Expanding Mind – For the Wild – 11.30.17

Religious scholar Sarah M. Pike talks about wilderness conversion, Hare Krishna hardcore, feral wonder, and her illuminating new book For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism (University of California). Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Trans-Millenia Consort – 11.23.17

Legendary electronic musician Pauline Anna Strom talks about space music, intuition and imagination, being blind, and her new compilation Trans-Millennia Music (Rvng Intl.) Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Coyote Poetics – 11.02.17

Poet and wilderness writer Andrew Schelling talks about his new biography Tracks Along the Left Coast (Counterpoint), which tells the story of Jaime De Angulo (1887-1950): Big Sur bohemian, California Indian anthropologist, and great Coyote poet. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Expanding Mind – Mindlessness – 10.19.17

Academic psychologist Thomas Joiner talks about the mindfulness craze, stoicism, the trouble with “trauma,” and his trenchant new book Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism (Oxford). Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Imaginal Landscapes – 10.12.17

Scholar, writer, and mythographer William Rowlandson talks about Jorge Luis Borges, magical trees, Yankee mysticism, and the power of the weird and murky. Download this episode (right click and save)