Matthew Félix On Air: People Who Create. People Who Make a Difference.
By Matthew Felix | Novel • Travel Writing • Short Stories | Adventure, humor, and spirituality.
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Live on Facebook Live (authormatthewfelix) every Sunday at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 Eastern, the “Matthew Félix On Air” video podcast features author Matthew Félix and guests discussing writing, travel, and whatever else piques Matthew’s interest, from spirituality to cultural happenings to the outdoors to anything with a good story worth exploring. [ o ] Video version also available on YouTube. [ o ] matthewfelix.com [ o ] Music credit: Cold Funk by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)/Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License/http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
||Clean09 Writing & Books: Literary Death Match!||The LA Times called Literary Death Match “...the most entertaining reading series ever." In the lead-up to next week’s 10/17 San Francisco Literary Death Match, I talked with producer Matthew DeCoster about what it is, how it attracts such top-notch talent and celebrity judges, and why it’s been such a success the world over, from New York to London to Shanghai and beyond. Matthew DeCoster is a producer at Literary Death Match San Francisco and a former member of Litquake's Executive Committee. At Litquake, he produced Write On and hosted Barely Published Authors. He's been published in sPARKLE & bLINK, SFWire, and BANG OUT, and featured at numerous reading series.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 Activism & Health: Cannabis!||Cannabis activists David Goldman and Michael Koehn talk about the past, present, and future of pot, from medical marijuana to legalization of recreational pot to current cannabis-related issues on the political scene. David Goldman and Michael Koehn have lived in San Francisco for over 45 years. Active in the past in the civil rights movement for the LGBT community, for the past 12 years, they have worked tirelessly for the rights of medical cannabis patients and for cannabis law reform. From 2008 through 2013, they were on the leadership team of the San Francisco chapter of Americans for Safe Access, the nation's largest organization devoted to medical cannabis advocacy. In 2014, they became leaders in the San Francisco chapter of the Brownie Mary Democratic Club, continuing their work on cannabis law reform. David served on San Francisco's Medical Cannabis Task Force from 2009 - 2011.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 Writing & Books: Litquake 2018||Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware filled us in on what’s in store for this year’s San Francisco festival, October 11 - 20! Litquake is an annual literary festival started in 1999 in San Francisco that has since spread to cities throughout the country and abroad. The festival consists of readings, discussions, and themed events, and it’s heralded as the largest literary event west of the Mississippi. To date 7,100 authors and 145,854 attendees have participated in the festival.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 Film: The Mill Valley Film Festival||Director of Programming for the Mill Valley Film Festival, Zoë Elton, talks about what’s going on in film and what’s in store for this year’s festival, which takes place 10/4 - 10/14! In addition to a who’s who of A-listers, including past guests Helen Mirren, Ryan Gosling, Glenn Close, Edward Norton, and too many others to mention, every year the 11-day Mill Valley Film Festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers and 60,000 attendees from around the world.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 Books & Travel: 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die||Travel writers Kimberley Lovato and Jill Robinson presented their new book, for tourists and locals alike! We had a hilarious and informative talk ranging from why they decided to write a book for people about to die; the truth about fortune cookies, the color of the Golden Gate Bridge (not gold!), and the name of San Francisco’s fog. We also learned about Irish coffee, how Jill became a certified ninja demi-goddess of tequila, and the risks involved running naked in San Francisco’s famed Bay to Breakers race. And much, much more (seriously)…||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 Refugee to Poet to Psychologist||Nahid Fattahi is a humanitarian, storyteller, poet, yogi, and soon-to-be psychologist. She is also an Afghan refugee. We talked about her incredible escape from Afghanistan, the work she’s done with refugees both in Greece and with Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, and why she decided to give up her lucrative marketing career to become a psychologist. We also pondered her beguiling love of Canada’s Tim Horton’s coffee, clarified for listeners that Afghanistan is not located in Africa, and mused upon the difference between mules and donkeys—without coming to any conclusions. Nahid also read for us a poem in Farsi, and another in English, which she wrote for her son. An engaging, fun, and illuminating conversation.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 Books & Bookstores: Declare your indie-pendence!||A wide-ranging talk with Borderlands Books' owner and founder Alan Beatts. Matthew and Alan discussed Borderlands' history -- including the controversy that garnered it unexpected national attention in 2015, landing Alan everywhere from the pages of the New Yorker to on camera for Fox and other news outlets. Matthew and Alan also talked about what the climate is like today for indie bookstores, both how they've dealt with Amazon and some of the innovative ways they continue to adapt to the future. Borderlands Books is a new and used bookstore specializing in science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror, located in San Francisco's Mission District. Borderlands is one of the largest stores in their specialty in the world, with nearly 30,000 titles in stock. The store has been mentioned in AAA's travel magazine VIA, Gourmet Magazine, and the Washington Post. Last April, Borderlands made Atlas Obscura’s list of 62 of the World's Best Independent Bookstores.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 Spirituality: Sweet Dreams||Matthew has a fascinating talk with dream expert Jane Carleton about dreams, dreaming, dream work, and more! What are dreams? Why do they matter? How can we remember them? What about nightmares? Recurring dreams? How can we understand what they might be trying to tell us? How can dreams be used to heal? Jane Carleton has a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MA in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Dream Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She has taught graduate level courses on dreams, the imagination, and synchronicity at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and she is a presenting member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 Books & Travel: Me, Myself, and I||For his first-ever video podcast episode, Matthew's first guest was...himself! After author, filmmaker, and LitWings founder Erin Byrne was on a previous episode of the show, she enthusiastically declared she wanted to turn the tables and interview Matthew. And so, for the inaugural video podcast episode, she did just that. Erin and Matthew talked about his two published books, as well as his forthcoming one; his time living in Spain, France, and Turkey; and his recent trip to Central Asia. The conversation also ventured into intuition, the show itself, and much more. A fun, in-depth, wide-ranging interview.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|