Aug 22, 2023


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A Little Bit Culty

When the World Didn’t End: Guinevere Turner’s Cult Memoir (Part 2)

Here’s Part 2 of our conversation with Guinevere Turner whose memoir When the World Didn’t End is drawn from fastidiously kept childhood diaries written while she was raised in a cult. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, back up and listen. In Part 2, Turner shares what it was like to return to “normal” life, how her story became a thriller, and what’s helpful, not-so-helpful, and just plain weird about life post-cult.

Please note, this series includes details of underage 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).


Guinevere Turner is an acclaimed writer, director, and actor who’s worked in film and TV since her 1994 debut film Go Fish, which she wrote, produced, and starred in. She teamed up with director Mary Harron to write the films American Psycho; The Notorious Bettie Page; and the 2019 film Charlie Says. She was a writer, story editor, and played Gabby Deveaux on Showtime’s The L Word. She’s written and directed seven short films, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She can be seen in film roles including The Watermelon Woman, Chasing Amy, and American Psycho. Guinevere has taught screenwriting at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, University of Georgia, UCLA and NYU.

Episode available since August 21, 2023

Herbal Radio

Plantain the Future | Featuring jim mcdonald (Rerelease)

This week’s episode was recorded at the in-person Summer 2022 Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. Emcee, Jiling Lin, introduces keynote speaker jim mcdonald – who presents on the many virtues of plantain. It's commonly said in herbalism that "It's far better to know a dozen uses for one herb than one use for a dozen herbs", yet, many people still think of herbs in a "take this for that" sense. To remedy this, jim mcdonald will offer in depth information on the far reaching potential of the common and infinitely sustainable weed plantain, exploring its deep and vital usage for issues throughout the body. From mosquito bites to leaky gut syndrome, this is a plant that can be a foundational part of one's path to wellness. Learn more about the Free Herbalism Project by clicking here. In 1994, jim mcdonald's life changed when he drank tea from a wild plant he harvested from the land he lived upon. Since those first sips of strange tea, his life in the woods and meadows of southeast michigan has been centered on the plants & ecosystems of that land, and how he might share their virtues to restore wellness with those around him. jim's approach to herbcraft is deeply rooted in the land he lives upon, and blends traditional european folk influences with 19th century eclectic and physiomedical vitalism, which he conveys with story, experience, humour, common sense and lore to students, clients, random passersby and readers of his websites & He's taught classes throughout north america and is currently (still) alternately writing “Foundational Herbcraft” and the “A Great Lakes Herbal”, in addition to articles for journals and other publications. jimis a community herbalist, a manic wildcrafter and medicine maker, and has been an ardent student of the most learned teachers of herbcraft… the plants themselves. Learn more about jim and his educational opportunities by clicking here.

Episode available since Aug 18, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

What is Codependency? With Priscilla Gilman

Dr. Ramani breaks down this trendy buzzword while esteemed author Priscilla Gilman reveals her deeply personal journey of shouldering the emotional burden of her parents at a young age, after her father confided that his happiness - and life - depended on her.

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Guest Bio:

Priscilla Gilman is the author of two memoirs, The Anti-Romantic Child (Harper, 2011) and The Critic’s Daughter (Norton, 2023), and a former professor of English literature at Yale University and Vassar College. Nick Hornby calls The Critic’s Daughter, “beautiful: honest, raw, careful, soulful, brave and incredibly readable.” Gilman’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a book critic for the Boston Globe, a certified mindfulness and loving kindness meditation teacher, and a frequent public speaker about parenting, education, autism, and the arts. She lives in New York City.

Episode available since August 17, 2023

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

How We Lost the Common Good & How we Might Restore It with Beth Bartlett

Scholar Beth Bartlett returns to the show with another thought provoking concept few of us seem to learn in our educational institutions but many should understand. This program is about how we lost our concept of the Common Good and that loss just might have begun quite sometime ago. We'll delve into the structures that drove people from self-sustainability and self- reliance into becoming wage slaves in cities, into patriarchy and capitalism. It's quite a explanation no one should miss. Beth will also offer ideas about how we just might restore this all important idea that serves humanity - putting importance not on just ourselves as individuals, but on the trive, the common good for us all so that we all thrive and prosper. We'll also delve into the loss of our appreciation of vastness and what that might have to do with the loss of the common good.

Wed, August 23, 2023 02:00 pm [Eastern]

Desperate House Witches


Award winning author, Voodoo Priestess, and filmmaker, Lilith Dorsey comes on to discuss the upcoming book, "Tarot Every Witch Way", and the recent SCOTUS decisions that will affect our world.

Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author.

Thu, August 24, 2023 04:30 pm [Eastern]

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Trinity of the Goddess

Trinity of the Goddess. Chants and songs that call upon the triple Goddess which invoke the Divine Feminine of multiple faces. Featuring music by Kellianna, Sparky T Rabbit, Michelle Mays, etc.

Fri, August 25, 2023 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Lunatic Mondays ~ Astrea Taylor ~ Author

Why should Fridays have all the fun?

Go crazy on Mondays with Laura González on 'Lunatic Mondays'.... Anything can happen!!!

On this episode author, Astrea Taylor will be chatting with Laura González about her book “Inspiring Creativity Through Magick: How to Ritualize Your Art & Attract the Creative Spirit”

Mon, August 28, 2023 08:00 pm [Eastern]

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