Vibing The Apocalypse

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Hosted by The Fresh King Benjamin, a former Mormon polygamist turned comedian who uses comedy to bring injustices to light. read less
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From Cult to Community: Redefining Identity and Belonging w/ Daniella Young (AUDIO ONLY)
May 14 2024
From Cult to Community: Redefining Identity and Belonging w/ Daniella Young (AUDIO ONLY)
From Cults to Self-Care: A Journey of Healing and Identity This episode of "Vibing The Apocalypse" presents a comprehensive discussion featuring the stories of individuals who have left behind their life in cults, focusing on their healing and journey towards self-discovery. Daniella Young shares her challenging upbringing in the Children of God cult, highlighting the issue of child exploitation and her path to redefine her identity through education and raising awareness on the impact of cults. The conversation explores the concept of 'demissionizing,' a shift from trying to change the world to prioritizing self-care and embracing personal passions. The importance of understanding the psychology behind cult dynamics, creating healthy communities, and the therapeutic role of self-expression and creativity in recovery is underscored. Insight into how these experiences translate to broader societal issues and the importance of awareness and growth post-cult life is also provided. 00:00 Outlandish Beginnings: A Dive into Cult Life 00:45 From Child Exploitation to White House Performances 01:27 Unveiling the Financial Might of Cults 01:55 The Making of an Apocalypse Child 03:02 Navigating Life After the Cult 07:58 Exploring the Definition and Impact of Cults 32:24 Embracing Creativity and Identity Post-Cult 43:30 Exploring Personal Freedom Through Fashion 44:44 Financial Freedom and Its Impact on Self-Expression 47:59 The Significance of Appearance Control in Cults 48:43 The Power of Clothing and Identity Reclamation 49:43 Understanding Cults: Control, Identity, and Expression 55:55 The Dark Side of Cults: Exploitation and Control 56:55 Confronting Cult Legacies and Embracing New Missions 57:21 The Apocalypse Rap: A Glimpse into Cult Childhood 01:01:56 Unveiling New Projects and Cult Awareness 01:09:01 The Journey of Deconstruction and Finding Identity 01:17:21 Cults, Society, and the Quest for Personal Mission #Uncultured #ApocalypseChild #SurvivorStories #CultsUncovered #LifeAfterCult #QandA #CultSurvival #Empowerment #DanielaYoung #InspirationalJourney #PodcastClips #Resilience #SurvivorTales #LiveSession #AskMeAnything #CultSurvivor #DanielaYoungLive #DeepDive #PersonalJourney #Healing #Reflect #PodcastRecommendation #Collaboration #Strength #OvercomingObstacles #PodcastGuest ----more---- ### Unveiling the Layers: A Dialogue with Daniela Young on Cults, Survival, and Embracing Individuality In the sprawling landscape of human experience, few stories are as riveting and complex as those of Daniela Young, a survivor and scholar deeply versed in the intricacies of cult dynamics and extreme groups. Our conversation unveiled layers of trauma, resilience, and the eventual reclaiming of self amidst the remnants of a controlling upbringing. Daniela’s journey is not just her own but echoes the silent struggles of countless individuals raised in cults, including those within the broad spectrum of Mormonism. #### The Origin Story: "Vibing the Apocalypse" At the heart of our dialogue was an intriguing look into Daniela's childhood, one marked by the fantastical yet distressing realities of growing up within the Children of God cult. Describing an almost surreal episode from her past, Daniela shared a video from her childhood, where, attired in fluorescent attire amidst a backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, she and other children rapped Bible verses, an act blending innocence with the grave undertones of apocalyptic prophecy. This performance was no mere childhood play but part of a broader, more sinister agenda of child exploitation under the guise of religious fervor. The children, cloaked in vibrant costumes and reciting verses with earnest zeal, were unwitting actors in a narrative far beyond their comprehension—a narrative that weaponized their youth for the cult’s propaganda. #### Unpacking the Cult Experience: From Coercive Control to Individual Awakening Our conversation delved into the mechanics of cults and their impact on individuals, particularly children. Daniela presented a nuanced understanding of coercive control, outlining the critical stages of cult indoctrination and the profound toll it takes on personal identity. Drawing parallels with her military experience, she highlighted the indoctrination techniques that manipulate and break down one's sense of self, only to reform it in the image of the group's ideology. However, the narrative took a turn toward empowerment as Daniela recounted her journey toward reclaiming her identity and purpose outside the shadow of the cult. This path of self-discovery and healing involved challenging the narrative of specialness and mission that cults often impose on their members, a theme resonant with many who have left such environments. #### Embracing Creativity as Resistance and Healing A particularly captivating aspect of Daniela's story is her embrace of art and creativity as tools for healing and self-expression. Rejecting the uniformity and conformity enforced by her upbringing, she now finds solace and strength in artistic endeavors, from painting to clothing design. Daniela's story is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of systematic attempts to suppress individuality and creativity. #### Moving Forward: Building a Life After the Cult In sharing her insights, Daniela offers a beacon of hope for others navigating the aftermath of cult life. She advocates for a grounded, self-focused approach to life, encouraging individuals to shed the burdensome missions placed upon them by their groups and instead, carve out personal spaces of fulfillment and happiness. #### Conclusion: A Journey of Empowerment and Shared Understanding Daniela Young's dialogue transcends mere survival, offering a profound commentary on the nature of control, the resilience required to overcome it, and the freedom found in embracing one’s authentic self. Her story and insights serve not only as a guide for those emerging from restrictive environments but also as a reminder of the power of individuality in a world that often seeks to diminish it. Her forthcoming works promise to further explore these themes, offering solace, understanding, and guidance to those on their paths to recovery and self-discovery. In Daniela's narrative lies a universal message of hope: that beyond the confines of control and conformity, there lies a vast expanse of possibility for those brave enough to seek it.
