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    The Power of Gratitude (2023) ft. Pia Cruz

    14 JUN. 2024 · Pia Cruz shares her journey from the Philippines to the UK, overcoming trauma and finding success as a model. She shares why her family left the Philippines and the challenges she faced fitting in and finding herself in a new country. Pia talks about walking away from a toxic relationship for the sake of her son and the difficulties of being a single mother. Pia also emphasizes the importance of standing up for oneself in the modeling industry, the power of manifestation and gratitude. In this conversation, Pia shares her experiences as a model and a mother, discussing topics such as mental health, social media, and the modeling industry. She emphasizes the importance of having a strong sense of self and being mentally prepared before pursuing a modeling career. Pia also talks about her tattoos and the changing perception of tattoos in society, her favorite Filipino foods and her ways of decompressing and relieving stress. Episode Release Date: Feb. 2023 Chapters   (00:00) Introduction and Getting to Know Pia  (04:25) Pia's Journey from the Philippines to the UK (09:39) Walking Away from Toxic Relationships (12:55) Pia's Success as a Model (26:19) Pia's Unique Sense of Humor (30:35) Manifestation and Gratitude (34:59) Balancing Social Media and Self-Care (36:39) Navigating the Modeling Industry and Mental Health (41:36) The Changing Perception of Tattoos (49:14) Advice for Aspiring Models (59:17) Favorite Filipino Foods and Cultural Misunderstandings (01:03:37) Healthy Ways to Decompress and Relieve Stress https://www.instagram.com/piakristinecruz Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.iamvon.net/
    Escuchado 1h 8m 48s
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    From Addiction to Recovery: A Journey of Transformation ft. Daniel Nuño

    7 JUN. 2024 · Daniel Nuño shares his journey with addiction and recovery. Both Daniel and Von discuss their experiences with addiction and how it has impacted their lives. They also touch on their religious upbringings and how it has influenced their perspectives. The conversation highlights the importance of accountability and taking responsibility for one's actions. Daniel emphasizes the value of finding a 12-step program and the impact it has had on his life. Daniel Nuño shares his journey of addiction and recovery, highlighting the importance of building a life worth staying clean for. He emphasizes the impact of sharing stories and being of service to others. Daniel discusses the fear of withdrawal from opiates and the painful experience it entails. He reflects on the transformation he has undergone, from wanting to forget everything to loving where his life is now. Daniel also talks about his involvement in Good Morning Capital, an IG live show focused on personal development and daily routines, and his role as the founder and CEO of Basecamp Academy, a residential mental health program for adolescent young men. Chapters   (00:00) Introduction and Guest Introduction (00:51) The Importance of Talking About Addiction and Recovery (11:16) Growing Up in the Mormon Faith (25:30) The Pursuit of Oblivion (33:16) Personal Growth and Taking Responsibility (35:42) Addiction and the Painful Reality of Withdrawal (49:45) The Power of Perception and Personal Growth (56:15) The Turning Point: Committing to Recovery (01:13:47) From Doubt to Transformation: Unexpected Results (01:18:44) Living a Life of Sobriety: Embracing the Journey https://www.instagram.com/d_nuno/ https://www.instagram.com/mygoodmorningcapital/ https://www.instagram.com/bascampacademyutah/ Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon https://www.iamvon.net/
    Escuchado 1h 22m 5s
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    Hold Me Down: A Musical Journey Into the BDSM Scene ft. Jackie Yangyuen

