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CANAAN PONDERS PODCAST

CANAAN PONDERS PODCAST

By Canaan Ponders Podcast
When real life can feel like the twilight zone, there’s so much one can ponder. Hosted by Canaan John Dewey

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S3 FINALE: "I'm Proud, Black &... Scared."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the mental trip that comes along with being proud within skin while pursuing aspirations in a world with a troubling racial past and still maintain the pursuit of happiness, in spite of.
43:19
April 13, 2021
S3 Ep 30: "The Pursuit of Style and Decoding Your Soul."
In this episode, Canaan ponders how we decode our soul through a lifetime of experiences and risk taking that often reflects in our outer world appearance or lifestyle aesthetics and how our choice of dress/style can translate a specific message to the world about who we are and how we see ourself.
35:03
April 12, 2021
S3 Ep 29: "The Post COVID Haze."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the somewhat lasting affects of post COVID life, how our routines may have permanently changed, the growing pains of those changes, acting career thoughts and what the future has in store for us.
31:21
April 12, 2021
S3 Ep 28: "The Power and Destruction of Blatant and Latent Misogyny"
In this episode, Canaan ponders how deeply rooted misogyny is within himself, culture, religion and most social conditioning around the world. 
31:08
April 10, 2021
S3 Ep 27: "To be, or not to be (Openly Gay in Hollywood), that is the question."
In this episode, Canaan ponders how open an actor can be about sexual orientation within the aspirations of success in Hollywood.
36:13
April 8, 2021
S3 Ep 26: "The Californian Bubble and My Teenage Angst."
In this episode, canaan ponders life in California and how it feels like we live in our own world, the American wealth gap and his teenage identity crisis and angst revisited.
31:01
March 28, 2021
S3 Ep 25: "Should Sex Work be Legal?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders what the world might be like if more of us embraced sex positivity and allowed humans to be human. 
24:58
March 27, 2021
S3 Ep 24: "Friday Night Chat" (w/ Lolita Lovekill)
In this episode of “Friday Night Chat" with Lolita Lovekill, Canaan ponders exposing TMI on social media, using fashion as a way to show ones self worth, how the people we spend time with most makes a difference in our life and a reason why men are so hostile towards women through history. Lolita Lovekill shares her perspective and ponders on varied topics with host Canaan John Dewey in this new bi-weekly series "Friday Night Chat".
01:38:02
March 27, 2021
S3 Ep 23: "Life, Grief and The Loss of Dad."
In this episode, Canaan ponders his life experience so far, the affects of grief and the reality of mortality that each of us face in our lifetime here on Earth. There's a memorial page for my Dad: www.JohnAlexRobinson.com
38:58
March 25, 2021
S3 Ep 22: "The Fear Of Success"
In this episode, Canaan ponders how a fear of 'SUCCESS' can paralyze us from even making our first attempt and what we can do to overcome that fear and have a more fulfilling creative experience on Earth.
26:26
March 23, 2021
S3 Ep 21: "Trigger Moments and The Creative Endeavor"
In this episode, Canaan ponders how triggering moments can influence the creative process and how the creative process can help us deal with our deep emotions and have less triggering moments in life.
38:20
March 21, 2021
S3 Ep 20: "The Challenge of Bias Micro-aggressions and The ISMs of Society."
In this episode, Canaan ponders how the isms of society are ingrained within certain cultures and how some may not realize their contribution to the overall problem until they are called on it.
30:51
March 21, 2021
S3 Ep 19: "12 Inches from Stardom."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the not so glamorous life of being an extra in Hollywood and its affect on personal ambition.
37:16
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 18: "The Anxiety of Overcoming Self-Doubt."
In this episode, Canaan ponders how self-doubt continues to hinder our lives and action steps we can all take to overcome self-doubt and have the life we truly deserve. 
24:05
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 17: "Vaccines vs. The American Diet: Are Both Trial & Error?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders the affects of the American diet and science of vaccines and prescription drugs.
24:30
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 16: "Science Vs. Spirituality."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the role the religion plays within society and if one should lean more onto science or abide by religious practice to enjoy a fulfilling life. 
33:17
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 15: "The American Prison System: Is it a Criminal Factory?" (w/ Lolita Lovekill)
In this episode, Canaan ponders whether the american prison system is rehabilitating or creating criminals. Many have called for the reforming of the entire system. Canaan has a talk with artist Lolita Lovekill (moniker), who is also former private prison employee and is finishing her Masters Degree about what happens on the inside and what needs to change.
