The Multiversity Project

The Multiversity Project
Higher-dimensional education for the cultural transition to the information age. Join your hosts Arielle, Chris, Kurt, and Katy as they explore philosophy, science, history, and the great unknown.

38 - Nuance in the Pandemic Zeitgeist ft. Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Jun 22 • 106 min
Andreas M. Antonopoulos has made a name for himself as an outspoken bitcoin advocate, author, and entrepreneur, well-known for his impassioned speeches on decentralization, privacy, and personal sovereignty in a world dominated by centralized states. In…
SPECIAL: From On the Ground in Minneapolis - Who Is Escalating the George Floyd Protests? ft. Emma Leigh
Jun 4 • 36 min
Emma Leigh is an activist and journalist who’s been covering the George Floyd uprisings in Minneapolis. Today we’ll be talking about what’s actually happening on the ground, whether White Supremacists or police Agent Provocateurs have infiltrated the…
37 - The Eight-Circuit Brain: Antero Alli
May 21 • 60 min
Consciousness development is an area that all too often gets bogged down with a whole lot of theory, and not a lot of practice. That’s why author, filmmaker, and astrologer Antero Alli has focused his books on embodied practice, drawing from his…
36- Paying For It: Chester Brown on Life as a John and Prostitution in the Bible
May 14 • 173 min
After great success with his popular graphic novel on Métis leader Louis Riel in Canada, Chester Brown shocked and alienated many of his fans with the release of ‘Paying for It,’ an autobiographical graphic novel depicting his life paying for sex with…
35- John Vervaeke on Time, Faith and Myth During the Time of Coronavirus
Apr 23 • 81 min
In this episode, Dr. John Vervaeke, award-winning lecturer on psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology, joins us to discuss the interrelationships of time, faith, and mythology in the context of the Coronavirus crisis and the broader Meaning…
34 - The Fed’s COVID-19 Plan: For the People or for the Banks? Ft. Victoria Guida
Mar 30 • 90 min
The Fed is putting out a coronavirus rescue package- but is it really going to help, or sink the economy? The Federal Reserve, the massive, mysterious organization at the heart of the global financial system, has just issued a ton of new money and pumped…
Ep. XXXIII: Relationship Anarchy- Is Monogamy a Kink? Ft. Adam Golding
Mar 12 • 140 min
For methodological anarchists, anarchy = skepticism of power. Relationship Anarchy, therefore, is skepticism of power in relationships. Is it valid to prioritize romantic relationships over platonic relationships? Is ‘enforcing’ sexual exclusivity an…
Episode XXXII: Interview with an Incel: When Sexual Rejection Turns to Hate
Mar 3 • 187 min
Incels make up an online subculture of primarily straight men who, for one reason or another, consider themselves unable to attract a mate. In light of recent incel mass murders, and a feeling of growing discontent among dejected males in Western Society,…
Ep. XXXI: Bitcoin Social Justice Culture? ft. Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Jan 23 • 36 min
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, bitcoin advocate and author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” joins The Multiversity Project for a special episode on bitcoin culture, social justice, and how the makeup of the crypto community may shape our future. “It’s precisely because…
Ep. XXX: Love, Meaning, & The Body Politic in Crisis ft. Dr. John Vervaeke
Dec 9, 2019 • 168 min
Love, like Western society in general, is in the midst of a meaning crisis. Dr. John Vervaeke joins The Multiversity Project to break down Romanticism and build up a concept of enduring, meaningful love. Along the way, we draw parallels to society at…
Episode XXIX: Explaining Steven Hicks: Jordan Peterson and “Postmodern Neo-Marxism”?
Dec 4, 2019 • 153 min
Postmodernism: an influential philosophical movement with important insight on the nature of language, knowledge, culture and reality itself? Or, as some would suggest, a thinly veiled Marxist movement pushing its agenda through academia and society at…
Ep. XXVIII: De-radicalization ft. Luis Fernando Mises
Nov 5, 2019 • 95 min
How does one end up in a radical political ideology, what is the mindset like, and how does one get out of it? In Episode XXVIII, hosts Arielle and Katy, and special guest Luis Fernando Mises of Emancipated Human tell the stories of their radical pasts.