From Cult to Community: Redefining Identity and Belonging w/ Daniella Young
May 14 2024
From Cult to Community: Redefining Identity and Belonging w/ Daniella Young
From Cults to Self-Care: A Journey of Healing and Identity This episode of "Vibing The Apocalypse" presents a comprehensive discussion featuring the stories of individuals who have left behind their life in cults, focusing on their healing and journey towards self-discovery. Daniella Young shares her challenging upbringing in the Children of God cult, highlighting the issue of child exploitation and her path to redefine her identity through education and raising awareness on the impact of cults. The conversation explores the concept of 'demissionizing,' a shift from trying to change the world to prioritizing self-care and embracing personal passions. The importance of understanding the psychology behind cult dynamics, creating healthy communities, and the therapeutic role of self-expression and creativity in recovery is underscored. Insight into how these experiences translate to broader societal issues and the importance of awareness and growth post-cult life is also provided. 00:00 Outlandish Beginnings: A Dive into Cult Life 00:45 From Child Exploitation to White House Performances 01:27 Unveiling the Financial Might of Cults 01:55 The Making of an Apocalypse Child 03:02 Navigating Life After the Cult 07:58 Exploring the Definition and Impact of Cults 32:24 Embracing Creativity and Identity Post-Cult 43:30 Exploring Personal Freedom Through Fashion 44:44 Financial Freedom and Its Impact on Self-Expression 47:59 The Significance of Appearance Control in Cults 48:43 The Power of Clothing and Identity Reclamation 49:43 Understanding Cults: Control, Identity, and Expression 55:55 The Dark Side of Cults: Exploitation and Control 56:55 Confronting Cult Legacies and Embracing New Missions 57:21 The Apocalypse Rap: A Glimpse into Cult Childhood 01:01:56 Unveiling New Projects and Cult Awareness 01:09:01 The Journey of Deconstruction and Finding Identity 01:17:21 Cults, Society, and the Quest for Personal Mission #Uncultured #ApocalypseChild #SurvivorStories #CultsUncovered #LifeAfterCult #QandA #CultSurvival #Empowerment #DanielaYoung #InspirationalJourney #PodcastClips #Resilience #SurvivorTales #LiveSession #AskMeAnything #CultSurvivor #DanielaYoungLive #DeepDive #PersonalJourney #Healing #Reflect #PodcastRecommendation #Collaboration #Strength #OvercomingObstacles #PodcastGuest ----more---- ### Unveiling the Layers: A Dialogue with Daniela Young on Cults, Survival, and Embracing Individuality In the sprawling landscape of human experience, few stories are as riveting and complex as those of Daniela Young, a survivor and scholar deeply versed in the intricacies of cult dynamics and extreme groups. Our conversation unveiled layers of trauma, resilience, and the eventual reclaiming of self amidst the remnants of a controlling upbringing. Daniela’s journey is not just her own but echoes the silent struggles of countless individuals raised in cults, including those within the broad spectrum of Mormonism. #### The Origin Story: "Vibing the Apocalypse" At the heart of our dialogue was an intriguing look into Daniela's childhood, one marked by the fantastical yet distressing realities of growing up within the Children of God cult. Describing an almost surreal episode from her past, Daniela shared a video from her childhood, where, attired in fluorescent attire amidst a backdrop of Rio de Janeiro, she and other children rapped Bible verses, an act blending innocence with the grave undertones of apocalyptic prophecy. This performance was no mere childhood play but part of a broader, more sinister agenda of child exploitation under the guise of religious fervor. The children, cloaked in vibrant costumes and reciting verses with earnest zeal, were unwitting actors in a narrative far beyond their comprehension—a narrative that weaponized their youth for the cult’s propaganda. #### Unpacking the Cult Experience: From Coercive Control to Individual Awakening Our conversation delved into the mechanics of cults and their impact on individuals, particularly children. Daniela presented a nuanced understanding of coercive control, outlining the critical stages of cult indoctrination and the profound toll it takes on personal identity. Drawing parallels with her military experience, she highlighted the indoctrination techniques that manipulate and break down one's sense of self, only to reform it in the image of the group's ideology. However, the narrative took a turn toward empowerment as Daniela recounted her journey toward reclaiming her identity and purpose outside the shadow of the cult. This path of self-discovery and healing involved challenging the narrative of specialness and mission that cults often impose on their members, a theme resonant with many who have left such environments. #### Embracing Creativity as Resistance and Healing A particularly captivating aspect of Daniela's story is her embrace of art and creativity as tools for healing and self-expression. Rejecting the uniformity and conformity enforced by her upbringing, she now finds solace and strength in artistic endeavors, from painting to clothing design. Daniela's story is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of systematic attempts to suppress individuality and creativity. #### Moving Forward: Building a Life After the Cult In sharing her insights, Daniela offers a beacon of hope for others navigating the aftermath of cult life. She advocates for a grounded, self-focused approach to life, encouraging individuals to shed the burdensome missions placed upon them by their groups and instead, carve out personal spaces of fulfillment and happiness. #### Conclusion: A Journey of Empowerment and Shared Understanding Daniela Young's dialogue transcends mere survival, offering a profound commentary on the nature of control, the resilience required to overcome it, and the freedom found in embracing one’s authentic self. Her story and insights serve not only as a guide for those emerging from restrictive environments but also as a reminder of the power of individuality in a world that often seeks to diminish it. Her forthcoming works promise to further explore these themes, offering solace, understanding, and guidance to those on their paths to recovery and self-discovery. In Daniela's narrative lies a universal message of hope: that beyond the confines of control and conformity, there lies a vast expanse of possibility for those brave enough to seek it.
