Sunday, December 18, 2016

Naturism in Paris


A visit to a naturist swim in Paris that is organized by the Association des Naturistes de Paris (ANP) three nights per week. There seems to be a resurgence of naturism in France with the participation of naturists in the Fête de l'humanité last summer, the announcement that Paris will at long-last have a naturist area, and the election a French representative at president of the International Naturist Federation.



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Photo: A swim night at the Piscine Roger Le Gall in Paris organized by the ANP.

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Episode LXXXVIII

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hardcore Winter Visitors

Bare Oaks members skating in January 2016

We chat with a group of regular visitors who prefer to visit Bare Oaks only in winter. Their activities include dousing themselves with water while nude in sub-zero weather and ice skating, also nude, on our frozen lake.


Photo: Bare Oaks members skating in January 2016

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Episode LXXXVII

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Naked State Part 2

2016 Naked State Artists at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Thirteen artists talk about their experience at the 2016 Naked State Art Residency held at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. (Part 2 of 2)



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Photo: Naked State Artists at Bare Oaks

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Episode LXXXVI

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Naked State Part 1

Teresa Ascencao organizer of Naked State

Teresa Ascencao talks about Arts Unfold's first Naked State Art Residency. In August 2016, thirteen artists from Australia, Finland, England, and across Canada and the USA spent a week creating artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. (Part 1 of 2)


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Photo: Teresa Ascencao during Naked State 2016 - by Matt Hamon

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Episode LXXXV

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Spencer Tunick Experience


An interview with Emma James (best known as Socks Off on Twitter) who was one of 3,000 people who participated in the Spencer Tunick installation organised on July 9th by the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, UK.



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Photo: Emma James with Rod, a fellow naturist

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Episode LXXXIV

Friday, July 1, 2016

Architecture of Nudism and Naturism

Image from "The Private Life of a Nudist Family" in Nude Living Magazine #2, 1961

An interview with Sarah Schrank, associate professor of history at California State University, Long Beach, about her article on the architecture of nudism. Her article is as much a history of the nudist/naturist movement and the way its ideas and how it is practiced have changed over time.

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Photo: The Mason Family's backyard from "The Private Life of a Nudist Family" in Nude Living Magazine #2, 1961.

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Episode LXXXIII



Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 Update

Stéphane Deschênes host of the Naturist Living Show

An update about the future of the Naturist Living Show. And some reader comments! To summarize: The show will now benefits from the volunteer help of Sean Mitchell. There will be more regular episode although they may not be exactly on a monthly schedule. As well, we will limit the shows to a single topic which means that episodes may be shorter but more frequent.

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Photo: Naturist Living Show host Stéphane Deschênes in his recording studio, April 2015.

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Episode LXXXII
Note: this episode is correctly numbered but, with the publication of this episode, the last 4 episodes have been renumbered to be 78-81 because there were two episodes numbered 77.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort

Morley and Stéphane at Sunsport Gardens

An interview with Morley Schloss who tells us about Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort. Recorded in February 2015 just before the start of the annual mid-winter naturist festival.

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Photo: Morley Schloss and Stéphane Deschênes at Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort, February 10, 2015.

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Episode LXXXI
Note: this episode was originally incorrectly identified as episode 80.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Working at Bare Oaks

Staff members at the front desk in the office at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Each year, Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park needs to hire a number of people for the summer - more every year because of the park's growth. At times, hiring the right people has been a challenge. We discuss the new and successful strategy used for the summer of 2015.

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Photo: Front desk at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Episode LXXX
Note: this episode is incorrectly identified as episode 79 in the audio.