Beth Spencer is an award-winning writer of poetry, fiction, essays and audio texts produced for ABC Radio-National. She lives and writes on Darkinjung land on the Central Coast, NSW. www.bethspencer.com
Beth Spencer in conversation with Kit Kelen about his creative practice as poet, artist, publisher, collaborator, academic, mentor, musician and blogger. Kit reads selections from some of his many books intercut with original guitar tracks. They discuss Holden cars, bushfires, coal-addiction, and the role of place in his work -- as a writer who uses a lot of Australian idiom, colloquialisms and reference to landscape in his poetry, and who has also been widely translated. The process and benefits of translation, the role of habits and doodling, the disruptive power of humour in creative and political practice, and the importance of community and friendship. Links: The Daily Kit blog - www.thedailykitkelen.blogspot.com www.kitkelen.com - art and writingSupport the show.Support the show: https://climactic.com.au/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Beth Spencer in conversation with Kit Kelen about his creative practice as poet, artist, publisher, collaborator, academic, mentor, musician and blogger. Kit reads selections from some of his many books intercut with original guitar tracks. They discuss Holden cars, bushfires, coal-addiction, and the role of place in his work -- as a writer who uses a lot of Australian idiom, colloquialisms and reference to landscape in his poetry, and who has also been widely translated. The process and benefits of translation, the role of habits and doodling, the disruptive power of humour in creative and political practice, and the importance of community and friendship. Links: The Daily Kit blog - www.thedailykitkelen.blogspot.com www.kitkelen.com - art and writingSupport the show: https://www.climactic.com.au/p/support-the-collective/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As we face the challenge of COVID-19 / the novel Coronavirus, and go further into lock-down as our act of love and caring for each other, here are some thoughts and tools to keep regenerating a sense of calm in a world out of balance. May you be safe and well as we learn new ways to connect and support each other through a time in which the only certainly is change.  Mentioned in this podcast: O'Sensei - founder of Aikido - video footage of a public demonstration at age 85 The Tapping Solution App (for android or iphone) -- this uses tEFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or 'Tapping') and has quite a lot of free material including a very simple and short (5 min) guide for beginners on how to start using the tapping basic recipe on your own. You can also use the guided audios on specific issues (these also have visual reminders of where the tap points are located, so can be really helpful for beginners and excellent for experienced tappers too.)  The free tap-along meditation in this App that I mention  is  'Coronavirus Covid-19 Stress: Quiet My Racing Mind (for sleep)'. There are also millions of youtube videos that show how to tap and how to use it in different ways. And please reach out to a certified practitioner if you need help.  Also see -- the science and research behind EFT Tapping --a list of over 100 studies in peer-reviewed journals -- a recent article in the Journal of Evidence-based Integrative Medicine Also check out Dr Norman Swan's ABC-RN podcast -- Coronacast -- for up to date information on the pandemic and the response You can follow me on Facebook, or Twitter, or Instagram. And please subscribe to The Bleeding Heart Survival Kit and Climactic at itunes or wherever you get your podcasts. and thank you to all who have shared the links with friends or on social media. Hugely appreciated.  Stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, look after each other - and thank you for your contributions and service. 
In this episode I talk about sleep -- how to get better and deeper sleep and how to soothe the active, creative, caring brain when things are so very troubling and overwhelming. I share some of my favourite and unusual sleep tools and tips to help you enjoy the magic of sleep and feel more nourished and ready to face this unpredictable and crazy world and contribute to creating change. This episode is jam packed, so you might like to take a break in the middle and try out some of the ideas, and come back for the second half later on. (Someone described it as “like eating a big big chocolate mousse that was so delicious but also kind of too much in one go.”) Anyway, I want to get it up for now but I might come back later and break it into 2 parts. Meanwhile, hope something here is helpful. And if so, please help The Bleeding Heart Survival Kit get out into the world by sharing on your social media and sharing it personally it with someone you know whose caring heart and creative brain might sometimes make it hard to switch off and drift into the land of zzzzz. Stay well, and look after each other. Links: For more about Modesty Blaise - 'The Comic-Strip Heroine I'll Never Forget' by Caitlin Flanagan (The Atlantic, March 2018) Win Wenger, The Einstein Factor - more more about 'image streaming'  For a short intro to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique - or 'Tapping')  Feldenkrais method 
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12
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4
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8 hours, 27 minutes
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