What made Jesus the Ultimate Ladies Man?


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What made Jesus the Ultimate Ladies Man?


….According to my friends.

Timothy Smith, Kelly Boyce, Charlynn Hamaker, Marc Hanson, Steve Conlin, Jake Garn, Ashley Bracy, Richard Dutcher, Dr. Pam Gurley, Brandon Lee, Steve Urquhart, Patrick Williams, Bethany Schrader

We all suspect Jesus being a champion with the ladies… on today’s episode, 12 of my friends weigh in on what made him such a hit with women.

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#360: Sensuality Expert Emanuela Fernandes


What does it mean to be sensual? Is sensuality the same as sexuality? What is the real cost of not having sensuality in my life? What can I do to be come more sensual? Sensuality expert and author of the book “The Stopover”, Emanuela Fernandes, shares some perspectives on the importance of being a sensual human. Memorable moments from the episode:

“Sensual identity in this day and age is something you have to get comfortable with. There are always going to be people who are going to criticize you for being over the top or overly sensual, overly sexual, overly fearless, or overly out there. People are going to label you as weird, or “out there”, or gay, or queer, or a lesbian. People perceive sensuality differently.” “There are other sensual pleasures like travel, and food, and sex, and connecting with another human being on a very deep almost celestial level that not all of us are blessed to have.” “For too many years I lived thinking about pleasing people. I deprived myself from indulging in sensual pleasures.” “We all think we know what we want in life, but the truth is, most of us do not. Most of us have no idea what we want from our lives. We don’t know if we want love, if we want to achieve different things in our lives, because we don’t have time to pause. Being engaged with all of our senses, being able to tune into our senses, to understand… “ “You’re still not going to please everyone. It’s about doing what makes you happy. It’s about connecting and figuring out what truly matters to you, and tuning out the voices from the outside. You are going to attract the people who are truly like minded. The people who are going to support you and love you.” “There’s always going to be that judgement. So for a while, I thought, ‘I do need to tone this down.’ You don’t really have to.  If this is really essential, if this is really something that gives you pleasure – wearing that perfume gives you that pleasure… If putting on your nylons gives you pleasure; Regardless of who you are – a man, or a woman…We are so stuck on gender specific.  Who said that nylon has to be gender specific? Who says that I can’t wear bad ass leather pants? This is my pleasure. This is what makes me happy. This is what tantalizes my senses. When I stopped caring so much about what people thought, I can’t tell you how many incredible men and women I’ve met.” “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson  Check out my interview with Marianne here.

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359: Nineveh Dinhah-Madsen: realizing your power



What does it mean to be an Alpha Female?

How do you break out of an abusive relationship?

What would it look like if women ran the world?

Am I inviting trouble at work by being too nice?

Journalist / anchor / magazine editor Nineveh Dinhah Madsen dishes out the wisdom she’s earned through her path from an ultra conservative home, an abusive relationship, to being a successful news anchor and enterpreneur.


“You have to be on the track of progression…  There’s so many people out there thinking they have to be perfect before they meet the perfect person. It’s about meeting the other person that’s on that track, too, and then combining, and going on that journey together and growing together.”

“Female empowerment is important, so is male empowerment.’

“Being an Alpha female is being confident and comfortable in who you are. Being strong, but not demeaning to the other sex to prove that you’re this big bad ass woman.”

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358: John Saltas: the value of culture



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Sacred Clown: Willy Marshall


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Dr. Ferguson Saw Your Brain Being Religious



Dr. Michael Ferguson is a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. His work centers on the intersections of culture and brain. Active research includes cognitive neuroscientific investigations of intelligence and religiosity—two major themes of cultural studies.

Michael currently teaches the undergraduate course Gender and Sexual Minorities at Cornell. He previously co-instructed a graduate course on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the University of Utah, where he completed his doctoral degree in bioengineering.

Michael is a popular public speaker with an engaging enthusiasm for asking “the hard questions” with rational methods. He and his husband, John Seth Anderson, were the first same-sex couple legally married by the state of Utah, and are outspoken advocates for LGBTQ+ communities and causes.

“The expectation primes the experience. What you are anticipating actually constructs your reality”

“If you’re expecting that your religion is going to help you lead a more prosperous, fulfilling, happy existence – your religion might then actually help you lead a more prosperous, fulfilling, happy existence.”

