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Brian James

38 Podcast Episodes

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20: Artist’s Brain - Brian James O’Connell - Improviser, Filmmaker, Teacher

The Stormchaser Improv Podcast Show

Our Artist’s Brain interview series continues with the man, the myth, the legend - BOC. Brian James O’Connell is more than a staple in the world-wide improv community, he’s the ultimate ambassador for this art form we call home. BOC has directed several feature films, including Bloodsucking Bastards and Angry White Man, and he is one of the creators and stars of the animated series Hell Den on the Syfy channel. He’s an actor, writer, director, filmmaker, teacher, mentor, friend, and hella good improviser.In this episode, we talk about how BOC would start an improv theatre, how improv saved his life, what he learned from directing three feature films, and his "Hot Takes" about what is missing in the improv community. (He doesn’t let us off easy.) Follow Brian on instagram @B3oc and be sure to watch Hell Den on the SyFy Channel. If you enjoyed the podcast, would you please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts/Spotify? It takes less than 60 seconds, and the reviews really help us move up the charts to expand this community even more. But please. No matter what. Do NOT post any bits in the review section. Seriously. Definitely no bits. Serious reviews only. I repeat. No bits. Did you know - we're doing improv shows right now? Every other Wednesday night at 6pm PST on our facebook page backslash stormchaserimprov. This improv party never dies! Come check it out - we love to see people commenting during the show.We've also got a limited time offer, for all you coupon-cutters, we're looking for sponsors, and right now, you can sponsor an episode for as little as $5. You read that right! $5! Reach out today!

1hr 34mins

22 Mar 2021

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Yoga and Plant Medicine Connection and Holding Space for Physical and Spiritual Relationships with Brian James

Be the Love

In this episode, Stacy and Sam talk with the insightful Brian James.Brian James is a Transformational Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner on Vancouver Island, Canada where he lives with his wife Debbie and their Boston Terrier Kingston.He supports others who are on their journey of healing and transformation through online counseling, mentorship and online courses. His latest video series, Shamanic Yoga, blends healing vinyasa yoga with shamanic techniques like journeying with a drum and chanting with drum and rattle.Brian is the author of Yoga & Plant Medicine (2019), host of the Medicine Path podcast, and creator of the short film The Shamanic Roots of Yoga which currently has over 20,000 views on YouTube.Be The Love podcast listeners can get 20% off the Shamanic Yoga course with this link https://vimeo.com/r/33ZM/NDUvOTYwWG or by using the code "BETHELOVE" at checkout. For more information visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/shamanicyogaBrian's Links:Website: http://brianjames.caInstagram @revealingthesoulPodcast: http://medicinepathpodcast.comYoga Courses: https://vimeo.com/brianjamesyoga/vod_pagesEmail Brian: hello@brianjames.caBTL website: https://www.bethelovepodcast.com/BTL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bethelovepodcastBTL YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6GvpAkucjPbLvv-S492NQHeatherlyn's website: https://www.heatherlynmusic.com/

1hr 27mins

8 Feb 2021

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Ep. 30 - Brian James - Yoga + Plant Medicine + Shamanism

