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This week’s guest is one of my favorite living musicians, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis.We linked up at the magical experimental city of Arcosanti, Arizona last year during their Convergence event, at which we both performed, and talked about life as itinerant musicians drawing on a wealth of world cultures and traditions.This is a humbler and more human episode of Future Fossils –hope that you enjoy it!http://www.akguitar.com/https://www.facebook.com/Andreaskapsalisguitar/Watch a video of ...

with Kevin Welch, Maggie Duval, Heather Barfield, and Paul Toprac

This week’s a treat –not one, but FOUR amazing guests, in Future Fossils Podcast’s first live taping at EFF-Austin, 10 July 2017. Heather Barfield (Head of EFF-Austin Digital Arts Coalition and Director of Development, Vortex Theater); Maggie Duval (Chief Experience Liaison, 7th Generation Labs & Senior Developer, Polycot Associates, LLC); Paul Toprac (Associate Director of Game Development at UT, RTF Department, and Senior Lecturer); and Kevin Welch (President of EFF-Austin, Fullstack Web Devel ...

This week’s episode is an experiment in science fiction storytelling – the author-read short story “An Oral History of The End of ‘Reality.’” Originally released to Patreon supporters (without the intro or musical soundtrack) last November, this story brings together many of the core themes of Future Fossils: the challenges of navigating overwhelming and contradictory information online; the new literacies that will emerge in response to AI-assisted “deep fakes” that make conventional evidence i ...

This week we chat with science writer (and former laser physicist) Kate Greene, whose writing explores everything from Big Data to boredom to brain scans, and whose fascinating and eclectic life is brightly punctuated by the four months she spent living inside a Mars base simulation on Hawaii.http://www.kategreene.net/about/We Discuss:How she became a scientist, and then a science writer.The importance of good teachers and mentorship and encouragement along a person’s developmental journey.“Ever ...

This week we have a roundtable discussion (which took place around an actual table in Santa Fe, New Mexico) with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, José Soler, and Jacob Aman, the hosts and producers of Future Primitive Podcast (600+ episodes and going strong!). Joanna, as you may remember from episode 0020, has been a psychedelic raconteur for her entire adult life, famously snuck LSD into prison for her lover Timothy Leary, and wears her age with an incomparable flair and zest that ought to be an example ...

This week we’re blessed to chat with living legend, ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna –one of the most rigorous scientific intellects working with psychedelics in the modern era, responsible with his late brother Terence for popularizing the techniques for cultivation of psilocybin (“magic”) mushrooms, co-author of numerous books on psychoactive plant and fungal medicines and their curious effects on consciousness, and an outspoken advocate for cognitive liberty psychedelic research. (Dennis has app ...

This week we continue the ecstatically futural mind-jazz duet with cyborg performance artist and body-machine interface master hacker Onyx Ashanti, exploring the frontiers of new meta-languages emerging at the intersection of the born and manufactured, and creative possibilities thereof. Onyx Online:http://onyx-ashanti.comhttp://youtube.com/onyxashantihttp://twitter.com/onyxashantiAnyone who enjoys this episode will also like these essays from my upcoming book:“The Future is More of Everything”h ...

This week’s guest is the one-of-a-kind, ever-evolving Onyx Ashanti, a cyborg performance artist of world renown, who is as busy as anyone I know (in the words of Terence McKenna) “immanentizing the Eschaton” with his intensely futuristic machine interfaces as an extension of his cymatic, fractal, exponentiating, indomitably cool and strange philosophy.Onyx is one of the most inspiring and creative people in my network and even though this episode was recorded in December 2017 – and is in some wa ...

This week’s guest is Charles Eisenstein, author of five books that challenge our inherited stories of civilization and progress – but move beyond critique and into an articulation of the new paradigm emerging simultaneously through all fields of human inquiry and practice: new modes of inter-being in a living and intelligent world; humility and celebration of the mysteries that bridges science, art, and spirit; and new perspectives on how we determine value and how we can thrive amidst an age of ...

Former NASA-JPL Mission Architect and founder of the Exploration Institute, Armin Ellis helps people think big and execute visionary projects for a living.He’s also now the Mission Architect for the Arch Mission Project, a group committed to getting long-lasting civilizational archives carried into deep space by other missions. Armin is exactly the guy to talk to if you want to think the future’s somewhere you would like to live…Watch the entire uncut video on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/pos ...

One third of American adolescents are on medication –half of that number, on psychoactive prescriptions.We have an educational system that not only can’t prepare young people for the rapidly evolving future world we’re creating for them to inhabit – it traumatizes people by attempting to squeeze every kind of human through the same twelve-plus-year sentence of indoctrination and obedience training. Are damaged and addicted mind control slaves really who we hope we’re shaping?Obviously not!That’s ...

Lydia Violet Harutoonian is a badass Armenian-American violinist and folktronica artist who has played with some of today’s juiciest crossover acts, including Rising Appalachia and The Polish Ambassador, in addition to launching her own solo project this year. She also works with the supremely wise Buddhist deep ecologist Joanna Macy on The Work That Reconnects, and leads singing workshops in which she applies her lifetime of music and work with Macy to teach music as a form of collective healin ...

This episode’s guest is Arthur Brock, currency design expert and lead visionary behind the Holochain project –which just might be the basis for the truly free, encrypted, peer-to-peer, surveillance-resistant, voluntary, non-exploitative Web we’ve all been dreaming about since the 1990s. Described by many as a “blockchain killer,” Holochain offers users an endlessly scalable and secure decentralized platform for our lives online, inspired by the fractal branching flows and emergent order we obse ...

This week’s guest is George Dvorsky, futurist, science journalist, and long-time contributing editor at legendary sci/fi blog io9 at http://gizmodo.com.http://twitter.com/dvorskyhttp://kinja.com/georgedvorskyhttp://www.sentientdevelopments.com/https://io9.gizmodo.com/20-crucial-terms-every-21st-century-futurist-should-kno-1545499202We Discuss:• Today’s explosive evolution of AI personal assistants, and where it’s heading…• Will children today, immersed in a world of AI dolls and smarthome device ...

This week’s guest is James Eggleston, research and business development at Power Ledger, a blockchain software company helping the world build a resilient decentralized electrical utilities networks that’s more resistant to the turbulence of our century – and lets all of us participate in and earn from distributed power production.Power Ledger:https://powerledger.io/https://twitter.com/powerledger_io?lang=enJames:https://twitter.com/jamesbychance?lang=enWe Discuss:•The history of dematerializati ...

