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Slow Meadow: Ram Dass Rework, Gurus and Gear (#82)

The Houston multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd, who writes pastoral, deeply felt compositions as Slow Meadow. Despite initially having minor recognition outside Houston — where glacial, melancholic, piano-centered sound experiments aren’t the city’s chief concern — Kidd’s 2015 debut was still eagerly received by critics like Echoes’ John Diliberto, who elevated Slow Meadow on the same storied Public Radio International show that’s featured Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, John Cage, and other lions...


My China Tour Story (#81)

East Forest joins Radha to recount his recent tour to China -- they traveled there to perform outside Shanghai for the At One International Festival. Listen in for stories, insights, and high weirdness abounds! http://eastforest.org/podcast marisaweppner.com


Peter Broderick - mushrooms, foraging, and working with everyone (#80)

Peter Broderick is a prolific, genre-defying American musician, composer, and producer. He is known internationally for a diverse range of solo projects, collaborations, and compositions for cinema and dance. A gifted multi-instrumentalist who is equally versed in a wide range of styles, Broderick's extensive discography -- on a range of labels including Bella Union, Erased Tapes, Staalplaat, and Beacon Sound -- is appended by a massive list of credits that reads like a who's who of 21st...


Michael Muller - Balmorhea and new solo album Lower River (#79)

When Rob Lowe and Michael Muller founded Balmorhea in 2006, their goals and expectations were modest, as they created music to share with friends and family, and slowly developed a following in their hometown of Austin and beyond. They couldn't have anticipated that their music would take them on multiple tours of the US and Europe, and even to Asia. Nor did they expect the praise their work would receive from such well-respected publications as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and...


Martijn Schirp - Psilocybin Retreats at Synthesis, Trailblazing a New Psychedelic Future (#78)

Synthesis offers legal, medically supervised, and scientific based psychedelic retreats in Amsterdam. They make the psychedelic experience accessible for curious individuals who want to utilize moderate-to-high doses of psilocybin truffles to catalyze creative breakthroughs, explore consciousness, find meaning, improve confidence, and search for a mystical experience. Martijn is the Co-Founder of Synthesis as well as HighExistence and Apotheosis; he has a background in interdisciplinary...


Laraaji: Sound, Laughter, and the Vertical Now (#77)

Hailed as one of the forefathers of both ambient electronic and new age music, Laraaji is best known for his 1980 collaboration with Brian Eno, "Ambient 3: Day of Radiance." Born in 1943 as Edward Larry Gordon, Laraaji attended Howard University in Washington D.C. on a scholarship to study composition and piano. He later spent time in New York persuing a career as a stand-up comedian and actor. In the seventies, Laraaji began his lifelong study of Eastern Mysticism, was initiated as a...


Cody Wiggs - Transcendence, Somatic Listening, and My Ketamine Story (#76)

In 2014 Cody watched as his father and close friend were swept over a 100ft avalanche; his own life still in balance on the precipice of that cliff. While they all survived, the impact of the event left a wound on Cody's psyche that the tools of traditional psychotherapy he had been trained in were inadequate to heal. Determined to find a way back to himself, he set out on a journey. From ancient ceremonies in the jungles of Peru, rites of passage in the remote islands of British Columbia,...


The Rational Irrationalist - A Meditation (#75)

Enjoy this guided meditation that takes you through a thought experiment of the perfection of our path, and the merging of the divide between material rationalism and divinity. eastforest.org/podcast


Dr. Bruce Damer - Origins of Life, Space, and the Numinous (#74)

Dr. Bruce Damer is a liminal traveler of many realms, some magic, others mundane. His work focuses on the origin of life on Earth and finding a pathway for us, a remarkably rare form of complex life, a sustainable path forward into the cosmos. He also places matters of healing and coming from the heart at the heart of his work and life. His Ancient Oaks property hosts transformative retreats and the center called Wyldflower which enable and empower deeper understandings of self and the...


Live at the Fall East Forest "Spirit Dive" Retreat 2019 (#73)

Recorded live at the East Forest "Spirit Dive" Fall Retreat in Southern Utah. Recorded in the Psiloon with live East Forest music, plus discussion with the retreat participants and moderated by Marisa Radha Weppner. The East Forest retreat is a chance to dive into the inner space through a mixture of wilderness, music, yoga, dance, co-creative music, meditation, organic food, and technology detoxification. Join us at eastforest.org. ***Download/Post/Share this Ram Dass Grammy image:...


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Art Of Listening (#72)

Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. Combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impact on modern music is distinct and significant. Informed by her experimentation and the unique sounds of the Buchla 100 synthesizer, Kaitlyn's music has put her on the path to global recognition. This upward trajectory...


The Story Of "10 Laws" (#71)

In this episode East Forest tells the story of how his eponymous song, "10 Laws" came to be. "10 Laws" features the voice of VCJ, a mystic and friend who spoke his hunter gatherers code of ten which became the sample for "10 Laws" - the first East Forest song and most popular East Forest track to date. From VCJ, "I have not paid much attention to the praise or criticism by the public, about my work over the years, but I am very grateful to the nation which has granted me such freedom of...


Michael Meade - Growth through Myth, Imagination and Story (#70)

Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and...


Christopher Shinn - Playwright, Future Echos, and Transformation (#69)

Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives in New York. His plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting (2005), was a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2008), was shortlisted for...


A Meditation For Sleepless Nights (#68)

Here is a 20 min guided meditation to take you through those moments when your mind is racing and you just can't sleep - for when you're feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of it all and need to step back and see the bigger picture. East Forest music in the background, East Forest guiding in the foreground. eastforest.org


Poranguí - Sundance, Ceremony, and Truth (#67)

Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being. As...


East Forest on Love Service Wisdom (#66)

An interview with East Forest from the Love Service Wisdom podcast. For the past 25 years, Marisa Radha Weppner has been exploring what it means to be human, what is the nature of reality and how we can know our true selves. The Love, Service, Wisdom podcast is a collection of collaborative content with thought leaders and spiritual teachers from diverse backgrounds plus Marisa Radha's personal musing, all designed to dig into the deeper aspects of truly feeling what it means to be alive...


Mike Dannheim - Sensie: Muscle Testing (#65)

The human body is an ongoing expression of its well-being or it’s lack of. This can be seen in everything, from how you move to how you speak, people around you normally pick up on it, while you may be unaware yourself. Sensie, with the use of your phone and the sensors will pick up on the overall harmony or disharmony of your movements and provide a signal. Sensie detects a neuromuscular signal that represents the stress response from the body. By applying research from the fields of...


Erik Davis - Technology, Practice, and the Weird (#64)

Erik Davis is an author, scholar and connoisseur of the weird. He’s spent over 20 years exploring fringe movements, occult covens and liminal cyberspaces, finding some time in between to become one of the world’s leading authorities on West Coast American counter-culture, writing about everything from California’s alternative spiritual groups to Burning Man. Davis was born during the Summer of Love within a stone’s throw of San Francisco. He grew up in North County, Southern California, and...


The Story of Recording Ram Dass (#63)

Hear the story of what it was like sitting in the room with Ram Dass and the process of recording Ram Dass in his study in Maui. Radha and East Forest join in conversation to go through the highlights and details of their time in Maui with Ram Dass. This was recorded right after to returning the mainland so it was all fresh in their heads. They explore the story of how it all came to be, how they were named, what it was like to meet and start working with Ram Dass, swimming with a shark, and...