2018 Archive

#205 - Robert Dante - Whipmaster This week Woody & the Beast brings Robert Dante to the studio. Robert is a, Bullwhip Performer, Whip Teacher and Presenter of Workshops, Demos and Author of “Let’s Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip skills. Producer/performer in erotic/instructional DVD, Bullwhip: Art of the Single Tail Whip. Author of the bullwhip chapter in “Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns." Featured on HBO’s Real Sex, Playboy's Night Calls, and many more TV shows and podcasts. Four-time Guinness World Record holder. "The best whip master we have seen!" Skin Two Magazine.Robert Dante Whip ProgramsLet’s Get Cracking! -- Whips 101: The Basics, Getting a Good Foundation, Learning How to Learn, Commonly Encountered Problems and How to Solve Them.Bullwhip: The Epitome of S&M: BDSM applications of whip skills; Whip basics, crafting a bullwhip scene, working in tight spaces, maximizing your odds for a good scene, experiencing the Circle of Energy between Sadist and masochist/Top and bottom, open question period. (Bring your whip.) Dante Master Class: One-on-one intensives, formatted to sharpen your learning curve!Stacking the Odds in Your Favor: How to increase the likelihood of successful and safe bullwhip scenes without sacrificing intensity or enjoyability, based on Dante's years in the Scene as a BDSM and in the mainstream world as a professional bullwhip artist. Know the risks so you can make the smart choices!Fine Tuning Your Whips: Optimizing whips for better performance — crackers, falls, conditioning, storing, repairs, elements of good whip repair bags, and more. Bullwhip Arcana Revealed: Spiritual, philosophical, and magical aspects of the bullwhip.Events:Feb. 10, 2018 - Vicious Valentine IV Bloomington, MNFeb. 23-25, 2018 - Rome BDSM Conf., Rome, Italy Mar. 22, 2018 - The CitadelThe Citadel, San Francisco, CA Mar. 24, 2018 - , 3-hr Intensive Mar. 28-April 2, 2018 - TGIF, Fresno, CA May 26-June 3, 2018 - Camp Crucible, Maryland July 20-22, 2018 - Moxie’s Garden, Casco MELink: www.bullwhip.xxx

#209 - Billy Holder on New Relationship Energy KinkyCast Four Year Anniversary Show!Do you have someone new in your life? Do you have that heady feeling of euphoria when you think of your new love object? Billy Holder presents his view of New Relationship Energy, recorded live at Frolicon.Billy Holder is a Polyamory activist, educator, and community organizer who helped found and manage the Non-Profit Organization Atlanta Polyamory, as well as Atlanta Poly Weekend. Billy also served as the Vice President of Relationship Equality Foundation Inc. a public charity 501 (c)(3), where his primary role was outreach, education and new program development. Also as a member of the Polyamory Leadership Network, he is in contact with Polyam community leaders from around the world and is up to date on all the happenings, conferences, news, and events.Billy has been Poly identified since 2004, but believes he has always been poly, since he began dating. Monogamy never worked out right. His first experience with multiple relationships was asking someone to the prom as a 2nd date. They didn’t react kindly at the notion they were back up in case the plans with the first fell through. But he never got to explain that’s not what he meant.Muchgrowth has happened since and he now knows the value of upfront disclosure in relationships.Billy and his family have been featured in CNN.com article “Polyamory: When three is not a crowd” By Emmanuella Grinberg, Sex and Dating : Is Atlanta a Hotbed for Polyamory - GA voice Feb 2011, the Australian Morning TV Show, ” Weekend Sunrise” and also, NBC’s “One Big, Happy, Poly, Family” and others see the MEDIA page for a full list! He has been a presenter at Poly Living, Beyond the Love, Frolicon, Outlantacon, The Warehouse SC, Atlanta Poly Weekend, Georgia State University and others. See Appearances to find out where he will be next.In Billy’s ‘spare’ time he balances a busy life of Father, Partner and Boyfriend. As well as training in Taekwondo With a daughter and partners who are also active in Taekwondo. Having recently earned a Black Belt his training has only just really begun. His weeknights are usually a blur of driving, scheduling, and cooking. Date night is in there for his partners individually to ensure personal connection time and support for each. The weekends are spent with family and friends, when not teaching or working for the rights of others. Hobbies include Taekwondo, Geocaching, kayaking, camping, boating, woodworking, shooting range time, and yard work.KeyWords: podcast, kinkycast, poly, relationship, new, energy, billy, holder, activist, atlanta