    31 MAY. 2024 · Von and Jackie discuss the BDSM and kink scene, as well as Jackie's one-woman musical, Hold Me Down. They talk about how to get involved in the scene, including attending classes and munches (casual hangouts). They also clarify the definitions of BDSM, kinks, and fetishes. Jackie explains that BDSM is about power dynamics and can involve pain and pleasure, while kinks are personal preferences that turn someone on. They also touch on the misconceptions surrounding BDSM, such as the portrayal in 50 Shades of Grey. They discuss the importance of communication, negotiation, and consent in BDSM, as well as the use of safe words. They also explore different aspects of BDSM, including role-playing, rope bondage (Shibari), and the variety of outfits and costumes in the scene. Jackie shares their experiences in the BDSM and kink scene, including the attire, etiquette, and purpose of dungeons. They explain that dungeons are community spaces where people can engage in BDSM play in a safe and consensual environment. Jackie also discusses their journey of finding freedom through bondage and overcoming shame and trauma. They turned their experiences into a musical called Hold Me Down, which incorporates dance, stand-up comedy, emotional storytelling, and original songs. The show is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and will have five performances in June. Chapters: (00:00) Introduction and Rehearsals for Hold Me Down (02:23) Curiosity about BDSM and Kinks (05:19) Explaining BDSM and Kinks (08:36) Misconceptions and Representation of BDSM (12:20) Power Dynamics and Safe Words (13:54) Role Play and Different Dynamics (15:53) Shibari: Japanese Rope Bondage (22:08) Etiquette and Entry into the BDSM Community (23:35) Exploring BDSM and Kink  (31:03) Different Rules at Play Parties (36:20) Finding Freedom Through Bondage (41:10)From Songs to a One-Woman Show (46:54) The Challenges of Rehearsing and Producing (51:54) Getting Involved in the BDSM Scene (53:35) Attending Classes and Munches (54:05) Coordinating Play Parties (55:05) Using FetLife to Connect  (56:08) Being Cautious of Creepers https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/10490?tab=details She was tangled up in shame and expectations of what everyone else wanted her to be.Through bondage, she found freedom.A one woman autobiographical musical as told by Jackie Yangyuen (she/they) – a queer and Asian American songwriter, actor, and kinky human.There will be an extra 30 min Q&A segment after the 6/22 performance! Location: 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 Dates:   Sun June 09, 5:30 PM Sat June 15, 7:30 PM Mon June 17, 8:30 PM Sat June 22, 10:00 PM Sun June 30, 2:30 PM
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    Burn Out

    25 MAY. 2024 · In this solo episode, Von discusses his experience with burnout and the importance of prioritizing mental health and family. He reflects on his six-year journey of podcasting and how it has become a routine and part of his identity. Von also shares his struggle to balance podcasting with his social life and the challenges of scheduling guests. Despite the challenges, he finds fulfillment in podcasting and the opportunity to have conversations about mental health and recovery. Chapters  (00:00) Introduction and Experience with Burnout (06:52) The Routine and Identity of Podcasting (09:33) Balancing Podcasting and Social Life (12:42) Challenges of Scheduling and Self-Expectations (26:13) Focus on Mental Health and Recovery (28:47) Conclusion and Farewell Follow Me on Social Media:  https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon https://www.iamvon.net/
    Escuchado 29m 21s
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    Letting Go Of Comparison ft. Megan Sales

    17 MAY. 2024 · Von and Megan discuss various topics including their shared Filipino heritage, their experiences with sobriety, and their perspectives on work-life balance. They talk about their favorite Filipino foods and reminisce about their childhoods in the Philippines. Megan shares her journey to sobriety and the impact it has had on her life. They also discuss the pressure to hustle and the importance of prioritizing self-care and mental health. The conversation explores the importance of mindset and mental well-being in achieving success and overcoming challenges. It emphasizes that nothing in life matters until your mind is clear and highlights the difference between a scarcity mindset and an abundance mindset. The discussion also touches on the topics of comparison, resentment, and taking things personally, offering insights on how to handle negative emotions. The concept of resilience is explored, with the understanding that it is the choice to keep living and getting up despite life's challenges. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the podcast Untouchable Babes and the importance of setting a flexible schedule that aligns with personal needs and priorities. Episode 218 Chapters (00:00) Introduction and Childhood Memories (05:12) Journey to Sobriety (13:04) The Pressure to Hustle and the Importance of Self-Care (23:53) Setting Realistic Goals and Avoiding Comparison (26:29) The Power of a Clear Mind (27:20) From Scarcity to Abundance: Shifting Mindsets (29:32) Letting Go of Comparison and Resentment (32:01) Choosing Resilience in the Face of Challenges (36:26) Untouchable Babes: Empowering Women's Mindsets (39:33) The Importance of a Flexible Schedule for Well-being  Meg Sales Links: https://linktr.ee/megsales Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon https://www.iamvon.net/ 
    Escuchado 54m 49s
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    No More Dead Friends Ft. James Evans

