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The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get ready to travel on this remarkable journey with us. And remember, it could literally save your life!

The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get ready to travel on this remarkable journey with us. And remember, it could literally save your life!

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United States

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The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get ready to travel on this remarkable journey with us. And remember, it could literally save your life!

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonus Episode: The Cryosphere Roundtable

6/18/2022
To celebrate coming back from our short hiatus, today we bring you our first bonus episode! This is the audio version of the new cryonics YouTube series: The Cryosphere Roundtable. The question we discuss today is: What books should every cryonicist read? The inaugural episode of a regularly occurring discussion amongst the mods of the The Cryosphere Discord channel. Every month we'll be discussing a different cryonics topic. Occasionally, we'll grab some unwitting members from the...

Duration:01:09:31

Robin Hanson - Conformity & Cryonics (+ Guest Host Nikki Olson)

4/14/2022
On this episode of the podcast, Max is joined by special guest host and previous guest, Nikki Olson. For the first time, we're are also publishing the video of our full conversation over on Youtube! You can find it at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acp6tBSJgE4 Today, Max and Nikki are speaking with long time Cryonicist Robin Hanson. Robin is an associate professor of Economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute. He's published several...

Duration:01:21:00

Patrick Harris - Leading Alcor's Evolution

2/23/2022
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Patrick Harris, the CEO and President of Alcor. Patrick is speaking with us today on several major new initiatives he's been working on over the past several months. We'll be doing both a reveal of Patrick's new initiatives along with a deep dive into the thinking and goals behind them. Before his role at Alcor, Patrick was a healthcare executive, innovator, and business strategist with experience in the healthcare industry including McKesson and...

Duration:02:47:19

Ralph Merkle - On Nanotech & Manipulating the Microcosmos

2/8/2022
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with the venerable Ralph Merkle. Among his numerous achievements Ralph is the leading expert on nanotechnology, the inventor of cryptographic hashing and the co-inventor of public key cryptography. He is currently a board member at Alcor. In today's episode we discuss: Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.The Cryonics Underground podcast Is hiring! We're looking for a great audio engineer. Details...

Duration:02:11:46

Ben Best - Legendary Cryonics Polymath

1/12/2022
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with the legendary Ben Best. Among the numerous cryonics and life extension groups he has been associated with over the years, Ben is most known for being the former president of the Cryonics Institute from 2003 to 2012. He is a senior member of a cryonics Teens and Twenties group, and he’s currently the director of research and oversight at the biomedical research & longevity society, formerly known as the Life Extension Foundation. In today's episode...

Duration:01:31:00

Lisa Harris - Trusting in Trusts

11/18/2021
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Lisa Harris. Lisa is an Alcor member and an advisor to the board of directors. She is also on Alcor's legal and regulatory committee as well as the research and development committee. Lisa has a background as an attorney, and currently works in healthcare research technology. In today's conversation we discuss: Trusts and their usefulness to Cryoncists + Lisa and Patrick Harris's own efforts in this space! Trust us... you don't wanna miss it! As...

Duration:02:32:30

Eric Vogt - The ICEman Cometh

10/27/2021
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Eric Vogt. Eric is a veteran paramedic, a pilot and one of the two co-founders of I.C.E. - International Cryomedicine Experts. I.C.E is a highly experienced standby, stabilization and transportation company. In today's conversation we discuss: And much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. Links for I.C.E : www.cryomedics.org

Duration:02:28:13

Gennady Stolyarov II - Transhumanism, a Philosophy for the Future

9/28/2021
Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) became the second Chairman in the history of the Transhumanist Party in November 2016. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary, independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction novelist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, politics, philosophy, and related...

Duration:03:00:33

Joseph Kowalsky - on Faith and Cryonics

8/19/2021
Joseph Kowalsky is a long-time Cryonicist and Officer at the Cryonics’s Institute’s leadership team. Joseph is also a financial consultant and has spoken publicly on behalf of Cryonics at various events in the past. Joseph is leading the fight to promote organ cryopreservation via the Cryo-prize. In this episode we discuss: And much more... You can find more on the Cryoprize at www.facebook.com/cryoprize and you can easily donate to them every time you buy something on amazon by selecting...

