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whoa oh oh, on the radio

Posted Aug 27 2011 6:03pm
how time flies.

it's been over three months since i added a new occupation to my facebook profile:

executive producer and host of yoga chat with the accidental yogist

and i've been so busy birthing and nursing this new baby that i'd forgotten to send out the birth announcement. oops.

as with everything else that seems to happen in my life, i got into it quite by accident. nick richert, the host of bike talk and teacher talk on killradio.org was google searching for jodi blumstein, a yoga instructor, and was led to my accidental yogist blogsite (due to google thinking, perhaps, that "joni" was an alternate spelling of "jodi"?). since it also just so happened that the killradio DJ collective was looking to fill empty time slots on their internet broadcast schedule, nick reached out to me and asked me if i wanted to host my own show. or at least consider being a guest on one.

long story short, after realizing that i had nothing to lose (except for the monthly membership dues and the possibility of sounding completely ridiculous on the air), i opted to broadcast my first show on may 11th, which also happened to be the birthday of my first-born daughter.

since then, i've hosted sixteen episodes, each one revolving around a different topic. i've had friends and friends of friends call in to share their expertise on whatever it is that they do -- from the unusual yoga classes that they teach to the unusual lives they lead when they're not teaching. from the enormous yoga festivals that cater to yogis with time and money on their hands to intimate fundraisers to raise money for those who need a helping hand. and in each episode, i've woven in music that i enjoy listening to, hoping that it'll introduce my listeners to all the talented musicians whose albums fill my fully-stocked "kirtan music" CD shelf.

felicia tomasko, editor of LA yoga magazine , has stopped by the station a number of times to act as my sidekick and food purveyor. she's also been the first to drop some change into the yoga chat tip jar. thanks to her, my journey into the unknown has actually been quite fun. thanks, felicia!

i try to put a lot of thought and effort into producing each episode, so if you haven't yet listened to a single one, i invite you to click on one of more of the links below to join me and all the interesting yogis who've graced my show. and please feel free to post comments and/or rate each podcast -- it's the only way i'll know if what we're chatting about is of any interest to you!

by the way, if you'd like to be interviewed on the show or, better yet, feed the tip jar and score a mention, you can contact me via email at chat [at] accidentalyogist [dot] com.

as i tell all my guests -- this is all about having fun... there are no right nor wrong answers. if anyone does end up saying something stupid, it's probably going to be me... because that's what i do best :)


live internet broadcast is every wednesday at 1pm pacific on killradio.org (click on the listen link to start livestreaming the show)

show archives can be found at ayogist.podomatic.com

downloadable podcasts are available for FREE on itunes at yoga chat with the accidental yogist


past episodes:

May 11, 2011: Your First Time
May 18, 2011: Gratitude
May 25, 2011: Now that the world DIDN'T end last weekend...
June 1, 2011: Yoga + Music Festivals
June 8, 2011: Yogi's Choice
June 15, 2011: One!
June 22, 2011: Yoga Music Goes Contemporary
June 29, 2011: Doing it Outdoors!
July 6, 2011: More Outdoor Yoga!
July 13, 2011: CARmageddon!
July 20, 2011: The Secret Lives of Yoga Teachers
July 27, 2011: Yoga and the Deep Blue Sea
August 3, 2011: What Happens at Wanderlust...
August 10, 2011: A Moksha Festival Preview
August 17, 2011: Yoga Fashion Tips
August 24, 2011: Yoga for Runners and Walkers


my amazing guests so far:

