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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