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The Side Woo

By Sarah Thibault & Elizabeth Bernstein

The Side Woo is a podcast that takes place at the intersection of mental health and spirituality. Co-hosts Sarah Thibault and Elizabeth Bernstein interview artists, writers, creatives, and metaphysical practitioners to learn about strategies for navigating both the unseen and material forces that shape our world. Welcome to The Woo.
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Bonus Episode: A Reading with Michael Shaw of The Conversation Art Podcast
Bonus Episode: A Reading with Michael Shaw of The Conversation Art Podcast
After being a guest on Michael's show The Conversation Art Podcast, Sarah gives Michael an intuitive energy and tarot reading.  They talk about past lives, leveraging his podcast for some real money, and spending more time in the sun.  Show notes  The Conversation Art Podcast Episode 319   Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles About The Side Woo Co-Hosts: Sarah Thibault & Elizabeth Bernstein Sound and copyediting are done by Sarah Thibault & Elizabeth Bernstein Intro and outro music by LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company, metaphysical hub, and online retail store. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
39:05
December 07, 2022
Tarot is F'ing Cool with Amelia of the Carnelian Keep
Tarot is F'ing Cool with Amelia of the Carnelian Keep
About Amelia Whitehouse Hello! I am Amelia of The Carnelian Keep- a Tarot Reader, Dream Interpreter, Events coordinator, Podcaster, Illustrator, Tarot Teacher, Writer, and astrology enthusiast- living and working in sexy Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been reading and studying Tarot cards for over 20 years, reading for friends for 12 years, reading for clients in Edinburgh (and globally) for 7 years and teaching Tarot online for 2 years. During that time I have read cards at countless events, in shops, at hen parties, in cars and, through the magic of technology for people all over the world! Astrology is a part of my practice that I value immensely and is such a vast topic of study and discussion that I am learning more about it all the time. I love learning from other Tarot readers, astrologers, and diviners – my Libra Stellium and I believe that a strong magickal community is key to keeping the craft alive and well. Show Notes Amelia / Carnelian Keep on Instagram Carnelian Keep (book a tarot reading with Amelia) Tarot Is F*cking Cool the Podcast  About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:07:18
December 01, 2022
Understanding Energy Work with Usui Reiki Master & Writer Erica Wallace Moore
Understanding Energy Work with Usui Reiki Master & Writer Erica Wallace Moore
Erica Wallace Moore is an Usui-trained Reiki Master Instructor. She conducts in-person and Remote Reiki sessions with included intuitive guided conversation. She specializes is providing a safe and welcoming environment to utilize relaxation as a focus to connect with inner being and Spirit. She listens and helps to clear energetic blockages, helps clients to discover the vibrational energetic self, and to focus on intention setting for the life and well-being most desired.  Show Notes:  Erica Wallace Moore website  "Los Desparecidos" on Watson Review  National Alliance on Mental Illness   What is Reiki Show Partners Tech for Campaigns About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:05:08
November 17, 2022
Purging Obsession, Revenge and Secrets with Artist and Podcast Host Kate Rhoades
Purging Obsession, Revenge and Secrets with Artist and Podcast Host Kate Rhoades
About Kate Rhoades Kate Rhoades’ lives and works in Oakland, California. Her videos, paintings and publications probe the ever-mutating art world. Her work has been presented in the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Rhoades has participated in exhibitions at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and various venues, publications, hotel rooms and alleyways across North America and Europe. Since 2014 she has co-hosted the Bay Area's number one arts and culture podcast, Congratulations Pine Tree. Rhoades is also one of the Fleishhacker Foundation's Eureka Fellowship grantees for 2018.  Show Notes:  Kate Rhoades website   Kate Rhoades Instagram  Congratulations Pine Tree   Maysoun Wazwaz, co-host on Congratulations Pine Tree  Required Skimming  Julia Bryan-Wilson   Death of An Artist  Ana Mendieta   Show Partner   Tech For Campaigns   About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:09:31
November 03, 2022
Spiritualism and Photography with Shannon Taggart
Spiritualism and Photography with Shannon Taggart
