Podcast episodes

Professor Steve Fuller on transhumanism and life-extension

Let's talk transhumanism. Steve Fuller Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, England talks to Holly Chant of the band Xylaroo, to give her inspiration for a new song. 

Social Epistemology, what it is and how it…

Dr Caroline Leaf on how to grow your brain

In this conversation, Dr. Caroline Leaf inspires a song about the struggle for sanity in our crazy world. Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist and was one of the first in her field to study how the…

Judy Wicks—going local is the solution to all our problems

Jack Stafford's guest as inspiration for a new song is Judy Wicks, an activist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker working to build a more compassionate, just, regenerative and locally-based economy.

FROM ME TO WE

All our problems…

Diana Winston and her MAP to mindfulness

Today's guest is Diana Winston, author of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness, and the co-author of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. 

She has taught mindfulness for health…

Binyamin Appelbaum on how economists rose to rule the world

Binyamin Appelbaum, of The New York Times, talks about his book, The Economists' Hour, which traces the rise of the economists, first in the United States and then around the globe, as their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing…

Charles van Rees on invasive species (ft. Musical guests Creature Comfort)

Charles van Rees is a conservation biologist and naturalist specializing in freshwater ecology, ornithology, and human-wildlife water conflict. Freshwater ecosystems are a primary focus of his work because of their extremely high levels of threat, important ecosystem services, and multifarious…

Richard Lawrence on the Nine Freedoms

Richard Lawrence is the Executive Secretary of The Aetherius Society for Europe and Africa, which is the oldest UFO contacts organizations in Britain, and possibly the world. He is also a Bishop in The Aetherius Churches. Richard has devoted his…

The legend of Janet Varney (ft. Frances Luke Accord)

Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the award-winning voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s critically-acclaimed standout hit “The Legend of Korra,” a role for which she continues…

Dennis Tirch on treating yourself with compassion

Dr. Tirch is the Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, the first clinical training center for Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) in the United States. Dr. Tirch has been described as one of the country’s foremost leaders in compassion…

VOCAL MASTERCLASS with Lisa Paglin and Marianna Brilla

This is a special one-off episode where I’ve invited revolutionary singing teachers Lisa Paglin and Marianna Brilla back on the show (listen to Episode 58 first), to give advice to singers with vocal problems. 

Thank you to these talented artists…

Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 8

A commentary on the last 12 songs created for the Podsongs project, with musicians Jack Stafford, Maurizio Sarnicola, Massimino Voza and Luigi Falcione. Go behind the scenes with the band to hear how they made the songs inspired by…