The Dandelion Effect
  • Feathered Pipe Foundation - Andy Vantrease
12 episodes
The Dandelion Effect podcast is a space for organic conversation about the magic of living a connected life. Just like the natural world around us, we are all linked through an intricate web, a never-ending ripple that spans across the globe. Here, we explore the ideas that our guests carry through the world, remember who and what inspired them along the way, and uncover the seeds that helped them blossom into their unique version of this human experience.


Brant Secunda: The Healing Journey of Huichol Shamanism
2021 Apr 1056m 47s
Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and ceremonial leader in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. During an intensive 12 year apprenticeship, Brant became the adopted grandson and close companion of Don José Matsuwa, the...
Dr. Joseph Lamb: The Role of Spirit in Functional Medicine
2021 Mar 2753m 50s
Dr. Joseph Lamb is the owner of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Clinic by Metagenics in Gig Harbor, Washington. He works in partnership with his patients to create optimal health and well-being by using Functional Medicine approaches including...
Chris Cappy: Medicine, Money & Meaning
2021 Mar 1355m 43s
Chris Cappy founded Pilot Consulting in 1994, a firm specializing in leadership development, action learning, executive coaching and change/ transition management for companies throughout the world. He has over thirty years of consulting, teaching and...
Cho Cho Lwin: A Woman's Journey to Love & Liberation
2021 Feb 281h 29s
Cho Cho is the co-founder and chairlady of Studer Trust, an organization dedicated to building educational facilities and providing proper equipment to schools in Southeast Asia, specifically in the remote regions of Myanmar. As the former Country...
Aimee Ryan: Compassionate Communication for Conflict Resolution
2021 Feb 131h 59s
Aimee Ryan is a Lead Facilitator at Ag Innovations, a California-based organization that helps mediate large-scale projects to build healthier farms, communities and ecosystems. Utilizing what she calls her essential trifecta—Nonviolent Communication,...
Karma Tensum: Appreciating Life's Miracles
2021 Jan 3051m 18s
Karma Tensum was born in Tibet and escaped to India with his family at a very young age, fleeing the violent Chinese Occupation of Tibet in 1959. Thanks to the educational sponsorship program setup by The Dalai Lama, and the kindness of individuals who...
Matthew Marsolek: Music is Your Birthright
2021 Jan 1758m 36s
Born into a family of musicians and artists, Matthew Marsolek has been at the forefront of the North American hand drumming movement since the 1990s. He’s the band leader of the Drum Brothers world percussion group, and has facilitated hundreds of...
Matt Kuntz: Redefining Our Understanding of Mental Health
2021 Jan 0256m 54s
Matt Kuntz is the Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness in Montana, the nation’s largest grassroots organization, supporting, educating and advocating for people with mental illnesses and their families. He is also an Army veteran,...
Baxter Bell & Melina Meza: Sleep, Setting Boundaries and Seasonal Wellness
2020 Dec 1949m 20s
Baxter Bell, MD, is a certified Yoga Therapist, medical acupuncturist, co-author of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging, and former family doctor of 14 years. He teaches public yoga classes, is on the faculty for several teacher trainings around the...
Allison Radecki: For the Love of Food & Community
2020 Dec 0553m 29s
Allison Radecki is a food writer, culinary tour guide, a member of the first graduating class of Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, and dear friend of the Feathered Pipe. Able to converse and share recipes in a range of languages, she has spent...