About Shannon Taggart  Shannon Taggart is an artist and author based in St. Paul, MN. In a past life, she contributed to printed publications, including TIME, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Discover, New York, Wall Street Journal, and Reader’s Digest. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and recognized by PDN, Nikon, Magnum Photos + Inge Morath Foundation, American Photography, International Photography Awards, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Her first monograph, SÉANCE (Fulgur Press, 2019), was named ‘One of the Best Photobooks of 2019’ by TIME and will be re-released by Atelier Éditions in December 2022. Currently, Shannon is working on an illustrated book about The Society for Research on Rapport and Telekinesis (SORRAT), one of the most exotic cases in the history of psychical research.  Show notes:   Pre-order Shannon Taggart: Seance in its 2nd print. The first edition was reviewed as ‘One of the Best Photobooks of 2019’— TIME  https://www.shannontaggart.com/  Spiritualism   Lily Dale, NY: Western New York's home for mediumship and spiritual healing since 1879.  Oscar Gustav Rejlander - the father of art photography About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:16:44
October 20, 2022
Folk Magic and the Occult Humanities Conference with Jesse Bransford
Folk Magic and the Occult Humanities Conference with Jesse Bransford
About Jesse Bransford  Jesse Bransford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited internationally at venues including The Carnegie Museum of Art, the UCLA Hammer Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center and the CCA Wattis Museum among others. He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research (BA), Parsons School of Design (BFA) and Columbia University (MFA). An associate professor of art at New York University, Bransford's work has been involved with belief and the visual systems it creates since the 1990s. Recent work has focused on the folk magic of the Norse traditions, specifically the talismanic stave spells and the seiðr traditions. Parts of this work are collected in the recently published book from Fulgur Press, “A Book of Staves (Galdrastafabók).” He lectures widely on his work and the topics surrounding his work. He is the co-organizer of the biennial Occult Humanities Conference and an editorial member of the Black Mirror Network.  Show Partners  Tech For Campaigns  About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:18:53
October 06, 2022
Healing From Trauma and PTSD Though Surf Therapy with Author & Journalist Michael Moore
Healing From Trauma and PTSD Though Surf Therapy with Author & Journalist Michael Moore
Michael Scott Moore is a journalist and author of three books. His most celebrated book, The Desert & The Sea recounts the three years he spent captured by Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia.  Once he returned to civilian life, Scott began to unpack his experience, which he writes about in his book.   On this episode of The Side Woo, Moore talks about his long-time love of surfing and how it has helped him cope with PTSD in the years since he returned from Somalia.   What he was interested to discover more is that Surf Therapy, or Ocean Therpay, as it is informally called, is now being used to successfully treat 1000s of veterans and abuse victims around the world.   Sarah continues to unpack her own experiences with PTSD and OCD. The Michael and The Side Woo gals consider how to create a neutral framework for challenging emotions.   Show Notes   Michael Scott Moore Instagram  The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast  Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results Fresh Air Episode  The Write Salon   What is a Jungian?  Suicide hotline: (US) text 988 or call +1-800-273-8255 24-hours a day  Show Partners  Tech For Campaigns  About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:10:55
September 22, 2022
The Journey from Artist to Wellness Practitioner with Desiree Holman
The Journey from Artist to Wellness Practitioner with Desiree Holman
This week on the show, guest Desiree Holman.  Holman is a former art-star turned Nurse Practitioner-in-training. As the Founder of Face, a radical wellness clinic in Oakland, CA, she is trying to help people cultivate better relationships to their appearance through body-positive, age-positive and gender-affirming wellness services.  During their conversation, Desiree and The Side Woo unpack issues around physical beauty that are both personal and taking place on a larger, socio-political scale.   About Desiree Holman  Hi, I’m Desiree. I adore my clients and the non-invasive well-aging products & services I offer. FACE, my beauty, and wellness business established in 2019, is all about empowering you to fall in love with yourself through art and science. The FACE experience is based on a one-on-one connection. I listen deeply and carefully to ensure that each client feels seen, heard, and understood. From there, I call on the full force of my intelligence, which includes many years of experience, advanced training, and natural artistry, to help achieve the desired results. I only offer services that I can personally attest to and truly believe in because they deliver amazing results. I know because I have extensively tested every single service FACE offers on myself. Before starting FACE, I enjoyed a career as an artist and art professor for over a decade. Creating a business focused on diverse corporal beauty is a natural extension of my lifelong passions and a new way for me to engage my artistry. FACE believes beauty is a natural after-effect of a body, mind, & spirit that are deeply nourished and well cared for. With a focus on self-care, we can step away from a historical & tyrannical beauty standard. Beauty ideals are an extension of the profound truth that our image and our body are our own to do with as we please.  