Acacia and the Void - Ep 10: Nothing But Clichés

Hey guys! Well, this is it for me, for awhile. A last goodbye, till I equalize. I talk to Stephanie about stuff. What’s next for me? Art, it’s definitely art, I fucking love it! And I have a few passion projects up my sleeve too. Mental health awareness and encouragement of minority art are a few of my focuses. Thanks for listening! In doing this project, I’ve learned so much about myself and my feelings. How these feelings have effected my current and past situations and how to transmute these traumas into a deeper understanding and true healing have been the sweetest gifts that have given to myself. Follow me on Instagram, I’ll keep you updated on my progress. @AcaciaandtheVoid email me too. I love hearing from you guys! AcaciaandtheVoid@gmail.com 

Lots of love to you all! Thanks again! 

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Acacia and the Void - Ep 09: The Devils Widwife

Hope you had a nice thanksgiving! Curtis and I give an update on our separation and the reactions from our family and friends. Winston makes an appearance with some nice drawings he made. Then I talk about where we store emotions. It’s in our stomachs. Follow those gut feelings, they never lie. Our minds love to lie. After that I wrap it up with a story about A witch thrown in a well. It’s all old timely and shit. Have a great week!

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Acacia and the Void - Ep 08: The Seperation Of Siamese Twins

Curtis and I have been attached like Siamese twins for 16 1/2 years. We have gone through so much together. The fates haven’t always been so kind to us but it has taught us how important it is to be kind, to have a loyal friendship and to love unconditionally. Curtis and I have had to face our truth over the last few months. The operation to separate us was intense, agonizing, unpredictable, but extremely necessary for the growth of our individual selves and our family. We don’t know what’s next but our hearts are full of love and we are committed to making this transition as loving and positive as possible. Do not mourn us, we’ve done enough of that. This was extremely painful, but we found true healing and relief dropping our burdens and expectations. We can breath now. Take what you need from this episode, bravely examine your own relationships and do not fear the unknown future. Be fearless! On the other side of the threshold is a new beginning.

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Ep 207: He So Muthafuckin' Hi! (We Be Pajamming)

Hello and welcome to this Mondays episode 207. This week, we have a very special guest in studio. Canton Ohio House music legend, HeSoHi (Douglas) along with his significant other, Cathy. Douglas has been producing and performing Electronic music for over 25 years and is one of the "OG's" of the Canton "Rave" scene. His new album, Conversation, is out now on Bandcamp and iTunes. We talk to Douglas about his roots, his annual "Lovethang Picnic" and a whole bunch of other good shit! All that and so much more on this weeks Monday episode of theDAMNcast!

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Acacia and the Void - Ep 07: Converting Catholics

My church has been solitude and nature for the last 20 years. Nature has a lot to teach. Just the other day I watched a black cat stroll down the gravel lane. He stopped and chilled for few minutes, hopped and caught himself a nice breakfast. He was out looking for a meal, but he wasn’t worried if he’d find it. He just strolled until something caught his eye. He was mindful with purpose and then he was rewarded. We winter with the ladybugs, seriously, they are everywhere, every year, just after the first hard frost. All up in my shit but harmless. I take them off my counter top and toss them in my plants. The flocks of black birds are coming through and when they take off together, you can hear the power of the wind they generate.. It’s phenomenal and it’s all like clockwork. We are so consumed by our social and materialistic worlds, we forget to enjoy the world’s rhythms and appreciate the complexity of design as we turn around the Sun.

In the Void this week I talk about my religious upbringing and how my views have evolved over my life. Please feel free to share your stories with me. I’d love to hear others points of view and how they came about. Have a wonderful week!

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Arch Frank 04: Horses Lester Party

Hello and welcome to a very unexpected "Best Of" episode. The Swinfords were just a tad under the weather last week (seriously we were sick as fuck) so we didn't get the chance to record the Monday Halloween show (we really didn't want to infect Marty and we figured you wouldn't want to listen to our sick asses anyway) but don't worry... We managed to stitch together 3 old "Halloween themed" episodes to make the 4th installment of our most appropriately named "Archival Frankenstein" series. This time we took the 2nd segment from episode 14 (Horses Cook: Kirk Cameron saves theDAMNcast), the 2nd segment from last years episode 148 (Lester) where we recorded in The Haunted Warehouse on the Canal, with Ken and Margarita and we finish off with 2015's episode 102 (Haunted Howze Party) featuring George and good friend of the show Joe Howze. We apologize for our disgusting sickness and look forward to podcasting without coughing and wheezing all over the place. We should be right as rain by Thursdays show. Thanks for listening, and as always remember to enjoy!

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Ep 204: Substitute With Prostitutes

Hello and welcome to Episode 204, 1st segment topics include: We all took a 3 question IQ test, It turns out Dyslexia is in the eyes and we learn all about Spite Houses. In the 2nd segment we talk to Dani Pajak, the owner of Disowned Customs Motorcycles in Cleveland, Ohio. Dani can take any motorcycle you can find and turn it into a masterpiece. Seriously, this guys work is fucking amazing! To check out just some of Dani's custom bikes, or if you're interested in having him customize a bike for you go to www.disownedcustoms.com, and make sure to follow him on Instagram @disownedcustoms (interview starts at the 41:32 mark). In the 3rd segment, we wrap it all up with the disturbing new "trend" of Ovipositing (inserting chicken sized eggs made of gelatin into a vagina via an alien looking dildo). All that and so much more on this weeks Monday episode of theDAMNcast!