Laura Amazzone, yoga philosophy instructor at Loyola Marymount University - August 10, 2011
Michael Baker, therapist at The Breath Center - July 13, 2011
Yonnus Becker, owner of Studio Surya Yoga - June 1, 2011
Jodi Blea, producer of Wanderlust Festival - June 29, 2011
Sherry Brourman, yoga instructor at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement and Tensegrity Center for Yoga Therapy - August 24, 2011
Julie Buckner, yoga instructor and owner of InYoga Center - August 3, 2011
Arvind Chittumalla, producer of Moksha Festival - June 1, 2011
Melissa Costello, yoga instructor and chef/owner of Karma Chow - August 24, 2011
Cristi Christensen, yoga instructor and manager of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement - July 27, 2011
Karthik Dhandapani, Sivananda yoga teacher at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - July 20, 2011
Nicole Doherty, yoga instructor at Hiking Yoga - July 6, 2011
Mary Fanto, Power yoga teacher at U Studio Yoga - July 20, 2011
Daniel Farahirad, yoga instructor at The Yoga Ride - June 29, 2011
Cecelia Fuentes, creator of Kali Klub - June 1, 2011
Chef Gage, head chef at Dr. Bronner's All One Kitchen - August 3, 2011
Hemalayaa, yoga and sacred dance instructor - June 15, 2011
Todd Jensen, author of "On Gratitude" - May 18, 2011
Leslie Kazadi, yoga instructor at Bam Bu Lah and Tensegrity Center - June 8, 2011
Mari Larangeira, Bikram yoga instructor and owner of Bikram Yoga Santa Barbara - August 17, 2011
Kelly Layne, marketing director at Whole Foods Market Venice - July 13, 2011
Bill Levacy, vedic astrologer at vedicsky.com - August 10, 2011
Scott Lewicki, Anusara yoga teacher at Still Yoga - July 20, 2011
Zack Lodmer, Vinyasa flow yoga teacher at The Yoga Collective - July 20, 2011
Kasey Luber, video blogger at BigHappyDay.com - June 1, 2011
Lauren Maher, yoga instructor at Chakra 5 - May 25, 2011
Stefani Manger, yoga instructor at Yoga at the Meadow - June 29, 2011
Sue May, producer of Bodhifest - June 15, 2011
Liz McDonald, yoga instructor and owner of Brazilian Yoga and Pilates - July 27, 2011
Kia Miller, Kundalini and flow yoga instructor at YogaWorks - August 17, 2011
Kayoko Mitsumatsu, co-founder of Yoga Gives Back - May 18, 2011
Narayan, host of Narayan Mandir - June 15, 2011
Susan Nichols, founder of Yogitoes - July 6, 2011
Dian Oved, yoga instructor at Dream Yoga - June 22, 2011
Daniel Overberger, yoga instructor and musician with Dharma Gypsys - May 18, 2011
Koren Paalman, Iyengar yoga instructor at Iyengar Yoga Institute and YogaWorks - August 17, 2011
Janet Paquette, social media director at Santa Monica Yoga - May 25, 2011
Jennifer Pastiloff, yoga instructor and founder of Games and Miracles Everyday - May 25, 2011
Neal Pollack, author of "Stretch" - July 13, 2011
Matthew Reyes, yoga instructor at Yogahop - June 22, 2011
Lori Rischer, yoga instructor at Yoga on the Beach - July 6, 2011
McKenna Rowe, yoga instructor and founder of Chakra 5 - May 25, 2011
Kira Ryder, owner of Lulu Bandha's and co-host of Ojai Yoga Crib - June 1, 2011
Charlie Samos, yoga instructor at Yogis Anonymous - July 6, 2011
Daniel Scott, media monster at Fearless Chocolate - August 3, 2011
Beth Sobel, yoga instructor at Yogaqua - July 27, 2011
Suzanne Sterling, musician and co-founder of Off the Mat Into the World - August 3, 2011
Angie Stewart-Goka, yoga instructor and personal trainer at Runner's Yoga 90210 and Angie Stewart Fitness - August 24, 2011
Felicia Tomasko, yoga instructor, ayurvedic practitioner, and editor of LA Yoga Magazine - May 11, 2011, May 18, 2011, June 8, 2011, July 13, 2011, August 10, 2011
Ashley Wynn, yoga instructor at Beach Yoga Summer Camp - June 29, 2011
Jaimal Yogis, author of "Saltwater Buddha - A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea" - July 27, 2011


and the talented musicians whose music i've featured:

