58 episodes

I started this podcast because I was tired of being stereotyped as lazy, triggered and entitled. I wanted to give voice to a different kind of millennial and invite us to write a new story - one of a generation willing to challenge the status quo, embrace nuance and paradox, and reject PC-culture. This podcast isn’t about finding answers, it’s about asking the right questions. How can we reinvent ourselves and the narratives we’ve been expected to inherit? How can we take ownership over the ways we participate in our own suffering? How can we move beyond victimization and into empowerment? How can we fix ourselves to fix the world? It’s time for new dreams, new stories and new futures…

A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World Anya Kaats

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 151 Ratings

I started this podcast because I was tired of being stereotyped as lazy, triggered and entitled. I wanted to give voice to a different kind of millennial and invite us to write a new story - one of a generation willing to challenge the status quo, embrace nuance and paradox, and reject PC-culture. This podcast isn’t about finding answers, it’s about asking the right questions. How can we reinvent ourselves and the narratives we’ve been expected to inherit? How can we take ownership over the ways we participate in our own suffering? How can we move beyond victimization and into empowerment? How can we fix ourselves to fix the world? It’s time for new dreams, new stories and new futures…

    #58 Lessons for Life From a Death Doula with Sarah Kerr

    #58 Lessons for Life From a Death Doula with Sarah Kerr

    Sarah Kerr is a death doula and ritual healing practitioner, helping people navigate literal and symbolic death through cross-cultural shamanic healing and nature-based spirituality. We speak about dark nights of the soul as initiatory experiences, rituals for letting go, the cyclical nature of the soul’s journey and how processing personal grief is of service to the larger whole. 
    Find Sarah at soulpassages.ca
    Sarah's Book Recommendation: World as Lover, World as Self by Joanna Macey and Dark Night, Early Dawn by Christopher Bache
    Songs featured: "Semolina" by Slow Meadow and "Kol Nidre" by Max Bruch
    How to support the show:
    Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!
    Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive WhatsApp group chat & book club just for patrons!
    Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 2 hr
    #57 Carl Jung and Our Soul's Quest for Meaning, Individuation & Transformation with Joseph R. Lee, Lisa Marchiano & Deborah Stewart

    #57 Carl Jung and Our Soul's Quest for Meaning, Individuation & Transformation with Joseph R. Lee, Lisa Marchiano & Deborah Stewart

    Joe, Lisa and Deb are Jungian Analysts and co-hosts of the podcast This Jungian Life. Our conversation covers Carl Jung & his legacy + weaves together discussions around manifestation, mysticism, authenticity, depth psychology, astrology, suffering, trauma, personal and collective dark nights of the soul & the mythology of the millennial generation.
    Find Joe, Lisa & Deb at ThisJungianLife.com
    Joe's Book Recommendation: The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
    Lisa's Book Recommendation: Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung
    Deb's Book Recommendation: The Inner World of Trauma by Donald Kalsched
    Songs featured: "Friends" by Francis and the Lights (feat. Bon Iver) and "Japanese Ceremonial Tea (Interlude)" by The Electric Sons
    How to support the show:
    Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!
    Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive WhatsApp group chat just for patrons!
    Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 2 hr
    #56 The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat with Diana Rodgers

    #56 The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical Case for Better Meat with Diana Rodgers

    Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living on a working organic farm in New England. She’s an author and host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast. She's currently working on a new book and film project, Sacred Cow, exploring the important role of animals in our food system.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #55 Interpreting Language, History and Spirituality to Locate our Life's "Lesson Plan" with Jenny Kellogg

    #55 Interpreting Language, History and Spirituality to Locate our Life's "Lesson Plan" with Jenny Kellogg

