Love Extremist Radio

Love Extremist Radio

By Ethan Lipsitz
Every human needs love and acceptance to survive, yet we all seem to have a different definition of what love actually is. This podcast seeks to explore various definitions of love through storytelling and conversations with visionary thinkers, artists, activists, leaders and explorers. We will investigate love through 3 frames: love of self, love in partnership and love in the collective and these episodes will seek to uncover important nuggets of love that will spread into the radio waves and beyond.
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Ashley Byrne - PETA, Animal Liberation and The Case For Plant Based Life
Sign up for the Love Extremist Liberation Challenge Today! - http://www.extremist.love/liberation-challenge Ashley Byrne has been on the front lines of many provocative and highly effective animal rights campaigns as a communications director at PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals).  In this episode Ethan and Ashely discuss how she became an activist and some of the challenges she has faced and overcome.  PETA takes what many would call an 'extremist' approach to Animal Rights and Ashely explains the framework and basis for their important work.   Learn more about PETA at www.peta.org and https://www.instagram.com/peta/ Find Ashley on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashlovesmongo and Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/ashlovesmongo Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:15:45
February 17, 2020
Justin Michael Williams - Staying Woke in 2020
Join the Love Extremist Liberation Challenge at www.extremist.love/liberation-challenge Justin Michael Williams is an author, speaker and recording artist who is bringing meditation and mindfulness to underserved communities across the country.  This episode delves into Justin's discovery and study of meditation as a path for personal and collective transformation.  The discussion goes into unpacking the propaganda around mindfulness, meditation and how to awaken to life purpose and uncovering your inner guru by discovering what you truly need. Follow Justin and order his new book Stay Woke at www.staywokegiveback.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/wejustwill Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:09:34
February 10, 2020
Michelle Pellizzon Part 3 - Cultivating a Healthy Relationship and Committing to the Future
Take the Love Extremist Liberation Challenge at http://www.extremist.love/liberation-challenge Ethan and Michelle have been together since the beginning of Love Extremist Radio.  In this third recorded conversation the couple talk about their commitment to life long partnership, exploring where to plant roots and some of the challenges and revelations that have come up over the previous months.  This simple practice of recorded relationship check-ins has been an instrumental part of Ethan and Michelle's love story and we're happy to share it with you.   Find Michelle at http://www.holisticism.com and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/betterbymichelle Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:12:59
February 3, 2020
Ginger Q - Making Art That Confronts Gender and LatinX Identity
Ginger Q is a multi-disciplinary artist who's work challenges societal norms.  She uses a range of materials and mediums including neon and performance to express messages that relate to body image, immigration, sexuality, gender and politics.  In this episode Ethan and Ginger explore her work as it relates to her personal life experience as an immigrant and woman in Los Angeles.   Find Ginger at https://ginger-q.com/ and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ginger_q_/ Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:01:03
January 27, 2020
Jim George - On Living A Life of Stillness
Jim George is a Stillness coach and practitioner who supports individuals in finding peace and ultimately love by dropping their personal story and becoming present.  In this episode Jim takes Ethan through a powerful stillness practice and they explore the effects and challenges of bringing stillness to all people.   Find Jim at http://www.still.life Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:01:05
January 20, 2020
Erica Williams Simon - Continually Finding a New, Purposeful Life
In this episode Erica and Ethan delve into an expansive conversation on Erica's life growing up in Church, getting into politics and Democratic advocacy, working in journalism and media, running a creator studio at Snapchat and now returning to a life dedicated to spiritual growth and leadership.  Erica's unique story, confronting her father's death at an early age, and stepping into leadership as an activist, host, founder and writer has shaped her unique worldview on love, spirituality and the power of media and attention to incite change.   Find Erica at https://www.ericawilliams.com/ on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/missewill/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/missewill Find Ethan at https://www.extremist.love/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz/
1:02:57
January 13, 2020
Josh Hurand - Facing a Cancer Prognosis and Choosing To Thrive
