Vibing The Apocalypse

Vibing The Apocalypse

Hosted by The Fresh King Benjamin, a former Mormon polygamist turned comedian who uses comedy to bring injustices to light.

Episodes

July 22, 2024 61 mins

Comedy, Controversy, and Apocalyptic Insights with Ben and Amanda

In this episode, Ben and Amanda dive into Ben's journey to recording his upcoming comedy special. He shares the challenges and controversies from his previous shows, particularly the backlash he faced from the Daybreak community over his comedic material about growing up in a Mormon polygamous compound. They discuss the dynamics of perfecting comedy material, with Be...

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Comedy, Controversy, and Apocalyptic Insights with Ben and Amanda

In this episode, Ben and Amanda dive into Ben's journey to recording his upcoming comedy special. He shares the challenges and controversies from his previous shows, particularly the backlash he faced from the Daybreak community over his comedic material about growing up in a Mormon polygamous compound. They discuss the dynamics of perfecting comedy material, with Be...

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Meet Alaina Hershey: Preview of Nitebreak Comedy Show

In this bonus mini episode of Vibing the Apocalypse, host Ben chats with his friend and upcoming stand-up comedian, Alaina Hershey. Alaina will perform at the Nitebreak Comedy Show at Land of a Thousand Hills in Daybreak, now with a beer license. The discussion covers Alaina's thoughts on impromptu joke requests, her OCD management using Notion, and her quirky view of Daybreak. ...

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Meet Alaina Hershey: Preview of Nitebreak Comedy Show

In this bonus mini episode of Vibing the Apocalypse, host Ben chats with his friend and upcoming stand-up comedian, Alaina Hershey. Alaina will perform at the Nitebreak Comedy Show at Land of a Thousand Hills in Daybreak, now with a beer license. The discussion covers Alaina's thoughts on impromptu joke requests, her OCD management using Notion, and her quirky view of Daybreak. ...

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Previewing Nitebreak Comedy with Nami Eskandarian

In this mini episode of 'Vibing the Apocalypse,' the host promotes the upcoming Nitebreak Comedy Show at Land of a Thousand Hills, featuring comedian Nami Eskandarian. The episode includes a brief interview with Eskandarian, discussing his reactions to being asked for jokes on the spot, a humorous take on personal wishes, and his lack of knowledge about the show's location, Daybreak...

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Previewing Nitebreak Comedy with Nami Eskandarian

In this mini episode of 'Vibing the Apocalypse,' the host promotes the upcoming Nitebreak Comedy Show at Land of a Thousand Hills, featuring comedian Nami Eskandarian. The episode includes a brief interview with Eskandarian, discussing his reactions to being asked for jokes on the spot, a humorous take on personal wishes, and his lack of knowledge about the show's location, Daybreak...

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From Cults to Self-Care: A Journey of Healing and Identity

This episode of "Vibing The Apocalypse" presents a comprehensive discussion featuring the stories of individuals who have left behind their life in cults, focusing on their healing and journey towards self-discovery. Daniella Young shares her challenging upbringing in the Children of God cult, highlighting the issue of child exploitation and her path to redefine her identit...

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From Cults to Self-Care: A Journey of Healing and Identity

This episode of "Vibing The Apocalypse" presents a comprehensive discussion featuring the stories of individuals who have left behind their life in cults, focusing on their healing and journey towards self-discovery. Daniella Young shares her challenging upbringing in the Children of God cult, highlighting the issue of child exploitation and her path to redefine her identit...

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Discovering Astrology and Celebrating Community with The Fresh King Benjamin & Kambria

This episode dives into the fascinating world of astrology with The Fresh King Benjamin and astrologer Kambria Davis, exploring its influence on personality, decision-making, and human connections. They unpack the significance of astrological placements in understanding oneself and enhancing interpersonal relationships, highlighting astrology...

