Goodbye YNA

In October 2017 Young Naturist America (YNA) announced that they are closing down. We talk to Felicity Jones to find out why.

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Photo: YNA group photo in Woodstock, New York from one of their weekend gatherings

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Episode XCVI

Topless Topics – Online Harassment of Women

We discuss online harassment with Cleo of the Topless Topic videos and Felicity Jones of Young Naturist America (YNA).

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Photo: Cleo of Topless Topics

Episode XCV

Naturist Parenting on The New Family Podcast

A discussion with Brandie Weikle the editor and founder of The New Family website and podcast who wrote an article and produced a podcast about raising children in naturism.

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Photo: Andrea at Bare Oaks

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Episode XCIV

New AANR Executive Director

A discussion with the new Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) about his vision for naturism/nudism and his plans for the association.

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Photo: AANR Office in Kissimmee, Florida, USA (2008)

Note: This was edited on October 26, 2019 to remove the name and photo of the executive director from the show notes. For personal reasons he no longer wishes to be associated with that part of AANR’s history. We agreed to remove his name so that it would not be indexed by search engines. However the audio interview remains as it provides a relevant record of AANR’s objectives during that period in time.

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Episode XCIII

Reddit’s Nudism Subreddit

We discuss Reddit and the nudism subreddit with Forrest (a.k.a. Vascrypt) moderator for the nudism page which has nearly 8,000 followers.

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Photo: Nudism page on Reddit

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Episode XCII

Mexican Naturism

We discuss the state of naturism in Mexico with Héctor Martínez, the founder of NNG – Naturaleza y Nudismo Guadalajara (Nature and Nudism Guadalajara).

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Photo: Héctor Martínez

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Episode XCI

Naked Ladies

Thea Fitz-James discusses her one-woman play Naked Ladies along with body issues, feminism, and the meaning of nudity.

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Photo: Thea Fitz-James during a performance of Naked Ladies

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Episode XC

Gender and Single Men Policies in Naturism

We catch up with Felicity Jones (from YNA, not the Rogue One actor!) to discuss gender and single men policies in naturism.

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Photo: Sitting by Lake Beamor at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park – PAR 2011

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Episode LXXXIX

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

Hardcore Winter Visitors

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