Visionary artist Archan Nair joins Future Fossils this week for an infectiously fun conversation about the new creative opportunities of the digital age.http://www.archann.net/•How learning to use new tools is a little like dying;• Archan’s history of using computers for art;•The feedback loop between evolving tools and evolving artists;• How to stay clear-eyed and full-hearted about the always-on awesomeness of the world, and not let the daily BS drag you down;•The role of the nondual philosoph ...

“The best anti-virus is common sense.”This episode’s guest is Dylan Curran, a cybersecurity specialist who recently went viral after his exposé tweets about the personal information Google and Facebook collected about him were shared by Edward Snowden.Strap in for an uncomfortable close look at just how little privacy we have online –it’s even worse than you already knew –but also, some straight, practical advice for how to navigate the “glass house” we all live in now, with safety, dignity, and ...

Self-aware machines, organs on a chip, brain-entangled meta-human military units, smart-sensor-gridded coral reefs, drone flocks, DNA-based computing, robots having baby robots…the line between the “made” and “born” is getting blurrier and blurrier each day.What does it mean to be alive in a time when we already treat the corporation as a legal person, fall in love with chat bots, and “possess” telepresence robots in virtual reality for work?This talk is a three-part argument:1 - The Internet is ...

This episode’s guest is David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute – the world’s pre-eminent research center for complexity science. We discuss SFI’s new Interplanetary Project and how they are weaving scientists, engineers, science fiction authors, concept artists, and musicians together into a new collaborative storytelling and visioning project about how we can sustainably scale human civilization beyond Earth –and help spark a renaissance of Big Picture thinking and Big Problem solv ...

Terry Patten is a lifelong practitioner of both contemplative spirituality and real-world activism whose new book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries–A Guide To Inner Work for Holistic Change, gives us lucid instructions for how we can start to ask the hardest questions and engage the toughest problems in our age of global transformation. https://www.terrypatten.com/a-new-republic-of-the-heart/I met Terry in 2005 when he was teaching how to recognize and integrate the psy ...

Musical Bonobos, Whales, Birds, Bats, Mice, Elephants, and Babies

Patricia Gray is an animal music researcher, working with all kinds of creatures (humans, whales, songbirds, bonobos, even coral reefs) to understand what functions pitch and rhythm have in animal communication, how the sound of our living planet is actually a symphony of hidden meaning, and how to improve our lives by embracing the innate musicality of our human brains.https://research.uncg.edu/patricia-gray/We Discuss:•How she went from being a concert pianist to the chamber music director for ...

Biological Time Travel: Organ Regeneration & Brain Reanimation –Turning back time in cells and tissues with the new medical techniques of bio-logics, simulating “t = 1” in the human body...This week’s guest is Ira Pastor, CEO of the revolutionary biomedical firm BioQuark in Philadelphia.I had no idea who these people were until Ira messaged me about appearing on the show…and I’m so glad he did, because otherwise I don’t k now when I would have learned about their work with new techniques that en ...

Sequels & Simulacra, Blade Runner 2049 & Stranger Things 2

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify •iHeart RadioJoin our Facebook Discussion GroupThis week’s episode features returning guest JF Martel, film-maker, culture critic, and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice.In his first appearance on Future Fossils, we discussed art as an opening to the transcendent and his awesome three-part essay on the philosophy of Netflix’s Stranger Things, “Reality Is Analog”…so it only made sense to have him back to weigh in on Stranger Things 2 a ...

“Ah, eventually you DO plan to TALK ABOUT dinosaurs on this dinosaur podcast, right? Hello? Yes?”- Ian Malcolm about this episode.This week’s guest is professional dinosaur hunter Steve Brusatte, paleontology professor at the University of Edinburgh and author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World. https://twitter.com/stevebrusatte Subscribe on Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify •iHeart RadioJoin our Facebook Discussion GroupBeyond being a totally awesome – and ...

Tim Freke is a philosopher and the author of thirty five books on comparative religion, gnostic scholarship, and nondual awakening. I met him as a fellow speaker at the Global Eclipse Gathering in Oregon last year and was immediately taken by his bright presence, wit, and grounded genius. In this episode, we talk about imagination as a product of the evolutionary process –that the soul and afterlife might be themselves emergent properties, rather than fixed or prior qualities, of our cosmos’ con ...

This week we go deep in part two of my epic four-hour conversation with documentarian and gonzo journalist Charles Shaw– one of this show’s most requested return guests.In part one, Charles laid out the map of the problem: a world in crisis, an age of epidemic trauma and addiction. In this episode, we get into his self-experimentation with sleep deprivation to understand the hallucinatory reality of America’s homeless, his journey of healing and recovery working with entheogens and military vete ...

This week’s guest is media theorist, culture critic, author, graphic novelist, documentarian, and podcaster Douglas Rushkoff!Chances are you’re a “digital native” banking on “social currency” and consuming “viral media” –which means that you are living in the world Doug prophesied for all of us back in the 1990s. I watched his debut documentary on social marketing, Merchants of Cool, in my college Introduction to Film class (which is how you know my teacher was, in fact, cool).His book Present S ...

66 - John Danaher (Robot Sex & AI Love)

Tue Mar 27 2018 (01:17:15)

This week we chat with the philosopher and sociologist John Danaher about the book Robot Sex: Social & Ethical Implications, a fascinating collection of academic articles on our sexbot future he just co-edited with Neil McArthur. (John also runs the blog Philosophical Disquisitions, which has been an awesome resource for deep thinking online for over a decade.)https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/robot-sexhttp://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.comhttp://thefutureofsex.netChances are good you’ve se ...

Hypermodernity & Blade Runner 2049

This week’s guest is independent culture critic John David Ebert– mythologist, philosopher, art historian, author of twenty-six books, and co-founder (with John Lobell) of http://cultural-discourse.com. We talk about the rich mythological references of Blade Runner 2049 in light of the larger –and very urgent–matter of mechanizing human reproduction and the (actually rather ancient) male quest to appropriate the mysteries of the goddess…Here’s John’s Blade Runner 2049 essay:http://cinemadiscours ...

Our Destiny in Space & Sci Fi's Failures of Imagination

This week: Science Fiction Übermenschen & A Critique of Space Colonization with film scholar Barry Vacker, a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. We talk about the critique of contemporary science fiction cinema in his new book, Specter of the Monolith – pointing past the spiritual shortcomings of our relationship to space, and toward a future human being that has both grown in both technology and wisdom.Barry's Essays:http://medium.com/@barryvacker Subscribe:Apple Podcasts • Stitcher ...

