By Christopher Butler
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The Liminal is a podcast about conscious metaphysical speculation and the future of minds.
||CleanSecrets in the Ice||Antarctica is enormous. Five million square miles of ice and silence. No wonder it's the subject of so much wonder, and so many stories and rumors. In this episode of The Liminal, we explore the mysteries of Antarctica -- from its earliest...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHas This All Happened Before?||Have you ever had the feeling that you've experienced something before, but knew that you hadn't? In this episode of The Liminal, we'll experience déjà vu, and explore three different explanations for it. Is déjà vu the result of a brain...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories From the Future||In this episode of The Liminal, we're going to look at the future in a new way: through stories. Not stories that describe the future, but futures that look strangely like stories that were told long beforehand...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThrough a Tank Darkly||What happens to consciousness when we create the illusion of disembodiment? For over half a century, people have used isolation tanks to see what happens to perception when sight, sound, and touch are taken out of the equation. If you've never...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sound of Cosmic Bodies||Mysterious sounds from space suggest that the reality we know (and hear) is much smaller than we thought.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is a dream?||How would you explain a dream to someone who had never had one before? In this episode, Christopher Butler explores a variety of ideas about what dreaming actually is, including theories of mind-maintenance, oneiromancy, and astral travel.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction to The Liminal||In this first episode, host Christopher Butler introduces The Liminal with a story about Charles Fort and his vision of "a procession of the damned."||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I've followed Chris' work in various settings and he's always struck me as a very significant thinker. You want to listen...regardless of the topic...because his views are considered and thoughtful. He's a focused expert in the context of being a world citizen, and it's exciting to see him launch this very unique podcast. Very interesting and well worth the listen.
An intriguing listen
This podcast reminds me a little of Invisibilia and a lot of Ripley's Believe It or Not. The host is a good storyteller and the material is fascinating. More please.
The Better Part of Discourse
Often, the most engaging conversations occur with someone who is incurably curious. The host of The Liminal is one such soul, and as he seeks to satiate his boundless curiosity, the listener is invited to join him on the journey. Chris Butler has contributed an immense amount of thoughtful analysis covering both the present and future states of digital design and marketing. He possesses (amongst many other admirable traits) a unique delivery that renders even the most complex conceptual thinking accessible to both professional and layman alike. With The Liminal, we become passengers along for the ride as Chris lets his curiosity do the driving. I find myself transported to a starlit porch under a Carolina sky, libation in hand and listening as after dinner conversation becomes an exploration without limits.