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HOLLYWOO with Joshua Conkel
72 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
"Baha'i and Brokedown Dating" with Jeffrey Reddick
Ms. Joe Biden will bee our next president and Josh predicted it with tarot! Josh is joined by screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, creator of the classic Final Destination franchise. Remarkably they're from the same Isolated part of Eastern Kentucky and they talk a bit about Appalachian woo-woo like water witching, granny magic, and a terrifying experience of speaking in tongues Jeffrey had as a child. They discuss economic injustice and how it affects elections before diving into Jeffrey's career and how it from sneaking into A Nightmare on Elm Street to working for New Line in its heyday. Finally, they get into the meat of the show, where Jeffrey teaches Josh all about the Baha'i faith, to which he's belonged since he was a teenager. Finally, Josh gets into Jeffrey's chart (Cancer sun, Gemini moon), his tarot card of the year (Temperence for 2020, The Devil for 2021) and then Josh predicts that Jeffrey will NOT meet a man soon womp womp but that's only because no one is good enough.
54 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
"Fighting the Malocchio" with Lucy DeVito
Oh no, it's Election Day! Josh is very anxious, but at least he has an update about the ghosts in his apartment. His guest is actress, producer, child of Hollywood Lucy DeVito. These two old friends discuss (of course) election anxiety, Lucy's psychic vision of Brittany Murphy's death, Josh's dead grandmothers visiting him in his dreams, past lives, the Evil Eye aka Malocchio, the Saints, Santeria, Lucy's childhood in Beverly Hills as the daughter of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, their joint fear of outer space, Lucy's chart (Pisces sun, Aquarius Moon, Scorpio rising), crippling self-doubt, we get into her tarot card of the year (the Moon) and finally, Josh gives Lucy a tarot reading for her love life. His card for you, the listeners, is The Magician!
58 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
"Janky Ass Skunk Crystals" with Dylan Dawson
Happy Halloween, witches! Josh talks Samhain and AllSaints before being joined by Sagittarius Dylan Dawson, co-creator of Syfy's new animated series, Wildlife. They discuss Dylan's youtube wedding, crystals, giving up meat, how meat Is murder, growing up vegetarian and Unitarian, having a great 2020, other dimensions, aliens, Time Life spooky books, Buddhism, how having a podcast is embarrassing, Josh's militant atheist phase, the Amazing Randi and his check for a million dollars, a cottage in Cornwall, The Wicker Man and Ne*l L*bute, astrology (Dylan is a Sagittarius sun, Aries moon, Virgo rising with a cardinal t-square and more!) They also discuss their numerology of 2020: Dylan is a 7/The Chariot and Josh is a 1/The Fool. Dylan mentions right at the end that he used the same animal psychic as Ali Anh and finally Josh gives Dylan's dog a tarot reading. Your tarot card of the week: Queen of Swords. Wildlife on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX5Az9LAnbkTWmQF87jhN4nSCvZ9uMz4OMovies starring Movies:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZXjpv_iwgs
69 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
"Meditation, Magick, and West Side Wellness Witches" with Gabriela Herstik
Josh talks about his road trip of ghost towns (Salton Sea, California City, and others) before briefly mentioning his newfound Interest In Buddhism. Then he's joined by columnist, author, and witch Gabriela Herstik. They discuss animal prints, meditation, Buddhism, defining god, understanding something unknowable, Bahai, Naha Armady and 22 Teachings, the ups and downs of being a pro witch, copycat witches, glamour/fashion magick and materialism, Gabriela's devotion to Venus, sex positivity, selfie art, dating In LA and how men are Insane, occult bros, Gabriela Is a 12 on the woo-woo scale, privilege In the woo-woo world, West Side wellness witches, cryptozoology and If bigfoot exists, Last Podcast on the Left, the liminal space and astral plane, Gabriela's chart (Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon, Libra rising), Josh embarrasses himself by getting a house wrong, Dolly vs Elvira, Gabriela's alarm goes off for her Solar Adoration, and then as a fun treat, both being tarot readings, Gabriela and Josh read tarot for each other. In the outro, Josh pulls Six of Swords for the week ahead. Insight Timer Apphttps://insighttimer.com/California City Podcasthttps://laist.com/podcasts/california-city.phpGabriela's websitehttps://www.gabrielaherstik.com/aboutNaha Armady/22 Teachingshttps://22teachings.com/naha-armady/Last Podcast on the Lefthttps://www.lastpodcastontheleft.com/
68 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
"Numerology and the Sweetest Scorpio" with Philippe Bowgen