This week’s guest is David Bronner, grandson of Dr. Emanuel Bronner and the heir to and CEO (“Cosmic Engagement Officer”) of Dr. Bronner’s Soap Company. He’s also an outspoken advocate for psychedelic medicines and visionary culture, and has used his wealth and influence in awesome ways to support the collective healing of American society. In this episode we discuss his advocacy and activism, and the life-changing experiences that brought him to his current understanding and role in helping bri ...

62 - David Krantz (Cannabis Nutrigenomics)

Mon Feb 26 2018 (01:06:51)

[NOTE: We had a publishing error last week and most subscribers missed Episode 61 with Jamaica Stevens on Crisis, Rebirth, and Transformation! Definitely worth going back to listen to this awesome chat.]David Krantz is a personal nutrition and genetics coach, sound therapy technician, and electronic music producer based in Asheville, NC.http://david-krantz.comSubscribe to this show:Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • SpotifyJoin our Facebook Discussion GroupThis week we chat about genetics–specificall ...

This week’s guest is the inspirational badass Jamaica Stevens, key organizer for the Reinhabiting the Village project and Lucid University, and this show’s first pregnant guest (at the time of recording). We dive immediately into the deep end of our half-finished collective birthing process and how to navigate the difficult transition we’re all going through…http://www.jamaicastevens.com/ http://reinhabitingthevillage.com/jamaica-stevens/https://www.facebook.com/LucidUniversity/We Discuss:• The ...

Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the sharpest and most insightful people I know, and an globally-recognized expert and pioneer in the emerging meta-discipline of integral theory and practice.   The former chair of John F. Kennedy...

Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the sharpest and most insightful people I know, and an globally-recognized expert and pioneer in the emerging meta-discipline of integral theory and practice.   The former chair of John F. Kennedy University’s Integral Studies department, co-author (with Michael Zimmerman) of Integral Ecology, co-founder (with Mark Forman) of the international Integral Theory Conference, and now in his post-academic life, head of MetaIntegral a training and consulting company speci ...

Part 1 - Civilization and its Discontents: Economies, Enemies, & Anomie

Radical documentarian, activist, and raconteur Charles Shaw joins Future Fossils Podcast this week for part one of an epic double (possibly triple) episode.   https://vimeo.com/nomadcinema   Subscribe to this show:   Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify Join our Facebook Discussion Group   We Discuss:   • The plight of the despised underclasses and the dark constellation of the Drug War, addiction, deportation, homelessness, and the prison industrial complex • The (largely broken) pro ...

This week’s guest is comedian Shane Mauss, whose psychedelic standup A Good Trip blew minds at over 100 tour stops last year, and whose documentary film Psychonautics takes us on Shane’s adventures in psychedelic therapies.  He also...

This week’s guest is comedian Shane Mauss, whose psychedelic standup A Good Trip blew minds at over 100 tour stops last year, and whose documentary film Psychonautics takes us on Shane’s adventures in psychedelic therapies.  He also hosts the Here We Are Podcast, where he interviews scientists of all stripes and mines their research for standup inspiration… Shane’s always been a rigorous thinker, a legitimate and respectable skeptic, which  made his inquiries into the weird realms of psychedelia ...

Occult Biology, Astral Ambiguity, & Good Thoughts About Evil

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Spotify Join the Facebook Discussion Group This week I’m lucky to sit with two extremely cool occultist philosophers: gay porn star Conner Habib & our mutual old friend, professional gambler turned journalist and record producer Mitch Mignano.   We have a conversation about how life is observed and understood by occult philosophies - how organisms are perceived in, as, of, and beyond spacetime; the human and inhuman forms of evil in a discarnate taxo ...

This week’s guest is Sophia Rokhlin, whom I met in Portugal at Boom Festival 2016, and who just finished her Master’s of Ecological Economics in Barcelona last fall. Sophia’s currently at work on a number of cool projects, including The...

This week’s guest is Sophia Rokhlin, whom I met in Portugal at Boom Festival 2016, and who just finished her Master’s of Ecological Economics in Barcelona last fall. Sophia’s currently at work on a number of cool projects, including The Environmental Justice Atlas – a database of environmental conflicts happening around the world. She’s also helping Daniel Pinchbeck write a book on ayahuasca and has worked at Kosmicare, a European psychedelic harm reduction project. http://ejatlas.org http: ...

We’re living through a mass extinction – which is also one of the most awesome opportunities for creativity the Earth has ever seen.  In this talk that I gave at Burning Man 2017’s Palenque Norte Speaker Series, I give a short tour of...

We’re living through a mass extinction – which is also one of the most awesome opportunities for creativity the Earth has ever seen.  In this talk that I gave at Burning Man 2017’s Palenque Norte Speaker Series, I give a short tour of Great Catastrophes of Natural History and show how each of them was also equally the advent of new life, intelligence, diversity, and richness.  Studying how crisis is the mother of invention, it’s my hope that this talk will inspire you to see our turbulent, chaot ...

Subscribe to this show: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Spotify Join the Facebook Discussion Group Support this show and get cool stuff   This week’s guest is futurist and mythographer Maya Zuckerman, member of IEEE and author of the young...

Subscribe to this show: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Spotify Join the Facebook Discussion Group Support this show and get cool stuff   This week’s guest is futurist and mythographer Maya Zuckerman, member of IEEE and author of the young adult science fiction series Em’s Theory.   https://www.mayazuckerman.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayazuckerman/   We Discuss:   • What it’s like to be a woman futurist in the Bay Area; • Futurism as a pastime of privilege; • Marginalized (th ...

Merry X-(is for Xenomorph)-mas, everyone!  This week – in a brazen display of anachronism – original Future Fossils cohost, electronic music producer, and sci fi aficionado Evan Snyder and I go deep on what we liked and disliked about...

Merry X-(is for Xenomorph)-mas, everyone!  This week – in a brazen display of anachronism – original Future Fossils cohost, electronic music producer, and sci fi aficionado Evan Snyder and I go deep on what we liked and disliked about Alien: Covenant, and speculate on how this film fits into the still-murky larger mythos of Ridley Scott’s expanded Alien universe. We get into atheist Scott’s weird fixation with the Bible; how the Alien films represent and handle philosophical questions about the ...

In a special episode so timely that I couldn’t wait a week to publish, I sit down with Jennifer Sodini (EvolveAndAscend.com) and Michael Phillip (Third Eye Drops Podcast) to cut through the technical jargon and discuss the economic, cultural, and...

