One of my favourite youtube channels is the Kurzgesagt: In A Nutshell channel. They put out science videos once a month.Follow @InspirePod
In this short video my next guest, Virginia Heffernan, describes how she approaches the internet as a massive work of art in her book, Magic And Loss.
This audio-slideshow appears courtesy of online culture magazine www.VULGO.ie, where it first appeared. It is by Deirdre Mulrooney [www.deirdremulrooney.com], co-founder and editor of Www.VULGO.ie
Photographer Dragana Jurisic is my next guest. Here’s a small teaser of what she’s about. Come back on Wednesday for our full interview, episode notes etc.
It was my great pleasure to interview the co-founder of headspace, Andy Puddicombe (listen here).
Headspace is a brilliant way to introduce yourself to meditation and mindfulness. They have a great youtube channel but here’s 3 of their videos to give you a flavour of why you should meditate and what benefits you can reasonably expect from taking 10 mins a day to sit.
This is a beautiful little video from the New Yorker about the positive effects Psilocybin can have on people going through psychological or existential trauma.
Michael Pollan followed one of the NYU’s Psilocybin Cancer research participants, Eddie Maritz, as he underwent the treatment and described his experience.Follow @InspirePod
When I was showing a fella I work with last week the Pale Blue Dot video by Sagan I posted here he asked me if I’d ever heard of Alan Watts. I hadn’t. That was 2 days ago. I watched this video and am now so charmed that I’ve listened, read, and watched lots of Watts since. I feel an obsession coming on.
Alan Watts, where’ve you been all my life?
Carl Sagan’s famous Pale Blue Dot speech from the original Cosmos series is one of my favourite pieces of philosophy. It’s a reminder, a warning, a humbling piece of advice, a life perspective, and a sincere plea to all of us.
This version is the original. The artwork on the header image is from a brilliant comic strip version of the speech by Zen Pencils.
Andy Puddicombe is the founder of Headspace. I’ve used the Headpsace App on and off for the last 2 years and it’s a brilliant, simple, free, introduction to mindfulness.
Listen to my interview with Andy here.