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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)


Expanding Mind – The Voyager Golden Record – 10.05.17

Futurist, science journalist, and Boing Boing co-editor David Pescovitz discusses space exploration, world music, Carl Sagan the stoner, and his participation in the recent release of the Voyager Golden Record, forty years after the original Voyager probes were launched. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Mentored by a Madman – 09.28.17

Neurologist and world-class Parkinson’s expert Professor A.J. Lees talks about William S. Burroughs, self-experimentation, ayahuasca, and his terrific medical memoir Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Into the Muck – 09.21.17

Israeli therapist, spiritual teacher, and psychedelic activist Galia Tanay talks about deep dharma practice, the problems with mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and how psychedelics shape the self. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Robot Multiplicity – 09.14.17

Computer scientist, artist, and UC Berkeley robotics professor Ken Goldberg talks about autonomous vehicles, tele-gardens, free speech on campus, and the Singularity myth. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Expanding Mind – Radical Technologies – 09.07.17

Radical Technologies Designer and technology critic Adam Greenfield talks about magic bullets, the melancholy of machines, Tesla’s Autopilot, and his must-read new book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (Verso).  Download this episode (right click and save)