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Welcome to the first show of 2022! Over the course of this new season, co-hosts Robin Renée and Wendy Sheridan and their guests will explore aspects of FREEDOM. The season’s featured interviews begin with Robin’s conversation with Brian Loebig. Brian Loebig is an enthusiastic small business owner, entrepreneur, teacher, and speaker who loves to sha…
 
Welcome to the first show of 2022! Over the course of this new season, co-hosts Robin Renée and Wendy Sheridan and their guests will explore aspects of FREEDOM. The season’s featured interviews begin with Robin’s conversation with Brian Loebig. Brian Loebig is an enthusiastic small business owner, entrepreneur, teacher, and speaker who loves to sha…
 
Please enjoy this interview with rap performer and entertainer ’89 the Brainchild while we take a little winter rest and relaxation (and prep for next season). ’89 talks about his music — which has been called a mix of hip hop, house, techno, and nu-disco — and shares his thoughts on acceptance and self-acceptance in the music industry. Check out t…
 
Please enjoy this interview with rap performer and entertainer ’89 the Brainchild while we take a little winter rest and relaxation (and prep for next season). ’89 talks about his music — which has been called a mix of hip hop, house, techno, and nu-disco — and shares his thoughts on acceptance and self-acceptance in the music industry. Check out t…
 
Please enjoy this interview with Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet while we take a brief winter break. Christiana has some wonderfully insightful things to say about wisdom we can draw from The Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, and the Death/Rebirth cards. Check out the whole episode and show notes at The Four Cards of Acceptance (Episod…
 
Please enjoy this interview with Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet while we take a brief winter break. Christiana has some wonderfully insightful things to say about wisdom we can draw from The Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, and the Death/Rebirth cards. Check out the whole episode and show notes at The Four Cards of Acceptance (Episod…
 
Pedro Serrano was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in the Columbus Homes Housing Projects. His childhood memories include “riots, cockroaches big enough to ride to school, and cherry blossoms in the spring.” He is a spoken word artist, was the producer and host of Generation Q, a gay community affairs program on WRSU 88.7 FM, and is a longtime member…
 
Pedro Serrano was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in the Columbus Homes Housing Projects. His childhood memories include “riots, cockroaches big enough to ride to school, and cherry blossoms in the spring.” He is a spoken word artist, was the producer and host of Generation Q, a gay community affairs program on WRSU 88.7 FM, and is a longtime member…
 
Kyle Schickner is a writer, director, filmmaker, and activist. He is the driving force behind Fencesitter Films, a film company that focuses on telling stories about people of color, women, and BLGTQ communities. Kyle’s latest film is A White Man Walks Into a Barbershop, a documentary of his cross country road trip focused on having down-to-earth c…
 
Kyle Schickner is a writer, director, filmmaker, and activist. He is the driving force behind Fencesitter Films, a film company that focuses on telling stories about people of color, women, and BLGTQ communities. Kyle’s latest film is A White Man Walks Into a Barbershop, a documentary of his cross country road trip focused on having down-to-earth c…
 
Emma is a writer, editor, and multimedia storyteller based in the Washington, DC metro area. She is the person behind Plate Less Ordinary, where she shares stories about food, culture, and technology. In a world that prioritizes quantity — see social media algorithms and food porn — Emma chooses quality. She believes everyone owes it to themselves …
 
Emma is a writer, editor, and multimedia storyteller based in the Washington, DC metro area. She is the person behind Plate Less Ordinary, where she shares stories about food, culture, and technology. In a world that prioritizes quantity — see social media algorithms and food porn — Emma chooses quality. She believes everyone owes it to themselves …
 
Christiana Gaudet began reading tarot professionally in Putnam, Connecticut in 1994. She now offers private readings from her office in Palm City, Florida and serves a worldwide clientele remotely. She is the author of Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know and Tarot Tour Guide: Tarot, The Four Elements, and Your Spirit…
 
Christiana Gaudet began reading tarot professionally in Putnam, Connecticut in 1994. She now offers private readings from her office in Palm City, Florida and serves a worldwide clientele remotely. She is the author of Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know and Tarot Tour Guide: Tarot, The Four Elements, and Your Spirit…
 
John Leman is a world traveler, outdoor adventurer, and curiosity-driven extrovert who is intent on exploring the depths of the human experience. Formerly a special education teacher, he is currently enrolled in the M.S.Ed. program in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Research Coordina…
 
John Leman is a world traveler, outdoor adventurer, and curiosity-driven extrovert who is intent on exploring the depths of the human experience. Formerly a special education teacher, he is currently enrolled in the M.S.Ed. program in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Research Coordina…
 
Caroline Vahrenkamp has been fighting Stage IV thymoma since 2015, but she is more than her cancer diagnosis. In her free time, Caroline likes to cook and to travel with her kids and she creates a compelling travel and history podcast, Wonders of the World. While undertaking her cancer journey, she navigated and accepted her identity as a transgend…
 
