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We exist beyond the temporal realm, in tune with things greater than our ego. Polishing the Black Stone reinforces this through conversations exploring relationships, spirituality, psychedelics, art, culture, and the concept of self. It is a reminder that we are human, it is a reminder that we are all one. With our culture emphasizing that we must feel good, we tend to ignore our primordial issues. This ignorance leads to the metaphoric black stone. Which we wear away through communication and focus.

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02/17/19 - Dakota Wint -

EDakota Wint is a travel vlogger and podcast host who shares his thoughts and adventures through life. His primary interests are spirituality and shamanistic practices. You can find him virtually anywhere by searching for Dakota Wint, @dakotawint or Dakota of Earth. All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

93 MIN2019 APR 30
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02/17/19 - Dakota Wint -

Polishing Pebbles - Then and Now

This is the tenth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

7 MIN2019 APR 13
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Polishing Pebbles - Then and Now

02/10/19 - Jon "Vasu" Seskevich -

Jon "Vasu" Seskevich is a Great 100 in NC Nursing award winner in 2005-06, was nominated for the Fetzer Foundation Norman Cousin’s Mind/Body Medicine Award in 1996. In 1998 he received the Friends’ of Nursing, “Excellence in Nursing Practice” award, and the “Alumnus of the Year” award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Alumni Association in 1997. Jon has given over 300 presentations, lectures, workshops and classes that teach stress reduction, mind-body, and complementary therapies to hospital patients, health care professionals, community and church groups, and high-school and college students. He is founder and president of the Flying Monkey Programs, which sponsors mind-body-spirit educational workshops and seminars in North Carolina. All of Jon’s programs are designed to help nurses, doctors, health care professionals, and peacemakers deliver more compassionate care to patients, families and communities. Jon is a Certified Practitioner of Healing Touch therapy and is responsible for bringing this healing therapy to North Carolina through more than twenty workshops and seminars in the early 1990’s. Jon began his own meditation practice in 1972. In 1975, at age 23, he started his training as a teacher of meditation and healing under the mentorship of meditation expert, psychologist, spiritual teacher and writer, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, Ph.D.), who wrote about Jon in 1996: “His recognition of the need for both a spiritual dimension in healing work and grounded, responsible social action in spiritual work have defined his career in nursing. To that career he has brought a creative energy for integrating, in mind-body healing, meditative practices with stress reduction, healing touch with traditional nursing practices and a spiritual perspective for patients facing traumatic illness.” “The integration of spiritual dimensions in his work is very personal for Jon. His own inner work takes the form of being fully present for both patients and fellow staff members, and offering a very warm, heart-full human dimension to what are too often impersonal medical procedures.” “Jon is truly a brilliant example of compassion in action. He not only serves his patient community, but seems tireless in his willingness to share and teach, and to explore innovative techniques for humanizing nursing for nurses and patients alike.” Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, Ph.D.) www.ManageStressNow.com www.flyingmonkey.ws www.frombindutoojas.com www.universalchanting.com ram1008@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/jon.seskevich All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

101 MIN2019 MAR 18
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02/10/19 - Jon "Vasu" Seskevich -

Polishing Pebbles 9 - Artistic Endeavors

This is the ninth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, q...

8 MIN2019 MAR 4
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Polishing Pebbles 9 - Artistic Endeavors

01/27/19 - Tim Lehi - Escapism/Death and Dying

ETim Lehi @timlehi is a tattoo artist working out of Lucky Wizard Tattoo in Brattleboro Vermont. When Tim is not traveling the world tattooing he is either painting or working on musical projects such as Eerie, Twilight, Draugar, and many more. You can find Tim Lehi's artwork herehttps://timlehi.bigcartel.com/ All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) Interrupting man: Adam Gray You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

60 MIN2019 FEB 11
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01/27/19 - Tim Lehi - Escapism/Death and Dying

Polishing Pebbles 8 - Sub Ek (All One)

This is the eighth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, ...

