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118 – Nathan Waters on the Future of Housing, Mobility, and Work

“I want to break the idea that housing is an investment vehicle. I mean housing is a f-cking HUMAN NEED.” This week’s guest is Australian futurist Nathan Waters, whose vision for a mobile, modular mashup of apartment living and driverless cars… Continue Reading →

117 – Eric Wargo on Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious

This week’s guest is Eric Wargo, author of Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.  Contrary to your most likely first impression based on the title of the book alone, this is a supremely carefully constructed argument that anticipates its… Continue Reading →

Recent Additions to the Transhuman House

We are actually starting to build up a bit of a shipment in the Seattle archive to send to the Transhuman House in Provo.  Amoung things we were able to recover this digital painting done for the Transhuman House by… Continue Reading →

Episode 116 – The Next Ten Billion Years: Ugo Bardi & John Michael Greer as read by Kevin Arthur Wohlmut

This week is a watershed moment for Future Fossils Podcast: the show’s first guest host! My friend Kevin Arthur Wohlmut is an engineer who creates occasional one-shot podcasts of fiction and nonfiction, and (according to him) worries about the future… Continue Reading →

115 – Eliot Peper on The History of Technology and The Future of Society

Eliot Peper (Episode 47) is back on the show this week to talk about the themes around and within his Analog trilogy of very adjacent and believable sci fi novels (Bandwidth, Borderless, and the new “conclusion” Breach): that is, about… Continue Reading →

Episode 114 – Bernie Taylor on The Prehistoric Art of El Castillo & An Ancient Hero’s Journey

This week’s guest is Bernie Taylor, whose novel interpretation of ancient cave paintings suggests an overlooked and deeply significant alternative take on the subjective experience and world-space of prehistoric human culture. Finding animals hidden in the interplay of paint and… Continue Reading →

113 – Sean Esbjörn-Hargens on Exostudies: Philosophical Explorations…

My graduate advisor Sean Esbjörn-Hargens is one of the most consistently inspiring and refreshingly different thinkers I’ve ever met. In our first Future Fossils conversation, we discussed his work to apply a profoundly “meta” and pluralistic philosophy to the everyday work… Continue Reading →

Episode 112 – Mitsuaki Chi on Serving the Mushroom

This week’s guest is professional psilocybin retreat host, long-time practicing Buddhist, and general good guy Mitsuaki Chi of Amsterdam. In this episode we get into the practices and benefits of psychedelic community, his unusual path from hardcore meditator to mushroom… Continue Reading →

Episode 111 – Android Jones on Analog/Digital, Painting the Sutras, & Being an Artist Dad

Android Jones is one of the world’s hottest digital artists – even if it’s kind of a mistake to label him this way and limit his creative action to the digital. A master portraitist, designer, and explorer of new tools, Android made… Continue Reading →

Episode 110 – Erick Godsey on (Why It’s Too Soon To Give Up) The Myths That Make Us

Erick Godsey was almost my roommate in Austin, and even though I trust our destinies I still consider it a bummer that we didn’t. He is a nobler beast than I. He’s also the host of The Myths That Make Us, which… Continue Reading →

109 – Bruce Damer on The Origins and Future of Life

Bruce Damer is a living legend and international man of mystery – specifically, the mystery of our cosmos, to which he’s devoted his life to exploring: the origins of life, simulating artificial life in computers, deriving amazing new plans for… Continue Reading →

Episode 108 – Nadja Oertelt on Humanizing The Stories of Science

This week’s guest is Nadja Oertelt – research scientist turned film-maker and founder of Massive Science, a science communication community that cares about restoring care to the storytelling of scientific discovery. Not only is the website wonderfully both rigorous and easy on… Continue Reading →

Episode 107 – Epiphany Jordan on Human Touch in The Internet Age

This week’s guest is Epiphany Jordan of Austin, Texas – a nurturing touch professional whose therapy sessions help triage the crisis of loneliness and touch-hunger facing billions of tech-immersed but intimacy-stranded people. In her new book, Somebody Hold Me: The Single… Continue Reading →

Episode 106: Stowe Boyd on The Future(s) of Work and How to Thrive Amidst Accelerating Change

This week it’s a deep dive into futurist Stowe Boyd’s research on Social Scaling, Boundless Curiosity, Deep Generalists, Emergent Leadership, and other major features in the metamorphic landscape of the 21st Century workplace. We live in an age when our… Continue Reading →

Episode `105 – The Hypermoderns talk Clowns, Dead Souls, and UFOs (Part 2)

This week is part two of the intense, bizarre, and wonderful roundtable conversation with The Hypermoderns – John David Ebert, Michael Aaron Kamins, and Mimetic Value/Ikkyu Sojun) where we discuss the puzzling connection between clowns and DMT; John’s voyage into the… Continue Reading →

