The Fury Pod

Episode Six: Anger and Repression 

In this final episode of Season One of The Fury Pod, we speak to music therapist Jesse Dollimont about neuroscience and how the brain functions in connection to our emotions, and about the power of music to help us process those experiences.

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett. 

Music by Sarah Hiltz 
Featured Song: Bad Cycle 
Order the Album: Calm Fury 

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About Our Guest:

Jesse Dollimont is a Certified Music Therapist currently based in Treaty 7 Territory / Calgary, Alberta. She is a graduate of the Canadian Mennonite University Music therapy program and holds a certificate in Music Performance from Grant MacEwan University and is the Vice President for the Music Therapy Association for Alberta (MTAA). Jesse is passionate about music, research, education, and advocacy, and views therapeutic musical interactions as powerful tool to create spaces for healing and to bring about social change.

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Show Notes

The Body Keeps The Score 

Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness 

Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u 

Melanie Martinez 

The Replacements 


Episode Five: Anger and the Inner Critic 

We catch up with Mel Wiggins, a high school pal of Sarah's, to talk about the anger we direct at ourselves and learning to balance our inner critic with our intuition.

Mel Wiggins lives in Northern Ireland with her husband Dave and two children. She spent a decade working in non-profit management and activism roles before pivoting to build a coaching business focussed on serving women across the UK and Europe who want to be more courageous in their lives and work.

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett. 

Music by Sarah Hiltz 
Featured Song: Daylight Savings 
Order the Album: Calm Fury 

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Find Mel: 


Show Notes

What is the enneagram?

Enneagram Type One Description

Mel's 'A Woman of Influence' write-up

The Handmaid's Tale


Episode Four: Anger and the Album 

Join us for a special conversation with some of the musicians who played on Calm Fury. We look back on the recording process a bit and we speak to Charlotte Cornfield, Colleen Brown, Connor Walsh and Tara Kannangara about creativity and anger.

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett.

Music by Sarah Hiltz 
Featured Song: Calm Fury
Order the Album: Calm Fury

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Our guests:

Colleen Brown
Major Love

Charlotte Cornfield

Tara Kannangara

Connor Walsh

Show Notes


Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morisette

When The Pawn... by Fiona Apple

The Terror State by Anti Flag 

Say Liza (Liza With A “Z”) by Liza Minnelli 

Summer of Soul 

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone  

Motion Sickness by Phoebe Bridgers 

Because by Joshua Mensch 

Episode Three: Anger and Spirituality 

Join us as we speak to Cheri DiNovo about... well, a lot of different things really, but all of them linked by spirituality and connected to our anger. 

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett. 

Music by Sarah Hiltz 
Featured Song: May I Rage, May I Love
A note from Sarah: Thoughts on May I Rage, May I Love

About Our Guest: 

Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. is an ordained United Church minister who performed Canada’s first legalized same sex marriage. She is currently the minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice, and the Arts. Cheri is a Member of the Order of Canada, recognized for her contributions to provincial politics and for her lifelong advocacy of social justice. As the former Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale–High Park in Ontario, Cheri passed into law more pro-LGBTQ2+ legislation than anyone in Canadian history.

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Cheri's Books:

The Queer Evangelist: A Socialist Clergy’s Radically Honest Tale 

Qu(e)erying Evangelism: Growing a Community from the Outside In 

Show Notes 

Billy Elliot 

Greta Thunberg 

The Magnificat

Mary, with her fist in the air

Shad's Judas Theory

Episode Two: Anger and Communication 

Join us as we speak to Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist Phoebe Chin about strategies for communicating our anger and the benefits of setting boundaries. 

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett.  

Music by Sarah Hiltz  
Featured Song: Love & Retreat  

About Our Guest:  

Phoebe Chin is an Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in working alongside racialized queer, non-binary, and trans folks, and predominantly with Asian and Pacific-Islander clients in the LGBTQ+ community. Phoebe works from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppression framework that integrates culturally-aware care into her work with clients. 

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Show Notes  

Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers  


Work by Shad

Dark Blue Girl / Die Tochter by Mascha Schilinski

Episode One: Anger and the Body 

Join us as we speak to Laura Wood (on a very windy autumn day in Toronto 🌬🍂) about the ways anger shows up in our bodies, and how we can practice embracing rather than resisting it as a way to move through feelings. 

The Fury Pod is produced and edited by Sarah Hiltz and Sandi Barrett.

Music by Sarah Hiltz
Featured Song: Swim

About Our Guest:

Laura Wood has spent over ten years as a yoga and pilates educator, a birth doula and personal trainer. As founder of & She Moves, Laura's work focusses on coming alongside women in the early throes of motherhood, and helping them feel better in their bodies during pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

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& She Moves

Show Notes

Pema Chodron 

Thich Nhat Hanh's book Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames  

Kate Bush 

Tori Amos 

Alanis Morissette