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Discovering Astrology and Celebrating Community with The Fresh King Benjamin & Kambria

This episode dives into the fascinating world of astrology with The Fresh King Benjamin and astrologer Kambria Davis, exploring its influence on personality, decision-making, and human connections. They unpack the significance of astrological placements in understanding oneself and enhancing interpersonal relationships, highlighting astrology...

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A Transformative Journey from Burning Man to Comedy Stardom

This episode captures a dynamic conversation between Becca Farewell and The Fresh King Benjamin detailing a transformative journey that begins at Burning Man and evolves into a comedy partnership. Benjamin, also known as 'The Apocalypse Prophet', shares his life-changing experiences at the festival, highlighting self-discovery, human connection, and personal transformation...

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Navigating Life, Death, and Society: From Apocalyptic Visions to Generational Healing

Guest: Amber Radical (Everthing's Canceled Podcast)

This episode intertwines discussions on profound societal and personal issues, ranging from the environmental impact of disposable diapers and burial practices, to perspectives on the afterlife and body preservation. It explores the lifelong effects of religious beliefs on attitudes towards death...

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Molly's Apocalypse: Stripping Down to Empowerment and Speakeasies

In a lively discussion, 'Vibing the Apocalypse' hosts The Fresh King Benjamin and guest Molly the Stripper talk about personal and societal transformations in the face of crisis. Molly shares her evolution from stripper to the empowered owner of a cabaret bar, Molly's Gemini Room, where she aims to create a safe, empowering space for female performers. The episode de...

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Finding Community Amidst Apocalypse and Change

In this episode titled 'Vibing the Apocalypse,' the host reflects on community life and cohesion in the challenging times of what they humorously term an ongoing 'apocalypse', marking it as day 1,484. The narration starts with a casual weather update, transitioning into a personal anecdote about performing at a pop-up comedy event by 'Don't Tell Comedy' at a witchy yoga studio. The hos...

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----more----Harnessing Connections: From Technology to Horsepower

Guest: Callie King

In this dynamic conversation, the host delves deep into the marvels of modern technology, the significance of embracing risk, and the transformative power of human connections across distances. Set against the backdrop of technology's role in facilitating an unlikely conversation between the hosts - one in Utah and the other in Oaxaca, Mexico - the...

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Cults, Capitalism, and Cell Phones: A Modern Survival Guide

In this episode of 'Vibing the Apocalypse', host Fresh King Benjamin welcomes guest Stephani Lucas to discuss the apocalypse, embracing spirituality over organized religion, and thriving in a fast-changing world. Lucas shares her journey from being deeply embedded in the corporate world of insurance and finance to embracing her witchy, spiritual side, highlighting the impo...

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ENCORE: The Fresh King Benjamin on "A Is For Adversity w / Jen Banks"

Ben Brown, also known as the Fresh King Benjamin, is a stand-up comedian who grew up in a Mormon polygamist compound. He uses his comedy to share his experiences and start conversations about Mormonism. Ben has faced some pushback from active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but he believes that comedy can help bridge the gap and create...

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February 11, 2024 27 mins
Harnessing the Power of Setting Boundaries In this episode of 'Vibing the Apocalypse', host Fresh King Benjamin discusses the significance of setting personal boundaries as a key skill to navigate our post-apocalyptic world. Sharing his own experiences growing up in a polygamist Mormon compound and his subsequent escape into the outside world, Benjamin emphasizes the importance of recognizing one's self-worth and setting limits for...
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Turtle Island: A Journey of Diversity and Healing in the Apocalypse

In this episode, The Fresh King Benjamin reflects on a recent show and shares his experience of performing while feeling sick. He then delves into the concept of Turtle Island as a way to understand the current state of the apocalypse in America. He discusses the white supremacist origins of Mormonism and how it shaped his worldview. The Fresh King Benjamin also sh...

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Summary

The conversation explores the role of art in the apocalypse and how it can be used for human connection, resourcefulness, and social change. It emphasizes the importance of embracing creativity and art in a world that often stifles it. The value of diversity and individual expression is highlighted, encouraging everyone to tap into their unique contribution. In this conversation, Emily and Benjamin discuss the role of art i...

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