Experiences


Episode 171 – Surfing Monster Waves, Mastering Fear & Flow State w/ Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton has been declared one of the greatest surfers alive in the world today. He is best known as a big-wave surfing pioneer and iconic waterman, Laird has spent his whole life pushing boundaries, connecting with flow state and challenging the impossible.

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Episode 143 – Dr. Joe Vitale – Reality Creation, Law of Attraction, Relationships, Overcoming Fear

Dr. Joe Vitale is an author, speaker and spiritual teacher best known for his appearance in the movie, The Secret, He is regarded as one of the top copyrighters and most successful marketers on the planet. Joe’s has incredible story of at one point in his own life being homeless on the streets of Dallas, where the books he read taught him the metaphysics and positive thinking he needed to use the law of attraction in his own life to gain world wide fame and success. Joe is also a musican who has been featured in rolling stone magazine. He’s delivered talks in many countries around the world. He’s been referred to as “the buddha of the internet”. He has appeared on outlets such as Larry king, Newsweek, CNBC and now the human experience.

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Episode 139 – A Drink With Dr. Dennis Mckenna – Part 2

Dr. Dennis McKenna is an ethnopharmacologist who has studied plant hallucinogens for over forty years. He is the author of many scientific papers, and co-author, with his brother Terence McKenna, He holds a doctorate from the University of British Columbia, He received post-doctoral research fellowships in the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.

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Episode 138 – Chris Bennett – Ancient Cannabis, Gnosticism, Eco-Humans

Chris Bennett has been researching the historical role of cannabis in the spiritual life of humanity for more than a quarter of a century. Chris is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of cannabis, having written dozens of articles in Cannabis Culture, High Times, and other magazines as well as three books dealing with the subject;.Bennett’s research has received international attention from the BBC , Guardian, Sunday Times, Washington Post, Vice and now The Human Experience. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Episode 123 – A Drink With Dr. Dennis Mckenna: Plants, Ecology, Ayahusca

Dr. Dennis Mckenna is one of the most warm hearted human beings on this planet and his work is pioneering the field of Plant Medicine. McKenna received his post-doctorate fellowships in the Lab of Clinical Pharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and in the Department of Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently completed a project, funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute, to study the Amazonian ethnomedicine for the treatment of schizophrenia and cognitive deficits. This episode was nothing short of hilarious, where Dennis and I both have a beer together and get into the trenches of science and plant ecology. This is an absolutely phenomenal, information-packed episode which you will LOVE!

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Episode 121 – Mr. Stephen K. Hayes – The First American Ninja

A ninja (忍者?) or shinobi (忍び?) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat.The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or “warring states” period, in the 15th century,but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century, and possibly even in the 12th century (Heian or early Kamakura era). Stephen Hayes is regarded as one of the foremost martial artists in the world. In this episode we dicuss the history of Ninjutsu and much more.

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Episode 120 – Richard Grant – American Nomads, Wanderlust, Van Life

Richard Grant is a journalist and author who’s interest in exploration and wandering has taken him on a number of riveting travel adventures, from traveling across America to dangerous rivers in Africa. Alongside a number of books, Richard has written for a number of publications including Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times and Telegraph UK.

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Episode 117 – Alex Grey & Allyson Grey – Visionary Art, Creativity, Inspiration

Alex Grey (born November 29, 1953) is an American visionary artist, author, teacher, and Vajrayana practitioner. His body of work spans a variety of forms includingperformance art, process art, installation art, sculpture, visionary art, and painting. Grey is a member of the Integral Institute. He is also on the board of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and is the Chair of Wisdom University’s Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are the co-founders of The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), a non-profit church supporting Visionary Culture in Wappingers Falls, New York. The mystic paintings of Alex Grey articulate realms of psychedelic visionary consciousness, […]

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Episode 116 – Dr. SriKumar Rao on The Trap of Positive Thinking, becoming Resilient and Success

Srikumar Rao is a Happiness teacher and an advisor to senior business executives. He used to be an executive at Warner Communications and McGraw-Hill, but then created his popular MBA course: Creativity and Personal Mastery (CPM). It was a course designed to help people find their purpose and creativity, and was taught by Srikumar at some of the world’s leading business schools, including the Columbia Business School in New York and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He offers his courses and advice on his Rao Institute website, and has written a number of books that have reached and helped people all over the world.