There is no one formula to beauty; there is only what makes you feel good. Join us in creating a well-aging beauty utopia where grey hair, fat bodies, dark skin, gender non-conformity, & the natural process of aging are desirable.  Show Notes   FACE website  FACE Instagram  Arthur Danto  Show Partners  Tech For Campaigns   About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:13:52
September 08, 2022
Ghosts & OCD: An End of Summer Check In
Ghosts & OCD: An End of Summer Check In
After a long hot summer and a few weeks off, Sarah and Liz reunite to check in about their emotional and spiritual development.   Show Notes Wild Hearts Tour with Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen  Joanne Menon ACIM workshops https://joannemenon.com/ Ainsley McLeod author and past-life healer https://ainsliemacleod.com/  Show Partners Tech For Campaigns About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:01:01
August 25, 2022
Motherhood and Art-Making with Photographer Klea McKenna
Motherhood and Art-Making with Photographer Klea McKenna
Liz and Sarah talk with Bay Area artist Klea McKenna. Liz fan-girls about Klea's work and the history of photography.  Klea talks about making work as a mom, and how her artwork propelled her through the stress of the pandemic.  About Klea McKenna McKenna was born in Freestone, CA in 1980 and received a BA from the University of California in Santa Cruz and an MFA from the California College of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA. Public collections include: The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA; Peabody Essex Museum, MA; and the US Embassy, Republic of Suriname, Art in Embassies, US Department of State. She is the daughter of renegade ethnobotanists, Kathleen Harrison and Terence McKenna. Klea lives in San Francisco with her husband and their young children. Show Notes Euqinom Gallery  In The Make Studio Visits The New Topographics Evidence 1977 by Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel Show Partners Tech For Campaigns Acorns App About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Hannah Dvorak Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:01:39
August 04, 2022
Finding Your Inner Power with Art Agent Emily McElwreath
Finding Your Inner Power with Art Agent Emily McElwreath
Liz and Sarah sit down with podcast host, art agent, and gallerist Emily McElwreath.  They talk about falling in love at a silent retreat, mental health, challenging authority figures, and how to use anger constructively.  About Emily McElwreath Emily McElwreath is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent curator and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Nate Lowman at The Brant Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and is now co-director of Pegasus Prints Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Show Notes:  The Art Career Podcast with Emily McElwreath McElwreath Advisory Instagram Show Partners Tech For Campaigns Acorns App About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
57:58
July 21, 2022
Creative Problem-Solving as a We (and Woo) with Clairvoyants Alice Shaw and Lisa Sze
Creative Problem-Solving as a We (and Woo) with Clairvoyants Alice Shaw and Lisa Sze
Liz and Sarah talk to another Bay Area duo, photographers and clairvoyants Alice Shaw and Lisa Sze. Alice and Lisa share their psychic awakening stories, talk about their channeling videos on YouTube where they channel universal knowledge on current events, and the group discusses how there is a push towards creative problem-solving as a "we."  About the Pivot Workshops  Pivot Workshops teaches people to connect to their inner knowledge. Alice and Lisa do not teach a belief system. They guide their students to trust their own inner wisdom. At the foundational level they teach meditation. Pivot Workshops currently offers three workshops to expand consciousness.  Visit https://www.pivotworkshops.com/  Show Partners Tech For Campaigns Acorns App About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:09:35
July 07, 2022
Color Magic and A Tarot Reading with Professional Witch & Psychic Medium Sarah Potter
Color Magic and A Tarot Reading with Professional Witch & Psychic Medium Sarah Potter
