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A podcast for the future archeologists digging through our digital remains. Explore our totally weird moment in the universe through conversations of the unconventional, bizarre, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind...an auditory psychedelic to get you prepared for living in a wilder future than we can imagine. Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy with Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder, and a growing list of awesome guests... Join our discussion: http://facebook.com/groups/futurefossils Support our podcast: http://patreon.com/michaelgarfield

A podcast for the future archeologists digging through our digital remains. Explore our totally weird moment in the universe through conversations of the unconventional, bizarre, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind...an auditory psychedelic to get you prepared for living in a wilder future than we can imagine. Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy with Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder, and a growing list of awesome guests... Join our discussion: http://facebook.com/groups/futurefossils Support our podcast: http://patreon.com/michaelgarfield
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A podcast for the future archeologists digging through our digital remains. Explore our totally weird moment in the universe through conversations of the unconventional, bizarre, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind...an auditory psychedelic to get you prepared for living in a wilder future than we can imagine. Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy with Michael Garfield, Evan Snyder, and a growing list of awesome guests... Join our discussion: http://facebook.com/groups/futurefossils Support our podcast: http://patreon.com/michaelgarfield

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Episodes

74 - Terry Patten (A New Republic of the Heart)

5/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:15:57

73 - Patricia Gray on BioMusic, The New Science of Our Musical Brains & BiosphereEpisode 0073: Patricia Gray on BioMusic, The New Science of Our Musical Brains & Biosphere

5/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:37:21

72 - Ira Pastor (Nervous Tissue Reanimation & The Future of Curative Biotech)

5/12/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:57

NEW PODCAST TRAILER - American Innovations with Steven B. Johnson

5/11/2018
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Hey everyone, I’m running an experiment this week and opening the feed to someone else’s content for a few minutes – because Steven B Johnson, one of my favorite science historians, has a new podcast, American Innovations, and THEY reached out to ME to ask if Future Fossils would be up for sharing a clip from their first episode. It’s a cool one, taking us back to the 19th Century and a Swiss hospital laboratory, the scene of the discovery of DNA – or, at the time, “nuclein” (which my...

Duration:00:10:05

71 - JF Martel (On Sequels & Simulacra, Blade Runner 2049 & Stranger Things 2)

5/4/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • iHeart Radio Join our Facebook Discussion Group This 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...

Duration:01:08:39

70 - Steve Brusatte on The Golden Age of Dino-Science!

4/27/2018
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“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 Beyond being a totally awesome – and more importantly, FRESH – take on the Mesozoic Era that weaves vital updates from the...

Duration:01:16:29

69 - Tim Freke (The Evolution of the Imagination)

4/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:10

68 - Charles Shaw (Soul in the Heart of Darkness)

4/11/2018
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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...

Duration:02:34:18

67 - Douglas Rushkoff & Michael Phillip (Playing For Team Human)

4/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:47

66 - John Danaher (Robot Sex & AI Love)

3/28/2018
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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-sex http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com http://thefutureofsex.net Chances are...

Duration:01:17:15

65 - John David Ebert (Hypermodernity & Blade Runner 2049)

3/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:35

64 - Barry Vacker (Our Destiny in Space & Sci Fi's Failures of Imagination)

3/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:05:11

63 - David Bronner (Psychedelics, Activism, & Social Trans-foam-ation)

3/3/2018
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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...

Duration:01:10:41

62 - David Krantz (Cannabis Nutrigenomics)

2/26/2018
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[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.com Subscribe to this show: Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify Join our Facebook Discussion Group This week we chat...

Duration:01:06:50

61 - Jamaica Stevens (On Crisis, Rebirth, Transformation)

2/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:22:44

60 - Sean Esbjörn-Hargens Goes Meta on Everything: Integral Ecology & Impact

2/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:35

60 - Sean Esbjörn-Hargens Goes Meta on Everything: Integral Ecology & Impact

2/10/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:35

59 - Charles Shaw (Trauma, Addiction, and Healing)

2/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:41:03

58 - Shane Mauss (Psychonautic Adventures at the Edge of Genius & Madness)

1/31/2018
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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...

Duration:01:30:56

57 - Conner Habib & Mitch Mignano (Occult Biology)

1/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:10:51

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