This is the podcast your mother warned you about.
Part rant-o-riffic cross talk from the edge, part no-holds-barred delving into the dark stuff often left unsaid, complete with a soundtrack to die for, OZY CONFIDENTIAL is a SXSW for people, personalities and weirdly wild notions about what we reveal and what we most want to conceal.
OZY's Editor-at-Large Eugene S. Robinson gets heavy, deep and real with everyone from a world-renowned Nietzsche scholar who left behind a Ph.D. for life as a crack whore, to Boston Irish Mafia's Kevin Weeks. Chaotic and raw, on OZY CONFIDENTIAL, the form fits the function.
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Gun in Mouth Blues: More From Max Moore
Imagine an amputee with amnesia who needs to be reminded daily that he has no arms — and no eyes. Now imagine you have to treat him. Max Moore did. A former Marine Corps–medic–turned PTSD-addled vet, Moore found redemption in a simple idea: keeping his ass clean.
My Turn: Eugene's History With Bodybuilding
Our fearless host goes where only he can: his own sordid past as a competitive bodybuilder who went from purist to steroid abuser and back and maintained a twisted rationale throughout.
My Ph.D. in Crack: A Beauty Queen's Rise and Fall
Josefine Nauckhoff — Swedish noble, beauty queen and noteworthy Nietzsche scholar — was a professor at Wake Forest University when it all spun out of control. Then came run-ins with death, life and more.
Why Not Heinrich? One Man's Immersive Comedy Scandal
Inspired by Sacha Baron Cohen and Andy Kaufman, non-Jewish sometimes comedian and film student Damien Noorbakhsh decided to move to San Francisco to go full-on transgressive with a hard, HARD turn to edgy in the age of Trump: He'd play a full dress Nazi SS officer confused about how far right things had swung. High (and low) jinx ensue.
When My Daughter Became My Son
When Karen Barnes wanted to find a way to tell her family at large what she had been struggling to understand herself — that one of her twin daughters had embraced a realization that she was a trans man — she figured it was easiest to do in one fell swoop. Much less a story about the difficulty of accepting the acceptable than a story about how best to survive. As a person. As a family.
Doomsday Prophecies From an End Times Expert
Does art imitate life or life imitate art? James Wesley, Rawles is an American author who writes the survivalist-genre Patriots novel series - set in the near future amidst hyperinflation and a catastrophic global economic collapse. Rawles walks the walk. He lives off the land in a remote location in the Pacific Northwest. For Rawles, it's not just a story. It's our future.
From a Ph.D. in Physics to High Heels and Glitter
Taiwan-born Renee Wu quit her job at Microsoft and left the Ph.D. program in physics that she was in to swirl around ceiling-to-floor steel poles, high-heeled shoes, scant outfits and, yeah, well, a very definite kind of artistic freedom. It's one thing to dream about following your muse; something else entirely to dump Microsoft for a life uncertain wearing pasties on a pole.
Burlesque, Sex Cams and Trixie at 50, Oh My!
A divorced Susan Burley, aka Trixie Fou Laurant, decides to do middle age a little differently. From being an extra on porn films to sex camming, Burley found herself comfortably calling herself what she was: a sex worker. But we’ll let her tell it.
The Perils of Pericles, an International Drug Trafficker
Business as usual? Only if your business was buying/selling drugs from all over the world to all over the world. Then came the cops, the end and a new beginning.