Untangled | stories about untangling from society's giant rule book
About This Show
Have you ever asked: “Is this all there is to life?” Untangled explores the lives of people who have questioned our social systems, constructs and norms and chosen to live life in a different, often unconventional way. Through honest storytelling, Untangled explores one focal question: what does it really take to untangle from society’s giant rule book, move away from the mundane and embark on a search for something more? Join host Alana Helbig as she interviews ordinary people about their choice to live not-so-ordinary lives, touching on topics such as slow and simple living, alternatives to the 9-5, sustainability, solo travel, activism, lesbianism, feminism and patriarchy, indigenous cultures, spirituality, financial security and more. These are captivating stories where we ask intimate questions about people's lives before, during and after their untangling. We look at the how, the why and the internal and external shifts required to live an untangled life.
Most Recent Episode
026: Filmmaker Jordan Osmond is documenting a simpler way
Jordan Osmond became obsessed with documentaries in his late teens, struck by how they were having an impact on the world and how he lived his life. Wanting to create that same positive impact in the lives of others, yet not wanting to take on the exorbitant student loans of university, Jardan opted to teach himself how to use a camera and shoot stories by watching tutorials on YouTube. In 2015, with a small group of nine other people, Jordan moved onto a 20-acre property in Gippsland where he lived for a year documenting simple living, permaculture and natural building as a way to reduce our ecological footprint. The result was the feature-length documentary A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity. This project set Jordan’s documentary career in motion. Over the last two years, Jordan has travelled New Zealand with his partner and fellow filmmaker Antoinette Wilson, creating their latest documentary Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future. Spattered in amongst Jordan’s passion for sharing stories of simpler living, we also explore the crises facing our world today, why it’s important we share positive stories of change and how our reconnection to nature is essential to the healing of our planet. RESOURCES MENTIONED + A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity + Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future + Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine + Robert Kenner’s Food Inc + Charles Eisenstein + The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein + The Ascent of Humanity, Charles Eisenstein CONNECT WITH JORDAN + Website: happenfilms.com | livingthechangefilm.com + YouTube: Happen Films + Instagram: @jordosmond + Twitter: @happenfilms + Facebook: /happenfilms OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY THIS PODCAST + Listen on Apple Podcasts+ Listen on Spotify + Listen on Stitcher Radio + Subscribe by email to get untangling stories delivered straight to your inbox CONTRIBUTE TO THE CREATION OF UNTANGLED If my show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it is with humble gratitude that I ask for your support through a small financial contribution. Each Untangled episode takes me about three days in total to produce. There is also a monthly outlay for hosting and software expenses. I am a one-woman show and I do and pay for everything myself. From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. To make a contribution, head to the Patreon page here.
Rated 5 out of
Touches The Heart
This is one of my favorite podcasts! I have a lot of admiration for Alana as she has the courage to bare her soul in the interest of helping other women who are on similar journeys. Every interview is raw, authentic and inspiring! Definitely worth a listen :)
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of
Love love love!!!
Untangled is by far my favourite podcast. I love the raw honesty, vulnerability, realness and authenticity of both the guests and Alana. Alana's interview style is so inspiring - she manages to ask all the questions I am thinking in my head!!! I just love this show so much and can't wait for each new episode (which I listen to on repeat until the next one drops). Thank you so much Alana for all you are offering to women (and men).
Date published: 2016-09-13