in social entrepreneurship, personal vision coaching and the establishment of whole food cafe’s. He is currently focused on cultivating a new type of community structure called the Conscious Change Collective which he details in his upcoming book A Collective Blooming. Joe and I discuss what it means to build and partake in community, the nuances of leadership and power, redefining public/private life, and the importance of fixing ourselves to fix the world. Joe's Book Recommendation: The Listening Society by Hanzi...

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#42 Destigmatizing and Embracing Fear with Akshay Nanavati show art #42 Destigmatizing and Embracing Fear with Akshay Nanavati

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps Veteran, speaker, adventurer, entrepreneur and author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness. Our conversation centers around the intersection of fear with self-awareness, "enlightenment" & growth. We unpack what fear is, where it comes from, how we can embody it in a positive way and how to distinguish between fear and intuition. Find Akshay at Fearvana.com Akshay's Book Recommendations: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and More Beautiful Than Before by Steve Leder Song featured: "I've Been...

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#41 Grief, Community, Ritual & The Wild Edge of Sorrow with Francis Weller show art #41 Grief, Community, Ritual & The Wild Edge of Sorrow with Francis Weller

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He synthesizes psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions, and has introduced the healing work of grieving and ritual to thousands of people around the world. He is the author of several books including one of my all time favorites, The Wild Edge of Sorrow. Our conversation explores the many forms and facets of grief, and the importance of ritual and community in healing our world both internally and externally. Find Francis at FrancisWeller.net Francis' Book Recommendation: Coming...

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#40 Finding Beauty and Meaning in the Breakdown with Tarah Edmonds show art #40 Finding Beauty and Meaning in the Breakdown with Tarah Edmonds

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

On paper, it doesn't seem that Tarah and I have anything in common. She has 3 kids, she's over a decade older than me, she lives across the country and has had vastly different life experiences than me, and yet, we have an exceptional amount in common. From early childhood trauma, to health issues, to recognizing the importance of healing from the inside out as to not pass on our BS to the next generation, we couldn't be more alike. This episode is one of vulnerability, friendship, transition and creating community across superficial divides. Find Tarah on Instagram Tarah's Book...

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#39 Sex, Society, Sincerity & Millennial Maturation with Kyle Thiermann show art #39 Sex, Society, Sincerity & Millennial Maturation with Kyle Thiermann

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Kyle is a professional surfer, podcaster (host of the Kyle Thiermann Show), an environmentalist, and co-creator of The Motherfucker Awards. We sat down to have an unfiltered, nuanced discussion about all of my favorite topics - sex, #metoo, podcasting, stress, civilization, authenticity, vulnerability and the complexities and uncertainties of wanting to make a tangible difference as a young person in this crazy, fucked up world. Find Kyle on Instagram and on The Kyle Thiermann Show. Buy Tickets to the Motherfucker Awards. Song featured: "Work" by Charlotte Day Wilson How to support the show:...

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#38 Space Exploration as a Tool for Personal and Global Evolution & Empathy with MaryLiz Bender show art #38 Space Exploration as a Tool for Personal and Global Evolution & Empathy with MaryLiz Bender

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

MaryLiz is a musician and experiential storyteller. She is the co-founder of Cosmic Perspective, which challenges the status quo of traditionally dry & inaccessible aspects of space exploration and instead uses art, performance and storytelling about space in an effort to inspire hope, empathy and appreciation for our home planet and unite humanity. Our conversation touches on MaryLiz's personal journey from religious fundamentalism to scientific wonder, the parallels between the Overview Effect & space travel to all forms of personal courage & transformation, the intersections of...

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#37 Where Ritual, Meaning and Belief Meet Science & Secularism with Sasha Sagan show art #37 Where Ritual, Meaning and Belief Meet Science & Secularism with Sasha Sagan

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Sasha is a writer, television producer, filmmaker, and editor whose writing on death, history, travel and ritual through a scientific lens have appeared in New York Magazine, O. the Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. She recently released her first book, For Small Creatures Such As We. Our conversation elaborates on the ambiguous space of finding ritual and meaning within a scientific world view. We discuss the limitations of theistic language, how understanding something scientifically doesn't always have to remove awe and wonder, how our post-agricultural lifestyle separates us from a deep...

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#36 You Can't Rush Your Healing: A Hero's Journey show art #36 You Can't Rush Your Healing: A Hero's Journey

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

When I launched this podcast a year ago, I knew that eventually, this story would need to be told. Today felt like the right day. I discuss "health" and my journey toward finding it in the most broad and comprehensive way possible. From physical health to emotional well-being to societal and cultural frameworks and the way they all intermingle, my goal with this episode is to create a safe space where we can broaden our understanding of "sickness" and heal together.  Songs featured: "Grillos" by Paco Fernandez & "You Can't Rush Your Healing" by Trevor Hall How to support the show:...

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#35 Gender, Feminism & Public/Private Space with Dylan Bandy show art #35 Gender, Feminism & Public/Private Space with Dylan Bandy

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Dylan is a photographer, filmmaker and musician. She also hosts a podcast about sex, feminism and power with her mother (Sonya Lea, who was also on this show) called BITCHCONOCLAST. Dylan and I have an open-ended conversation about both of our favorite subjects, namely, gender, feminism, power, public/private space and considering all of them from a cross-cultural and cross-generational perspective. Dylan and I don't always agree, but our conversation showcases what in my opinion is exactly the kind of conversation we need to be having about these topics - nuanced, curious, self-reflective and...

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#34 The Nuanced, Complex Journey of Finding True Health & Wellness with Steph Gaudreau  show art #34 The Nuanced, Complex Journey of Finding True Health & Wellness with Steph Gaudreau

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Steph Gaudreau is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, author, strength coach, athlete, podcaster and creator of the former Stupid Easy Paleo. Steph and I have an extremely open & vulnerable conversation about our own personal journeys in finding "health". We discuss diet culture (including paleo diet culture), intuitive eating, "diet fundamentalism", discovering the emotional root of many physical health & food issues, the never-ending journey of identifying ones own personal version of health plus our first-hand experiences of dealing with the...

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Kevin was raised as a Mormon and through a series of fascinating events and self-reflections, he began to question everything he knew to be true. We talk about the nature of faith and its relationship to science, our human proclivity for falling victim to narcissism and god complexing and the excruciating process of deconstructing and reconstructing our identity against all odds. 

Song featured: "Masks (Live)" by The Brook & The Bluff

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