To describe the Pentamental podcast, I cite from their site:
“Pentamental is a dialogue-based show that elucidates the intersection(s) between synchronicity, science, culture, & psychonautics. Through the medium of open-minded dialogue, we explore the possibility that the only way out, is in.”
I really like that: “the only way out, is in“. I couldn’t agree more!
We had a great discussion that fit really well with their focus on “…science, culture, and psychonautics”. Both John and Tommy were really great hosts. They were both very well-informed and had deep understanding about a diversity of topics. This made for a fluid, nuanced, and interesting discussion.
They gave me the opportunity to speak at length about What is Science? We also discussed psychedelics, some of the ideas in my ebook Experience about what motivates a person to take yoga seriously, and a variety of other interesting topics.
Here is a link to the audio file of the interview (right click to Save As… if you want to download to your hard drive).
I strongly recommend you check out their site and give a listen to their other interviews. They are new at the moment, with only four shows. I anticipate Pentamental will become a serious forum for intelligent discussion and debate about ideas and approaches that go way outside of the box.
My special thanks to John and Tommy for the wonderful opportunity to speak on their show!
UPDATE: John Maguire has opened a message thread to discuss the interview at the Skeptiko.com message boards: link to discussion board thread.
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