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Wolf In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness

Emmy-Award winning composer, multi-platinum music producer, USC mindfulness teacher and author Richard "Wolfie" Wolf invites us to take a deep look at the special relationship between the worlds of music, meditation and mindfulness. “Wolf In Tune” shows how these connections can help musicians and music fans alike fend off the “Four Horseman of the Musical Apocalypse”: anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Wolf interviews artists, musicians, music executives, and mindfulness experts to discuss helpful coping mechanisms for high-stress lifestyles and how music can be a bridge to a more expansive awareness and a more harmonious way of life.

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#03 Meditating With The Glitch Mob - Justin Boreta

Justin Boreta is a founding member of the influential and iconic electronic group, The Glitch Mob. LA Weekly noted that they "have undoubtedly found the largest audience of any L.A. beat scene artist yet." Boreta explores the innate connections between music and mindfulness by creating songs out of recorded meditations, his latest project being a musical rendition of Alan Watt’s “Dream, Listen” meditation. Justin began his journey in meditation with TM, and from there became deeply interested in vipassana, or insight meditation. Justin discusses the importance of authenticity, and how learning to tell your own story is essential for a successful music career. He shares the wonders of the transformative moments found in silence, and how to restructure one’s relationship with pain. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @theglitchmob and @boreta, and view his work at http://boreta.net Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness"  https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

1hr 21mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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#05 Take 5/4 Mindfulness - Richard "Wolfie" Wolf

In this episode host Richard “Wolfie” Wolf encourages listeners to take advantage of the Holiday Season and New Year as an opportunity to foster a new habit of meditation or intensify an existing practice. He outlines how music has already tuned your headspace for mindfulness, talks about concentration in music and meditation and how in meditation it can morph into mindfulness, prioritizing practice in daily life and discovering the pleasures of peace. The podcast ends with a guided meditation.

17mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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#04 Tuning Your Natural Awareness - Diana Winston

In this episode, we talk with Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of “The Little Book of Being”. We discuss her time as a nun in a Burmese Buddhist monastery, the spectrum of different awareness practices, such as focused awareness, flexible awareness, investigative awareness, natural and pure awareness; the sound of silence, the art of deep listening, Leonard Cohen, and glimpse practices. We end with a guided listening meditation. http://www.dianawinston.com/ Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness"  https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm

1hr 3mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#13 - A Warped Tour Of Mental Hazards In The Music Industry - Kevin Lyman

Impresario of the longest running touring music festival in North America, The Vans Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman has always included a philanthropic element in his events. In this episode, Kevin and I discuss the music industry’s mental health crisis; the effects of life on tour; and the toxicity of boredom, drugs and social media. He also talks about his new ventures; teaching event production at USC, and his upcoming 320 Festival - a 3-day virtual event to spread awareness and discuss the importance of mental health. https://320festival.com/ Mental Health Resources: https://backline.care/ https://www.youarerad.org/ https://www.hftd.org/ Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness"  https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

41mins

1 May 2020

Rank #4

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#11 - A Musical Journey to Ramdass Reworks - East Forest

Wolf briefly addresses the Covid-19 pandemic, including Yuval Harari's (Sapiens) historical perspective, contemplative practice, the wisdom of insecurity and the hope that the lessons learned will empower climate change activism. Our guest fortuitously is the noted musician East Forest who is a leader in the field of wellness, using music, art, technology and consciousness to fuel his work as a public speaker, creative musician and retreat guide. In this episode we talk about his work with Ram Dass, his collaborative projects with tech and consciousness hacking, music as a bridge to meditative states, and the relationship between meditation and creativity. East Forest site: http://eastforest.org New meditation:  on all platforms including Spotify  https://open.spotify.com/album/0o3pXWtzwOp0IIUdvOOZmO?si=n8yKJfE3Ra2OM3SZ7Y742Q Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness"  https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

57mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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#10 - The Musical Mind Behind NBC's "THE VOICE" and "SONGLAND" - Clyde Lieberman

Clyde Lieberman is the 3 x Emmy Award Winning Supervising Producer of NBC's “The Voice”- the most watched Prime Time show of the last 10 years- and new music show "Songland". As Supervising Producer, Clyde is involved in the day to day production of every musical aspect of both shows. We are thrilled to be the platform for Clyde's first ever interview since becoming  Supervising Producer. Clyde started out in A&R and music publishing and he talks about his interactions with the Wu Tang Klan and The Roots, among others. In this episode we also discuss his management style and the guiding principles that influence his stewardship of  "The Voice" aka "the Zen of Clyde". He shares his perspective on the “The Art of Doing Nothing”, “The Power of No”, reluctant celebrities, record producer to TV producer, being true to your soul, modulating the ego, non-reactivity, consensus building and being a good listener.  Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness"  https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

1hr 22mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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#09 - An Epic Tour of Crazy Town - Bret "Epic" Mazur

Bret “Epic” Mazur is a record producer, and founder and frontman of rap rock group Crazy Town. In the early 90s, he and Wolf formed a successful production duo, “Wolf And Epic”, working on projects with Prince, Seal, The Rebirth of Cool, New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe. In this episode, Bret talks about life on the road with Crazy Town, the vagaries of the music business, the highs of performing and the seduction of substance addiction. He shares stories of hitting bottom and how he was able to overcome the pitfalls of rock notoriety with the help and encouragement of others and by learning the healthful practices of meditation, breathing exercises and managing the ego. Bret graciously shares some of his favorite meditation techniques as well as the benefits of his devoted gratitude practice. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

1hr 4mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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#08 - Mindset In A Box With Dr. Glenn Fox

Dr. Glenn Fox  is a neuroscientist and Director of The Performance Science Institute at The University of Southern California. In this episode we talk about his research into gratitude,mindfulness  and enthusiasm, optimal decision making, the science of emotions, the importance of fun in performing within a challenge state as it relates to all kinds of performance including sports, the biological effects of stress, the value of nervous energy, growth mindset vs. fixed mindset, the locus of control, handling rejection and self-efficacy.   http://glennrfox.com/ @glennrfox Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 

1hr 32mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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#07 Sedative Music & The Liquid Mind - Chuck Wild

Chuck Wild is a successful keyboard and synth player who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Missing Persons, and Paula Abdul. For the past 15 years he has been making meditation music under the name Liquid Mind. In this episode he and Wolf talk about perspective, anxiety and depression, cognitive distortions, affirmations, music therapy, conflict resolution, and how his skills as a musician helped build his meditation practice. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" by Richard "Wolfie" Wolf published by The Experiment

58mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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#06 A Billion Reasons Why-Eskmo

Eskmo is an electronic music producer and composer of hit shows Billions and 13 Reasons Why. In this episode Eskmo shares the journey of his musical career, from performing all across Europe to being asked to score for television. We go into the stressors of life on tour: isolation, neglected physical health, performance highs and imposter syndrome. He shares insights into his profound relationship with meditation and creative consciousness, his training in VIpassana, the benefits of his mindfulness and meditation practices, making healthy choices, writing music, and “not being a jerk”. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune  https://www.richardwolf.net/ Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 

1hr 22mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #10