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The Buck Stops Here: Interview with Jared Rutledge and Jake Owens of Waking Life Coffee in Asheville, NC

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In their first interview since they became known for blogging and podcasting their sexual exploits, Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens of Asheville, North Carolina -- owners of Waking Life Espresso -- tell the story of what they did, why they did it, and reveal the truth about the "Manosphere," the "Red Pill" subculture and PUA (pickup artist) culture. They began by looking for information about polyamory (conscious, responsible nonmonogamy), but Google searches led them to the New York Times bestselling book The Game by Neil Strauss. Suddenly finding success using these dating and seduction techniques, they began tweeting, podcasting and blogging their experiences. Listen to their story in this Planet Waves FM exclusive interview.

Libra Equinox, Mercury Retrograde and Trouble in Asheville

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In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at Mercury retrograde in Libra square Pluto, and its potential influence on communications and relationships. I also discuss the Asheville misogyny scandal with local astrologer Liz Gunn, and examine the chart of brilliant Libran musician Thom Yorke.

This is Your Brain on the Internet

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In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM, I consider the question of cohesiveness. Inspired by Donald Trump’s performance at Hofstra University last night, I’ve taken a gander (with the help of Andrew McLuhan) into what all this gibberish is about. My observation is that it’s about the internet. Capital of non-relational information, the library without a catalog, where the house game is 52 Card Pickup, we can thank internet consciousness for the rise of a political candidate who makes no sense whatsoever.

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Map of the World (and Masturbation Month)

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In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM, I recap Monday's Mercury transit of the Sun and fill in a few additional approaches to that astrology as a transformational tool. I then fill in the details on what else is moving in the sky right now.

The Radical Notion that Men are People: Gender Roles and Rape Culture Feminist Theory — With Listener Calls

Use this link if you're listening on an iOS or mobile device. Download MP3. This past Thursday I hosted a live, call-in edition of Planet Waves FM. Our topic was the listening to men speak up about their perception of gender roles and the impact of rape culture feminist theory. I was joined on tonight's call by Shell Goldman, a senior facilitator at an organization called Gender Reconciliation International, which deals with rape culture within communities in the United States and abroad.

The Collateral Damage of the Rape Culture Theory

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In tonight's edition of Planet Waves FM, I cover the correspondence I've received since my special feature on the events surrounding Waking Life in Asheville. Astrologically, I examine the transition between the Uranus-Pluto era and the Saturn-Neptune era. I do a Mercury retrograde tuneup, and consider Mars conjunct Jupiter in Virgo. My musical guest is the magnificent Rosanne Cash.