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Michael's Walk

Michael's Walk

By Michael Earp
Road Trip • Music • Healing • Tori Amos

A 2-month road trip around the U.S.A. reimagining the conceptual journey taken by a character the focus of Tori Amos’ 2002 album, Scarlet’s Walk. A travelogue, a memoir, and an exploration of relationships, abuse, music and healing. Connecting with other Tori Amos fans, interviewing them, and exploring the cities and landscapes we visit.

3 trans queers, 33 states, 55 days: limitless possibilities for healing.

Heartfelt thanks to composer and producer, Matt Katz for our theme song.

#MichaelsWalk

www.michaelearp.net
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S01E18 - Wednesday

Michael's Walk

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S01E19 - Home Again, Home Again
After arriving home, we catch up a few days later and reminisce about the best and worst of the trip in a number of different categories many of which asked for by listeners!  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:24:31
September 12, 2022
S01E18 - Wednesday
Our final song, with a lot to unpack. We're not just sitting around being foolish... we're doing the work. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:59:49
August 22, 2022
S01E17 - Strange
Strange, the way we break apart sometimes, strangers to ourselves and those around us. The mountains of Montana backdrop to our musings.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
38:22
August 14, 2022
S01E16 - Crazy
Have you ever let Crazy take a spin? As we drive up through the Rockies, we think back, and let nature heal us.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:27:19
August 07, 2022
S01E15 - Carbon
Carbon is a messy mind, but we explore the stillness in the eye of the storm and her horizon.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:11:52
August 04, 2022
S01E14 - Sweet Sangria
Bayley and Teague pour one out for Michael who missed visiting this girl on the journey. But we had a fair share of balmy days and discussions of politics. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
49:00
August 02, 2022
S01E13 - Wampum Prayer
The 2nd half of our 12-hour drive sees us contemplating land ownership and how to do our part in healing from the past. Always was. Always will be. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
25:33
August 01, 2022
S01E12 - Don't Make Me Come To Vegas
Well, it might not be Vegas (this time), but Tori did make us go to Dallas, and drive up to Kansas City. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
26:27
August 01, 2022
S01E11 - Taxi Ride
It's time for Michael's Top Song! We take you all on a long ride into feelings and politics. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:15:41
July 30, 2022
S01E10 - Mrs Jesus
Scams and Saviors, you found us in a state... We learned some hard lessons in Mrs. Jesus territory.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:06:54
July 29, 2022
S01E09 - Pancake
Ooo, have we got a dish for you! Here's what we've got served in Pancake territory, New England.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:09:18
July 27, 2022
S01E07 - Your Cloud
We found a thrill talking Your Cloud with each other and those who feel it deeply.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:25:08
July 23, 2022
S01E08 - I Can't See New York
Seeing a city, ourselves in it, and all the things we didn't see give us the chance to pause and reflect on the bigger picture. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:16:45
July 22, 2022
S01E06 - Gold Dust
Sights and Sounds bring us back down another year. We were here. Reflections on past and present in D.C. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:05:48
July 16, 2022
S01E05 - Virginia
From Roanoke to D.C. Lush green exteriors belie deep hidden meanings.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
38:21
July 16, 2022
S01E04 - Scarlet's Walk
North from Miami, we come face to face with the title track and some of the themes at the core of all of this. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
46:21
July 12, 2022
S01E03 - Another Girl's Paradise
From Palm Springs/New Orleans to be reunited (eventually) in Orlando, and a trip to Disney World, we compare what paradise is, and explore the ways we covet - or not - other people's paradise. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
40:54
July 09, 2022
S01E02 - A Sorta Fairytale
Driving north, and East, we are have our spirits moved by nature and are split up by COVID-19.  For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:03:35
July 03, 2022
S01E01 - Amber Waves
We go searching for Amber in Vegas and LA. Talking our way through the song and our experiences, I start to unpack what it means to be in need of a fresh perspective, some sisterly friendship, and even a little discomfort. For full episode notes, head to michaelearp.net and the accompanying playlist is here on Spotify.
01:02:57
June 30, 2022
Tour Talk Part 2
3 Mind-blowing LA shows before we head off on Michael's Walk properly... well, until Michael tests positive to COVID-19 and finds himself alone in a hotel in Palms Springs for 5 nights! 
55:35
June 21, 2022
Tour Talk Ep 1 of 2
When we got to Vegas, we sat down to have a chat about the first 2 shows we've been to.  Thanks to Mike for the snippets. xx
01:07:29
June 16, 2022
Episode 00: What to pack?
Before we leave, Michael and Bayley talk about where #MichaelsWalk came from, and what to expect and share what this journey will mean for them.  The official playlist to accompany the podcast can be found on Spotify. Any show notes and resources we talk about will be here, on Michael's website. Enormous thanks and gratitude to Matt Katz for composing and producing the theme song and music.  If you're enjoying the podcast, we're releasing plenty of bonus content just for subscribers of my Patreon on the AU$10 p/month level and up, who will also get all the other goodies I already offer through the different tiers, CHECK IT OUT HERE.
30:08
June 04, 2022
Michael's Walk: The Podcast Trailer!
A 2-month road trip around the U.S.A. reimagining the conceptual journey taken by a character the focus of Tori Amos’ 2002 album, Scarlet’s Walk. A travelogue, a memoir, and an exploration of relationships, abuse, music and healing. Connecting with other Tori Amos fans, interviewing them, and exploring the cities and landscapes we visit. 3 trans queers, 33 states, 55 days: limitless possibilities for healing. #MichaelsWalk www.michaelearp.net
02:31
May 08, 2022