In this episode Ethan and Josh met in a mall parking lot in Orange County to talk about Josh's dis-ease process with Metastatic Prostate Cancer, how he's living through it and the projects that he is bringing to life as a therapist and poet.  Confronting a challenging prognosis comes with a series of unexpected emotions and experiences which both Ethan and Josh know and explore in this intimate conversation on family, living and loving with more depth in the face of unexpected challenges.   Find Josh at http://www.strategichealing.com and on Instagram at https://www.Instagram.com/strategichealingllc Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:01:05
January 6, 2020
Maryam Ajayi - From Republican Lobbying to Decolonizing Wellness
In this episode Ethan and Maryam talk about how her life has evolved from conservative politics to tech startups and now wellness and social justice.  The conversation dives into the affects of Patriarchy and Racism on our organizational leadership structures regardless of gender or race and how we can begin to dismantle these oppressive structures from the inside and out.  Ultimately we come back to wellness practices like reiki and breath as a way to re-center ourselves individually and connect with our collective humanity. Find Maryam at https://www.maryamajayi.com and on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/maryamajayi and https://www.instagram.com/in.dagba Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love and on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz   
1:08:55
December 30, 2019
Phil America - Destroying Borders With Art Outside The 'Gallery'
Phil is a performance artist, activist, teacher and documentarian who's work challenges the concept of borders and boundaries - inviting communities to engage with experiences beyond their own and pushing them to ask difficult questions about belonging and control.  In this episode Ethan and Phil discuss his Unauthorized Gallery series as a series of investigations and learnings from living amongst Transit Graffiti Artists, in Thai and Burmese slums, being incarcerated, living with houseless populations in California and with Berber Nomads in North Africa.  Phil has a breadth of perspectives on love, art and activism that he shares from his life abroad, immersed in cultures beyond his origin and close to home.    Find Phil at http://www.philamerica.com and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/philamerica Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:00:50
December 23, 2019
Julie Pilat - The Power of Recognizing and Giving Our Gifts
Julie is a music executive, community leader and host of the podcast 'The Idea Fountain'.  In this episode she speaks to Ethan about her history in music as a hip hop DJ in Seattle in the 90s, the importance of giving time instead of just money and how she dedicates her energy to mentorship and giving back.   Find Julie at The Idea Fountain on your favorite podcast network Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:05:21
December 16, 2019
Serge Bandura - Rebellion and Yoga
Serge is a multi - disciplinary artist and yoga practitioner who is committed to community building with music, movement and mindfulness practices.  In this episode Ethan and Serge discuss their shared hometown experiences skateboarding and making art around Boston and how Serge's move to the West coast created a dynamic relationship with 'hippie' culture, activism and new age spirituality.  Serge has become a powerful leader in Southern California as a yoga instructor, artist and aspiring white male ally and his perspectives on love, activism, appropriation and inclusion are profound.   Find Serge on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sergebandura where you'll see links to all his musical, yogic and communal projects which include Earthtones Music, Light + Space Yoga Studio in Ojai and Shivakali Yoga School. Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
50:17
December 9, 2019
Robi Smiles - Traveling The World Collecting Smiles
Robi Smiles is a photographer who has built a movement called 'Collecting Smiles', traveling the world photographing people holding his hand made 'Robi' doll and smiling.  In this episode Ethan and Robi talk about how he began his mission and found his purpose exploring love and human connection through the simple generosity of a smile, one of the most universal symbols of connection.   Find Robi on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/robismiles/ and http://www.collectingsmiles.org Find Ethan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz and http://www.extremist.love
52:58
December 2, 2019
Shira Erlichman - Ode-ing the Unodeable: a Poet’s Journey Through Mental Illness
Shira Erlichman is a multi-disciplinary artist and teacher who recently released her latest book of poems 'Odes to Lithium' about her experience living with Bipolar Disorder.  She is also a long time childhood friend of Ethan's having met at the same alternative public high school in Brookline, Massachusetts.  In this episode Ethan and Shira discuss her experiences with Bipolar, her journey as a multi-disciplinary artist and how she engages with love through her work and in her daily life in New York. Find Shira at https://www.officialshira.com/ on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sheer_awe/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sheer_awe Find Ethan at https://www.extremist.love/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz/   
56:54
November 25, 2019
Lyonzo Vargas - Philly's Glbl Vllg Built on Love and Community