    3 MAY. 2024 · Von interviews James Evans, the host of the No More Dead Friends podcast, about his journey to sobriety. James discusses the feeling of relief and escape that substance abuse provided him, as well as the external factors that contributed to his addiction. James also talks about his experience in treatment and the importance of building a foundation in recovery. Both Von and James reflect on the challenges and rewards of maintaining sobriety. The conversation explores the importance of addiction recovery and the challenges faced by individuals in maintaining sobriety. The hosts discuss their personal experiences with addiction and the role of support systems, such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA), in their recovery journeys. They emphasize the need for education and understanding of addiction as a disease and the importance of treating it as such. The conversation also delves into the power of cognitive behavioral therapy in changing distorted thinking patterns and building self-worth. The hosts discuss the No More Dead Friends podcast and its mission to share stories of recovery and promote awareness about addiction. Chapters   (00:00) Introduction and Background (08:50) James' Experience with Alteration and Medication (25:10) The Challenges and Rewards of Maintaining Sobriety (32:43) The Role of Support Systems (49:33) Introducing the No More Dead Friends Podcast https://nomoredeadfriends.buzzsprout.com/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/nomoredeadfriends/?etsrc=sdt https://www.instagram.com/nomoredeadfriends24/ Follow Me on Social Media:  https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/  https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/   https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon Website: https://iamvon.net
    Escuchado 1h 6m 19s
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    Breaking Generational Trauma ft. Channy Crossfire

    26 ABR. 2024 · On today's episode, Von has a profound conversation with Channy Crossfire who is a South-East Asian multifaceted adult content creator. Channy bravely opened up about the personal struggles, that propelled her towards this path, such as mental health challenges and a desire to pursue her passions. Delving deeper into the conversation, they explore exploitation, personal agency, situational awareness, and consent in the adult industry. As the dialogue unfolded, Channy Crossfire shared personal experiences from the adult industry, shedding light on the challenges and risks encountered in more extreme scenes. Crossfire underscores the importance of mentorship, accountability, and maintaining a balance between personal and professional life. Her insights on transparency, empowerment, and self-advocacy shed light on the significance of establishing support systems and promoting a culture of safety within the industry. Their dialogue expands into the realm of mental health awareness and healing within Asian American communities. In a raw and insightful culmination of our discussion, they explore the deeply personal journey of breaking toxic cycles, healing from past traumas, embracing self-discovery. Von and Channy share vulnerabilities around struggles with self-hatred, trauma, addictive behaviors, emphasizing the importance of accountability, self-forgiveness, moving towards a path of self-love and acceptance. Navigating the impact of family dynamics and inherited toxic habits, they unearth the significance of breaking the cycle of shame and trauma to cultivate emotional resilience and maturity. Chapters: (0:00) Introduction to Channy Crossfire (8:36) Reflections on Recovery and Mental Health Awareness (14:25) Challenges in the Adult Content Industry (19:36) Importance of Safe Words and Safety Protocols (22:07)Experience with Hardcore Scenes and Setting Boundaries (26:53) Embracing Authenticity and Intensity (27:45) Journey to Mental Health Advocacy (28:59) Life Changes and Epiphanies (47:15) Breaking Toxic Family Cycles (49:18) Fighting for Future Generations (50:57) Bridging Generational Perspectives https://linktr.ee/channycrossfire?fbclid=PAZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAaZAgd0Q2_qlZdLs8LIm37mu6UJyOFkx1O5z8GUQcQsrYhmR2imI9Q3dMBo_aem_AdYycvPxegbxqII5a7oNGud8RrYzeEgMdw3eUe-KgZIXSUaQz6XX-ayq0HsDnoDzrlC2Urd7AIF2QCms3cu5rJsC Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon
    Escuchado 53m 46s
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    Celebrating Filipino Culture Through Food Ft. Justin Foronda