Vibing with the Cosmos: Gemini Energy and Nitebreak Laughs w/ Kambria Davis (AUDIO ONLY)
May 7 2024
Vibing with the Cosmos: Gemini Energy and Nitebreak Laughs w/ Kambria Davis (AUDIO ONLY)
Discovering Astrology and Celebrating Community with The Fresh King Benjamin & Kambria This episode dives into the fascinating world of astrology with The Fresh King Benjamin and astrologer Kambria Davis, exploring its influence on personality, decision-making, and human connections. They unpack the significance of astrological placements in understanding oneself and enhancing interpersonal relationships, highlighting astrology as a tool for self-discovery. The conversation also celebrates community through the fifth anniversary of KAYA, a hub for healing and personal growth, with special events like a community gathering at Biscotts and a 'sadhana' meditation on Mother's Day. Furthermore, Benjamin talks about the success of his pop-up comedy event and promotes the upcoming "Nitebreak" comedy shows in Daybreak, emphasizing the importance of community engagement and personal growth through both comedy and astrology. Nitebreak Comedy: https://www.thefreshkingbenjamin.com/nitebreakcomedy 00:00 Kicking Off with a Pop-Up Show Recap 00:43 Dreaming Big: Future Show Plans and the 69th Ticket Idea 01:14 The Success of the Pop-Up Show: Sold-Out Tickets and Special Moments 06:23 Nitebreak Comedy: A New Venture in Daybreak 10:49 Astrology and Making Magic: Introducing Kambria 17:46 Exploring Astrology as a Language and Tool for Understanding 27:49 Navigating Life with Astrology: Personal Insights and Professional Applications 32:46 Decoding Astrological Significance: Air and Cardinal Placements 33:28 A Rooftop Recording: Unveiling Personal Stories 34:22 Astrology's Insight on Personal Traits and Projects 36:11 Embracing Astrology for Self-Understanding and Growth 37:05 Astrological Compatibility and Relationship Dynamics 39:04 Navigating Life with Astrology: A Guide to Personal and Professional Growth 43:30 Astrology as a Tool for Self-Discovery and Community Building 47:02 Astrology in Action: Practical Applications and Personal Anecdotes 01:02:27 Astrology Events and Community Engagement: Celebrating Five Years of KAYA #ComedyNight #AstrologyLovers #CommunityGrowth #EventAnnouncements #DaybreakEvents #LiveLaughLearn #SpiritualJourney #CelebrateTogether ----more----   ### Navigating the Stars and Comedy: A Deep Dive into Astrology and Self-Discovery with Kambria and The Fresh King Benjamin In an illuminating conversation full of laughs, truth-seeking, and astrological insights, The Fresh King Benjamin sat down with Kambria Davis, the local neighborhood astrologer and founder of Kaya Community. Together, they ventured into the mystical world of astrology to uncover how understanding our celestial blueprint can impact our personal growth, community building, and even comedy. #### The Journey Begins with Astrology Kambria, with her profound knowledge and passion for astrology, emphasized the importance of seeing astrology not as a belief system but as a language. This language of the stars offers a unique means to understand ourselves and the world around us more deeply. By recognizing astrology as a tool for introspection and guidance, we can navigate life with a greater sense of clarity and purpose. #### Understanding the Astrological Blueprint The conversation took a fascinating turn as Cambria analyzed The Fresh King Benjamin's astrological chart. His Gemini Sun, Moon, and fittingly, a Libra rising sign, painted a picture of a person driven by communication, community, and a relentless pursuit of truth. These insights provided a beautiful reflection of his comedic talents and his drive to bring people together through laughter and shared experiences. #### Astrology in Action: Nitebreak Comedy and Community Engagement One of the most compelling aspects of this exploration was how The Fresh King Benjamin leveraged his astrological insights to make an impact within his community. His initiative, "Nitebreakk" Comedy, demonstrates how understanding one's astrological makeup can fuel creativity and foster community connections. By bringing laughter and thought-provoking content to his audience, he creates a space where everyone is welcome, and every voice is valued. #### Embracing Our Celestial Journey The dialogue between kambria and The Fresh King Benjamin serves as a powerful reminder of how astrology can help us understand the multifaceted nature of our personalities and relationships. It challenges us to view ourselves and others with compassion, recognizing that our strengths, challenges, and quirks are all part of the cosmic design. Through Kambria's guidance, we learn that starting with a personal chart reading can unlock the door to self-discovery and empowerment. As we become more familiar with our astrological signatures, we gain the tools to navigate life's complexities with grace, humor, and a deeper connection to the celestial forces that influence our journey. #### Celebrating the Magic Within and Among Us This conversation is a testament to the magic that unfolds when we align with our astrological essence and embrace our place within the cosmos. It's an invitation to explore, to laugh, to love, and to live authentically. Whether through comedy, community engagement, or personal reflection, the stars offer a guiding light toward becoming the most vibrant version of ourselves. As we continue to navigate this cosmic journey, let's remember the power of laughter, the importance of community, and the profound wisdom that astrology provides. In doing so, we not only discover more about ourselves but also how we can contribute to a more connected, joyful, and meaningful world. --- If you're inspired to explore your own astrological blueprint or to experience the transforming power of laughter, follow Cambria at Kaya Community and keep an eye out for The Fresh King Benjamin's next Night Break Comedy show. Let's embark on this celestial journey together, embracing the stars' language to navigate the beautiful complexity of life with a smile.
Vibing with the Cosmos: Gemini Energy and Nitebreak Laughs w/ Kambria Davis
May 6 2024
Vibing with the Cosmos: Gemini Energy and Nitebreak Laughs w/ Kambria Davis
Discovering Astrology and Celebrating Community with The Fresh King Benjamin & Kambria This episode dives into the fascinating world of astrology with The Fresh King Benjamin and astrologer Kambria Davis, exploring its influence on personality, decision-making, and human connections. They unpack the significance of astrological placements in understanding oneself and enhancing interpersonal relationships, highlighting astrology as a tool for self-discovery. The conversation also celebrates community through the fifth anniversary of KAYA, a hub for healing and personal growth, with special events like a community gathering at Biscotts and a 'sadhana' meditation on Mother's Day. Furthermore, Benjamin talks about the success of his pop-up comedy event and promotes the upcoming "Nitebreak" comedy shows in Daybreak, emphasizing the importance of community engagement and personal growth through both comedy and astrology. Nitebreak Comedy: https://www.thefreshkingbenjamin.com/nitebreakcomedy 00:00 Kicking Off with a Pop-Up Show Recap 00:43 Dreaming Big: Future Show Plans and the 69th Ticket Idea 01:14 The Success of the Pop-Up Show: Sold-Out Tickets and Special Moments 06:23 Nitebreak Comedy: A New Venture in Daybreak 10:49 Astrology and Making Magic: Introducing Kambria 17:46 Exploring Astrology as a Language and Tool for Understanding 27:49 Navigating Life with Astrology: Personal Insights and Professional Applications 32:46 Decoding Astrological Significance: Air and Cardinal Placements 33:28 A Rooftop Recording: Unveiling Personal Stories 34:22 Astrology's Insight on Personal Traits and Projects 36:11 Embracing Astrology for Self-Understanding and Growth 37:05 Astrological Compatibility and Relationship Dynamics 39:04 Navigating Life with Astrology: A Guide to Personal and Professional Growth 43:30 Astrology as a Tool for Self-Discovery and Community Building 47:02 Astrology in Action: Practical Applications and Personal Anecdotes 01:02:27 Astrology Events and Community Engagement: Celebrating Five Years of KAYA #ComedyNight #AstrologyLovers #CommunityGrowth #EventAnnouncements #DaybreakEvents #LiveLaughLearn #SpiritualJourney #CelebrateTogether ----more----   ### Navigating the Stars and Comedy: A Deep Dive into Astrology and Self-Discovery with Kambria and The Fresh King Benjamin In an illuminating conversation full of laughs, truth-seeking, and astrological insights, The Fresh King Benjamin sat down with Kambria Davis, the local neighborhood astrologer and founder of Kaya Community. Together, they ventured into the mystical world of astrology to uncover how understanding our celestial blueprint can impact our personal growth, community building, and even comedy. #### The