Lyonzo Vargas is a co-founder of GLBL VLLG, a community that celebrates co-creativity with monthly Jams - "the only concert where the audience is the headliner”.  Lyonzo and his team are focused on bringing wellness and wellbeing to communities of color around the world.   In this episode Ethan and Lyonzo explore how love has shown up for him in his life and how he came to build a massive co-creative project rooted in community empowerment and art.   Find Lyonzo on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lyonzo_/ and at www.glblvllg.com Find Ethan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz and at www.extremist.love
54:31
November 18, 2019
Chuck Ellis - On Making Music Collaboratively, Visual Art and Being Inspired by Robin Williams
In this episode Ethan and Chuck dive into the love shared in making music with other talented artists.  They dive into themes of loss, intimacy, the power of painting as a healing modality and  cultivating love in the everyday.  This is a wide ranging conversation with lots of interwoven themes and messages. Find Chuck on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chuckxellis/ Follow Chuck on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2s78RXMiOVm0DYyFtuu3gm?si=wF6kCqllQPuwgUa2lAqbiA Find Ethan at www.Extremist.Love and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:01:30
November 11, 2019
Caroline Rothstein - Trauma, Art and Divine, Soulful Love
Caroline is a poet, journalist and teacher who shares her powerful work on self-love, oppression, trauma and being in communication with our individual and collective divinity.   "When we are taking our pain and transforming it into art we are putting the world back together so that it can vibrate and exist as its truest form of love."   Join Ethan and Caroline in a profound exploration around how they confront 'darkness vs. light, separateness vs. wholeness'. Find Caroline on her website https://www.carolinerothstein.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/cerothstein Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carolinerothstein Find Ethan at http://www.extremist.love Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz #2 IG www.instagram.com/loveextremist  
1:01:56
November 4, 2019
Amberella - Loving Yourself Through Public Art
Amberella is a mixed media and street artist known for her wheat pasted messages of love and empowerment blasted across American cities.  In this episode Ethan and Amberella discuss how her work reflects personal challenges and lessons she's going through and how her life can become inspiration for others.  From self-love to the collective, Amberella's ability to take hugely personal messages and share them out in the world is truly unique.   Find Amberella online and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
53:15
October 28, 2019
Teri and Matthew Pohlson Part 2 - A Mother's Love Through Her Son's Near Death
In our second conversation, Matt Pohlson (CEO and Co-Founder of Omaze) invites his mother Teri to share her experience as a mother supporting him and her entire family as Matt navigated a near death surgery, coma and proceeding hospitalization.   Teri's perspective on love, humor and the value of community shines through in this intimate conversation.   Find Matt at http://www.Omaze.com and at https://www.instagram.com/mattpohlson/ Find Ethan at http://www.Extremist.Love and at https://www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz/
1:12:12
October 21, 2019
Matthew Pohlson Part 1 - Dying and Coming Back With Love
In this episode Ethan speaks with Matthew Pohlson, co-founder and CEO of Omaze, as he shares his incredible story getting so sick in the hospital that he lost his heartbeat for 4 minutes and went into a coma.  His miraculous story of recovery and health can only be articulated as acts of extreme love through his family and community as he battled for his life.  Hear this incredible story and learn about the lessons Matthew gained through his journey. Find Matthew at Omaze and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
52:12
October 14, 2019
Amy Tai - The Path to Human Liberation is Avoiding Climate Catastrophe
Amy Tai is a single mom, Suzuki violin teacher, climate activist, peer counseling teacher, settler on Indigenous lands and immigrant to this country. She is fiercely passionate about and committed to human liberation and doing everything possible to avoid climate catastrophe, which she sees as totally interconnected.  Ethan and Amy had a deep conversation about how she shows up in the world and her perspectives on love as a mother, activist, counselor and teacher.   Contact Amy via Ethan Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram
1:12:06
October 7, 2019
Jesse Israel - Remembering The Love That is Always Here
Jesse Israel, founder of The Big Quiet, leads mass meditations throughout the country.  In his quest to bring meditation to more people, Jesse shares his many perspectives on love, leadership and compassion as it relates to the self, relationships and communities.  Jesse reminds us that Love is something we need to keep remembering as it's always here and too easy to forget.  The discussion goes into negativity bias, the interconnectedness of humanity and the power of storytelling to move people.   Find Jesse at The Big Quiet on Tour in October throughout the USA and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram If you like this podcast please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts.  