In a special episode so timely that I couldn’t wait a week to publish, I sit down with Jennifer Sodini (EvolveAndAscend.com) and Michael Phillip (Third Eye Drops Podcast) to cut through the technical jargon and discuss the economic, cultural, and even spiritual implications of blockchain technology.  Everything we took for granted is about to change…beyond Bitcoin and quick riches, there’s a new planetary culture based on the scalability of trust.  This podcast explores what that means for you – ...

This week’s guest is Daniel Schmachtenberger of the Neurohacker Collective – one smart dude!  Must be the nootropics.  We have an awesome conversation about what it will take for us to thrive through our Age of Transition and into...

This week’s guest is Daniel Schmachtenberger of the Neurohacker Collective – one smart dude!  Must be the nootropics.  We have an awesome conversation about what it will take for us to thrive through our Age of Transition and into the emergent world that works for all, not just a few of us. His company: http://neurohacker.com His blog: http://civilizationemerging.com   Some Topics We Discuss: • How he got started in complex systems thinking while working in (and watching the failures of) wildli ...

Ayana Young didn’t even go camping until she was 25.  Now she lives in a cabin she built herself in the redwoods of Northern California and manages a 477-acre native species nursery wilderness rehabilitation project (as well as an amazing...

Ayana Young didn’t even go camping until she was 25.  Now she lives in a cabin she built herself in the redwoods of Northern California and manages a 477-acre native species nursery wilderness rehabilitation project (as well as an amazing podcast).  This week’s episode is a candid, personal discussion about how awakening to our participation in nature is the key to both our survival and our spiritual salvation… https://forthewild.world/ https://www.instagram.com/for.the.wild/   For The Wild is c ...

This week’s guest is visionary artist Jake Kobrin, whose digital paintings explore a gorgeous, dark, evocative terrain of non-ordinary human experience and twist religious iconography into a metamorphic form well-suited to our psychedelic modern...

This week’s guest is visionary artist Jake Kobrin, whose digital paintings explore a gorgeous, dark, evocative terrain of non-ordinary human experience and twist religious iconography into a metamorphic form well-suited to our psychedelic modern era. We discuss his painting “Black Madonna” and the return and healing of the repressed feminine – not just women, but the body, the psychological shadow, marginalized peoples, death, and transformation… We talk about Jake’s artistic intuition, nontradi ...

Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon   This week’s guest is my friend Lindsay Loftin, a professional mermaid who uses her...

Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon   This week’s guest is my friend Lindsay Loftin, a professional mermaid who uses her performances to raise awareness of marine conservation issues.  She also boasts 60 pushups in two minutes and the ability to transform phone-addicted schoolchildren into avid gardeners. https://www.facebook.com/mermaidsforcleanwater/   We Discuss: • How mermaid pe ...

In one of the most QUOTABLE episodes of Future Fossils yet, this week’s guest is Eliot Peper – a “novelist and strategist” writing fiction and consulting businesses about the social implications of disruptive technologies.  In addition to...

In one of the most QUOTABLE episodes of Future Fossils yet, this week’s guest is Eliot Peper – a “novelist and strategist” writing fiction and consulting businesses about the social implications of disruptive technologies.  In addition to writing a steady stream of sci-fi inflected techno-thrillers like True Blue and Cumulus, he’s an editor at Scout.AI (one of the cooler speculative fiction websites I’ve seen out there).   http://www.eliotpeper.com/ http://scout.ai/   We Discuss: • The power of ...

This week’s guest is master community builder, singer, and human spirit animal Magenta Ceiba of the Bloom Network.    Bloom Network: http://bloomnetwork.org   Magenta’s Personal Website: http://www.imaginationhealer.com/   We...

This week’s guest is master community builder, singer, and human spirit animal Magenta Ceiba of the Bloom Network.    Bloom Network: http://bloomnetwork.org   Magenta’s Personal Website: http://www.imaginationhealer.com/   We discuss:   - The adoption of regenerative culture practices; - Cultivating planetwide resiliency in an age of thousands of years of unprocessed grief and trauma; - Web native permaculture psychedelic anarchy; - Communicating across HUGE political gaps (esp. with family); - ...

This week’s guest is philosopher Kerri Welch, whose doctoral thesis from CIIS (and current book-in-progress) explore a fractal model of time.  If you have ever wondered about time, this episode is for you.  Instant classic.  ...

This week’s guest is philosopher Kerri Welch, whose doctoral thesis from CIIS (and current book-in-progress) explore a fractal model of time.  If you have ever wondered about time, this episode is for you.  Instant classic.   Kerri’s Academic Papers & Talks: https://ciis.academia.edu/KerriWelch   Kerri’s Blog: https://textureoftime.wordpress.com   We take a wild tour through the layers of the human brain and mind, examining the correlations between different brain waves and their correspondent s ...

This week’s guest is tattoo artist Christopher Sheehan, who regards his practice as a sacred act and tattoo as a kind of binding of time in the body. https://www.mountaintempletattoo.com/   We talk about: • how he became a tattoo artist and...

This week’s guest is tattoo artist Christopher Sheehan, who regards his practice as a sacred act and tattoo as a kind of binding of time in the body. https://www.mountaintempletattoo.com/   We talk about: • how he became a tattoo artist and came into “transformational tattooing” as a way of communicating with and programming the subconscious mind; • other ways we bind time into matter with earthworks art and pre-Columbian mounds; • the difference between choosing your own tattoos and the more tr ...

This week we continue the special two-part conversation with historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson.  Author of dozens of sweeping works of synthetic insight, Bill Thompson’s greatest work may not have been a book but a...

This week we continue the special two-part conversation with historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson.  Author of dozens of sweeping works of synthetic insight, Bill Thompson’s greatest work may not have been a book but a community:  The Lindisfarne Association, a post-academic “intellectual concert” for the “study and realization of a new planetary culture,” which anchored in various locations across the United States as a flesh-and-blood meta-industrial village for most of its ...

This week’s guest is one of my greatest inspirations:  the historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson.  Author of sweeping works of synthetic insight like At The Edge of History (a finalist for the National Book Award in...

This week’s guest is one of my greatest inspirations:  the historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson.  Author of sweeping works of synthetic insight like At The Edge of History (a finalist for the National Book Award in 1972), The American Replacement of Nature, and Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness, Bill Thompson’s greatest work may not have been a book but a community:  The Lindisfarne Association, a post-academic “intellectual concert” for ...

