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Waking From The American Dream

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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.
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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

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Episodes

WFAD ep. 139 Kelly Finds Home

10/29/2018
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Kelly reads an essay about how she is emerging into a new/old way of relating to the world around her.

Duration:00:28:28

Episode #138 - Kelly is Torn

10/5/2018
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Kelly feels torn in half watching the Kavanaugh/Dr. Ford testimony.

Duration:00:43:35

WFAD 137 Octagon Table Discussion - Truth

9/27/2018
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Dylan Brody, Amy Englehardt, Chris Bonno and Kelly untangle the many ideas and perspectives about the concept of Truth.

Duration:01:08:32

WFAD Episode 136 - Kelly Lives in the Dream

9/7/2018
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Kelly delves into how to live life from a place that honors the imagination. She explores how we can be rational beings and still live life from a magical place. Music by Admiral Halsey

Duration:00:44:43

WFAD 129 Kelly Gets Bored with This Dystopia

10/23/2017
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Kelly barely makes it back from the woods, enjoys Depeche Mode, she thinks, and contemplates, once again, the nature of existence. Music by Peggy Lee.

Duration:00:40:10

Ep. 128 Kelly Finds Her Church

10/7/2017
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Kelly talks about Tom Petty and how to find the holiness in your work. And then gives everyone a chance to turn over the Great Ball of Merit. Music by Tom Petty

Duration:00:28:35

WFAD 127 Kelly Gets Some Hope & Change

9/29/2017
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Kelly sits down with Hope Hall, the Presidential Videographer for the White House during the Obama years, to discuss self-care in this new presidency and what we as individual and a country are learning about life.

Duration:00:59:22

126: Kelly Unplugs

9/22/2017
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Kelly returns to full time podcasting after a long hiatus. She talks about the fatigue of the current political atmosphere and the importance of self-care if you want to stay engaged.

Duration:00:35:22

125: Kelly Gets a Grip

12/9/2016
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Kelly ponders post-election life and gives advice on how to live in Trumplandia. Music by Dan Bern.

Duration:00:38:40

124: Kelly Says No

8/26/2016
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Kelly shares about her trip to Jamestown NY for the LucyFest, meeting Trevor Noah and finding herself in a Victorian Disneyland called The Chautauqua Institute. She then dives into the power of saying "yes" and the power of saying "no" in her life and invites listeners to step into their own lives consciously and boldly. Music: "A Feather's Not A Bird" by Rosanne Cash.

Duration:00:56:40

123: Kelly Feels the Silverman

7/31/2016
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Kelly briefly touches on the conventions, Sarah Silverman and a few important Garry’s in her life. She then plays part two of her interview with Steve McIntosh, the Integral Philosopher and founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution where they discuss the future of both the Left and the Right in American politics. Music is co-opted from the DNC.

Duration:00:48:17

122: Kelly Holds the Tension

7/21/2016
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Kelly shares what it’s been like to be off of social media for a month, and then reaching back to the roots of what Waking from the American Dream really means for her, Kelly invites Integral philosopher and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Steve Macintosh, to drill down into the roots of the hyper partisanship of American Politics. This is part one or a two part conversation. Music is co-opted from the co-opted music of the RNC.

Duration:01:01:07

121: Kelly Walks Away

6/18/2016
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On today’s show, Kelly shares her thoughts on mass shootings, talks about her decision to take a summer sabbatical from social media, and shares about her friendship with the late Garry Shandling. Music by Bo Burnham and George Harrison.

Duration:01:18:18

120: Kelly Comes Home

6/9/2016
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After traveling near and far, Kelly is home for most of the summer. She is joined on the show by Ben Morrison, comic & actor, who has come to Kelly for clarity & support during a major life change.

Duration:01:24:45

119: Octagon Table Discussion: Democracy

3/22/2016
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Kelly is joined by Erin Brown, Rick Overton, Richard Green and Chris Bonno to discuss the idea of democracy and how it’s working these days during this election season. Music by Alan Stone, the Jacob Jeffries Band, and Lisa Brigantino.

Duration:01:20:09

118: Kelly Finds Joy

2/24/2016
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Paul Holdengraber, curator and director of the NY Public Library’s highly respected and acclaimed interview series Live from the NYPL, and Kelly talk deeply about the art of conversation. Kelly also discusses with viewers the importance in finding one’s childlike joy in the adult tasks we find daily. Music: "Perfect World" and "Where You're At" by Allen Stone

Duration:01:18:34

117: Kelly Tidies Up

2/3/2016
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Kelly talks about in-groups, the magic of tidying, the empty fullness of being done with her book stuff, and reads a Mary Oliver poem. Music by The Eagles.

Duration:01:05:13

116: The Return of the Kelly

1/13/2016
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Kelly talks about reinvention, David Bowie's death, her book release and living your life as either a subject or an object.

Duration:01:09:32

115: Octagon Table Discussion: Meaning of Life

6/16/2015
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Kelly is joined by the usual suspects - Rick Overton, Dylan Brody, and Erin Brown - to wind their way around to find the meaning of life. Dylan talks about a peyote trip at age 11, Erin admits to eating with elderly clergy, and Rick takes us to the edge of the multiverse. Music by Dylan Brody

Duration:01:21:31

114: Kelly Says What She Wants

5/2/2015
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Kelly chats with Josh Wheeler, Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Freedom of Expression, about First Amendment issues like Citizen United, and the Center’s annual Jefferson Muzzle Awards. Music by Eric Bern, Chandler Travis and Afton Hefley.

Duration:01:23:14