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Good Morning Mayberry

Get your brash and playful insights into behavior, systems and institutions. Come and embrace our encroaching apocalypse with Shift Orion’s Good Morning Mayberry where we’ll dig deep and dissect intersectional nuances of the complex situations you’re facing every day. Life is wild. We have to take the wheel back from Jesus since the boy cannot drive in thongs, and he's from before cars. Come on. Become a monthly patron at patreon.com/GoodMorningMayberry

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(Audio Only) Doing The Most w/ Auntie Boy
Welcome back, Mayberry! Your good ol host Shift is here with Auntie Boy, the most contrast, hyper masc/femme, elevated and deep, up and coming rapper from the LA area you.  This is the Audio Only Version of this episode. To watch the video version, go to Good Morning Mayberry YouTube.   This conversation is all pearls, cardigans, and lap cats while Shift asks what in the actual fuck went down to manifest this cottagecore musical masterpiece. After a special appearance from Auntie Boy’s little kitty, Twissleton, you get to find out why these sicc genre jolting beats and lyrics exist.  We out here talking bout weird ideas, people trying to make us watch Dr. Who, and the multitudes we all contain. The jive is hawt on production, collaboration, sharing, and life lessons learned through music and talks about perfectionism as an obstacle to success and happiness. Auntie Boy shares his creative process for writing and beat production.  Shift shares how his drum teacher taught him to find solutions by making loud mistakes.  Auntie talks about his song release party at Violet 7 Studios. Spoiler alert, Shift went and is still obsessed with Echos dropping a surprise that may or may not be edited into the end of this episode. Sit in with your boys, Shift and Auntie, as they appreciate the art of crafting your weirdness into a homing beacon to attract things and people into your life. It’s giving Celine Dion. It’s giving Matisyahu. It’s giving lit version of gramma’s house. It’s raining flowers! hallelujah. Come join Shift as he meets the beautiful and brilliant Auntie Boy!   Follow Auntie Boy on IG @auntie.boy  TT @auntieboy  auntieboy.com free stems!! @auntieboy on youtube and soundcloud   Also check out Auntie Boy’s collaborators and friends @i.am.omri @awaynotfound @echosofficial @greymusic   Now. Go listen to the Meryl Streep EP!
40:00 4/24/23
Hit Em High w/ Amy Dee
Let’s time travel back to January 29, 2023, with the glorious gem, Amy Dee, who came to stand by Shift as he firmly defends his reputation with the truth. Some liars have threatened Shift’s life and livelihood by targeting him with hundreds of triggered fanatics --- this story is very important. Learn about the timeline of Shift’s experience getting caught up in Eat Predators' messy “organization” after Alexa Nikolas started what may be the most selfish, inappropriate, and poorly managed book club that has ever existed outside of Yellowjackets season 1.  Amy Dee reminds us that the #metoo movement centralizes around Central Casting, and mentions how irrelevant people can be made relevant by connecting their names in articles to actually important, well-known people and events. Shift covers some anecdotal moments like how Alexa Nikolas' husband randomly left their baby alone with him... In a car... With the keys. And made Shift drive the baby around while he and Alexa Nikolas hung around taking pictures at a protest at Orange County School of the Arts with people like Nomi Abadi, Amanda Peters, and their partners. He also mentions how he was aggressively harassed by a police officer during the time they left him and their child alone.  Shift refers to the bizarre and mysterious exposé website, alexanikolas.net, and how far back some truly alarming accusations about Alexa Nikolas’ abuse of others goes. He also reviews how Melanie Veronica inserted her undeserved and erratic #freebritney clout to boost Alexa Nikolas’ lies. Tangentially, Shift highlights how long he's been working with media, culture, and movements with a story about taking care of Bella Eiko’s baby for 2 weeks in 2014 when Bella went to live stream the events in Ferguson just after Mike Brown was killed. Can Alexa Nikolas project a lie that shines brighter than who Shift really is? Can people play dumb while being smartasses? Can movements ever get their shit together? In all these questions and confusions… we know this much is true… liberal movement "leaders" tend to make themselves the Mean Girls in every room they’re in. And… Shift and Amy Dee are committed to facing any foe to help make society more trauma-informed and honest.   How did Shift go from being called a “godsend” to being falsely accused of being a “stalker” by Alexa Nikolas and her husband, her mother, and her cultish fanatical “organization”? Let’s get into it.   Hate us or love us? Call us and tell us at 415-343-4420.   Also.... get ready for Amy Dee and Shift's upcoming podcast, Glitch Sesh! A media and culturally-informed history and society focusing on spiritual predators and power abusers who seek to serve themselves at the expense of society and the cultural ramifications and consequences and how social behavior contributes to the erosion of trust in the culture of American society in modern times. Season 1 is all about Britney Spears' circa 2004-2005.               [By the way, we aren’t breaking any laws, civil or criminal, by continuing to tell the truth.]