This week’s guest is the visionary painter Hannah Faith Yata, whose riotous, ecstatic work explores and celebrates natural biodiversity, and exalts the repressed feminine – the beautiful and the grotesque, death and life in vivid color all at...

This week’s guest is the visionary painter Hannah Faith Yata, whose riotous, ecstatic work explores and celebrates natural biodiversity, and exalts the repressed feminine – the beautiful and the grotesque, death and life in vivid color all at once.   We talk about her new show “Dancing in Delirium,” the role and life of wilderness in the Anthropocene – weather control and fear porn (eerily prescient, given recent events; this talk was recorded in July) – the feeling of living through a time of ...

This week’s guest is Andrew J. O’Keefe II – documentarian, archivist for Singularity University, devoted recordist of the emergent planetary culture, and a dear old friend I met back in the Dawn of Time when he was working as the personal...

This week’s guest is Andrew J. O’Keefe II – documentarian, archivist for Singularity University, devoted recordist of the emergent planetary culture, and a dear old friend I met back in the Dawn of Time when he was working as the personal assistant to Android Jones.   http://www.andrewjokeefe.com/ https://www.facebook.com/andrewjokeefe https://twitter.com/andrewjokeefe?lang=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjokeefe/ https://medium.com/@andrewjokeefe   We talk about the motivations for preserv ...

This week’s guest is Hunter Maats, host of the Mixed Mental Arts Podcast and co-author of The Straight-A Conspiracy.   We talk about the future of education and human collaboration – moving past a world of routine factory-worker...

This week’s guest is Hunter Maats, host of the Mixed Mental Arts Podcast and co-author of The Straight-A Conspiracy.   We talk about the future of education and human collaboration – moving past a world of routine factory-worker indoctrination and the “insane cargo cult” of the academic system, and into a new model for the transmission of knowledge that suits a truly planetary culture.   https://twitter.com/huntermaats https://medium.com/@huntermaats   The value of myth, ritual, and other deeply ...

This week’s guest is singer-songwriter and music therapist Marya Stark, whom I met at the Global Sound Conference in Los Angeles in 2008.  We discuss the future of the feminine, relationships, and reproduction – and laugh a lot.  ...

This week’s guest is singer-songwriter and music therapist Marya Stark, whom I met at the Global Sound Conference in Los Angeles in 2008.  We discuss the future of the feminine, relationships, and reproduction – and laugh a lot.   • Links http://marya-stark.com https://maryastark.bandcamp.com https://soundcloud.com/marya-stark https://www.facebook.com/maryastarkmusic   • Topics - Long Distance Relationships in the Internet Age - The Pre-Trans Fallacy & Getting Back to The Land - The Future of Se ...

“You were a paleontologist, originally.  I’ve always considered myself a ‘paisley-ontologist.’  A paleontologist will excavate the soil in search of fossils and a paisley-ontologist will excavate the present for fossilized...

“You were a paleontologist, originally.  I’ve always considered myself a ‘paisley-ontologist.’  A paleontologist will excavate the soil in search of fossils and a paisley-ontologist will excavate the present for fossilized perceptions.  So I’m always looking for these kind of nuggets, linguistic impressions or etymological traces that lead us from the present into this sort of timelessness, or this subconscious of words and symbols.  I look at the world as a sort of Rorschach Worship Workshop…” ...

Support Future Fossils on Patreon Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week is part 2 of our conversation with biohacking polyamorous geneticist and aspiring Australian...

Support Future Fossils on Patreon Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week is part 2 of our conversation with biohacking polyamorous geneticist and aspiring Australian politician Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow, founder of Sydney’s Biofoundry.  Get ready for a chat so crazy you’ll think it’s 1999…we spend about 20 minutes arguing about modern art, 20 minutes arguing about the Singularity, and 20 minutes arguing about what’ ...

Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week’s guest is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow, founder of Sydney’s Biofoundry whom I met at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s...

Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week’s guest is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow, founder of Sydney’s Biofoundry whom I met at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Innovation Lab in February.  Meow is a modern trickster-wizard par excellence, entirely too smart for his own good, and he loves to argue – this is one of the most wide-ranging talks on Future Fossils yet!  Enjoy part 1 of a special double feature that contin ...

Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon This week we talk about what the oldest fossils in the world have to teach us about life’s origins...

Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon This week we talk about what the oldest fossils in the world have to teach us about life’s origins and destiny with Tara Djokic of the University of New South Wales. Tara’s a geologist and astrobiologist whose team and work just appeared on the cover of Scientific American for changing our ideas about the beginning of our story…   http://www.p ...

This week's episode is brought to you by Visionary Magnets, the refrigerator poetry magnets that turn your boring old kitchen appliances into the substrate for woke invocations, tantric pillow talk, and other occult goofery. Support their...

This week's episode is brought to you by Visionary Magnets, the refrigerator poetry magnets that turn your boring old kitchen appliances into the substrate for woke invocations, tantric pillow talk, and other occult goofery. Support their Kickstarter and "enlighten your fridge" today! Or tomorrow.   Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunes Subscribe to Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group   This week is part one of a ...

Support Future Fossils on Patreon Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunes Subscribe to Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group   “I think we’re at a real crossroads. I’m an old guy, I may not live to see a...

Support Future Fossils on Patreon Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunes Subscribe to Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group   “I think we’re at a real crossroads. I’m an old guy, I may not live to see a whole lot more of the changes that are undoubtedly going to happen, but I would sure like to. I try to be an optimist. I’d like to hope that through education and science and clear thinking and good communication we come to sort of a passive understanding of th ...

“I would love to see a world where 100% of the people on this planet, and all the other beings, believe their life is WAY worth living.  Not just kinda okay,  even, but WAY worth living.” This week’s guest is Mitch Altman, a hacker...

“I would love to see a world where 100% of the people on this planet, and all the other beings, believe their life is WAY worth living.  Not just kinda okay,  even, but WAY worth living.” This week’s guest is Mitch Altman, a hacker and electronics scientist whose life is the stuff of legend (here's his Wikipedia entry). Founder of Cornfield Electronics (“We Make Useful Electronics for a Better World”), co-founder of Noisebridge (epic hackerspace in San Francisco), inventor of TV-B-Gone. This ep ...

New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already… This week our guest is Becca Tarnas, whom I caught up with at the 2017 MAPS...