This week Sarah and Liz talk with the dazzling professional witch, tarot reader, psychic medium, and writer Sarah Potter who is giving off Big Venus Energy. They talk about marching to the beat of your own drummer, and what exactly is color magic. Finally, Sarah Potter gives them both tarot readings. Liz asks a question about love and Sarah asks about work - which is very on-brand for both of them.   About Sarah Potter  Sarah Potter is a professional witch, Tarot Reader and practitioner of Color Magic, a means of using specific hues of the rainbow to conjure different energies and manifest personal transformation. Working with both private and corporate clients, Sarah has shared the magic of color and Tarot with thousands of clients over the years to promote self-empowerment, problem solving, and amplified intuitive skills through lectures, workshops, retreats, and one on one services.  Show Notes  Sarah Potter’s ONE AND ONLY Instagram account (Please block and report any imposters.)  Tarot Column for Cosmopolitan Magazine   Hilma's Ghost Instagram NYTimes review of Hilma's Ghost booth at The Armory   Show Partners Tech For Campaigns Acorns App About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:13:50
June 23, 2022
Sarah Comes Out as a Witch & Medium
Sarah Comes Out as a Witch & Medium
In this episode Liz gets what she wants: more reveal from Sarah.  Sarah shares for the first time publically that she is a practicing witch and medium.  They talk about overcoming fears while building a relationship with the spirit world, past life trauma, and visions Sarah has had about her family members who have passed, including her father who died in May 2021.  Show Notes Amy Major, Episode 17  Holly Shantara Buddha's Brain Zen and the Brain  Tyler Henry Medium  About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
55:44
June 09, 2022
Photorealism & Cancer Recovery Realness with Artist Jaq Grantford
Photorealism & Cancer Recovery Realness with Artist Jaq Grantford
Sarah and Liz talk with Aussie Artist Jaq Grantford about her photorealist paintings, working with models of all shapes and ages, recovering from cancer, and what she's up to next. Sarah gives Jaq a tarot reading.  About Jaq Grantford Jaq Grantford is an award-winning portrait artist, with work held in the National Gallery of Victoria, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona Spain, and other collections worldwide. Her work is a favourite with gallery-goers often winning the People’s Choice. She has been recognised by Portrait Society of America a number of times, and many other art prizes throughout Australia and internationally. Her portraits are often quirky and looking at the person from an unusual perspective. But she also works more traditionally, especially with corporate portraits, family portraits, and more personal portraits.  Show notes:  Jaq Grantford website About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:07:20
May 26, 2022
Everyone Can Be A Medium with Spirit Rescue Specialist, Reverend Amy Major
Everyone Can Be A Medium with Spirit Rescue Specialist, Reverend Amy Major
In the most woo episode yet, Sarah and Liz talk with Spirit Rescue Specialist Amy Major about helping lost souls cross over, the reality of ghosts and the importance of democratizing access to the metaphysical world. About Amy Major Amy Major is a top professional Psychic, Medium, Rescue Medium, Channel, Healer, Teacher and Published Author. A successful Medium and healer in the New England area for 25 years, she has both studied and worked at the New Millennium Psychic Center in Derry, NH, and was also the lead medium in the Psychic Ghostbusters Team, conducting many spirit investigations and rescues. Always interested in her development, Amy has studied under some of the best mediums in the area as well as specialized schools focusing on psychic and mediumship abilities. Her first book, "Toward the Light", (Rescuing Spirits, Trapped Souls, and Earthbound Ghosts) has gained popularity throughout the spiritual and paranormal communities. Amy worked as a consulting medium to CBS Studios to develop a series based on the book "Toward the "Light".   Amy's second book, "Light the Way", was written as a field guide for mediums looking to pursue rescue mediumship and spirit rescue. Amy now teaches spirit rescue to students throughout the world by Zoom conferences. Her third book, " Release to Light",  is scheduled to be available through her website and Amazon soon. Show Notes Books by Amy Major Towards The Light TV show with CBS   AmyMajor.com Show Partners Tech For Campaigns Acorns App About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:06:36
May 12, 2022
Overcoming Loss & Addiction with Artist Rema Ghuloum
Overcoming Loss & Addiction with Artist Rema Ghuloum