53:28 3/21/23
Barbiecore Gangbangers Gone Wild w Lapi
Lapi rushes in to update us on the new vile, fallacious smear/scare campaign being spun into tangled webs of lies that are constricting the #freebritney ecosystem.  Lapi points out the extreme danger that cult behavior in Eat Predators poses to survivors and allies. Shift points out how much of a waste of time it was for Lapi to try and come up with more respectful terms than “pink clown” to describe Melanie Veronica even after she tried to silence him from publicly addressing concerns about Michael Kane controlling Britney Spears’ business. How tragically meta that the Free Britney groupies are now getting their own following of fans.  Let’s connect some alleged dots. Melanie Veronica used to work with BJ from That Surprise Witness. BJ has routinely avoided addressing many key players surrounding Team Con. Melanie is now buddied up with Alexa Nikolas. Alexa, Melanie, and BJ all regularly silence engagement in critical discussion about their platforms' harmful impacts and have made concerted moves to manipulate Britney Spears' conservatorship case to vault their own platforms into greater visibility. Alexa, Melanie, and BJ have also all been suspected in several people's alleged opinions of behaving in ways that several people suspect to be in controlled opposition to freedom movements. And they’ve all received significant material and social rewards at the expense of activists and researchers they try to bully out of the movement. The growing list of false accusations Melanie and Alexa have publicly made against Shift includes uncharacteristic criminal and unethical acts… all because they don’t want you to hear our episode about The Real & True Origin Story Of Eat Predators w/ Caeli Higgins and Kay Brown. You could check it out. Or maybe you should just shield your eyes and ears from the truth since these pretty little gals don’t want you to know what’s in there. Get the real timeline of events to clarify confusion and alleviate public fear that Alexa Nikolas conjured up with her bizarre, alarmist tweets and “69 page open letter” (that Shift still hasn’t read yet as of the airing of this episode and) that (according to multiple lawyers, PR professionals, and literally random people just using basic common sense) should be removed and revised with the truth. Learn what malfeasance Haunted American Girl Dolls Meanie the Clown and Hellexa are up to. Melanie Veronica is running out of reasons to propel her fame on the inertia of Britney Spears' conservatorship case so it could make sense that she's trying to stay relevant by fabricating scary stories with deceitful, failed former child actor, Alexa Whattheactualfuckgurl Nikolas. Anyway… go listen to Lapi's new song as a palate cleanser when you're done getting updated on this shitshow. Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen! Follow Lapi Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube -- Subscribe and like all our videos please! GMM's IG Credits: Shift Orion, producer/host, graphics Lapis Stone, guest Soundtrack: GMM Intro by Wonderful Glass Cage Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Question by Wonderful Glass Cage Tip your host on CashApp $iamshift About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse Lapis Stone is a writer, violinist, singer, songwriter, creative performance mentor, and world-class entertainer performing as LapiOnTheBeat. Lapi was formerly on the cast of Good Time Kids. After being signed twice, Lapi has evolved into an independent neon pop superstar.
50:15 2/28/23
The Currency of Truth + Trust in the Digital Age w/ christY
What if you were allowed, even encouraged, to lie? If you’re learning about public communications from Professor Christine Warda, you might find yourself invited to lie… and possibly rewarded for lying if you do it well.  Let's explore some angles on information, misinformation, and disinformation. How can we make sound choices in a world riddled with competing opinions and conflicting narratives? Can we really know people through online interactions?  After Shift gets into how much he doesn’t get commercial holidays… briefly time-travel with christY back to 2011 when she was trying to hold teach-ins about what Occupy Oakland was really doing... and how she got the shakedown from law enforcement based on devious media warping their expectations.  This chat on ethical communications kinda gets into everything here… truth, lies, trust, the idea of what a "friend" is, human psychology, betrayal, social dynamics, pop culture, media, news, the unreliable narratives our memories can offer us, satire, influence, fear, derailed trains in East Palestine, Ohio... ruining television, conspiracy theories, our individual power, aliens (except not according to Biden’s White House)… but… You can leave your tin foil hat on the rack for this one. Shift and christY get this show back on the rails with a sobering look at perception and trust. Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen! Follow christY on Medium GMM's YouTube -- Subscribe and like all our videos please! GMM's IG Credits: Shift Orion, producer/host, graphics Christine Warda, guest Soundtrack: GMM Intro by Wonderful Glass Cage Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Question by Wonderful Glass Cage Christine Warda is a Communication Consultant & Educator with rich and innovative experience in professional training & coaching. She’s coached national champio debate teams and worked with a vast range of demographics in her private and academic offerings.  About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse
57:18 2/15/23
Belly of the Beast w/ Lapi Part 2
Lapi returns to discuss concerns about Alexa Nikolas hijacking the Eat Predators group from the seasoned survivor advocates, organizers only to wind up manipulating the #freeBritney movement for visibility and fame-chasing with Melanie Veronica.  Shift misquotes one of his favorite quotes --- then google checks himself. Lapi ponders on the ethics of big platforms weaponizing the Internet to attack people, then tears into callout culture and celebrity influence on fanbases.  Lapi describes being contacted by participants of #freeBritney who were reaching out to bully and guilt him into reporting posts on and blocking Shift’s personal and the Good Morning Mayberry Instagram accounts to suppress our reach in retaliation for us offering the episode we released with Kay Brown and Caeli Higgins a couple of weeks ago.  Lapi and Shift connect to discuss the alarming and disorienting distraction the hijacking of the Eat Predators "group" has become for ethics watchdogs, activists, advocates, and people who need us. Heads up! We talk about Melanie Veronica, who is — at the time of this recording — on both Shift and Lapi’s shit list… and also Melanie Carlson aka Mx_Defying, who is a leading entertainment business researcher specializing in Britney brands. Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen! Follow Lapi GMM's YouTube -- Subscribe and like all our videos please! GMM's IG Credits: Shift Orion, producer/host, graphics Lapis Stone, guest Soundtrack: GMM Intro by Wonderful Glass Cage Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Question by Wonderful Glass Cage Lapis Stone is a writer, violinist, singer, songwriter, creative performance mentor, and world-class entertainer performing as LapiOnTheBeat. Lapi was formerly on the cast of Good Time Kids. After being signed twice, Lapi has evolved into an independent neon pop superstar. About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse
46:48 2/13/23
Insistent Resistance w/ Jaden Young (from Eat Predators Book Club!!)