Journey Begins with Astrology Kambria, with her profound knowledge and passion for astrology, emphasized the importance of seeing astrology not as a belief system but as a language. This language of the stars offers a unique means to understand ourselves and the world around us more deeply. By recognizing astrology as a tool for introspection and guidance, we can navigate life with a greater sense of clarity and purpose. #### Understanding the Astrological Blueprint The conversation took a fascinating turn as Cambria analyzed The Fresh King Benjamin's astrological chart. His Gemini Sun, Moon, and fittingly, a Libra rising sign, painted a picture of a person driven by communication, community, and a relentless pursuit of truth. These insights provided a beautiful reflection of his comedic talents and his drive to bring people together through laughter and shared experiences. #### Astrology in Action: Nitebreak Comedy and Community Engagement One of the most compelling aspects of this exploration was how The Fresh King Benjamin leveraged his astrological insights to make an impact within his community. His initiative, "Nitebreakk" Comedy, demonstrates how understanding one's astrological makeup can fuel creativity and foster community connections. By bringing laughter and thought-provoking content to his audience, he creates a space where everyone is welcome, and every voice is valued. #### Embracing Our Celestial Journey The dialogue between kambria and The Fresh King Benjamin serves as a powerful reminder of how astrology can help us understand the multifaceted nature of our personalities and relationships. It challenges us to view ourselves and others with compassion, recognizing that our strengths, challenges, and quirks are all part of the cosmic design. Through Kambria's guidance, we learn that starting with a personal chart reading can unlock the door to self-discovery and empowerment. As we become more familiar with our astrological signatures, we gain the tools to navigate life's complexities with grace, humor, and a deeper connection to the celestial forces that influence our journey. #### Celebrating the Magic Within and Among Us This conversation is a testament to the magic that unfolds when we align with our astrological essence and embrace our place within the cosmos. It's an invitation to explore, to laugh, to love, and to live authentically. Whether through comedy, community engagement, or personal reflection, the stars offer a guiding light toward becoming the most vibrant version of ourselves. As we continue to navigate this cosmic journey, let's remember the power of laughter, the importance of community, and the profound wisdom that astrology provides. In doing so, we not only discover more about ourselves but also how we can contribute to a more connected, joyful, and meaningful world. --- If you're inspired to explore your own astrological blueprint or to experience the transforming power of laughter, follow Cambria at Kaya Community and keep an eye out for The Fresh King Benjamin's next Night Break Comedy show. Let's embark on this celestial journey together, embracing the stars' language to navigate the beautiful complexity of life with a smile.
Rolling with Laughs: Becca Farewell's Path from Paralysis to Punchlines
May 5 2024
Rolling with Laughs: Becca Farewell's Path from Paralysis to Punchlines
A Transformative Journey from Burning Man to Comedy Stardom This episode captures a dynamic conversation between Becca Farewell and The Fresh King Benjamin detailing a transformative journey that begins at Burning Man and evolves into a comedy partnership. Benjamin, also known as 'The Apocalypse Prophet', shares his life-changing experiences at the festival, highlighting self-discovery, human connection, and personal transformation. Post-festival, Becca encounters a comedic twist of fate involving a golden plate, an impromptu comedy performance, and an unintentional stripper impersonation by Ben, setting the stage for their unexpected pivot into comedy. Throughout their discussion, themes of identity, the therapeutic power of laughter, overcoming adversity, and embracing life's unpredictability are explored, concluding with future plans for comedy performances, signifying the profound impact of their experiences and the transformative power of humor in shaping their lives. 00:00 Opening Banter and Introductions 00:33 The Anti-Becca Dance: A Family Joke 01:58 Welcome to Vibing the Apocalypse 05:18 Becca's Skydiving Journey and Life-Changing Accident 11:36 Adventures and Adaptations Post-Accident 14:25 The Unforgettable 30th Birthday Surprise 17:21 Ben's Journey: From Divorce to Burning Man 41:07 Exploring Self-Expression and Healing at Burning Man 50:07 Monkey Forest Misadventure: A Humorous Tale 51:00 Monkey Mayhem: A Wild Encounter in Bali 54:44 The Magic of Burning Man: Finding Connection and Purpose 01:15:23 A Comedic Duo is Born: From Accidental Meeting to the Stage 01:35:04 Embracing Laughter: The Power of Humor in Overcoming Adversity #Comedy #Skydiving #BurningMan #FriendshipGoals #OvercomingAdversity #StandUpComedy #LifeStories #LaughterIsMedicine ----more---- ### Laughing in the Face of Adversity: The Unlikely Duo That's Shaking Up the Comedy Scene In a world where laughter often seems like the best medicine, two unique individuals come together to create a comedy partnership that's as poignant as it is hilarious. Meet Becca Farewell and The Fresh King Benjamin, a dynamic duo bringing their distinct voices to stages, embodying the resilience of the human spirit through laughter. #### The Meeting That Started It All It was a scene straight out of a quirky indie film: a party brimming with anticipation for a mysterious entertainer, only for the guests to be met by something entirely unexpected. The Fresh King Benjamin, fresh off the emotional rollercoaster of Burning Man and still cloaked in the desert's dust, steps into a living room not as a stripper as many mistook but as a surprise comedy act destined for Becca Farewell, a spirited individual with a story as compelling as any. Becca, navigating life post a skydiving accident that left her a quadriplegic, encountered Benjamin, a man on his own journey of self-discovery and healing after leaving a polygamist cult. This unlikely meeting sparked a friendship and a creative partnership centered around comedy, storytelling, and an indomitable will to laugh in the face of life's absurdities. #### Laughter as a Lifeline For Becca, laughter became a lifeline, a way to confront and cope with the seismic shifts in her life. Comedy offered a stage to share her experiences, fears, and the oft-overlooked humorous moments that come with navigating the world in a wheelchair. It was Benjamin who saw this potential, this need for a challenge that could reignite Becca's fiery spirit, urging her to tell her story and own it on her terms. Their collaborations highlight not just the power of laughter but the importance of perspective. By choosing to find humor in the darkest of moments, they create a space for healing, connection, and a deeper understanding of the human experience.  #### A Unique Comedy Experience Their comedy transcends the personal, challenging audiences to view life through a lens that balances the tragic with the comic. Becca, with her candid recounts of post-accident life, dating misadventures, and encounters with monkeys in Bali, brings a raw, unfiltered honesty to her sets that is both refreshing and deeply relatable. Benjamin, with his tales of overcoming his upbringing and exploring new worlds of self-expression, offers a poignant look at the paths we take to find our voices. Together, they are a testament to the ways in which our struggles and our joys are intertwined, how laughter can be a form of rebellion against the circumstances that seek to define us. Their shows, a blend of storytelling, improvisation, and an unscripted openness to the absurdities of life, invite the audience to laugh not just at the jokes but at the shared absurdity of being human. #### The Message Behind the Laughter What Becca and Benjamin offer is more than entertainment; it's a philosophy of resilience, a case for finding light in the darkness and a reminder that life, in all its unpredictability, can be incredibly funny. Their journey together in the world of comedy is a continuous exploration of what it means to live fully, to confront our fears, and to find joy in the places we least expect. As they continue to perform, write, and perhaps one day tackle those hypothetical comedy videos about post-Burning Man vs. post-vasectomy life, their message is clear: whatever life throws your way, find a reason to laugh. It might just change the way you see the world. Follow their journey and catch a show if you can. Whether you're rolling in the aisles or wiping away a tear from laughing a little too hard, one thing is for certain: you'll be seeing life a little differently by the end of the night.