Cascade, Jeremy Arndt - July 13, 2011
Longtime Sunshine, Aykanna - June 1, 2011
Amazing Grace, Will Blunderfield - August 24, 2011
Genius, The B.O.L.T. - July 20, 2011
A Hundred Blessings, Mirabai Ceiba - May 11, 2011
Gobinday (Drumspyder remix), Mirabai Ceiba - July 13, 2011
Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Dave Dale & Nadaji - June 22, 2011
Om Shanti Om, Dave Dale and Nadaji - July 20, 2011
Devakinandan Gopala, Krishna Das - June 8, 2011
In the Sun (Desert Dwellers remix), Donna de Lory - July 20, 2011
Jai Ma, Donna de Lory - June 8, 2011
Govinda, Dharma Gypsys (with live interview with Daniel Overberger) - May 18, 2011
Jahta Dance, DJ Drez (with live interview) - May 11, 2011
Saturn Movement, DJ Drez and Trae Sevn - May 25, 2011
Traveling, DJ Drez - August 3, 2011
A Little Bit of Riddim, Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. Cherine Anderson - August 3, 2011
I Know I'm Not Alone, Michael Franti & Spearhead - June 1, 2011
Hanuman, Girish - June 15, 2011
Om Namah Shivaya, Girish - August 3, 2011
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Globesonic DJ Alsultany feat. Sukhdev Jackson - July 13, 2011
Spirit I Am, Steve Gold (with live interview) - June 29, 2011
There is So Much Magnificence, Steve Gold - July 27, 2011
Memories, David Guetta - June 22, 2011
Devakinandana Gopala, Prema Hara - May 11, 2011
Om Namah Shivaya Ram, Jai Jagdeesh - August 24, 2011
White Knuckle Ride, Jamiroquai - June 22, 2011
Meera, Prem Joshua & Band - August 17, 2011
Turnpike, Karsh Kale - May 25, 2011
Jai Tegang (Ran Salman's Radio Mix), Nirinjan Kaur - August 17, 2011
Wah Yantee, Simrit Kaur - August 10, 2011
Aap Sahaa-ee Ho-aa, Snatam Kaur - July 13, 2011
Mul Mantra, Snatam Kaur - August 17, 2011
Lawlaka (Without You), Momo Loudiyi - August 10, 2011
Soul Play, Luminaries - June 29, 2011
Hare Krishna, Cooper Madison - August 10, 2011
All Roads, Tina Malia - May 18, 2011
Shores of Avalon, Tina Malia - July 27, 2011
Shiva Shiva, Mayapuris - May 25, 2011
Nataraj, Mukti - June 15, 2011
Radhe Suite III: The Union, David Newman - June 8, 2011
Kali Ma, Groovananda/Wynne Paris - August 17, 2011
Jai Ho, A.R. Rahman - July 6, 2011
Om Guruve Namaha, Steve Ross - July 20, 2011
Qalanderi, Cheb I Sabbah - July 6, 2011
Jai Hanuman (Faith), Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band - May 25, 2011
Sea Dreamer, Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale feat. Sting - July 27, 2011
Purnamadah, Shantala - June 15, 2011
Jai Ma (Freedom Song), Suzanne Sterling - August 3, 2011
Shiva Shankara, Daniel Stewart (audio from live performance) - August 10, 2011
Whatcha Gonna Do, Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe - June 29, 2011
Gunghata, Dave Stringer - May 18, 2011
Jay Ambe, Dave Stringer - August 24, 2011
This City, Patrick Stump feat. Lupe Fiasco (preview) - July 6, 2011
Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu, Temple Bhajan Band - July 6, 2011
Lanka Burning (Sita Ram), Jai Uttal - July 6, 2011
Ocean of Milk (He Natha Narayana), Jai Uttal - July 27, 2011
Om Shanti, Jai Uttal - June 1, 2011
Earth Prayer, Ena Vie (with live interview) - May 11, 2011
Hanuman, Wah! - June 8, 2011
Parashakti, Wah! - June 15, 2011
Radio Gaga Chalisa, Marti Walker (with live interview) - June 22, 2011
Durge, Punnu Wasu - May 18, 2011
Hari Bol, Punnu Wasu - August 24, 2011
Good Karma, MC Yogi - June 29, 2011
Rock On Hanuman, MC Yogi - June 1, 2011
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