Duration:01:49:18

Nikki Olson - On Life Monitoring Devices

7/23/2021
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Nikki Olson. Nikki is a writer and researcher in the field of futurism and trans-humanist topics and she is currently working as a software engineer. She is one of the worlds top experts in the field of life monitoring as it pertains to Cryonics. In today's conversation we discuss: And much more... As always, you can find us over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by...

Duration:02:02:27

Chris Gillett- Surveying Public Sentiment

6/17/2021
In this episode we speak with Chris Gillett. Chris worked alongside Emil Kendziorra from EBF and Tomorrow Biostasis to conduct a survey of the public's sentiments towards Cryonics. In this episode we will cover the surprising results of this survey including: -How the public's perceives of Cryonics and Biostasis -The unexpected positivity and attitude of the general public -Perceptions on the financial cost of cryo-preservation -Gender and age differences in relation to Cryonics -How...

Duration:02:01:20

Peter Tsolakides - Cryonics in the Land Down Under

4/29/2021
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Peter Tsolakides. Peter is the founder, director and chairman of Southern Cryonics- the first and only Cryonics organization in Australia. In the past, Peter held senior management roles in a major international oil company and has over 30 years experience in the fields of marketing, strategic planning, and project development and implementation. In today's wide ranging conversation we discuss: As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the...

Duration:02:17:23

Aaron Drake - Lessons from the Frontlines and Far East

3/26/2021
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Aaron Drake. Aaron is the Director of Research and Chief Specialist at the Yinfeng Institute for Biological Sciences, based in Shandong, China. He previously worked as a Senior Medical Response Consultant for Alcor and also serves as the Managing Director for Arizona Medical Sciences. He was recently featured in the Netflix Documentary: Hope Frozen. In today’s wide ranging conversation we discuss: As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the...

Duration:02:06:25

Emil Kendziorra - The Pragmatic Cryonicist (Part 2)

3/18/2021
This is our second episode with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part two of a two part episode with Emil. In this second part we cover: As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service...

Duration:01:26:40

Emil Kendziorra - Building Cryonics in Europe (Part 1)

3/11/2021
In this episode we speak with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part one of a two part episode with Emil. In this first part we cover: Sentiments towards biostasisAs always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground...

Duration:01:06:41

Dennis Kowalski - (Part Two) -- Next of Kin

3/5/2021
Daniel and I have finally managed to dig ourselves out of the great Texan freeze of 2021 to bring you part two of our two-part episode with Cryonics Institute president Dennis Kowalski. In this part we cover: Cryonics Institute check-in appPlease note: Like the first part of our interview with Kowalski, the audio in this episode is a bit rough (though better than part one). But also as before, we worked hard to minimize these issues so we could bring you Kowalski's wisdom, and hope you...

Duration:00:56:31

Dennis Kowalski (Part One) - Plan or Perish

2/11/2021
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Dennis Kowalski of the Cryonics Institute. Kowalski is the current President of the Cryonics Institute, a Fire Fighter, and a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic. This is part one of a two-part conversation. This part covers the following and more: Please note: The audio in this episode is a bit rough in a few patches. But we worked hard to minimize these issues so we could bring you Kowalski's wisdom, and hope you find this discussion on the...

Duration:00:56:17

Max More - Advocating for More Life

2/3/2021
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Dr. Max More. More is the Ambassador and President Emeritus of Alcor and is well known for his public media interviews, his excellent essays on the Cryonics industry, and his philosophical writings. In today’s podcast, More and the gang speak about: We cover all these topics and more (!) in this exciting discussion with a titan of the community. As always, you can find us over on the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord...

Duration:01:18:39

An Introduction to Cryonics

1/23/2021
Welcome to The Cryonics Underground Podcast! This episode is a short introduction to Cryonics where we answer the big questions: You can reach us at cryonicsunderground@gmail.com, or come say hello to us at the Cryonics Underground channel in the Cryosphere cryonics community Discord server. For a great written introduction to Cryonics, check out Tim Urban's Wait but Why article on Cryonics. Lesswrong also has a great series of articles on Cryonics that we recommend. See you all next...

Duration:00:12:23

Rudi Hoffman - Life Insurance Rockstar

1/23/2021
In this episode, Max & Daniel speak with Rudi Hoffman. Hoffman is well known in the Cryonics community as a speaker, writer, and purveyor of Cryonics life insurance and other related financial services. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into: smart moneyreal moneyIf you’d like to get in touch with us you can find us over on the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. Show...

Duration:02:20:38