Beth Anne Yeager is recovering from practicing law, and is now seeking wisdom through studying Ecopsychology, training in Somatic Experiencing, and practicing and teaching yoga and meditation. Her passion is Nature, dancing in the snow, and loving all things wild. In the featured interview, she interweaves the desperate seriousness of climate chang…
 
Serell Brown is the mother of two teens. She describes herself as a fun-loving hard worker with old school morals. She is the founder and creator of Nubian Nudist, an organization for black nudists and naturists that is based in New Jersey and has members across the US as well as some abroad. Serell talks candidly about the origins of her nudism, c…
 
’89 the Brainchild is a rap performer and entertainer from New Jersey. He flew under the radar for years and began finding buzz through performing in the NJ/NYC area just before the pandemic shutdown. Also a stage production manager, ’89’s recordings include “Father’s Day,” Not Who I Thought I Was (the last of my rage), and Patterns, which has been…
 
After a short summer hiatus, The Leftscape is back with a new theme for the second half of 2021. This is the season of ACCEPTANCE. What does acceptance mean to you? When is it passive and when is it powerful? What things ought we accept? What must we never accept? Let’s see how this theme weaves in and out of the conversations through the rest of t…
 
On Friday, April 23, 2021, The Leftscape celebrated having just posted the 100th episode. Here’s the second half of the Zoom celebration where Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée field questions from their first Ask Us Anything. Hear how Robin and Wendy met and their thoughts on the fun and challenging parts of producing a podcast. Who are their fantasy…
 
On Friday, April 23, 2021, The Leftscape celebrated having just posted the 100th episode. Listen in to the Zoom party where Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée caught up with previous show guests. Cedric Maurice (Mo Love) speaks about co-creating the new podcast, Black Fluidity: Bi Black Men Talk, JD Stillwater shares insights from his forthcoming book,…
 
Dr. Edward Vessel is a Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA) in Frankfurt, Germany. His research group, the Visual Neuroaesthetics Lab, uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to study the psychological and neural basis of aesthetic experiences, such as when a person is aesthetically “moved” by …
 
Genea Barnes is committed to the elevation of humanity. Her work as an Elevation Guide focuses on helping individuals and groups to create greater effectiveness and ease in their lives. Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis are among the tools she uses to neutralize self-sabotaging behavior, unwanted patterns, and emotional triggers with the ai…
 
Sharice Richardson is a nonbinary, queer, Pagan healer and proprietor of Sun Crow Hands-On Healing. They are a Cuddle Sanctuary trained Professional Cuddler and Level II – Usui Reiki Practitioner, who trained under Reiki Master Sea. Sharice is deeply committed to utilizing the spiritual power of love and compassion to liberate, heal, and energetica…
 
The new documentary film, Angels and Saints – Eros and Awe, grapples with an American culture which has historically seen the body as “bad” and the spirit as “good.” It features a diverse group of clergy, sex educators, therapists, and workshop leaders who have learned to integrate eros with wisdom or spiritual awareness. Combined with dance, music…
 
The Leftscape is proud and excited to celebrate 100 episodes! This installment is one big Why Is This Awesome? as co-hosts Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée take a look back at favorite conversations along the journey since its beginning in May 2018. Before the discussion of conversations past, the show starts off with a quick Rewind, 3 Random Facts a…
 
Elizabeth Graner is an educator, a mom, and a Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 21st Legislative District. She grew up just outside Pittsburgh as the oldest child of five siblings in a first-generation Irish American home. She moved to New Jersey after college and worked in New York City in corporate human resources and immigration law before r…
 
A Chat About Great Sounds and Politics With Musician Matt Bird Matt Bird is a musician and DJ in Melbourne, Australia. He grew up in a small country town in Central Victoria, then learned saxophone improvisation and played in a Commitments cover band as a teen. After several years of travelling and living in England, he returned to Melbourne to a r…
 
Halina Brooke is a therapist, mental health counselor, and longtime advocate in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a PhD student with a research focus on how therapists cope with ethical and clinical mistakes. When she’s not being the squeaky wheel for a good cause, you can find her teaching and mentoring college and grad students or wading through research …
 
Mrs. Shay Cook on Financial Freedom and How Conspirituality Keeps an Eye on Cult Thinking Mrs. Shay Cook is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Crusaders for Change, LLC, which she began in May 2016. C4C is focused on empowering and equipping the broader community with tools they need to become financially free through counseling, coaching, …
 
Christina Romelus is the founder of PolitiCALM, a new organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals entering, engaging in, and exiting public life. She was elected to public office as a Boynton Beach, FL City Commissioner at the age of 27 in 2016. Through her years in public service, she strived to be a voice for those not normally r…
 
