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Becoming Human with the philosopher Samuel Loncar is a show for a species in crisis. Series 1: Origins, tells the story of the atheistic revolution, beginning with Socrates and Jesus, that made the modern world. Series 2: Apocalypse, explores the embers and ashes of the posthuman present in search of a new world. Between these long-form, solo series, enjoy Explorations: journeys into time, culture, art, and history, encountering the mystery of the Human in conversations and free-standing epi ...
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The Life Extension Podcast discusses current efforts to significantly extend human live spans beyond normal medical progress. Science & technology, philosophy, politics, and business are together weaving a new posthuman mythology about our individual and social existence. Episodes present cutting-edge biomedical research, the status of various longevity therapies, and progress in replacing, enhancing, and possibly overcoming human biology with artificial intelligence. We are looking at under ...
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Other Planes explores all things Afro/Futurism in cosmic and conscious cultures worldwide, from music to art, science to politics—and beyond. Join host tobias c. van Veen as we undertake audio journeys and interviews with world-class visionaries, creatives, and futurists, from emcees and philosophers to scribes and scholars, programmers and poets. Other Planes covers radical diversity in the speculative arts, including science fiction, film, and comix; cosplay, performance, poetry and posthu ...
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The Lindisfarne Tapes
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The Lindisfarne Tapes

The Schumacher Center for a New Economics

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On a rocky outcropping off the northeastern coast of England, the monastery of Lindisfarne once stood as an outpost of religious, philosophic, and intellectual study against the “dark” times of early medieval Europe. Inspired by the foresight and dogged determination of these medieval monks, William Irwin Thompson founded the Lindisfarne Association in 1972 to gather together bold scientists, scholars, artists, and contemplatives to realize a new planetary culture in the face of the politica ...
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The East-West Psychology Podcast: Exploring global intersectionality of spirituality, psychology and philosophy. East-West Psychology is a department in the School of Consciousness and Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies. A multidisciplinary hub for engaged dialogue among Eastern, Western, and Earth-based psychologies, along with world psychospiritual traditions. Join our hosts, Jonathan Kay and Stephen Julich and their guests as they delve into the intersection of ...
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Joe Weissman and Taylor Adkins

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Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session, featuring in-depth discussions of contemporary thought and thinkers. The show is produced by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. Podcast cover photo: "Trouble Light" (1977) by Joseph Nechvatal.
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Foncėne Voices is the official podcast series from vegan shoe brand, Foncėne—hosted by co-founder PJ Baudoin. In each episode, creative and entrepreneurial voices share which shoe they would never let go of. Their stories reveal how they live, work and move consciously—presenting new ways of looking at sustainability and long-term thinking.
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Humanity is nearing a critical inflection point. We're either going to survive a rocky landing onto a breathtaking new frontier or collapse into a state of chaos not seen since the last World War. A beautiful future is possible. Hosted by Albert Kim, Noetic Nomads is a conversational space where visionary thinkers from around the globe make sense of and navigate the unfolding global meta-crisis in the course of co-creating a better future.
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An investigative reporter who has won awards for her work in print, television and radio, Kristina Borjesson is internationally known for blowing the whistle on US mainstream journalism outlets for censoring the truth on major stories and for being purveyors of false official-source narratives. She created THE WHISTLEBLOWER NEWSROOM show as a platform for and about whistleblowers, for conveying inconvenient truths and for presenting thought-provoking voices on urgent issues—national and inte ...
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BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS workers and partners strive every day to make Jesus known and share the full life he brings. From legal work to surgery, food projects to education, BMS works with local partners, providing help where it is most needed, among the most marginalised and least evangelised people in the world. We do this thanks to the support of UK Christians, individuals and churches, who share our visi ...
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From June 2023, all our podcasts will move to https://mhbmj.podbean.com. You can continue with your subscription on your favourite podcast App. Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of pu ...
