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The Former Barney Actor Who Now Runs a Tantric Sex Business

We talk about David Joyner, the former children's TV star who now offers chakra balancing, massage, and cosmic orgasms on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now' podcast.

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today we talk about Trump's agreement to talk under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller, the fallout from the sex abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and Philadelphia's new safe injection sites.

Then we talk about David Joyner, the actor who played Barney the beloved purple dinosaur, from 1991 to 2001 on the hit PBS children's show Barney & Friends. After the show ended, Joyner hung up his 70-pound dino suit to pursue a different passion—running a tantric sex business that offers ritual baths, chakra balancing, massage, and yes, cosmic orgasms. In this episode, editor-in-chief Jonathan Smith speaks with editor Brian McManus about Barney's transformation.

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