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More Naturism in Paris!

We catch up with Laurent Luft, the president of the Association des naturistes de Paris (ANP), to learn about their recent growth, the new naturist section in a Paris park, and the opening of a nude restaurant. Also, this is our 100th episode since we started 9 years ago, in December 2008! Links to items mentioned in the show: Association des naturistes de Paris (ANP)O'Naturel RestaurantPhoto: ANP at O'Naturel in Paris (Laurent is 4th on the left) Play Now Episode C


Naked Artist in Residence

Barry Sykes tells us about his artist-in-residence experience at Oakwood Sun Club in the UK and explains the benefits for the host club. Links to items mentioned in the show: Barry SykesBarry Sykes on InstagramOakwood Sun ClubRadical Essex ProjectNaked State Art ResidencyPhoto: A feature on Barry Sykes in H&E Magazine Play Now Episode XCIX


New Nude Comedians

Ashley Moffatt, who performed stand-up comedy nude at Bare Oaks for the first time, talks about her experience on SiriusXM Radio's Todd Shapiro Show. Links to items mentioned in the show: Stand-up comedy at Bare OaksThe Todd Shapiro ShowThe episode of the Todd Shapiro Show with Ashley MoffattThe episode of the Todd Shapiro Show with Lianne MauladinAshley MoffattThe Merry Janes of ComedyLianne MauladinPhoto: The August 2017 Bare Oaks Stand-up Comics (L to R) Adrienne Fish, Lianne...


Naked Britain Photography

We chat with Amelia Allen, a fashion photographer who just published a photography art book about naturism. Links to items mentioned in the show: Amelia Allen's WebsiteNaked Britain bookNaked Britain book on AmazonEpisode 36 - FashionPhoto: Amelia Allen Play Now Episode XCVII


Goodbye YNA

In October 2017 Young Naturist America (YNA) announced that they are closing down. We talk to Felicity Jones to find out why. Links to items mentioned in the show: Young Naturists America (YNA)YNA's announcement that they are closing downPhoto: YNA group photo in Woodstock, New York from one of their weekend gatherings Play Now Episode XCVI


Topless Topics - Online Harassment of Women

We discuss online harassment with Cleo of the Topless Topic videos and Felicity Jones of Young Naturist America (YNA). Links to items mentioned in the show: Topless Topics WebsiteTopless Topics on TwitterTopless Topics on VimeoYoung Naturist America (YNA)Felicity's blog - Still Not Asking For ItFelicity's blog - The Nudism Gender Issue Part 2: Addressing Harassment Felicity's blog - The Nudism Gender Problem: How To Get More Women InvolvedHow not to be creepy - Episode 20, June...


Naturist Parenting on The New Family Podcast

A discussion with Brandie Weikle the editor and founder of The New Family website and podcast who wrote an article and produced a podcast about raising children in naturism. Links to items mentioned in the show: 1,000 Families Project: Naked Among The Oak Trees—A Mom Of Two Embraces NaturismDo naturists have the right idea raising kids around social nudity? –Toronto Star article by Brandie WeikleThe New Family WebsiteThe New Family PodcastEpisode 124 of the New Family Podcast - Family...


Dan Whicker - AANR Executive Director

A discussion with the Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) about his vision for naturism/nudism and his plans for the association. Links to items mentioned in the show: The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR)AANR's announcement of Dan Whicker's appointment as Executive DirectorThe Naturist Society (TNS)The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN)British Naturism (BN)Australian Naturist Federation...


Reddit's Nudism Subreddit

We discuss Reddit and the nudism subreddit with Forrest (a.k.a. Vascrypt) moderator for the nudism page which has nearly 8,000 followers. Links to items mentioned in the show: Avalon ResortRedditNudism subredditPhoto: Nudism page on Reddit Play Now Episode XCII


Mexican Naturism

We discuss the state of naturism in Mexico with Héctor Martínez, the founder of NNG – Naturaleza y Nudismo Guadalajara (Nature and Nudism Guadalajara). Links to items mentioned in the show: Mexican Naturist Federation - Federacion Nudista de México ACNNG – Naturaleza y Nudismo Guadalajara (Nature and Nudism Guadalajara)Desnudólogos PodcastNudism in Mexico on YNAZipolite nude beach - Wikipedia ArticlePhoto: Héctor Martínez Play Now Episode XCI