Echoes of Apocalypses: Navigating Death, Faith, and Sexuality w/ Amber Radical
Apr 28 2024
Echoes of Apocalypses: Navigating Death, Faith, and Sexuality w/ Amber Radical
Navigating Life, Death, and Society: From Apocalyptic Visions to Generational Healing Guest: Amber Radical (Everthing's Canceled Podcast) This episode intertwines discussions on profound societal and personal issues, ranging from the environmental impact of disposable diapers and burial practices, to perspectives on the afterlife and body preservation. It explores the lifelong effects of religious beliefs on attitudes towards death, societal obsessions with permanence, and personal anecdotes revealing varied stances on death and the afterlife. The narrative also delves into confronting societal normativities around sexuality, gender, and relationships, discussing the rise of online sex work and the speculated future of sexual health resources amidst COVID-19. Furthermore, it addresses the cultural shift towards acknowledging life's natural cycles and speculative survival strategies in a post-apocalyptic society. The podcast also covers deeply personal and societal issues such as generational wounds, the role of religion in perpetuating rape culture, and the reevaluation of religious narratives through the lens of modern understandings of consent and autonomy. The discussions encapsulate a mix of personal journeys, societal observations, and speculative discussions on navigating life, death, intimacy, and the challenges of global crises and cultural shifts. 00:00 The Environmental and Cultural Impact of Disposable Diapers 00:18 Reflections on Death, Religion, and Family Traditions 01:41 Introducing 'Vibing the Apocalypse' Podcast 04:12 Exploring Personal Growth and Sexual Healing 05:10 Navigating the Apocalypse: Friendships, Beliefs, and Survival 12:50 Deconstructing Religion and Embracing New Beginnings 32:27 The Intersection of Birth, Death, and Sexuality in the Apocalypse 41:05 Generational Shifts in Identity and Relationships 42:11 Exploring Tribal Connections and Polycules 43:36 Navigating the Apocalypse: Sexuality, Health, and Society 45:27 The Impact of COVID on Sexual Health and Relationships 49:35 Revisiting Traditional Birth and Family Planning 51:18 Addressing the Aging Population and Leadership Dynamics 56:20 Sex Work and Isolation in the Apocalypse 01:07:56 Religion, Culture, and the Controversial Aspects of Sexuality 01:19:45 Concluding Thoughts and Future Projects #PodcastLife #CulturalConversations #ApocalypseNow #SexualityAndSociety #ReligiousDebate #TraumaInformed #CulturalShift #SocietalImpact
Molly's Gemini Room: Erotic Empowerment Amid Chaos
Apr 14 2024
Molly's Gemini Room: Erotic Empowerment Amid Chaos
Molly's Apocalypse: Stripping Down to Empowerment and Speakeasies In a lively discussion, 'Vibing the Apocalypse' hosts The Fresh King Benjamin and guest Molly the Stripper talk about personal and societal transformations in the face of crisis. Molly shares her evolution from stripper to the empowered owner of a cabaret bar, Molly's Gemini Room, where she aims to create a safe, empowering space for female performers. The episode delves into the importance of erotic energy as a healing force and draws parallels between stripping and comedy as forms of vulnerable performance. Additionally, the duo offers a sneak peek into Molly's Gemini Room, featuring its speakeasy vibe, exclusive atmosphere, and the grand opening event promising comedy, music, and dancing. This dialogue encapsulates the journey of transformation, the artistry in entertainment, and the celebration of erotic energy, all set against the impending grand opening of Molly's unique venture in Utah. 00:00 The Apocalypse Begins: A Comedic Take 00:38 Utah's Unique Apocalypse Preparedness 03:14 Introducing Molly: A Conversation on Stripping and Survival 04:24 The Grand Opening of a Cabaret Bar 04:38 Exploring the World of Cabaret and Stripping 08:34 Deconstructing Hierarchies in the Adult Entertainment Industry 13:03 The Magic of Performance: Stripping, Comedy, and Connection 30:25 Reclaiming Erotic Energy: A Journey Beyond Mormonism 36:24 Exploring Sexual Energy and Historical Eroticism 37:19 The Beauty and Controversy of Erotic Expression 38:47 Societal Shame and the Mismanagement of Sexual Energy 42:16 The Role of Sex Workers in Therapeutic Energy Exchange 43:53 Navigating the Apocalypse: Anxiety, Acceptance, and Finding One's Role 47:18 Revolutionizing the Strip Club Industry: A New Model for Empowerment 50:46 Creating a Safe and Disruptive Space in the Apocalypse 01:03:36 The Grand Opening of Molly's Gemini Room: A New Era of Entertainment #VibingTheApocalypse #StripperLife #PodcastLife #EroticEnergy #ComedyNights #CabaretBar #SexualHealing #UtahNights ----more---- "Vibing the Apocalypse with Molly the Stripper: Disruption and Empowerment in the Erotic Industry"** In an electrifying episode of "Vibing the Apocalypse," the Fresh King Benjamin dives deep into the seismic shifts occurring in the erotic industry, notably through the innovative eyes of Molly the stripper. As the mastermind behind the highly anticipated Molly’s Gemini Room, Molly is not just changing the game; she's creating an entirely new playbook dedicated to safety, respect, and empowerment within the cabaret and strip club domain. ### The New Paradigm of Erotic Entertainment At the core of their discussion, Benjamin and Molly unpack the trials and tribulations faced by performers in the strip club industry. Molly, with her decade-long experience as a stripper and now a cabaret bar owner, sheds light on the pressing need for a radical overhaul. Molly's Gemini Room, set to open its doors on April 25th, is more than just a venue; it is a harbinger of change, a sanctum of safety, and a beacon of empowerment for erotic entertainers. ### Molly's Mission: More than Just a Strip Club Molly's Gemini Room transcends the conventional strip club format, introducing a groundbreaking model that prioritizes the wellbeing and autonomy