Expanding Mind

Expanding Mind – The Witch – 06.16.16

June 16, 2016

Writer, curator, and occult practitioner Pam Grossman talks about feminist witchcraft, the power of images, the deliciousness of mystery, and her new book What is a Witch, with art from the amazing Tin Can Forest. http://www.pamgrossman.com/

Expanding Mind – Getting High – 06.02.16

June 2, 2016

British author Kester Brewin talks about rockets, Ken Kesey, charismatic Christianity, and his new book Getting High: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Dream of Flight (Vaux).

Expanding Mind – S-F Humans – 05.26.16

May 26, 2016

Science fiction author and English prof David Gill talks about Star Wars, entropy, androids, and his new book of short stories In Time's Empire They Were All Slaves (Pravic SF Books).

Expanding Mind – Dharma and Drugs – 05.12.16

May 12, 2016

A talk with Buddhist scholar Douglas Osto about perennialism, experiential narratives, the limits of reason, and his new book Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality (University of Columbia Press).

Expanding Mind – Splinternet – 05.05.16

May 5, 2016

A talk with author and communications consultant Scott Malcomson about online anonymity, countercultural computing, the military-industrial origins of the Internet, and his new book Spinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web. http://www.orbooks.com/scott-malcomson/

Expanding Mind – Space Music – 04.28.16

April 28, 2016

A conversation with Hearts of Space radio producer Stephen Hill about the rise of contemplative and ambient music, the trouble with the “New Age” tag, the psychology of sonic space, and the business of niche music distribution. www.hos.com

Expanding Mind – Perception Hacking – 04.21.16

April 21, 2016

A chat with journalist Kara Platoni about growing virtual limbs, questioning the cyborgs, and hacking our experience of the world. Kara's new book is We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists are Transforming Human Perception.

Expanding Mind – Dungeons & Dragons & Religion – 04.14.16

April 14, 2016

An inspiring chat with Jeremy Crawford, one of the lead designers of the new edition of the classic role playing game. We discuss identity, the multicultural multiverse, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the sacred absurdity of terrible dice rolls.
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