1:01:18
September 30, 2019
Cassandra Lopez - On Young Love, Growing Up and Leaving Home
Cassandra Lopez is an 18 year old student at Temple University in Philadelphia.  Ethan and Cassandra met in the summer before her Freshman year and she asked him a series of insightful questions about love, relationships and the shift from family love into adulthood.  Her youthful perspective sheds light on what interests her about love and where she's growing and learning.  The conversation also highlights where Ethan is still studying and exploring how we engage with love in partnership and beyond. Find Cassandra on Instagram and Listen to Her Podcast It Be Like That Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:09:03
September 23, 2019
Alex Cook - The Power of Murals and Visual Art that Unites Community
Alex Cook is a Boston based musician, painter and muralist who has painted over 180 murals around the world using uplifting language like 'You Are Loved' and 'You Can Do It'.  In this episode Ethan and Alex talk about his background as an artist, how he discovered the power of murals to spread important messages and the expansive effects of the 'You Are Loved' series.   Find Alex online on his artist website Stonebalancer.com See his murals at Youarelovedmurals.com Listen to his music at Alexcookmusic.com Find Ethan at extremist.love and on instagram
1:05:12
September 16, 2019
Dr. Sara Nasserzardeh - What Does a Healthy Relationship Actually Look Like?
Love in partnership is an enigma for so many people on the planet.  Dr. Sara Nasserzardeh has made relational love her life's work, studying how couples engage across cultures and countries and supporting couples as a therapist and major world institutions as an advisor.  In this conversation Ethan and Dr. Sara discuss the ingredients of healthy relationships and how couples thrive in loving partnership.  Take the Relationship Panoramic Test Find Dr. Nasserzardeh on her website, Twitter and Instagram Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram
1:11:23
September 9, 2019
Season 2 Introduction - Brittany Zion Estrada - Can We Take Love Seriously?
In the first episode of Season Two of Love Extremist Radio, Ethan speaks with his friend and fellow Love Extremist Brittany Zion Estrada about the challenges and opportunities to take love seriously when it is so often informed by our traumas.  As an artist, teacher, producer and cultural commentator, Estrada offers her optimism alongside critiques of how love is expressed or avoided in our society and ourselves.   Listen to her sad love song, Please Be Mine by Molly Burch here Read her recommendations: Conscious Loving - Gay Hendricks PhD & Kathlyn Hendricks PhD Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown All About Love - Bell Hooks Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi This critical perspective will be an important theme in Season Two as we dive deeper into what gets in the way of love in our personal and collective experience. Find Brittany at BrittanyZionEstrada.com and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:04:43
September 3, 2019
Season 1 Finale with Louise Lipsitz, Ethan's Mom
After 33 episodes, season 1 of Love Extremist Radio comes to a close.  Ethan and his mom Louise talk about the genesis of the podcast, lessons learned and how Ethan is spreading love in his life beyond this show.  Thanks to all who have shared, commented and rated this podcast.  Please continue to spread the word and the love amongst your communities!   Find Ethan on Instagram @ethanlipsitz  Order Pins, Learn More and Sign Up for Email Updates at www.extremist.love Learn more about The Outernet at www.welcometotheouter.net and on Instagram
37:19
July 1, 2019
Dan Doty - On Men Loving Men with Evryman
In this episode Ethan connects with Dan Doty, Co-Founder and visionary of Evryman, a platform that connects men to their loved ones, their life's work and themselves.  Dan and Ethan discuss how many men desire connection and deep, platonic love amongst other men and this practice can lead to immense healing of themselves and the planet.  They also explore how Dan's relationships with his father, his kids and his wife have evolved as he's gone deeper into working with other men and facilitating mens groups.   Find Dan at Evryman and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.love and on Instagram 
