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
Episode #34 | CO-OP CONQUEST! : NegaNerd and PoeBoy Discuss Videogame Nostalgia and Culture
Check out CO-OP CONQUEST on Youtube! Subcribe and enjoy here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtatD71XOqLqiD2cPu64Uhw/feed
Outro: "Get Your Swag On" by Kam Hesari
Episode #35 | The Real High Up High (BASE Jumping and the Art of Running Barefoot)
Photo by Kontizas Dimitrios
Episode #36 | Instilling Doubt: Climate Change Denialists Be Damned
Outro: "The Gun" by Lorn
Episode #37 | PRO CREEPS: Performing TEDxTwinFalls and Contemporary Popular Music
Episode #38 | Revitalizing Cultural Dead Zones: A Conversation w/ Jordan Thornquest
Episode #39 | Juvenile Angst and Election Year Woes
Episode #40 | Cannabis Culture Goes Mainstream; The Space Between Stories
Intro/Outro: "Solo (Daedelus' Pacific Adrift" - Daedelus
Episode #41 | A Future A Little Out Of Focus
Intro/Outro: "La Bush Resistance (feat. Tomer Yosef)" - Balkan Beat Box
Episode #42 | The End Is Nigh: A Conversation On Voting And Crisis
This podcast features a conversation with Perri Gardner, instructor of Political Science at College of Southern Idaho. View her TEDxTwinFalls talk "The Participation Problem: Solutions to Increase Voter Participation"; https://youtu.be/_OYe8hviIAo
Intro Song: "Jurassic Notion／M Theory" by Flying Lotus, featuring audio clips from Trump rallies, the second and third 2016 presidential debates, and SNL.
Outro: Taken from the RNC 2016
Episode #43 | The Social Media Echo Chamber; Post-Election Analysis; The Overview Effect
Episode #44 | Orange Hair Don't Care
A very disjointed, tangential conversation spanning such topics as obsessive compulsive habits, the election, juvenile homoerotic behavior, and the struggle to find meaningful work.
"Human Om" by Tobacco
"Peter Pan" by Jonwayne
"Shalom Alechem" by The Alchemist
"Sound Check (Gravity)" by Gorillaz
"Get Hi (feat. B Real)" by Danny Brown
Episode #45 | Unpacking The Election; The Next Four Years
What happened? Where do we go from here? And what can we expect from Trump's cabinet picks so far? Perri Garner returns for a post-election discussion to discuss these topics and more in episode #45.
Intro: "Ours" by Actress
Outro: "While You Doooo" by Teebs
Episode #46 | Drunk Christmas Party Conversations At The End Of The World
This one is short, but heavy. This episode features a segment from a recent interview with Guy McPherson, an American scientist and professor emeritus of natural resources and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, during a recent speaking tour in New Zealand, and moves on to a recent conversation with my partner about the ethics of raising a child during the Sixth Mass Extinction.
Link to Guy McPherson Interview: https://youtu.be/zqIt93dDG1M
Intro: "Palm Trees (Instrumental)" by Flatbush Zombies
Outro: "Daydreaming" by Radiohead
Episode #47 | Lunch Break: Fringe Music And Mainstream Appropriation
JQuest and I have a conversation over lunch about the trends in modern music and the pros and cons of the mainstream incorporating sounds from the fringes into the hits of mass consumption.
Feat. an exerpt from "Work (REMIX)" by ASAP Ferg
Episode #48 | A Clouded Present; An Insurmountable Task
The cracks are showing, and they are only getting wider.
Intro: "The $ (Instrumental)" by J Dilla
Outro: "System Blower" by Death Grips
Episode #49 | The Future Is Human: A Conversation With TEDxTwinFalls Co-Organizers And Speaker
In this podcast, I have a conversation with the co-organizers of TEDxTwinFalls Mykelle Walton (Head of Creativity)and Jennifer Thornquest (Head of Ideas), as well as speaker Danielle Billing at the upcoming event on February 18th. Purchase tickets and get more information about "The Future Is Human" on tedxtwinfalls.com and on the TEDxTwinFalls Facebook page.
*Features "Woman Is A Word" by Empress Of