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#16 Femininity, Masculinity & the Nature of Sexual Power with Leigh Ann Orsi

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Release Date: 04/02/2019

#63 Femininity, Community and the Path to a Somatically Regulated Revolution with Kylie McBeath show art #63 Femininity, Community and the Path to a Somatically Regulated Revolution with Kylie McBeath

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Kylie a Certified Health Coach, Emotional Expert, Co-Founder of Zura Health, Podcast Host, Speaker and Writer. This is Kylie's second time on the show and we dive in real deep, real fast. We talk about our thoughts on the nature of feminine power, the importance of community and interdependence, and what an embodied & intentional path to self-trust and intuition looks like. We also discuss why you can't actually consent to anything if you don't know and trust yourself, the anger and grief-laden process of recognizing you've confused abuse with love, and why we both feel that if there's...

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#62 Sexual Perversion and other Socially Constructed Taboos with Jesse Bering show art #62 Sexual Perversion and other Socially Constructed Taboos with Jesse Bering

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Jesse is is a research psychologist and Director of the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is the author of several books, all of which examine controversial & taboo topics. We talk about the nature of sexual perversion - what it means, how it's defined and why moralistic, socially constructed positions related to behavior of any kind can be extremely problematic. We dive into everything from pedophilia to incest to zoophilia and challenge the "nature" argument as it relates to the construction of sexual orientation. We also discuss...

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#61 Living as a Hunter-Gatherer in the Modern World with Callie Russell show art #61 Living as a Hunter-Gatherer in the Modern World with Callie Russell

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Callie is a scavenger-gatherer, hunter, wilderness therapy guide, ancestral skills teacher and goat herder who lives nomadically following the seasons and wild food. Chris Ryan co-hosts this episode with me and we discuss everything from Callie's recent appearance on the TV show Alone, her upbringing & close relationship with loss and death, how she transforms grief into gratitude and a commitment to honoring herself and the earth, and the practical and symbolic beauty of goats and how they can help get us back to a more regenerative relationship with the planet. Find Callie at and on...

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#60 White Shamanism, Spiritual Bypassing & Accountability with Leah Iracleous show art #60 White Shamanism, Spiritual Bypassing & Accountability with Leah Iracleous

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Leah has a BA in social justice and is working on her doctorate in clinical depth psychology where she plans to write her dissertation on white shamanism. Leah and I speak about what it means to import the sacred, spiritual practices of other cultures into a Western context and how we can get stuck in the trap of spiritual bypassing. We also talk about how all of this relates to power, narcissism, social media, psychedelics and therapy. Lastly, we discuss the nuanced and complex nature of defining and reacting to "abuse", the dangers of cancel culture and the importance of moving from...

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#59 The Art of Questioning Everything with Justin De Ruyter show art #59 The Art of Questioning Everything with Justin De Ruyter

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Justin and I look at the world in very similar ways. Maybe it’s because we were both raised by a gay dad, or because we both had to navigate challenging early childhood dynamics, or because we both have Dutch heritage. Either way, for as long as we can both remember, we’ve always approached the world with a great deal of curiosity and skepticism. Justin worked in the fire department for his entire adult life and just recently retired. He shares vulnerably about what his 23 years of experience has taught him about humanity and the systems we depend on. We discuss everything from navigating...

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#58 Lessons for Life From a Death Doula with Sarah Kerr show art #58 Lessons for Life From a Death Doula with Sarah Kerr

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Sarah Kerr is a death doula and ritual healing practitioner, helping people navigate literal and symbolic death through cross-cultural shamanic healing and nature-based spirituality. We speak about dark nights of the soul as initiatory experiences, rituals for letting go, the cyclical nature of the soul’s journey and how processing personal grief is of service to the larger whole.  Find Sarah at Sarah's Book Recommendation: by Joanna Macey and by Christopher Bache Songs featured: "Semolina" by Slow Meadow and "Kol Nidre" by Max Bruch How to support the show: Rate, review and...

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#57 Carl Jung and Our Soul's Quest for Meaning, Individuation & Transformation with Joseph R. Lee, Lisa Marchiano & Deborah Stewart show art #57 Carl Jung and Our Soul's Quest for Meaning, Individuation & Transformation with Joseph R. Lee, Lisa Marchiano & Deborah Stewart

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Joe, Lisa and Deb are Jungian Analysts and co-hosts of the podcast This Jungian Life. Our conversation covers Carl Jung & his legacy + weaves together discussions around manifestation, mysticism, authenticity, depth psychology, astrology, suffering, trauma, personal and collective dark nights of the soul & the mythology of the millennial generation. Find Joe, Lisa & Deb at Joe's Book Recommendation: by Dion Fortune Lisa's Book Recommendation: by Carl Jung Deb's Book Recommendation: by Donald Kalsched Songs featured: "Friends" by Francis and the Lights (feat. Bon Iver) and...

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#56 The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat with Diana Rodgers show art #56 The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat with Diana Rodgers

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living on a working organic farm in New England. She’s an author and host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast. She's currently working on a new book and film project, Sacred Cow, exploring the important role of animals in our food system.

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#55 Interpreting Language, History and Spirituality to Locate our Life's #55 Interpreting Language, History and Spirituality to Locate our Life's "Lesson Plan" with Jenny Kellogg

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Jenny is a certified astrologer, holds a B.A. in Classical Philology and has studied ancient civilizations and languages for over 25 years. She also has a PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures and is one of my closest friends and mentors. Jenny and I speak about locating and embracing personal filters as it relates to language, heritage and spirituality in order to find our life's unique lesson plan. We also discuss our own personal mother wounds and how we're working through them, our skepticisms about some forms of astrology and how trauma can and should be used as a tool for finding...

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#54 Endangered Species Conservation & Reproduction with Kesley Martin show art #54 Endangered Species Conservation & Reproduction with Kesley Martin

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World

Kelsey is a veterinarian, former art student and badass hoola hooper. To be honest, we spend the entire first half of this podcast recounting a rattlesnake bite Kelsey got within a day of me meeting her (where she had to be flown out of a remote canyon we were in via helicopter), but for the rest of the show we discuss her experience growing up on large, remote cattle ranches, her inspiration for becoming a large animal veterinarian and how she plans to use her expertise to assist in endangered species awareness, conservation and reproduction. We also discuss our mutual love of the outdoors...

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Leigh Ann is an entrepreneur, professional pole dancer & muay thai fighter + a former child actress & reality TV star. We share very similar opinions about sex, gender & power... plus, we both love to talk. Our conversation focuses primarily on the extremely nuanced issue regarding the relationship between femininity & masculinity and how power lives and breathes within both.

Leigh Ann's Book Recommendation: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Song featured: "Come When I Call" by the John Mayer Trio

Find Leigh Ann on Instagram or BeSpun.com and RiseTheNight.com

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