01:17:22
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 14: "Will Freedom-of-Speech Unite or Divide Us?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders how freedom of speech can continue to unite the USA as a nation but also divide us at the same time because  fringe personal beliefs. 
30:18
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 13: "The People's Wallet/$GME vs. The Suits"
In this episode, Canaan ponders the future of money and wealth in America since the value of the dollar seems to be decreasing yearly.
36:57
March 18, 2021
S3 Ep 12: "The Sensuality, Vulnerability & Sexuality of Black Manhood"
In this episode, Canaan ponders manhood and the affects American life can have on self-worth and self-image as a gay person of color and the positive advantages of embracing ones natural beauty through naturism/nudism and recreational cannabis with special guest, International Naked Yoga + Tantra Coach Brandon Anthony of Los Angeles, CA.
01:25:29
March 13, 2021
S3 Ep 11: "Is There a Cultural Anxiety Towards Nudity?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders how society's shame on the nude body led to the discriminations we sometimes feel about ourselves.
25:39
March 12, 2021
S3 Ep 10: "My Redneck Romance Era."
In this episode, Canaan ponders if many of us choose partners of a different race based on the sexualization or fetishization of other cultures and races. Does sexual desire play a part in interracial couplings or is it a modern cultural conditioning? or... is it just genuine attraction?
30:60
March 6, 2021
S3 Ep 9: "The Man-Child Manifesto." (Sponsored by My Mild Mid-Life Crisis)
In this episode, Canaan ponders what it's like being a man, almost the age of 40, still conducting life as if he never grew up from High School/College years. Is it a mid-life crisis or is it the new conditioning of the American man?
28:55
March 6, 2021
S3 Ep 8: "Drugs, Conspiracy Theories, Fake News & Mental Health." (w/ Lolita Lovekill)
In this episode, Canaan ponders the affects that drug usage, conspiracy theories and misinformation has on our society in America with special guest Lolita Lovekill.
01:18:31
February 27, 2021
S3 Ep 7: "A Theory on Why People Cheat."
In this episode, Canaan ponders what makes men (or anyone really) want to cheat on their spouse.
28:53
February 20, 2021
S3 Ep 6: "Another Shameful Redux."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the effects of sexual shame from being gay and the many areas of life it can harm or sometime ‘enhance’.
28:22
February 20, 2021
S3 Ep 5: "Birth Chart Reading from Star Path Astrology" (w/ Erika Merriweather)
In this episode, Canaan ponders how affective astrology can be with helping us navigate our life and if there's any science behind it all. You'll hear an interview followed by birth chart reading for Canaan, read by Star Path Astrology reader Erika Merriweather, Actor and Astrologer based in Southern California. www.StarPathAstrology.com and @StarPathAstrology on social media,
01:26:44
February 13, 2021
S3 Ep 4: "Am I Black Enough... Yet?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders 'blackness' and its affects on identity and living as a black man living in America.
24:01
February 6, 2021
S3 Ep 3: "The Death to Mental Peace."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the effect of accumulating likes and the approval of others on one's mental stability.
28:04
January 30, 2021
S3 Ep 2: “The Blatancy of Misinformation on The Internet.”
In this episode, Canaan ponders the effect of misinformation in social media and the ‘war’ on science and education.
25:14
January 23, 2021
S3 Ep 1: “Rebirth of a Nation?”
In this episode, Canaan ponders the current state of America and what is possibly the re-rebirth of a nation.
24:14
January 16, 2021
Special Episode: "The 2020 Layover"
In this one episode, season 2 of 2020, Canaan ponders the craziness of 2020, the layover year to 2021. Season 3 begins January 2021.
26:30
December 27, 2020
The Phantom Season - Ep 9: "The Unicorn Negro/American History and The Tulsa Race Riot"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded from in November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
39:26
November 10, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 8: "Plastic is King and The Earth is Flat"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded from in November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
28:35
November 9, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 7: "The Quest for Stardom"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded from in November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
24:14
November 8, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 6: "The Moderation of Drugs"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded from in November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
22:56
November 7, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 5: "The King of Narcissists/The Season of the Introvert"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded between November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
37:34
November 6, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 4: "The Inferiority of My Imposter Syndrome"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded between November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
32:58
November 5, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 3: "My Existential Angst"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded between November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
29:22
November 4, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 2: "The Courage of Your Conviction"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded between November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released; they have not been fully re-listened to prior to release.
