Getting Naked With Nate | stories, songs & conversations to inspire
By Nate Maingard
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Honest and vulnerable explorations of what it means to be human with Nate Maingard: bard, wounded healer, poet, digital nomad and unintentional philosopher. Through conversation, journal entries and lyrical adventures, the Getting Naked With Nate podcast explores topics which include: - vulnerability as a strength - spirituality as integral to the human experience - truth as a form of revolution - living with depression - finding happiness - talking about mental health - normalising sexuality - how being weird is normal - embracing sadness - finding success in the little things ...and, ultimately, bringing hope into this world! Visit the show-notes at http://nakedwithnate.com to connect, share your thoughts, sign up for emails and enjoy recommended readings, music, links, lyrics, videos and bonus content.
||ExplicitBurnout to badass: how did Layla El Khadri do it? #47||Layla El Khadri is a multi-talented powerhouse who, at 21, left her career as a rising actress, model and filmmaker in Spain when anxiety, depression, burnout and a terrifying desire to 'check out' helped her to realise that she needed to focus on her own healing before anything else. Fast forward to today and she is putting the many years of her 'pilgrimage into Self' to good use by supporting people around the world in finding their own strength and truth. Her most recent offering is a powerful video called The Feminine Rise, which has already garnered 500k+ views on facebook and youtube. TRIGGER WARNING: we touch on many challenging topics, including sexual assault, abortions, losing a child and suicide. This is all with a purpose, but just be aware of that before you listen. Onwards...Just a few of the topics Layla El Khadri and I chat about How depression, anxiety and burnout at 21 kickstarted Layla's journey into personal development We talk about this quote from Layla's website: "Growing up, those who guided my path always told me, 'Layla you have immense potential,' while I was feeling lost and experiencing the angst of having to choose one thing to 'be' in life.” How the day she was hit with the magnitude of her ‘failure’ was the instant that her life changed How Layla created an inspiring video which has reached over 500,000 people And a whole lot more... Visit the full show notes to watch Layla's video, share your thoughts and enjoy many other wonderful things: https://www.nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA fun & inspiring talk about moving through challenging times, with yogini & meditator Alex Leikermoser. #46||Today I chat with Alex Leikermoser, a yogini and meditator who closed her yoga studio and left her life as a serial entrepreneur in the busy city to discover her Self. Alex is someone who has explored her own 'dark night of the soul' and is moving through it with sensitivity, grace and an honesty I found invigorating. I'm sure you will too, so please enjoy this episode of the Getting Naked With Nate Podcast and be sure to support by leaving a review, becoming a patron and leaving a comment!Just a few of the topics we chat about in this episode: Why being as bad at meditation might be good for you The importance of rediscovering how to play like children How a dark night of the soul can be an integral part of growing in life The power of realising you have a choice about how to spend the time you have And oh so many more! As always, full show-notes with links, comments and more are at https://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||25 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDo you leave or support when things get heavy? #45||We begin with one of the most moving messages I’ve ever received, and then move on to an unexpected phone call. Welcome back, dear listener! This episode was inspired by a phone call I received after an old family friend listened to last week’s episode and felt she had to call to check in on me. You’ll understand once you listen… To comment and enjoy full show-notes with links, music and more, visit https://www.nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn giving up and falling apart. #44||Join me as I surrender to healing||11 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow strange is the human animal! #43||Today's episode explores the idea of 'purpose' (a human invention) and what it means to attach self-value to 'doing'. Also, expect some stunning music by my dear friends Thomas James Smith and Jesse Sheehan...Some of the things I chat about: What gives us value as people? I'm ok, you're ok (or not?) The garden of Eden and how it might relate to us now How a caterpillar can't be rushed For the full show-notes, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||27 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing undone, do you think it's a bad thing? #42||I am undone, come apart at the seams…Undone – Nate Maingard This turned out to be a very juicy episode, like delicious, green, make-you-feel-better kinda juice. So if you’re wanting some tasty goodness in your life, then get right into it 🍹! The first line of this blog feels so true for me at the moment and so this episode is inspired by my unreleased song Undone. I felt super sick before I started, but creating this episode has left me feeling better in my head and my body. To comment, enjoy full show notes and exclusive content, leave a review and more, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||20 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI need help (what a relief)! #41||It's been a tough week, but there's always hope, right? Sharing some very personal explorations around my past this week. May it shine light into the parts of you which need love, or may it inspire you to reach out and support someone you love in their own shadow-walking... Share