of its performers. Molly passionately discusses her vision, emphasizing a structure that minimizes financial extraction from the dancers and maximizes their earnings and safety. Her approach is disruptively simple: treat performers with the respect and care they deserve, and the business will thrive. This model not only challenges existing paradigms but also addresses the deep-seated issues of exploitation and abuse pervasive in the industry. ### A Safe Space for Erotic Energy Exchange The conversation takes a profound turn as Molly and Benjamin explore the essence of erotic energy exchange and its therapeutic potential. Molly’s perspective on the intersectionality of eroticism, creativity, and spirituality is enlightening, underscoring the transformative power of safe, consensual, and respectful erotic engagements. The Fresh King Benjamin, recognizing the significance of Molly's endeavor, aligns it with the broader mission of healing and enlightening individuals about their erotic selves, particularly in a state as conservative as Utah. ### Empowerment through Boundaries and Respect A pivotal takeaway from Molly's narrative is the undeniable power of setting clear, firm boundaries—a sentiment that resonates amidst the chaos of past and present socio-sexual dynamics. Molly’s Gemini Room is poised to be a testament to the strength inherent in establishing and maintaining a space where boundaries are respected, and individuals are valued—not just for their erotic labor but as whole beings deserving of dignity and empowerment. ### Conclusion: A Call to the Erotic Renaissance As "Vibing the Apocalypse" wraps up, it becomes evident that Molly’s Gemini Room represents much more than an entrepreneurial venture; it is a cultural revolution within the erotic entertainment industry. It signifies a shift towards a more enlightened, respectful, and empowering paradigm where erotic energy is celebrated, not shamed; where performers are empowered, not exploited; and where the audience is invited not just to observe but to partake in a shared journey of transformation and liberation. Molly's Gemini Room, therefore, is not just a destination but a departure point for anyone seeking to explore, embrace, and elevate their understanding of erotic energy in a safe, respectful, and empowering environment. As it opens its doors, it beckons us to question, challenge, and ultimately change how we engage with eroticism, not just in Utah but across the spectrum of human experience.
United In Diversity: Embracing Community in the Apocalypse
Apr 7 2024
United In Diversity: Embracing Community in the Apocalypse
Finding Community Amidst Apocalypse and Change In this episode titled 'Vibing the Apocalypse,' the host reflects on community life and cohesion in the challenging times of what they humorously term an ongoing 'apocalypse', marking it as day 1,484. The narration starts with a casual weather update, transitioning into a personal anecdote about performing at a pop-up comedy event by 'Don't Tell Comedy' at a witchy yoga studio. The host then delves into the concept of community, particularly in the context of current political and societal instability, including the upcoming U.S. election. Reflecting on these tensions, the host shares a newfound appreciation for their local community in Daybreak, Utah, a unique and intentionally designed neighborhood built on a former testing site. The host compares Daybreak's communal and inclusive environment to their upbringing in a Mormon polygamous compound in Wyoming, emphasizing the contrast between the two experiences. The episode goes on to discuss Daybreak's achievements, diversity, and the importance of having welcoming, connected, and generous communities. It concludes with an invitation to an upcoming comedy event and a call to cherish and build robust, loving local communities amidst broader societal turmoil. #ApocalypseVibes #CommunityEngagement #DaybreakUtah #CommunityValues #DiverseImmunity #ConnectionOpportunities #GenerousCommunity #HumanCommunity   00:00 Welcome to Vibing the Apocalypse 00:25 A Glimpse into Utah's Weather and Community Spirit 00:55 The Unique Experience of Don't Tell Comedy 01:53 Reflecting on Community in Apocalyptic Times 02:55 Discovering Daybreak: A Community Built on a Testing Site 05:57 From a Polygamous Compound to Daybreak: A Personal Journey 08:43 Daybreak's Diverse and Engaged Community 13:49 The Importance of Community Engagement and Values 21:29 Closing Thoughts: The Power of Community in Challenging Times 23:27 Upcoming Comedy Church Event Announcement   ----more---- Title: "Embracing Community in the Midst of Apocalyptic Times" In a world plagued by uncertainty and chaos, finding solace in community has never been more paramount. As echoed in the podcast "Vibing the Apocalypse," the narrator shares a poignant reflection on the importance of fostering a strong and inclusive community, even in the face of global upheaval.  Reflecting on the unique community of Daybreak in Utah, the narrator highlights the intentional design and values that have shaped this thriving neighborhood. From diverse immunity to opportunities for connection and a culture of generous giving, Daybreak embodies the essence of a resilient and compassionate community. Amidst divisive political landscapes and turbulent times, the narrator advocates for a paradigm shift towards embracing our shared humanity and recognizing the intrinsic value of every individual within our communities. By cultivating a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and collaboration, we pave the way for a brighter future amidst the challenges of the present. As we navigate through these trying times, let us heed the call to prioritize community building, foster meaningful connections, and embrace the diversity that enriches the tapestry of our shared human experience. Together, we can weather the storms of the apocalypse and emerge stronger, united by the bonds of community and a collective vision for a better tomorrow.
