Jun 13, 2023


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A Little Bit Culty

Shiny Happy Wife: Tia Levings on Christian Fundamentalism (Part 1)

Just as roses have thorns, so too do pristine, seemingly blemish-free families have their own dark sides. For example, we have the Duggar family and their show 19 and Counting, which broadcasted the daily lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their army of children between 2008 and 2015 to millions of viewers around the world. Now, a new documentary on the family called Shiny Happy People, according to TIME, “includes testimonies from daughter Jill (Duggar) Dillard, her husband Derick Dillard, niece Amy (Duggar) King, as well as several former IBLP members, reveals that the family and larger religious group was dealing with allegations of sex abuse, child abuse and financial mistreatment.”

Our guest today, author Tia Levings, spoke in this documentary based on her experiences as a thought leader on abuse within Christian Fundamentalism, but also a survivor of such abuse herself. Having grown up in a Southern Baptist Megachurch, Levings gets into how she slowly but surely slipped into a high-control group (read: cult) wherein men are considered accountable for their wives before God, and therefore must lead and discipline them.

Her memoir, A Well-Trained Wife, will be released in August of 2024.

Episode available since June 12, 2023

Herbal Radio

Intro to Chinese Medicine, with Toby Daly | Tea Talks with Jiling

Toby began studying East Asian medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam, a Korean monk trained in the Saam tradition. In 2016, he completed a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine under the guidance of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen. Toby just published his first book this April, "An Introduction to Chinese Medicine: A Patient's Guide to Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, & More". It offers a concise overview of the landscape and therapeutic potential of traditional East Asian medicine.

Jiling and Toby discuss Chinese herbal medicine, nourishing life (yang sheng 養生) East Asian medicine seasonal considerations for diet and exercise, yin-yang, and more!

Visit Toby Daly at FlourishMedicine.com and ChineseNutritionApp.com

Episode available since Jun 9, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Ask Dr. Ramani: What is Gaslighting?

Dr. Ramani answers your burning questions about gaslighting, a phenomenon so common, it was 2022’s word of the year.

Episode available since June 8, 2023

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Mary Magdalene Speaks with Marcia McMahon

Intuitive medium and channel, Marcia McMahon, interviewed on both radio and TV for over 15 years, is a spiritual teacher and Angelic Reiki Master healer. She's with me today to discuss her book Mary Magdalene Speaks, composed of both researched and channeled information about the life of Mary Magdalene and Jeshsua, the bloodline and Holy Grail. We'll delve into the discrepancies between traditional knowledge church authorities preach to the masses and the gnostic teachings Marcia has gleaned through her channeling gift. Marcia will share some of Mary's wisdom, Marcia's experiences visiting sites sacred to Mary and Jesus in Israel as well as relics kept hidden by the Vatican.

Wed, June 14, 2023 at 02:00 pm [Eastern]


Desperate House Witches

The Era of High Magic with John Beckett

John Beckett joins me to discuss what he calls "the currents of magic" and how they're getting stronger.

John Beckett grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside his back door. Wandering through them gave him a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. John is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF), a member of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. He’s been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals since 2003. His books The Path of Paganism (2017) and Paganism In Depth (2019) are published by Llewellyn Worldwide. John can be found on his website Under the Ancient Oaks (https://undertheancientoaks.com/), on his Patheos blog (https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/), and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. John lives in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and earns his keep as an engineer.

Fri, June 16, 2023 06:00 pm [Eastern]


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