7 MIN2019 JAN 21
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Polishing Pebbles 8 - Sub Ek (All One)

12/09/18 - Sudama Ceuvorst - This Little Light of Mine/I'm Gonna Let It Shine

Matthew 'Sudama' Ceuvorstwas born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, and took interest in the human condition from a young age, leading him to Penn State University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He traveled to Plum Village in France, to practice meditation and mindful living under Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. From there, his journeys led him to India, where he was introduced to the 4 Paths of Yoga. He returned to India two years later to earn his hatha yoga instructor certification from the Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh. It was these adventure and inquiries that gradually, but inevitably led Matthew to Ram Dass and the wisdom teachings of Neem Karoli Baba. Matthew’s journey from psychology, into psychedelics, Buddhism, and eventually Bhakti, awakened in him a yearning for a life of service, devotion, and satsang. Matthew currently serves as a caretaker for his teacher, Ram Dass and facilitates biannual pilgrimages to India, the Himalayan Yoga Yatra. When he is...

82 MIN2019 JAN 7
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12/09/18 - Sudama Ceuvorst - This Little Light of Mine/I'm Gonna Let It Shine

Polishing Pebbles 7 - Thankful Healing Light (Meditation)

Todays Polishing Pebbles episode is a guided meditation. For all those who believe they do not have the time, or don't know how to "meditate", and even for those who meditate every day, this episode is for you. This is the seventh episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth. You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone...

20 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Polishing Pebbles 7 - Thankful Healing Light (Meditation)

11/08/18 - Aaron Riddle - Spiritual Tourism/For the Love of God

Aaron Riddle sends Nick (Mahesh Das) an email while Nick is in Varanasi, India. Admitting jealousy and envy towards Mahesh Das's "Love for God". Aaron and Nick discuss this email, and dig deeper into subjects such as spiritual tourism, money with spirutality, and devotional practice. Aaron Riddle is a tattooer working out of Tempe Arizona in a private studio. You can find him on Instagram by simply searching his name @aaronriddletattoos. All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

94 MIN2018 DEC 10
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11/08/18 - Aaron Riddle - Spiritual Tourism/For the Love of God

Polishing Pebbles 6 - It Was A Full Experience

This is the sixth episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth. You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please e...

13 MIN2018 NOV 22
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Polishing Pebbles 6 - It Was A Full Experience

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02/17/19 - Dakota Wint -

EDakota Wint is a travel vlogger and podcast host who shares his thoughts and adventures through life. His primary interests are spirituality and shamanistic practices. You can find him virtually anywhere by searching for Dakota Wint, @dakotawint or Dakota of Earth. All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

93 MIN2019 APR 30
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02/17/19 - Dakota Wint -

Polishing Pebbles - Then and Now

This is the tenth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

7 MIN2019 APR 13
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Polishing Pebbles - Then and Now

02/10/19 - Jon "Vasu" Seskevich -

Jon "Vasu" Seskevich is a Great 100 in NC Nursing award winner in 2005-06, was nominated for the Fetzer Foundation Norman Cousin’s Mind/Body Medicine Award in 1996. In 1998 he received the Friends’ of Nursing, “Excellence in Nursing Practice” award, and the “Alumnus of the Year” award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Alumni Association in 1997. Jon has given over 300 presentations, lectures, workshops and classes that teach stress reduction, mind-body, and complementary therapies to hospital patients, health care professionals, community and church groups, and high-school and college students. He is founder and president of the Flying Monkey Programs, which sponsors mind-body-spirit educational workshops and seminars in North Carolina. All of Jon’s programs are designed to help nurses, doctors, health care professionals, and peacemakers deliver more compassionate care to patients, families and communities. Jon is a Certified Practitioner of Healing Touch therapy and is responsible for bringing this healing therapy to North Carolina through more than twenty workshops and seminars in the early 1990’s. Jon began his own meditation practice in 1972. In 1975, at age 23, he started his training as a teacher of meditation and healing under the mentorship of meditation expert, psychologist, spiritual teacher and writer, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, Ph.D.), who wrote about Jon in 1996: “His recognition of the need for both a spiritual dimension in healing work and grounded, responsible social action in spiritual work have defined his career in nursing. To that career he has brought a creative energy for integrating, in mind-body healing, meditative practices with stress reduction, healing touch with traditional nursing practices and a spiritual perspective for patients facing traumatic illness.” “The integration of spiritual dimensions in his work is very personal for Jon. His own inner work takes the form of being fully present for both patients and fellow staff members, and offering a very warm, heart-full human dimension to what are too often impersonal medical procedures.” “Jon is truly a brilliant example of compassion in action. He not only serves his patient community, but seems tireless in his willingness to share and teach, and to explore innovative techniques for humanizing nursing for nurses and patients alike.” Ram Dass (Richard Alpert, Ph.D.) www.ManageStressNow.com www.flyingmonkey.ws www.frombindutoojas.com www.universalchanting.com ram1008@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/jon.seskevich All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

101 MIN2019 MAR 18
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02/10/19 - Jon "Vasu" Seskevich -

Polishing Pebbles 9 - Artistic Endeavors

This is the ninth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, q...