New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already… This week our guest is Becca Tarnas, whom I caught up with at the 2017 MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland. Becca’s Website https://beccatarnas.com/about/ Archai Journal: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology http://www.archai.org/ “Everything breathes together.” - Plotinus We discussed: The imminent shift into an archetypal paradigm, in wh ...

29 - Sara Huntley (Raising Robots Right)

Wed Jun 07 2017 (01:05:35)

(New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already…) This week we chat with Sara Huntley – Dancer, Graphic Novelist, Tattoo Artist,...

(New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already…) This week we chat with Sara Huntley – Dancer, Graphic Novelist, Tattoo Artist, Clown, and Psychedelic Futurist.  Buckle Up! Sara’s Website: http://sarahuntley.weebly.com/ Sara on FB: https://www.facebook.com/huntley.sara A conversation on New Media & The Future of Storytelling, the Ethics of Digital Entities, and Treating Bots With Kindness.   >>> ...

(New essays , music , coloring book pages, and recorded talks coming soon for my supporters! Sign up on Patreon if you haven't already...) “You cannot change the present system. This thing is dying, it’s structurally unsustainable. And...

(New essays , music , coloring book pages, and recorded talks coming soon for my supporters! Sign up on Patreon if you haven't already...) “You cannot change the present system. This thing is dying, it’s structurally unsustainable. And so to try to somehow fix the present system is just a waste of time. Don’t waste your time on the present system. We have to start working on building the new world.” – John Petersen This week we welcome futurist John Petersen of The Arlington Institute into the d ...

This week I sit down with Rak Razam and Niles Heckman – psychonauts, journalists, provocateurs, and the film-makers responsible for Shamans of the Global Village. http://www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com/ In a conversation too full of awesome...

This week I sit down with Rak Razam and Niles Heckman – psychonauts, journalists, provocateurs, and the film-makers responsible for Shamans of the Global Village. http://www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com/ In a conversation too full of awesome neologisms, delightful turns of phrase, one-liners, and weird genius for me to convey it all, we talk about the role of creative media in helping usher in new modes of human consciousness – and what we’re learning those new modes might be.  We finally get i ...

Help crowd-sponsor Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon and score subscriber-only perks and exclusive extra content! This week we chat with science journalist Jessa Gamble, author of The Siesta and The Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time,...

Help crowd-sponsor Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon and score subscriber-only perks and exclusive extra content! This week we chat with science journalist Jessa Gamble, author of The Siesta and The Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time, about time in the body, circadian rhythms, lunar cycles, and the science of sleep. – Topics We Discuss: • Cultural dimensions of human communities at different latitudes; • Organic human rhythms versus high-frequency trading algorithm digital rhythms; • T ...

This week we're joined by Daniel Rozenberg aka DADARA for a thoughtful discussion about Art in Virtual Realities, Information Overload, and Flow States.   The creator of Exchangibition Bank, Like4Real, and the upcoming Solipmission...

This week we're joined by Daniel Rozenberg aka DADARA for a thoughtful discussion about Art in Virtual Realities, Information Overload, and Flow States.   The creator of Exchangibition Bank, Like4Real, and the upcoming Solipmission installation at Burning Man, as well as countless concert posters and album covers, DADARA has been one of my favorite artists for a while - in no small part because of how his works combine deep, challenging investigations with light-hearted play.   Click he ...

This week we chat with Daniel Zen, former Google engineer, technology instructor at zen.digital, NYC Regional Coordinator for Burning Man, coordinator for the Angular.js NYC Meetup, and general high-tech wizard.   https://zen.digital/...

This week we chat with Daniel Zen, former Google engineer, technology instructor at zen.digital, NYC Regional Coordinator for Burning Man, coordinator for the Angular.js NYC Meetup, and general high-tech wizard.   https://zen.digital/ https://twitter.com/danielzen https://medium.com/@danielzen https://github.com/danielzen   Some of the topics we discuss: • The curses – and blessings! – of runaway technological surveillance (and sousveillance, and coveillance…). • How adolescence and sexuality ha ...

We’re switching it up this week to present my recent talk on psychedelic futurism at the first weekly meeting of the Australian Psychedelic Society (Fitzroy Beer Garden, Melbourne, Victoria). The Chinese have a curse: “May you live in interesting...

We’re switching it up this week to present my recent talk on psychedelic futurism at the first weekly meeting of the Australian Psychedelic Society (Fitzroy Beer Garden, Melbourne, Victoria). The Chinese have a curse: “May you live in interesting times.” The Irish have a toast: “May you be alive at the end of the world” I’m more Irish than Chinese, and I know this because even though we’re living through total chaos these days, that means unprecedented opportunity for wonder, creativity, discove ...

This week’s guest is travel guide Simon Yugler – named one of Open World Magazine’s “Top 30 Adventurers Under 30,” Simon facilitates initiatory experiences as the leader of experiential education journeys for young adults....

This week’s guest is travel guide Simon Yugler – named one of Open World Magazine’s “Top 30 Adventurers Under 30,” Simon facilitates initiatory experiences as the leader of experiential education journeys for young adults. http://travel-alchemy.com Here’s Simon talking to UpliftConnect about the difference between “wanting to help” and “wanting to be of service”: https://youtu.be/JzIwXy4l4lY   - “What cultural exchange looks like from a place of transformation and healing.” - Decolonizing Festiv ...

This week’s guest is the artist, gallery owner, podcaster, web designer, and musician Aunia Kahn!  Among her many notable achievements, she curates Alexi Era Gallery in Oregon, hosted the Create & Inspire Podcast, and survived eleven years...

This week’s guest is the artist, gallery owner, podcaster, web designer, and musician Aunia Kahn!  Among her many notable achievements, she curates Alexi Era Gallery in Oregon, hosted the Create & Inspire Podcast, and survived eleven years housebound with disability to emerge more creative, passionate, and powerful than before. http://auniakahn.com http://alexieragallery.com In one of this podcast’s more rambling conversations, we discuss: - Internet & Cellphone Addiction (and the problem of “ga ...

This week, we spend some time with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, "Swiss-born British socialite," host of the Future Primitive Podcast, and author of Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary: My Psychedelic Love Story. Michael on Joanna’s 500+ Episode Podcast:...

This week, we spend some time with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, "Swiss-born British socialite," host of the Future Primitive Podcast, and author of Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary: My Psychedelic Love Story. Michael on Joanna’s 500+ Episode Podcast: http://www.futureprimitive.org/2016/11/the-crossroads-of-the-unexpected/ Check out her archives.  They’re amazing. "God IS A Sense of Humor" "Know That You're Everything" “To me, people are mushrooms.  My claim to fame was the fact that I found the ...