Naked Ladies

Thea Fitz-James discusses her one-woman play Naked Ladies along with body issues, feminism, and the meaning of nudity. Links to items mentioned in the show: CBC's As It Happens - Interview with Thea Fitz-James (at the end of part 1)Naked Ladies playThea Fitz-JamesPhoto: Thea Fitz-James during a performance of Naked Ladies Play Now Episode XC


Gender and Single Men Policies in Naturism

We catch up with Felicity Jones (from YNA, not the Rogue One actor!) to discuss gender and single men policies in naturism. Links to items mentioned in the show: YNA - Young Naturists AmericaFelicity's blog: Nudism, Gender and Single Male PoliciesFelicity's blog: The Nudism Gender Problem Part 2: Addressing HarassmentEpisode 20 - How Not to be CreepyBare Oaks Article - Make Friends in NaturismPhoto: Sitting by Lake Beamor at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park - PAR 2011 Play Now Episode...


Naturism in Paris

A visit to a naturist swim in Paris that is organized by the Association des Naturistes de Paris (ANP) three nights per week. There seems to be a resurgence of naturism in France with the participation of naturists in the Fête de l'humanité last summer, the announcement that Paris will at long-last have a naturist area, and the election a French representative at president of the International Naturist Federation. Links to items mentioned in the show: Naturists attend the Fête de...


Naked State Part 2

Thirteen artists talk about their experience at the 2016 Naked State Art Residency held at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. (Part 2 of 2) Links to items mentioned in the show: Naked State websiteJay Whitehead's websiteNatalie Wardle's websiteMatt Hamon's websitePhilippa Hajdu's websiteDavid Frankovich's websiteJim Maunder's websiteKelly Rose Hammond's websiteAlessandor Rachael's websiteMary Skrenta's websiteBrian Lynn's websiteMicol Hebron's websiteAlexandra Bischoff's websiteJohannes...


Naked State Part 1

Teresa Ascencao talks about Arts Unfold's first Naked State Art Residency. In August 2016, thirteen artists from Australia, Finland, England, and across Canada and the USA spent a week creating artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. (Part 1 of 2) Links to items mentioned in the show: Arts UnfoldNaked StateTeresa AscencaoPhoto: Teresa Ascencao during Naked State 2016 - by Matt Hamon Play Now Episode LXXXV


A Spencer Tunick Experience

An interview with Emma James (best known as Socks Off on Twitter) who was one of 3,000 people who participated in the Spencer Tunick installation organised on July 9th by the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, UK. Links to items mentioned in the show: Spencer Tunick's websiteSea of Hull Event websitePhotos of the event from City of HullFerens Art GalleryEmma James on TwitterPhoto: Emma James with Rod, a fellow naturist Play Now Episode LXXXIV


Architecture of Nudism and Naturism

An interview with Sarah Schrank, associate professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, about her article on the architecture of nudism. Her article is as much a history of the nudist/naturist movement and the way its ideas and how it is practiced have changed over time. Links to items mentioned in the show: Schrank, Sarah. "Naked Houses: The Architecture of Nudism and the Rethinking of the American Suburbs." Journal of Urban History (2012): 0096144211434988. Photo:...


2016 Update

An update about the future of the Naturist Living Show. And some reader comments! To summarize: The show will now benefits from the volunteer help of Sean Mitchell. There will be more regular episode although they may not be exactly on a monthly schedule. As well, we will limit the shows to a single topic which means that episodes may be shorter but more frequent.Links to items mentioned in the show:Course on Public Nudity at the University of TorontoStéphane's resignation from the INF...


Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort

An interview with Morley Schloss who tells us about Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort. Recorded in February 2015 just before the start of the annual mid-winter naturist festival.Links to items mentioned in the show:Northeast Naturist FestivalEmpire Haven Nudist ParkEpisode 22, August 2010 - An interview with Morley SchlossThe official INF definition of naturism:the official report and YNA's articleSunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort2015 mid-Winter Naturist Festival at...


Working at Bare Oaks

Each year, Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park needs to hire a number of people for the summer - more every year because of the park's growth. At times, hiring the right people has been a challenge. We discuss the new and successful strategy used for the summer of 2015. Links to items mentioned in the show:Job page of Bare Oaks Family Naturist ParkPhoto: Front desk at Bare Oaks Family Naturist ParkPlay NowEpisode LXXXNote: this episode is incorrectly identified as episode 79 in the audio.