Shift Orion hosts Jaden Young --- aka @y2remayne from Instagram! --- talking in his own bold and brilliant voice about how important it is to have morals and caution when reporting publicly on events and people as he deconstructs the impact and consequences of intentionally spreading false narratives with powerful platforms in attempts to sway public thought. Jaden talks in his own words about topics including but not limited to: TMZ Bam Margera Wendy Williams Wells Fargo lawsuits How Britney's fans can be used to make her life hell Alexa Nikolas and what the Eat Predators book club and Discord community she invited us into were like The humans behind the markets that brands and media seem to forget exist ... and how the same manipulation tactics lurk in both Hollywood and religious cults. Without any further adieu… Jaden Young (in his own voice). Raw and unedited. For an hour and 30 fucking 6 minutes without counting my intro and outro commentary.   [Update: We were informed that Jaden publicly posted that there was some type of confusing issue with Eat Predators book club involving a person called WILL. We are not sure what's going on here, as this is a developing story, but here is what Jaden posted to the public from his Instagram.]           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jaden (@y2remayne)           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jaden (@y2remayne) Screenshots of Jaden's plight on GoodMorningMayberry.com!
118:01 1/29/23
Belly of the Beast w/ Lapi Part 1
Introducing Lapi! Here to talk about working in television as a child and entertainment as an adult, developing healthy approaches to engaging with toxic industries, and Lapi and Shift’s respective experiences both consuming and creating media. Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen!   Follow Lapi Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube -- Subscribe and like all our videos please! GMM's IG Follow Shift's YouTube Credits: Shift Orion, producer/host, graphics Lapis Stone, guest Soundtrack: GMM Intro by Wonderful Glass Cage Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Question by Wonderful Glass Cage Tip your host on CashApp $iamshift About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse Lapis Stone is a writer, violinist, singer, songwriter, creative performance mentor, and world class entertainer performing as LapiOnTheBeat. Lapi was formerly on the cast of Good Time Kids. After being signed twice, Lapi has evolved into an independent neon pop superstar.
