Tea Room Dialogues - La Carmina

Seeking respite from the bustling activity of the World Congress on Moral Panics taking place in Faction Hall on the far side of the Estate grounds, Jack took the opportunity to pop over to the Virtual Headquarters building for refreshments. An unexpected visitor arrives when La Carmina pops in after a trip to Mexico with gifts for the Estate from far off lands.

Join Jack and La Carmina for a conversation about travel, covering Satanism and dark subcultures, writing, content creation, and more.

La Carmina is an award-winning author and journalist who runs the alternative culture and travel blog larcarmina.com, which won "Best Blog of the Year" from Auxiliary Magazine, and was featured in the NY Times. Her journalism was awarded Bronze by the SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) in 2020. Based in Vancouver, Carmina is the author of three books (published with Random House and Penguin), is a TEDx speaker, and appears on travel TV shows worldwide (Bizarre Foods, No Reservations, Taboo, Oddities, Better Late than Never). She contributes to CNN, Fodor's, Business Insider, Yahoo, Sunday Times, Airbnb, Huffington Post, Lonely Planet, Architectural Digest, The Daily Beast, Tripsavvy, Buzzfeed, BBC, Roadtrippers, Home in Canada Magazine, Brides, and various inflight magazines (Hong Kong Airlines, Aeromexico). She managed dozens of freelancers and wrote over 600 travel articles for Google’s Touring Bird site. La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.

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Jack Matirko is an editor/writer for Patheos’ For Infernal Use Only Blog, host of TST-TV’s An Ongoing and Necessary Pursuit, co-host of Devils Dispatch, former co-host of the Naked Diner Podcast, and currently Assistant-Director of TheSatanic.Estate


The Tea Room Dialogues is a conversational podcast featuring Estate guests and caretakers from all over the world. Get to know more about our guests and staff, hear stories that don’t make it into talks and presentations, feel the laid back ambiance of our virtual tea room like you’re overhearing a conversation at your local coffee shop.

For more information about The Satanic Temple visit: thesatanictemple.com

HOST: Jack Matirko
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Saint+Licorice