This week's guest is the delightful and insightful Susan Molnar! http://susanmolnar.com “Everything can be broken.  But also, everything can be built.  And sometimes, breaking it and then rebuilding it makes it even cooler.” Tech &...

This week's guest is the delightful and insightful Susan Molnar! http://susanmolnar.com “Everything can be broken.  But also, everything can be built.  And sometimes, breaking it and then rebuilding it makes it even cooler.” Tech & Maker Education for Children Google Policy Fellow for American Association for People with Disabilities Leukemia Survivor We Laugh A Lot (Where does my body end and somebody else’s product begin?) Programming Good Programmers The Problem & The Promise of Education “Th ...

This week's guest is the loquacious, thoughtful, and profound JF Martel, film-maker and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice and the three-part essay Reality is Analog, about the philosophical themes lurking behind Netflix's series...

This week's guest is the loquacious, thoughtful, and profound JF Martel, film-maker and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice and the three-part essay Reality is Analog, about the philosophical themes lurking behind Netflix's series Stranger Things. http://reclaimingart.com https://www.metapsychosis.com/reality-is-analog-philosophizing-with-stranger-things-part-one/ We discuss what can and cannot be captured and communicated digitally… The Primordial, Deep, Subrational Forms of Poetry ...

This week our guest is Tibet Sprague, former solar energy system manager and scholar-practitioner in search of sustainable alternatives to our unhealthy post-industrial communities. http://tibetsprague.com for all social links, writings, and project...

This week our guest is Tibet Sprague, former solar energy system manager and scholar-practitioner in search of sustainable alternatives to our unhealthy post-industrial communities. http://tibetsprague.com for all social links, writings, and project info We discuss: What it was like for Tibet growing up in a healthy community. The difference between communities online and in person. The possibility of a virtual nation, a modern silk road of digital nomads moving in between communities… …but the ...

De-Anthropomorphizing The Universe / Science & The Filter Bubble with Cory Allen, Audio Mastering Engineer & Mindfulness Trainer, Host of The Astral Hustle Podcast http://cory-allen.comhttp://releaseintonow.com “It’s just all...

De-Anthropomorphizing The Universe / Science & The Filter Bubble with Cory Allen, Audio Mastering Engineer & Mindfulness Trainer, Host of The Astral Hustle Podcast http://cory-allen.comhttp://releaseintonow.com “It’s just all what is.  And I accept every state of being as glorious.” Two dedicated truth-seekers and cosmos-abiders make a lot of dirty jokes and somehow manage to harmonize their angles on the practice of rigorous inquiry into the nature of reality and consciousness… We have a totall ...

This week, we take an hour to explore the frontiers of the human experience with Trevor Goodman of the Body Hacking Conference in Austin, Texas. https://bodyhackingcon.com/conference Here’s a bit about the conference from NPR: ...

This week, we take an hour to explore the frontiers of the human experience with Trevor Goodman of the Body Hacking Conference in Austin, Texas. https://bodyhackingcon.com/conference Here’s a bit about the conference from NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/03/10/468556420/body-hacking-movement-rises-ahead-of-moral-answers   • Cybernetics, prosthetics, nootropics, body modification, bionics… • The origins and history of “body hacking.” • Body modification as an answer/soluti ...

0014 Michael Phillip (Special Episode: Westworld Problems) With special guest, host of Third Eye Drops Podcast and fellow esoteric dork extraordinaire, Michael Phillip.  We go deep into the layers underneath the layers of HBO’s awesome new show...

0014 Michael Phillip (Special Episode: Westworld Problems) With special guest, host of Third Eye Drops Podcast and fellow esoteric dork extraordinaire, Michael Phillip.  We go deep into the layers underneath the layers of HBO’s awesome new show Westworld – its future angst and wonder, and what it can teach us about the value and meaning of human existence. SPOILER ALERT!  We get into details of the Season Finale, so don’t listen to this unless you’ve seen it. Seriously. The show is worth it, tho ...

This week’s episode features Dr. Rupert Till, aka Dr. Chill, who does actually hold the world’s first PhD in Electronic Music.  Dr. Chill also has a habit of reconstructing ancient acoustic spaces from caves and temples, then writing...

This week’s episode features Dr. Rupert Till, aka Dr. Chill, who does actually hold the world’s first PhD in Electronic Music.  Dr. Chill also has a habit of reconstructing ancient acoustic spaces from caves and temples, then writing electronic chill out music with 3D printed replicas of the world’s oldest instruments.  In other words, he’s a badass at the intersection of academic archeology and international dance festival culture.  A pretty great place to be. Dr. Chill’s Blog: https://rupertch ...

This week our guest is Mark Lee (Somnio8), an amazing artist.  One of my favorite visionary painters.  We spoke in the Museum of Visionary Art at Boom Festival about free energy devices, the creative culture of Bali, and the awesome...

This week our guest is Mark Lee (Somnio8), an amazing artist.  One of my favorite visionary painters.  We spoke in the Museum of Visionary Art at Boom Festival about free energy devices, the creative culture of Bali, and the awesome potentials of our collective future... http://somnio8.com is currently down so check out his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/somnio8/ A very soft spoken dude, too, so apologies in advance for the festival background noise. * Support Future Fossils Podcast on Patre ...

A special Boom Festival "Future Fossils on The Road" episode featuring some awesome people Michael met while playing and speaking at the amazing biennial psytrance festival in Portugal. Shaft Uddin is a Tantric Unicorn and Sacred Sexual Awakener (with...

A special Boom Festival "Future Fossils on The Road" episode featuring some awesome people Michael met while playing and speaking at the amazing biennial psytrance festival in Portugal. Shaft Uddin is a Tantric Unicorn and Sacred Sexual Awakener (with noisy arm bangles):  http://sacredsexualawakening.com * Support Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/michaelgarfield * We discuss: Shadow work, “turning into the swerve,” and going into darkness to claim the light.  Realizing that the mon ...

In this special double episode, we're joined by musician-wizards Anthony Thogmartin (Earth Cry, Papadosio) and David Krantz (Futexture, former Moog Synthesizers employee, and director of psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center) in which we all kind of...

In this special double episode, we're joined by musician-wizards Anthony Thogmartin (Earth Cry, Papadosio) and David Krantz (Futexture, former Moog Synthesizers employee, and director of psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center) in which we all kind of end up interviewing each other and have a conversation about the ordering and disordering of time, completely out of order (introductions halfway through the episode, et cetera). * Support Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/michaelgarfield * ...

