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The Ego Podcast

This is a podcast about striving to find balance in a world full of extremes. On it, Dena Jackson (Comedian, Writer and Meditation advocate) interviews comedians, actors, yogis, meditation leaders and other working professionals about what they do to find balance in their lives and manage their egos.

Episode 4: Interview with Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Caitlan Carver

Dec 12 2017
On episode four of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by yoga and meditation instructor and founder of Ananda Yoga Retreats, Caitlan Carver. Caitlan has international teaching experience and numerous certifications under her belt as a yoga instructor, sound therapy and reiki healer. On this episode we discuss her shift from working in public relations to teaching yoga and meditation. Caitlan gives an amazing explanation about what sound therapy has done for her and what her hope is in working with it for her students. This was such an interesting interview with such a brilliant woman and teacher. For more information about Caitlan, her classes and upcoming retreats please visit: yogacait.com/ and puryogatoronto.com/. You can follow Caitlan on social media @anandayogaretreats and @yogacait. This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings Studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 4: Interview with Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Caitlan Carver

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Episode 3: Interview with Comedian Carol Zoccoli

Dec 05 2017
On episode three of the Ego Podcast I am joined by stand up and sketch comedian, writer and actor, Carol Zoccoli. In addition to winning numerous awards in both Canada and Brazil for her comedy and appearing on major television network shows such as Saturday Night Live, Brazil and Canadian comedy festivals such as the Halifax Comedy Festival, Carol is a major advocate for meditation. She sat down with me in the studio and shared how her experience with mindfulness and meditation has changed her life for the better. Carol is by far on of the most interesting people I have ever met and I am very grateful for this interview. For more info about Carol and her shows please visit: www.carolzoccoli.com/ and you can follow Carol on social media @carolzoccoli (@zoccolicarol on Instagram) This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 3: Interview with Comedian Carol Zoccoli

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Episode 2: Interview with Comedian Courtney Gilmour

Nov 29 2017
On episode two of the Ego Podcast, I am joined by award winning stand up comedian, writer and actress, Courtney Gilmour. Courtney and I discuss her experience at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, what it means to manifest our desires and Courtney's positive experience with meditation. Courtney is such a bright light and it was a pleasure to do this interview with her. For more info about Courtney and her comedy please visit: www.courtneygilmour.com and you can follow her on social media @courtgilmour. This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 2: Interview with Comedian Courtney Gilmour

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Guided Meditation – Presented by Akhilesh K.R, Head Instructor at Kashish Yoga in Goa, India

Nov 25 2017
Please enjoy this guided meditation presented by Akhilesh K.R, head Instructor at Kashish Yoga in Goa, India. For more information on Akhilesh and Kashish Yoga, please visit kashishyoga.com/. This episode was recorded at Kashish Yoga School in Goa, India. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor.

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Guided Meditation – Presented by Akhilesh K.R, Head Instructor at Kashish Yoga in Goa, India

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Guided Meditation – Presented by Dena Jackson

Nov 24 2017
Please enjoy this five minute guided meditation, presented by Dena Jackson, host of the Ego Podcast. This episode was recorded at Kashish Yoga School in Goa, India. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor.
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Guided Meditation – Presented by Dena Jackson

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Episode 1: Interview with Comedian Dave Merheje

Nov 23 2017
On Episode one of the Ego Podcast I am joined by the very funny, award winning comedian, Dave Merheje. We discuss ego in the entertainment industry and Dave's experience with striving to find balance in his life while dealing with anxiety. Dave is an amazing performer and a fascinating person and I thoroughly enjoyed recording this interview. For more info about Dave and his upcoming tour dates, please visit: www.davemerheje.com/. You can also follow Dave on social media @davemerheje. This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings Studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.

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Episode 1: Interview with Comedian Dave Merheje

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Introduction

Nov 22 2017
Welcome to the Ego Podcast! My name is Dena Jackson and I'm a comedian, writer and meditation advocate from Toronto, Canada. On this podcast I interview comedians, actors, artists, yogis, meditation leaders and working professionals about what they do to manage their ego and find balance in their lives. I ask each of my guests to join me in a guided meditation prior to recording and I've also included some free meditations for you to try. I've found these discussions hilarious, thought provoking and extremely helpful and my hope is that you will too. -Dena This episode was recorded at the Laughing Vikings Studio in Toronto. Sound editing was completed by Justin Ingraldi and Barry Taylor. Music by Nick Reynoldson.
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