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CC12 - Henri Wants to do Drag
Shira's friend Henri has always struggled with sex and sensuality but has recently started toying with the idea of doing Drag after getting into Rupaul's 'Drag Race'. Shira sits with Henri and discusses Drag, perfectionism, family nudist colonies, and all sorts of other nonsense. Audio Sample Credits
CC11 - Hawk Mikado wants to be Governor
Shira travels down to San Diego to talk to Hawk Mikado, candidate for California Governor. Hawk wants you to vote your truth in the upcoming California Primary election being held on June 5th, 2018. Hawk Mikado's Website Shira rambles about her aversion to politics, gets real weird, and rambles some more about her comedy geekery in LA. Music Credit: Free Fallin' by Tom Petty - Available on iTunes
CC10 - LARPing in a Swedish Bunker (Marcus Killgore)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Shira talks to a raver buddy about his recent LARPing adventures. (Live Action Role Playing, that is. You already knew tho, huh?) He spent 3 days in a Swedish Bunker roleplaying a sci-fi horror scenario with a bunch of strangers! What?! Check out https://www.dziobak.studio/ for more info! Also, Shira talks about being a mamabear, misuses the word mothership, and shares a bunch of info about her favorite godess in the hindu pantheon - Kali! Don't forget there is...
CC9 - Larry had a Stroke (Larry)
Shira's dear friend (and Bay Area professional wrestling legend) Larry had a stroke a few weeks ago. Shira flies out to go see him and talk about his life as a wrestler, what it's like to have a stroke, whether the stroke has shook his Christian faith and what his new life will look like as he recovers. Larry has lost use of his left arm, left leg, and some of the vision in his left eye. Things are looking up for a full recovery, but it's gonna take some time. To send some $$$green...
CC8 - Rap and Immortality (Någå∞Någåm∈)
Shira brings her favoritest weirdest friend, Någå∞Någåm∈, onto the show to talk about all things esoteric. Naga is a Atlanta based rapper whose Soundcloud and Website you should check out IMMEDIATELY. Amongst other weird things, Shira and Naga talk about immortality, rap, Dr. Nun Amen Ra, Michael Jackson, The Nation of Islam, Aleister Crowley, and the multiverse. All music on the show comes from Naga himself, praise be to him.
CC7 - Social Activism & Friendship (Kitten)
Shira finally gets a female-bodied human on the show! Meet Kitten, a non-binary, polyamorous, social activist and an old Burner friend of Shira's. Shira and Kitten talk about social activism, friendship, meditation, and what drives Kitten to be such a good girl. Shira rambles inarticulately while attempting to explain why she rambles inarticulately when talking about gender, race, or class around social activists. Kitten accepts Shira's neurosis with equanimity. Questions?...
CC6 - Where The Water Tastes Like Wine (Johnnemann Nordhagen)
Dim Bulb Games founder, Johnnemann Nordhagen, joins Shira to talk about his new game 'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine' and the 6 month backpacking trip through the Mediterranean that inspired it. He thinks the launch is a failure.. but Shira thinks he is being a little hard on himself. Available now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/447120/Where_the_Water_Tastes_Like_Wine/ http://www.WhereTheWaterTastesLikeWine.com
CC5 - Hunting (Eddie Alvarez)
Up top, Shira talks a little about her Mala Beads and chanting before receiving a listener mail warning her away from cocaine. Then Shira sits down with one of her favorite neuro-atypical humans, Eddie Alvarez. They shoot the shit and chat about cigars, hunting, parenting, and (of course) the meaning of life. Questions or comments? Shira@CosmicCrush.com
CC4 - Hobo Comedy (Brady Hold)
Shira sits down with Stand Up comedian Brady Hold to talk about what it's like to be a starving artist! Questions or Comments? Shira@cosmiccrush.com
CC3 - Being and Making Video Games (The Knite)
Shira hangs out with her old workbuddy, The Knite, and vents a little about how rough it can be to work in corporations when you're the business end of things. The Knite shares a little about why he is so magnetic, how he keeps it so positive, what his biggest fears are, and what he thinks happens when we die. (Spoiler/Hint: Read 'The Egg' by Andy Weir or go check out Logic's most recent album, 'Everybody' to see some of The Knite's biggest post-mortem theory influences.) Questions or...
CC2 - Violence (Gavin Katz)
Gavin Katz, cohost of Pedestrian Polyamory, visits Cosmic Crush and gives the show his blessing! While pondering dependent origination and nonduality, Shira's been doing a lot of thinking about things that she's averse to - such as violence. Shira thinks Gavin is a great person to chat about violence with since he's been an indy professional wrestler since his teen years but Gavin contends that independent professional wrestling isn't really about violence. Questions or comments?...
CC1 - Brahmansplaining
Welcome to Cosmic Crush! Ready to make shit weird? In this first episode, Shira talks about her hopes and dreams for the new show. Listen as Shira shares her blood with mosquitos, talks about meditation, spirituality, Buddhism, polyamory, and a weird interaction she had with a new Indian friend who tried to kiss her without consent! Shira brings her new Indian friend on the show to try to process the weird interaction and gets an earful as the dude mansplains the concept of Shiva /...