Getting Naked With Nate

Getting Naked With Nate
rewilding for your heart and mind through vulnerable conversations with incredible people

A perfect end to 2019, with Peter Daniel of Soaring Free Superfoods #57
Dec 19, 2019 • 119 min
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Everything is not what it appears! #56
Dec 5, 2019 • 27 min
We’re on a road, the road is the journey, the journey is life. Today’s episode is another Story Of Song, where we do a deep dive into the lyrics of a song, this one being Everything Is Not What It Appears. I loved recording this, and am sure that if you…
Kate McGill: Diet, death and learning to laugh in the darkest places #55
Nov 28, 2019 • 77 min
I laughed a lot, and cried a little, with today’s guest Kate McGill (Thanks so much to past-guest Kina Grannis for connecting us). Kate is a sincere and delightful badass of musical magnificence and podcast inspiration via her songwriting skills and her…
Porn star Lily LaBeau on spirituality, BDSM and being human #54
Nov 21, 2019 • 88 min
This is for sure an adult-only episode, as my guest is the delightful porn starlet Lily Labeau! Watch the exclusive video version of this on Patreon (! We cover sooooo many topics, from spirituality to BDSM to dating…
The Holistic Psychologist: instafamous doctor of psychology inspiring over one million self healers #53
Nov 14, 2019 • 54 min
Growing from around 100k to over 1 million followers in 2019 thanks to her simple, to-the-point and effective tools for ‘self healers’ around the world, The Holistic Psychologist (Dr Nicole) joins me for a deep exploration of: Why she thinks she has…
How 10 wild days gave me faith in myself #52
Nov 7, 2019 • 25 min
Ten days on a wilderness survival course showed me parts of myself I had forgotten existed. Join me as I share some of this story, in the hopes that it inspires you to find your edges and go beyond them. Full show-notes at…
Integrating a mystical experience #51
Oct 31, 2019 • 37 min
I thought that I’d feel amazing after having a mystical experience during a plant medicine ceremony…and yet I woke up the next day feeling so heavy, so human. This is the story of how I wrote the song Every Leaf while struggling to integrate a powerful…
Kina Grannis on how nearly going to jail inspired her to start a morning practice…and other stories #50
Oct 24, 2019 • 76 min
Kina Grannis shares her incredible stories with humility, humour and gentle wisdom in today’s episode…which also happens to be the 50th episode! Yay us! Find full show notes, with quotes, links and more, at…
Healing depression with magic mushrooms, with guest Leonie Joubert (#49)
Aug 22, 2019 • 61 min
“I’ve gone from wishing that I could die…desperate to find a way out…to waking up in the morning and being excited about my life.” -Nate Leonie Joubert is an award-winning science writer with 20 years experience who has, in the last few years, begun…
After 9 months, my podcast is BACK, here’s what happened…and what’s coming! (#48)
Aug 15, 2019 • 21 min
Getting Naked With Nate has been hibernating, due to some pretty intense life-challenges experienced by your dearly beloved host Nate Maingard! Well, the good news is: We are BACK! And, we have some epic episodes lined up, plus this very episode right…
Burnout to badass: how did Layla El Khadri do it? (#47)
Nov 1, 2018 • 66 min
Layla El Khadri is a multi-talented powerhouse who, at 21, left her career as a rising actress, model and filmmaker in Spain when anxiety, depression, burnout and a terrifying desire to ‘check out’ helped her to realise that she needed to focus on her own…
A fun & inspiring talk about moving through challenging times, with yogini & meditator Alex Leikermoser (#46)
Oct 25, 2018 • 65 min
Today I chat with Alex Leikermoser, a yogini and meditator who closed her yoga studio and left her life as a serial entrepreneur in the busy city to discover her Self. Alex is someone who has explored her own ‘dark night of the soul’ and is moving through…
Do you leave or support when things get heavy? (#45)
Oct 17, 2018 • 29 min
We begin with one of the most moving messages I’ve ever received, and then move on to an unexpected phone call. Welcome back, dear listener! This episode was inspired by a phone call I received after an old family friend listened to last week’s episode…
On giving up and falling apart (#44)
Oct 11, 2018 • 34 min
Join me as I surrender to healing
