The Shift Episode 88: Anti-Politics with Sal Mayweather
In this episode of The Shift host, Doug McKenty discusses the idea of Agorism with Sal Mayweather, author of Anti-Politics and host of “The Agora” podcast. Agorism is the idea that the best way to dissolve authoritarian systems of government is simply to ignore them. By creating a “counter economy” separate from centralized means of production and unregulated by the state, these activists seek to bring down systems of oppression by simply circumventing them. In their view, political action only enables the very systems they are seeking to transmute through non-violent, civil disobedience. Find out more about the work of Sal Mayweather at www.newlibertarian.io
The Shift Episode 87: Fighting Robots with Tessa Lena
Enjoy this episode as host Doug McKenty discusses how to be human in a technocratic age with artist, musician and blogger Tessa Lena. Her blog, Tessa Fights Robots, tackles controversial issues with a style and grace that emphasizes the emotional over the logical. While most definitely engaging in a critical analysis of world events, her writing balances an objective critique in balance with the emotional world that really defines how we, as humans, perceive our reality. Not only does coming from this place of love provide a softness that is difficult to argue with, it also provides the reader with an analysis that transcends the traditional dialectics that pervade the blogosphere. Stay tuned for this conversation that reminds us of what it really means to be human in a technocratic world. Find out more at www.tessafightsrobots.com.
The Shift Episode 86: Mythology Revisited with Sophie Strand
This episode features a discussion about mythology, psychology, and archetypal consciousness that covers perhaps the most important issue of our time. While the idea of patriarchy is bandied about in political dialogue these days, it is rarely properly defined and often poorly misunderstood. Stay tuned for this deep dive into the archetype that drives the modern age, an understanding of why it is unhealthy, and alternative ways of thinking that can provide harmony within our families and communities and sustainability in our relationship with Mother Earth. Sound too good to be true? Sophie Strand, author of The Flowering Wand, draws upon ancient and modern thought to form an epistemology that can do just that. Find out more about Sophie on Facebook or @cosmogyny on Instagram.
The Shift Episode 85: Cancer Alternatives with Robert Wright
Enjoy this 85th episode of the Shift as host Doug McKenty discusses all things cancer with the founder of the American Anti-Cancer Institute Robert Wright. In his book, Kill Cancer not People, Robert describes the scientific advances in naturopathy that have isolated the root causes of cancer and provided treatment protocols that really work. Stay tuned for this in-depth description of cancer alternatives, and an explanation for why they are not widely implemented. Find out more at www.americanaci.org.
The Shift Exclusive: Common Sense Summit with Clyde Cleveland
Stay tuned for this Shift exclusive interview with Clyde Cleveland discussing his latest production, The Common Sense Summit featuring 48 speakers from a libertarian perspective. Find out more at www.commonsensesummit.com
The Shift Episode 84: Natural Medicine with Amandha Vollmer
Enjoy this 84th episode of The Shift as host Doug McKenty discusses alternative healing with naturopathic doctor Amandha Vollmer. This discussion provides a big picture analysis of the “cult” of allopathic medicine and offers an alternative paradigm for health and healing. Find out more about the work of Amandha Vollmer at www.yummy.doctor.
The Shift Episode 83: United Intentions with Tim Ray
Enjoy this 83rd episode of The Shift with Doug McKenty featuring the host of “Frequency Wars” and Executive Producer of the UI Media Network Tim Ray. Tim has been fighting the good fight since 2009 with the incorporation of the non-profit United Intentions Foundation dedicated to disseminating news and information from outside the government/corporate narrative. His podcast “Frequency Wars” has provided a platform for hundreds of scientists and experts with an independent perspective a censorship-free environment to express views beyond the left/right paradigm with the admirable goal of uniting his audience against the totalitarian impulses of the corporate system. The UI Media Network is an excellent source of independent media for consumers and also provides a distribution network for content creators. Find out more at www.uimedianetwork.org.
The Shift Episode 82: Viral Visualizations with Dr. Julianne Romanello
In this episode, Doug interviews Dr. Julianne Romanello regarding a paper published by MIT entitled “Viral Visualizations: How Coronavirus skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science Online”. This study followed anti-lockdown activists on social media and discovered groups of highly scientifically literate individuals utilizing cutting-edge data collation practices to argue that lockdowns don’t work. With no evidence, the paper concludes these groups must be racists who have weaponized critical thinking in order to radicalize others into “heterodox” beliefs, rather than simply admitting they make a good argument and advocating for public debate over this important issue. Find out more about Dr. Romanello and her work at www.heartsoverhexagons.com.
Find the MIT paper here: https://bit.ly/3zdp5gG
Episode 74: Sophistry and Technocracy with Dr. Julianne Romanello can be found here: https://bit.ly/3zinma3
The Shift Episode 81: Wholistic Health and Tantra with Sureya Leonara
In this episode, Doug McKenty talks wholistic health and tantra with sex and wellness coach Sureya Leonara. Though many raised in Western cultures have been conditioned to believe in a materialistic world devoid of energetic influences within biological systems, all other cultures throughout the history of the world explored internal systems of energy and believed their balance was fundamental to healthy living. Shamanistic systems including ancient Daoism and Hinduism all incorporate theories regarding the function and design of this energy system and provide a variety of ways to influence it in order to provide physical and emotional health. In this interview, Sureya describes how tantra can be used as a powerful method for balancing energies while providing a path towards overall health and wellness. This modality can be especially helpful for the many traumatized through shame and guilt surrounding sex by patriarchal authorities. Find out more about Sureya Leonara at www.sureyaleonara.com.