By Michael Garfield
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Provocative, profound discussions at the intersection of science, art, and philosophy with paleontologist-turned-futurist Michael Garfield and a growing list of awesome guests. This is a podcast for our largest audience: the unborn future archeologists digging through our digital remains. What messages of value can we leave them? And what will they think about us living in this weird and wonderful transition age, poised on the cusp of planetary electronic culture? Explore time, and our species' place in it, through banter of the geeky, unconventional, free-roaming, fun, irreverent, and thoughtful kind – an auditory psychedelic to prepare you for a wilder future than we can imagine.
||Explicit48 - Lindsay Loftin (Mermaids For Clean Water)||Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon This week’s guest is my friend Lindsay Loftin, a professional mermaid who uses her...||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit47 - Eliot Peper (The Weird Turn Pro: Sci-Fi & Scenario Planning)||In one of the most QUOTABLE episodes of Future Fossils yet, this week’s guest is Eliot Peper – a “novelist and strategist” writing fiction and consulting businesses about the social implications of disruptive technologies. In addition to...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit46 - Magenta Ceiba (Bloom Network's Anarcho-Permaculture Future)||This week’s guest is master community builder, singer, and human spirit animal Magenta Ceiba of the Bloom Network. Bloom Network: http://bloomnetwork.org Magenta’s Personal Website: http://www.imaginationhealer.com/ We...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45 - Kerri Welch (Fractal Synchronicity & The Future of Time)||This week’s guest is philosopher Kerri Welch, whose doctoral thesis from CIIS (and current book-in-progress) explore a fractal model of time. If you have ever wondered about time, this episode is for you. Instant classic. ...||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit44 - Christopher Sheehan (Time Bound in the Body: Transformational Tattoo)||This week’s guest is tattoo artist Christopher Sheehan, who regards his practice as a sacred act and tattoo as a kind of binding of time in the body. https://www.mountaintempletattoo.com/ We talk about: • how he became a tattoo artist and...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit43 - William Irwin Thompson, Part 2 (Thinking Together at the Edge of History)||This week we continue the special two-part conversation with historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson. Author of dozens of sweeping works of synthetic insight, Bill Thompson’s greatest work may not have been a book but a...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit42 - William Irwin Thompson, Part 1 (Thinking Together at the Edge of History)||This week’s guest is one of my greatest inspirations: the historian, poet, and mythographer William Irwin Thompson. Author of sweeping works of synthetic insight like At The Edge of History (a finalist for the National Book Award in...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41 - Hannah Yata (Art, Wilderness, Rebellion)||This week’s guest is the visionary painter Hannah Faith Yata, whose riotous, ecstatic work explores and celebrates natural biodiversity, and exalts the repressed feminine – the beautiful and the grotesque, death and life in vivid color all at...||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40 - Andrew J. O'Keefe (The Sacred Task of Record-Keeping)||This week’s guest is Andrew J. O’Keefe II – documentarian, archivist for Singularity University, devoted recordist of the emergent planetary culture, and a dear old friend I met back in the Dawn of Time when he was working as the personal...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39 - Hunter Maats (The Future of Education & Knowledge Transmission)||This week’s guest is Hunter Maats, host of the Mixed Mental Arts Podcast and co-author of The Straight-A Conspiracy. We talk about the future of education and human collaboration – moving past a world of routine factory-worker...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38 - Marya Stark (Reweaving The Magical Feminine)||This week’s guest is singer-songwriter and music therapist Marya Stark, whom I met at the Global Sound Conference in Los Angeles in 2008. We discuss the future of the feminine, relationships, and reproduction – and laugh a lot. ...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37 - Michaelangelo aka Void Denizen (Excavating the Future with "Paisley-ontology")||“You were a paleontologist, originally. I’ve always considered myself a ‘paisley-ontologist.’ A paleontologist will excavate the soil in search of fossils and a paisley-ontologist will excavate the present for fossilized...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36 - Meow-Ludo Meow Meow (Part 2 - Modern Art & Surviving The Singularity)||Support Future Fossils on Patreon Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week is part 2 of our conversation with biohacking polyamorous geneticist and aspiring Australian...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35 - Meow-Ludo Meow Meow (Part 1 - Polyamory, Cryptocurrency, & Nukes)||Review Future Fossils on iTunes Review Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group This week’s guest is Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow, founder of Sydney’s Biofoundry whom I met at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34 - Tara Djokic (The Oldest Fossils Known To Science!)||Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunesSubscribe to Future Fossils on StitcherJoin the Future Fossils Facebook Group Support Future Fossils on Patreon This week we talk about what the oldest fossils in the world have to teach us about life’s origins..||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33 - Jon Lebkowsky (Pluralist Utopias & The World Wide Web's Wild West)||This week's episode is brought to you by Visionary Magnets, the refrigerator poetry magnets that turn your boring old kitchen appliances into the substrate for woke invocations, tantric pillow talk, and other occult goofery. Support their...