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Managing Love Intelligently with Steven Ing, MFT

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Managing love intelligently involves understanding your emotional, spiritual, and sexual needs, your boundaries, your deal-breakers, your fantasies, and everything else that allows you to optimize your success in letting the right one into your heart, life, and home. For advertising opportunities, email jason@stevening.com.

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Managing love intelligently involves understanding your emotional, spiritual, and sexual needs, your boundaries, your deal-breakers, your fantasies, and everything else that allows you to optimize your success in letting the right one into your heart, life, and home. For advertising opportunities, email jason@stevening.com.

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Episode 39: Boundaries Are Your Friend

7/9/2024
Learn how setting, defending, and acting on your boundaries empowers your life. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:54:52

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Episode 38: How Withholding Stifles Intimacy

7/2/2024
When it comes to our fantasy about what marriage can be like, our fantasy is that we wouldn't have to keep things from our spouse at all. The question is “How can I make the relationship safe enough for my mate to be as honest as humanly possible.” For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:00:45

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Episode 37: The Sacred Bubble

6/25/2024
Understanding the Sacred Bubble allows you and your partner to form a sacred connection or bubble, where all of life's problems are outside of the bubble. This allows couples to resolve any conflicts in a safe, effective, and abuse-free manner, so they can get back to producing the only thing worth producing in a relationship: happiness. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:47:56

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Episode 36: Learning to Embrace Rejection

6/18/2024
We don't need a girlfriend or boyfriend; we need the RIGHT girlfriend or boyfriend. If someone rejects us, they are not the RIGHT girlfriend or boyfriend. None of us crave to be with someone who doesn't love us. Listen to learn more! For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:03:32

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Episode 35: Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality

6/11/2024
Some people have sexuality in one compartment of their brain and spirituality in another compartment. Therefore, the two compartments never talk to each other. Integrating spirituality and sexuality, gets these two compartments talking to each other. Listen to today's episode to learn more. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:57:08

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Episode 34: Gender Roles in Relationships

6/4/2024
Today's episode discusses gender roles in relationships. It was inspired by the NBC News article "Some dating coaches online are pushing women to seek more traditional gender roles" by Angela Yang. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:00:03

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Episode 33: A Message from Alone

5/28/2024
Steve responds to a message from a person calling themselves "Alone." Note: the message was in response to Steve's Psychology Today article "How to Keep an Incel from Becoming a Sex Offender." For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:56:15

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Episode 32: The Fallacy of "Love Conquers All"

5/21/2024
The belief that "love conquers all" is an unfortunate and harmful fallacy. We cannot love our partners into wellness; we cannot love our partners into sobriety; we cannot love our partners into no longer being emotionally, physically, or spiritually abusive. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:00:15

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Episode 31: What's Your Magic Sex Number?

5/14/2024
Your magic sex number is the ideal number of sexual encounters you require on a weekly basis to feel your best. Listen to learn more and how knowing your magic sex number can help you manage love intelligently. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:07:35

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Episode 30: Can Men and Women Be Friends?

5/7/2024
Join us for an open discussion on whether men and women can be friends. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:56:33

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Episode 29: Why Authenticity Matters

4/30/2024
If you want real love, let your partner know who you really are and what you really think. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:00:43

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Episode 28: Why Steve Dislikes Online Dating

4/23/2024
If you dislike online dating as much as Steve and are interested in shifting your approach to meeting potential partners, this episode is for you. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:59:56

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Episode 27: Sexual Intimacy: If You Want to Have Better Sex, Listen Up

4/16/2024
The subject of "sexual intimacy" is so much bigger than just "doing it” with our partners. True sexual intimacy allows couples to safely share and express the full spectrum of their sexuality with one another. Listen to learn more. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:01:05

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Episode 26: 120 Days of Narcissistic Love

4/9/2024
The main idea behind "120 Days of Narcissistic Love" is that when you fall in love with a new lover, the things that you love about this person are the things you love about yourself. Tune in to learn more and how becoming aware of this phenomenon can help you manage love intelligently. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:00:17

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Episode 25: How to Resolve Conflicts That Are Keeping Us Apart

4/2/2024
Learning how to resolve the conflicts that are keeping us apart is one of the best ways to develop intimacy. Conflict, after all, is an essential and inevitable part of every intimate relationship. In today's episode, you will learn how to engage in conflict in an intelligent, healthy, and abuse-free manner. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:06:32

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Episode 24: Divorce Is the Solution to a Problem

3/26/2024
If we're committed to “Managing Love Intelligently,” we have to be open to the possibility that (1) we might make mistakes and (2) intelligent people learn from their mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is in the area of mate selection, the most disastrous of which is marrying the wrong person. Thankfully, there's a remedy for marital mistakes; it's called divorce. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:06:14

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Episode 23: Is Porn an Intelligent Way to Manage Your Sexuality?

3/19/2024
Porn is not just one thing. For some, porn is a wonderful part of their bedroom activities; for others, porn brings up all types of body issues; and for others, it's distasteful and uncomfortable. Join us as we discuss porn from a variety of different angles and examine if it's an intelligent way to manage your sexuality. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:09:03

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Episode 22: The Epidemic of Lonely Men

3/12/2024
In 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said America is suffering from an epidemic of loneliness, and that men are the number one demographic most affected by that loneliness. Steve explains why he agrees with the Surgeon General's assessment and offers some advice to remedy the situation. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:01:09:15

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Episode 21: Acknowledging and Understanding Your Sexual Needs

3/5/2024
Ordinary human sexual needs are the one kind of human need our species hasn't learned how to discuss. Tune in to learn how acknowledging and understanding these needs can result in healthier choices for us all. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:59:19

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Episode 20: Moving Beyond the Five Love Languages

2/27/2024
Steve explains why the five love languages are a vague and bygone notion. For over 30 years, Steven Ing, MFT, has been a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in forensic work. He is a contributing writer to Psychology Today and the author of two books on sexuality: We're All Like This and Get Busy Living. He is the creator and host of the true crime podcast Sex Crime Central. In 2022, he was the victim of an attempted murder and survived multiple stabbings. And good thing: in 2023 his feminist science fiction novel Polliwog was published and he was appointed a community faculty member for the UNR School of Medicine. He lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife, Sharon, on the edge of the Toiyabe National Forest. Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please subscribe and share this podcast with your friends and family. For more information on Steven, visit stevening.com. You can also follow Steven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Substack. If you have a question you would like Steven to answer on an episode of the podcast, please fill out the contact form.

Duration:00:57:31