8 MIN2019 MAR 4
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Polishing Pebbles 9 - Artistic Endeavors

01/27/19 - Tim Lehi - Escapism/Death and Dying

ETim Lehi @timlehi is a tattoo artist working out of Lucky Wizard Tattoo in Brattleboro Vermont. When Tim is not traveling the world tattooing he is either painting or working on musical projects such as Eerie, Twilight, Draugar, and many more. You can find Tim Lehi's artwork herehttps://timlehi.bigcartel.com/ All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) Interrupting man: Adam Gray You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

60 MIN2019 FEB 11
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01/27/19 - Tim Lehi - Escapism/Death and Dying

Polishing Pebbles 8 - Sub Ek (All One)

This is the eighth episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth(Mahesh Das). You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, ...

7 MIN2019 JAN 21
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Polishing Pebbles 8 - Sub Ek (All One)

12/09/18 - Sudama Ceuvorst - This Little Light of Mine/I'm Gonna Let It Shine

Matthew 'Sudama' Ceuvorstwas born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, and took interest in the human condition from a young age, leading him to Penn State University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. He traveled to Plum Village in France, to practice meditation and mindful living under Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. From there, his journeys led him to India, where he was introduced to the 4 Paths of Yoga. He returned to India two years later to earn his hatha yoga instructor certification from the Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh. It was these adventure and inquiries that gradually, but inevitably led Matthew to Ram Dass and the wisdom teachings of Neem Karoli Baba. Matthew’s journey from psychology, into psychedelics, Buddhism, and eventually Bhakti, awakened in him a yearning for a life of service, devotion, and satsang. Matthew currently serves as a caretaker for his teacher, Ram Dass and facilitates biannual pilgrimages to India, the Himalayan Yoga Yatra. When he is...

82 MIN2019 JAN 7
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12/09/18 - Sudama Ceuvorst - This Little Light of Mine/I'm Gonna Let It Shine

Polishing Pebbles 7 - Thankful Healing Light (Meditation)

Todays Polishing Pebbles episode is a guided meditation. For all those who believe they do not have the time, or don't know how to "meditate", and even for those who meditate every day, this episode is for you. This is the seventh episode of a separate venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth. You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone...

20 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Polishing Pebbles 7 - Thankful Healing Light (Meditation)

11/08/18 - Aaron Riddle - Spiritual Tourism/For the Love of God

Aaron Riddle sends Nick (Mahesh Das) an email while Nick is in Varanasi, India. Admitting jealousy and envy towards Mahesh Das's "Love for God". Aaron and Nick discuss this email, and dig deeper into subjects such as spiritual tourism, money with spirutality, and devotional practice. Aaron Riddle is a tattooer working out of Tempe Arizona in a private studio. You can find him on Instagram by simply searching his name @aaronriddletattoos. All music is performed by Nick Filth (Mahesh Das) You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please email: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.com and you might have your question featured on an episode! You can also visit us on the web at http://www.polishingtheblackstone.com

94 MIN2018 DEC 10
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11/08/18 - Aaron Riddle - Spiritual Tourism/For the Love of God

Polishing Pebbles 6 - It Was A Full Experience

This is the sixth episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any question that you've had regarding a guest, or Nick Filth personally please email to: polishingtheblackstone@gmail.comand it might be chosen as a Polishing Pebbles topic. Questions can be as superficial or as deep and personal as you'd like. Perhaps you want Nick to shed light/express his opinion on something you've been going through. No matter how trivial, banal, or abstract, please send us your thoughts and questions! All music is performed by Nick Filth. You can hear more episodes by visiting www.polishingtheblackstone.com, visiting iTunes and subscribing to Polishing The Black Stone, and on Instagram @polishingtheblackstone Please Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, it helps! For more information, questions, or comments please e...

13 MIN2018 NOV 22
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Polishing Pebbles 6 - It Was A Full Experience
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