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Naturist Living Show

Summary: The Naturist Living Show presents topics related to naturism and discusses issues of interest to naturists. (nudism/nudist in some countries) Naturism is more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical, psychological, environmental, social and moral benefits. The podcast is produced by Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in Ontario, Canada.

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 Naturist and Nudist Organizations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We discuss the role of naturist and nudist organizations through an interview with Jim Smock, the new Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). Links to items mentioned in the show: Video (in French) of the 1974 INF Congress where Francis Schelstraete proposed the definition of naturism which was adopted.Domain de BélézyInternational Naturist Federation (INF)Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN)American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR)The Naturist Society (TNS) Episode XL Disclaimer: While the original interview with Jim Smock was conducted in person, it was redone by telephone due to technical problems.

 Teenagers and Young Adults in Naturism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Contrary to recent reports, there is youth in naturism! The truth is revealed about adolescent and young adult naturists. We also discuss how to attract more young people into naturist clubs. And we set a new a new record in December 2011: 57,756 listeners in one month!! Links to items mentioned in the show: TV Show: My Daughter the Teenage NudistThe Bare Oaks Channel on DailyMotion.comNaked Vegan Cooking BlogReuters Blog & Video about Naturism at Bare Oaks Family Naturist ParkEpisode #8, Why Clothing-Optional Does Not Work Episode XXXIX

 French Naturism and Objectification Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Listener comments, naturism in France, and some recent research on objectification. Links to items mentioned in the show: Video on Naturism in FranceUniversity of Maryland Mind Perception and Morality Lab"More than a body: Mind perception and the nature of objectification" in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Episode XXXVIII

 A Brief History of Nakedness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A bit of history and spirituality in naturism by way of an interview with Philip Carr-Gomm, author of A Brief History of Nakedness as well as a psychologist and the leader of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids for over twenty years. Links to items mentioned in the show: Among the Nudists by Frances Merrill; Mason MerrillThe Future of Nakedness by John Langdon-DaviesAbe BooksAlibrisA Brief History of Nakedness by Philip Carr-GommOrder of Bards Ovates & DruidsNudity: A Cultural Anatomy by Ruth Barcan Episode XXXVII

 Fashion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Fashion is often considered the antithesis to naturism. It can indeed be an oppressive tyrant. But it can also simply be an aesthetic or artistic consideration. We interview Joshua Williams, an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York who recently discovered naturism. Links to items mentioned in the show: Joshua William's websiteFashion Institute of TechnologyL’Association des Naturistes de ParisGunnison Beach at Sandy Hook, New JerseySky Farm Nudist Club Photo: From the 1994 film, Prêt-à-Porter, by director Robert Altman. Episode XXXVI

 Québec Naturism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Naturism in the province of Québec as described by Michel Vaïs, one of its most notable champions. Plus audience numbers (over 40,000 listeners per month!), a listener's letter, and the financing of naturism. Links to items mentioned in the show: Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN) Centre écologique et naturiste La PommerieWomen Podcast - Episode 27 Episode XXXV

 Barely Proper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A radio-play adaptation of Barely Proper by Tom Cushing recorded at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park on August 4, 2011 during the Naturist Festival. Originally published in 1931 and subtitled "an unplayable play", Barely Proper was extensively performed in nudist/naturist clubs in the 1960's and 1970's and served as an introduction and fundraiser for them. Links to items mentioned in the show: Nude Theatre – Episode 31Theatre au Naturel: A Collection of Naturist PlaysIllustration by Mordecai Gorelik from the original 1931 edition of Barely Proper by Tom Cushing. The One-Act Adaptation of Barely Proper is by Leonard Lehrman ©1991 The music at the beginning of the play is Choro "Aguenta, seu Fulgêncio", composed by Lourenço Lamartine and played by Pixinguinha (flute) and Lourenço Lamartine. Recorded in 1929 (RCA Victor Talking Machine Company of Brazil) Episode XXXIV

 Movie Wrap-Up and Growing Up Without Shame | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A discussion with some of the cast & crew of Act Naturally after the Toronto movie preview and an interview with Dennis Craig Smith, author of The Naked Child/Growing Up Without Shame and Naked Fear. Links to items mentioned in the show: Act NaturallyFox TheatreNudity & Christianity Podcast - Episode 32Women Podcast - Episode 27Growing Up Without ShameNaked Fear Episode XXXIII

 Christianity and Naturism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Naturism and religion is discussed with a focus on Christianity and the Bible. We interview author Tom Pine who has written extensively about Christianity and naturism. Matthew Neal of The Biblical Naturist Blog is also interviewed about his post on objectification and lust in religion. Links to items mentioned in the show: Ethical Naturists in episode 30Wilfrid Laurier UniversityNaturism discussion on the Anglican Samizdat blogTom Pine discussing naturist fiction in episode 6Tom Pine's Nudesletter and The Naked Truth Naturists websitePornography discussion in episode 30The objectification of women discussion on The Biblical Naturist blog Books on Christianity and naturism: Nudity & Christianity by Jim C. CunninghamNakedness and the Bible by Paul BowmanGrowing Up Without Shame by Dennis Craig Smith Photo by: ~zymon~ Episode XXXII