How strange is the human animal! (#43)
Sep 27, 2018 • 31 min
Today’s episode explores the idea of ‘purpose’ (a human invention) and what it means to attach self-value to ‘doing’. Also, expect some stunning music by my dear friends Thomas James Smith and Jesse Sheehan…Some of the things I chat about: What gives us…
Coming undone, do you think it’s a bad thing? (#42)
Sep 20, 2018 • 29 min
I am undone, come apart at the seams…Undone – Nate Maingard This turned out to be a very juicy episode, like delicious, green, make-you-feel-better kinda juice. So if you’re wanting some tasty goodness in your life, then get right into it 🍹! The first…
I need help (what a relief)! (#41)
Sep 13, 2018 • 33 min
It’s been a tough week, but there’s always hope, right? Sharing some very personal explorations around my past this week. May it shine light into the parts of you which need love, or may it inspire you to reach out and support someone you love in their…
It’s time to get back on social media…but should I? (#40)
Sep 6, 2018 • 43 min
I’m back in South Africa and feeling hopeful. There is work to be done…and I know that I need help. Which is ok, so let’s talk about it all as, once again, we get naked with Nate 😉 Another last-minute free-flowing stream of consciousness reflecting some…
Free at last: how my break from social media is affecting my anxiety and life. (#39)
Aug 30, 2018 • 37 min
I’ve realised that I need help, which I talk about in today’s episode of the Getting Naked With Nate podcast! This episode is filled with an energy I’m sure will bring you joy. I share about how my break from social media is going, play some amazing voice…
A tropical conversation solving -just about- all of life’s problems (#38)
Aug 23, 2018 • 95 min
Doctor’s manually stimulating women with Hysteria, humans finding happiness by being controlled by artificial intelligence, why we’re still kind of like the fish we evolved from…and that’s just a tiny drop of the ocean we explored in today’s conversation.…
How my break from social media is going (#37)
Aug 16, 2018 • 33 min
Social media is addictive. This is not a mistake but is by design. I’m a week into my month off facebook, twitter and Instagram. This episode is about how I’m doing so far…and also about the biggest failure I’ve experienced as a professional musician. To…
It’s all music: do we live in a singing universe? (#36)
Aug 9, 2018 • 36 min
When science and spirituality agree, I believe we’re getting somewhere. This episode is about how this whole universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different frequencies…and so in some ways, everything is singing and we truly are all one… for full…
Irresistible fun and subtle depth: a conversation with musician Creature Kingdom (#35)
Aug 2, 2018 • 61 min
It is no surprise to me that this conversation ended up covering such varied and interesting ground. Today’s guest is Spencer Handley, a mad-skilled musician, software engineer, sensitive soul, part of the Patreon team and even my Patron! When I heard the…
When the colours fade: exploring depression #34
Jul 26, 2018 • 32 min
This is a hope-full rather than hope-less episode, so please do listen even though it may seem to be a less-than-inviting topic. It’s important we open this conversation up because I am certain that you know someone going through mental health challenges…
I’ve been quietly sharing my self-love videos on a site called Make Love Not Porn. Meet the woman who’s seen them all! (#33)
Jul 18, 2018 • 68 min
I’ve been quietly sharing my self-love videos on a site called Make Love Not Porn. Meet the woman who’s seen them all. In today’s episode I chat with special guest Sarah Beall (aka. Madam Curator) about why I share self-love videos on the internet, how…
How to manage your mind as a creative (and why you’ve been doing it wrong) #32
Jul 12, 2018 • 55 min
My friend Ainslie and I were chatting about life, the universe and everything recently and I was like, “Shit, girl, you got some wisdom, wanna come on my podcast and share with the people!?” And so, here we are! FULL SHOW NOTES AT…
I’m just letting you know: a reminder for the lonely. (#31)
Jul 5, 2018 • 40 min
If you’re out there and you feel alone, this one’s for you! It came out of such a deep and unexpected place and I am so much in love with the song this episode is based on! Visit the show notes to see the video of the song (where I managed to clone…