44:34 1/29/23
(Audio Only) The Real & True Origin Story Of Eat Predators w/ Caeli Higgins & Kay Brown
We had to upload a duplicate of this episode that's audio only because Spotify only lets big-wig Hollywood podcasts stream video to y'all. You can watch the video version of this episode on our YouTube. Can we Eat Predators if we are what we eat?  Kay Brown (Four 4 Consent, Nightlife Safety Summit) and Caeli Higgins (Music Industry Watchdog) join Shift Orion to describe the origins of the Eat Predators collective and how the brand was co-opted as they were driven out… just before Shift discovered it on social media, joined the unregulated Eat Predators Book Club, and hauled his ass from SF to LA to help the mysteriously misrepresented "leadership" lock down a business strategy. Caeli and Kay detail their experience forming Eat Predators alongside other survivors and organizers like Nomi Abadi, Sochil Martin, and Alexa Nikolas.  They cover the first planning meetings, escalating miscommunication and misrepresentation accelerated by media attention from a nearly-off-brand protest at Nickelodeon, and challenges navigating interpersonal and professional conflicts as the group (and Alexa's wounded ego) grew faster than anyone (except people who’ve been crushed by it) could imagine. As the media and public began to exclusively center and sensationalize Alexa, her participation and story have warped. Shift describes his experience getting into the "Eat Predators book club" (then finding out it was never supposed to exist), having a short-lived but intense friendship with Alexa (and an even shorter-lived role working as her media and public relations manager), and being shocked and heartbroken discovering that Alexa had misled him about everything. Opening up about getting to know her remotely then planning an in-person visit, even staying at Alexa's house for 5 days, Shift recalls how quickly Alexa's endearing personality turned hostile after he became concerned about her capacity and ethics as she orchestrated the book club community and other people to shun him by making alarming and untrue claims. Ultimately, the conversation remains loving and generous with hope for accountability, amends, and honesty to prevail. Perhaps this is only the beginning of the story...    Follow Caeli and Kay: Kay Brown Caeli Higgins   Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube GMM's IG   Follow Shift!  Shift's YouTube Shift's IG   Logistics Credits: Producer/host: Shift Orion   Graphics Credits: Shift Orion   Soundtrack Credits: GMM Intro by Shift Orion W1&WGC by Wonderful Glass Cage Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage   Caeli Higgins, leader of Music Industry Watchdog, is a writer, activist, dancer, and publicist for artists, brands, events, and music festivals.  In 2020, she started an Instagram account that exposed multiple serial predators in the music industry.  In 2021, she helped organize hunger strikes at the Louisiana State Penitentiary and David Wade Correctional Center that successfully demanded the release of 23 prisoners from illegal long-term solitary confinement.   Kay Brown is Steward, Leader, and Founder of Four 4 Consent. As a living legacy of commitment to serving survivors of violence, Kay stays at the forefront of the highest levels of professional education related to advancing the fields that support that work. Kay has been in advocacy for nearly a decade. Their certifications include being a Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocate and holding a Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Victimology.  Kay is a nationally recognized advocate, specializing in Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Domestic Violence Intervention, Campus Advocacy, Comprehensive Victim Intervention, and Program Management. Kay was awarded Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing status from the Ohio Advocate Network and also achieved the requirements to be recognized by California's OES as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselor. Kay is a member of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association, and GLAAD. Kay works to create a safer and more positive culture in nightlife, where all people are free to be themselves without experiencing discrimination or violence. For more info on the org, like what sets Kay’s organization apart from the rest, check the FAQ towards the bottom of their site: four4consent.org   Resources For Survivors
98:41 1/20/23
A Holy Legacy w Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 2
Doctor Larry is back talking about how parasocial relationships impact our daily lives, collective illusions compiling our shared reality, and some other stuff like family, working in entertainment and marketing, and relationality. This is the 1st half of the conversation from Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 1. We talk about Larry’s nephew Camden Coley (Karma’s World, Abbot Elementary, Mike) and the vibrancy of Black boy joy. We talk about the monetization of love and relationality, how our presence on the Internet results in our unwitting consent to toxic cultural developments, and get GRANULAR about what parasociety even is. What does it mean to have fans? What does it mean to force love and loyalty from a commercial market? Are there actually barriers encasing our socioeconomic roles? WTF is a demi lovato and why is Shift mad about that? Shift gives more details about the non-denominational fundamentalist evangelical performing arts cult he traveled across the U.S. with as a teenager in the late 90s-early 2000s, and describes how he discovered (in 2021) what the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato even are and that, as teenagers, they all directly and literally made millions of dollars by directly and literally causing abuse against Shift and the other kids in the cult to escalate to inhumane levels. Shift lays out similarities in evangelical fundamentalism and Hollywood, marketing and evangelism, and both sides of “parasocial” bonding. Shift talks about our real world programming, dealing with people who accidentally virtue signal and warp their praxis into unraveling, and glory of discovering the gospel of Anne Heche (aka Celeste) in the wake of her sudden, tragic death. Larry comments on the power of fits and fists in the comments’ sections and IRL, ponders the architecture of the ecosystems that divide people from experiencing life outside of their class' status expectations, and details people insisting upon keeping social traditions they know don’t work.  Oh, how glorious that brands and companies have effectively strived to exploit our most intimate vulnerabilities. Oh, how everybody has to deal with the impact of public relations whether they know it or not. Liars and Grifters and Fakes? Oh, my!!  Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen!   Follow Dr. Larry Lyons and his nephew Camden Coley: Larry's IG Camden's IG   Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube GMM's IG   Follow Shift!  Shift's YouTube Shift's IG   Logistics Credits: Producer/host: Shift Orion   Graphics Credits: Shift Orion   Soundtrack Credits: GMM Intro by Shift Orion Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse   Dr. Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.
