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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!

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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

Update Episode: Milestones and Upcoming Events

10/20/2023
In this brief update episode, Max and Daniel take a break from their usual guest format to share some exciting announcements and milestones. In this update episode, we discuss: Cryosphere's Growth Upcoming AMASaturday, October 28th at 1PM CDT (UTC-5)Click here r/cryonics Subreddit Revampcryonics subreddit Cryonics Conference Teaser Next Episode PreviewClick here for the YouTube video version of this episode.

Duration:00:06:03

James Arrowood - New Leadership and New Directions at Alcor

8/11/2023
In this episode, Max and Daniel are joined by James Arrowood, Alcor's new CO-CEO. Our wide-ranging conversation delves into James's approach to leadership, his views on Alcor as a business and several of his upcoming strategic initiatives. In this captivating conversation, we explore: As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode. For tickets to the upcoming strategic meeting in Estes Park, CO, check out this eventbrite page here. The event will be taking place at well known the Stanley Hotel, so be sure to call them for a special member discount on a room for the event. You can also find the Cryonics Underground Podcast and host Max Marty on Twitter.

Duration:02:51:28

Michael Benjamin - Intriguing Outcomes of Alcor's Meta-Analysis

6/13/2023
In this episode, Max and Daniel sit down with Michael Benjamin to discuss his meta-analysis of Alcor's case history. He is working on a comprehensive meta-analysis of all Alcor patient cases, an endeavor whose goal is to develop, experimentally validate, and refine a quantitative cryopreservation evaluation methodology. Michael brings with him 20 years of experience in physics, engineering and mathematics having worked at places such as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Brookhaven National Labs and Lockheed Martin. Topics include: As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. Click here to check out our YouTube video version of the episode. Link to Biostasis Technologies and Michael and Aschwin de Wolf's S-Mix Paper

Duration:01:55:03

Aubrey de Grey - Bridging the Gap between Cryonics and Life Extension

4/12/2023
In this episode, Max and Daniel sit down with the renowned Aubrey de Grey to discuss the connection between life extension and cryonics. They cover a wide range of topics, diving into the latest breakthroughs and obstacles in both fields. In this captivating conversation, they explore: As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode. Check out the brand new: Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation Follow Aubrey de Grey on Twitter. You can also find the Cryonics Underground Podcast and host Max Marty on Twitter too.

Duration:02:12:59

Rebecca Ziegler - Tomorrow Bio Sets Sail for the New World

3/1/2023
In this episode we’re speaking with Rebecca Ziegler - Product Manager at Tomorrow Bio, a member of the Berlin Standby Team, and the newest moderator on the Cryosphere. You can also check out our video version on YouTube. As can find Max and Daniel and Rebecca over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. And you can find out more about Tomorrow Bio at tomorrow.bio

Duration:02:24:46

Max Marty - The Cryonics Survey of 2022

11/29/2022
In this special episode, Max Marty is speaking with return guest host Nikki Olson about the launch of the great Cryonics Survey of 2022. The Cryonics Survey is a large comprehensive survey of Cryonicists, the Cryocurious, and Cryocrastinators; intended to improve our understanding of the people most interested in this audacious endeavor. ---> Please take the survey at http://bit.ly/cryosurvey2022 ! <--- In this episode we discuss: You can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here. As always, you can find Max and Nikki over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. (but take the survey first)!

Duration:00:30:03

Kai Micah Mills - Why Pet Cryonics Matters

8/25/2022
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Kai Micah Mills. Kai is the Founder of Cryopets, the first company focused on pet cryopreservation. Before founding Cryopets, Kai founded and ran several entrepreneurial ventures the tech space. In this episode we discuss: tech treeYou can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here. As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. - Find out more about Cryopets at Cryopets.com If you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast.

Duration:03:15:34

Carrie Radomski - Reshaping Cryonics in Canada

7/21/2022
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Carrie Radomski, President & Board Member of the Lifespan Society of British Columbia. Carrie is a geoscientist, writer, artist, crypto enthusiast, gold explorer (yes, the kind that goes looking for gold in the Yukon), and much more. In this episode we discuss: You can also check out our new YouTube version of the episode! As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. Links: https://www.lifespansociety.com/ If you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast.

Duration:01:59:48

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 channel and force them to look at our faces for an extended period of time. And also talk with us. If you prefer a visual medium, we suggest you watch the funnier and more animated YouTube version, here. Lastly, don't forget to check out The Cryosphere community on Discord!

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 books and papers including the Age of Em, The Elephant in the Brain, and most recently a paper on what he calls "Grabby Aliens" a followup to his earlier line of inquiry around the fermi paradox and the possible great filter in front of us. He's also published on the subject of Cryonics for over a decade, much of which can be found on his popular blog, Overcoming Bias. You can find both Max and Nikki over at the Cryosphere Discord server or email the pod at cryonicsunderground [at] G mail .com @makesmarty @robinhanson

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 Safeway Corporate Pharmacy. Having experience in healthcare technology, products, and services, and managing a couple billion in revenue. He is a named inventor on more than 40 non-public patent applications. In this episode we discuss: As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. Links: - Alcor's New Business Model PDF - Special Issue of Cryonics Magazine for Alcor’s 50th Anniversary The Cryonics Underground podcast Is hiring! We're looking for a great audio engineer. Details here.

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 here. Links: https://www.alcor.org/docs/CryostasisRevivalV2.11.pdfhttp://www.merkle.com/Nanofactory ExampleNanotechnology & Cryonics - Preserving ourselves for the futureThe Scale of the Universe

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 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: https://benbest.com/ P.S. We are looking for a good podcast audio engineer. More info at https://bit.ly/3nqK6QW

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 always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also find Lisa here and get in touch directly with any questions you may have for her.

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 subjects. In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese languages. Mr. Stolyarov is the current chairman of the US Transhumanist Party and Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, established in August 2015. In today's episode 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 email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) search company. [Note, there are two small audio glitches at 25:00 to 26:00.]

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 them as your smile.amazon.com recipient. This donates money to the Cryoprize every time you shop on amazon without costing you anything extra. 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 email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) search company. Links: https://www.cryoprize.com/

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 email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.

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 attitudes towards death predict interest in cryo-preservation -The misconceptions we have of the public's opinion 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 provided by everyone's favorite search company. Show Links: 1. Summary of EBF Survey 2. Full Published EBF Survey 3. Less Wrong Survey 4. YouGov Burials Survey (2018) 5. Survey of Cryonics Community

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 Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.

Duration:02:17:23