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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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English

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+1 512 773 3896


Episodes

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 company...

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

56 - Sophia Rokhlin (Anarchy, Ecology, Economy, and Shamanism)

1/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:30:03

55 - "Creativity & Catastrophe" (Talk at Palenque Norte, Burning Man 2017)

1/9/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:00:29

54 - Maya Zuckerman (Feminine Futurism & Techno-Religion vs. Introspective Technology)

1/4/2018
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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; •...

Duration:01:15:50

53 - A Very Xeno Christmas! with Evan "Skytree" Snyder

12/25/2017
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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...

Duration:01:46:11

0052 - Blockchain & The Evolution of Consciousness with Michael Phillip & Jennifer Sodini

12/16/2017
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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...

Duration:01:04:33

51 - Daniel Schmachtenberger (Designing A Win-Win World for Everyone)

12/11/2017
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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...

Duration:01:03:47

50 - Ayana Young (Ecological Activism & Living For The Wild)

12/5/2017
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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...

Duration:01:34:26

49 - Jake Kobrin (Sex, Death, & The Return of the Black Madonna)

11/24/2017
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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,...

Duration:00:58:47

48 - Lindsay Loftin (Mermaids For Clean Water)

11/18/2017
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Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunes Subscribe to Future Fossils on Stitcher Join 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: •...

Duration:01:25:27

Eliot Peper (The Weird Turn Pro: Sci-Fi & Scenario Planning)

11/6/2017
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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...

Duration:01:06:59

Magenta Ceiba (Bloom Network's Anarcho-Permaculture Future)

10/25/2017
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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....

Duration:01:03:45

Kerri Welch (Fractal Synchronicity & The Future of Time)

10/13/2017
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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...

Duration:01:56:23

44 - Christopher Sheehan (Time Bound in the Body: Transformational Tattoo)

10/6/2017
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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...

Duration:01:10:53

William Irwin Thompson, Part 2 (Thinking Together at the Edge of History)

9/29/2017
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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...

Duration:00:59:14

William Irwin Thompson, Part 1 (Thinking Together at the Edge of History)

9/25/2017
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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...

Duration:01:07:05

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