Expanding Mind – None of This is Real – 06.21.18

A wide-ranging conversation with writer and teacher Miranda Mellis about uncanny climates, thinking with fables, empathic fictions, “don’t know” politics, Buddhist meditation, and the entanglement with the nonhuman. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Expanding Mind – Trump and Magick – 06.07.18

A conversation with esoteric writer Gary Lachman about postmodernism, Positive Thinking, chaos magic, Putin’s esoteric tricksters, and Gary’s hot new book Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump (Tarcher). Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Guru’s Child – 05.31.18

A conversation with artist and man-about-town Naropa Sabine about Shakti, self-formation, rural ashrams, and growing up with a Tantric guru for a dad. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – The Great Larry Norman – 05.24.18

A conversation with author Gregory Alan Thornbury about 70s Jesus Music, apocalyptic politics, Bob Dylan, countercultural Christianity, and his fascinating biography of the Christian rock star Larry Norman: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – On Beyond – 05.21.18

A conversation with designer and snowboarder Sijay James about archaic revivals, neotribal design, mystic powder, flow, and falling with style.  Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Tao Lin Trips – 05.03.18

A conversation with alt-lit novelist, poet, and artist Tao Lin, about Terence McKenna, feeling happy (or not), degenerate humans, writing trip reports, and his refreshing new non-fiction book Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change (Vintage).  Download this episode (right click and save)

Desert Oracle

Expanding Mind – Desert Oracle – 04.26.18

A conversation with Ken Layne, the maestro of the Desert Oracle podcast and field guide, about Joshua trees, desert Christianity, Edward Abbey, military secrecy, and the mysterious (and smelly) Yucca Man of local legend. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Practice – 04.19.18

A three-way idea fest with Marcus Boon and Gabriel Levine about art, discipline, self-care, crafting community, tikkun, and their rich and stimulating edited collection Practice (MIT Press). Download this episode (right click and save)