your thoughts, find links and get all the good at the full show-notes: http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's time to get back on social media...but should I? (#40)||I'm back in South Africa and feeling hopeful. There is work to be done...and I know that I need help. Which is ok, so let's talk about it all as, once again, we get naked with Nate 😉 Another last-minute free-flowing stream of consciousness reflecting some of the important explorations I've been contemplating recently. Get into it, I think you're gonna dig it. Things I chat about (among others) Mental health (and my hope about it) Do yourself a favour and buy this incredible book (I talk about it towards the end of this episode) I need help (this is a hugely positive thing) I feel worried about going back on social media, so am going to reactivate one of my accounts and see how it goes (this one) What's happened to the album I was working on!? ALSO, in this episode, there are some absolutely E.P.I.C. tunes! Much more, go listen, I love ya... For full show notes, with links to music, books and all the lovely things, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFree at last: how my break from social media is affecting my anxiety and life. #39||I've realised that I need help, which I talk about in today's episode of the Getting Naked With Nate podcast! This episode is filled with an energy I'm sure will bring you joy. I share about how my break from social media is going, play some amazing voice notes sent to me podcast listeners (thank you for sending! You too can send your own by clicking the button on the right of this page), I share some of my favourite songs by some of my best friends. Basically, if you wanna feel awesome, then I think this episode is for you. Let me know if I'm right (or wrong) in the comments below 😉 For full show notes with links to the songs in this episode, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Please leave a review of this podcast at http://nakedwithnate.com/review Support the show.||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA tropical conversation solving -just about- all of life's problems (#38)||Doctor's manually stimulating women with Hysteria, humans finding happiness by being controlled by artificial intelligence, why we're still kind of like the fish we evolved from...and that's just a tiny drop of the ocean we explored in today's conversation. Thanks to my new friends Shawn and Chris for diving enthusiastically into this chat with me. We free-flowed through a bunch of interesting topics after picking our own coconuts on the island of Koh Pangan. Tell me, dear listener, do you like this format? Would you like more like this? Let me know in the comments at http://nakedwithnate.com A few of the fun things we chat about: Was purpose once intrinsic to the human experience? Are we trying to find enlightenment because we’re bored? Are we meant to seek a higher purpose? How every new invention means giving something up Why this age is called the Anthropocene Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Brene Brown’s incredible TED talk about vulnerability Radio Lab series about sex & gender Why we’re still kinda like fish Why science shouldn’t kill wonder How women’s orgasms weren’t considered real until recently and how the invented women’s illness of ‘Hysteria’ ended up creating the vibrator… AND SO MUCH MORE… Visit the show notes for an image of an early electric vibrator plus heaps more goodness: http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||23 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow my break from social media is going (#37)||Social media is addictive. This is not a mistake but is by design. I'm a week into my month off facebook, twitter and Instagram. This episode is about how I'm doing so far...and also about the biggest failure I've experienced as a professional musician. To enjoy full show notes, leave a comment or support this podcast, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's all music: do we live in a singing universe?||When science and spirituality agree, I believe we're getting somewhere. This episode is about how this whole universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different frequencies...and so in some ways, everything is singing and we truly are all one... for full show notes and to leave your thoughts in a comment of voice note, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIrresistible fun and subtle depth: a conversation with musician Creature Kingdom (#35)||It is no surprise to me that this conversation ended up covering such varied and interesting ground. Today's guest is Spencer Handley, a mad-skilled musician, software engineer, sensitive soul, part of the Patreon team and even my Patron! When I heard the first song, Act So, from Spencer's new music project Creature Kingdom, I just had to get him on to chat about it! Things we chat about: How Instagram inspired the song Act So Why Patreon is so important for the world right now What the heck Reality Surfing is Social media addiction Death and how it can bring us together Omg, and seriously so much more! Enjoy, I know I did 😁 For full show-notes, visit: http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhen the colours fade: exploring depression (#34)||This is a hope-full rather than hope-less episode, so please do listen even though it may seem to be a less-than-inviting topic. It's important we open this conversation up because I am certain that you know someone going through mental health challenges (maybe it's you?). We need to be proactive and compassionate with ourselves and the ones we love, because hiding this in the shadows in only a path to further pain. Visit the show-notes here: http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI've been quietly sharing my self-love videos on a site called Make Love Not Porn. Meet the woman who's seen them all! #33.