Studying the Dead
Grateful Dead scholar Ulf Olsson talks about jamming, pirate ships, and his new book Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation.
The Spoonman inspires with talk about avant-vaudeville, spontaneous spirituality, and the lameness of precision.
The Fifth Wall
Novelist Rachel Nagelberg talk about trauma and her intense debut novel The Fifth Wall.
The Weirdness of Being
My Breaking Convention 2017 talk on the weirdness as an aesthetic, psychedelic, and ontological reality.
Playwright Daisy Campbell talks about Robert Anton Wilson, the dangers of synchronicity, and her amazing recent staging of Cosmic Trigger: the Play.
Sociologist Tehseen Noorani talks about hearing voices, studying psychedelic studies, and the biases of pharmacology.
The Weird Naturalism of the Brothers McKenna
The protocols of the Experiment grew in the matrix of Jungian alchemy, Marshall McLuhan, and science fiction. This allowed Terence and Dennis McKenna to “esotericize” media theory into an occult apparatus of resonance, sympathy, and apocalyptic ontology.
The Zombie Complex
John Cussans talks about zombie cinema, revolutionary transgression, the politics of race, and his new book Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex.
Warrior Podcast Interview
Talking to digital nomad Tony Balbin about Techgnosis, VR, and the weird future
Indian Talking Machine
Sound artist and record collector Robert Millis talks about Indian 78s, Sublime Frequencies, and the sacred universe of Indian classical music.
Critical infrastructure guru Vinay Gupta talks about global poverty, practical enlightenment, and the wisdom of uncertainty.
Anthropologist Jack Hunter talks about possession, parapsychology, permaculture, and the ontology of spiritual beings.
Big Sur Encounters
Big Sur musician Fletcher Tucker talks landslides, hunting for songs, and his new record Cold Spring.
Living with Others
A talk on animism and ethics delivered at Lightning in a Bottle, 2015.
Cocreating Spiritual Reality
Transpersonal psychologist Jorge Ferrer talks about participatory spirituality, perennialism, and the transpersonal evidence of psychedelics.