54:14 12/26/22
A Holy Legacy w/ Dr. Larry Lyons - feat. Cancel Culture Club Pt 1
Dr. Larry Lyons dropping in again to celebrate family and dissect parasocial relationships, psychology, celebrity, power, wealth, illusion, and propaganda with your good ol host Shift Orion!  This episode is part 1 even though it is the second half of a conversation that was recorded on 9/8 (a day before the previous episode with Mx Defying). Part 2 is the first half because time isn't real and that was a better order in which to release the vibe. We talk intimate, remote, and imaginary relationships, personalities as marketing tools, and the consequences of leaving a mark in people's hearts. We talk Britney Spears and Brittany Griner prior to Griner's return home. We talk Special Forces and the Black Mirror energy of punishing disgraced celebrities in a commercial entertainment arena until their reputations are laundered enough to be commodified again. We talk obscure ethics. Larry and Shift unpack ways Britney Spear's conservatorship was excessive, capitalistic nonsense!  Between gushing about Larry's nephew, Camden Coley's Black boy joy... we get into: What is parasociety? How celebrity work on celebrities and consumers. How social media changed the disproportionality in relationships with those know only through screens. What can happen when fame is deliberately engaged.   Always remember to never forget... follow, like, and rate us everywhere you listen!   Follow Dr. Larry Lyons and his nephew Camden Coley: Larry's IG Camden's IG   Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube GMM's IG   Follow Shift!  Shift's YouTube Shift's IG   Logistics Credits: Producer/host: Shift Orion   Graphics Credits: Shift Orion   Soundtrack Credits: GMM Intro by Shift Orion Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse   Dr. Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.
53:07 12/26/22
Operation Superstructure Skydive w Mx Defying
Get your spiritual armor ready, Mayberry. Melanie Carlson (aka Mx Defying) is here to jump tandem with us as we jump in from 51k feet to skydive into the superstructure that ensnared Britney Spears into an excessively long and cruel conservatorship.  Mx Defying is a leading researcher in the #freeBritney aka #justiceForBritney community. She is extraordinarily perceptive and unflappable in her approach to educating herself and the rest of us. Shift Orion is extremely excited to drop in and learn about the people, places, and events that led to the public health crisis created by the Pop Patriarchy’s predatory capitalists.  Nothing but blue skies ahead as we stick together on this dark adventure and examine long-term private equity investments, IRL social network manipulation, legalities, harassment, intimidation, dirty Russian money, accountability, familial abuse, mental health stigma, human trafficking, and Las muhfuggin Vegas. Here’s to hoping we can ultimately figure this all out and all help fix it. We are the system.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “The truth often lies in the space between: the punchline & the laugh, the reason & the feeling, and the jester & the king.” — Melanie Lynn Carlson   Check out Melanie Carlson aka Mx Defying website and socials!    Follow Good Morning Mayberry! GMM's YouTube GMM's IG   Follow Shift!  Shift's YouTube Shift's IG   Logistics Credits: Producer/host: Shift Orion   Graphics Credits: Shift Orion Mx Defying   Soundtrack Credits: GMM Intro by Shift Orion Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage Help our studio get our shit together by dropping some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift About Sam Maloney and Warner Music Group sexual harassment and NDA abuse
69:04 11/13/22
Hold The Line w/ Sam Amato
Starbucks fired Sam Amato after he’d devoted 13 years to them because he gathered with other team members to organize ways of ensuring they all have what they need to survive and thrive! So… your good ol host Shift quested deep into the interwebs to find Sam and bring him here for you to meet him and learn about the details of how Sam and his community are pushing back against Starbucks in a fun, sweet conversation. You’ll be glad you joined us for this one!  After breaking down the events and timeline, Sam and Shift talk about:  the impact of dehumanizing policies and actions rational approaches corporations could take to survive impending changes to global economics and then… (thank heck)… Britney Spears, #freeBritney, and refusing to be a passive market that funds complete monsters who abuse artists. What happens when a corporate overlord masquerading as a commonplace cafe manipulates its staff and treats human beings like tokens on a game board? -- NATIONWIDE STRIKES!!  Newsweek article - "Video of Starbucks Staff Walking Out in Protest Viewed Nearly 20M Times" Raw Story article - "Starbucks walkout over firing of union organizer tacks up 20 million views on TikTok" What happens when a simplistic yet stunningly talented performing powerhouse grows up in front of the general public while being kept on leashes and in cages by abusive handlers unless she’s being forced to perform on cold microphones?  -- Global friendship and support networks, unprecedentedly rapid legal education to the masses, and the most fabulous protests the world has ever known!! Help the studio get episodes out faster!! Drop some dollars on Venmo or CashApp: @iamshift Follow Sam! @mr_amato Follow the union! @sbworkersunited Follow the podcast! Follow Shift! Sam Maloney and WMG NDA Info: Rolling Stone article - "Warner Music Thanked Her for Exposing Sexual Harassment Allegations — And Silenced Her" Rolling Stone article - "Warner Music May Be Forced to Reveal Sexual Misconduct Allegations" Logistics Credits: Sam's Equipment Assistant - Rachel! Producer/host: Shift Orion Soundtrack Credits: GMM Intro by Shift Orion Everything Is Different Now by Wonderful Glass Cage (in no) Time (back soon 4 round 2) - remix - by Wonderful Glass Cage
47:22 9/25/22
JJ Obee and the Tiktok Tales of Elder Millennials feat. Pico the Dying Pterodactyl
Back to 9/23/2021 on another time travel episode! JJ Obee joins your host Shift Orion in a vulnerable, funny 2-part episode. In Part 1, Shift reveals the challenges he faced when coming out of lockdown. JJ details how they met Shift and how they ended up with a furry pterodactyl who was supposed to be dying already... then had a miraculous and annoying recovery. JJ and Shift talk about the power and nutrition in human interactions and how lockdown and reemergence impacted their mental health. Also... Shift’s theory that a lot of glam is a coverup for disabilities and how Cooking With Paris on Netflix surprisingly got him through a suicidal episode. JJ is an Ohio-born actor, writer, singer, artist, and landscape architect with a soft spot for wheezy Pomeranians currently dominating the dream in Los Angeles. Connect with JJ Obee on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter @JJ_Obee, or JJObee.com... or just google JJ Obee. You'll like what you find.