||I've been quietly sharing my self-love videos on a site called Make Love Not Porn. Meet the woman who's seen them all. In today's episode I chat with special guest Sarah Beall (aka. Madam Curator) about why I share self-love videos on the internet, how hardcore porn is affecting society, toxic masculinity, social sex...and oh so much more! This was turned out to be one of the most enjoyable and informative episodes I've recorded, I'm so happy to offer it to you 💛 For full show notes, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Become a patron to keep the gears oiled Give some love by leaving a review on itunes Support the show.||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to manage your mind as a creative (and why you’ve been doing it wrong) #32||My friend Ainslie and I were chatting about life, the universe and everything recently and I was like, "S**t, girl, you got some wisdom, wanna come on my podcast and share with the people!?" And so, here we are! FULL SHOW NOTES AT http://nakedwithnate.com Topics explored: -->Why it’s particularly important for creatives to know their minds and be able to manage them --> Negativity bias - what it is, recognizing it, what to do about it --> Why “being positive” and things like affirmations often don’t work to turn your shitty thoughts or negative mindset around - and what to do instead Support the show.||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI'm just letting you know: a reminder for the lonely (#31)||If you're out there and you feel alone, this one's for you! It came out of such a deep and unexpected place and I am so much in love with the song this episode is based on! Visit the show notes to see the video of the song (where I managed to clone myself, whaaat), as well as read the lyrics and a few other special things I threw in there: http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLittle Brother: a story about two very different, and yet decidedly similar, brothers (#30)||I dropped out of photography college and my brother excelled at a business science degree. This episode of the Getting Naked With Nate podcast is the story of how similar we are...and so, perhaps, is also the story of how similar we all are. This episode, and all episodes, of the Getting Naked With Nate podcast, is brought to you by the Nateives on Patreon, who pledge so that I can keep the ad-free creativity flowing. Pledge now to join the tribe and support the vibe. For the full show-notes visit http://nakedwithnate.com/little-brother Support the show.||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSkinny-dipping songstress touring America: Jessica Allossery (#029)||Taking a break from her North-American house concert tour, we are joined today by acclaimed Canadian songstress Jessica Allossery! Today's episode covers a lot of my favourite things: How Jessica embracing her nakedness has been a liberating experience. How writing songs for others has opened her to new experiences. Leave a comment, find links to Jessica's music and more at the show notes:nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom player to celibacy: or, why I got punched in the face (#028)||The first woman I connected with sexually after my period of celibacy is the one who punched me in the face. Listen to today's episode for the story...||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCountry to city: lessons in loneliness, nakedness and finding home (#027)||What is home? Is it the place we were born, the home we grew up in...or is it our friends, our family, our loved ones? Or, is it an alchemical mix of these ingredients? Maybe it's something we carry with us, a safe centre we can always return to? Today's episode explores these questions and more. Warning: it gets emotional 😭😍 In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Home as something we come from and also something we can find Why this song and the meaning behind it is about YOU 💛 Nakedness as a representation of innocence What it was like to move from a small village on the tip of South Africa (just the tip) to London And so much more... Comment and enjoy the show-notes at http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||7 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to embrace what hides in the shadows (#026)||An episode about embracing our shadows rather than running away from the parts of ourselves we don't like, are ashamed of or just plain think are shitty! In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Do we create the prisons we find ourselves in? Is the world as it is, or as we see it to be? And so much more... More episodes and all full show notes at http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn exploration of why I am just like you (#025)||Review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Although it is may be easier to think that we are 'better' than 'that person or those people over there', it is empowering to realise how similar we all really are. This is our question for today: are we really so different, or am I, in actual fact, Just Like You? In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Are you alive or are you dreaming? Learning to let go... How I came to understand my bullies And so much more... For full show notes, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||24 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAre you moving so fast you miss the best parts of life? (#024)||This is an episode for anyone who feels left behind sometimes. Life has accelerated to the point where we've broken the sound barrier many times over...and yet what is it all for? In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate: Some simple practices for slowing down. How a stranger on a highway inspired a verse of my song Slow It Down. ...And a whole lot more Show notes at http://nakedwithnate.com/slow-it-down Support the show.