Little Brother: a story about two very different, and yet decidedly similar, brothers (#30)
Jun 28, 2018 • 28 min
I dropped out of photography college and my brother excelled at a business science degree. This episode of the Getting Naked With Nate podcast is the story of how similar we are…and so, perhaps, is also the story of how similar we all are. This episode,…
Skinny-dipping songstress touring America: Jessica Allossery (#29)
Jun 21, 2018 • 51 min
Taking a break from her North-American house concert tour, we are joined today by acclaimed Canadian songstress Jessica Allossery! Today’s episode covers a lot of my favourite things: How Jessica embracing her nakedness has been a liberating experience.…
Why was I punched in the face (a story of my journey from player to celibacy to conscious sexuality) #28
Jun 14, 2018 • 22 min
The first woman I connected with sexually after my period of celibacy is the one who punched me in the face. Listen to today’s episode for the story…
Country to city: lessons in loneliness, nakedness and finding home #27
Jun 7, 2018 • 31 min
What is home? Is it the place we were born, the home we grew up in…or is it our friends, our family, our loved ones? Or, is it an alchemical mix of these ingredients? Maybe it’s something we carry with us, a safe centre we can always return to? Today’s…
How to embrace what hides in the shadows (#26)
May 31, 2018 • 28 min
An episode about embracing our shadows rather than running away from the parts of ourselves we don’t like, are ashamed of or just plain think are shitty! In this week’s episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Do we create the prisons we find ourselves in? Is…
An exploration of why I am just like you (#25)
May 24, 2018 • 33 min
Review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Although it is may be easier to think that we are ‘better’ than ‘that person or those people over there’, it is empowering to realise how similar we all really are. This is our question for today: are we really so…
Are you moving so fast you miss the best parts of life? #24
May 17, 2018 • 29 min
This is an episode for anyone who feels left behind sometimes. Life has accelerated to the point where we’ve broken the sound barrier many times over…and yet what is it all for? In this week’s episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Some simple practices for…
Can a burned and broken heart find the courage to love again? (#23)
May 10, 2018 • 31 min
Review this podcast on iTunes. There’s nothing quite like falling in love…Which is great, until you face the dark side: the infinitely painful Broken Heart. Today’s episode is special because it is about the relationship in which I found the courage to…
Is obsession with big successes losing you happiness in the now? (#22)
May 3, 2018 • 33 min
Review ‘Naked With Nate’ on iTunes “The magic happens in the little things.” This week’s episode is inspired by a little song written on a tiny instrument, about a huge idea: that the little things we so often ignore are what make the big things possible.…
How a psychic, a sauna and a broken heart taught me to surrender to the Fire (#21)
Apr 26, 2018 • 36 min
“How do a broken heart, a sauna and a psychic weave together to form the foundation for Fire,” you ask? You, my friend, are in the right place for that answer! Welcome back to Naked with Nate, a podcast for the beautifully broken! This week is especially…
Sam Garrett: From punk to ashram - music and spirituality with singer-songwriter Sam Garrett (#20)
Apr 18, 2018 • 79 min
Sam Garrett lives his life from his heart, and his music is a testament to his clarity of intention. In this episode of Getting Naked with Nate we talk about Sam’s punk roots, how he ended up living in an Ashram and why he has never followed the expected…
Are you a prisoner to the people and things you desire? (#19)
Apr 12, 2018 • 34 min
How many broken hearts do you need before you can finish a broken-hearted song? In this case, it took me three broken hearts and three years before I finally completed the song now called Heart In A Million Pieces. Hi, lovely You, welcome back to the…
Braver & Stronger: an honest look at the dangers and triumphs of romance (#18)
Apr 5, 2018 • 31 min
The wolves are waiting for you in the woods of your life. Sometimes you’ll need to wrestle them, sometimes you’ll have them curled asleep at your feet. In today’s podcast episode I explore the joys and challenges gifted to us by romantic relationships,…
