This episode is the return of Los Angeles AcroYoga performer Bryan Belleza along with his creative partner, Kelly Thayer. Bryan, Kelly, and Michael discuss AcroYoga, film projects, the creative process, creating on a budget, work vs. play, collaboration, passion projects, common vision, positivity, sexism in Acro, personal power, Kitty Brown, actualization, Filipino cuisine, food issues, portion control, nutrition, body aesthetics, food science, Alton Brown, exercise, water, sleep, hypoglycemia, and Feminism.
This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Kitty Brown is back! After a several month hiatus, Michael and Kitty talked about The X-Files, Twin Peaks, fitness, selfies, body dysmorphia, systemic sexism, Susan Sarandon, Beyonce, representation, Ghost Busters, The Jonah Keri Podcast, vulnerable action heroes, Mad Max: Fury Road, #OscarsSoWhite, intersectional feminism, compliments, mansplaining, Star Wars, nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory, TV, and movies.
Michael and Kitty chatted with photographer, and art show curator, Heidi Calvert about creative careers, building a business, art shows, The Hive Gallery, podcasting, boudoir and glamor photography, Tess Holliday, photo touching, Creative Live, Kitty’s first art show, Lost Angels, Steve Diet Goedde, body image, beauty standards, the art and fantasy of fashion, the spectrum of attraction, body dysmorphia, personal fitness, and healthy recipes.
This week, Michael and Kitty chat with model, artist, and producer of LA immersive dark speakeasy club experience, Lost Angels, Victoria Lane about LARPing, LA goth clubs, “Uber” goths, immersive environment experiences, Lost Angels, Gothing in summer, personal autonomy, hipsters, long hair, feminism in media, Political Correctness vs. treating people with respect, brogrammers, teaching autonomy, boners, body image and dysmorphia, personal fitness, and oligarchy.
This week, Michael and Kitty chat about fitness, depression, vegan dining, cars, physical media, hummingbirds, psychoactive drugs, club flirtations, weather, food struggles, porn, sex, avoiding shaming, the spectrum of attraction, equality and social justice, standup comedy open mics, Amy Schumer, cultural stereotypes, Jurassic World, Slave Leia, positive press for plus-sized women, Tess Holliday, unwelcome attention, ice cream, Tee Fury Post Punk Heroes, and Jane the Virgin.
Kitty Brown joins again as co-host. We sat down with Disney animation background artist, Carl Beu, and discussed personal fitness, moving, wage slavery, Disney animation, labor unions, the future, humanism, Bioshock, Siri, robot-human marriage, bleak futuristic sci-fi, empathy, #TheDress, Leonard Nimoy, problematic perception in corporate culture, Purple Dog, misogyny in media culture, Net Neutrality, background animation, concept art, advice for new artists, Motor City, Goth and Industrial club culture and dating, mosh pits, and background art influences.