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Alexandre Christoyannopoulos is a political scholar and leading expert on Christian Anarchism, based at Loughborough University. His PhD on this topic was published as the book Christian Anarchism, a leading scholarly text in this area. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence. Today we discuss Christian…
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Graham Harvey is a professor of religious studies at The Open University in the UK. He is a world-renowned scholar on the topics of animism, modern Paganism, and Indigenous religions. His 2005 book, Animism: Respecting the Living World, is a landmark text in this area and he is the author and editor of many other books on this and related topics. T…
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Willoughby Britton is a clinical psychologist, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University Medical School, and the director of the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory there. Her lab researches the psychophysiological and neurocognitive effects of meditation and mindfulness-based interventions for mood and anx…
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Chris Guimond is an awakening and nondual realization guide who works with the Trauma Release Exercises that I’ve previously spoken about on the podcast. You can listen to my interview with the creator of the TRE approach, David Bercelli (episode 64), if you want more detail on the practices. Chris and I connected over the fact that we’ve found the…
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Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist and a professor at Tufts University. He is known for co-discovering Xenobots which are living robots made from frog skin cells but his research is wide ranging, contributing to fields such as regenerative medicine and the treatment of cancer, as well as to our fundamental understanding of bio…
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Alicia Juarrero is President and co-founder of VectorAnalytica, Inc., a data collection and analysis platform. She is also a research associate at the University of Miami and is the author for influential complexity theory text Dynamics in Action. Her new book is called Context Changes Everything and it explores how we can think about causality in …
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Jim Newman holds meetings about nonduality, in a style that has come to be known as uncompromising or radical nonduality. This style began with the book The Open Secret by Tony Parsons, and along with Tony, Jim is the arguably most prominent person speaking of nonduality in this way. Whereas some approaches to nonduality advocate the following of a…
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Indy Johar is an architect and a co-founder of Dark Matter Labs, an organisation focused on building the novel institutional infrastructures necessary to make societies centred on interdependence, equality, and justice a reality. He has lectured at various institutions including University College London, Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and has held vario…
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I'm excited to announce that I just signed a book deal with Prometheus Books. The title is The Dawn of Mind: How Matter Became Conscious and Alive. In it I lay out a synthesis of physicalism, panpsychism, and idealism, culminating in a scientific account of the biophysics of consciousness, rather than the neuroscience of consciousness. It's less dr…
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Andy Mitchell is a neuropsychologist and therapist. He has specialized in treating patients with rare brain conditions, head injuries and epilepsy, and in the application of mindfulness for neurological patients. As a therapist he has worked with people with a range of mental health disorders. Before entering medicine, his first degree was in Engli…
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Rachel Nuwer is a journalist who has reported on science, travel, food, and adventure for the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American and many other publications. She is the author of Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking and her new book is I Feel Love: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World. Today…
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Neil Theise is a professor of pathology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Through his scientific research, he has been a pioneer of adult stem cell plasticity which led him to an interest in complexity theory. This interest has resulted in interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as consciousness studies and the connection between scie…
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​Jared Seide is the Executive Director of the Center for Council, a talking circle practice that we discuss today. He has designed, piloted and coordinated council-based programs in prisons, assisted living facilities, youth groups, schools, non-profits, faith-based organisations, and social service and law enforcement agencies. He has also led tra…
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Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is a philosopher of mind who specializes in the thought of Whitehead, Nietzsche, and Spinoza, and in fields pertaining to panpsychism and altered states of mind. Following his degree in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick, he became a Philosophy lecturer in London for six years, after which he pursued his PhD o…
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Timmy Davis and Tara Austin run the Psilocybin Access Rights campaign in the United Kingdom where they are seeking to get psilocybin rescheduled. Today we discuss the campaign and the rescheduling of psychedelics more broadly.