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Welcome To Markacia: This Is What We Are Talking About When We Are Podcasting About Talking About Love

Have you ever been in a restaurant and listened to the people behind you talk about their lives? Wasn't it interesting, even though their lives were mundane and normal? Tonight's episode is like that, but with less awkward chewing and tooth-on-fork clanking. What starts as a discussion about the loveliness of a certain woman quickly spins into a different orbit as Acacia and 'special' 'guest' Mark chew up reality the only way they know how: accurately, and with minimal preparation.

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Ep 203: Not Hard To Stack A Short Deck

Hello and welcome to another Thursday show. This week, 2nd segment is kinda sorta dedicated to getting to know more about Curtis. If that sounds terrible to you, I recommend skipping that part (starts around the 32:25 mark). 1st segment topics include: Hypernormalisation, Eliza the Computer Therapist (an early version of AI that regurgitated exactly what you asked it just in the form of a question) and what it's like living in the Internet age of Social Media, Fake News and trying to convince yourself, and everybody else, that everything is just fine. All that and not much more on this weeks "getting to know" Curtis themed episode of theDAMNcast!

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Ep 202: Rainbow Jizz (Testicle Yin Yang)

Hello and welcome to episode 202. This was an odd episode. We recorded on Saturday instead of a Thursday, and our external hard drive decided to not record this weeks guests audio (the 3rd time we've had such a malfunction in the last month or so). So instead of local Toledo, Ohio filmmaker Michael E. Cullen II joining us via telephone, we are guestless this week. Topics include: Harvey Weinstein allegedly loves molesting people, Curtis' brother and sister forced him to watch A Nightmare On Elm Street at 5 years old and Acacia gives us some fun facts about "balls and testicles". All that and so much more on this weeks weirder than usual episode 202 of theDAMNcast! We are super bummed that we had technical difficulties and Michael E. Cullen the 2nd's audio was corrupted and we apologize to him for that. Make sure and check all things Michael E. Cullen out at www.cullenpark.com.

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Acacia and the Void - Ep 06: "All My Blood For The Sweetness Of her Laughter"

I spent my 21st birthday mourning my sweetest dearest friend. The loss of her warmth in this world is remembered every single day. Sarah was my partner in crime, a trusted friend, sweetest soul I've had the pleasure to meet and many more wonderful things. It will be 17 years this December since she left us and I thought this story would be easy to tell, but yet again I was wrong. Warning: sad story ahead, feel free to skip this episode till you already feel like shit cause this is gonna bring you down. It brought me down.

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Ep 200: Enjoy The Cake

This weeks 200th "official" episode is brought to you by Sudio Sweden Premium Earphones. Just go to www.sudiosweden.com and enter promo code THEDAMNCAST to get 15% off!!! We took a week off last week, but we are back this week for another exciting show! This weeks 1st segment topics include: Theoretical Physicists figured out that there's no way we live in a simulation (sorry Elon Musk), Steven Seagal weighs in on kneeling NFL players and after another mass shooting we discuss gun control. In the 2nd segment we talk to poster artist, and recent military man Keith Ten Eyck. Keith makes these fucking amazing alternate movie posters in a very simple and minimal style in the vain of 1950s and 60s Saul Bass. Keith is also a recent graduate of basic training at the ripe old age of 34, so he explains what that's all about. Make sure and check everything Keith Ten Eyck out at www.keithist.com! We wrap it all up with the Sudio Sweden 3rd segment by coming into a new Duckii track (To The Top) off of his latest album (The Maladaptive Daydreamers Association) available here https://duckii.bandcamp.com/, and continue to reminisce about weird shows we watched as kids and the fact that we have done 200 fucking episodes!!! All that and so much more on this weeks very special 200th episode of theDAMNcast!!!

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Acacia and the Void - Ep 05: Jump The Snake, Jump The Witch And Fill Your Pockets With Rocks

I'm stubborn. Plain and simple. It's been A great coping mechanism and has kept me sane many times, but it has also built strong walls. This week I talk with my energy advisor Reiki Master, Stephanie Baker, about how we dismantle these walls in relationships. My sister and I walked along similar paths dealing with similar issues while bitching at each other the whole time. Oh siblings, stuck in car for eternity nagging at each other. Curtis gets Reikied for the first time and sees Batman. Ok... and then we talk about childhood nightmares. You know those ones you'll never forget? Enjoy your Sunday!

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Arch Frank 03: Leviticus Runkle Pants

Hello and welcome to the 3rd installment of our Archival Frankenstein series, where we take 3 segments from 3 different archived shows and "Frankenstein" them together to create a new-ish episode. This time we took the 1st segment from episode 47 (Leviticus LeSchmiticus), the 2nd segment from our first podcasts (Snack Davers In The Roto Room) episode 15 (Getting Krunkle with Mary Runkle) and the last segment of theDAMNcast episode 5 (Pants Emergency). We haven't taken a week off in a few months, and this seemed like as good a time as any, so please enjoy this old content re-packaged as new content.

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Welcome To Markacia: Smoking In The Boys Room

Are there rules in Markacia? You can definitely smoke in the boy's room. What does everyone do in this cute little town? On the show today we have our axe man dropping rhymes, the governor and the professor. Are we on Gilligan's Island or the Walking Dead? You decide! Then we talk about addiction and how we all caught that fever. This one gets a little squirrelly, but no one ran over it. Safe!

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Ep 199: Clap For Chlamydia

This weeks Thursday show topics include: Curtis has a few things he wants to clear up concerning last Mondays episode 198, more people were arrested for weed in 2016 than all violent crimes combined and Acacia skimmed an article about a certain mushroom that gives women orgasms (we're not sure which mushroom, so if you wanna know you're going to have to Bing that shit. It's your firsttheDAMNcast Homework assignment!). All that and so much more on this weeks Thursday episode of theDAMNcast!

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