20:50
November 3, 2019
The Phantom Season - Ep 1: "Black Boy Charm"
The Phantom Season is made up of episodes recorded from in November and December 2019. These were originally meant for season 2. These are Pre-Covid episodes. These episodes have been blindly released and have not been fully re-listened to add a proper description.
23:44
November 2, 2019
S1 FINALE: "The Pressure of Excellence" w/ Antonius Da Great a.k.a Anthony Ryan Grant
S1 FINALE: "The Pressure of Excellence" w/ Antonius Da Great a.k.a Anthony Ryan Grant by Canaan John
01:16:55
June 16, 2019
S1 Ep 34: "Identity and Body Image." (w/ Dylan Thomas Cotter)
In this episode, Canaan ponders identity and body image and how it affects our mental stability with special guest Artist, Entrepreneur, Brand Ambassador and Transgender Activist Dylan Thomas Cotter (www.DylanThomasCotter.com
58:53
June 12, 2019
S1 Ep 33: "A Life of Discovery." w/ Krystal Hall
In this episode, Canaan ponders the wonders and impact that travel has on life and ambition with Special Guest Krystal Hall, Owner & Founder of LA Discovery Shop (IG: @ladiscoveryshop_candles) Order from LA Discovery Shop at www.ladiscoveryshop.com
01:24:05
June 8, 2019
S1 Ep 32: "The Lost Episodes."
In this episode, there are 6 lost episodes that didn't make the cut as a single "Canaan Ponders Podcast" episode. Only 2 new episodes for season 1.
01:22:18
June 2, 2019
S1 Ep 31: "Making Adult Friends."
In this episode, Canaan ponders adults friendships and how we can build them.
33:04
June 1, 2019
S1 Ep 30: "American Culture & The Influence of Film" w/ Kevin Williams
In this episode, Canaan ponders the influence of American culture and the influence film has on society with Kevin Williams, actor, writer, filmmaker, comedian, and director of "Beautifully.Love.Dark" & "Last Tonight".
03:37:19
May 26, 2019
S1 Ep 29: "A Mid-Life Crisis."
In this episode, canaan ponders the mid-life crisis and why it might not be so bad.
35:20
May 25, 2019
S1 Ep 28: "Gender.Race.Success. - The Great Juggling Act." w/ Courtney Nelms
In this episode, Canaan ponders inequalities that plague America and the world. Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor and Host Courtney Nelms shares her perspective on being a woman in this world, defying stereotype, and how to overcome the challenge, expectations and limitations of navigating a sometimes cruel world as a dark brown person.
01:55:28
May 18, 2019
S1 Ep 27: "The Expectation of Low Expectations."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the expectation in life to have low expectations to avoid disappointment.
21:30
May 18, 2019
S1 Ep 26: "A Teachers Voice." w/ Stacie McClam, JD, M.Ed.
In this Episode, Canaan ponders the sacrifice teachers make everyday to teach America's youth and why so many walk away from the profession. Author of "School Dismissed: Walking Away From Teaching", Filmmaker and Former Teacher, Stacie McClam joins in on a conversation about the state of the American education system and her personal experience as a grade school teacher for 10 years before beginning her career in entertainment.
01:00:00
May 12, 2019
S1 Ep 25: "The Vulnerability of Men."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the vulnerability of men or there lack of.
23:57
May 11, 2019
S1 Ep 24: "Queerness and Spirituality." w/ John E. Dewey
In this episode, Canaan ponders queerness and spirituality with special guest John E. Dewey. Listen to a conversation about what it's like being gay and spiritual and how religious expression can positively affect your life instead of the negative we see in some media.
57:58
May 5, 2019
S1 Ep 23: "Queerness & Suicide."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the affects of mental illness and suicide on LGBTQ+ youth and adults.
38:03
May 4, 2019
S1 Ep 22: "Life of An Influencer." w/ Destiny Godley
In this episode, Canaan the ponders what it takes to be a successful influencer. From dating to brand collaborations, other influencers influence to just getting started, with 65 Million+ YouTube Views, 300k+ Subscribers and 55K followers on Instagram, Online Beauty and Fitness Guru Destiny Godley gives insight on the highs and lows of building a personal brand and what it's like for the life of an influencer.