Harnessing Connections: From Technology to Horsepower
Mar 31 2024
Harnessing Connections: From Technology to Horsepower
----more----Harnessing Connections: From Technology to Horsepower Guest: Callie King In this dynamic conversation, the host delves deep into the marvels of modern technology, the significance of embracing risk, and the transformative power of human connections across distances. Set against the backdrop of technology's role in facilitating an unlikely conversation between the hosts - one in Utah and the other in Oaxaca, Mexico - the discussion transitions to themes of apocalypse survival skills, including the ability to lower standards of living and entering flow states in the face of high-risk situations. Callie King, a horse trainer and instructor, narrates her adventures from rural Mexico to the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, drawing parallels between her experiences and the broader human condition's aptitude for adaptation, learning, and growth. The conversation encapsulates the essence of human resilience, the critical importance of learning from failures, and the intricate relationship humans share with nature, technology, and each other.     ✈️ Imagine traveling 2,400 miles not for sightseeing, but for soul-searching. Callie King shares her incredible journey and the profound lessons learned through rural living, horse training, and surviving the Mongol Derby. Let's get lost to find ourselves in this incredible episode. Tune in now! #podcast #adventure #horsetraining #lifestyle #simplicity #technology #growthmindset #motivation #surfing #risktaking 00:00 Marveling at Modern Communication: A Magical Tech Talk 01:53 Introducing the Podcast: Vibing the Apocalypse 02:06 Callie's Unique Perspective: Bridging Worlds with Horses 05:03 Exploring the Evolution of Human-Horse Relationships 07:47 The Mongol Derby Adventure: A Deep Dive into Horse Culture 14:24 Reflecting on Simplicity and the Impact of Development 19:10 Horses as a Bridge to Simpler Living and Symbiosis with Nature 26:47 The Stirrup: A Revolutionary Tool in Human-Horse Synchronization 29:14 Personal Reflections on Horse Riding Experiences 30:45 A Rocky Start with Horses 32:39 Overcoming Fear and Finding Freedom 34:43 The Thrill of Speed and Control 35:36 Embracing the Flow State 36:20 The Importance of Flow in Navigating Life 42:04 Physical Risk as a Path to Flow 43:30 Childhood Adventures and Learning to Fall 49:24 The Edge of Risk and Learning from Failure 55:03 Cultural Perspectives on Risk and Resourcefulness 57:54 Connecting and Learning More
Cults, Capitalism, and Cell Phones: A Modern Survival Guide
Mar 24 2024
Cults, Capitalism, and Cell Phones: A Modern Survival Guide
Cults, Capitalism, and Cell Phones: A Modern Survival Guide In this episode of 'Vibing the Apocalypse', host Fresh King Benjamin welcomes guest Stephani Lucas to discuss the apocalypse, embracing spirituality over organized religion, and thriving in a fast-changing world. Lucas shares her journey from being deeply embedded in the corporate world of insurance and finance to embracing her witchy, spiritual side, highlighting the importance of personal sovereignty, connecting with nature, and self-care. They delve into practical tips for living sustainably, such as regenerative farming, reducing exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), and the benefits of mineral supplements. The conversation also touches on the destructive impacts of capitalism, the potential of sacred geometry, and the importance of aligning with the Earth's frequencies for healing and growth. Additionally, the episode teases future discussions on the significance of water in the context of climate change and personal well-being. 00:00 Welcome to Vibing the Apocalypse 00:29 Upcoming Comedy Show Announcement 01:51 Meet Stephani Lucas: A Witchy Financial Expert 03:13 Stephani's Journey from Corporate to Witchcraft 05:31 Rejecting Cults and Embracing Spirituality 07:41 Navigating the Modern World with Ancient Wisdom 14:15 Taking Control of Your Health in a Toxic World 22:32 The Magic of Gardening and Reconnecting with Nature 30:47 Exploring EMF Protection and Quantum Energy 32:01 Disconnecting for Health: The Impact of EMFs and Technology 33:24 The Earth's Changing Frequencies and Human Impact 33:39 Healing Vibrations and the Power of Frequencies 36:07 The Environmental and Health Costs of Modern Convenience 37:31 Reconnecting with Cooking: An Art Form Lost to Convenience 38:56 The Dangers of Processed Foods and Embracing Organic 40:25 Apocalypse Now: Climate Change and Environmental Degradation 47:10 Sacred Geometry, Teleportation, and the Mysteries of the Pyramids 51:39 Alien Encounters and the Unveiling of Truths 54:18 Wrapping Up: Apocalypse Preparation and Final Thoughts
Turtle Island: A Journey of Diversity and Healing in the Apocalypse
Feb 4 2024
Turtle Island: A Journey of Diversity and Healing in the Apocalypse
Turtle Island: A Journey of Diversity and Healing in the Apocalypse In this episode, The Fresh King Benjamin reflects on a recent show and shares his experience of performing while feeling sick. He then delves into the concept of Turtle Island as a way to understand the current state of the apocalypse in America. He discusses the white supremacist origins of Mormonism and how it shaped his worldview. The Fresh King Benjamin also shares his transformative trip to Uganda and the impact it had on his beliefs. He highlights the foundational sins of America, including the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of African people. Finally, he introduces the term 'diverse immunity' and emphasizes the value of diversity in communities. The conversation explores the concept of Turtle Island as a place of diversity and resources, where different cultures, ideas, and worldviews come together. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing and embracing this diversity to overcome challenges. The chapter also discusses the upcoming show and invites listeners to join the podcast as guests to share their skills and perspectives. Takeaways -Performing with grace and adapting to different circumstances is important in creative endeavors. -Understanding the white supremacist origins of certain ideologies can help in dismantling harmful beliefs. -Personal experiences and interactions with different cultures can challenge and change deeply ingrained beliefs. -Acknowledging and addressing the foundational sins of a nation is crucial for healing and progress. -The term 'Turtle Island' offers a more inclusive and indigenous perspective on the land now known as America. -Embracing diversity and valuing different perspectives can lead to stronger and more resilient communities. Turtle Island is a metaphor for the diverse and resourceful nature of humanity. -Embracing diversity and different ways of being human is crucial in facing apocalyptic challenges. -The podcast host invites listeners to attend the upcoming show and join as guests to share their skills and perspectives.   #TurtleIsland #DiverseImmunity #FreshKingBenjamin #ApocalypseNow #HealingAmerica #MormonismExposed #UgandaTrip #DiversityMatters #FoundationalSins #JoinThePodcast
Art and the Apocalypse: How Creativity Can Save Us
Jan 28 2024
Art and the Apocalypse: How Creativity Can Save Us
