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Liberated Body

February 7, 2018 : Blog

I found this podcast a bit late. By that I mean Brooke Thomas has somewhat recently stopped creating new episodes. But there’s an archive of episodes that I think are quite a collection of gems. Brooke is a RolferĀ® who works out of New Haven, CT and this series of audio interviews and musings is her search for the perfect “body map”. Turns out there isn’t one. Turns out the body is a dynamic and organic structure that routinely defies strict categorization. Turns out things are much more interesting than a purely mechanistic view can explain away. Yes.

Here’s how she describes the podcast:

“Liberated Body is a podcast for all the body nerds out there.

What’s a body nerd?

A body nerd is someone who is fascinated by the human body in a way that is outside of the standard cultural story that tells us, essentially, that the body is a fleshy machine made of separate parts which we can reduce enough in order to fully pin it down, manipulate it, and control it.

While the dominant culture talks about the body as an object that can do our bidding (or that fails to do our bidding and therefore sucks), body nerds get excited about the body as a whole, living, unfolding experience which contains endless avenues for potential insight and exploration.

Because of this, listeners of the show are frequently practitioners and teachers of a variety of manual and movement therapies. Some however are people who don’t have a career in holistic health, and instead are simply inquisitive embodied folks. Whichever you are, if the phrase “body nerd” resonates you are our people- welcome! And thank you for making the world a more embodied place.”

Brooke interviews some really interesting thinkers in the somatic space, and she does it with good production. She is a great speaker and has the ability to tease information out of her guests in an engaging way. I highly recommend her podcast, you can find it here:

If you are new to podcasts I recommend the phone app Stitcher on Android and iTunes for Apple devices. Happy listening!