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A podcast about sex for everyone, no matter your preferences, orientation, or relationship style — based on the popular live Chicago talk show, hosted by sex educator Karen Yates. Panelists, interviews, stories, Q and A, and more reflect a dynamic and all-encompassing view of sexuality. Join the juicy party!
 
Your host Heike Yates, a Fitness and Nutrition coach, empowers empty-nester moms 50+ to prioritize their health fitness goals to look and feel better in their second half of life. She breaks down complicated fitness, nutrition, and mindset strategies into baby steps so that YOU, the women 50+, can take action now with sustainable strategies. Heike interviews some of the most inspiring women and experts who share how they went from their worst to their best life. By listing to these relatable ...
 
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The Creative Impostor

Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

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Are you creating work that fully expresses who you are? Does the process of making the thing give you energy upward momentum? Are you living a creative lifestyle that is aligned with your values and desires? The Creative Impostor exits at the intersection of identity and creativity. It’s a deep inquiry into both who we are and why we make what we make. Host Andrea Klunder has inhabited many creative roles: singer, actor, writer, filmmaker, yoga teacher, bodyworker, meditator, entrepreneur, p ...
 
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Podcast Envy

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Podcast Envy

Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

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An intimate dialogue about the craft & culture of podcasting with Your Podcast Boss, Andrea Klunder, to help you create a podcast you and your audience will love. This is NOT your typical "how-to" show -- we're going deeper into the questions and topics you just can't answer with an online search. Ready to make your show the envy of everyone else?
 
Bite-Sized Balance is a podcast where everyday extraordinary women share their stories, expertise and wisdom with other women - all in the name of lifting each other up and creating a better life balance. Whether it’s wellness, career, relationships, alcohol, food, mindfulness, hormones or parenting - we talk about all things women’s balance. If your life looks great "on paper" but it still feels like something is missing, you're in the right place. Wendy McCallum, the host of Bite-Sized Bal ...
 
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Midlife is a much broader window of time than it ever has been before. It can be in your 40s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and even for some, their 80’s! So while it can be a difficult time, it can also be a great time to reevaluate and change directions and try new things! A Qualified Educator, Podcaster, Personal Trainer, and Life Coach, my guest this week …
 
What happens in the world if we accept that all of us are a little bit different? Karen interviews Shauna Farabaugh, a somatic sex educator working with people who have temporary and permanent disabilities, and with organizations that serve people with disabilities. In this episode: Shauna Farabaugh - Sexuality in Transition Karen’s interview with …
 
Victoria Yates, RN & Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, is passionate about helping women ditch diets and stop hating their bodies. On this episode, Wendy and Victoria discuss why quick fixes don’t work when it comes to our weight, why intuitive eating is the answer to freedom from food, and how we can start listening for the language we use aro…
 
Dr. L. Carol Scott, PhD. (Psychology) is a TEDx speaker, author and coach with a unique model to help women succeed in their business and personal lives through self-aware emotional and social intelligence. Carol mixes hundreds of years of child development theory with 21st Century brain imaging research, decades of her own experience with hundreds…
 
What do male-identified people hold in their bodies that keeps them from greater pleasure? Karen interviews JoJo Bear, a somatic sex and intimacy guide, about what he’s learned from years of working with men. In this episode: JoJo Bear - Somatic sex & intimacy guide Betty Martin - Wheel of Consent Karen’s interview with Betty Martin Need a good rea…
 
Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints affecting 25 percent of adults, with osteoarthritis being the most common cause for people over 50. Oftentimes people think that not being active and just staying on the couch is the solution to preventing knee pain and injury, but this is not true. Inactivity can be just as bad for your kne…
 
Wendy’s fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, Susan Larkin joins her to share her story and message for busy women who are drinking more than they’d like to manage stress. Susan’s career in medical education at an Ivy League medical school started late in her 30’s. It was then that she started drinking to cope with the stress of balancing a career, f…
 
Wendy’s friend, author, fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, and partner in their popular women’s program, REWIND, Emily Lynn Paulson, joins her to answer a few common FAQs from women who are actively trying to drink less or stop altogether. Wendy and Emily answer questions about what to do if you’re trying to drink less or quit and your partner sti…
 
