The monastic aspects of 2020 Covid life haven’t bothered me that much, and have been alchemically catalyzing in some ways. But I’m bummed out about the absence of feral outdoor music festivals, where I like to lecture (and dance) whenever I can. So I was very happy when Chiara Baldini and Ivan March, of Portugal’s mighty BOOM festival, invited me to participate in a “podquest” called “Nerd Immunity,” which addressed the conspiracy theories that are dividing a lot of freak communities. I also got to share the virtual stage with Erica Lagalisse, author of the mind-opening The Occult Roots of Anarchism. We had a fine old time on the tightrope.