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Bobby Azarian is a science journalist and a cognitive neuroscientist who received his PhD from George Mason University. He has written for publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, BBC, Scientific American, Slate, HuffPost, Quartz, and Aeon, and he writes the blog “Mind in the Machine” for Psychology Today. His recent book is called Th…
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Angelo Dilullo is an anaesthesiologist and teacher of nonduality who had a life-altering spiritual awakening at the age of 24. He is the author of the book, Awake: It’s Your Turn, which contains a practical set of tools and investigations to help people realise that they are not separate from the rest of reality Angelo’s work does an excellent job …
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Daniel Ingram is a physician, meditator and the author of the book Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddhaas well as the bookThe Fire Kasina, co-authored with Shannon Stein. He is the co-founder of the Dharma Overground, an online community of meditation practitioners. He also founded The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium, an organisati…
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Malin Vedøy Uthaug is a researcher specialising in altered states of consciousness with a particular focus on 5-MeO-DMT. Her PhD work in Psychopharmacology involved conducting observational studies of Ayahuasca and 5-MeO-DMT use outside of a lab setting. She moved to The Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London after her PhD where…
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Staci Haines is a leader in the fields of somatics and trauma healing. She is the author of “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice” and “Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma”. In 1999 she founded generationFIVE, a non-profit whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations thr…
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Shamil Chandaria is an expert in artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and meditator, and is also a good friend. He was a founder of the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, the world’s first psychedelic research centre, He provides funding for the Global Priorities…
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I’m very pleased to announce the creation of the Innerspace Institute. The institute will have both an online presence at innerspaceinstitute.org and a physical base at The Surrender Homestead in the mountains of southern Portugal. We conduct scientific research on consciousness, altered states, & psychedelics and will be offering courses on the br…
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Paco Calvo is a Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Murcia in Spain where he runs the Minimal Intelligence Lab, also known as MINTlab. He is a leading figure in the philosophy of plant behaviour and signalling, a field also known as plant neurobiology. His research is situated at the intersection of plant biology and cognitive s…
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Duncan Trussell is a comedian best known for his podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour and the Netflix series The Midnight Gospel. He routinely explores topics relating to spirituality in his comedy, particularly the work of teachers such as ram dass and jack kornfield. This episode was recorded before my son was born and we discuss my impending …
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Apologies for the audio issues in this episode, I've attempted to filter out the noise. The tech issue will be fixed for the next episode. topics in order addressed: wu wei, nondual intimacy, how to keep one's heart open in hell, fatherhood, conscious subjects, process philosophy, lmitations of the words ‘feelings’, ‘body’ and ‘mind’…
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Rosalind Watts is a clinical psychologist working on psychedelic therapy. She has worked as the Clinical Lead for Imperial College London’s pioneering trial of psilocybin for depression and now works as the Clinical Director at Synthesis Institute, a psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands. Dr Watts’s research focuses primarily on the mechanisms of p…
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Tony Nader is a neuroscientist and leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement, one of the most influential spiritual organisations in the world. Founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the movement has had many prominent members, from the The Beatles, the Beach Boys and Mick Jagger in the 60s to Filmmakers David Lynch and Martin Scorsese, and comed…
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For the 100th episode of the podcast, I attempt to lay out the broad strokes of my worldview from start to finish. I address why there is something rather than nothing, my opinion on the nature of existence, the place of consciousness in the natural world, and the implications of our nature as living beings for how we can improve our situation soci…
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David Nichols is a legendary psychopharmacologist and world-renowned expert in psychedelics. HIs research career began in 1969 and he was a professor at Purdue University until his retirement in 2012. Today we discuss the psychopharmacology of substances like LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and DMT.
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Blake Lemoine is a software developer and AI researcher at Google who has been working on their artificial intelligence system called LaMDA. He was recently placed on administrative leave for stating his belief that the AI has become conscious and should be considered a person. Today we discuss LaMDA and whether we can say if it is conscious or not…
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My guest this week, once again, is Richard Doyle. Rich is the first guest to appear on the podcast twice, which should be an indication of how much we enjoyed speaking the first time. Rich is an author and Professor of English and of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. He also goes by the alias Mobius. Today we had…
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Loch Kelly is a meditation teacher and author. He teaches a nondual approach to relieving suffering that he calls Effortless Mindfulness. This approach is based in the Mahamudra teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and Loch has studied with two great teachers of this tradition, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his son, Mingyur Rinpoche. He has also studied with…
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Evan Thompson is a philosopher and professor at the University of British Columbia. He specialises in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, as well as in cross-cultural philosophy, with a particular interest in Chinese and Indian philosophy and the dialogue between Buddhism and the Western philosophical tradition. He’s the author of several…
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