Do you want to know more about playing in groups and the nitty-gritty details? Organizers from several play parties, a dungeon and a bathhouse talk about their respective scenes. Recorded live at Constellation Chicago in October 2019. In this episode: LRA Chicago Galleria Domain 2 Steamworks Midwest FemDomme Group (find them on FetLife too) Find Gi…
 
Has life ever made you feel like you are stuck in the muck? We have all felt this way, and our guest on this podcast episode shares about turning your muck into magic. When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing; she just couldn't keep it to herself. Wendi Knox is an …
 
Sarah shares the story of her friend’s recent frustrating experience with her care provider when she asked for support with her post-pandemic exhaustion. Sarah and Wendy discuss what was so disappointing about her doctor’s response, and what we really need right now, as we emerge from a period of intense stress and caregiving, more burnt out and ex…
 
Do you laugh during sex? Or are you very serious when things get steamy? Panelists respond to a listener question about different attitudes toward humor in the bedroom. In this episode: Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator, sexological bodyworker and body-centered counselor Clark Hazel - Individual and Couples therapist at Best Therapies Heather Sh…
 
Karen Furneaux is a 3-time Olympian, 2-time World Champion and the winner of 9 medals at the World Championships over her 20-year professional sprint kayaking career. Karen is now a published author, broadcast analyst with CBC and professional speaker. Wendy talks to Karen about the lessons she learned through her lifelong dedication to her sport, …
 
What’s your go-to for getting into a sexy or kinky mood? The audience tells us! Act 2 of our first live show since 2020 brings an interview on orgasmic birth, music, Q&A, and Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound. Recorded live in Feb. 2022 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago. In this episode: Goddess Erica - Orgasmic birth doula Tazima Parris - Sex Coach &…
 
How and where do we fit in? What is your next step, and what is your purpose in life? These are some of the questions you might ask yourself as you are approaching becoming an empty nester. I'm not a counselor, but I have had many conversations with other empty-nester moms about their feelings when the kids are gone, and I'm an empty-nester mom mys…
 
I feel like an impostor. Yes, on a repeated and ongoing basis - hence the name and premise of this podcast AND my podcast company The Creative Impostor Studios. But there are moments when this feeling is worse than usual. And that was the entire month of March 2022. Mentioned 20% off your pass to Podfest! Promo Code: podcastenvy (email me to see if…
 
An experienced Burnout & Alcohol Coach, Wendy shares some of her best advice around how to worry less and manage your anxiety better. Her strategies range from small daily practices that build resilience and calm to simple yet effective tools you can use in a moment of overwhelm to ground and centre yourself. You can apply everything in this episod…
 
Aging and losing strength, balance, endurance is frightening. Starting a fitness program at 50, 60, or 70 is pretty scary. The trick is to find something you love doing, or you are in love with the results. You have to want it to keep yourself going. Finding something that you love, enjoy, and repeat makes the fitness journey easier. Today, my gues…
 
We all get to define what spirituality is for us. Jimanekia Eborn, also known as the Trauma Queen, has done this for herself. One of her spiritual practices is a bath with different oils—something that connects her to her body. And on this episode of the podcast, she encourages listeners to figure out what unique spiritual practices work for them. …
 
Wendy and Sarah provide an update as to what’s changed for them in the last six months or so in their transition post-menopause. The discussion includes how the hormonal and other treatments have worked out for them, how their menopausal symptoms have shifted and improved, and what they’ve learned about themselves and what they need (and want!) mor…
 
Let’s bring sexy back in 2022. But how? Host Karen Yates and panelists discuss changes in sex and dating during the pandemic, plus music, and a storyteller shares a tale of an afternoon hookup gone wrong in our first stage show since 2020, recorded live at Hungry Brain in Chicago. In this episode: Tazima Parris - Sex Coach & Pleasure Mentor for Wom…
 
Antonieta Paco, AKA Sonia Sass, views her sex work as priestess work. A part of the sacred lineage that extends back to temple priestesses. In this episode, we talk about how she became a mind/body/soul healer, how she explored her own indigenous roots and those of the communities, all around the country, that she found herself connected to. She al…
 