Sarah and Liz talk with artist Rema Ghuloum about overcoming great loss, and the importance of art in the face of tragedy. Trigger warning: this episode contains some conversation about addiction, mental illness, and self-harming.  If you or someone you know needs support, the Suicide Hotline number is 800 273 8255. About Rema Ghuloum  Rema lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010. Rema has been the recipient of multiple grants including the Davyd Whaley Foundation Artist-Teacher Grant in 2020, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2018, the Esalen Pacifica Prize in 2012, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2010. Rema’s work has been reviewed in Art Forum, Hyperallergic, CARLA, the Los Angeles Times, Fabrik, among others. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues like Emma Gray HQ, Edward Cella Gallery, Et Al. Gallery, Hawthorn Contemporary, the Cue Art Foundation, Torrance Art Museum, and Arka Gallery in Vladivostok, Russia. Her work is included in the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Works on Paper Collection at the Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco. About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:09:41
April 28, 2022
Supernatural America with Minneapolis Institute of Art Curator and Scorpio, Robert Cozzolino
Supernatural America with Minneapolis Institute of Art Curator and Scorpio, Robert Cozzolino
Sarah sits down with curator and fellow Scorpio, Robert Cozzolino, to talk about his new exhibition Supernatural America: the Paranormal in American Art which is in its last leg of a three-stop national tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  About the Supernatural America exhibition  America is haunted. Ghosts from its violent history—the genocide of Indigenous peoples, slavery, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and traumatic wars—are an inescapable and unsettled part of the nation’s heritage. Not merely in the realm of metaphor but present and tangible, urgently calling for contact, these otherworldly visitors have been central to our national identity. Through times of mourning and trauma, artists have been integral to visualizing ghosts, whether national or personal, and in doing so have embraced the uncanny and the inexplicable. This stunning catalog, accompanying the first major exhibition to assess the spectral in American art, explores the numerous ways American artists have made sense of their own experiences of the paranormal and the supernatural, developing a rich visual culture of the intangible. About Robert Cozzolino  Robert Cozzolino, the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, curates collaboratively, in partnership with artists, colleagues, and broad communities. “Starting where you are” is critical to his practice—knowing the immediate context and deeper history of the place in which he works. It also means working with humility and accepting that there is much yet to learn from others. Dr. Cozzolino is drawn to artists that make work about the full range of human experience, especially those who aspire to visually express the intangible, states of consciousness, and a full range of emotions. Although he has worked on topics from the 19th and 20th centuries, he regularly works with contemporary artists in examining history. Born and raised in Chicago, he studied at UIC before completing graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His publications include Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art (2021), World War I and American Art(2016), Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis (2014), and David Lynch: The Unified Field (2014). First trained as a musician, he has played free-improvised music as a percussionist since 1993. About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:04:30
April 14, 2022
Big Capricorn Energy with Beyond The Studio Podcast
Big Capricorn Energy with Beyond The Studio Podcast
Liz and Sarah talk with the co-hosts of the Beyond The Studio podcast, artist Nicole Mueller and designer Amanda Adams.  They discuss their strong Capricorn energy, how to maintain a spiritual connection to art while having a career and manifesting money.  About Beyond The Studio   Beyond the Studio is a podcast about the career paths of working contemporary artists— how they're supporting and sustaining themselves and their creative work. Co-hosted by artists Nicole Mueller (San Francisco, CA) and Amanda Adams (Baltimore, MD), Beyond the Studio features candid conversations with contemporary artists, makers, and art world professionals about their business practices, time management, financial planning, and how they're navigating the unique challenges of making a living, creatively. Founded on the belief that artists are inherently resourceful, resilient, and ambitious, with a unique and diverse set of skills, Beyond the Studio wants to know how they're connecting the dots in their own life, and demystify the process. By sharing these stories openly and honestly, their hope is that artists will feel more empowered and become better equipped to live out their own creative life's work. The podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and on their website www.beyondthe.studio. Follow Beyond the Studio on Instagram @beyondthestudio About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:14:45
March 31, 2022
A Course in Miracles 101 with Writer & Life Coach Joanne Menon
