Podcast 297 – “A Tribute to Robert Anton Wilson”

Guest speakers: Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Alli, Tiffany Lee Brown, and Joseph Matheny PROGRAM NOTES: The featured audio that I play in this podcast is part of a two-CD collection produced by Joe Matheny and given to the salon to podcast by the distributor, The Original Falcon Press, which you can find via originalfalcon.com. The voices […]

Podcast 294 – “The Genesis of Occupy Wall Street”

Guest speakers: David Graeber & Tim Pool PROGRAM NOTES: Today’s podcast takes a look back at some of the roots of the current Occupy Movement on the eve of the first anniversary of the death of Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation marked the beginning of the Arab Spring. Today is also the eve of the third […]

Podcast 293 – “The Power of Art and the TAZ”

Guest speaker: Peter Lamborn Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: The following quotations are by Peter Lamborn Wilson.] “Why are artists still meddling, or mediating, between people and their desires?” “All livelihoods are arts, from midwifery to war, nothing is mere labor.” [In reference to gift economies.] “The artist sacrifices talent for money. The audience sacrifices money […]

Podcast 292 – Makana the Mighty!

Guest speaker: Makana Please support MAKAKAMUSIC.COM PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Makana.] “This whole war that we’re fighting is a war of consciousness versus ignorance, of controlling human behavior by controlling people’s thoughts, by directing their awareness.” “There’s always going to be disagreements as to what the solutions are, and even what the […]

Podcast 289 – Robert Anton Wilson “The Lost Studio Session”

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.] “You know what family values means, that’s hating the same people your grandfather hated.” “Information intrinsically tends to produce more information, and it breeds faster than rabbits.” “We never do reach limits. That’s one of the big fallacies of our […]

Podcast 288 – “What’s So Great About Mushrooms?” Part 2

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “It’s impossible to stop the forward march of information.” “This is the chaos at the end of history.” “Because our culture crisis is so much deeper [than during the Renaissance], we are casting back to 20,000 or 30,000 years back into the […]

Podcast 286 – “The Revolution Continues” Part 3

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “Now, LSD is a dangerous drug because it’s basically a post-terrestrial experience. And for caterpillars to start taking a butterfly drug, it gives you perspectives, and forecasts what’s to come.” “There’s perhaps less than ten percent of the population who should even […]

Podcast 285 – “The Revolution Continues” Part 2

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.] “Looked at it pragmatically, the trick of taking intelligence tests is to get the highest score possible in terms of intelligence as defined by middle class intellectuals who designed the test.” “It’s the nature of the game that a philosopher who’s proposing […]

Podcast 283 – “Elves in the Machine”

Guest speakers: Tom Barbalet and Bruce Damer PROGRAM NOTES: Today we are taking a slightly different tack and heading into the cyber world of Artificial Life, which may sound like a contradiction or may sound like life in the hectic Western world these days. While this field may be controversial to old-line scientists, of late […]

Podcast 282 – “How Evolution Occurs”

Guest speaker: Terence McKenna PROGRAM NOTES: [NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.] “There is no catalog of psychedelic effects, and so how does one know what the full spectrum is? It’s a very tricky matter.” “At five dried grams (of magic mushrooms) it’s very easy to invoke a voice, a kind of logos-like phenomenon, […]