– Dr. Michael Ferguson, PhD



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A partial autopsy of the Gary Johnson Campaign with Charlynn Patterson



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What do BETA VCRs and Libertarians have in common?
Why did Bill Weld seemingly break rank and start endorsing Hillary?
Aleppo aside, was Gary really well suited for the White House?

On today’s show, we dig in and find out from a source that comes deep from the inside. I’ve had the good fortune of being pretty closely connected to the inner workings of the Gary Johnson campaign.  This afforded me a more nuanced view on the campaign than I often let on during public conversations leading up to the election. I get into this in some detail during the opening monologue of the show.  Charlynn Patterson served as a Regional Director in the campaign of Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson.  We have a frank conversation about some of the internal failures from a culture, hiring, and management perspective that undermined the success of the Libertarian Nominee’s bid for President.

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Where music comes from according to Kurt Bestor



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On today’s episode, I sit down for a few drinks with composer, pianist, and trumpet player Kurt Bestor. This episode has been a long time in the making.  I mean, Kurt and I have been talking about getting together over mixology and mics for a long time, and life just kept on happening – but it goes further back, for me.

During my LDS Mission to Philadelphia, we were under very strict rules of conduct. Some were obvious: no dating, no rowdy conduct… others less obvious: Be in bed by 10:30pm. Pray before any kind of traveling. Only listen to approved music.

This was the hard one for me. Music is my LIFE! It was my salvation growing up as a kid. My favorite band in the world, RUSH, wrote songs about philosophy and intellectual topics that made me a better person – and yet – I was not allowed to listen to them. We were given a short list of parameters of music we could listen to. Instrumental piano music was one of them. Despite my dedication to the cause, I still needed something in my life besides the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Kurt’s records became some of my favorites.

If only I could go back in time and find the 20 yr old version of me on the streets of Philadelphia, and tell him that 20 years later, I’d be sitting in a cozy tavern, drinking beer with Kurt Bestor and interviewing him for my show…  Nah. It’s pointless. 20 year old me would have blown off the 40 yr old me as some crazy cracked out conspiracy theorist nut job.

In today’s interview, we find Bestor in preparation for his upcoming Christmas production that he’s famous for in SLC. True to a  jazz theme that pops up part way through the interview – thought I knew what I wanted to talk with Kurt about, and the conversation took on a life of it’s own and became far better than I had planned for.  Kurt is an understated, affable dude with an musical palate that spans several continents.

To all you creatives out there – I hope you find something in this conversation that inspires you to take the next step in creating your next big piece of work. I certainly did.





And for you trumpet nerds out there like Kurt and I… here’s that Ibrahim Maalouf we spoke of. It’s a long track. It’s a journey, and it’s worth it. Would you expect anything less from me? Pour a drink, turn it up, kick back and buckle in.


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Love and hate for Christmas

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A link to that interview with Adam Simon “just keep going”… http://www.paulduane.net/2016/11/man-down-screenwriter-adam-simon-just-keep-going/


much love,

Paul Duane


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Chef J. Looney: your relationship to food

Ah, it’s the Holiday season, and regardless of your culture, holidays mean…


Here’s the thing. I love food. So much. It’s one of my drugs of choice. When I had the opportunity to meet with Chef J. Looney to talk about the finer points of food, I jumped at the chance.  Chef J. Looney is a passionate man when it comes to food; he can talk to you about the food experience from the molecular to the spiritual – and in the course of two episodes, he does just that.

We talk about food. Where it comes from. Our relationship to it.


We meditate upon the food.

A McDonald’s Cheeseburger, to be precise.

That’s right. I am hoping that by the time you read this line, and before you’ve listened to the last 30 min of the show, you’ve got a McDonald’s Cheeeseburger in your hands.

Trust me on this.

Chef J. Looney takes us on a guided meditation of appreciation …. of food… with a McD’s Cheesburger.

Chef J. Looney’s conversation skills are vastly eclipsed by his food skills. Chef J runs a private chef service, high end catering, as well as Utah’s most awarded food truck: The Chow Truck.

Book Chef J as your personal chef, or bring is catering to your next event. Chef J / The Chow Truck can be contacted in the following ways:




Check out the bonus episode of listener Q&A with Chef J here: http://www.paulduane.net/12156

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