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Episode 114 – Wim Hof on Breathing Techniques, Human Performance & Breaking World Records

Wim Hof is a world-famous extremophile. He is internationally renowned for his countless ice endeavors that range from being up to his neck in a cylinder filled with ice cubes for over 90 minutes, swimming long distances under polar ice, running a marathon barefoot to climbing the Everest in nothing more than a pair of shorts. All of these gained him worldwide fame and his nickname: The Iceman. Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state. Right now he especially sees his new challenge in passing on his method to others to give everyone the opportunity to reach out and do more than what they thought they were capable of. Through the right training and exercises, you can strengthen your inner nature and prevent disease.

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Episode 112 – Sevan Bomar on Timing & Flow, Mind+Body+Soul, Blockchain Technology, and MORE

Sevan Bomar, also known as James Evan Bomar, is a spiritual teacher and motivational speaker with a background in spirituality and meditative thinking. Bomer’s practice explores how we can use collective intelligence as an effective problem-solving strategy for solving the world’s complexities. This was a PHENOMENAL information-packed episode, you’re going to want to hear this at least twice!

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Episode 111 – Jimmy Church on Radio Broadcasting, Hosting Coast to Coast AM and more

Jimmy Church is the television and radio host of Fade to Black on the Game Changer Network, featured on the iheartRADIO and The History Channel. Church is also a guest-host on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and co-stars on History Channel. Coast to Coast AM is a nationally syndicated program with millions of listeners world-wide. In this conversation we discuss broadcasting, the life of a radio host with the very dynamic and veteran radio host, Mr. Jimmy Church.

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Episode 100 – Brian Brushwood on the Art of Deception, his career in Magic, and Scam School

Brian Brushwood, born January 17, 1975, in Fountain Valley, California, is a well-rounded and successful magician, author, podcaster, lecturer, and comedian. Brian was born in California, but has also lived in Norway, Colorado and Texas, where he currently resides with his wife and 3 children. How does that sound for a fun, fulfilling life? Too good to be true, you say? Well if that’s not enough, Brian is also known for the series Scam School, Podcasts: Weirings, Cordkillers, Night Attack & more, and is the author of six books. If that’s not enough to make you feel as though you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, Brushwood co-hosts a YouTube show called The Modern Rogue and has appeared on national television numerous times including the yummy Food Network, CNN and even The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
We were dropping it from geosynchronous orbit with this one our monster 100th episode. @shwood has been an influencer and KNOWS his craft. This conversation was EASY MODE as time evaporated. You’ll love this one folks!

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Episode 98 – Hamilton Morris on Chemistry, obscure compounds and working with VICELAND

Hamilton Morris is a chemist, explorer, documentary filmmaker and scientist. He studied anthropology and science at the University of Chicago, and at The New School, a private research university in Lower Manhattan. As a sophomore, he began writing Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, a monthly column for Vice Magazine. That evolved into a series of articles and documentaries for VBS.tv, an online network founded by filmmaker Spike Jonze, and is now owned by Vice dot com. Vice brought the series to HBO and Viceland TV. He is also the science editor for Vice Magazine, and a Vice correspondent. In this episode we discuss drug policy, esoteric compounds, clandestine labratories, we cover all things vice as we discuss drugs, their potential to help and everything in-between. You’ll love this episode!

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Episode 95 – Laird Hamilton On: Flow State, Mastering Fear & Being in the Now

If you’ve never heard of Laird Hamilton, one might feel compelled to give you the ice-bucket-challenge awakening to clear your brain fog. In his half-plus century on our big, blue, mostly-water planet, Hamilton, 53, has thrived in it as a surfer, innovator, athlete, author, inventor, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition guru, coffee connoisseur, husband, father, and adrenalin junkie. If nothing else, he’s known as the surfer to catch the “heaviest wave”, the “Millennium Wave” — Jurassic Peak, in Tahiti’s Teahupo’o (pronuonced “cho-po”) — on August 17, 2000, which is featured in the surf documentary Riding Giants and captured in a front-page picture of Surfer Magazine, February 2001, with the caption, “oh my god…” Laird goes DEEP on what it means to catch some of the biggest waves in the world in this episode. You will be enthralled.