While The Leftscape co-hosts finish up their January break, check out these segments from “Neon Blessings, Beautiful Wounds (Episode 78).” Playwright Rich Orloff is the author of 18 full-length plays (most comedies, mostly award-winning) and over 80 short plays, which have received 2,000 productions on six continents – and a staged reading on Antar…
 
While The Leftscape co-hosts take a January break, check out these excerpts from “Wiccan Ethics, Activate! (Episode 73).” Wendy Sheridan speaks with New Orleans author and Third Degree High Priestess Susan R. Kagan about her books, Ruxandra, Granddaughter of Vlad the Impaler and Basic Wiccan Ethics: Avoiding a Perilous Path. The conversation betwee…
 
Allison Moon is the author of five books including the award-winning sex-ed guide Girl Sex 101, the erotic memoir Bad Dyke, and the Tales of the Pack series of novels about lesbian werewolves. Allison was a 2011 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Authors Fellow and she has a degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College. As a sex educator, Allison has pre…
 
Dr. Stephanie Brown on Black Women Post-Election, Creating Community, and Self-Care for All Dr. Stephanie Brown is a family physician who has been practicing for over 20 years. Over the past few years, she decided to expand her wellness focus to include emotional, spiritual, and relational healing as well as physical. She became a life coach becaus…
 
Samantha Poole has been a member of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) since it began in 2002. She was recently credited by members of AVEN as being the first person to coin the now frequently-used terms describing romantic attraction apart from sexual attraction. She defines herself as heteroromantic asexual. Samantha is a psychia…
 
Pandora Scooter is a poet, performer and provocateur. She’s an award-winning playwright and spoken word artist. She is the winner of Best Musical with Rachel Felstein for her punk rock, all-female feminist musical, wRETCH. Two of her solo shows, OUTwordly Fabulous and I AM ENOUGH, both focused on helping LGBTQ+ teens, have toured the U.S. She has t…
 
Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, and Robin Renée discuss the U.S. presidential election and try to manage their stress as votes are counted. They have some fun with random facts, speculate about what could be happening in voting trends, and contemplate the challenges to making the best case for liberal and progressive candidates. Robin and Mary repor…
 
Anji Marth been a professional tattoo artist and painter since 1999. Her published books include Tar and Gravel, Knuckle Sandwich, the resonant eyes series, and The Horrors coloring book for adults. Her current project is a series of abstract paintings, Paintings From Quarantine. She also works in taxidermy as assemblage art as well as illustration…
 
Lisa Yancey on Reframing Business and Building Abundance Lisa Yancey is an entrepreneurial strategist who has built a practice solving problems for nonprofit organizations. Through her company, Yancey Consulting, she specializes in strategic organizational planning, leadership coaching, and much more. She is also the co-founder of The We’s Match, w…
 
Rev. Yolanda is a singer/songwriter/trans-femme genderqueer performance artist and interfaith minister, originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama — the hit recording capital of the world. Rev. Yolanda has been honored with induction into the GLBT Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and also with two MAC Awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabar…
 
Tom Limoncelli is a time management author and trainer from New Jersey who also happens to be an internationally recognized bisexual activist. In this featured interview, he merges his knowledge in these fields with life, work, and LGBTQ equality movement experiences to share advice on time management for activists. Listen in for tips you can start…
 
We’re on vacation! Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Look for new Leftscape shows in September. But we won’t be completely idle this month. We’re doing an August Patreon Membership Drive. Your support helps us out with our production costs and equipment so we can continue to produce the podcast and create content you’ll love. We had the oppor…
 
Ginny Sassaman is a co-founder and past president of Gross National Happiness USA. She has a Masters in Mediation and a Certificate in Positive Psychology. Ginny created the Happiness Paradigm as a platform for teaching, writing about, and advocating for greater personal happiness and creating systems change for maximum well-being for all. Since 20…
 
Dillon Carmichael is the founder of Redefining Black Masculinity. The Redefining Black Masculinity project works to document and express the black masculine identity in all of its facets, with the intention of providing insight and helping to expand the culture through deeper understanding. In this interview, Carmichael, who hails from Irvington, N…
 
Talking With Songwriter, Composer, and Producer Drew Yowell Drew Yowell is a producer, songwriter and artist who has worked with legends like Phoebe Snow, David Lasley, Desmond Child, David Benoit, Dae Bennett, and Herb Alpert. He has played guitar for Sophie B. Hawkins and Kristin Hoffmann, among many others. He was recently nominated for his orig…
 
It is not a time for business as usual. This episode of The Leftscape has no featured guest, light-hearted second segment, or messages from mock sponsors. After only a few Random Facts regarding Superman’s flight, the founding of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Possum Drop, the conversation turns to the seriousness at hand. T…
 
Dwayne Smith on Communication in Relationships and Lessons from Polyamory Dwayne Smith, a PhD student in computational social science at George Mason University researches criminal justice policy reform, restorative justice initiatives, and the impacts of public policy on black communities. He works in cyber security. He is a pilot and a fitness co…
 
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