The Universe Within Podcast

Hey everybody! Episode 30 of the show is out. In this show, I spoke with my friend Brian James. Brian and I met working together at the Amazonian plant-medicine center the Temple of the Way of Light. Brian is a yoga teacher and plant-medicine practitioner. I always really enjoy talking to Brian as he has a real depth of knowledge of yoga from a perspective that not many people have. He does a wonderful job at explaining the roots of the yogic practice and also how he sees the interconnection between that path and the path of shamanism. For such broad and diverse subjects, he is able to beautifully explain them in simple ways and show the universality of all of these paths. I think you all will gain a lot from listening to this talk, much as I did. To view bonus material and extended conversations, check out my Patreon page below. Enjoy!“Brian James is a transformational coach, yoga teacher, musician and shamanic practitioner currently living Vancouver Island, Canada with his wife Debbie and their dog Kingston. A lifelong musician, artist, and curious seeker, Brian began exploring yoga and plant medicines over twenty-five years ago. After a crisis in his mid-thirties — burned out from his job in advertising and struggling with stress, anxiety and addiction — he began his own healing journey in earnest. He’s spent the last decade learning from master teachers and exploring in greater depth the medicine paths of yoga, music, shamanism and psychology. He shares conversations with some of the teachers he’s met on the Medicine Path Podcast and has written two books: Yoga & Plant Medicine, published in 2019, and Harmonic Movement, a vinyasa yoga practice manual.Since 2012, Brian has dedicated his life to sharing the healing power of yoga and music, and has taught around the world — from Shanghai, China to the heart of the Amazon jungle. He regularly teaches group classes and workshops and works 1-to-1 with individuals, helping them develop a personal practice and supporting them in recovering a sense of wholeness and freedom. “Learn more: brianjames.caContact Brian: hello@brianjames.caTo view the Shamanic Yoga series Brian created and receive 15% off, use the link: https://vimeo.com/r/32Ww/LjJOdjROTHor go to http://vimeo.com/ondemand/shamanicyoga and enter code "UNIVERSE15" This episode of the show is sponsored by the Temple of the Way of Light. To learn more or sign up for a retreat, visit: https://templeofthewayoflight.org/If you enjoy the show, it would be a big help if you could share it with your own audiences via social media or word of mouth. And please Subscribe or Follow and if you can go on Apple Podcasts and leave a starred-rating and a short review. That would be super helpful with the algorithms and getting this show out to more people. Thank you in advance!My colleague Merav Artzi (who I interviewed in episode 28) and I will be running diets in the Sacred Valley of Peru on March 3-19 and May 1-17. If you would like more information about joining us and the work I do, visit my site at: https://www.NicotianaRustica.orgAnd finally, with the pandemic, most people doing this work have been without access to work since March and the future is uncertain. If you are able to and would like to donate to the show to help out with new content that would be deeply appreciated. For just a few dollars a month you can subscribe through Patreon and it gives you some really nice added benefits like early access to shows, bonus episodes, and a chance to ask personalized questions.To support this podcast on Patreon, visit: https://www.patreon.com/UniverseWithinTo donate directly with PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/jasongrechanikAnother way you can support the show is if you are ordering anything from Amazon.com, and you use this link, the show will get a small commission with no additional cost to you: https://amzn.to/2Gw51PSMusic courtesy of Nuno Moreno. See his work at: https://m.soundcloud.com/groove_a_zen_sound and https://nahira-ziwa.bandcamp.com/And please leave any questions or comments in the comment section or email at:https://www.UniverseWithinPodcast.comThis will help me with ideas for future shows.Thanks and until the next episode!https://www.facebook.com/UniverseWithinPodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/UniverseWithinPodcast

2hr 39mins

6 Jan 2021

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Brian James Polak on Writing, Success, and The Journey that Never Ends

The Plot: Conversations on Writing

Brian James Polak is a playwright, teacher, and host of American Theatre Magazine's podcast The Subtext. I've known Brian on social media for several years, but I'd never sat down for a conversation with him in person (or at least in this case, over the phone). So as one podcaster to another, in this episode I interview him about, well, interviewing, and how he creates his signature show. We also discuss what success means to him, how an ill-fated major in Philosophy led him to theater, and how to navigate the tension between wanting to promote other artists while still developing one's own career. Like many playwrights, Brian also had a production, Welcome to Keene, NH, cancelled due to COVID-19, so he gives us an update on that (hopefully still upcoming!) play and what else he's been working on during the pandemic. As an homage to Brian's monologues at the start of each episode of The Subtext, this episode also begins with some reflections from me on success, and the interview starts at 11:00. To read (or maybe produce) Brian's work, find his plays at https://newplayexchange.org/users/724/brian-james-polak Listen to The Subtext on major podcast platforms, or at www.americantheatre.org/category/audio/the-subtext/Follow Us--Brian James Polak @bejaypeaThe Subtext @SubtextPodcastSean Douglass @_SeanDouglass_The Plot @ThePlotPodcast