9 - Ashley Dawson (Mass Extinction)

Fri Oct 07 2016 (58:30)

This week's guest, Ashley Dawson, is a Professor of English at the Graduate Center/City University of New York, and the author of Extinction: A Radical History (as well as an extensive list of publications on sociology, economics, and literature). His...

This week's guest, Ashley Dawson, is a Professor of English at the Graduate Center/City University of New York, and the author of Extinction: A Radical History (as well as an extensive list of publications on sociology, economics, and literature). His book's argument – that capitalism's innate drive to grow and consume is essentially incompatible with sustainability – makes Extinction something in between an ecological treatise written by a communist and an economic manifesto written by an ecolo ...

8 - Kingsley Dennis (New Monasticism)

Wed Sep 28 2016 (01:11:24)

“The battlefield has gone more and more internally, more into our minds.” - Kingsley Dennis http://kingsleydennis.com/ In this episode we hang out with Kingsley Dennis, prolific author and one of the most articulate voices in the emerging...

“The battlefield has gone more and more internally, more into our minds.” - Kingsley Dennis http://kingsleydennis.com/ In this episode we hang out with Kingsley Dennis, prolific author and one of the most articulate voices in the emerging global movement of “new monasticism.”  * Support Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/michaelgarfield * Kingsley joined us from his gorgeous home in Spain to talk about…well, almost everything: – Reimagining the planet as a living cell with the hel ...

7 - Shane Mauss (Psychedelic Comedy)

Tue Sep 06 2016 (01:09:15)

Featuring comedian Shane Mauss, to our knowledge the only person to have ever written feature length comedy routines about the evolutionary psychology of sex or about psychedelics. Shane is an amazingly humble dude, considering he interviews...

Featuring comedian Shane Mauss, to our knowledge the only person to have ever written feature length comedy routines about the evolutionary psychology of sex or about psychedelics. Shane is an amazingly humble dude, considering he interviews scientists for fun when he's not blowing people's minds and guts with his ballsy humor about the untouchably weird dimensions of human existence.  His podcast Here We Are is a veritable compendium of brilliant conversations that become the fuel for his smart ...

6 - Maraya Karena (A Different Perspective)

Mon Aug 29 2016 (01:04:04)

Featuring cyborg anthropologist and process worker Maraya Karena, whom Michael met in Peru once upon a time, and who can nimbly leap from talk of high technology to casual reflections on accessing visionary consciousness.  Maraya delivers us a...

Featuring cyborg anthropologist and process worker Maraya Karena, whom Michael met in Peru once upon a time, and who can nimbly leap from talk of high technology to casual reflections on accessing visionary consciousness.  Maraya delivers us a dose of much-appreciated lucid, grounded female sensibility to this hapless dorkfest... Follow up with by subscribing to Maraya's blog and YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/marayakarena  marayakarena.wordpress.com * Support Future Fossils Podcast on ...

5 - Mitch Schultz (The Spirit Molecule)

Tue Aug 09 2016 (57:36)

Featuring documentarian, psychonaut, and meta-media wizard Mitch Schultz, director/producer of the documentary "DMT: The Spirit Molecule" and founder of Mythaphi.  A more than usually enthusiastic group rap on the awesome potential of new...

Featuring documentarian, psychonaut, and meta-media wizard Mitch Schultz, director/producer of the documentary "DMT: The Spirit Molecule" and founder of Mythaphi.  A more than usually enthusiastic group rap on the awesome potential of new media to shift the global story and deliver us into a world of awesome collaborative potential... Evan and Michael met as performers at one of Mitch's events years ago (the DMT RMX party at South By Southwest 2012) so it's like a family reunion having this guy ...

On asteroid mining, the origins of life, growing up during the Apollo Program and the importance of unifying society under visions for Great Projects (see also: Project Hieroglyph), the magic of lipids, thinking fractal and the similarity between...

On asteroid mining, the origins of life, growing up during the Apollo Program and the importance of unifying society under visions for Great Projects (see also: Project Hieroglyph), the magic of lipids, thinking fractal and the similarity between chemical and technological cells, new genetic base pairs and the geological evidence of ancient oceans, pitching NASA and Elon Musk on a plan to protect Earth from asteroids and comets (and settle the best real estate in the solar system), the legacy of ...

3 - Tony Vigorito (Synchronicity)

Tue Jul 26 2016 (01:02:56)

In this week's episode, we interview our first guest, author Tony Vigorito, and go ape on thoughts about the nature of synchronicity – are we just making this stuff up?  Tony's work has been praised repeatedly and effusively by literary greats...

In this week's episode, we interview our first guest, author Tony Vigorito, and go ape on thoughts about the nature of synchronicity – are we just making this stuff up?  Tony's work has been praised repeatedly and effusively by literary greats like Tom Robbins, so even before you get through a single sentence of his florid, playful, genius, totally abundant and absurdly tasty prose you know you're dealing with a singular mind.  He's also taught sociology at universities in Austin and Northern Ca ...

2 - Cairos (Time as Feeling)

Sun May 22 2016 (41:30)

In this second "zero" episode, Evan and Michael plumb the mysteries of qualitative time – the mystery of "Cairos," the I Ching, and nonlinear temporal shenanigans – before plunging into later interview-based episodes. These days we often think of...

In this second "zero" episode, Evan and Michael plumb the mysteries of qualitative time – the mystery of "Cairos," the I Ching, and nonlinear temporal shenanigans – before plunging into later interview-based episodes. These days we often think of time as only something that is counted.  But other cultures, like the ancient Greek and Chinese, knew that time is also something that is FELT.  What do we learn by seeing time as not just quantity, but quality?  Is there a texture to reality that peop ...

1 - Chronos (Time as Geometry)

Sat May 21 2016 (58:30)

The very first "zero" episode of Future Fossils, in which co-hosts Michael Garfield and Evan Snyder set the tone for our new podcast by attempting foolishly to map time's hyperspatial landscape. We wind up absorbed by black holes, puns, and other...

The very first "zero" episode of Future Fossils, in which co-hosts Michael Garfield and Evan Snyder set the tone for our new podcast by attempting foolishly to map time's hyperspatial landscape. We wind up absorbed by black holes, puns, and other singularities.  What happens when we use the metaphor of geometry and geography to explore time?  Does time have a shape – and if so, can we reconcile the perspectives of various cultures who claim time is different shapes?  The arrow, circle, and heli ...