The crazy journey we’re on…and how friends help: an episode about golden shadows. (#17)
Mar 29, 2018 • 34 min
I hope you’re ready for some deep explorations in this one! I sure did not expect to get into trauma when I started this episode…but that’s the direction it went and it took me right with it! If you have been impacted by this world’s hurts,
This cat’s got time: we’re the only animals with watches (and other interesting ideas). (#16)
Mar 22, 2018 • 35 min
All I need is a patch of sunlight, from which to watch the world run by. You tell me life is a rat race…well, I’m no rat so I’ve got time. Some of the things you I dive deep into in this episode are, among other things: is our education hurting or h…
Is it worth doing anything if you can’t do much: The inspiring story of a boy and the starfish he saves… (#15)
Mar 15, 2018 • 22 min
A simple story of inspiration, hope and optimism which led to a song and, eventually, this podcast episode about the little things we do and why they matter. Full show-notes at
A fun episode about death, decay and becoming a tree. (#14)
Mar 8, 2018 • 34 min
Imagine if all the graves were trees… Then all the graveyards would be forests. Have you ever thought that the body, once left, is probably best used to feed the earth it came from, feed the new, feed what comes after?
Why I didn’t have sex for 3 years (#13)
Mar 1, 2018 • 38 min
I didn’t have sex for three and a half years, which led to me writing the song this episode is based on. Ok, listen, that first line is totally true but it is -at most- an itty bitty tiny little fraction of the story…
Is it more important to be right or to hear and be heard? (#12)
Oct 12, 2017 • 11 min
I left this was just a little too late this week, but I’m actually really happy with what ended up coming out. Here is a brief exploration of whether it’s better to win or to communicate, to hear and be heard, to really connect… Show Notes: -
Why is violence celebrated but sex and skin are taboo? (#11)
Oct 5, 2017 • 34 min
Let’s talk about sex! But seriously, have you noticed that there is this weird paradox in our society, where violence in the media and our lives seems accepted, even celebrated, while at the same time sex and nakedness are demonised? -
Social media and real life. Is what you see always what you get? (#10)
Sep 28, 2017 • 37 min
Today’s episode of Getting Naked With Nate dives into the question of whether or not social media is real life. Also, is social media helping or hurting us?
Is your life supposed to be difficult and, if so, can you make it easier? (#9)
Sep 21, 2017 • 39 min
In this week’s episode of Getting Naked With Nate, I do my best to shed some light on the question of whether life really IS supposed to be so darn difficult!?! - I quote some far wiser folk than I, talk about what we DO have control over and share so…
What inspires me to be a troubadour (and an intro to what this podcast is all about). (#6)
Sep 14, 2017 • 33 min
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On shadows, music and the meaning of love. (#5)
Sep 7, 2017 • 25 min
Our shadows are always right beside us, and today I discuss some of the things I’ve learned in my attempts at escaping from them. Also, some lovely music for your aural pleasure, plus a book recommendation and some good news to remind you that there IS…
The danger of words and the power of communication. (#4)
Aug 28, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of Getting Naked With Nate I talk about how words can be used as weapons and how empowered communication can positively impact relationships. I share some of the tools I’ve found useful in communication in my life and relationships,
Growing up in South Africa, My Creative Process, Good Music & More. (#3)
Jul 16, 2017 • 35 min
You asked and I answered! If you’re active on the Nateives-only facebook group (really, it’s amazing, you should totally be there), you’ll have seen the poll I shared recently! Thanks to all those who put forward your ideas and voted on the ones you l…
A conversation with an almost-preacher, turned nomadic ‘artivist’ musician, my friend Roaman. (#2)
Mar 7, 2017 • 59 min
This is my first public podcast, wahey (the first EVER one is right here)! - I’m so excited to share this with you, featuring a laughter-filled, depth-exploring and musical conversation between myself and one of my best friends,