25 Nov 2020

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DreamsRecycled with Brian James- Mediation Matters

DreamsRecycled hosted by Tiffany Ann

Brian James joins us to discuss what is mediation and how it can be of benefit to many during divorce. www.celandassociates.comBrian James is an experienced Divorce and Family Mediator with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. He started his mediation practice, C.E.L. and Associates, Inc., in late 2005.Brian earned his B.S. in Sociology from Northern Illinois University in 1994 and completed training in Mediation and Conflict Resolution through Northwestern University.The first 10 years of his professional career, Brian worked in the Criminal Justice System helping domestic violence and divorcing families resolve family conflicts. He assisted with the healing process that took place after these life-changing events had occurred. His approach to mediation is client driven. By aiding his clients with the resolution of their divorce issues outside of the courtroom, Brian helps create a win/win situation for all parties in a divorce.He is able to help people work through their problems, and at the same time, give them skills to use in future conflicts. With mediation, we help people work through their conflicts while teaching them problem solving, empathy; self-determination and giving them the ability to make informed decisions for themselves. When confronted with a conflict, if they refer back to what they learned in mediation, I will have achieved my objective.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


22 Sep 2020

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Episode 260 - Brian James - When The Mystery Leads you to Mission

Inner Monologue

This week on Episode of 260 of the RISE podcast, Inner Monologue, we have Brian James of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Brian is a Property Manager, Construction Coordinator, Event Producer and Artist. Brian and I talk about his path that lead him to both art and construction. We also talk about what brought him to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and his role in building the Entheon. To learn more about the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors go to... www.cosm.org Entelechy Visions www.entelechyvisions.com Theme Music provided by Cloudkicker.   To learn more go to www.cloudkickermusic.com Other Musical Contributions This Will Destroy You http://thiswilldestroyyou.net/ Subscribe to Inner Monologue today on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or I Heart Radio!

1hr 45mins

14 Sep 2020

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Welcome to the Dogg House | Featuring: "Road Dogg" Brian James

WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves

In case you didn't know, we called somebody. Prior to NXT TakeOver: In Your House, we talk to the man that was on the original In Your House card and played a major role in its resurrection 25 years later.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Jun 2020

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The Life and Career of Brian James

The Searcher and Hyde Podcast

This week we talk to a legend in Midwest wrestling, Brian James. Brian is a Midwest Independent Wrestling Hall of Famer and has been in the business for over 20 years.  We also have Ivan Strokgenovf with us today helping host. 

1hr 6mins

27 May 2020

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Groovy Goolies with Brian James O'Connell

Knowing is Half the Podcast

We are BACK and have we got a guest this week!? Yes is the answer! It's director of Bloodsucking Basterds and member of the Comedy Group Dr. God...Brian James O'Connell! This week we are talking all about the 1970 monster comedy cartoon Groovy Goolies and there is division in the ranks about this one! Which side is right? That is up to you to decide! Enjoy! Facebook.com/KnowingIsHalfThePodcast Patreon.com/KnowingIsHalfThePodcast @GijoePodcast @PrezSerpentor Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/knowing-is-half-the-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 4mins

2 May 2020

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Cops know the difference between real blood and GWAR blood w/ Brian James O'Connell

Isolation Conversations w/ Ben & Jenn

Brian James O'Connell is a filmmaker, improviser, and all around great dude.  Ben & Jenn talk to BOC about sheltering in place in this weird time out in LA.  We also talk about how to find joy in Southern colloquialisms which means, especially for improvisers, that this was one heck of a rioting interview!


20 Apr 2020