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32 - Mark Henson, Visionary Painter (The Past & Future of Provocative Art)||Support Future Fossils on Patreon Subscribe to Future Fossils on iTunes Subscribe to Future Fossils on Stitcher Join the Future Fossils Facebook Group “I think we’re at a real crossroads. I’m an old guy, I may not live to see a...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31 - Mitch Altman (Hacking Life For Fun & Profit)||“I would love to see a world where 100% of the people on this planet, and all the other beings, believe their life is WAY worth living. Not just kinda okay, even, but WAY worth living.” This week’s guest is Mitch Altman, a hacker...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30 - Becca Tarnas (Archetypal Astrology & Living Through A Revolutionary Age)||New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already… This week our guest is Becca Tarnas, whom I caught up with at the 2017 MAPS...||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29 - Sara Huntley (Raising Robots Right)||(New essays, music, talks, and writing coming soon for my Patreon supporters! Subscribe here and get everything I do for free if you haven’t already…) This week we chat with Sara Huntley – Dancer, Graphic Novelist, Tattoo Artist,...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 - John Petersen (Forecasting the Unimaginable)||(New essays , music , coloring book pages, and recorded talks coming soon for my supporters! Sign up on Patreon if you haven't already...) “You cannot change the present system. This thing is dying, it’s structurally unsustainable. And...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27 - Rak Razam & Niles Heckman (5-MeO DMT & Consciousness)||This week I sit down with Rak Razam and Niles Heckman – psychonauts, journalists, provocateurs, and the film-makers responsible for Shamans of the Global Village. http://www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com/ In a conversation too full of awesome...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26 - Jessa Gamble (Circadian Rhythms & The Science of Sleep)||Help crowd-sponsor Future Fossils Podcast on Patreon and score subscriber-only perks and exclusive extra content! This week we chat with science journalist Jessa Gamble, author of The Siesta and The Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time,...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25 - DADARA (Art, Virtual Realities, & Flow States)||This week we're joined by Daniel Rozenberg aka DADARA for a thoughtful discussion about Art in Virtual Realities, Information Overload, and Flow States. The creator of Exchangibition Bank, Like4Real, and the upcoming Solipmission...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24 - Daniel Zen (Surveillance, Festivals, VR)||This week we chat with Daniel Zen, former Google engineer, technology instructor at zen.digital, NYC Regional Coordinator for Burning Man, coordinator for the Angular.js NYC Meetup, and general high-tech wizard. https://zen.digital/...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23 - "Our Psychedelic Future" at the Australian Psychedelic Society||We’re switching it up this week to present my recent talk on psychedelic futurism at the first weekly meeting of the Australian Psychedelic Society (Fitzroy Beer Garden, Melbourne, Victoria). The Chinese have a curse: “May you live in interesting...||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22 - Simon Yugler (Travel Alchemy & Initiation)||This week’s guest is travel guide Simon Yugler – named one of Open World Magazine’s “Top 30 Adventurers Under 30,” Simon facilitates initiatory experiences as the leader of experiential education journeys for young adults....||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21 - Aunia Kahn (Human Dignity vs The Internet)||This week’s guest is the artist, gallery owner, podcaster, web designer, and musician Aunia Kahn! Among her many notable achievements, she curates Alexi Era Gallery in Oregon, hosted the Create & Inspire Podcast, and survived eleven years...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20 - Joanna Harcourt-Smith (Timelessness & Play)||This week, we spend some time with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, "Swiss-born British socialite," host of the Future Primitive Podcast, and author of Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary: My Psychedelic Love Story. Michael on Joanna’s 500+ Episode Podcast:..||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 - Susan Molnar (Tech Education & The Maker Revolution)||This week's guest is the delightful and insightful Susan Molnar! http://susanmolnar.com “Everything can be broken. But also, everything can be built. And sometimes, breaking it and then rebuilding it makes it even cooler.” Tech &...||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18 - JF Martel (Art, Magic, & The Terrifying Zone of Uncanny Awesomeness)||This week's guest is the loquacious, thoughtful, and profound JF Martel, film-maker and author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice and the three-part essay Reality is Analog, about the philosophical themes lurking behind Netflix's series...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17 - Tibet Sprague (Envisioning Utopian Communities)||This week our guest is Tibet Sprague, former solar energy system manager and scholar-practitioner in search of sustainable alternatives to our unhealthy post-industrial communities. http://tibetsprague.com for all social links, writings, and project...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 - Cory Allen (De-Anthromorphizing The Universe)||De-Anthropomorphizing The Universe / Science & The Filter Bubble with Cory Allen, Audio Mastering Engineer & Mindfulness Trainer, Host of The Astral Hustle Podcast http://cory-allen.comhttp://releaseintonow.com “It’s just all...