Every human needs love and acceptance to survive, yet we all seem to have a different definition of what love actually is. This podcast seeks to explore various definitions of love through storytelling and conversations with visionary thinkers, artists, activists, leaders and explorers. We will investigate love through 3 frames: love of self, love in partnership and love in the collective and these episodes will seek to uncover important nuggets of love that will spread into the radio waves and beyond.
Garett Reppenhagen - On Being a Veteran For Peace (Recorded Live on Clubhouse)
Garett Reppenhagen is the son of a Vietnam Veteran and grandson of two World War II Veterans. He served in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry/Scout Sniper in the 1st Infantry Division. Garett completed a deployment in Kosovo on a 9-month peace-keeping mission and a combat tour in Baquaba, Iraq. Garett gained an Honorable Discharge in May of 2005 and began working as a veterans advocate and a dedicated activist. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War, worked in Washington, DC, as a lobbyist and as Vice President of Public Relations for the Nobel Prize winning Veterans For America, as a Program Director for Veterans Green Jobs and was the Rocky Mountain Director for Vet Voice Foundation. Garett lives in Colorado where he serves as the Executive Director for Veterans For Peace.
In this episode Ethan and Garett discuss what peace means, how Garett got involved in the military and how his mindset shifted as he got out. They also dig into love, activism and what safety looks like as we push beyond our current political and economic climate.
Find Garett at veteransforpeace.org and check out People Over Pentagon as discussed in the episode
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Wes Felton - Making Art Through Big Life Changes (Live on Clubhouse)
Wes Felton is a true multi-disciplinary artist and DC native with a background in theater, hip hop, poetry and visual art. He has taught theater and recorded over 25 records in the last 10 years, received 11 Grammy Considerations for his project 'Imagine The Future' and was featured in the 2018 Netflix film 'Love Dot Com'.
In this conversation Wes shares his poem from the Chrossrhodes song 'America' and explores the ways art can become a bridge and a trojan horse to building connections and understanding amongst people, especially those who grapple with trauma. Ethan and Wes discuss life changes from being a committed single father to stepping into art full time and continuing to make work from DC to LA.
Find Wes and support his work on Bandcamp here: wesfelton.bandcamp.com and on Instagram here: instagram.com/wesfeltondc
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Alex Ebert on Love, Death & Purpose (Recorded Live on Clubhouse)
Alex Ebert is an award-winning film composer and the founder and frontman for the platinum-selling Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. He has recently turned his focus to philosophy, and is completing a number of projects on culture and emergence while living in New Orleans, La.
In this expansive conversation Ethan and Alex discuss love in practice, how death serves as a mirror for love, purpose and fear and the implications of fame and creativity as a path to expressing love in community and on our own.
Find Alex on Instagram at www.instagram.com/alex_ebert and follow his writings on Substack at badguru.substack.com
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Carla Fernandez, Co-Founder of The Dinner Party on 20-40 Somethings Processing Grief & Loss
Carla Fernandez is the cofounder of The Dinner Party, a peer-led community for grieving 20-40 somethings, now active in 100 cities and featured in NYTimes, NPR, and OnBeing and as a case study in almost a dozen books.
When not working on The Dinner Party, Carla partners with organizations on experience design, facilitation and community strategy, helping healing ideas enter culture.
She is a Reynolds Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and an Annenberg Innovation Lab Senior Fellow. She currently lives between Joshua Tree, CA and the Hudson Valley, NY.
In this wide ranging conversation Ethan and Carla explore various aspects of grief as it relates to love, community, loss, disease and ongoing practice. Join in on the next conversation in the Love Extremists club on Clubhouse at www.joinclubhouse.com/club/loveextremists
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Artie Gonzales - Finding Love From Prison: Lessons From A Lifer (Recorded Live on Clubhouse)
Artie Gonzales is the creative who almost never was. A juvenile-tried-as-an-adult at the age of 16, he spent 21-years of a Life sentence in the California prison system, eight of which included housing within Pelican Bay’s notorious super-max Solitary Confinement unit. It was here that he evolved past the brutality of his surroundings, as well as the highly political stature he held as a gang leader, committing himself to rehabilitation and non-violence.
Released as a model prisoner by the Board of Parole Hearings in 2015, he then dedicated himself to building a new life. Applying the same acumen and intelligence that helped him survive the inhumane conditions of the prison system, he has become a leader in his community, an advocate for legislative reforms, and a member of several social justice organizations.
In this conversation Ethan and Artie discuss how he found love for himself and with others in prison, the politics of the California prison system, how he supports people coming out of the system and the work Artie is doing to share important stories of those on the inside.
Find more and follow along with Artie on Instagram at www.instagram.com/theartiegonzales
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Tiffany Trenda - The Intersection of Technology, Intimacy & Art (Recorded Live on Clubhouse)
Tiffany Trenda is a multidisciplinary performance artist born in 1979 in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and her MFA from UCLA Design and Media Arts program. Tiffany has won countless awards for her innovative work across the globe with exhibitions in Asia, The Americas and Europe and inclusion in the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Trenda’s work explores the relationship of the body to today’s ever-changing technologies by creating living sculptures with wearables, donned with screens. This represents how our bodies are constantly shifting between the physical and the simulated, making unconventional forms of presence and embodiment. She explores the phenomenology of the body and how simulation affects our intimacy, memory, and our senses.
Find her at tiffanytrenda.com
In this conversation Ethan and Tiffany explore her body of work and the questions that arise when technology and performance art merge and challenge our perceptions of intimacy, relationships, our bodies and ethics. The interview was recorded live in Clubhouse and includes members of the Love Extremists community in the conversation.
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Great and interesting content!
Personal Experiences & Perspectives of Love
This is an inspiring radio talked about personal experience and their perspective of love. The most fascinating of the radio is each episode gives a unique interpretation of love and relative subject throughout a peaceful and engaging conversation. I am looking to forward more opportunity for people to share their definition of love and perspective.
I love listening to these podcasts when I’m working out or doing yoga. Ethan has so many different and amazing people come onto the show and it’s really something to hear what everyone has to say about love. Everyone has a unique perspective on love, but they also have a lot of thoughts that other people before them have shared and I think it’s beautiful that there are so many universally shared aspects of love.
10 out of 10 would recommend