What does it take to have conversations across deep divides? What's required of us - and what's required of the person we're talking to? What can happen when we have these kinds of curious conversations, and how can change-makers use them? Mónica Guzmán is the author of the new book I Never Thought Of It That Way - How to have fearlessly curious co…
 
Wendy’s friend, author, fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, and partner in their popular women’s program, REWIND, Emily Lynn Paulson, joins her to answer a few common FAQs from women who are actively trying to drink less or stop altogether. One question comes from someone who’s still drinking but would like to take a break, another from a woman who…
 
Panelists respond to a listener who feels shame after gaining weight and doesn’t want to be touched by a long-term partner. In this episode: Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator & sexological bodyworker Jason Best - Kink-aware therapist & founder of Best Therapies Peter Navarro - Sex-positive and somatic-oriented therapist Need a good read? Check o…
 
Does this sound familiar? You’re tired and hungry after a busy day, and all you want is something healthy and quick for dinner. But when you look into your fridge, you find old kale, random what I call a “fitzls” (a made-up word for tiny portions of food that I just couldn’t throw away and had to save), but that’s not a meal either rather more like…
 
In this episode, Host Wendy McCallum, Burnout & Balance Coach and guest Angela Fitzgerald, Neonatal ICU Nurse, discuss how the pandemic has impacted the nurses in Angela’s unit and more generally, the challenges that come with shift work and being in a caregiving profession during COVID-19. Angela approached Wendy a couple of months ago because she…
 
Asexuality - it's not what you think. Storyteller Lily Be shares how pegging, a bunch of unfulfilling relationships, and a late-night Reddit deep-dive helped her realize she’s asexual — which also brought her closer to her mother. In this episode: S2E55: Best Erotic Story S2E4: Your True Sexual Self (Sarah Sloane discusses asexuality) Stoop Style S…
 
Feeling a little lonely lately? It’s been a tough couple of years when it comes to connection. Wendy and Sarah reflect on the role female friendships have played in their lives and how the nature of some of their friendships has changed over the years. They discuss the isolation and loneliness that can come with motherhood and midlife, and how a me…
 
Many women after menopause find that they have trouble losing stubborn weight. We talk about some of the causes on this episode of Pursue Your Spark Podcast, primarily, focusing on the role that insulin plays in your health. People often think that insulin is a bad thing or that only people with diabetes need to think about it, but the truth is our…
 
Following up on Episode 49: “This Is 50”, Wendy provides listeners with an update on her commitment to “trying all the things” and to “filling up her joy bucket” to help smooth the transition to empty nester that is coming soon. She shares the story of how she re-discovered her love of writing and reads a piece that will resonate with many of the b…
 
Karen interviews Erica Scott and Marcia Baczynski, authors of “Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators” about the expansive possibilities of collaborative consent. In this episode: Creating Consent Culture Marcia Baczynski: Asking for What You Want Get their book on Bookshop! Cuddle Party Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of …
 
Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, a book named one of the top 10 of the year by the Washington Post. Ann is also now a psychotherapist, and Wendy’s mentor and writing coach. Ann joins Wendy for a discussion about the new face of women’s recov…
 
Chicago-based burlesque artist Jenn Freeman, also known as Po'Chop about burlesque as a spiritually healing tool, the erotic as the holy spirit, and Jenn/Po'Chop's work creating sacred spaces and art on the Chicago South Side. As their artist statement so beautifully explains, "Our work is a reimagining of Lord as (Audre) Lorde where worship is a s…
 
In this sneak peek from the Patreon member feed, panelists answer a listener question about communicating and having better sex in a hookup setting. In this episode: Clark Hazel - Individual & couples therapist at Best Therapies Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator & sexological bodyworker Heather Shannon - Certified sex therapist S2E25 - Betty Mar…
 
Do you wonder why you don’t lose weight, but you have tried diet after diet? Why don’t you feel stronger after all those classes you took, and gardening is still super hard on your back? Why can’t you seem to run after the grandkids without getting out of breath? Why are your muscles stiffer than you remember them being, and now picking up your soc…
 
