Ropecast Interview with the Sexy Librarian

The Kiss Me Quick Podcast with some HOT eroticaFrom her blog:“Rose Caraway is a native Northern California writer, editor, blogger, narrator, audio book producer and podcaster for the hit show “The Kiss Me Quick’s” Erotica Podcast. She freely celebrates all things erotica with her wonderful Lurid Listeners and is fondly know as “The Sexy Librarian” who scours the globe searching for more sexy stories for her fans, which includes inviting many of today’s most influential erotica authors to guest write for her show.”

Graydancer gets her to talk about rope, kink, writing, and much more, including her new book:

The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica

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Interview with Shay at FAPCON 1

Power-Exchange-Couple of 2014, Shay and Stefanos in San Francisco Folsom Street Fair

Shay with her partner Stefanos at Folsom Street Fair in 2014

Live from the hot tub in Calgary, Alberta comes an interview that has long been desired: Shay from San Francisco! A self-tying suspension aficionado, cock-and-ball binding┬ákink educator, ER nurse, leather-title-holder, and half of the dynamic duo Stefanos and Shay, she spends some time spilling her secrets and sexy surprises in Graydancer’s lap!

This podcast brought to you by BastardRopes.com, who has contributed to the production costs of the episode. We appreciate his support and, also, his rope! Please check out his site and let him know you heard about him here, so he and others continue to support the Ropecast.

Naiia enjoys BastardRopes.com

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Interview with Hishi Karo

Hishi KaroGraydancer got to play host to the awesome feminist rigger Hish Karo (@hishiCarreaux on twitter) and got to speak with her about her experiences studying with Osada Steve, creating a rope space in Vienna with her partner Barkas, as well as general thoughts on the philosophy of rope bondage.

Gray also talks about his upcoming schedule, including the Seattle GRUE and the Kinky SharkTank at Dark Odyssey Surrender.

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Interview with ABMann

What? Another interview with a rope maker? Yes, but this one goes far afield. ABMann is a self-identified nerd, introvert, persistent self-improver, Hitchin’ Bitches ally, and pen connoisseur. He talks about process, practice, kink, and of course rope in this interview.

You can see ABMann’s rope at BunnyRope.com, and read more of his writings at his blog or his tumblr. Wadsworth, the company mascot pictured above, has a pretty hot tumblr as well.

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M0co & Beemo Interview!

Krakens, Jute Rope Entrepreneurs, Performers, & Partners! 

M0co (that’s a zero in the second letter, folks!) and his partner Beemo (aka “Lily”) share their interesting journey in rope, power exchange, and the kink community in this honest and touching interview. Learn how a novice rope guy becomes an international bondage entrepreneur, and why he and Lily have a relationship that literally stopped the presses!

 

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Hedwig Interviews Nawashi Kanna & Model Kagura

Hedwig has a long and in-depth interview with internationally renowned kinbaku artists Kanna and Kagura.

They cover not only the usual questions about rope training, education, and performance, but also deeper topics such as what goes into an intense rope partnership and Kanna’s experience coming out as transgender in the Japanese rope community. They also talk about rope injury, the roots of hojo jutsu, and the fun of “going hard” (semeru).

It is one of the most touching and personal interviews ever put on the Ropecast, and we are immensely grateful to Hedwig, Kanna-san and Kagura-san for sharing it with us. Below is an example of their performance style.

Nawashi Kanna & Kagura performing at the II. Viennese Rope Festival (March2014) from Shibari Dojo Vienna on Vimeo.

In order to preserve the words of the bakushi and model in their own voices, this podcast was produced with minimal editing. Feedback? E-mail Graydancer!

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NARIX: North American Rope Exchange

There’s been a buzz in the rope community in North America recently about the upcoming NARIX event in Ann Arbor, MI November 7-9, 2014. Ben Hart dispels a lot of the mystery but leaves all the excitement with this interview.

You can learn more about NARIX including how to apply for the 2014 event at www.NARIX.org, and also by visiting the Fetlife page (NARIXhost) or reading the group posts there. You can also email them for more information.

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You can also subscribe to Kink Academy for a ton of rope tutorials and that will help him put food on the table as well!

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Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson, “Partners in Passion”

The award-winning authors and energetic sex experts Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson were making their pilgrimage to the Bondage Capital of the World, Madison, WI and Graydancer was able to snag some of their time for an interview. 

While Gray was skeptical at first, Mark and Patricia were clear-spoken, humorous, and down-to-earth with practical explanations of how tantric concepts can relate to kink. Listen and see if you agree: there are definite connections and things to learn from these Partners in Passion!

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Naka Akira Interview, Part 2

I could try and play it off as a teaser, but the fact is that there was a file mixup and the interview released Friday was more of a fragment. 

Here’s the main course! Hedwig asks Naka Akira many frank questions from the efficacy of carabiners to the meaning of kinbaku to what it’s really like working with famous photographers like Sugiara Norio.

Listen to a pioneer of rope bondage history speak in his own words!

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