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Get your brash and playful insights into behavior, systems and institutions. Come and embrace our encroaching apocalypse with Shift Orion’s Good Morning Mayberry where we’ll dig deep and dissect intersectional nuances of the complex situations you’re facing every day.

Life is wild. We have to take the wheel back from Jesus since the boy cannot drive in thongs, and he's from before cars. Come on.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

Get your brash and playful insights into behavior, systems and institutions. Come and embrace our encroaching apocalypse with Shift Orion’s Good Morning Mayberry where we’ll dig deep and dissect intersectional nuances of the complex situations you’re facing every day.

Life is wild. We have to take the wheel back from Jesus since the boy cannot drive in thongs, and he's from before cars. Come on.

Become a monthly patron at patreon.com/GoodMorningMayberry

    Insistent Resistance w/ Jaden Young (from Eat Predators Book Club!!)

    Insistent Resistance w/ Jaden Young (from Eat Predators Book Club!!)

    Shift Orion hosts Jaden Young --- aka @y2remayne from Instagram! --- talking in his own bold and brilliant voice about how important it is to have morals and caution when reporting publicly on events and people as he deconstructs the impact and consequences of intentionally spreading false narratives with powerful platforms in attempts to sway public thought.
    Jaden talks in his own words about topics including but not limited to:
    TMZ Bam Margera Wendy Williams Wells Fargo lawsuits How Britney's fans can be used to make her life hell Alexa Nikolas and what the Eat Predators book club and Discord community she invited us into were like The humans behind the markets that brands and media seem to forget exist ... and how the same manipulation tactics lurk in both Hollywood and religious cults. Without any further adieu… Jaden Young (in his own voice). Raw and unedited. For an hour and 30 f*****g 6 minutes without counting my intro and outro commentary.
     
    [Update: We were informed that Jaden publicly posted that there was some type of confusing issue with Eat Predators book club involving a person called WILL. We are not sure what's going on here, as this is a developing story, but here is what Jaden posted to the public from his Instagram.]
     
     
     


     
     
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Belly of the Beast w/ Lapi Part 1

    Belly of the Beast w/ Lapi Part 1

    Introducing Lapi! Here to talk about working in television as a child and entertainment as an adult, developing healthy approaches to engaging with toxic industries, and Lapi and Shift’s respective experiences both consuming and creating media.
    Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen!
     
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    Soundtrack:
    GMM Intro by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage
    (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Question by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Tip your host on CashApp $iamshift
    About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse




    Lapis Stone is a writer, violinist, singer, songwriter, creative performance mentor, and world class entertainer performing as LapiOnTheBeat. Lapi was formerly on the cast of Good Time Kids. After being signed twice, Lapi has evolved into an independent neon pop superstar.

    • 44 min
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    The Real & True Origin Story Of Eat Predators w/ Caeli Higgins & Kay Brown

    The Real & True Origin Story Of Eat Predators w/ Caeli Higgins & Kay Brown

    Can we Eat Predators if we are what we eat? 
    Kay Brown (Four 4 Consent, Nightlife Safety Summit) and Caeli Higgins (Music Industry Watchdog) join Shift Orion to describe the origins of the Eat Predators collective and how the brand was co-opted as they were driven out… just before Shift discovered it on social media, joined the unregulated Eat Predators Book Club, and hauled his ass from SF to LA to help the mysteriously misrepresented "leadership" lock down a business strategy.
    Caeli and Kay detail their experience forming Eat Predators alongside other survivors and organizers like Nomi Abadi, Sochil Martin, and Alexa Nikolas. 
    They cover the first planning meetings, escalating miscommunication and misrepresentation accelerated by media attention from a nearly-off-brand protest at Nickelodeon, and challenges navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts as the group (and Alexa's wounded ego) grew faster than anyone (except people who’ve been crushed by it) could imagine. As the media and public began to exclusively center and sensationalize Alexa, her participation and story have warped.
    Shift describes his experience getting into the "Eat Predators book club" (then finding out it was never supposed to exist), having a short-lived but intense friendship with Alexa (and an even shorter-lived role working as her media and public relations manager), and being shocked and heartbroken discovering that Alexa had misled him about everything. Opening up about getting to know her remotely then planning an in-person visit, even staying at Alexa's house for 5 days, Shift recalls how quickly Alexa's endearing personality turned hostile after he became concerned about her capacity and ethics as she orchestrated the book club community and other people to shun him by making alarming and untrue claims.
    Ultimately, the conversation remains loving and generous with hope for accountability, amends, and honesty to prevail.
    Perhaps this is only the beginning of the story... 
     
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    (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
     
    Caeli Higgins, leader of Music Industry Watchdog, is a writer, activist, dancer, and publicist for artists, brands, events, and music festivals. 
    In 2020, she started an Instagram account that exposed multiple serial predators in the music industry. 
    In 2021, she helped organize hunger strikes at the Louisiana State Penitentiary and David Wade Correctional Center that successfully demanded the release of 23 prisoners from illegal long-term solitary confinement.
     
