Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He writes about cognitive science, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, and cross-cultural philosophy, especially Buddhist philosophy in dialogue with Western philosophy of mind and cognitive science. On this episode we discuss the concepts behind Evan’s latest book, Waking, Dreaming Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy, including the role of the self, consciousness from a Buddhist and scientific perspective, lucid dreaming, and reincarnation. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.
My guest is bass player and producer extraordinaire Adam Dorn, aka Mocean Worker, who joins me live in Palms, Los Angeles to discuss streaming music, the art of production, making a living in music, and, somehow, Nicki Minaj. Show music by Adam. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.
Dax-Devlon Ross is the Executive Director of the NY/Newark chapters of After School All-Stars. He is also a prolific writer, covering issues concerning race and the prison system for the NY Times, Time, Next City and more. Dax is also an old and very close friend. We started a publishing company together in 2005 and have hiked more times than I can ever remember. We have also been pulled over by the cops more times than I can remember, which prompted this episode, in which we discuss the recent Charleston shootings, growing up black in DC, race perception, and whether gay/transgender rights are really the ‘new Civil Rights.’ Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.
In this first podcast I explore the three most meaningful aspects of my life: music, movement, mythology. I take a look at the intersection of the three and how that results in the international-flavored yoga mixtapes I release on my Soundcloud. Stay in touch: http://www.derekberes.com.