5 episodes

The Audiothentic Podcast is a show about uncovering your Inner Being. Ancient philosophers revered authenticity as a marker of truth, beauty and goodness. This concept has carried over into modern moral thought and is perhaps part of our instinctual intellect. Why then, is it so difficult to be and remain authentic? Why do we often deny ourselves the opportunity? External pressures often convince us to suppress our True Self in order to survive- but wouldn’t you rather THRIVE? An unapologetically honest, dark and witty memoir- mixed with potent truths to inspire you to Be Yourself!

The Audiothentic Podcast Maria Garcia

    • Education

The Audiothentic Podcast is a show about uncovering your Inner Being. Ancient philosophers revered authenticity as a marker of truth, beauty and goodness. This concept has carried over into modern moral thought and is perhaps part of our instinctual intellect. Why then, is it so difficult to be and remain authentic? Why do we often deny ourselves the opportunity? External pressures often convince us to suppress our True Self in order to survive- but wouldn’t you rather THRIVE? An unapologetically honest, dark and witty memoir- mixed with potent truths to inspire you to Be Yourself!

    Audiothentic with Giri Puligandla

    Audiothentic with Giri Puligandla

    Welcome back to Audiothentic, in this episode I had the unique opportunity of interviewing the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton region, Giri Puligandla.

    Giri describes the journey he took to becoming executive director and his well-established and sincere passion for mental health. Additionally, we discuss what CMHA is currently working on as a response to the pandemic and acknowledge the impact that it has had on the mental health and morale of our country and the world at large.  

    Finally, we discuss the event that we hosted together, on September 10th, for World Suicide Prevention Day. This event was a collaboration with the Living Hope, the Edmonton Downtown Business Association and CMHA, in hopes of spreading awareness and offering support to our community’s collective response to suicide.

    Links & Credits:

    CMHA: https://cmha.ca/

    Downtown Business Association: https://www.edmontondowntown.com/downtown-business-association/

    Living Hope: https://www.livinghopeplan.ca/

    Joshua Garcia, based in Vancouver, BC, is a talented artist who helped with the artwork, visuals and production of this episode. You can follow him on IG @avalonriotproductions

    • 56 min
    Audiothentic with Councillor Scott Mckeen & Rebecca Visscher

    Audiothentic with Councillor Scott Mckeen & Rebecca Visscher

    Welcome back to Audiothentic. I’m your host, Maria Garcia and this is your Unofficial Guide to Being You. 

    In this episode I had the opportunity and immense pleasure of interviewing two brilliant and esteemed individuals, who work together for the city of Edmonton. Councillor Scott McKeen and his policy advisor, Rebecca Visscher.   

    We discuss their views on politics and its impact on authenticity. Furthermore, Scott reveals why he has decided to now step down from his role as Councillor and what he plans to do next. Additionally, we discuss their mental health initiatives and how they feel about their own authenticity in their own lives.   

    Furthermore, both Scott and Rebecca offer advice on how they have found fulfillment and mindfulness in their lives and provide personal experiences of expressing their individuality in a world that tries to make us like everybody else. Come along, won't you? As we explore what authenticity means in the lives and experiences of Scott and Rebecca. 

    This episode was made possible with graphic designer and 3D animator, Joshua Garcia. Based in Vancouver, BC, this talented artist helped with the artwork, visuals and production of this episode. You can follow this talented and budding artist on IG @avalonriotproductions

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Avalon Riot: A Story About Authenticity

    Avalon Riot: A Story About Authenticity

    In this episode, we will explore authenticity through the life of a man named David. We dive deep into meaningful examples of what makes someone authentic and the painful process of losing that quality by simply living in a world that is not taught to covet such things.
    Listen to his story and to the music that he made and allow yourself to be reminded that you should cling to your own authenticity as a life line, as you live in a world that tries so desperately to make you like everybody else.

    If this episode triggers a need to reach out for support please refer to the following resources for help and remember the strength that forever resides within you.

    * Canadian Mental Health Association's Help Line, which offers 24/7 phone support for anyone needing emotional support or crisis intervention. Their number is 416-408- 4357. They also provide a Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Program with individual and group services. You can call 416-595-1716 or email at alex@torontodistresscentre.com. 
    * The Gerstein Crisis Centre, which provides 24/7 crisis support, referrals and follow up support. Their number is 416-929-5200
    * The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - a United States-based suicide prevention network that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 1-800-273-8255.
    * Or email the show and speak with me personally at audiothenticpodcast@gmail.com

    • 26 min
    Why Authenticity?

    Why Authenticity?

    In this episode of Audiothentic, we will explore reasons for why I felt so compelled to start an ongoing podcast about this topic and why I feel that it is so important to discuss. We dive deeper into various insights made by poets and playwrights, such as E. E. Cummings and William Shakespeare also that of German philosophers Heidegger and Nietzsche. Finally, will look into why authenticity leads to a more genuine and fruitful life and, in a more general sense, we make further strides in fortifying a community of authentic thinkers.

    • 11 min
    Welcome to the Audiothentic Podcast: Your Unofficial Guide to Being You

    Welcome to the Audiothentic Podcast: Your Unofficial Guide to Being You

    The Audiothentic Podcast is a show about uncovering your Inner Being. Ancient philosophers Plato and Socrates, revered authenticity as a marker of truth, beauty and goodness. This concept has carried into modern moral thought and is, perhaps, part of our instinctual intellect. Why then, is it so difficult to be authentic? Why do we deny ourselves the opportunity? External pressures often convince us to suppress our true selves in order to survive- but wouldn’t you rather THRIVE?

    • 9 min

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