Join host Wendy McCallum as she interviews Kathryn Elliott, a heavy binge drinker for over 20 years and recent breast cancer survivor. Kathryn shares her story of binge drinking including her frequent blackouts and resulting guilt and shame. She explains why binge drinking often goes unchecked for too long. She also shares the breast cancer diagnos…
 
In a new Eavesdropping conversation, sex coach Tazima Parris asks Karen about misconceptions of beginning kinksters, and the ways kink can be used to reframe and heal from negative life experiences. In this episode: Tazima Parris - Sex coach S1E10 - Carrie Jameson on developing kink-positive guidelines for therapists Find more about kink and relati…
 
Wendy and Sarah interview Erika Burger, a pelvic floor physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience. They discuss the role of pelvic floor health for women (men, and children), why we’re not talking about it enough, and the surprisingly long list of common midlife women’s wellness conditions that this specialized yet rarely discussed branch of …
 
What are we doing to ourselves when we tell ourselves we're Consumers 3,000 times a day? What would it look like to put the same creativity and energy into involving people as Citizens? What would you do in this time, if you truly believed in yourself and those around you? Jon Alexander spent the first decade of his career in the advertising indust…
 
Mistress Hecuba explores intimacy through cathartic pain and alarming psychodrama. BDSM is a structure that holds the space for the bizarre, the uncomfortable, and any lustful perversions that are either raging to be seen or lying dormant in the depths of the psyche. Some of her favorite forms of play teach her new things and push against the bound…
 
Have you been following the shenanigans over at Spotify re: Joe Rogan and Neil Young? Let me tell you a secret: It's not about Joe. *** Get the full show notes including links to shows and episodes referenced at: https://www.thecreativeimposter.com/podcastenvy I’d love to hear your thoughts! Email me, andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com. Peace, love & p…
 
If you are like Karen Wright or me, you may have had someone you trust deeply, such as a partner, betray your trust and leave you feeling like you have to take care of everything. She labeled this role as becoming an accidental alpha woman. She never planned on being the sole breadwinner for her family or even a single parent, but unexpected confes…
 
Wendy chats with Mitch Cobb, the Co-Founder and CEO of Upstreet Brewing and Libra Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer about the alcohol-free drink market, the sober curious movement, and their shared mission to normalize socializing without alcohol. Mitch shares how he came to start a craft brewery on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and soon after began explori…
 
For over twenty years, Karen Yates worked in Chicago in the performing arts as a director, actor, writer and producer. Six years ago she left the arts and moved into a deep exploration of sexuality and energy - in Tantra and somatic sex education, and Biofield Tuning, a form of sound healing that addresses to issues in the electromagnetic field of …
 
We’re back with a new season! Karen talks with somatic sex educator and prolific author Caffyn Jesse about somatic sex therapy as a way to heal from trauma and expand your pleasure capacity in all parts of life. In this episode: Caffyn Jesse - Somatic Sex Educator Ethics for Outlaws Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education Somatic Sex Educa…
 
It is a new year and it is time for a good old fashioned Podcast Boss Rant. Are you ready? This year I am creating SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedures for The Creative Impostor Studios. Boring. But I guess a necessary thing if you want to create a scalable business that grows, that doesn't make your brain hurt every time you try to bring on a ne…
 
Wendy and Sarah reflect on their recent interview with Dr. Lori Brotto, psychologist, professor, and renowned sexual health researcher about women’s desire in midlife. They discuss the difference between spontaneous and responsive desire and the connection between desire and stress. They dig into the challenge that burnt-out, overwhelmed women have…
 
Fiesty Feminista thinks we should rename sex work to erotic work to truly encompass the work that providers do. In this episode, we talk about that and more. Fiesty is a fetish model, session wrestler, and professional cuddler who uses her public persona to spread feminist messages and the importance of a connection with nature. Fiesty tells her st…
 
Have you said or heard someone else say: "I want to have a body like Tina Turner!" or "I wonder what she is eating to look so good?" All too often, we compare ourselves to others without even noticing. Diving into why comparing is natural and how it can influence how you feel is essential to taking back control of your thoughts and feelings. Also, …
 
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