Ep. XVII: Why Economists Suck ft. Justin Longo
Oct 29, 2019 • 117 min
…or do they? They say money makes the world go round— and economics explains how. But despite our best efforts and most sophisticated model-making, most economic predictions end up being woefully inaccurate. The lesser-known Austrian School of Economics…
Ep. XXVI: Bitcoin, Cypherpunks, Anarchy, and Pokémon ft. Juan Galt
Oct 22, 2019 • 163 min
Is Bitcoin the wave of the future, the tulip craze of today, a revolutionary force to weaken the state, or some combination of all three? The Multiversity Project’s Chris Guida and Katy Kelly are joined by entrepreneur, public speaker, and crypto…
Ep. XXV: Stoicism & Marcus Aurelius: Useful, Dated, or Dangerous?
Oct 15, 2019 • 138 min
“Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble, nor shameful, neither good nor bad.” Meditations by Marcus Aurelius was written almost 2000 years ago, but…
Ep. XXIV: Transcend the Culturescape: Awaken Your Extraordinary Mind ft. Matti Rivers-Moore
Sep 25, 2019 • 135 min
Break the ‘brules’ of your culture. Write your own code. Bend reality. Change the world. Featuring special guest Matti Rivers-Moore
Episode XXIII: Vegan vs. Ex-vegan vs. Vegetarian vs. Paleo ft. Saad Khan
Sep 10, 2019 • 147 min
Approximately 56 billion animals are slaughtered every year in the U.S. alone. Vegans claim that this practice is nothing more than unnecessary cruelty- harming animals and destroying the environment in the process. But is veganism really the best option…
Episode XXII: Parasocial Relationships
Sep 5, 2019 • 120 min
What happens when a one-sided, parasocial relationship becomes an obsession?
Episode XXI: Psychopaths Decoded: Monsters Among Us?
Aug 30, 2019 • 144 min
Psychopaths walk in our midst, predatory creatures who don’t have the full range of human emotions, only really knowing how to see others as prey. According to a popular statistic, 1% of the general population are psychopaths. Most of them aren’t serial…
Episode XX: Writers, Blocked- Mental Illness, Epilepsy, & Creativity
Aug 30, 2019 • 137 min
“I often feel like I’m completely wasting my life by trying to be creative.” —— What causes writer’s block? And on that note, what causes creativity? The Multiversity Project set out to do an episode on writer’s block, the creative impulse to write,…
Episode XIX: Crisis In Masculinity: What is the Way of the Superior Man?
Aug 20, 2019 • 121 min
Western civilization is undergoing a crisis in masculinity. Does a controversial tantra teacher have the solution?
Episode XVIII: Welfare State Collapse: The Rise of the Sovereign Individual
Aug 20, 2019 • 149 min
In 1997, two men wrote a book entitled the Sovereign Individual, which made many predictions that turned out to be true. They also predicted things which haven’t happened yet; most notably, they predicted the downfall of industrialism and the transition…
Episode XVII: Post-Anarchism, The Sovereign Individual, and the Post-industrial Future
Aug 20, 2019 • 115 min
In an episode which delves into the past in order to examine the future, the Multiversity Project touch on such topics as Jeffrey Epstein’s recent arrest, how Trump’s presidency compares to the downfall of Rome, what the United States, ancient Rome and…
Episode XVI: Mastering Higher Circuits of Consciousness: Climb the Double Helix to Quantum Awareness (OMTTB Pt 3)
Aug 20, 2019 • 166 min
In the third and final part of this series, we discuss methods for accessing, and even mastering, the higher circuits of consciousness. In our journey to higher consciousness we explore how psychosis can act as a gateway to enlightenment, how some people…
Episode XV: Transcendental Circuits of Consciousness: Owner’s Manual to the Human Brain, Pt. 2
Aug 20, 2019 • 192 min
Peak experiences & the mind-body connection. Jungian archetypes and the universal grammar of humanity. The Metaprogrammer. Ego Death. Part two of our three-part series, “An Owner’s Manual to the Human Brain.” For part one, see episode XV or go here:…
Episode XIV: An Owner’s Manual for the Human Brain: The Eight-Circuit Model of Consciousness, Pt. 1
Aug 19, 2019 • 141 min
Survival. Dominance. Logic. Morality. Understand how you are wired, and you have laid the groundwork for learning how to transcend your programming.
