Jason Louv stops by the podcast table to talk Vedanta, Magick and sorting through the new age nonsense to find the good stuff. Jason is truly an incredible human and an amazing guest. Over the course of the hour Jason blew Zach's mind on the practice and application of magick and how it can change your life!
Jason is the author, journalist and editor of Ultraculture.org and the founder of Magick.Me - really, if you have any interest in learning about this martial arts for your consciousness practice check out his site.
Jason Bentley came over to the podcast table (yes it's a table) at Zach's house to spend some time talking about KCRW, Los Angeles, the importance of music in life and how the musical landscape is changing right before our very eyes.
Jason is the host of KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and also serves as the stations music director.
"I think being passionate about music and culture is fundamentally what enables me to be successful. I'm driven to share that excitement, whether it's DJ'ing at an art exhibit, working on a film project, or broadcasting from the radio station every day. It gives me a real sense of purpose."
That purpose has taken shape growing up at KCRW, beginning as a phone volunteer the summer after high school, scoring a nighttime air shift in 1992 with Metropolis running for 16 years, and ultimately being promoted to music director of the station.
Trudy stopped by IAH to hang out with Zach for over an hour to share her story of starting Insight LA, her reflections on the world around us and some exquisite ancient wisdom teachings for the modern world.
Trudy Goodman, Ph.D., is Founder and Guiding Teacher of InsightLA, a non-profit organization for Vipassana meditation training and secular mindfulness education. Trudy was a psychotherapist in private practice for 25 years and studied Buddhist meditation for 36 years with Asian and Western teachers. She was the fourth teacher of MBSR, mindfulness-based stress reduction, which she taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Mystic, buddhist, psychedelic visionary and author of the seminal book "Zig Zag Zen" - Allan Badiner stops by the IAH studio to hang out with Zach and Elijah. Allan explores the relationship between buddhism and psychedelics with ease, grace and some evidence that may blow your mind.
"Zig Zag Zen" is available at book stores everywhere and of course, at Amazon.com
Buddhism and psychedelic exploration share a common concern: the liberation of the mind. The new edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics has substantially evolved from the landmark anthology that launched the first serious inquiry into the moral, ethical, doctrinal, and transcendental considerations of the intersection of Buddhism and psychedelics.
Activist, film maker and Sankofa.org Co-Director, Gina Belafonte stops by IAH to drop some knowledge on the status of the #blacklivesmatter movement, how the arts can bring awareness to race relations in America and to share some great stories about her father, Harry Belafonte.
Also, the track "Don't let them get away with Murder" by Jasiri X is somewhere in the middle of the show. Enjoy.
Media theorist and cultural visionary Douglas Rushkoff brainstorms the future of everything with Zach and Elijah. Over the course of more than hour, Douglas fills us in on the disrupition around Uber, the need for peer to peer economies and the over arching need to be present in the future, which is now.
Futurist, author and computer scientist Ramez Naam discusses how what we call "the future" is actually working in our lives now. Oh, Ramez also teaches at Singulairty University and doesn't think that we have to worry about robots coming from the future to arrest us for sins of the future.
Ethan sits down with Zach and Elijah to talk about the current state of the war on drugs in America and an overall return to sanity on how best to approach it.
Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.
Described by Rolling Stone as "the point man" for drug policy reform efforts and "the real drug czar," Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.
This episode also features the debut of the "Ask a Rapper" segement featuring the one and only Bishop Lamont.
Episode 1 - Zach and Elijah talk with two of the great western spiritual masters of our time, Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield on the topic of trust. The episode also includes an incredible contribution from our friend Eva Clay, a Los Angeles based womens empowerment leader.