Gary Lachman – “The Power of Magic in the Modern World”

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In this conversation Jeff Carreira speaks with author and former rockstar, Gary Lachman about his book Dark Star Rising: Magik and Power in the Age of Trump, and the reality of magic in the world today. The conversation explores how Gary’s post-modern attitudes have led to the revitalization of magic in the world, and includes discussion about the twentieth century magician Aleister Crowley, psychologist Carl Jung, the English philosopher Collin Wilson, and other pioneers of modern magic.

M.R. O’Connor – “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things”

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Maura R. O’Connor, a bright and compassionate humanitarian, ecologist and journalist talks with Jeff Carreira about some of the philosophical questions that she raises in her book Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things. In this discussion you will hear a fresh voice calling into question many of our common assumption about ecological conservation and environmentalism.

Robert D. Richardson – “Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James”

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In this episode, recorded over a decade ago, Jeff Carreira speaks with the biographer Robert Richardson, who died last month. In this conversation he discusses his writings on Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William James. Richardson devoted 10 years to researching and writing each of these three biographies and each presents a detailed picture that brings the personalities of these men and their achievements vividly to life. In the wake of his recent passing, we want to honor Robert D. Richardson by offering this interview for you to listen to and enjoy.