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Palladium editors Wolf Tivy and Matt Ellison join Skinner Layne of Wild Studios. We discuss why Palladium and Wild Studios are hosting the AI Conclave in Spain this November. Learn more and join us: https://aiconclave.io The AI Conclave is a month-long pop-up campus for deep study of the biggest questions—in Mediterranean nature: for healthy bodies…
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This is a special podcast to introduce two upcoming sister conferences at California Institute of Integral Studies this September, to celebrate 150 Years of Sri Aurobindo, the pioneer of Integral Consciousness. The first conference is organized by the East-West Psychology Department (EWP) and the Asian Contemplative and Transcultural Studies concen…
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In this episode we speak with Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness core faculty, Jack Bagby about his engagement with the philosophy of music, from Socrates, to Schopenhauer, and Bergson. We discuss Jack’s recent PCC class called The Philosophy of Music and the Attunement of the Soul and dive into the complex ideas of these thinkers regarding th…
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Family movie day with the Schmudlachs in Tokyo usually results in a special episode of the Kingless Generation, as I dissect the petit bourgeois propaganda to which I’ve been subjected in an (arguably) more constructive forum than ranting to my kids—but this latest Doraemon film outdid even last year’s Ukraine War puff piece, and I had to call on P…
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How does an Indigenous-led movement rebuild in the wake of imperial decline? With the spectacular collapse of both Sassanian Persia and Byzantime Rome in 622 CE, a certain revolutionary communal movement led by masses of nomadic herders, merchants, and farmers, provides us with one of the greatest and earliest examples, albeit one poorly attested i…
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Kinship in Heian Japan (roughly 800–1200 CE) was matrilocal, which means it was men who moved in with their wives’ families and lived largely under their control. Although already thoroughly patriarchal in most respects, these last vestiges of what Engels calls Mother Right create fascinating tensions in a society where the world-historic defeat of…
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Purely for purposes of historical and mythological interest, here is a reading of a pamphlet on underground work by the Communist Party of South Africa. https://manifestopress.bigcartel.com/product/how-to-master-secret-work https://ycl.bigcartel.com/product/anti-apartheid Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Purely for purposes of historical and mythological interest, here is a reading of a pamphlet on underground work by the Communist Party of South Africa. https://manifestopress.bigcartel.com/product/how-to-master-secret-work https://ycl.bigcartel.com/product/anti-apartheid Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Plague, famine, flood; nuclear holocaust, nuclear winter, global warming. Seen through a class lens, these existential threats to humanity are threats indeed, but they are ultimately threats directed by the capitalist ruling class at the rest of humanity: that if they are truly faced with losing their position, they will carry out the mass depopula…
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In this episode we meet Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD, who is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over forty years’ experience studying the beneficial effects of contemplative practices on healing, learning and development. Joe shares his story of founding the Nalanda Institute, in NYC, as an intersection between cont…
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Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Harrison Moore Professor of Law and a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and judge at the International Court of Justice joins us to talk about feminism in international law and the textuality/visuality divide. Publications mentioned in the episode: Charlesworth, Hilary, Christine Chinkin, and Shelle…
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Kierkegaard is famous for his theory of the three stages on life's way, the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious. Though much discussed, the stages are enigmatic and confusing to many readers. This episode outlines the nature of the theory of stages in its profound significance, and it introduces the aesthetic phase and its emphasis on possibi…
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This episode is a continuation of our conversation with ACTS student Devdip Ganguli. We discuss principals and politics of spiritual anarchy and Devdip speaks about Peter Heehs’ controversial book “The Lives of Sri Aurobindo”. Devdip discusses a new book he edited called “Reading Sri Aurobindo”, and also shares his academic projects related to Sri …
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In this episode, we meet ACTS student Devdip Ganguli and learn about his upbringing in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Devdip discusses his experiences growing up in an intentional yogic community and shares his perspectives on integral education, as both a student growing up in the ashram school, and as a teacher in the school for over a decade . This e…
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Dr Emily Jones joins us to talk about posthuman feminism in international law. Publications mentioned in the episode: Briadotti, Rose. The Posthuman (Polity, 2013). Charlesworth, Hilary, Christine Chinkin and Shelley Wright. ‘Feminist Approaches to International Law’. American Journal of International Law, Vol. 85(4) (1991): 613–45. Haraway, Donna.…
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A newsy update on the non-release of the Abe Shinzō autopsy; the apparently accidental crash of a Japanese SDF helicopter which left multiple high-ranking military and intelligence officers dead including the leader of arguably the most important division of Japan’s Western Command (and about whom I have an interesting discovery to share); and fina…