1:07:05
June 24, 2019
Michelle Pellizzon - The Love of My Life
Michelle and Ethan have been partners for almost a year, as a follow up episode from 2018, the duo explores their challenges, fears and practices around cultivating a loving relationship and stepping into a new phase of life in sharing a house together.  Michelle imparts her wisdom around open communication, especially as it relates to what's most important and how she trusts her intuition as a partner and in loving herself.  Ethan shares his perspective on living a long life with brain cancer and facing new obstacles as he steps into interdependency. with Michelle.   Find Michelle at Holisticism and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:23:08
June 17, 2019
Maceo Paisley - On Violence, Time and Living A Creative Life
In this episode Ethan speaks to friend and co-conspirator Maceo Paisley about his work as an artist and performer, the relationship between human potential and planetary love, fluidity of gender roles and perspectives and how his perspective on violence shifted after going to war.  Maceo's is a renaissance man with a diverse background and broad range of interests.  He's currently on tour promoting his new book Tao of Maceo alongside a performance piece titled 'Dynamite'.  Find Maceo Online and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram 
1:04:28
June 10, 2019
Alex Rosenberg - Loving the Planet Through Traumatic Injury
Alex Rosenberg is an environmental activist, father and world explorer who recently became quadriplegic after suffering a traumatic spinal injury.  In this episode Ethan and Alex discuss his life experiences with circular, regenerative economic and permaculture systems, the climate crisis, alternative community and how he experiences love through disability.   Find Alex on Instagram  Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram
1:04:27
June 3, 2019
August McLaughlin - Sex Heals
Ethan speaks with Girl Boner Radio and Publication writer August McLaughlin about her exploration of sex and body positivity influenced by purity culture and how she healed past trauma by exploring her sexuality.  The conversation dives into sex as a lens through which love can be explored in setting and pushing boundaries, personal empowerment and physical healing.   Find August at augustmclaughlin.com and on Instagram Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram
1:06:52
May 27, 2019
Alejandra Campoverdi - Self-Loving Through a Preventative Mastectomy
Alejandra Campoverdi underwent a preventative mastectomy after taking a genetic test and getting a positive result for the BRCA2 gene mutation.  She later learned cancer was already growing in her breasts before they were removed.  Ethan and Alejandra talk about their experiences with disease, self advocacy and healing through trauma as well as her work bringing genetic testing to people of color and underserved communities.  This conversation explores how our relationship to love evolves as we face our own mortality.   Find Alejandra at wellwomancoalition.com and on Instagram Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram
1:06:25
May 20, 2019
Mandana Shirazi - Human Energy Healing
Mandana Shirazi was born as the last successor to an old lineage of energy healers.  Ethan has been working with her remotely to eradicate all traces of cancer from his body.  In this episode Ethan and Mandana meet face to face for the first time to discuss the power of love and our life force energy to heal our bodies and our planet of dis-ease and disease. Find Mandana at www.miraclehealinglightcenter.com   Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and on Instagram
54:59
May 13, 2019
Kyle Sawyer - Dismantling Our Binary Worldview
In this profound conversation about privilege, allyship and love, Ethan (he/him) speaks to Kyle Sawyer (they/them) about how we can shift our binary worldview into something more open, fluid and accessible to all people.  They discuss The Active-Ally Model that Kyle teaches in workshops throughout the country, the fear of death as a baseline for love and scarcity amongst those in power and how those with power and privilege can dismantle the walls they've built to create a more loving, equitable world.   Please listen, share, comment and review! Find Kyle at buildingallies.org & ksawyer@buildingallies.org Or on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter Find Ethan at extremist.love and on Instagram
