Episode #1 | Introduction
Episode #5 | Misanthropic Horticulturist
Episode #6 | Poor Man's Sensory Deprivation
Episode #7 | Crimea and Pentagrams
Episode #8 | Choose Your Role Models Wisely, Kids!
Episode #9 | The Incubus Sitting On My Chest
This podcast contains an audio recording of a conversation I had with a close friend of mine, about three years ago, in which I discuss an experience I had with sleep paralysis. The experience that I had, in this instance, was very profound and disturbing…. Many people have had the unpleasant and frightening experience of waking up from sleep and are unable to move or speak. This time, for me, was much more than that. It was a profound, I shall say, spiritual experience for me.
Sleep Paralysis '…is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience a sense of inability to move, similar to when an arm or leg goes to sleep, but not associated with numbness. More formally, it is a transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It can occur at sleep onset or when awakening. It is believed a result of disrupted REM sleep, which is normally characterized by complete muscle atonia that prevents individuals from acting out their dreams.'
'Sleep paralysis occurs either when falling asleep, or when awakening. When it occurs upon falling asleep, the person remains aware while the body shuts down for REM sleep, and it is called hypnagogic or predormital sleep paralysis. When it occurs upon awakening, the person becomes aware before the REM cycle is complete, and it is called hypnopompic or postdormital. The paralysis can last from several seconds to several minutes, with some rare cases being hours, “by which the individual may experience panic symptoms”. As the correlation with REM sleep suggests, the paralysis is not entirely complete; use of EOG traces shows that eye movement is still possible during such episodes, however, the individual experiencing sleep paralysis is unable to speak.'
Episode #10 | Egalitarian Tendencies
Episode #11 | The Birth Pangs
Episode #12 | Tracker of Truth, Rest in Peace (also, a lesson on drinking and driving)
Episode #13 | The Convergence Of Crises
Episode #14 | The Illness of Elliot Roger
Episode #15 | I Love Tobacco, Don't You Too?
Episode #16 | Summer 2014 Psilocybin Adventure Into The Subconscious
Episode #17 | The Crisis in Gaza; Ebola Makes You Bleed
Episode #18 | Treating Children With Dignity (A review of Linklater's 'Boyhood')
Episode #19 | The Cafe at the End of the World
Episode #20 | Death (Singularity or Nightfall?)
Episode #21 | #GamerGate; #Anti-GamerGate; The Meaning
Episode #22 | The Perpetual System of Violence
Episode #23 | The Conflicting Grand Narratives (The Death of Mike Brown)
Episode #24 | "the thin layer of living flesh stretched over the iron machinery"
Episode #25| America's Own "Nation's Pride" (a review of American Sniper/Zero Dark Thirty)
Episode #26 | Porn Culture: A Conversation on Sexuality and Sexualization
Image: Venus of Willendorf
Intro/Outro: “vintage chillbeat anno 2010 and deconstruction” (by deef)
Episode #27 | Is There Such A Thing As An "Evil Person"? (50 Shades of Morality)
Into: “vintage chillbeat anno 2010 and deconstruction” (by deef)
Outro: “(untitled)” (by Shadow Priest)
Ending Exerpt: "Gilbert Gottfried Reads 50 Shades of Grey" by College Humor
Episode #28 | On Climate Change: Initiation
Intro: “vintage chillbeat anno 2010 and deconstruction” (by deef)
Outro: “(untitled)” (by Shadow Priest)
Episode #29 | The Drug War Is Over (If You Want It)
Intro: "Chasing Apples" by Flying Lotus
"The beginning of the end of the War on Drugs" by Ryan Cooper Source: http://theweek.com/articles/546750/beginning-end-war-drugs
"Dying To Be Free" by Jason Cherkis
Episode #30 | Wrestling With God (Religious Trauma, Dissociation, And The Desire To Be Whole)
Intro: "He Won't Pay Me (Feat. Vijay Iyer)" by Lord RAJA
Episode #31 | Aerial Silks: The Circus Arts, Horrible Horrible Las Vegas & Spectacle vs Competition
A conversation with Mykelle Walton on being an aerialist, practicing the art of Aerial Silks.
Mykelle's FB page Aerial Elle: https://www.facebook.com/AerialElle
A fantastic video of Mykelle performing: https://youtu.be/ZnNU0BxEeC0
Intro: "Lock Your Doors (Instrumental)" by Death Grips
Outro: “(untitled)” by Shadow Priest
Episode #32 | We Are All Whores (For Capital): Work; Being Alone In A Crowd; Striving For Connection
Episode #33 | The Space Between Stories
"Necromancer" by Zach Hill
"Waves On The Shores Of Byblos, Lebanon, 30/06/2015" by Woodcraft Productions