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Episode 88 – Jamie Wheal – Flow States, Creativity, Consciousness (Co-Author: Stealing Fire)

Jamie Wheal is co-founder and executive director of the Flow Genome Project (FGP), and a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performances. He, along with Steven Kotler, featured in HXP podcast episode 58, discussing his book The Rise of Superman. In this episode we cover a GAMUT of topics diving into the realms of flow state, consciousness, human performance and much much more. This is a phenomenal listen packed full of information where we demystify the process of being in “flow”.

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Episode 81 – Daniel Pinchbeck – How Soon Is Now?

Daniel Pinchbeck, 50, journalist and author of fascinating works on entheogen and shamanism, penned a highly-anticipated, thought-provoking, must-read book due for a February 2017 release: How Soon Is Now?The book is an expansion of a 2013 TedX talk entitled The Planetary Initiation, which draws on extensive research to present a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis.According to Pinchbeck’s WikiPedia page, the book’s thesis is that the ecological crisis is a rite of passage or initiation for humanity collectively, forcing us to reach the next level of our consciousness as a species.

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Episode 77 – Wim Hof – The Iceman

Wim Hof is a world-famous extremophile. He is internationally renowned for his countless ice endeavors that range from being up to his neck in a cylinder filled with ice cubes for over 90 minutes, swimming long distances under polar ice, running a marathon barefoot to climbing the Everest in nothing more than a pair of shorts. All of these gained him worldwide fame and his nickname: The Iceman. Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state. Right now he especially sees his new challenge in passing on his method to others to give everyone the opportunity to reach out and do more than what they thought they were capable of. Through the right training and exercises, you can strengthen your inner nature and prevent disease.

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Episode 62 – Maia Szalavitz – Unbroken Brain

Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Newsday, New York Magazine, New Scientist, Newsweek, Salon, Redbook, O: the Oprah Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice,Brill’s Content, Cerebrum and other major publications. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In this episode we spoke to Maia about addiction, and re-understanding ways in which we can treat it as an illness/disease. This is a great conversation on how we can better handle one of the most plaguing things in our culture, addiction.

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Episode 59 – Tim Urban – Wait But Why 1

Tim Urban is one of the most talented, bright-minded individuals specializing in creating long form content on the internet today. He is the writer/illustrator and co-founder of the blog Wait But Why, where he writes in-depth posts on a wide range of topics, from why we procrastinate to why artificial intelligence is scary to why we haven’t seen any signs of aliens. His blog has reached astronomical proportions with its readership – started in 2013, it now has over 350,000 email subscribers, and over a million people visit the site each month. Tim’s Ted Talk on procrastination is one of the most hilarious, insightful talks ever given, it has reached over 5million views. This is a great conversation with a person who is considered one of the most creative and talented bloggers on the internet.

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Episode 47 – Simon G. Powell

Simon G. Powell is Author of: The Psilocybin Solution (2011), Darwin’s Unfinished Business (2012) and Magic Mushroom Explorer In this episode we briefly touch on the neurological benefits of psilocybin. We cover aspects of the global consciousness system, nature;  as an intelligence system and its role in our history and culture as a species. We talk about ways to reconnect with this intelligence and how we can further this re-connection by realigning with the “inner” part of ourselves. eviews of Simon’s Work: “Simon G. Powell has crafted a magnificent, multifaceted argument for the reintegration of psychedelics into science, culture, psychotherapy, and religion to inspire our unbalanced species before we ‘push the biosphere […]

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Episode 46 – Mr. Peter Panagore

Peter Baldwin Panagore is the host of a daily inspirational TV and radio broadcast that airs on two NBC stations throughout Maine. Peter is an avid sailor and alpine. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, with a focus on systematic theology and Christian mysticism. His educational background and his 30 years of yoga and meditative practice and work as a pastor with the dying and grieving has given Peter a unique insight, language, and perspective on heaven, God, death, life, love, beauty, and hope. The retired pastor, who writes for The Huffington Post Blog […]

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Episode 43 – Rick Doblin Ph.D

Rick Doblin, Ph.D is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Rick Doblin received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. He currently resides in Boston with his wife and three children. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. […]

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