Dope Excerpts

Dope Excerpts
Dope Excerpts is a simple idea, a podcast where your host Adam reads selected texts to you from his bookshelves in Portland, Oregon. Insightful, inspiring and informative pieces of books, essays and poems are delivered and briefly discussed as a way to showcase poignant ideas and share. Thanks for listening. Support this podcast:

— Ep 10 / Bread & Circuses
Jun 25 • 11 min
In episode 10 of Dope Excerpts, I’m sharing an article from one of my favorite mags, New Philosopher, called “Bread and Circuses.” It’s about attention, and media, and sport, and politics and oh heck just check it out. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
— Ep 09 / A Sideways Look at Time
Jun 5 • 14 min
A one-shot super-read of Jay Griffith’s book “A Sideways Look at Time.” This book is a mesmerizing mix of information on our perception and experience of time, delivered poetically in Jay’s whimsical writing style. A conceptual follow-up to Episode 04,…
— Ep 8 / The Inevitable “Becoming”
May 28 • 9 min
A dope excerpt of Kevin Kelly’s best-seller “The Inevitable,” from the chapter on “Becoming.” This book looks at 12 technological forces that are shaping our present and future as humankind, and I found it’s first section one of the most interesting.…
— Ep 7 / William Gibson “Up The Line”
May 18 • 24 min
Hey y’all. Here is reading of a talk that William Gibson gave on media, the future, storytelling and how we adapt to changes in our media environment. It’s a long-one, but a goodie. Also, towards the very end I did something a little weird with the…
— A Quick Note
May 16 • 2 min
Oh, hey. A quick note about some sound issues, how you can get me feedback, leave voice messages and continue supporting this here little show. I appreciate you, and thanks for listening. —- Support this podcast:
— Ep 06 / “Story” by Robert McKee
May 15 • 11 min
Today we’re reading a section of the book “Story” by Robert McKee on character and characterization, and reflecting on how the hard choices that we make in our lives define us. Sounds heavier than it is, don’t worry. Thanks for listening. —- This episode…
— Ep 05 / My Own Devices
May 11 • 15 min
In this episode, I’ll be reading a chapter from Dessa’s book “My Own Devices.” This is the longest read yet, and I know there are some little mess-ups on my part in the read, but hey, I’m just some guy trying his best, okay? Dessa is a rapper and writer…
— Ep 04 / Einstein’s Dreams
May 7 • 9 min
In this episode, I’m reading a bit of physicist Alan Lightman’s phenomenal book “Einstein’s Dreams.” Each of the books 30 vignettes is a sort of speculative fable, exploring time through the eyes of a young Albert Einstein. Thanks for listening. —- This…
— Ep03 / Cabinet “The Power of Naming”
May 4 • 9 min
In this episode, I’m reading an essay called “The Power of Naming” by Cecilia Sjöholm, from the “Knowledge” issue of Cabinet Magazine. There’s a lot of Genesis and God-talk up in here, and I’m not a religious human but it serves to make a point. —- This…
— Ep02 / Politics of Design
May 4 • 9 min
In this episode, I read a bit from the amazing Politics of Design, by Ruben Pater. Specifically, this excerpt explores the history of Blackletter typography, Nazism and typography, and design and privilege. No small subjects, also, your host awkwardly…
— Ep01 / Borges
May 4 • 5 min
In this lil’ episode of Dope Excerpts, I read a bit of Borges, and reflect on the ideas of mirrors and prisms as aesthetic lenses by which to view ourselves in the world. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…