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EPISODE 149: Leaving Paradise: Ravyn Celestino

EPISODE 149: Leaving Paradise: Ravyn Celestino

Raven grew up in Hawaii, dancing near Waikiki Beach as a b-boy with his friends. His fondness for performing and hunger for the arts has him living as an aspiring model and actor off of the islands. We discuss what it's like leaving it all to pursue his dreams.

EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

EPISODE 148: Learn Your Lessons and Make Your Art!: Shane Browning

Shane and I are a lot drunker and enjoying each others company in this episode. He tells us about growing up an anti-racist skinhead, and then we turn the corner and begin dreaming of an inclusive artistic future for humanity.

EPISODE 147: Escaping the Hare Krishna: Shane Browning

EPISODE 147: Escaping the Hare Krishna: Shane Browning

Shane, a hardcore, straight edge kid recruited by a rock idol joined the Hare Krishna. Traveling with a guru and joining the Krishna Temple. Shane, Texas-raised with a KKK member dad and a Baptist mom finds a way to escape the Hare Krishna life. This is one crazy story.

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 146: Your Thing. My Thing. WHO CARES!: Krystal Strifert

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

Krystal and I get into some deep sh*t in this episode. Beginning with small talk about our Hispanic heritage and quickly dive into the discord we see in the world, our frustrations with it, and what we hope our future can be. All the while, wondering where God is?

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

EPISODE 145: It Get’s Easier: Church Cliques, Bad Brows, and Narcolepsy: Krystal Strifert

Krystal, frustrated with the social constructs of Christianity, the church, and institutionalized religion, walk away finding what she needed elsewhere. She's a makeup artist, microblade tattooer, part-time bartender, and badass woman.

EPISODE 144: Find Your Own Way: Josh Black, a.k.a. “Ronald McFondle”

EPISODE 144: Find Your Own Way: Josh Black, a.k.a. “Ronald McFondle”

Josh Black left his home in North Dakota when he was a teenager, in hunt of a bigger, better life. He found it and learned a lot along the way. This is the story of a transient, homeless kid, who found his own way.

EPISODE 143: Legalize Your Passion: “Ronald McFondle,” a.k.a. Josh Black

EPISODE 143: Legalize Your Passion: “Ronald McFondle,” a.k.a. Josh Black

What would you do if the government came to shut down your art? Your Passion? Josh Black, a.k.a. "Ronald McFondle and his 321 Battle Wrestling partners had to face just that. They engaged the process of legalization, rebelliously, but legally, and won.