||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCan a burned and broken heart find the courage to love again? (#023)||Review this podcast on iTunes. There's nothing quite like falling in love...Which is great, until you face the dark side: the infinitely painful Broken Heart. Today's episode is special because it is about the relationship in which I found the courage to love again and also why I was suspended for a week from high school (they are related, though not in the way you might think). In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate: How my suspension from high school has to do with shoes...and revolution. Does having a best friend as a lover always lead to a codependent relationship? What I love doing when I'm not happy And a whole lot more... To see original song lyrics written in my journal, share your thoughts and enjoy the full show notes, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs obsession with big successes losing you happiness in the now? (#022)||Review 'Naked With Nate' on iTunes "The magic happens in the little things." This week's episode is inspired by a little song written on a tiny instrument, about a huge idea: that the little things we so often ignore are what make the big things possible. Some of the questions explored this week: How to get other people to see that it is the little things that matter Simple exercised for appreciating the little things How to find the balance between the future and being 'now' How to be mindful in work as well as leisure For full show notes, quotes and to leave your thoughts, visit http://nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow a psychic, a sauna and a broken heart taught me to surrender to the Fire (#021)||"How do a broken heart, a sauna and a psychic weave together to form the foundation for Fire," you ask? You, my friend, are in the right place for that answer! Welcome back to Naked with Nate, a podcast for the beautifully broken! This week is especially exciting for me because it's the first episode which was recorded live to an online 'studio' audience! I had so much fun chatting with everyone, showing photos related to the episode, answering questions, etc! One of the viewers was even listening from his bath in Norway, which I thought was amazing! You can watch the full live video right here, which includes a whole intro and outro not kept in the final episode. Anyways, I won't keep you, go ahead and listen to the episode, let me know what you think in the show note comments and I'll see you next week for more! Share your thoughts and find links, quotes and more at the show-notes: nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||26 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom punk to ashram: music and spirituality with singer-songwriter Sam Garrett||Sam Garrett lives his life from his heart, and his music is a testament to his clarity of intention. In this episode of Naked with Nate we talk about Sam's punk roots, how he ended up living in an Ashram and why he has never followed the expected musical path of major record labels. "You are the self, you are what you're looking for" - Sam Garrett Some of the things we discuss: Mooji, and inspiration from teachers Record labels wanting to rewrite Sam's lyrics The challenge of being a father Oh so much more... To get special downloads and support Sam's upcoming album release, be sure to visit his crowdfunding campaign before it ends: http://nakedwithnate.com/sam! Share your thoughts and find links to Sam's music, quotes and more at the show-notes: nakedwithnate.com Support the show.||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAre you a prisoner to the people and things you desire? (#019)||How many broken hearts do you need before you can finish a broken-hearted song? In this case, it took me three broken hearts and three years before I finally completed the song now called Heart In A Million Pieces. Hi, lovely You, welcome back to the Getting Naked With Nate podcast! This week's episode explores the reality of broken hearts. I hope that you find something of value here, and would love to hear from you in the comments below! Visit the show notes to comment and enjoy all the goodness: http://nakedwithnate.com This king has given up his crown No throne, all my tears have worn it down I'm pacing these halls until I tire A prisoner to all that I desire Support the show.||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBraver & Stronger: an honest look at the dangers and triumphs of romance||The wolves are waiting for you in the woods of your life. Sometimes you'll need to wrestle them, sometimes you'll have them curled asleep at your feet. In today's podcast episode I explore the joys and challenges gifted to us by romantic relationships,...||5 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe crazy journey you’re on and how friends help: an episode about golden shadows (NAKED017)||I hope you're ready for some deep explorations in this one! I sure did not expect to get into trauma when I started this episode...but that's the direction it went and it took me right with it! If you have been impacted by this world's hurts,||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis cat's got time: we're the only animals with watches (and other interesting ideas)||All I need is a patch of sunlight, from which to watch the world run by. You tell me life is a rat race...well, I'm no rat so I've got time. Some of the things you I dive deep into in this episode are, among other things: is our education hurting or h...