1:04:11
May 6, 2019
Jamila Dawson - Living the Erotic
Jamila Dawson, MA, LMFT is a sex therapist, pleasure activist, and speaker.  She focuses on breaking down sexual stigma in order to design relationships that center imagination, connection, and liberation.  In this episode Ethan and Jamila explore how the erotic, sensual nature of life can stimulate love in individuals, partnerships and communities and how we can learn from sex positivity to change culture for the better. Find Jamila on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Jamila Dawson.com Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram   
1:03:50
April 29, 2019
Perry Shai - Poetry as a Path to Extroversion
Perry Shai is a 27 year old poet, artist and community leader.  Her work explores love, intimacy, being a queer woman of color and her life in LA which can be seen on YouTube, Instagram and throughout Los Angeles.  In this episode Ethan and Perry discuss love as a catalyst for creating art, her family as inspiration and her process of moving from being an introvert to extrovert.   Find Perry on Instagram and Youtube Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:06:00
April 22, 2019
Poetic Love as Activism with In-Q
In-Q is a world renown spoken word artist and lyricist from Santa Monica, CA.  He uses poetry and language to tell personal and universal stories.  In this episode Ethan speaks to In-Q about the intersection of Art, Romance and Activism (both personal and public).  They also dig into self-love practice and healing through meditation and working with alternative practitioners. Find In-Q at In-Q.com and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:05:15
April 15, 2019
Confronting Hate With Art - Genesis Be
Genesis Be is an activist and artist who uses poetry, painting and media to confront tribal identity, tradition and political issues.  She's been a vocal advocate for taking the confederate symbol off the state flag of Mississippi.  In this episode Ethan and Genesis Be discuss cultural tradition, local identity and confronting hate with art.   Find Genesis Be at https://peoplenotthings.com and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
57:45
April 8, 2019
Friends Standing Up For A Better World - Mike De La Rocha & Mark Gonzales
Mike and Mark are vocal LatinX activists, organizers, writers and artists driving cultural and political movements forward with their powerful work from Prison Policy Reform to Poetry.  They are also best friends and have supported each other as friends and collaborators for almost 20 years.  In this episode Ethan, Mike and Mark talk about unifying disparate groups, the importance of cultural identity and generational wisdom and their perspective on the changing role of men in positions of leadership. Find Mike at Revolve Impact and on Instagram Find Mark at Garden of the Beloved and Wage Beauty Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram
1:03:52
April 1, 2019
Lenéa Sims - Inner Play Making Personal Work Fun
Lenéa Sims is an energy expert, artist, healer, self-proclaimed Queen of Doodads, and the founder of Inner Play.  In this episode Ethan and Lenéa speak about how to not take personal development so seriously and her personal love story that has informed how she views love beyond partnership.   Find Lenéa at innerplay.fun and on instagram Find Ethan at extremist.love and on instagram
55:12
March 25, 2019
Brian Donovan - Overcoming Co-Dependence and Supporting Dreams
Brian is an accomplished Actor, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Repertory Theatre and the Writer/Director of Kelly's Hollywood, a film about his quest to fulfill his disabled sister’s Hollywood dreams.  On this episode Ethan and Brian discuss life living the Hollywood dream from the 90s until today, the joys and challenges of being someone's hero and the incredible love lessons and stories he's experienced through his sister, family and community.   Find Brian on Instagram Watch Kelly’s Hollywood And follow along on Facebook and Twitter Find Ethan on Instagram Follow Extremist Love Learn more at www.extremist.love 