01:38:16
April 28, 2019
S1 Ep 21: "Flaky Acquaintances."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the affects of getting ghosted and friends/acquaintances who flake.
11:31
April 26, 2019
S1 Ep 20: "The Creative Process." w/ Eddie Tyclus
In this episode, Canaan ponders the creative process and how one comes to create some of the most heartfelt and influential works of art and writing with Eddie Tyclus Robinson @EddieTyclus, a Film & TV writer, actor and singer/songwriter . You'll also hear the premiere of new song "Blacklight" from the upcoming album "Fictional Life" by Eddie Tyclus.
56:02
April 20, 2019
S1 Ep 19: "Cultural Appropriation."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the good and the bad effects of cultural appropriation.
11:50
April 20, 2019
S1 Ep 18: "Political Correctness."
In this episode, Canaan ponders political correctness and how it hinders and helps with meeting new people.
20:16
April 6, 2019
S1 Ep 17: "Global Warming and The Dirty Planet."
In this episode, Canaan ponders global warming and the human footprint we are leaving behind creating a dirty planet.
11:38
March 29, 2019
S1 Ep 16: "Toxic Relationships."
In this episode, Canaan ponders how toxic relationships effect happiness.
10:28
March 25, 2019
S1 Ep 15: "America Now."
In this episode, Canaan ponders America Now and what it truly like to live in the United States today with all the isms and underlying animosity.
32:53
March 17, 2019
S1 Ep 14: "Toxic Masculinity."
In this episode, Canaan ponders toxic masculinity and the effect it has on culture.
26:09
March 14, 2019
S1 Ep 13: "Self-Doubt & Social Media
In this episode, Canaan ponders the effects of social media on motivation and how it can at times cause self-doubt.
21:09
March 4, 2019
S1 Ep 12: "A Bad Education."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the long term affects of a bad eduction of american youth.
21:56
February 24, 2019
S1 Ep 11: "Latent Prejudice."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the how prejudice and racism shows up subconciously in everyday actions and decision making.
27:39
February 17, 2019
S1 Ep 10: "The Standards of Beauty."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the standards of beauty set by American advertisers.
23:20
February 10, 2019
S1 Ep 9: "A World Without Shame."
In this episode, Canaan ponders the different ways shame shows up in our lives and how the world might look without it.
22:18
February 3, 2019
S1 Ep 8: "The Sincerest Form of Flattery."
In this episode, Canaan ponders aloud the process of imitating others and how it can make you successful.
13:57
January 27, 2019
S1 Ep 7: "Laziness."
In this episode, Canaan ponders aloud laziness. Are we truly lazy at times or is it something else. Listen to how he compares what drives us to be lazy at certain points in our life.
14:19
January 20, 2019
S1 Ep 6: "Doubt."
In this episode, Canaan ponders doubt and how it could possibly keep him from accomplishing his goals. He talks about what he does to overcome doubt and make things happen.
14:06
January 13, 2019
S1 Ep 5: "Fears."
In this episode, Canaan ponders aloud his fears and how they can hinder him and sometimes help him live a fuller life.
15:39
January 6, 2019
S1 Ep 4: "Why Acting?"
In this episode, Canaan ponders his journey towards becoming a working actor in Los Angeles. Listen as he describes what he has been through so far with auditions, roles and more.
21:22
December 30, 2018
S1 Ep 3: "The Life of a Lone Wolf."
In this episode, Canaan talks about the life of a lone wolf. He ponders how he (and possibly you) become an introvert in his personal life and what attracts an individual to spend much of their spare time in solitude.
12:21
December 22, 2018
S1 Ep 2: "Stereotypes."
In this episode, Canaan talks about the good and bad when it comes to stereotypes and how it affects career, love and life.
08:33
December 19, 2018
S1 Ep 1: "The Next Move."
This is the "Canaan Ponders..." podcast with Canaan John. In this episode, Canaan talks about the pressures that surrounds decision making and the inevitable next move we all have to make when it comes to our careers, love lives and life. He sets up the foundation to start sharing his (sometimes) aimless pondering in the next episode.
07:14
December 17, 2018
December 16, 2018
00:24
December 16, 2018