91 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 • 225 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…

    #91 Cross-Cultural Misogyny, FTM Transitions & the Exportation of Western Gender Theory with Vaishnavi Sundar

    #91 Cross-Cultural Misogyny, FTM Transitions & the Exportation of Western Gender Theory with Vaishnavi Sundar

    Vaishnavi is an independent filmmaker, feminist, writer, and women's rights activist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Her most recent film, Dysphoric: Fleeing Womanhood Like a House on Fire is a four-part documentary series on the rise of Gender Identity Ideology and gender transition in developing countries. We focus specifically on the recent uptick in FTM transitions, how the trend showing up abroad and where it may intersect with internalized misogyny. We also talk about the patriarchal underbelly of medical corporatism, cancel culture, and why understanding the social construction of our identity is so vitally important, especially when our goal is to achieve equality across the board. 
    Find Vaishnavi at VaishnaviSundar.com, on Twitter and on Instagram.
    Watch Dysphoric on Youtube.
    Vaishnavi's book recommendation: Writing by Andrea Dworkin and Sheila Jeffries
    Songs featured: “Splintered” by Aisha Badru and “Your Move” (single version) by Yes
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 53 min
    #90 Inventing New Ways of Being in the World with Tao Ruspoli

    #90 Inventing New Ways of Being in the World with Tao Ruspoli

    Tao is a filmmaker (Being in the World, Monogamish), a photographer, a musician, a podcaster (the Being in the World podcast) and has a degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley. He is also an incredibly inspiring human and friend. From the compound he's built on his property in Joshua Tree to The Bombay Beach Biennale, Tao has a knack for creating environments and communities that push the limits of our imagination. We sat down to co-release this conversation about sexuality, non-monogamy, fear, and how the act of applying our philosophies and beliefs about life to our physical, tangible surroundings can be a powerful form of anarchism.
    Find Tao on Instagram and listen to his podcast.
    Songs featured: “I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got” by Bettye LaVette and “Relationship Anarchy" by Mary Wander
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #89 Is Anti-Racism Making Us More Racist with Steve QJ

    #89 Is Anti-Racism Making Us More Racist with Steve QJ

    Steve QJ is a writer who writes about race, politics and culture. He joins me on the podcast to have a controversial, but important conversation about race, and more specifically, about the current Anti-Racism movement. We speak about how "anti-racism" tends to favor conformity to an idea over genuine solidarity and support of black people, how broken our discourse is about these topics, especially online, and how power and privilege aren't inherently negative. Steve also questions the notion of "safe spaces," how identity has become more valuable than intelligence, and how looking at these issues cross-culturally can help lead to greater understanding between all people, across the board.
    Find Steve on Medium and on Twitter
    Steve's book recommendation: Writing by James Baldwin and Thomas Sowell
    Songs featured: “A Thought Is Just a Passing Train” by John Moreland and “In the Real World” by Alex Serra
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 49 min
    #88 How to Responsibly Navigate a Spiritual "Awakening" with Jenny Kellogg

    #88 How to Responsibly Navigate a Spiritual "Awakening" with Jenny Kellogg

    Jenny is a certified Astrologer, has a B.A. in Classical Philology, a PhD in Modern languages and has studied ancient civilizations and languages for over 25 years. Jenny returns to MGSW, this time to expand on the topic of spiritual awakenings. Jenny and I chat about our personal journeys, and what we've experienced within (and without) various spiritual communities. We address what happens when consumerism and capitalism meet spirituality, and how our individual trauma always plays a role in our spiritual awakening. We also discuss the differences between discernment and skepticism, why having a spiritual container is so imperative to navigating the entire process, and so much more.
    Sign up for Jenny's Lunar Nodes workshop this Saturday by joining Patreon at the "Renegade" level or higher: Click here
    Find Jenny at amaltheaastrology.com
    Jenny’s book recommendation: Spiritual Emergency by Stanislov and Christina Grof
    Songs featured: “blue sky mind” by Trevor Hall and “Breathe” by Ásgeir
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 2 hr 3 min
    #87 Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself: A Solo Episode

    #87 Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself: A Solo Episode

    I decided to record a short reintroduction to myself and to this podcast. From honoring the space between personal experience and objective "truth", finding a community that can mirror us and help us grow, and taking responsibility for the stories we tell, I speak a little bit about why I created this project in the first place and where I think it's going. Thank you, as always, for listening, supporting, and for being here with me on this journey.
    Song featured: “Mind on Fire" by Aisha Badru
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 31 min
    #86 Learning to Think for Ourselves & Healing Trauma Holistically with Linsey Lockett

    #86 Learning to Think for Ourselves & Healing Trauma Holistically with Linsey Lockett

    Lindsey is a writer and podcaster, helping others to heal trauma holistically and consciously create a reality that isn't ruled by the past. Lindsey was raised in Evangelical Christianity, and at 35, after watching a pro-gay rights Christian documentary, Lindsey had an identity crisis which lead to a nervous breakdown & suicide attempt. Eventually, she rejected her religious upbringing and restructured her life and values from the ground up. Lindsey and I speak about the danger of toxic, cult-like movements, from religion, to wellness culture and woke politics. We also touch on what it means to take a holistic approach to healing trauma, and how learning to think for ourselves & healing our trauma are two of the strongest antidotes against fundamentalist ideologies of all kinds that prey on fearful, dysregulated humans.
    Find Lindsey at LindseyLockett.com and on Instagram.
    Lindsey’s book recommendations: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
    Songs featured: “Party at the End of the World” by Carsie Blanton and “Waking Up” by Explosions in the Sky
    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 Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast.
    Visit my website – AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

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anya rocks

her conversations with folx are a breath of fresh air, full of honesty and genuine exploration. rare thing to find these days

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a safe space

what Anya has done here is significant, in that this podcast has been a vessel for unadulterated, while sensible, conversations and topics that many shy away from.

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Thank you, Anya

Anya’s ability to share her introspection with the rest of the world has been an inspiration to me since stumbling upon this jewel of a podcast about a year ago. The conversations in each episode are honest and highly thought provoking. This podcast is equal parts fresh breath of air and intellectual challenge. Highly recommend every episode!

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