Homesick Alien Club

By James McCrae

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Welcome to Homesick Alien Club! In this podcast, we look beyond the veil of social constructs to imagine a more beautiful world for all. It is our belief that we are not merely our physical human avatars, here to conform to the beliefs and expectations of others. Behind our socially-constructed personas, we are homesick aliens, relearning to follow the compass of intuition back to the home planet of love and inspiration inside ourselves 🪐 Hosted by writer, poet, and bestselling author James McCrae (@wordsarevibrations on Instagram), we chat with writers, creatives, and change-makers from all walks of life to rediscover our inherent creative nature. Subscribe now to join the club! The homesick alien in me recognizes the homesick alien in you 🙏🏼👽✨

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Elizabeth April | Aliens, Galactic Warfare & Why Love Wins
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Elizabeth April is one of my favorite people (and an actual homesick alien). She’s a YouTuber, podcast host,  author, and all around interdimensional badass. Elizabeth is probably best known for her work “channeling” what she called the “Galactic Federation,” a council of interdimension beings who are working behind the scenes to steer humanity in a positive direction. 

If you find this hard to believe, that’s okay. You don’t have to take it literally. One of my favorite mottos is “Everything is true. Nothing is literal.” To me, every spiritual and philosophical idea is like a novel or a song – it’s an artful interpretation of reality. There is room for multiple mythologies to exist at once, and Elizabeth delivers a very potent mythology to ponder.

In this episode we discuss the first time Elizabeth was abducted from aliens, her process for channeling, and the hidden galactic war that is taking place behind the scenes of the current planetary crisis. Elizabeth is a bright light and beautiful soul and you won’t want to miss this episode. 

Elizabeth’s website | Elizabeth’s YouTube page | Elizabeth’s Instagram

Oct 11, 2021
How I Got a Book Deal with Hay House when I had ZERO Followers 🔑
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Someone on Instagram asked me for my best "manifestation story." This is it. 

In 2017, I published my first book, Sh#t Your Ego Says, with Hay House. At the time, I had no audience or marketing platform whatsoever. I probably had a couple hundred Instagram followers, all of whom were friends and family. I had yet to make a single meme. I was a complete unknown.

So how was I able to sign a book deal with one of the most famous self-help publishers? Honestly, it’s an adventure story. There’s no template. You can’t get there by following someone else’s path. My story involves taking risks, moving across the country, becoming homeless, and eventually finding a way that was fully and authentically mine.

In the newest episode of Homesick Alien Club, I share the complete, uncut story of how the book and book deal for Sh#t Your Ego Says happened, while sharing some major keys 🔑🔑🔑 I learned along the way,

This episode is a must-listen.

Buy Sh#t Your Ego Says now

Pre-order my new book, How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis

Oct 02, 2021
Vibe Check | It's Time to Reinvent Yourself
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The world is changing fast.  It's time for us to change too. The people I know who are truly thriving in this time of rapid transition are those who are most willing to release their attachment to the people they used to be and emerge from the fire of change transformed. It's time for gangster-level authenticity 🔥🔥🔥

Change is never comfortable. But in the long run, the pain of staying the same is much greater than the temporary pain of change. Consider this episode your permission to release your attachment to your old identity and become somebody new.  You're ready 🌻

(I also tell the story of the last time I drank ayahuasca, when David Bowie rescued me from the apocalypse.)

Shop my merch and preorder my book!

Sep 14, 2021
Chelsie Diane | The Sacred Path of Creativity
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Chelsie Diane is a poet, mother, wild woman, and one of the most resilient and authentic people I know. She wears her (big) heart on her sleeve and helps others do the same. In this episode, we talk about her creative process, how to be bold and vulnerable on social media, plant medicine, manifestation through poetry, and how creativity can be a spiritual path and practice unto itself.

We also discuss her recent trip to Costa Rica where she experienced both love and heartbreak. (If you listened to the episode with Emma Zeck, this might sound familiar. This is Chelsie's side of the story.)