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 - Trevor Goodman (Body Hacking & Sensory Augmentation)||This week, we take an hour to explore the frontiers of the human experience with Trevor Goodman of the Body Hacking Conference in Austin, Texas. https://bodyhackingcon.com/conference Here’s a bit about the conference from NPR: ...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14 - WESTWORLD Problems (feat. Michael Phillip of Third Eye Drops)||0014 Michael Phillip (Special Episode: Westworld Problems) With special guest, host of Third Eye Drops Podcast and fellow esoteric dork extraordinaire, Michael Phillip. We go deep into the layers underneath the layers of HBO’s awesome new show...||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13 - Rupert Till aka Dr. Chill (Ancient Audio & Future Ritual)||This week’s episode features Dr. Rupert Till, aka Dr. Chill, who does actually hold the world’s first PhD in Electronic Music. Dr. Chill also has a habit of reconstructing ancient acoustic spaces from caves and temples, then writing...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 - Mark Lee aka Somnio8 (Alt Physics & Visionary Art)||This week our guest is Mark Lee (Somnio8), an amazing artist. One of my favorite visionary painters. We spoke in the Museum of Visionary Art at Boom Festival about free energy devices, the creative culture of Bali, and the awesome...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11 - Shaft Uddin & Camillo Klingen (Tantra & Society)||A special Boom Festival "Future Fossils on The Road" episode featuring some awesome people Michael met while playing and speaking at the amazing biennial psytrance festival in Portugal. Shaft Uddin is a Tantric Unicorn and Sacred Sexual Awakener (with..||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10 - Anthony Thogmartin & David Krantz (Future Music)||In this special double episode, we're joined by musician-wizards Anthony Thogmartin (Earth Cry, Papadosio) and David Krantz (Futexture, former Moog Synthesizers employee, and director of psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center) in which we all kind of...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - Ashley Dawson (Mass Extinction)||This week's guest, Ashley Dawson, is a Professor of English at the Graduate Center/City University of New York, and the author of Extinction: A Radical History (as well as an extensive list of publications on sociology, economics, and literature). His..||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8 - Kingsley Dennis (New Monasticism)||“The battlefield has gone more and more internally, more into our minds.” - Kingsley Dennis http://kingsleydennis.com/ In this episode we hang out with Kingsley Dennis, prolific author and one of the most articulate voices in the emerging...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7 - Shane Mauss (Psychedelic Comedy)||Featuring comedian Shane Mauss, to our knowledge the only person to have ever written feature length comedy routines about the evolutionary psychology of sex or about psychedelics. Shane is an amazingly humble dude, considering he interviews...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - Maraya Karena (A Different Perspective)||Featuring cyborg anthropologist and process worker Maraya Karena, whom Michael met in Peru once upon a time, and who can nimbly leap from talk of high technology to casual reflections on accessing visionary consciousness. Maraya delivers us a...||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5 - Mitch Schultz (The Spirit Molecule)||Featuring documentarian, psychonaut, and meta-media wizard Mitch Schultz, director/producer of the documentary "DMT: The Spirit Molecule" and founder of Mythaphi. A more than usually enthusiastic group rap on the awesome potential of new...||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4 - Bruce Damer (Asteroid Mining & Origins of Life)||On asteroid mining, the origins of life, growing up during the Apollo Program and the importance of unifying society under visions for Great Projects (see also: Project Hieroglyph), the magic of lipids, thinking fractal and the similarity between...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3 - Tony Vigorito (Synchronicity)||In this week's episode, we interview our first guest, author Tony Vigorito, and go ape on thoughts about the nature of synchronicity – are we just making this stuff up? Tony's work has been praised repeatedly and effusively by literary greats...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2 - Cairos (Time as Feeling)||In this second "zero" episode, Evan and Michael plumb the mysteries of qualitative time – the mystery of "Cairos," the I Ching, and nonlinear temporal shenanigans – before plunging into later interview-based episodes. These days we often think of..||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1 - Chronos (Time as Geometry)||The very first "zero" episode of Future Fossils, in which co-hosts Michael Garfield and Evan Snyder set the tone for our new podcast by attempting foolishly to map time's hyperspatial landscape. We wind up absorbed by black holes, puns, and other...||5/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I might be biased, but...
This podcast is a collection of the conversations I wished I was allowed to have in school – totally free to go as weird as imaginable, but still anchor all the freaky speculation in the best available scientific knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of psychology and the arts. It's a geek holy grail and it took way way way too long for this to exist. Luckily, whatever archeologists end up digging these out of some buried data crystal a thousand years from now won't have to wait to enjoy the quirky charm of the hosts or the eclectic brilliance of their guests...
I always love Michaels work and especially his podcasts. I look forward to hearing all of these for nuggets of insight in my spare time.
Cerebral, intellectual, and not pretentious
As only Michael Garfield seems to be able to consistently deliver, this podcast is equal parts challenging and fun. Great intellectual conversations with interesting guests. Glad to finally see it on iTunes.
You won't be disappointed!