46:54 7/17/22
See? I'm A Part Of Your Circle with See Cristian Ellauri
Time jump back to February 14, 2021… when See Ellauri floated through Good Morning Mayberry to chat with Shift Orion. Hold space for infinite energies, flow state, unveiling, and listening while digging into chaos-order, grounding in charged social energy, and having insight about internal voices. Shift pulls his head out of his unicorn coloring books to get updates See delivered about the political events of the day. Spoiler alert - there was no impeachment declared that day. Anyhooo…  Back to something interesting! Reverence of authentic performance and the struggles of having personal conflicts erupt from “newsworthy” events! You know by now - we’re all masters of weaving struggles and success, horrors and healing, and pain and progress here on the Revoluship! Buckle up and hold on tight… because, as Shift said about last year… “There’s a pace outside unfamiliar to me”. See Cristian Ellauri is an MC (“Minister of Community”), a tea peddler who makes an unparalleled chai, and a poet who loves free-styling and hosting events. He’s a gravitational force that draws creators of all types from all over the place and uplifts them to platforms that allow them to shine at their brightest. Shift and See reminisce about the open mic See hosted, how they met, and talk about See’s new project BlessItUp.com, a flow state podcast full of chill rhymes, beats, and guests. 
73:54 7/11/22
Labyrinth with Cara Cordoni
Well, hey there, Mayberry!  Get tf in here and talk about labyrinths, goals, demons, and persistence against resistance with guest host Cara Cordoni and your good ol host Shift Orion!    Check out Cara's coaching at caracordonicoaching.com Feel like dropping us a line? Ping us at connect@goodmorningmayberry.com Want to connect by phone? Call us at 1-415-343-4420 We have a website at goodmorningmayberry.com! Join the scene at www.patreon.com/goodmorningmayberry!
54:25 7/4/22
Season 3 Intro - I Heard You B*tches Was Lewkin' For Me
We're back! Thank heck! Did you miss us??? Good! We missed you too.... Welcome back! Feel like dropping us a line? Ping us at connect@goodmorningmayberry.com Want to connect by phone? Call us at 1-415-343-4420 We have a website at goodmorningmayberry.com ! www.patreon.com/goodmorningmayberry    
07:08 7/4/22
Jesus Took The Wheel - Bonus
Shift Orion slides briefly into your earholes with: - an update about personal emergencies - deconstruction of a close encounter of the silly little hater kind. - talks about accidentally drinking too much - announcement of the upcoming new podcast Master Of Propaganda!
49:17 3/29/21
This Little Light Of Mine Is Fine w Tiana J - Bonus
Excerpt of Shift Orion and Tiana J talking about trying to relax as a fixed sign in Gemini and Saggitarius vibes.  Come jump in the time machine to a month ago and celebrate Tiana’s 13 year anniversary and hear the story of how she met Joy. Then she preaches about the old chestnut, This Little Light Of Mine. Shift uplifts Sigour Ros’ music video for Vario, expresses unease about technology, and invites you all to go in on a meal for him to celebrate his 4-year celibacy anniversary that happened on February 15th, 2021. Yes, that is the day after Valentine’s Day. No, he does not explain how that happened. Please direct Shift’s belated, celebrated 4-year celibacy anniversary gifts to: cash app $iamshift  Tip guest host Tiana J on Venmo @TianaJC and CashApp $TianaJC. Follow Tiana on IG @retreatyoselves and @djtjc   Hear the full episode on Patreon!
28:29 3/22/21
S2E11 - Pt 2 Sister Mary HotTakes Unmasks 90s Kids Favorite Shows Probably Being Made By A Pedophile
Shift Orion is back with his brother Blake (aka Sister Mary HotTakes) resuming the terrible discussion on the unsettling, infuriating legacy of Nickelodeon and Dan Schneider.  Don’t forget your tin foil hat, “ShitStorm© DeepWeb™” muck boots, and stay hydrated on your Haterade because it’s HOT IN HELL.   (“ShitStorm© DeepWeb™” is a fauxbrand and not a real rabbit hole protective gear and apparel company. For now.)
