Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who studies the potential of humans, technology and culture as we advance into the future. An expert in flow states, Steven is Co-founder and Director of Research at the Flow Genome Project, a body created to research this fascinating state of being. He is the author of a number of bestselling books, such as the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire, in which he documents the underground revolution in peak performance, and The Rise of Superman, a book that decodes the science of flow.
Kasper van der Meulen is a best-selling author, science teacher and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing superhuman focus, fitness, and personal freedom. Kasper put himself through numerous experiments and challenges. He optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultra marathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bite-sized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches. This is a fantastic episode!
Danielle Laporte is a titan in the self help industry. Forbes magazine has named LaPorte’s blog one of “The Top 100 Sites For Women” in 2012, calling her “a contrarian self-help guru.” She’s on Oprah’s “Super Soul 100 Leaders,” because, in Oprah’s words, LaPorte’s enterprises are “uniquely connecting the world with a spiritual energy that matters.” Today, Virtuonica, the multi-media publishing company she founded in 2016. White Hot Truth was published by Virtuonica. This conversation goes deep into debunking some self help myths, empowering yourself and your mission and so much more.
Caveh Zahedi, 56, is an American film director and actor of Iranian descent. His obcure, whimsical films have earned him a devoted underground following. He began making films while earning his BA in philosophy at Yale University. Caveh is one of the most interesting film makers/actors in the industry and in this conversation we cover a span of ideas including the human condition, success in film and so much more.
Bonnie Greenwell Ph.D has covered the various aspects of kundalini for over 30 years. She is regarded as one of the most credentialed people to cover the various aspects of Kundalini. Since 1983 she has worked as a transpersonal therapist with people having non-ordinary experiences associated with spiritual awakening, especially with kundalini arising, which was the topic of her doctoral dissertation at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
Michael Marshall Smith is a writer that writes in various formats: novels, for screen and short stories. His first published story was The Man Who Drew Cats, and this won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 for “Best Short Story”. His first novel, Only Forward, followed in 1991 and won the August Derleth Award for best novel in 1995 and the Philip K. Dick Award in 2000. He has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 95, 96 and 97. His stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including volumes of Dark Voices and Dark Terrors. Other notable novels/stories are The Straw Men novels (The Straw Men, The Lonely Dead and Blood of Angels).