Anthropologist Bia Labate talks about peyote politics, the bureaucratization of psychedelics, and working with indigenous leaders on her recent “Sacred Plants in America” conference.
I join Richard Doyle and playwright Victoria Stewart to talk pink.
The Reverie of the Ordinary
I talk with my old pal Ed Phillips about reverie, misery, consciousness culture, and the ethics of being real.
Chaos Magic Flashbacks
OG chaote Joe Max talks about punk-rock sorcery, woozily successful Cthulhu invocations, feral intensity, and fear.
Exploring the Weird
I talk to Phil Ford and J.F Martel about the weirdness of studying the weird.
They Shimmer Within
Independent scholar Bruce Rimell provides a cognitive science perspective on psychedelic entities and visionary beings in his meaty new book They Shimmer Within.
How to Die
Classics professor James Romm about mortality, Stoicism, suicide, and his new book of Seneca translations.
Spencer Kansa about bohemian LA visionary artist Burt Shonberg and the hard work of gumshoe underground biography.
Talking Jack Parsons
Myself, Miguel Conner, Jeff Wolfe, and host Ryan Peverly talk Jack Parsons, Techgnosis, and occulture today.
Hacking the Self
I talk to the Hacking the Self podcast about Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and the meaning of religion today
Erowid on Pineapple
Erowid Center senior editor Sylvia Thyssen talks about experience reports, drug geekery, and Erowid's current Pineapple fund-matching drive.
Futurist and inventor Mark Pesce talks about Facebook mind control, surveillance capitalism, and his essay “The Last Days of Reality.”
A scholarly essay on the relationship between magick and science in the rocketry and sorcery of Jack Parsons.
The Gnostic New Age
Gnostic scholar April DeConick about altered states, religious conspiracy theory, and her new book The Gnostic New Age.
Occultist and drug geek Julian Vayne about Baphomet, evolution, and his new book Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony.