Musing Mind Podcast

Musing Mind Podcast
Conversations about consciousness, culture, and how we might live in the 21st century

Karl Widerquist: The Basic Income Episode
Nov 11, 2019 • 145 min
My guest today is Karl Widerquist. Karl has been an active support of Universal Basic Income for 40 years. During that time, he earned two phD’s, one in economics and another in political theory from Oxford. He works on theories of justice and freedom, as…
Zak Stein: 13 Social Miracles for a Time Between Worlds
Oct 1, 2019 • 89 min
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. Zachary Stein. Zak is difficult to introduce because he’s so wide-ranging. He works alongside philosophers Ken Wilber and Marc Gafni at the Center for Integral Wisdom, bringing the heart of integral theory into the…
Erik Hoel: The Supersensorium, Consciousness, and Extrinsic Drift
Sep 13, 2019 • 87 min
Erik Hoel studies consciousness & emergence as a research assistant professor at Tufts University. Since growing up in his family-owned bookstore, he’s also a magnificent writer.We discuss consciousness, two of his essays - Fiction in the Age of Screens,…
Andrew Taggart: Total Work and Finding a New Existential Center
Sep 13, 2019 • 102 min
Andrew Taggart is a nomadic philosopher and contemplative currently writing about ‘Total Work’, where the paradigm of work is becoming the central mechanism of our identities.In our conversation, we dig into the relationship between Total Work and…
Ron Purser: Beyond McMindfulness
Sep 13, 2019 • 60 min
I’m joined by Ron Purser to discuss how mindfulness, rather than starting any meaningful revolution, is feeding right into the neoliberal capitalist ideology, and becoming what Purser calls “the new capitalist spirituality”. Ron is a professor of…
Episode 0 - Introduction
Aug 30, 2019 • 4 min
A quick introduction to the podcast, and the shenanigans to come.