67:29 3/14/21
S2E10 - Pt 1 Sister Mary HotTakes Unmasks 90s Kids Favorite Shows Probably Being Made By A Pedophile
Get ready to be donkey-kicked down a rabbit hole of analyzing kids’ television made by loud sexual predators. Sister Mary HotTakes, aka Blake, brings us on a logically erratic trek through an absolute nostalgia sewer system to autopsy the impacts of the career 90’s producer Dan Schneider built with his predatory working relationship with Amanda Bynes, Arianna Grande, Keenan Thompson, and other child actors under his lenses. Blake connects the conspiracy facts of Jimmy Savile with what we know about the overtly creepy foot fetish empire of Nickelodeon. Beware. Triggers, bold allegations, and unbelievably upsetting actually confirmed facts ahead. Content alerts: Sexual assault & rape, child abuse, mind control, mental illness, general Jimmy fucking Savile (gross), probably a bunch of other shit but this is the worst of it. Breakdowns on Dan Schneider & Nickelodeon's horrible campaign to infuse kids' content with grooming and sexual expression from Sloan: Inside DAN SCHNEIDER'S and AMANDA BYNES' BIZARRE RELATIONSHIP - 29 min  Dan Schneider Made Ariana Grande DO WHAT?! - 26 min
56:04 3/7/21
S2E9 - Cancel Culture Club: Larry Lyons Unmasks Slave 4 Who
Larry Lyons returns! To platform over Britney Spears’ career & lead us through a rabbit hole full of ghouls with names like Max Martin (a goblin who made a life writing sex songs for children). Francis Lawrence (a mask burp incarnate with a compulsion to cosplay white girls in other cultures’ skins), Justin Timberlake (an ice prince made entirely of glass), and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (an elder urban boy nymph who maybe sweats an elixir of youth). Shift reveals more of his yesteryear icon nostalgia referencing Frankie & Annette and makes randomly dissociated pop culture connections.   Join us as we walk a neat groove of nuance in navigating the space between victimhood and victimizer. Get a Cancel Culture Club mug. Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.
78:07 3/1/21
S2E8 - X Have Over 500 Words For X
Audrey Sterling breaks down the impacts of whiteness on white people, surveillance tech, and intellectual prosthetic connection to transhumanist inventions. Shift bitches about people binging data and using each other as vomitoriums. Lament the open field World Wide Web turning into a technofascist corporatocracy!
73:05 2/21/21
S2E7 - I'm Not Good Enough
Have a short chat with Shift about the work of keeping ships relating, how resistance of our own passions can convert into delusions of mediocrity, and pushing through feelings of abandonment and inadequacy to show up for the program. Shift opens up about his emotional preciousness and reactivity in The Fall of 2020, how he intentionally created a caustic environment for people who triggered his grief, and questions how any deity could be described as “infallible” or “omniscient” when humans are their product. Celebrate Shift’s 4 year anniversary of partnering with himself by getting him a snickity snack on CashApp $iamshift or Venmo @luciferousshift-mannee. Being celibate during a pandemic but loving being spoiled is tough shit! Join the Good Morning Mayberry sponsor scene at patron.com/goodmorningmayberry.com. Join the first subs for hot take poems in hot baths on Shift's OnlyFans.    
20:33 2/15/21
S2E6 - Mercury: a vucking fampire
Shift pushes through the cosmic weather to talk a bit about: Mercury haterade Britney Spears’ conservatorship Exhibition culture, cannibalism & Armie Hammer Boots Riley is hella chill Occupy Oakland celebrity stories Pop culture activists And we swear Shift only goes off for one moment about BlueMAGA. Dedicated to Rico, a chihuahua who got very very old, ????-2021
38:09 2/8/21
S2E5 - Sister Mary HotTakes Spills Fauci's Tea
What does Vito Russo (The Celluloid Closet) have to do with Anthony Fauci? “Sister Mary HotTakes” Blake is back to pour all the tea for you and Shift Orion. In this episode, Blake talks about having to cancel his trip to hug Shift before getting into the similarities of the historic AIDS crisis and the current COVID crises, Fauci’s commitment to ignorance, and his refusal to approve effective international treatments for AIDS people dying in the US. Shift flips out when he realizes that Fauci fits perfectly in the 2020+ political kayfabe cast.  Blake references a video from November 2nd 2011 about Olympia, Washington riot tourists who almost broke the encampment because they were violently misguided irreverent guests, titled This is NOT Occupy; Day of Occupy Oakland General Strike.   Come for the covid compliance whining, convenience store conflicts, and civil disobedience controversies… stay for the salt, tea, and glitter!   Episode artwork by bleakzblanketfort.com IG @bleakzblanketfort
51:55 1/31/21
S2E4 - Cancel Culture Club Features Nikki Aliah's Earth Is Ghetto