 Nude Theatre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

A discussion of nudity in theatre including a play where a clothing-optional night was held in March 2011. Plus an interview with the actors of this two-woman show where they spend most of their time nude on stage. Links to items mentioned in the show: Act Naturally – June 26, 2011 Toronto Movie PreviewTheatre au Naturel: A Collection of Naturist PlaysAu Naturel: The History of Nudism in CanadaTheatre Passe MurailleMontparnasse Clothing-Optional Night Episode XXXI

 Ethical Naturists plus a Naturist Pioneer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We introduce the concept of the Ethical Naturist. We also interview Cec Cinder, one of the pioneers of naturism and a prolific author. Links to items mentioned in the show: Naturist or Nudist? – Episode 3Why Clothing-Optional Does Not Work - Episode 8Gymnophobia – Episode 14Act Naturally – The MovieOlive Dell RanchDie Nacktheit – English TranslationThe Nudist Idea Episode XXX Photo by Ðariusz

 New Naturist Film | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

An interview with J. P. Riley, director and producer of the new independent movie Act Naturally. Filmed at Olive Dell Ranch, this is a naturist movie by naturists but produced by professionals. Plus reviews of Diary of a Nudist, Les Textiles and CBC radio's DNTO show on "private parts". Links to items mentioned in the show: The movie Act NaturallyOlive Dell RanchThe SOHO Gallery for Digital Arts (March 22 preview of Act Naturally)CBC's DNTO – What happens when you make "private parts" public?Les TextilesDiary of a NudistEpisode 2, an interview with Mark Storey the author of "Cinema au naturel, a history of nudist film."Bare Oaks Blog Episode XXIX

 Breasts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Human female breasts are arguably the body part most obsessed about by both genders. In this episode we explore society's obsession with breasts. Two Guelph university students, Andrea and Lindsay, discuss the Top Freedom Day of Pride they organized in August 2010. Gwen Jacob tells us how, 20 years ago, her topless stroll while a student at the University of Guelph set an important legal precedent that gave Ontario women the right to be topfree. And a breastfeeding activist, Emma Kwasnica, talks about the true purpose behind those mammaries. Links to items mentioned in the show:Blog post on "nipple radiation"Dr. 90210 and nipples on TVTopfree Equal Rights Association (TERA)The legal precedent that gave Ontario women the right to be topfree – R. v. JacobHuman Milk 4 Human Babies (formerly Eats on Feet GLOBAL)The 'indiscreet' breastfeeding manifestoEpisode XXVIII

 Pornography | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Every naturist needs to understand pornography because the images of naturism are so often classified as pornographic by the general public. And, for nearly a century, hustlers have exploited naturists in order to create porn. But most importantly, we need to understand how pornography is hurting us and affecting our relationships.  Not only is naturism NOT about pornography, it actually offers an antidote to its ills. Links to items mentioned in the show:Dr. Gail DinesStop Porn Culture websiteThe book Pornland; How Porn has Hijacked our SexualityThe episode of the Naturist Living Show on Exploitation The song at the beginning of the show was "Nature is" by Brian Madison. We also celebrate passing 100, 000 downloads (not hits or impressions) of the show! And that number to continues to grow every day and the rate of growth is also increasing. Here are a few facts about the podcast:It is audio-only so only true naturists or those genuinely interested in naturism listen (we don't get download of the show from people just looking for nudity because there are no pictures)Each download is many megabytes in size and the show is nearly an hour long so the involvement level is very high. (it's not just a 'hit' or 'impression')Unlike a radio or TV show, the podcasts are available forever. Even the oldest episode is still growing in listenership as new people discover the show and catch up on the older episodes. While there are no specific demographics available, the audience is obviously technologically savvy which suggests that they are well-educated and younger.There are listeners are from around the world. (18% Canada, 39% USA, 26% Europe, & 17% other) Episode XXVII Photo by David Shankbone via the Wikimedia Commons

 Exploitation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

From the very beginning of naturism/nudism, there have been people who have exploited naturists and nudists. They go against the very core values of our movement. They objectify our bodies and sexualize our activities. They turn our philosophy into a source of personal gain. (money, sex, power, pride, etc...)  Some of them even pander to deviants but conceal themselves beneath the cloak of legitimacy that naturism provides. All too often, we have been willing participants. The exploiters use our tolerance and open-mindedness against us. They infect a club and twist the definition of naturism to suit their purposes. They tempt us with the money that many clubs are always short of. Because naturists are intelligent, they understand that life is not black & white so some compromise is sometimes necessary. But those small concessions can lead to a very slippery slope. In this episode, we discuss two infamous clubs in Roselawn, Indiana that were victimized by exploiters. We listen to a 1966 radio interview with the founders of one of the clubs that illustrates the lofty initial goals of the club as a contrast to the current situation. Episode XXVI


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