This is a powerful conversation that you won't want to miss.

Chelsie's Instagram | Chelsie's website

Buy Homesick Alien Club Merch!

Check out FLOW + FORM: my new online course on creativity. 

Sep 05, 2021
Vibe Check | Hold the Frequency
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The world is full of chaotic and unstable energy right now. In this short solo episode, I talk about how preserving and protecting our own energetic presence is the best way we can serve others during these challenging times. Turn off the news and tune into the place of deep peace and stability within yourself, beneath the chaotic waves of change.

Follow me on Instagram @wordsarevibrations

Aug 22, 2021
Emma Zeck | Poetry, Radical Authenticity & Getting Arrested in Costa Rica
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Emma Zeck is one of the most talented writers I know. She is also a bold and poetic truth teller who shares her personal growth with an open heart and radical vulnerability. In this episode we discuss her writing process, her mother’s (Ali Zeck) mental health journey, and a recent rendezvous to Costa Rica where she found love, tried ayahuasca for the first time, and was even arrested and thrown into a Costa Rican jail. 

Emma is overflowing with life, love, and creativity, and you’re going to love this episode.

Emma’s Instagram | Emma’s website

Aug 09, 2021
Jessa Reed | Aliens, Drugs & Manifestation
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On the first official episode of Homesick Alien Club, we welcome one of my favorite homesick aliens, Jessa Reed. Jessa is a comedian, podcast host, and reluctant spiritual teacher. In this episode we discuss Jessa's fascinating origin story (which includes her dying from a drug overdose and coming back to life) and what is happening across the globe today from a spiritual and energetic perspective. Jessa is the best, and this is a can't-miss episode.

Please subscribe to join the Homesick Alien Club! 👽🪐💕

Jessa's website | Jessa's Instagram | Jessa's podcast

Aug 02, 2021
Introducing Homesick Alien Club
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Surprise! The WAV by James McCrae is relaunching as Homesick Alien Club. Check out this trailer to learn what to expect as this podcast continues to grow and expand into new galaxies 🪐


Jul 31, 2021
Book + Podcast Announcements + Paul McCartney's Songwriting Secrets
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In this episode of The WAV, I introduce my new book, How to Laugh in Ironic Amusement During Your Existential Crisis, a collection of poetry + memes inspired by a very strange world,  which is now available for preorder! I also share some upcoming changes to this podcast.

Then, I share the amazing audio from a 2005 radio interview with Paul McCartney where he talks about the recipe for songwriting success, both for his solo work and for The Beatles.

Enjoy!

Jul 14, 2021
Cory Allen | Mindfulness in the Age of Chaos, Creativity as a Spiritual Practice & the Zen of Making Music
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Cory Allen is the author of Now Is the Way: An Unconventional Approach to Modern Mindfulness and the host of the popular The Astral Hustle podcast. In this wide ranging conversation we discuss staying mindful when the world is upside down, the spirituality of creativity, and the zen of making music.

Cory's website.

Jun 10, 2021
Solocast | Plant Medicine, Collective Awakening & Favorite Things
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On this short solo episode, I answer questions from Instagram, and discuss ayahuasca, how to achieve collective awakening, some of my favorite things in life right now, and more. 

May 22, 2021
Roxanne Roncal | Psychedelics + Revolution
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Roxanne is part of the next generation of psychedelic thought leaders. From her LA apartment, she created the media/lifestyle brand Better In Doses, which she calls "your online acid trip."

In this episode we discuss the changing tide of psychedelic aesthetics, how social revolution starts with consciousness revolution, and our shared love for Frank Ocean.

Roxanne's IG | Better In Doses

Mar 13, 2021
Spoken Word Track | I Woke Up to the Sound of My Own Heart Breaking
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You guys, I'm super excited to share a very special piece I wrote in 2020 in Los Angeles. At the time (and still now) the energy in the world felt super heavy and unstable.  This piece came to me like a bolt of lightning and I wrote it down as fast as I could.  The outcome is an apocalyptic time capsule vision of the past year.