    16 ABR. 2024 · In this conversation, Von interviews Justin, a breakdancer, registered nurse, and founder of Hi-Fi Kitchen. They discuss their past experiences in the open mic and music scene, as well as Justin's journey into breakdancing and nursing. They also touch on Von's fear of needles, their love for food, and the inspiration behind starting Hi-Fi Kitchen. Justin shares his journey from nursing to starting his own restaurant, Hi-Fi Kitchen, in Historic Filipinotown. He talks about his passion for food and creativity, and how he decided to take a leap and pursue his dream. Justin also discusses the LA spin on Filipino classics that Hi-Fi Kitchen offers, and the importance of celebrating the Filipino culture through food. He mentions two upcoming events: an art exhibit highlighting the Filipino Angelino diaspora and Historic Illipinos, an event celebrating the impact of Filipinos in Hip-Hop. Chapters (00:00) Introduction and Reconnecting (07:24) Balancing Nursing and Music (15:08) The Birth of Hi-Fi Kitchen (38:45) Upcoming Events: Art Exhibit and Historic Illipinos Buy Historic Illipino Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-illipinos-iv-moving-the-needle-tickets-876812167797?aff=oddtdtcreator&fbclid=PAZXh0bgNhZW0BMQABpjE25BL5z2FjbdRPyPTLegDYBCZaL_lne-9jjp3LbpCgBqxYqN82zeN_4g_aem_AVVVLaaTbtx0NkxNJJhBRcMpN_2A9c8XXqlU3TEZbNceDGlF9-nmWnTwBbvTxx9R6hY Hi-Fi Kitchen IG: https://www.instagram.com/hifikitchen/ Historic Illipinos IG: https://www.instagram.com/historicillipinos?igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon
    Escuchado 45m 16s
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    Clean and Serene

    12 ABR. 2024 · Von discusses his recent illness, his experience with insomnia due to medication, and his decision to prioritize rest. He also shares his excitement about finally interviewing a guest he has been wanting to have on the podcast for two years. Von celebrates his 18 months of sobriety and reflects on the positive changes he has experienced during this time. He acknowledges the transfer of addictive behavior to other areas of his life, such as excessive spending on shoes and clothes, and the importance of being mindful of these tendencies. Von emphasizes the importance of talking to trusted individuals who can relate to his experiences and provide support.   Chapters: (0:44) Got sick last week (3:32) Comfort zone story (7:12) Celebrating 18 months of clean time (10:27) The urge to use and drink has gone away (12:43) Addiction transferring to other activities Follow Me on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/thevoncastshow/ https://www.instagram.com/shibavon/  https://www.tiktok.com/@wowshibavon
    Escuchado 22m 45s
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    Positive Masculinity & Well-Being (2018) ft. Richie Hardcore

    5 ABR. 2024 · Happy Friday everyone! No new episode today, I have been feeling under the weather the past few days. Here is an episode from 2018, When I did podcast episodes in person!  Richie Hardcore is from New Zealand and he was in So-Cal for a few days. I met him up in his hotel room and we had this conversation. Hope you enjoy!  Richie Hardcore has been a community worker in New Zealand as an advocate for alcohol and drug harm reduction. A public speaker speaking on many topics that regard mental health, campaigner against domestic and sexual violence. Richie is also a Muay Thai coach and former fighter himself. I had the honor of meeting up with Richie to discuss topics about harm reduction, problematic masculinity and consent. While this conversation is very heavy, we light hearted topics about his affiliation with The Amity Affliction, Deez Nuts, Louie Knuxx. Website: http://richiehardcore.com/ IG:https://www.instagram.com/richiehardcore/
    Escuchado 1h 26m 48s
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