1:08:26
March 18, 2019
Soren Eilertsen - Finding Love in American Business
Soren Eilertsen, Ph.D., is a teacher, executive leader and coach who helps build successful and enduring businesses that make our world a better place.  In this episode of Love Extremist Radio Ethan interviews Soren about businesses and practices that engage loving principles to serve the planet, serve their employees and serve shareholders.   Find Soren at kollnergroup.com Find Ethan at extremist.love and on instagram If you like this podcast please share, comment and rate us on whatever platform you use.   #loveextremist
1:00:27
March 11, 2019
Best Friends From High School - Grant Cavanaugh Interviews Ethan Lipsitz
Grant is Ethan's best high school friend.  He came to Los Angeles to interview Ethan about how he became a love extremist, his experiences with brain cancer and the backstory of their friendship.  This episode offers a rare glimpse into the perspectives of two long-time friends who don't often speak about the deep stuff.   Find Grant on LinkedIn Find Ethan at Extremist Love and Instagram
1:06:44
March 4, 2019
Richie Reseda - Dismantling Patriarchy from Jail
Richie is an activist, artist and organizer who co-founded Initiate Justice to change political policy on behalf of incarcerated individuals and their families.  Richie also founded Question Culture as a platform to shift our relationship with toxic masculinity and patriarchy.  Richie brought this important work to fellow inmates while in prison which caught the attention of CNN with The Feminist on Cell Block Y. In this episode Ethan and Richie discuss the oppression of patriarchy, the omnipresent power of love even in the most challenging spaces like prison and the important work of Initiate Justice. Find Richie at initiatejustice.org, questionculture.com and on instagram Find Ethan at extremist.love and on instagram
59:22
February 25, 2019
Tia Oso
Tia Oso is an L.A. based transformational speaker, trainer and strategist with over 10 years of experience leading social justice campaigns.  Tia brought #BlackLivesMatter to the forefront of the 2016 U.S. Presidential race when she led the historic #SayHerName action disrupting the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall.   In this episode Ethan and Tia discuss her experience of love in community growing up in Unincorporated Mesa, Arizona and the intersection of social media and call out culture as it relates to love and activism.   Find Tia at Tiaoso.net, on Twitter and on Instagram Find Ethan at Extremist.Love and on Instagram  
1:00:02
February 18, 2019
Brother Cidkyee Williams
Brother Cidkyee Williams is a spiritual teacher, a healer, a father, a founder and a Veteran.  He shares his story growing up in South Chicago, going to war and learning to love as a partner and a teacher from a very young age. Find Cid at http://cidwilliams.com/ Find Ethan on Instagram and at Extremist Love
1:00:49
February 11, 2019
Julie Hovsepian
Julie is a master teacher with guided light healing with years of experience in energetic healings and intuitive guidance.  In this episode Julie speaks to Ethan about her path to leaving the music industry to pursue her calling as an intuitive guide.  They discuss self-love practice and various approaches to healing oneself and the world.   Find Julie at www.inagoldenstate.com and www.instagram.com/juliehov Find Ethan at www.extremist.love and www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
1:00:00
February 4, 2019
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller is the lead singer of the band Guster, host of Vermont PBS’ “Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller” and “Bardo", composer on a slew of rad films (Safety Not Guaranteed, In A World, Kings Of Summer, Tig, Fundamentals Of Caring), bon vivant and Xiao Long Boa aficionado.  He is also handsome in low light.  Ethan and Ryan get into the love that comes with a cult following, being a father and growing up with one foot on either side of the internet.