    Kay Brown is Steward, Leader, and Founder of Four 4 Consent. As a living legacy of commitment to serving survivors of violence, Kay stays at the forefront of the highest levels of professional education related to advancing the fields that support that work. Kay has been in advocacy for nearly a decade. Their certifications include being a Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocate and holding a Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Victimology. 
    Kay is a nationally recognized advocate, specializing in Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Intervention, Campus Advocacy, Comprehensive Victim Intervention, and Program Management. Kay was awarded Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing status from the Ohio Advocate Network and also achieved the requirements to be recognized by California's OES as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselor. Kay is a member of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Associati

    • 1 hr 38 min
    A Holy Legacy w Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 2

    A Holy Legacy w Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 2

    Doctor Larry is back talking about how parasocial relationships impact our daily lives, collective illusions compiling our shared reality, and some other stuff like family, working in entertainment and marketing, and relationality. This is the 1st half of the conversation from Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 1.
    We talk about Larry’s nephew Camden Coley (Karma’s World, Abbot Elementary, Mike) and the vibrancy of Black boy joy. We talk about the monetization of love and relationality, how our presence on the Internet results in our unwitting consent to toxic cultural developments, and get GRANULAR about what parasociety even is.
    What does it mean to have fans? What does it mean to force love and loyalty from a commercial market? Are there actually barriers encasing our socioeconomic roles? WTF is a demi lovato and why is Shift mad about that? Shift gives more details about the non-denominational fundamentalist evangelical performing arts cult he traveled across the U.S. with as a teenager in the late 90s-early 2000s, and describes how he discovered (in 2021) what the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato even are and that, as teenagers, they all directly and literally made millions of dollars by directly and literally causing abuse against Shift and the other kids in the cult to escalate to inhumane levels. Shift lays out similarities in evangelical fundamentalism and Hollywood, marketing and evangelism, and both sides of “parasocial” bonding.
    Shift talks about our real world programming, dealing with people who accidentally virtue signal and warp their praxis into unraveling, and glory of discovering the gospel of Anne Heche (aka Celeste) in the wake of her sudden, tragic death.
    Larry comments on the power of fits and fists in the comments’ sections and IRL, ponders the architecture of the ecosystems that divide people from experiencing life outside of their class' status expectations, and details people insisting upon keeping social traditions they know don’t work. 
    Oh, how glorious that brands and companies have effectively strived to exploit our most intimate vulnerabilities. Oh, how everybody has to deal with the impact of public relations whether they know it or not.
    Liars and Grifters and Fakes? Oh, my!! 
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    Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage
    (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift
    About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse
     
    Dr. Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.

    • 54 min
    A Holy Legacy w/ Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 1

    A Holy Legacy w/ Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 1

    Dr. Larry Lyons dropping in again to celebrate family and dissect parasocial relationships, psychology, celebrity, power, wealth, illusion, and propaganda with your good ol host Shift Orion! 
    This episode is part 1 even though it is the second half of a conversation that was recorded on 9/8 (a day before the previous episode with Mx Defying). Part 2 is the first half because time isn't real and that was a better order in which to release the vibe.
    We talk intimate, remote, and imaginary relationships, personalities as marketing tools, and the consequences of leaving a mark in people's hearts.
    We talk Britney Spears and Brittany Griner prior to Griner's return home. We talk Special Forces and the Black Mirror energy of punishing disgraced celebrities in a commercial entertainment arena until their reputations are laundered enough to be commodified again. We talk obscure ethics.
    Larry and Shift unpack ways Britney Spear's conservatorship was excessive, capitalistic nonsense! 
    Between gushing about Larry's nephew, Camden Coley's Black boy joy... we get into:
    What is parasociety? How celebrity work on celebrities and consumers. How social media changed the disproportionality in relationships with those know only through screens. What can happen when fame is deliberately engaged.  
    Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen!
     
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    GMM Intro by Shift Orion
    Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage
    (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift
    About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse
     
    Dr. Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.

    • 53 min
    Operation Superstructure Skydive w Mx Defying

    Operation Superstructure Skydive w Mx Defying

    Get your spiritual armor ready, Mayberry. Melanie Carlson (aka Mx Defying) is here to jump tandem with us as we jump in from 51k feet to skydive into the superstructure that ensnared Britney Spears into an excessively long and cruel conservatorship. 
    Mx Defying is a leading researcher in the #freeBritney aka #justiceForBritney community. She is extraordinarily perceptive and unflappable in her approach to educating herself and the rest of us. Shift Orion is extremely excited to drop in and learn about the people, places, and events that led to the public health crisis created by the Pop Patriarchy’s predatory capitalists. 
    Nothing but blue skies ahead as we stick together on this dark adventure and examine long-term private equity investments, IRL social network manipulation, legalities, harassment, intimidation, dirty Russian money, accountability, familial abuse, mental health stigma, human trafficking, and Las muhfuggin Vegas.
    Here’s to hoping we can ultimately figure this all out and all help fix it. We are the system. 
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    “The truth often lies in the space between: the punchline & the laugh, the reason & the feeling, and the jester & the king.”
    — Melanie Lynn Carlson
     
    Check out Melanie Carlson aka Mx Defying website and socials! 
     
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    GMM Intro by Shift Orion
    Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage
    (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
    Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift
    About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse

    • 1 hr 9 min

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