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Indie icon Feist knows a thing or two about love, loss, and everything in between. Through in-depth interviews with a time travel researcher, a Dreamer and activist, a transgender triathlete, an FBI undercover operative, a monogamous couple in adult film, a professional storm-chaser, an alter ego, and more, Pleasure Studies explores big themes from the tracks of her most recent album: self-reinvention and creativity, the power of the natural world, youth, old age, wisdom, and the passing of time. We hear the stories of people who have followed their dreams, lived long lives, endured devastation, and come out the other side with a greater understanding of what it means to be alive.
10 Dec 2019 • 25 mins
Whether internal or outward, the circumstances we’re thrust into invariably shape who webecome, and the mark we make on the world. Here are the stories of three people who’veadapted to exceptionally harsh environments by tapping into untold reserves of imagination andmoral courage: Ed Dwight, a former Air Force pilot who faced insurmountable hostility intraining to become the first African-American astronaut, and later emerged as a world-renowned sculptor whose art honors racial progress; Monther Altiti, a Mercy Corps officer whoendured life-altering trauma while growing up in the Middle East, then created a wildernesstherapy program to provide similarly troubled youth with the same sense of peace he discoveredin nature; and Cecilia McGough, a radio astronomer whose work in astrophysics has granted apowerful escape from the inner chaos of schizophrenia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.