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I interview Marcus of the podcast Return of the Repressed about his journey, partially with reference to Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Japan, 13th c.) and the Record of Linji (China, 9th c.), and featuring a song from the noh play “Xiwangmu,” or the Queen Mother of the West. On the Feast of Winding Water, block the flow with your hand an…
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On Sept 29 1841, Søren Kierkegaard defended a genre-bending dissertation at the University of Copenhagen. Both rigorous scholarship and dazzling literary genius, Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates is the first major work in Kierkegaard’s authorship. Laying the foundation for his future pseudonymous works, the d…
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Dr Alex Green (University of York) joins us to talk about natural law and international law, and statehood. Publications mentioned in the episode: Grotius, Hugo. De Jure Belli ac Pacis, 1652. Dworkin, Ronald. ''Natural' Law Revisited'. Florida Law Review 34 (1982) 165-188. Lauterpacht, Hersch. 'The Grotian Tradition in International Law' BYIL 23 (I…
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This episode is a continuation from our previous reading of Francesca Ferrando’s new text Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto. We will take a deep dive into unpacking this text section by section, discussing it’s the main questions: When did existential posthumanism arise? What is existential posthumanism? How to enact existential posthumanism? W…
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Today’s podcast features a collective reading of Francesca Ferrando’s new text Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto. It is set to a drone instrument called a sound bed, made up on a hundred strings, with live musical interludes played on the esraj by myself. The podcast ends with my own transcultural re-imagination of the jazz standard Nature Boy.…
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We take a ramble through the diverse forest, plains, and mountainside biomes of a historic botanical garden here in Tokyo while discussing, among many other things, Gerald Horne’s fascinating first book on Imperial Japan and Black America, as well as that book’s perfidious falsification in Japanese translation, the rights to which were somehow give…
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In the 19th c., working backwards from Old Persian to Hittite to Amorite, modern scholars rediscovered the long-forgotten Semitic language Akkadian, and then an even older language, Sumerian. The logographic cuneiform script which was created to write Sumerian was adapted to write Akkadian, and a complex matrix of graphic and linguistic play was op…
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Welcome to Episode Three: Kierkegaard and Existentialism: A Spiritual Revolution, where I explore the complex character of Existentialism as a spiritual revolution connected to ancient philosophy. Often called the "Father of Existentialism," Kierkegaard is essential for understanding the rise of Existentialism, its nature, and why it has so deeply …
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Dr Tamsin Phillipa Paige (Deakin Law School) joins us to talk about sociology of international law, queer theory, and French pâtisserie. Publications mentioned in the episode: Paige, Tamsin. “Piracy and universal jurisdiction.” Macquarie Law Journal, 12 (2013): 131–154. Guilfoyle, Douglas, Tamsin Paige, Rob Mclaughlin. “The Final Frontier of Cybers…
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Medical Humanities, editor-in-chief Brandy Schillace speaks to Emily Silverman, MD, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)creator of The Nocturnist podcast, and Luna Dolezal, Associate Professor in Philosophy and Medical Humanities based in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. They both published a 10-part podcast…
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In episode 27, we met Dr. Sangeeta Sahi and discussed her innovative approaches to integrative health and wholeness, focusing on the individual. In this episode we extend the scope of the conversation to social, cultural and cosmic perspectives of integral evolution and spirituality. Sangeeta shares a visionary yogic experience by Mirra Alfassa, kn…
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In this ongoing series, we savor the weebery of the greatest weebs of history, pondering the roles they play in various regimes of class struggle including whiteness, patriarchy, capital, and data counterinsurgency. This time, the President of the United States joins me from the Minyan to explore the life of Ivan Morris, a Swedish-Jewish man who gr…
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In this episode we meet Swami Medhananda, ordained monk in the order of Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. He is also an extremely well respected scholar working in the fields of cross-cultural philosophy and religious studies. Medhananda shares about his background as a cultural Indian born in the USA, and the journey which led him to become a monk …
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Understanding theories and notions of identity, self-making, personhood, transpersonal relationality between self and other, self and cosmos, are questions of central importance to the East-West Psychology department. Throughout history, cultures have come to define themselves through unique approaches to cultivating subjective knowledge as well as…
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The Rob Marshall–directed live-action Little Mermaid, which should be coming out this May, was buzzed up by a good old culture war psy-op of which the two sides were: 1. Errm, the real Little Mermaid was white! This is cultural appropriation of marginalized white settler bodies and spaces and voices!; 2. The Little Mermaid is a fictional character,…
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Editor's in Chief of Medical Humanities, Brandy Schillace, interviews Amelia DeFalco, University of Leeds and Steve Byrne Director/Chief exec of the Interplay Theatre about the Interplay Theatre's work with disabled students and the role of immersive experience for the LivingBodiedObjects project.Related blog including the transcription of the podc…
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