#211 - Ben Hopper - Fine Artist & Photographer

#211 - Ben Hopper - Fine Artist & Photographer Ben Hopper is a fine art photographer working mainly in the performing arts. Since 2007 he has been working closely with local and international artists, companies and venues to produce both promotional imagery and material for creative projects. His clients and partners include Cirque du Soleil, The Roundhouse, The School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) at Stockholm University of the Arts, The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC), Les 7 doigts de la main (The 7 Fingers), DV8 Physical Theatre, and more.Hopper’s photography has been featured by a wide range of organizations across the arts sector, including acclaimed publishers / exhibitors 125, legendary event producers Secret Cinema, and a variety of cultural venues and festivals including Jacksons Lane in London and CIRCa Festival in France. Hopper’s photography has also reached a wide online audience through media outlets including The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ELLE, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and GQ. His controversial project ‘Natural Beauty’, has reached millions around the world after going viral in April 2014.Since 2010, Hopper has participated in over 30 exhibitions, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 his first major solo show ‘Giving Something Back' was attended by 5000 people. In 2016 Hopper exhibited his project Transfiguration in Paris at Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain following a 2nd successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2015. The Paris exhibition was followed by 2 London shows:In April at The Roundhouse (London) as part of their contemporary circus festival CircusFest and in May at The Truman Brewery in the heart of Brick Lane. The London exhibitions were supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.The Transfiguration exhibitions were attended by over 35,000 people.Ben Hopper lives and works in Hackney Wick in London but often travels and works around the globe. Links: https://therealbenhopper.com/ https://fetlife.com/users/576905 https://www.patreon.com/BenHopperKeywords: podcast, kinkycast, ben, hopper, photographer, artist, fine, london, controversial, exhibitions, international

#212 - A Mischief Managed - The Evolution of a New Dom

#212 - A Mischief Managed - The Evolution of a New Dom AMischiefManaged (Ron) is a relatively new face to the kink scene. Even though his journey has taken him to hundreds of events in 10 different cities, most may only know of him through his writings, which are beginning to rival some of the most prolific writers on the fetlife.com platform. His particular writing style brings an unexpected sense of authenticity, openness with his flaws, and thought provoking perspectives to his own journey as well as the journey of those around him. Those who are new to the scene can find a library of these writings on his profile as well as a recommended class progression to take someone from knowing absolutely nothing to being fairly comfortable and integrated with their local scene. He has also spent time developing an intensive class called “The Philosophy of Fulfillment in Power Exchange.” The purpose of which is to build the rules, protocols, and the traditions observed in a relationship around 30 unique personality aspects of each individual, the love language the person hears, the golden circle of why we do what we do, as well as the desires and bucket list each person wishes to experience in their life. It is by far the most requested class he teaches. Today he shares with us his own journey and some wisdom he hopes the next generation can use to revolutionize their kinky experience.Link: https://fetlife.com/users/3949958Keywords: podcast, kinkycast, mischief, managed, evolution, dom, new, kink, scene, journey, prolific, writer.

#214 - Ben Schenker - Poly Law

#214 - Ben Schenker - Poly LawBen focuses on providing legal support to families, especially LGBT/GSM and polyamorous families, utilizing a variety of techniques, ranging from cohabitation agreements and parenting plans to estate planning and preparing to obtain cohabitation rights via alternative mechanisms. Ben can also offer tax advice, especially as relates to pre-nuptial agreements. Ben works with clients to make sure that the fees he charges are reasonable, and will work with payment plans. Ben is admitted to practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is a member of the D.C. Bar Association Family Law Community, the Family Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Alternative Families Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, as well as of the DC LGBT Bar Association and the National LGBT Bar Association. He is a strong believer in pro bono service, and has earned awards from the California State Bar and the Legal Aid Society of San Diego for his work.Ben has published articles about divorce and estate planning, and the history of divorce in Maryland. He also has a forthcoming article focusing on how attorneys can use the lessons learned by LGBT/GSM attorneys to help protect non-married and polyamorous families, and an upcoming presentation to a local kink group about how to use estate planning techniques to ensure privacy. Ben has presented his paper about the history of divorce in Maryland to the Family Law Sections of the Baltimore County Bar Association and the Baltimore City Bar Association. Links: Website: Polyamory.law MDSchenkerLaw.comFacebook: @mdschenkerlaw Twitter: @polyamorylawyerEmail: PolyamoryLawyer@gmail.com Ben@SchenkerLaw.comWebsite Feature: https://www.mdschenkerlaw.com/service-finder/Ben was featured on PolyWeekly Podcast: http://polyweekly.com/550-ask-poly-lawyer/Keywords: podcast, kinkycast, ben, schenker, poly, law, dc, bar, lgbt, gsm, legal, aid

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