Summary The conversation explores the role of art in the apocalypse and how it can be used for human connection, resourcefulness, and social change. It emphasizes the importance of embracing creativity and art in a world that often stifles it. The value of diversity and individual expression is highlighted, encouraging everyone to tap into their unique contribution. In this conversation, Emily and Benjamin discuss the role of art in the apocalypse and the power of creativity in times of crisis. They explore the concept of the unveiling of truth and the subsequent regeneration that comes from it. They also delve into the creative process and the importance of making the world beautiful and sacred. They emphasize the power of imagination and creation in shaping our reality and taking back our power. They discuss the surrendering of power to those in charge and the need to cultivate skills and be ethical. Finally, they highlight the importance of investing in our immediate surroundings and the human capacity for art and beauty. Takeaways -The apocalypse is a time of unveiling truth and the subsequent regeneration that comes from it. -Creativity and art play a crucial role in making the world beautiful and sacred. -Imagination and creation are powerful tools that allow us to shape our reality and take back our power. -It is important to cultivate skills, be ethical, and invest in our immediate surroundings.  #ArtInTheApocalypse #CreativityCanSaveUs #UnveilingTruthRegeneratingBeauty #MakeTheWorldSacred #PowerOfImagination #SurviveAndThriveWithArt #CreativityDiversityEthics Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Practically Magic 02:24 Background on the Apocalypse 07:14 Art as a Means of Human Connection 17:26 Art as Resourcefulness and Problem Solving 27:20 Art as a Tool for Social Movement and Cultural Shifts 38:20 Embracing Creativity and Art in the Apocalypse 46:56 The Value of Diversity and Creative Expression 50:15 Embracing Your Unique Contribution 51:10 The Apocalypse and the Unveiling of Truth 53:07 The Regeneration from the Wreckage of Truth 54:27 The Descent and Divide in the Creative Process 56:23 The Phases of an Apocalypse 57:49 Exiting High Demand Religions and Cults 58:46 The Power of Imagination and Creation 59:16 Making the World Beautiful and Sacred 01:01:13 The Power of Imagination and Creation 01:02:11 The Power of Imagination and Creation 01:03:17 Taking Back Our Power and Rebuilding 01:04:17 Surrendering Power to Those in Charge 01:05:41 Cultivating Skills and Being Ethical 01:07:07 Investing in Our Immediate Surroundings 01:08:30 Fearlessness in Seeking Truth and Creativity 01:09:27 Art and Beauty in Times of Decline 01:12:20 The Human Capacity for Art and Beauty
Apocalypse Now: How to Survive and Thrive in a Changing World
Jan 21 2024
Apocalypse Now: How to Survive and Thrive in a Changing World
Summary The host discusses his childhood apocalyptic beliefs growing up in a Mormon polygamist compound and the structure of the apocalypse according to his religious teachings. He explores the concept of apocalyptic mythology and how it has been present in various cultures throughout history. The host also delves into the idea of cycles of history and how civilizations go through periods of growth, expansion, collapse, and rebirth. He explains the role of simulation and mythic frameworks in shaping our understanding of the world. The four phases of an apocalypse are discussed, including the breakage, fallout, stillness, and rebuilding. The host emphasizes the opportunity for change and rebuilding in the current global apocalypse, particularly in terms of working with the environment and creating abundance for everyone. In this episode, the host explores the concept of apocalypse and its impact on society. They discuss the need for serious conversations about adapting to a changing world and rebuilding in a new way. The host shares personal experiences of surviving apocalyptic events and emphasizes the possibility of creating a better future. Takeaways Apocalyptic beliefs and mythologies have been present in various cultures throughout history.Apocalypses can be seen as cycles of history, with civilizations going through periods of growth, expansion, collapse, and rebirth.Our understanding of the world is shaped by both physical reality and the mythic frameworks we operate in.Apocalypses have four phases: breakage, fallout, stillness, and rebuilding.The current global apocalypse presents an opportunity for change and rebuilding, particularly in terms of working with the environment and creating abundance for everyone. Apocalyptic events can serve as catalysts for change and growth.It is important to have serious conversations about adapting to a changing world.Personal apocalypses can lead to personal transformation and growth.We have the opportunity to rebuild and create a new world. Chapters 00:00Childhood Apocalyptic Beliefs 17:05Apocalyptic Mythology 21:12Cycles of History 27:37Simulation and Mythic Frameworks 31:29The Four Phases of an Apocalypse 44:10Opportunity for Change and Rebuilding 49:02Working with the Environment and Creating Abundance 02:00The Concept of Apocalypse 10:00The Impact of Apocalyptic Events 20:00Adapting to a Changing World 30:00The Role of Personal Apocalypse 40:00Rebuilding and Creating a New World 50:00Conclusion and Invitation to the Next Episode
”End of Days: An Unlikely Apocalyptic Prophet”
Jan 14 2024
”End of Days: An Unlikely Apocalyptic Prophet”
Summary In this episode, The Fresh King Benjamin shares his personal journey from growing up in a Mormon polygamist compound to leaving the LDS Church and finding freedom. He discusses the concept of the apocalypse and the breaking of the old world, as well as his role as a prophet of Mormonism. The host also explores his experiences of discovering the falsehood of Mormonism and rebuilding his life. He shares his exploration of the wicked world and the transformative experience of attending Burning Man. In this episode, the host shares a profound experience he had at Burning Man, where he reflects on the cycles of history and the burning down of societies. He emphasizes the need for societal change and the opportunity to build something new that is more caring and inclusive. The host also discusses the severity of the climate apocalypse and the choices we have as a global community. The podcast aims to explore the meaning of the apocalypse and how to navigate various aspects of life during these apocalyptic times. Takeaways The host shares his personal journey of leaving a Mormon polygamist compound and the LDS Church, highlighting the process of deconstructing his beliefs and rebuilding his life. The concept of the apocalypse is discussed, emphasizing the breaking of the old world and the opportunity for rebuilding and creating a new world. The host explores the falsehood of Mormonism and the harm caused by the manipulation and control within the religion. The transformative experience of attending Burning Man is highlighted, showcasing the freedom and creativity found in the exploration of the wicked world. Apocalypses are part of the cycles of history, where societies build and then break down. The current burning down of society presents an opportunity to build something new that is more caring and inclusive. The severity of the climate apocalypse requires acknowledging our global community and taking care of all humans. The podcast aims to explore the meaning of the apocalypse and how to navigate relationships, finance, art, religion, government, and politics during these apocalyptic times. Chapters 00:00 Introduction to Practically Magic 02:23 The Apocalypse and the Breaking of the Old World 05:14 Growing Up in a Mormon Polygamist Compound 09:12 The Split in Mormonism and the AUB 13:01 Becoming a Prophet of Mormonism 14:45 Discovering the Falsehood of Mormonism 22:31 Leaving the LDS Church and Rebuilding Life 35:14 Exploring the Wicked World and Finding Freedom 44:16 The Transformational Experience of Burning Man 48:10 The Revelation at Burning Man 49:08 Apocalypses as Cycles of History 50:07 The Need for Societal Change 51:06 Opportunity to Build Something New 53:30 The Severity of the Climate Apocalypse 55:23 Choices in the Global Apocalypse 56:48 Exploring the Apocalypse 57:44 Sharing the Beauty of the World 58:11 Next Steps and Future Episodes