Mar 28, 2023


Around the Web, Around the World

A Little Bit Culty

Press Replay: Robert Gavin on the NXIVM Trials

The press has been perhaps the most crucial third party for world happenings since, well, whenever the press was invented. While there is of course no shortage of fake news out there, the main goal of the press is to keep society honest, investigating everything from corrupt governments to those cute little cliques we like to call cults.

Robert Gavin has been a news reporter for 28 years, having also worked for two years as an editor. Originally from Staten Island, Gavin began his career by covering the New York City police and fire departments, the NYS Capitol, State and Federal Courts, various murder trials, and cases involving terrorism, the mafia, street gangs, and political corruption. And eventually, Robert’s role in the NXIVM trials and their coverage would play a crucial part in bringing down Keith Raniere, which we’re sure you saw on HBO’s “The Vow.” On today’s episode, we talk to Gavin about his time covering the cult, as well as the aftermath.

Please note, this series includes details of sexual abuse. Listener discretion is strongly advised. If you, or someone who know, is a survivor of sexual assault, abuse, grooming, child abuse, or human trafficking, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline offers support at 800.656.HOPE (4673).

Episode available since March 27, 2023

Herbal Radio

Plant Stories | Featuring Julia O. Bianco

For this week’s Plant Stories podcast, we interview multi-disciplinary artist Julia O. Bianco. Julia was a Deep Ecology Artist Fellow at the United Plant Savers (UpS) Sanctuary, one of our favorite non-profit organizations focused on protecting native medicinal plants, fungi, and their ecosystems. Hear how an online foraging class, the artist in residency program at the UpS Sanctuary, and the plants Julia encountered in the Appalachian foothills, all helped to shape the course of her life and her creative inspiration. Julia closes the show by reading three of her nature-inspired poems.

Julia Orquera Bianco was born in Argentina and lived in Mexico before moving to the United States. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting from Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2012. In 2018 she graduated from the MFA program at Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In 2020, Bianco earned a Certificate on Sustainability from University of California, Los Angeles.​

Bianco works through interrogating constructs resulting from Modern Western Culture, collective memory, and the experience of migration and gender. This allows her to speak about an identity constantly being renegotiated and in motion, in deep relation and conversation with the environment. Her explorations use her family legacy of labor as a strategy to connect with worlds that she is foreign to, experiencing them while remembering. She currently teaches at University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her work has been showcased in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States.

Episode available since Mar 24, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Tormented by Harvey Weinstein and Survived to Tell About It with Sarah Ann Masse

Actress and filmmaker Sarah Ann Masse speaks out about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, her decade of suffering in silence, and the stunning retaliation she faced once she came forward.

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Guest Bio:

Sarah Ann Masse is an LA-based, bisexual, and invisibly disabled actor, writer, singer, producer, filmmaker, and comedian who was one of the first people to come forward about Weinstein. Since facing career retaliation due to speaking up about abuse, she launched ‘Hire Survivors Hollywood‘ – an initiative that works to end retaliation against survivors of sexual violence within the entertainment industry.

Episode available since March 23, 2023

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Creation Spirituality with Matthew Fox & Why Women Need Goddess Pt 4 of 4

Today we'll be discussing Rev. Matthew Fox's life work - Creation Spirituality and that is a lot of road to cover. We'll delve into what it is, as well as the comparison between being religious vs spiritual, the nature of evil and angels, including scientific research proving angels are real - along with Matthew's own personal experience with angels. Creativity as a power of the universe and the key to our genious will be discussed as well as Cosmic Masses. Time permitting we'll examine compassion vs pity and wisdom vs knowledge. ***After the interview hear the final part, #4, of Why Women Need Goddess with Karen discussing the essay of Carol Christ.

BIO: Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, author, theologian, and activist priest, has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His 38 books, lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics and prophets, contemplative activists, who honor and defend the earth and work for justice. Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics, Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality. His recent projects include Order of the Sacred Earth and Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox as well as the Cosmic Mass.

Wed, March 29, 2023 at 02:00 pm [Eastern]

Desperate House Witches

Queen of All Witcheries - Jack Chanek


Discover historical writings and hands-on rituals that show how the Goddess became such an important component in today's Pagan, Witchcraft, and Wiccan practices. Jack Chanek explores the development of her mythology using nine well-known texts written between the 1800s and the 1970s by famous practitioners and historians. He offers insights on The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer, The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley, The White Goddess by Robert Graves, Witchcraft Today by Gerald Brosseau Gardner, and others. By presenting these titles alongside each other, Jack shows how the Goddess movement progressed with each text building upon previous ones, leading to the core themes we recognize today. Every chapter of Queen of All Witcheries includes a solitary ritual, a group ritual, and an exercise to provide you with a richer devotional experience.

Jack Chanek has been reading tarot since he was eleven years old, and he has been publicly writing about tarot since 2015. He has taught workshops on tarot, Qabalah, and Wicca around the country and is the author of Qabalah for Wiccans. Jack has appeared on Seeking Witchcraft, The Magic Monday Podcast, and The Witching Hour with Patti Negri, as well as teaching at festivals such as Free Spirit Gathering and LlewellynCon. He lives in New Jersey, where he works as an academic philosopher specializing in Immanuel Kant's philosophy of science. He can be found online at

Fri, March 21, 2023 05:00 pm [Eastern]

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

PDM ~ Christian Ortiz ~ Los Dioses de cada hombre

Paganos del mundo con Christian Ortiz desde México nos comparte temas de interés como mitología, magia, devoción e historia.

Los Dioses de cada hombre. Arquetipos, psicología profunda y metáforas de lo masculino.

Sat, April 1, 2023 07:00 pm [Eastern]

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