ALTER show


Summary: ALTER explores the practice of transformation as a conversation between hustle and flow, altering and altaring. Hosted by Nicole Meline, this cross-genre, culture-shaping journey ignites imagination and explores personal and creative growth through bold stories, raw conversations, wondering meditations. Encouragement—an infusion of courage—for the moments you need it most. Join the conversation at

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 Q & A — What's Fueling You? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:57

A question and response episode—everything from books to music to smoothies. Conversations with Anne Lamott, Annie Proulx, Wendell Berry, Glennon Doyle, The National, The Lumineers, Bon Iver, Wilder Woods, Benny Holloway...and you. Show notes:

 Meditation: The Whole Catastrophe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:59

A guided meditation to accompany episode 9: The Mislead, to drop into the gifts of the swerves of our lives. Show notes website:

 The Mislead - Field Notes from 40 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:38

Field notes from the moments when the road swerves or dead ends, and the unexpected crashes in. The mile-markers when we decide on the metrics we use to measure our lives. My heart’s been whispering this challenge:  ‘The story you’re desperate to hear is the one you’re meant to live into, and tell.” This world needs stories of the exhilarating mislead. The ways things got funky. And so we did. Stories of the woman, the man who laughs her way, his way into a new way. This is one.

 Meditation: The Hub of Your Heart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:28

A guided meditation by Dana Trixie Flynn, to accompany episode 8, '0 to God.'

  0 to God: A Conversation with Joy Guru Dana Trixie Flynn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:07:52

Dana and I talk about yoga and jazz and sex and God and New York and spontaneity and discipline and creativity and community and New Orleans and resistance and rot and grace. We talk and weave in music, cause it’s our favorite short-cut to God. We talk about scavaging for joy. We talk about altering together.

 Meditation: Regenerate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:22

A guided meditation in response to episode 7, 'Eat the World' to regenerate twisted plots and reset your nourishment.

  Eat the World: Interview with Chef Simon Jongenotter of Zest Ubud and New Earth Cooking School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:50:26

This conversation is about food. This is the second episode unpacking the surprises of an adventure I took to Bali for two weeks that unexpectedly turned into 2 months. I knew Simon and I would have a lot to talk about when he answered my questions about how he’s reimagining a vegan gathering place with a wink and a shrug and ‘it all started with pork ribs.’ Welcome to the conversation with Simon Jongenotter (@newearthcooking), executive chef of Zest and founder of the New Earth Cooking Schoo

 Meditation: An Incubator of the Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:12

A guided meditation to cultivate your body as an incubator of the future.

 Bali - Into the Vortex. Conversations with Jacqueline Jai, Ole Ukena, and Nev Hyman of Nev House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37:41

Welcome to the vortex. Every place is sacred. All of it is sacred. Anywhere can be a vehicle of revelation. But there are places that buzz with a certain frequency that gets all of us talking like hippies, reaching for those insufficient words like ‘cosmic’, ‘astral,’ ‘mystic’ They say Mama Bali won’t let you go until she has taught you what your next chapter demands...

 Meditation: Toward Wonder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:09

A guided meditation toward wonder and radical attention.

 Forget the Mustard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:54

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.   - Mary Oliver   This episode is a conversation with a Mary Oliver’s work, an expedition into the wonder her poetry, prose, and way of being stirs. A lens highlighting her practices of the disciplines of creativity, the hustle and flow of working with the muse. The first in an ongoing series of spotlights on sages speaking into and beyond the challenges of our time.

 Meditation: Befriending the Body | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:07
 Embody Yourself Fully | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

This episode explores our embodiment. What it means to live in a body. The mind-body connection. How the body carries, and can clear trauma. Discovering and cultivating athleticism, and movement as medicine and empowerment. The body as a locus of vulnerability, courage, and spiritual life.

 Vocation: What Flight is Worth the Fall? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:10

A guided meditation to define your invaluable work.

 Building Invaluable Businesses: Interview with Carolyn Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:44

This conversation with Carolyn Williams, the creator of Zephyr cycling studio in Bozeman, Montana is about creating what your heart demands, creating the thing you wish existed, and the courage it takes to do so, the wrestling match with fear and disqualification and risk, the hustle, and the graces, the flow that carries us as the universe conspires to support the work of our highest intentions.


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