Nikki Aliah's Earth Is Ghetto, a soulful new song about escaping the planet, has launched into viral revere! In this episode, Shift Orion gives the wheel to Black Literature expert Larry Lyons who jettisons our agenda about Britney Spears to take us on a voyage through Afrofuturism, practical time travel, and honoring powerful Black creators by contextually uplifting Nikki Aliah's work in concert with other artistic technologists. We’re also going in to discover some impacts of misguided cancel culture against individuals, communities, and superstructures! All aboard! Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides­ writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier. Credits: Nikki Aliah - lyrics, vocals, keys Episode also includes covers by  Broken Blues  & Damon Grant (percussion) w/ RAHBI (music) & Noah Schak Farlot (background vocals)   Other mentioned creators/works: Flossy Baby (content creator) Tiana J @DJTJC @retreatyoselves (content creator) Steven Hurst (custom clocks) Enpafè Crafts By Carmen (jewelry) Nick Lovett (author, poet, musician) Boots Riley (prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker) Watchmen (miniseries) Lovecraft Country (TV series) Janelle Monáe (singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, and record producer)   Grab a Cancel Culture Club fanny pack in our merch store! Episode artwork by bleakzblanketfort.com
68:25 1/24/21
Asking For A Planet In Labor Part 2 w/ Eugene Steele - BONUS
In part 2 of this bonus set, we are getting into a topic about a recent livestream broadcast that was brought to Shift’s attention by Eugene. The original video has been removed. It’s extremely violent and not in any way satirical, ironic, or disingenuous. We’ve got a link to a deconstruction of a screen capture of it here even though it may be pulled again. It's a video of 3 drunk not-exclusively-white men talking about committing acts of violence and calling for civil war as retaliation for recent censorship sweeps.  Shift melts down then pulls himself together while Eugene, aka Lantern, takes us on a journey of evidence and illustration leading toward clarity around confusions and collisions in attempts to make sense of our situation. Is it possible to deescalate the Culture War?
95:25 1/19/21
Asking For A Planet In Labor Part 1 w/ Mo Garvey - BONUS
Mo Garvey returns to talk about the momentum of the Twitter conflict over what a “real leftist” is or isn’t. Shift declares himself the Leftist Purity Test in the leftier-than-thou game, then manages to make reference to Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now and Robert Evan’s Behind The Bastards.  All hail the labeling and dragging of the Boutique Left and their virtue signaling and cherry-pick stylist shopping for culture to wear. Come on in and hear about “fascism”, “communism”, and how people are talking without using the same meanings but pretending they understand each other. Make space for having a critical eye and a graceful hand in sifting through the nuance of a planet in labor.
78:56 1/19/21
S2E3 - Rock Boat, Force Vote
Monique Garvey joins a spacey Shift Orion to talk about sociopolitical confusion, parasocial relationships, and anti-sycophantic avoidance. We dissect the logic of some statist trajectories and ideas. We scratch the surface on the essence and utility of the word “coon” and the awkward soft censorship of the word on FaceBookInc social media before juggling nuance about covid vaccine anxiety. Come make fun of landlords crying about eviction moratoriums.  Mo goes off about superficial Oppression Olympics and political bandwagoners, and teaches Shift some things about this #ForceTheVote thing and that Jimmy Dore exists. Shift makes literally everything literally existential. Have we mentioned we do not understand billionaire apologists?   Recorded on 12/30/2020.
78:01 1/17/21
BONUS - So, We Just Wanna Say That We Told Y'all So
In 2011, Shift and Blake, aka Bakesale, aka Sister Mary HotTakes, met on the street, there was an immediate connection, and now in 2021 they have ripped a wormhole into the past to bring you back hot, hot tea for your apocalypse buffet. Join us in a comparison of social movements, mainstream media irresponsibility, and personal impact of mass demonstrations from Occupy to whatever the fuck has been happening since 2020. Come for the protest breakdowns, stay for the Lindsey Graham gossip, cameo meows from Tubby The Background Cat, and occasional graceful tumble down deer trails of PTSD-charged street ministry and riot porn flashbacks with two random formerly homeless queers who suddenly realized they are spiritual and social first responders in a terrifying timeline. Shift pops off about his frustrations over the misuse of words like “fascist” and “nazi,” reminds everyone he is coloring with crayons in unicorn coloring books instead of watching ANY of this news, and reiterates the logic of shunning of the DNC. Sister Mary HotTakes deconstructs Obama stans, illustrates the impacts of witnessing attacks from police, and shares his explorations into why racial violence is saturating recent American experience. We gonna talk about how the dark and swampy South has changed with the Trump PRESIDEncy. We gonna talk about individual and communal healing from epic and neglected wounds. We gonna talk about the “anarchy of love.” experiential vs. theoretical politics, and people who use other people’s real lives to gain college credits.  And we gonna talk about how Occupy was not a protest. And we’re going to tell you why. Two bitches came to talk with y’all about how we TOLD Y’ALL SO.  TW - sexual assault community counseling story TW - liberal/centrist sensibilities Image Credit: Graph - Ryan Cleary Icons - Shift Orion
103:13 1/14/21