||22 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs it worth doing anything if you can’t do much: The inspiring story of a boy and the starfish he saves…||A simple story of inspiration, hope and optimism which led to a song and, eventually, this podcast episode about the little things we do and why they matter. Full show-notes at http://nakedwithnate.com||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI will devour: a fun episode about death, decay and becoming a tree. #14||Imagine if all the graves were trees... Then all the graveyards would be forests. Have you ever thought that the body, once left, is probably best used to feed the earth it came from, feed the new, feed what comes after?||8 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLovers in the morning light...or why I didn't have sex for 3 years. #13||I didn't have sex for three and a half years, which led to me writing the song this episode is based on. Ok, listen, that first line is totally true but it is -at most- an itty bitty tiny little fraction of the story...||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs it more important to be right or to hear and be heard? #12||I left this was just a little too late this week, but I'm actually really happy with what ended up coming out. Here is a brief exploration of whether it's better to win or to communicate, to hear and be heard, to really connect... Show Notes: -||12 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy is violence celebrated but sex and skin are taboo? #11||Let's talk about sex! But seriously, have you noticed that there is this weird paradox in our society, where violence in the media and our lives seems accepted, even celebrated, while at the same time sex and nakedness are demonised? -||5 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSocial media and real life. Is what you see always what you get? #10||Today's episode of Getting Naked With Nate dives into the question of whether or not social media is real life. Also, is social media helping or hurting us? - As you know, everything I say is my own opinion, which I am totes open to changing,||28 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs your life supposed to be difficult and, if so, are there ways to make it easier? #09||In this week's episode of Getting Naked With Nate, I do my best to shed some light on the question of whether life really IS supposed to be so darn difficult!?! - I quote some far wiser folk than I, talk about what we DO have control over and share so...||21 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat inspires me to be a troubadour (and an intro to what this podcast is all about). #06||Support the show.||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn shadows, music and the meaning of love. #05||Our shadows are always right beside us, and today I discuss some of the things I've learned in my attempts at escaping from them. Also, some lovely music for your aural pleasure, plus a book recommendation and some good news to remind you that there IS...||7 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe danger of words and the power of communication. #04||In this episode of Getting Naked With Nate I talk about how words can be used as weapons and how empowered communication can positively impact relationships. I share some of the tools I've found useful in communication in my life and relationships,||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGrowing up in South Africa, My Creative Process, Good Music & More. #03||You asked and I answered! If you're active on the Nateives-only facebook group (really, it's amazing, you should totally be there), you'll have seen the poll I shared recently! Thanks to all those who put forward your ideas and voted on the ones you l...||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA conversation with an almost-preacher, turned nomadic ‘artivist’ musician, my friend Roaman. #02||This is my first public podcast, wahey (the first EVER one is right here)! - I'm so excited to share this with you, featuring a laughter-filled, depth-exploring and musical conversation between myself and one of my best friends,||7 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
How to make sense of LIFE?
I love listening to Nate, I find that in today's world we don't really think and even less so speak about our authentic human experience. There is a lot of podcasts offering excellent and pragmatic advice to improve our business, our health, our relationships but I feel Nate goes much deeper than that.
Hearing Nate reflecting on his live experiences and sharing his thoughts is refreshing and the level of his openness to all the life's experiences (not just the happy ones or the ones he's already figured out) is fascinating and I'm at awe how he can articulate complex thoughts and make me think look at things differently.
If you feel like there is more to life or if you feel maybe a bit confused by life, give this podcast a listen, it might give you the spark you've been looking for and it might help you realise you are not alone. Five Stars! Martin
Great stories and songs
Such a joy to listen to someone so authentic being so honest about his life. I find it to be uplifting and such a difference to what we find in the mainstream. It’s easy to connect to him at a deeper level as we’re all human and are looking for connection. The songs are great too. A really good podcast and great storyteller of his own experiences
Like an online Brother
Like Nate my mind rises and falls like a rollercoaster ride you can’t get off. His honesty, sheer love for life, appreciation of kindnesses, underlying misplaced self deprecation and pure ability to welcome all to his life is wonderful. He’s sharing music, thoughts, experiences and all in such an open, raw way it makes you want to reach through the airwaves and hug him.
Nate reminds me that I’m not alone in my thoughts, he’s like the arm around my shoulder from a brother I don’t have on tap at the press of a button. Nate’s is a life that’s valuable in its delightfully insular simplicity. His online social media problems are modern and replicated a million times over - but, he’s a sharer. Sharing not profiting. It’s a fine line and Nate is on the right side.