    Jenny is a certified astrologer, holds a B.A. in Classical Philology and has studied ancient civilizations and languages for over 25 years. She also has a PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures and is one of my closest friends and mentors. Jenny and I speak about locating and embracing personal filters as it relates to language, heritage and spirituality in order to find our life's unique lesson plan. We also discuss our own personal mother wounds and how we're working through them, our skepticisms about some forms of astrology and how trauma can and should be used as a tool for finding the truest expression of ourselves and our "purpose" in this lifetime. 
    Find Jenny at amaltheaastrology.com
    Jenny's Book Recommendation: No Friend by the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani
    Poems Jenny read: An unpublished translation of an untitled poem by Nobel Prize winner George Seferis, translated from the Modern Greek by Jenny & the poems “Day” and “Night” by Jawdat Fakhreddine translated by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen from the book Lighthouse for the Drowning.
    Songs featured: "Dreamland" by Glass Animals and "Moment of Surrender" by Nick Mulvey
    How to support the show:
    Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!
    Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive WhatsApp group chat just for patrons!
    Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 59 min
    #54 Endangered Species Conservation & Reproduction with Kesley Martin

    #54 Endangered Species Conservation & Reproduction with Kesley Martin

    Kelsey is a veterinarian, former art student and badass hoola hooper. To be honest, we spend the entire first half of this podcast recounting a rattlesnake bite Kelsey got within a day of me meeting her (where she had to be flown out of a remote canyon we were in via helicopter), but for the rest of the show we discuss her experience growing up on large, remote cattle ranches, her inspiration for becoming a large animal veterinarian and how she plans to use her expertise to assist in endangered species awareness, conservation and reproduction. We also discuss our mutual love of the outdoors and how vital it is, especially in these times, to spend time outside in nature.
     
    Find Kelsey on Instagram - @kelseamountain
     
    Kelsey's Book Recommendation: Cathedral of the Wild by Boyd Varty
     
    Songs featured: "Long Time Coming" by Leela James and "Drover" by Bill Callahan
     
    Learn more about chart I spoke about in my intro in regard to mapping our roles in a social change ecosystem here - https://buildingmovement.org/our-work/movement-building/solidarity-is/
     
    How to support the show:
     
    Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!
     
    Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive WhatsApp group chat just for patrons!
     
    Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 2 hr 14 min
    #53 Inventing and Implementing a "Happiness GDP" with Micah Kaats

    #53 Inventing and Implementing a "Happiness GDP" with Micah Kaats

    Very excited to bring this conversation with my brother to the podcast. Micah is currently working at The Happiness Research Institute developing an alternative to GDP that focuses on happiness, well-being and quality of life instead of profit. We discuss what happiness means, how it's measured and how it might be implemented. We also discuss the current state of the world and how our upbringing has informed our worldview. From living in different countries for most of our adult lives, to what it was like to be siblings, to being raised in an unconventional household, we both share our insights on how we're each trying to live authentic, individuated lives in a culture and a world that pressures us to conform. 
     
    Find out more about Micah's work at The Happiness Research Institute here and find his music on Spotify under Meeka Kates.
     
    Micah's Book Recommendations: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     
    Songs featured: "I Saved The World Today" by Eurythmics and "Closure" by Meeka Kates
     
    How to support the show:
     
    Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!
     
    Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive WhatsApp group chat just for patrons!
     
    Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 2 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Shulie Hersh ,

Please listen to this podcast!

Anya Kaats is helping to heal us and our world through each and every conversation she has on this podcast. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to tune in and listen to what she has to say, and to what her guests have to say when they come on. Please take the time to listen to these conversations and allow your mind to open and expand to bring in all the lessons and teachings that are offered in each and every episode. You will be giving yourself a gift by listening to this podcast. And share it with everyone you know!

NY to Chicago ,

Honest, challenging, interesting

I’m not a millennial—quite a bit older—but I find this show honest, challenging, interesting, and more. This world has challenges and this podcast helps us face them in a way that is not simplistic but is practical. It’s worth the time. (It’s often just good fun to listen to as well.)

Stradivari80 ,

Honest and Necessary

Anya is hosting one of my favorite styles of podcast in her own unique way. With the times we live in feeling extra polarized, conversations that explore nuance and heterodoxic views are extra important. Whenever I want to plug my ears to escape from the memetic culture praising orthodoxy, I am incredibly grateful to do it with dialogues that move discourse instead of stifling it. 🙏❤️

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