Bake and Destroy: The Deep End

Natalie Slater

photo by Sean Dorgan

I just got home from the Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco and I’m scooting off to the Social Media Strategies Summit in Las Vegas in a few days but I did manage to squeeze some fun into my few days at home.

Since Morrissey canceled on us again (get well soon, Moz!) I spent Saturday morning shooting photos for my book with Sean Dorgan. The morning started out disastrously – I won’t get into it, but let’s just say six dozen cupcakes down the drain – but I had Melisser from Cruelty-Free Face on hand to do my make up, Tressa Slater from Salon Tress fixin’ my hair and a certain international playgirl standing by to snap Instagram photos of the whole thing – so how could I lose?

The next day, after a late night of vegan eats at Karyn’s on Green, I braved the sleet and snow to pop into my friend Chris‘ podcast, The Deep End. We took some questions from listeners and gabbed about friendship, dating, and how blow jobs are similar to my favorite Thai dish. (For serious!) Anyway, if you care to listen you can download the episode right here.

If you decide to listen in, come back here and let me know what you thought. I have a few items to give away courtesy of the deadXstop publishing corporation, I think you might like ’em.



  1. The podcast took me by surprise. :) Really entertaining! It wasn’t what I thought it would be, but you guys had great answers and handled the questions so well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. i appreciate both y’all’s authenticity and empathy, qualities which too often get canceled out by the anonymity of the internet. it’s endearing that you can both present your own experiences as human works-in-progress and take time out of your day to give a boost to some complete strangers.
    so…. thanks!

  3. It’s so life-affirming to hear a kindred spirit when I listen to you on a podcast! (Recently listened to your podcast on Wrestling With Depression). I, too, have struggled with confidence and had experiences with “one-way street” relationships, not realizing at the time that being a doormat was symptomatic of my self-esteem issues. I’ve really felt like I’ve began to come into my own (about to turn 26) in the past few months and feel more confident/not as hard on myself, knowing that– as you and Chris so eloquently stated– life is constantly evolving and the key is to be comfortable with yourself in all realms, and the rest will fall into place in time. Thank you, as always, for your candor; the podcast was both enlightening and hysterical… not an easy feat!

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