Aug 1, 2023


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A Little Bit Culty

Breaking Character: Ex-Acting Students Speak Up (Part 2)

Last week, Alberta Mayne Bligh, Brooke Henderson, and Erin Boyes dove into what attracted them to Michèle Lonsdale-Smith’s acting classes – the good, the bad, and the messy. Our three guests are ex-students, each with their own thriving careers in film, theater, television, directing, development and even art therapy. And they are among the 26 ex-students who recently spoke up about their experience under the tutelage of Lonsdale-Smith in a revelatory story published in The Cut. If you missed Part 1, go back and take a listen. Now, in Part 2, they share their tipping points: when they realized that they were in a toxic relationship and how it ended.

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 July 31, 2023

Herbal Radio

Plant Stories | Featuring Lucretia VanDyke

We are so pleased to feature another interview with our friend Lucretia VanDyke. On Herbal Radio, we have learned about Lucretia’s upbringing and what led her to work with plants, but we have never gotten to learn what plants she loves and why. In this Plant Stories episode, Lucretia talks about her favorite edible plants of New Orleans and the significance they played in her upbringing that began her herbalism journey.

With a journey that began when she was a little girl mixing herbs, mud, and roots on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has had a lifelong connection to the plants. She has been in the wellness industry for over twenty-five years. Her quest for knowledge and storytelling has led her all over the world to learn about remedies, traditions, and ceremonies from indigenous healers.

One of the foremost experts on Southern folk healing arts, Lucretia integrates rituals, plant spirit meditation, holistic food/herbal medicine, and ancestor reverence into people’s practices.

Lucretia has worked and trained with many internationally known spa and skin care companies. She is a holistic educator, speaker, herbalist, sacred sexologist, ceremonialist, spiritual coach, intuitive energy practitioner, diviner, author, and world traveler. Lucretia brings her vivacious spirit and her message of ancestral connection in herbal practices to inspire others to embrace their unique relationship with the plants. Teaching herbal classes, cooking, storytelling, and foraging in the woods learning native medicine charges her soul.

Lucretia’s book African American Herbalism: A Practical Guide to Healing Plants and Folk Traditions is now available through Mountain Rose Herbs:

Episode available since Jul 28, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

The Untold Story of the Cult at Sarah Lawrence College - Pt 1 with Daniel Levin

Larry Ray was recently sentenced to 60 years for heinous crimes he committed while running a sadistic cult that began in his daughter’s dorm at the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College. Now, Daniel Levin, who survived years of torture, manipulation, sexual abuse and testified against Ray is revealing new details about what he endured.

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Guest Bio:

Daniel Barban Levin holds an MFA in poetry from UC-Irvine. Nylon called his memoir SLONIM WOODS 9 (Crown) about surviving the abusive cult which began at Sarah Lawrence “a disturbing, extremely vulnerable and extraordinary account of what happened to Levin and the emotional and psychological fallout.” He executive produced the documentary STOLEN YOUTH (Hulu) which the New Yorker described as “…a remarkable work, advancing the prestige true-crime genre’s slow but steady reorientation toward centering victims.” He lives and writes in Los Angeles and teaches continuing education students how to translate difficult memories into powerful stories through Stanford University.

Episode available since July 27, 2023

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Circle Sanctuary's Circle Talk - Stephanie Grimassi

Raven Grimassi contributed a wealth of knowledge and Magick to the wisdom to the Occult community over decades before his death in 2019. Tonight, on Circle Talk, we are going to be talking with his wife, Stephanie Grimassi, who is preserving his legacy as she re-introduces Raven's texts to a new audience of readers and seekers of the Magickal Arts.

Tue, August 1, 2023 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

A New Science of the Afterlife with Daniel Drasin

Daniel Drasin, award-winning documentary filmaker, photographer and media producer for more than six decades has been actively investigating the field of afterlife communication through traditional mental and physical mediumship as well as modern electronics. We'll discuss his journey in this field, his paranormal experiences and explore what that "veil" that separates this world from the next really might be. Language is important and we'll explore why that is related to this topic and Daniel will distinguish between skepticism and pseudoskepticism.

Wed, August 2, 2023 02:00 pm [Eastern]

Desperate House Witches

The 4:15 - August 3rd, 2023

Join Star Bustamonte (News Editor - The Wild Hunt) and Raina Starr (Host/Producer - Desperate House Witches) for this month's news of interest!

Please note, the opinions expressed on this show belong to the hosts, and do not represent the opinions of the Wild Hunt or any of its subsidiaries.

Thu, August 3, 2023 04:00 pm [Eastern]


Join me and Taliesin Govannon (The Pagan Pundit) as we discuss the latest in politics.

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Fri, August 4, 2023 04:30 pm [Eastern]

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