Hippiecritical

Hippiecritical

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Exploring hippie culture and new age practices with a critical eye. Interviews and monologues about what once was counterculture and is now becoming common culture, including… Yoga, meditation, sound baths, veganism, reiki, healing crystals, float tanks, tarot, palm reading, chakras, breathwork, tantra, Burning Man, and yes - alternative medicine and drugs of all kinds.


Can you stand 10 days of silent meditation?
Dec 11, 2019 • 42 min
Before talking to Elize Todd, I’ve never met anyone who’s attended a 10 day silent meditation retreat. So many surprises and delights in Elize’s colorful storytelling of her first silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Burma. We dive into what is silent…
Benefits of Barefoot Movement with Shoe Entrepreneur, Mountain Chang
Nov 19, 2019 • 61 min
This episode is packed with interesting nuggets about the benefits and misconceptions about barefoot movement and barefoot shoes. I chat with Mountain Chang, a CPA turned founder of the barefoot shoe company, Carets. Carets makes classy high end dress…
Tantra is Not Just Sex - Interview with Liv Pavlov, Tantra Coach
Nov 5, 2019 • 28 min
What is tantra, anyway? Is it just a fancy way of saying slow, meditative sex, or is it something much deeper? We answer these questions and more with Liv Pavlov, a sex, intimacy and tantra coach. In this episode, learn… The origins of tantra What a…
Sound Healing for Beginners with Cassie Jaravata
Oct 25, 2019 • 45 min
Cassie Jaravata is a registered nurse, blossoming sound healer, and the force behind The Naturalistic Nurse. In this episode we discuss… What is sound healing? The experience of a sound bath Does sound or vibrations actually “heal?” Cassie’s experience…
What is Reiki? Chat with Reiki Master and Skeptic, Julia Albain
Oct 14, 2019 • 58 min
Oz asks Julia Albain, Reiki Master, all sorts of newbie questions about reiki, including… What is reiki and what exactly goes on in a reiki session? How much does reiki cost? What is energy healing and what does energy “work” entail? What, exactly is an…
[TRAILER] The Story Behind Hippiecritical’s Name
Oct 13, 2019 • 8 min
Oz monologues about the inspiration for Hippiecritical, which includes… Two reasons for the podcast name How looking into “hippie” topics made him think of hippies in a different way The possibility of this podcast to spread curiosity, open-mindedness and…