Episode XIII: Nazi Cults, Colonia Dignidad, and Hitler in Argentina: The Multiversity Project Gets Conspiracy-ish
Aug 19, 2019 • 52 min
Ideologies don’t die. Nazism lived on in South America- did Hitler live on too?
Episode XII: Is Your Houseplant Intelligent? The Science, Philosophy and Ethics of Plant Consciousness
Aug 19, 2019 • 95 min
Join us as we survey the history of plant consciousness, beginning with Cleve Backster’s controversial research from the 1960s which seemed to show that plants have emotions, and can communicate telepathically. Then continue with us as we move on to the…
Episode XI: Can Ayahuasca, Mr. Rogers and Mandatory Meditation Help us Solve the Meaning Crisis?
Aug 19, 2019 • 103 min
Join us on a whirlwind through these diverse and fascinating topics, inspired by John Vervaeke’s course, Awakening From the Meaning Crisis.
Episode X: The Meaning Crisis and John Vervaeke: Shamanism, Psychedelics, and Problems in Morality
Aug 19, 2019 • 127 min
As a society, we’re currently in the midsts of a meaning crisis of epic proportions. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?
Episode IX: Pickup Artistry: Sex, Manipulation, and… Self-actualization?
Aug 19, 2019 • 142 min
Is the pickup artist community just a bunch of shady guys using morally questionable tactics to have shallow sex, objectifying women along the way? Or does it have some redemptive qualities?
Episode VIII: Gender Bias or Biological Differences? What’s Really Going On With Women in the Workplace
Aug 19, 2019 • 141 min
We all know that women are underrepresented in STEM and other high-pay, high-prestige positions. Is this the result of gender discrimination, a natural result of biological differences between men and women, a cultural phenomenon, or a more complex set of…
Episode VII: Quantum Physics and its Spooky Interpretations: Consciousness, Many Worlds and More
Aug 19, 2019 • 138 min
We break down some of the spookiest experiments ever conducted. do quantum mechanics imply a special physical role for the conscious mind? With special guest Jon Long
Episode VI: Malware of the Mind: Cult Expert (& Former Member) Shares His Story and Lessons For Us All
Aug 18, 2019 • 99 min
What is a cult? Are ‘cults’ always bad for people? How can people be so profoundly manipulated that they would do anything, even commit suicide, in the name of an organization? With special guest John Kelly
Episode V: Mainstream Physics Has a Challenger- The Rational Scientific Method and the Ropes Hypothesis
Aug 18, 2019 • 155 min
Quantum physics is often counterintuitive and confusing. The Ropes Hypothesis offers a simple alternative explanation for many phenomena- but is it all that it claims to be? With special guest David Robison.
Episode IV: Jordan Peterson vs. Slavoj Zizek- The Wrestling Match That Turned Into A Hug
Aug 18, 2019 • 146 min
Capitalism vs. communism- the debate of the century. But was it even a debate at all?
Episode III: Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman- Nihilism, Enlightenment, and the Great Beyond
Aug 18, 2019 • 133 min
“Jim Carrey was a great character, and I was lucky to get the part.” 20 years ago, Jim Carrey took on the character of comedian Andy Kaufman. The man who emerged on the other side of this project would never be the same.
Episode II: Is Philosophy Bullshit? Descartes, Radical Skepticism, and the End of Knowledge
Aug 18, 2019 • 54 min
Can we ever really know anything? In this episode, we explore Descartes’ Cogito Ergo Sum, discuss how other philosophers would have reacted to it, and whether it still makes sense today.
Episode I: The Last Question- Entropy and the Meaning of Life
Aug 18, 2019 • 97 min
Things fall apart… or do they? In our first ever episode of The Multiversity Project, the students dive into the depressing but scintillating topic of entropy. Can we reverse the arrow of time?