It was produced by my friends Lou and Ramona in the awesome group Ooorion. I'm really proud of this track, and I hope you enjoy.



Feb 18, 2021
James McCrae | Suspended from Twitter + Q&A
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Solo check in, including why I was suspended from Twitter, and an Instagram Q&A

Jan 23, 2021
James McCrae | Instagram Q&A
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Welcome to The WAV (Words Are Vibrations), my relaunched, rebranded podcast. In this episode, I answer questions from Instagram. 

Jan 08, 2021
Yoni Wolf | Oral History of the Band 'Why?'
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Yoni Wolf is the songwriter and frontman of Why?, one of my all time favorite bands. During the mid 2000’s, Why?, along with indie record label Anticon, burst onto the music scene with an innovative blend of hip-hop, abstract poetry, indie rock, and experimental pop. It’s a sound that still feels fresh today, more than 15 years after their debut.

In this wide ranging conversation, we discuss the origins of Why?, Yoni’s musical and literary influences, the use of drugs and psychedelics, our favorite Bob Dylan albums, and what might happen when we die.

Recommended listening: Elephant Eyelash and Alopecia.

Why’s website | Yoni’s Instagram

Feb 28, 2020
Eileen Hall | Being a Modern Explorer
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Eileen Hall is a modern explorer.  With her project TAYOS, she leads expeditions into unmapped caves in Ecuador. According to her website, “TAYOS draws inspiration from Ecuador’s legendary Tayos Caves to explore our relationship with nature and its role in our wellbeing. By weaving together ecological reconnection, art, music, architecture and neuroscience, TAYOS draws on lessons offered by the cave to create a catalyst for a recalibration of our relationship with our environment and ourselves.”

She’s also a painter who uses art to explore states of consciousness. In this episode we discuss her upbringing inside a family of explorers, her efforts to raise awareness around the state of the Amazonian rainforest, and why all exploration is, at its heart, a journey of self-discovery. 

Eileen’s Instagram | TAYOS website

Dec 27, 2019
Noah Lampert | Does Imagination Create Reality?
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Noah Lampert is the host of Synchronicity podcast, an electronic musician, and all around manifestation wizard. 

In this episode, we discuss how our subconscious mind is constantly generating our perception of reality (whether we know it or not), the importance of feeling over thought, and why LSD is a placebo.

Sep 19, 2019
Dr. Kelly Brogan | Owning Your Health & Self
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Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic health psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, the children’s book A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.

But Kelly is much more than her credentials. She's a spiritual badass who is helping to transform the medical community from the inside out. In this episode, we talk about what's broken in the established health and pharmaceutical system, recent censorship by Google, and what every person can do to take back control of their health and happiness.

Kelly's website | Kelly's Instagram

Sep 01, 2019
Fred Dodson | The Difference Between Attraction & Force
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Fred Dodson is a consciousness researcher, success coach, and author of 30 books. His work is a synthesis of psychology, neuroscience, eastern spirituality, and motivational speaking, which together form a teaching style which is Fred’s alone. We discuss the nature of matter and energy, practical advice for getting unstuck, and why attraction is more powerful than force. This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in learning how our internal energy is instrumental in shaping our external reality.

Jun 29, 2019
Siri Rishi | The Gospel of Yoga
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Siri Rishi is a Kundalini yoga teacher in New York City. And in a city filled with great yoga teachers, she might be my favorite. To Siri Rishi, yoga is more than a physical exercise – it’s a spiritual tradition with roots that go back as far as humankind’s earliest known writings. In this episode, we discuss the ancient origin of yoga, the rise of Kundalini in America, and why the darkness the globe is currently facing is not the end of the world – it’s just a period of transition from one age to another.

Jun 11, 2019