A Course in Miracles 101 with Writer & Life Coach Joanne Menon
makersloft.co Sarah and Liz talk with writer, life coach, and mystic Joanne Menon about the spiritual text A Course in Miracles. How do you let go of your ego in an instant? What do miracles look like in the everyday? Joanne shares her experiences putting ACIM concepts to use in her life and fields questions about the more controversial aspects of the text. About Joanne Menon As a Spiritual & Creative Wellness Coach and non-fiction writer, Joanne merges the spiritual realms and deep love of mysticism with the power of creativity. With her MA’s in Spiritual Psychology and Creative Writing she was a Master Teacher at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and currently adores private coaching, teaching A Course in Miracles, The Artist’s Way, and a range of other programs to engage writers and seekers alike. She is launching a spectacular summer retreat in Olympic National Park June 19-24th. Go to https://joannemenon.com/ for more info! Show Notes Joanne Menon on Instagram: @joanne.menon To learn more about Joanne's upcoming retreat in the Olympic National Valley June 19-24, 2022 reach out to her via her website (link coming soon). Marianne Williamson's "Return to Love" - a cult classic and RuPaul favorite Williamson unpacks ACIM concepts for mainstream consumption.  The Global Mystics Certification About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
53:39
March 17, 2022
Deeper Into The Woo with New Co-Host Elizabeth Bernstein
Deeper Into The Woo with New Co-Host Elizabeth Bernstein
On the first full episode of Season 2 of The Side Woo, Sarah & Liz talk about Liz’s aging mom, woo stuff, watching someone discover Queen for the first time on Youtube and more. Plus, another love tarot reading for Liz. About Elizabeth Bernstein Elizabeth Darrow Bernstein, the new co-host of The Side Woo, is an artist, educator, entrepreneur and former gallery director who lives in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. In addition to co-founding the Royal NoneSuch Gallery, she was visiting faculty in the photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her store, Maker’s Loft, presents a highly curated selection of ceramics, glass, skincare, art, prints, plants, apparel, books, journals, jewelry and lots more.  Visit makersloft.co to learn more Show Notes EDB’s art: elizabethdarrowbernstein.com Royal NoneSuch Gallery royalnonesuchgallery.com Sarah’s Cat show in Copenhagen: https://www.specta.dk/ Get a tarot reading at ninaarnette.co About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Host: Elizabeth Bernstein Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:00:31
March 04, 2022
Valentine's Day Bonus Episode: Sarah Reads Liz's Love Tarot
Valentine's Day Bonus Episode: Sarah Reads Liz's Love Tarot
Recorded on Super Bowl Sunday, when the rest of the US was thinking about bean dip, Liz and Sarah recorded a hot take episode outside of Liz's store Maker's Loft in Oakland, CA. Sarah gives Liz a special love-themed tarot reading and talks about the future of Liz's dating life. Liz begins her reign as The Side Woo's new co-host in Season 2, Episode 1 which launches March 1st. Stay tuned! About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
14:59
February 18, 2022
Bonus Episode: Wheel of the Year Tarot Readings
Bonus Episode: Wheel of the Year Tarot Readings
In this hot take episode, Sarah tells readers how to pull a Wheel of the Year tarot reading, a great way to prepare for the year ahead.  Show notes:  Wheel of the Year pagan holidays and history  Image of Wheel of the Year tarot spread - scroll down to the second image Get 20% when you order a Wheel of the Year reading + a 2022 Astral Planner from NINA ARNETTE About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
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December 16, 2021
How to Create an Artist Residency in Greece with Mathew Halpin
How to Create an Artist Residency in Greece with Mathew Halpin
Sarah talks with guest Mathew Halpin, friend and residency director of Lakkos Art Residency and Ano Asites Residency on the Greek island of Crete.  Mathew talks about living on Crete as an Australian, how he started up his artist residency, and a little about his new book called AIR, now available on Amazon.  About Mathew Halpin Mathew is an Australian visual artist/ theatre set designer and new author. His latest projects involved inviting contemporary artists to engage with communities and improve the image of depressed neighborhoods. He currently calls the Greek island of Crete his home where he runs an artist's residency. Show notes Buy AIR: Artists in residence, a novel based on a true story Lakkos Art Residency Ano Asites Art Residency How to (Mis)behave at an artist residency an article from Sarah's Artists + Travel blog About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
48:28
December 09, 2021
Muscle & Bone with Dancer Kerryn McMurdo
Muscle & Bone with Dancer Kerryn McMurdo