58:32
January 28, 2019
Alua Arthur
Alua Arthur is a death doula, attorney, and the founder of Going with Grace, an end of life planning organization that exists to support people as they answer the question 'What must I do to be at peace with myself so that I may live presently and die peacefully?'  This episode dives into the many ways that confronting our mortality can deepen our connection to love and living while we're alive.   Find Alua at: www.goingwithgrace.com www.instagram.com/going_with_grace Find Ethan at: www.extremist.love www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz
59:21
January 21, 2019
Janice Griffith
Janice Griffith is an adult film performer, writer, and activist. Her work focuses on the sex positivity, self-love, and the destigmatization of sex work through an emphasis on healthy sexuality, communication, and intersectional feminism. She loves to love.  In this episode of Love Extremist Radio Ethan and Janice discuss how love shows up in the adult film industry and in her personal experiences beyond her profession.   Follow Janice on Instagram at www.instagram.com/rejaniced Follow Ethan at www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz and learn more about being a Love Extremist at www.extremist.love
1:07:40
January 14, 2019
Ryland Engelhart
Ryland Engelhart is the Mission Fulfillment Officer and co-owner of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre. He is a co-founder of Kiss The Ground, a non-profit that educates and advocates about the connection between soil, human, and planetary health. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, transformational documentary film, “May I Be Frank.” He is an entrepreneur and activist, using his restaurants as a platform to inspire more "gratitude" into our culture. He speaks on sacred commerce, tools for building community, and regeneration. Ethan and Ryland discuss how intentional loving practices and principles can support the workplace and our planet. Find Ryland at www.cafegratitude.com
54:40
January 7, 2019
Susan Goldberg
Ethan speaks to Rabbi Susan Goldberg about her experiences with love as a religious leader, activist, mother and fellow human going through her own healing journey.  Her insights on love in community through the lens of religion and activism and her own personal experience with healing and family are profound and provide powerful examples for how we approach love in our lives. Find Rabbi Susan at Wilshire Blvd Temple in Los Angeles and her bi-monthly Nefesh service: https://legacy.wbtla.org/nefesh
59:32
December 31, 2018
Cooper Bates
In this episode Ethan speaks with Cooper Bates, Performer, Playwright, Director and Hint Mint Co-Founder about his perspectives on love.  Cooper shares his varied experiences as a community leader, artist, parent and a young African American growing up in Kansas. Find Cooper at http://www.cooperbatesphotography.com/ and http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4990
59:43
December 24, 2018
Michelle Pellizzon
Michelle is an LA based entrepreneur, visionary leader and founder of Holisticism.com, she is also exploring a loving partnership with Ethan, the host of Love Extremist Radio. In this episode Michelle and Ethan interview each other about their story, their beliefs about partnership and love and how they want to express their budding romance. Find Michelle on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/holisticism and www.instagram.com/betterbymichelle Find Ethan on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz and at www.extremist.love
1:00:00
December 17, 2018
Robert Egger
Robert Egger is a non profit innovator and national leader changing the way we source, make and serve food for those in need. In this conversation Ethan and Robert discuss Robert's start in the non-profit world, his relationship with music and art as a former nightclub entrepreneur and where he finds love throughout the world and in Los Angeles. Find Robert at https://www.fuckingshitup.net/ and on instagram @robertegger
59:36
December 10, 2018
Madame Gandhi
Madame (Kiran) Gandhi is a musician, activist, speaker and 4th Wave Feminist leader. She speaks with Ethan about self love, her upbringing, 4th Wave Feminism, new relationships and the loving connection between her life as an artist and her community. You can find her at www.madamegandhi.com and on instagram @madamegandhi Join the Love Extremist movement, follow, comment on and share this podcast! www.extremist.love #loveextremist @ethanlipsitz
1:00:25
December 3, 2018
Dr. Maytha Alhassen
Dr. Maytha Alhassen is a Syrian-American artist, scholar, activist, journalist and healer who shares her journey to self-love and how she finds and nurtures collective love in and through her work. You can find her at www.mayalhassen.com and on instagram @maythaalhassen Join the Love Extremist movement, follow, comment on and share this podcast! www.extremist.love #loveextremist @ethanlipsitz
1:02:18
November 26, 2018
Mom and Ethan's Introduction: Love Extremist Radio
In this introductory episode Louise Lipsitz interviews her son Ethan, host of Love Extremist Radio, about his story, how he defines love and why he's doing this podcast. Find Ethan at www.instagram.com/ethanlipsitz and www.extremist.love Outro: Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall In Love)
23:04
November 19, 2018