Josh talks Witchie Awards, the election and not giving his energy to dum dums online, and discusses his upcoming road trip to various ghost towns. Then he's joined by Instagram gay and actor Philippe Bowgen. They discuss: being an Influencer and getting free shit on Instagram (speedos for Phillipe, demonology books for Josh!) They discuss the election and how awful queer conservatives are, being an ethnically ambiguous actor and how our looks affect casting, Veronica Mars, Chaldean numerology, self-discipline in 2020, tarot cards of the year, and Phillipe's chart (Scorpio sun, scorpio rising, Gemini moon.) Then they take to the tarot and Josh predicts that Trump Is going to lose but lol what does he know. Chaldean Numerologyhttps://astronlogia.com/chaldean-numerology-calculator/Tarot Card of the Yearhttps://www.cosmictarot.co.uk/discover-your-tarot-year-card/
54 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
"Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Gate" with Claire Kiechel
We're nominated for a WITCHIE AWARD! Josh talks about astrology house systems, the full moon In Aries, and numerology before welcoming his guest, OA, Watchmen, and Circe writer, Claire Kiechel. The pair discuss getting canceled, Ted Bundy glasses, Netflix, the weird Emmys of 2020, Netflix, Space Jam, and then do a deep dive on cults: Scientology, nxivm and The Vow, and Heaven's Gate. Finally, Josh gets Into Claire's chart. She thought she was an Aries but she's a Pisces! Finally, Josh pulls The High Priestess for you. Witchie Awardhttp://witchessabbat.com/Heaven's Gatehttps://www.heavensgate.com/Space Jam https://www.spacejam.com/
47 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
"Just Do It, Soft Aries!" with Michael Cyril Creighton
Josh talks about his hot neighbor, The Vow on HBO, and his professional astrology reading with Hoku Mama (details below.) His guest Is Michael Cyril Creighton and they talk about New York vs LA, Michael's love of Madeline Kahn, his old web series Jack In a Box and how It affected his career, Michael on the woo-woo scale (5.5 or 6) and what's superstition vs woo-woo. Then Josh and Michael discuss their results of the What Starseed Are You quiz and It turns out they're both from The Pleiades! Starseeds are too much for Josh and he also rants about why he hates Dolphins. Then the pair get Into Michael's chart: Aries Sun, Taurus Moon, Cancer rising, and discuss the Neptune retrograde and Michael's mystical kite. Lastly, Josh gives Michael a quick tarot reading. Hoku Mama Astrologyhttps://www.hokumamaastrology.com/Which Starseed Are You? https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/which-light-being-are-you-starseeds-quiz/Jack In a Box web serieshttps://youtu.be/PxP23pwjCE0
75 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
"Continuing our Pet Psychic Studies" with Seth Sherwood
This one's for horror fans! Josh quickly laments the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg before quickly getting Into the Interview with the guest, Seth Sherwood, writer of LEATHERFACE and LIGHT AS A FEATHER on Hulu. They discuss all things horror: the fandom, Blair Witch and viral marketing, thriller vs. horror, the term "elevated horror" and turning Beyonce to Bell Hooks. They discuss aliens and Irl witches before diving Into the myriad pet psychics Seth has hired. They also discuss Seth's chart (yay! a Capricorn!) Here Is Seth Sherwood's list of woo-woo advisors:Pet psychic one:https://terristeuben.comPet psychic two:https://www.candicanecooper.comNutrionist Astrologer:https://km-taylor.comTherapist/medium:https://theconsciousenterprise.com
56 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
"Starseeds, Enneagrams, and The Great Conjunction" with Ali Ahn
Josh discusses how LA Is on fire, Alex Morse, and the Medium piece "Nazi Hippies: When the New Age and Far-Right Overlap." He's the joined by Raising Dion's Ali Anh. They discuss LA vs NYC, being bi-coastal, Ali being a 6.5 on the woo-woo scale, them both hating fairies, bogus starseeds, Eastern medicine and Western Ignorance, acupuncture, Reiki done remotely, how the economy Is fake, past lives, Josh's fear of death, Bahai, then they get Into a long conversation on enneagrams. Ali Is a 2 (The Helper) and Josh Is a 4 (The Individualist.) Ali Is a Leo sun, Taurus Moon, and Aquarius rising. They talk Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, The Great Conjunction, and Ali's pet psychic. Josh finishes It off with the world's fastest tarot reading. Medium Piece:https://gen.medium.com/nazi-hippies-when-the-new-age-and-far-right-overlap-d1a6ddcd7be4
57 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
"My Grandpa's Ghost and Human Design" with Benjamin Siemon
This week Josh talks about L.A.'s heatwave, nerding out on Ancestry.com, the story of when his mother met her dead father, and Appalachian folk magic aka granny magic. Then he's joined by his guest Benjamin Siemon, an actor, writer, comedian, and puppeteer (he's been on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.) Benjamin is a three on the woo-woo scale. They discussion writing for animation, writers rooms In quarantine, gay dating apps, Soup Plantation and Aunt Jemimah, how the Squidbillies guy came for Dolly Parton, Josh when he was an actor playing exclusively mean gay waiters, how Benjamin was nearly "the puppet guy" on Real World: New Orleans, The Muppets, how bad they both want to see ghosts, Unsolved Mysteries and Sightings, The Winchester Mansion, The Craft and Wicca, Return to Oz and Fairuza Balk, then a deep dive on the truly wild Human Design aka the new astrology. Benjamin Is a Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon, Taurus rising. Josh gives him a quick tarot reading, which Benjamin hates.
