Interviews, outerviews and wonder-mongering for sentient, sapiens. Each week, Michael Phillip melds minds with enlightening artists, authors, thinkers, spiritual teachers and creatives in an attempt to unravel the human condition's most compelling questions.
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Nov 2, 2016

Noah Lampert is the man behind the Mindpod podcast network and the Synchronicity podcast.  

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Oct 26, 2016

Sound researcher, musician and world-traveling gnostic-adventurer, Alexandre Tannous returns for another mind meld!

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Oct 18, 2016

Cory Allen is a sound-smith, a meditation instructor and the host of the Astral Hustle podcast. Cory has taught thousands the practice of meditation through his guided workshops and delivers lectures on mindfulness and the expansion of consciousness. 

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Oct 12, 2016

Daniele Bolelli is an writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He is the author of several books including Create Your Own Religion and Not Afraid.

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Oct 5, 2016

Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe.

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Sep 27, 2016

If you could transmit a single piece of knowledge or information back in time to your younger self, what would it be? 

We asked five of our favorite guests.

Sep 20, 2016

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Dr. Bruce Damer is a multidisciplinary researcher at UC Santa Cruz focused on origin of life theory, a speaker, performer and host of the Levity Zone podcast.

Michael Garfield is an artist, musician, speaker and co-host of the Future Fossils podcast.



Sep 13, 2016

Knowledge-seeking comedian, podcaster and consciousness explorer, Shane Mauss returns!

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Aug 29, 2016

Claire Hoffman is a an author and Journalist with work published in Rolling Stone, The New York Times and GQ. Her book, Greetings From Utopia Park is an autobiographical account of growing up in in the heart of the Transcendental Meditation movement in Fairfield Iowa.

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Aug 21, 2016

R. U. Sirius (Ken Goffman) is an writer, editor and musician. He is best known for co-founding Mondo 2000 magazine and books like Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House.

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Aug 14, 2016

Ben Shechet is a Clinical Research Assistant with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies focused on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.

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Aug 6, 2016

Doctor Octavio Rettig Hinosoja is an addiction expert and author of The Toad of Dawn, the story of Ocatavio's battle with crack cocaine addiction and how he came to heal himself using a forgotten ancient “treasure” ­— Bufo alvarius (the Sonoran Desert toad).

Alexander Ward is a U.K.-based artist, traveler and psychonautic adventurer. His latest work, Ayahuasca Jungle Visions (a fantastically whimsical coloring book), is out now via Divine Arts Media. 

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Jul 30, 2016

Erik Davis has a phd in religious studies, hosts the Expanding Mind podcast and is the author of the fantastic book Techgnosis. Michael Garfield is an artist, writer, speaker and Tasmanian Devil of creativity and handsomeness.

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Jul 23, 2016

Cory Allen is a sound-smith, a meditation instructor and the host of the Astral Hustle podcast. Cory has taught hundreds of people the practice of meditation through his guided workshops and delivers lectures on mindfulness and the expansion of consciousness. 

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Jul 16, 2016

Mitch Schultz is a filmmaker (DMT the Spirit Molecule, Huachuma) and culture creator. He leverages his artistic talents to open minds, educate and encourage existential exploration via vessels like his multimedia platform, MYTHAPHI, his films and his numerous podcast and speaking appearances.

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Jul 10, 2016

SWITZON S. WIGFALL, III is a Multi-media Visual Artist, Animator and VJ. His work is a a diverse collection of rude art slaps upon a variety of mediums. His love for all different genres of music, esotericism, sci-fi, robots, machines and fractal geometry shine through his work.

Switzon is also on his third round of every-day art pieces, which you can keep up with via his Instagram.

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Jun 30, 2016

Dr. Rick Strassman is a researcher and author best known for his DMT studies and his book inspired by them, DMT The Spirit Molecule. 

Dr. Strassman's newest work, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy explores the similarities between the visions of the biblical prophets and the DMT state described by Strassman’s research volunteers.

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Jun 22, 2016

This extra-curricular content contains two guided meditations from the wise and wonderful Thubten Chodron.

The first ten or so minutes contain a basic introduction to meditation. 

After that comes a meatier mind dive into the topic of self-forgiveness, something I think we could all use. It provides some powerful perspective on making mistakes, owning them and ultimately moving forward from them and separating yourself from them.

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Jun 18, 2016

Nic Gregoriades, has definitely given a hearty "yes" to the call of adventure in his life. He’s a world class jiujitsu black belt who travels the world competing and teaching seminars. He’s the founder of Jiujitsu Brotherhood and he has traveled to the amazon and partaken in a number of Ayahuasca ceremonies.

Nic also co-hosts Digital Communion.

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Jun 10, 2016

Thubten Chodron (born Cheryl Greene) is Tibetan Buddhist author, teacher, and the founder of Sravasti Abbey, the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery in the United States. Thubten Chodron is also a student of the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and has co-authored a book with the Dalai Lama.

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Jun 4, 2016

Ralph Abraham is a Mathematician who has held positions at UC Santa Cruz, Princeton and Columbia. In the in the 1960s his life took a sharp left turn into inner-exploration via meditation, psychedelics and world travel. His series of trialogues with Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake have garnered an enduring cult following.

Dr. Bruce Damer is a researcher at UC Santa Cruz focused on origin of life theory. He's a speaker, performer and hosts the Levity Zone podcast. 

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May 27, 2016
Rollie Peterkin is an author, former Wall Street bond trader, professional MMA fighter and current world-traveler.
His book, The Cage, Escaping the American Dream is available now. 
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May 20, 2016

Lorenzo Hagerty is an author, podcaster, entrepreneur and liver of many lives (check out his incredibly eclectic bio). 

His show, The Psychedelic Salon, offers an extremely comprehensive collection of verbal serenades from disrupters and visionaries like Timothy Leary, the Alex Grey, Sasha Shulgin and many others. It’s definitely one of my go-to sources for brain-melting content. Peruse their library if you haven’t!

We've also got the wonderful whimsical genius of Bruce Damer back on the show. Bruce is a researcher at UC Santa Cruz focused on origin of life related work and he’s most definitely got the gift of poetic yarn-spinning and man, does he have plenty of yarns to pull from! 

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May 13, 2016

Technology is the sharpest double-edge sword mankind has ever forged. Depending on which reality tunnel you view the metaphorical cyber-sword through, it will either free us of death, and give us cybernetic superpowers, or birth ruthless AI overlords who will farm us for energy matrix-style, while sedating us in a hypnotic VR twilight.  

Or, maybe a little bit of both. 

It’s all worth exploring and considering, which is why we’ve got futurist, writer and founder of the Transhumanist political party, Zoltan Istvan on the show.  

May 5, 2016

Welcome wonderlings!

As our guide on this week's ride, we welcome another ridiculously intelligent, well-spoken open-minded multidisciplinary mind freak, Alexandre Tannous. 

Alexandre has everything you want, the academic and research credentials, the musical background (he could easily show up somewhere with Zeppelin and you’d be like, oh yeah this guy’s in the band, no doubt). But more importantly, he’s done the subjective inner-work by traveling the world, participating in indigenous shamanistic ceremonies, steeping himself in history and mysticism and so much more. 

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