Sarah starts the episode with a short anecdote about her run-in with some guitar store snobs, and does a mini-tarot reading for the show.  Then Sarah and guest, the dancer, healer, writer, and former Nes Artist Residency Co-Director, Kerryn McMurdo talk about Kerryn's background in contemporary dance, life in a small town at a residency in the north of Iceland, and her recent experiences with fertility challenges.  About Kerryn McMurdo Kerryn trained in contemporary dance, improvisation & choreography in New Zealand from 1997 -2000, (graduating with a BPSA degree) and worked as a professional freelance dancer/performer, choreographer, and creative mentor since 2000. Kerryn held a tenured position as a core team member on the contemporary dance degree program, at Unitec New Zealand Performing Arts School, and this is where she developed her teaching and skills in training dancers and performers, leading workshops and improvisations, supervising student choreographies, and curating interdisciplinary programs and performances. As a freelancer, Kerryn has performed and collaborated with renowned NZ dance companies as well as with independent artists, and created her own solo performances (under the pseudonym Artillery Performance’). Her creative work has lead her to perform throughout NZ as well as in Europe, Australia, USA, India, Japan, Iceland, and Mexico. As a teacher, Kerryn enjoys facilitating spaces where people can explore their own creative processes and body knowledge. Kerryn has been living in Iceland since 2015, in which she co-directed an international artists residency program (Nes Artist Residency) in Skagaströnd for 6 years, and now lives in Reykjavík with her husband and cat. Kerryn is also interested in writing, researching consciousness, practicing healing modalities, meditation, and yoga. Show Notes Wunjo Rune  Regent Sounds and the famous t-shirt Muscle and Bone dance Nes Artist Residency Some tips for home care after a miscarriage (not medical advice) About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:19:28
December 02, 2021
When Your Plane Starts on Fire with Writer Bernadette Esposito
When Your Plane Starts on Fire with Writer Bernadette Esposito
This week Sarah talks to guest Bernadette Esposito, a writer and plane crash archivist, who was on residency in Iceland at the time of the interview. They talk about  Bern's long-running obsession with flying and planes that started years before her plane to Paris caught on fire mid-flight.  They discuss aura reading, numerology and the challenges of mining your real life for your writing. Plus, a special shout out to artist Kirk Stoller who would have been 61 on November 25, 2021, the day this episode airs. About Bernadette Esposito Bernadette Esposito is an air disaster archivist, writer and yoga instructor. She is writing a book-length meditation on plane crashes. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays, have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and have been long-listed in Best Horror Writing. Her essays have appeared in Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, The Normal School, Hotel Amerika, and others. She won The Iowa Review Award for nonfiction and has been awarded fellowships from the Yaddo Corporation, the Ucross Foundation, the Jack Kerouac House, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and others. She holds a certification in air disaster investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center and an S-212 from Colorado Fire Camp. She teaches writing at Maine College of Art in Portland Show Notes Follow Bernadette on her Instagram @Seat22f to learn about the plane crashes of history  National Transportation Safety Board Training Center Fear of Flying Clinic  Kirk Stoller and C2C Project Space: Bridging the Gap Between San Francisco and New York in SFAQ Online Club Kirk: an exhibition curated by Kirk at Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco Show Partners Acorns Investing - invest, earn and save with automated round-ups and scheduled deposits. Earn $5 when you sign up with this referral link Get 50% off Quickbooks Online or Quickbooks Self-Employed for the first six months using this referral link: https://quickbooks.grsm.io/sarahThibault  Create and ship artist prints, custom-designed t-shirts, and more using Printful. About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:21:37
November 25, 2021
Writing Checks Your Butt Can't Cash with Documentary Filmmaker Katrine Thuesen
Writing Checks Your Butt Can't Cash with Documentary Filmmaker Katrine Thuesen
