Designer and snowboarder Sijay James talks about archaic revivals, neotribal design, mountain flow, and falling with style.
Scottish poet and novelist John Burnside talks about Henry Miller, sexual braggadocio, Taoism, and the flight from society.
Tao Lin Trips
Alt-lit novelist Tao Lin talks about Terence McKenna, degenerate humans, feeling happy (or not), and his new non-fiction book Trip.
Ken Layne, of the Desert Oracle magazine and podcast, talks about Joshua trees, desert Christianity, and the mysterious (and smelly) Yucca Man.
Authors and editors Marcus Boon and Gabe Levine talk about art practice, tikkun, self-care, and crafting community.
Anthropologist Bia Labate talks about peyote politics, the bureaucratization of psychedelics, and working with indigenous leaders on her recent “Sacred Plants in America” conference.
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.
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.
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.”
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.