62 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
"Ooh, Girl, You're Playing with Fire" with Pam Grossman
Josh mentions his trip to Idylwilde and gives a Kitty and Louis (the ghosts In his apartment) update. They turned on his Quip! Josh Is joined by very famous witch Pam Grossman of the Witch Wave and her book "Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power." They discuss the shadow side of woo-woo wish-fulfillment phenomena like The Secret, annoying things within the witchy/witch/Pagan community, the representation of witches In popular media like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, to hex or not to hex, smudging and sage, Josh's spell backfired, what it was like for Pam to work on the remake of The Craft, Wicca vs Traditional Witchcraft, the word witch Itself, Pam's chart (she's an Aquarius), and a quick little tarot reading. https://witchwavepodcast.com/https://www.pamgrossman.com/writing
49 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
"Indigo Children and Cringe-y Insta Gays" with Tommy Do
Josh talks heatwaves and rolling blackouts along with QAnon's kooky belief In a made-up drug called Adrenochrome. Then he's joined by the hilarious Tommy Do who runs an Instagram account dedicated to scouring the Internet for the cringiest gay thirst traps. We talk about boneheaded gay Instagram and TikTok posts, the Insane beauty standards for gay men In Los Angeles, Tommy rates himself on the woo-woo scale and we discuss aliens, the Idea of Indigo Children (kids who are born supernaturally special), the Idea of specialness In Hollywood, who gets their voices elevated, Issa Rae, Fleabag, then we guess at who might actually be an Indigo Child (David Bowie, Tilda Swinton, Kate Berlant). Then they get Into astrology. Tommy Is a Cancer which Josh loves, a strategy for winning Big Brother, the asteroid Chiron, the culture of Ice skating, the cringiness of earnest TikToks, they talk about celebrities with Tommy's sun and moon, then Josh finishes by reading Tommy's tarot. DA-VEENKY.
59 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
"Pretty Gems and Shrooming with Dad" with Jon Bass
Josh discusses wet mouth sounds, being afraid of country music, and the supposed 13th sign Ophiuchus and why we don't have to believe In It. Then he's joined by actor Jon Bass from the TBS sitcom Miracle Workers, Baywatch, and Broadway's Book of Mormon. They discuss pretty gemstones, the link between hallucinogens and spirituality, how Josh came out to his mom while on LSD, vortexes and blue spots, psychic who read playing cards like tarot, Echo Park botanicas, the Five Rhythms and Esalen, clown class, the Inherit classism of wellness, how we've all been saying Steve Buscemi's name wrong, and how the Death card actually DOES mean death. Josh also reads Jon's natal chart (Virgo sun, Taurus moon, Virgo rising) and then the tarot tells Jon not to adopt a dog. Josh closes by mentioning how much he likes Bojack Horseman and Hollywoo.
64 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
"Randy Birdstrangler and How to Trick a Hummingbird" with Kate Comer
Josh talks about men who neg on Twitter and then tells the harrowing saga of his creepy date with Randy Birdstrangler. Then he's joined by actress Kate Comer from The Comeback, You're the Worst, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Wine Country, What We Do In the Shadows, and more. They discuss Capricorn slander, haunted restaurants In Hollywood, the science of intuition, GOOP, amethysts, past lives, reincarnation, red carpets, Lisa Kudrow, ring lights, sound baths, astral projection, Tiger King, drunk hummingbirds, and then Josh reads Kate's natal astrology chart and tarot.
51 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
"Sobbing at Cafe Gratitude" with Jessica Rothe
Josh touches on Stella Immanuel, Donald Trump's Insane covid-19 doctor, as well as a diet program that's based on your zodiac. Then Jessica Rothe joins him and they discuss GOOP, jade rollers, past lives, auditioning, being hungry at Cafe Gratitude, Valley Girl, being a Gemini and why they're so hated, the ups and downs of being an Iconic final girl and the horror fandom, and finally Josh pulls some tarot cards.
51 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
"TikTok Witches and The Alien Agenda" with Byron Lane
Josh talks about TikTok witches and Mucho Mucho Amor the documentary about Astrologer Walter Mercado before diving Into It with his guest, writer Byron Lane. Joshua and Byron discuss surviving cancer In Palm Springs, the legacy of Carrie Fischer, the Alien Agenda, the ghost of Paul Lynde, Byron's chart and being a Cancer, a quickie tarot reading, gay stan culture and Tilda Swinton, and finally the question of fate.
62 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
"That's a Big Budget, Mama" with Maggie Levin
Oh no, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was canceled and its Leo season. Joshua and writer/director Maggie Levin discuss seeing ghosts, whether or not aliens built the pyramids, crystal healing, how much we hate faeries, the pressure of writing the Labyrinth sequel, Maggie being a Pisces, staying pretty in Los Angeles, cursed mirrors, what filming will look like post quarantine, and more!
38 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
"The Reluctant Exorcist" with Tony Rodriguez
Josh talks with actor/comedian Tony Rodriguez about his mother, the reluctant exorcist, dating during quarantine, and then dives into Tony's natal chart before giving a tarot reading on his romantic opportunities.
1 minutes | May 30, 2020
A glimpse of what's to come on HOLLYWOO: a new spiritual (?) podcast where screenwriter Joshua Conkel talks to different Hollywood types about all things woo woo.
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