Sarah and documentarian Anna Katrine (Kat) Thuesen talk about the challenge of finding the right day job as an artist, red flags to look out for when talking to a new prospective employer, and why everyone should revisit Thuesen's favorite, canonical 80's film, Top Gun, especially the opening sequence.  Bonus content: Kat and Sarah take the quiz, Which Top Gun character are you? The answers may surprise you! About Kat Thuesen Anna Katrine Thuesen is the creator of Bella Tola Films. She is an MFA in Film Directing, producer, kitesurfer, ex-telemark skier, photographer, video gamer, mountain lover, and doom scroller. However, first and foremost she is a storyteller. She doesn’t shy away from difficult projects, in fact, she welcomes them. Show Notes:  Bella Tola Films Bella Tola on Instagram Human geography definition  The opening sequence of Top Gun Supercut of Archer saying "Danger Zone." About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:19:42
November 18, 2021
How to Show Your Creativity, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent through Self-Portraiture with Artist Gabi Magaly
How to Show Your Creativity, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent through Self-Portraiture with Artist Gabi Magaly
Sarah talks with guest, Gabi Magaly, an artist and educator based in San Antonio, TX.  They discuss their shared love of RuPaul's Drag Race, Gabi's MFA show which opened at the start of the pandemic, her relationship to religion, growing up with strong female role models, and Gabi's most recent body of work - a series of portraits of her Mexican grandmother.   About Gabi Magaly  Gabi Magaly is an emerging artist born in Bryan, Texas. Magaly received her BFA in photography at Sam Houston State University in 2015 and received her MFA in Visual Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020. Magaly has exhibited in solo shows at Satellite Gallery, Huntsville, TX; The Brick, San Antonio, TX; Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX; Casa Lu, Mexico City. Her numerous group exhibitions include at Luis Leu Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany; The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX; Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana; Museo De Las Américas in Dever, CO; New Texas Talent XXVII in Dallas, TX. She’s been awarded two CAMMIE awards from Blue Star Contemporary and Luminaria Contemporary Cultural Center during Contemporary Art Month 2020. She is also serving a term on the SPE Board of Directors 2020-2024. She works predominantly in the medium of photography, but also employs other mediums like sculptural installation and embroidery. Magaly currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, and works remotely at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. To learn more check out her website and her Instagram.  Show Notes  Instagram Website Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival Casa Lu Artist Residency - Mexico City, Mexico  Presa House Gallery   About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
48:57
November 11, 2021
Energy & Money with Activist Nikki Nolan
Energy & Money with Activist Nikki Nolan
On this, the first episode of The Side Woo podcast, host Sarah Thibault and guest Nikki Nolan talk about the connection between money and energy. Why? Because money touches everything, and money is really about energy, and energy is all there is.   About Nikki Nolan  Nikki Nolan is a Product Designer. She accrued all of her student debt when she got her MFA in Interactive Media at Pratt Institute. Before studying at Pratt, she was debt-free while earning her BFA in Sculpture and Photography, with a minor in art history and theatrical technical design from Colorado State University. She also has a certificate in web development. She has a Podcast - Matter of Life and Debt and is working on a second podcast about disability. She also spends time in her Westfalia Vanagon, traveling in addition to growing vegetables from seeds in her garden in Berkeley, CA.  Show Notes  Matter of Life & Debt - a podcast by Nikki Nolan about the student debt crisis  Nikki Nolan on Instagram  The Energy of Money by Leisa Peterson Suzy Orman   Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman  The Prosp(a)rity Project  Thordis and The Museum of Prophecies   The Paradox of Belonging by Terra Dankowski  Show Partners  Quickbooks Online or Quickbooks Self-Employed Get 50% off for the first six months using this referral link: https://quickbooks.grsm.io/sarahThibault  Create and ship artist prints, custom-designed t-shirts, and more using Printful.  Get $5 when you sign up with Acorns  About The Side Woo Host & Creator: Sarah Thibault  Sound editing: Sarah Thibault Content editing: Sarah Thibault Intro and outro music: LewisP-Audio found on Audio Jungle The Side Woo is a podcast created through NINA ARNETTE, a media production company and metaphysical hub. To learn more about NINA ARNETTE go to https://ninaarnette.co. For questions, comments, press, or sponsorships you can email thesidewoo@gmail.com
01:13:50
November 11, 2021
Welcome to The Side Woo
Welcome to The Side Woo
This is the Trailer for The Side Woo. The first three episodes will be launching 11/11/21! Subscribe to be the first to know.  Host and Creator: Sarah Thibault All editing done by Sarah Thibault on GarageBand Music by: LewisP-Audio on Audio Jungle
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November 06, 2021