Episode 104 – The Hypermoderns talk Snow Crash, Language, Mind, & Video Game Metaphysics (Part 1)

This week, we have a rad roundtable conversation with The Hypermoderns – John David Ebert, Michael Aaron Kamins, and Mimetic Value/Ikkyu Sojun) where we talk Snow Crash, Linguistic Entropy, and The Metaphysics of Video Games; spoil Meow Wolf and Annihilation (warning!);… Continue Reading →

Episode 103 – Tricia Eastman on Facilitating Psychedelic Journeys to Recover from An Age of Epidemic Trauma

Happy holidays! This week’s guest Tricia Eastman helps people find the holiness in every day by facilitating legal ceremonies in which ordinary membranes in between the different areas of thought and non-thought relax, and new or somehow ancient greater selves… Continue Reading →

Episode 102 – Bill Pfeiffer on Continuity, Belonging, Ecstasy Among the Native People of the North

This week we sit with Bill Pfeiffer – deep ecologist, shamanic guide, and spiritual coach – whose life carried him from nuclear protests on the US East Coast to citizen diplomacy to Russia, where he first encountered Siberian shamans and became immersed,… Continue Reading →

“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo

“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo 101_-_A_Future_Fossils_Primer_with_Michelle_Shevin__Michaelangelo.mp3 Hey everyone!  This week’s guests are two of the most limber and insightful minds I know, futurist Michelle Shevin and actor-artist “The Ungoogleable” Michaelangelo.Since this is episode one of a whole… Continue Reading →

Episode 100! The Teafaerie on DMT, Transhumanism, and What To Do with All of God’s Attention

This week’s guest is The Teafaerie, my amazing friend and a true one-of-a-kind psychedelic superhero. The Teafaerie writes stories, poems, movies, plays and essays, makes videos, organizes flash mobs, and is one of the founders of Prometheatrics, a big beautiful… Continue Reading →

Episode 99 – Erik Davis on How to Navigate High Weirdness

This week’s guest is Erik Davis – one of my great inspirations, someone who has influenced me and this podcast in immeasurable ways since I first encountered his amazing criticism, histories, and “seen it all” visionary cool – I still recommend his… Continue Reading →

Episode 98 – Decentralization Panel at Arcosanti Convergence with Members of Holochain, NuMundo, Unify, & Reality Sandwich

It’s a deep and wide investigation of decentralized networks of many kinds this week, drawing on the insights and wisdoms of five very different panelists in a discussion held at the legendary experimental city-under-construction Arcosanti, Arizona. Like it’s a rainforest, I… Continue Reading →

Episode 97 – Zak Stein on Love in a Time Between Worlds: A Metamodern Metaphysics of Eros

This week’s guest is Dr. Zak Stein, an author and educator whom I met as fellow students of the work of philosopher Ken Wilber over ten years ago. Zak took the road of serious high academic scholarship while I was… Continue Reading →

Episode 96 – Malena Grosz on Community-Led Party Culture vs. Corporate “Nightlife”

This week’s guest is the intriguing, talented, and amazingly well-organized Malena Grosz, who is currently traveling across the United States to interview party culture professionals for her multimedia thesis on community-led party culture to gain and share their perspectives on… Continue Reading →

Episode 0095 – Mark Nelson on the Legacy of Biosphere 2 (Part 2)

This week’s episode is the conclusion of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever… Continue Reading →

Episode 94 – Mark Nelson on Ecotechnics & Biosphere 2 (Part 1)

This week’s episode is the first of a special two-part conversation with Dr. Mark Nelson, one of the eight “biospherians” who lived for two years inside the closed ecological network Biosphere 2 – one of the most ambitious experiments ever… Continue Reading →

Episode 93 – Virtuoso Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis on Travel, Life, and Music

This week’s guest is one of my favorite living musicians, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis. We linked up at the magical experimental city of Arcosanti, Arizona last year during their Convergence event, at which we both performed, and talked about life… Continue Reading →

91 – An Oral History of The End of “Reality”

This week’s episode is an experiment in science fiction storytelling – the author-read short story “An Oral History of The End of ‘Reality.’” Originally released to Patreon supporters (without the intro or musical soundtrack) last November, this story brings together… Continue Reading →

90 – Kate Greene on Humanizing Science & Cooking on Mars

This week we chat with science writer (and former laser physicist) Kate Greene, whose writing explores everything from Big Data to boredom to brain scans, and whose fascinating and eclectic life is brightly punctuated by the four months she spent… Continue Reading →

Episode 89 – Joanna Harcourt-Smith, José Soler, and Jacob Aman on Breakdowns & Breakthroughs

This week we have a roundtable discussion (which took place around an actual table in Santa Fe, New Mexico) with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, José Soler, and Jacob Aman, the hosts and producers of Future Primitive Podcast (600+ episodes and going strong!)…. Continue Reading →

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