Occult Control Systems
Hypermedia researcher Konrad Becker talks about algorithms from hell, media seances, and the madness of rationality.
Occult book dealer and underground musician Richard Bishop talks about modern grimoires, scorpion gods, and improvised atmospheres.
Spiritual leader A. Hameed Ali talks about truth in the post-truth era, the method of inquiry, science fiction, and his new book The Alchemy of Freedom.
Jay Babcock, editor of the late great Arthur magazine, talks about turkey vultures, Vipassana, and homesteading in Joshua Tree.
Electronic musician Sarah Davachi talks about analog synthesizers, reverberating cathedrals, and her amazing new ambient drone album All My Circles Run.
Tracking the Wild
Wildlife tracker Meghan Walla-Murphy talks about following bears, reading the landscape, and cultivating relationships across species (and political) lines.
Criminologist Charlotte Walsh talks about cognitive liberty, neurotechnologies, and how human rights plays to the decriminalization of psychedelics.
Alt-Right Meme Magic
Media researcher Florian Cramer dissects meme magic, Pepe the Frog, and the nihilism of the digital alt-right.
LSD chemist Tim Scully talks about acid idealism, biofeedback, and the new documentary The Sunshine Makers.
Photographer Shannon Taggart talks about Spiritualist mediums, orbs, and the metaphysics of photography
Drug and consciousness historian Mike Jay talks about lunacy, Bedlam, Big Pharma, and the history of mental illness.
The Politics of Divination
Joshua Ramey talks about oracles, markets, spontaneous order, and his new book The Politics of Divination.
Hugh Urban talks about Rajneesh, freak tantra, intellectual property and religion, and his new book Zorba the Buddha.
Ketamine & Transformation
MAPS researcher Dr. Phil Wolfson talks about psychedelic transformation, secular Buddhism, and his new edited collection The Ketamine Papers
Critic Brian Chidester talks about his new collection of songs by Eden Ahbez, a California composer and hippie prophet whose wrote the tune "Nature Boy."