16 episodes

Jak Hutchcraft speaks with creatives, thinkers, believers and dreamers. Conversations around ideas and experiences, helping us navigate this weird and wonderful life.

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Jak Hutchcraft speaks with creatives, thinkers, believers and dreamers. Conversations around ideas and experiences, helping us navigate this weird and wonderful life.

    Head Transplants and Human Cloning

    Head Transplants and Human Cloning

    Dr. Brandy Schillace is a medical historian, alternative academic, author and an “adventurer at the intersections of medicine, history, technology, and literature.”

    In this episode we talk about head transplants and cloning. Her new book Mr. Humble & Dr. Butcher is about the complicated, eccentric American neurosurgeon Dr. Robert White and his quest to transplant a human head. It’s a mesmerizing journey through the history of transplant surgery, two-headed dogs, a couple of popes and the Cold War.

    We also had chance to talk about Dr. Schillace’s own life and how she got into weird science. Oh, and we chatted about human cloning and a UFO religion that believes we’re the descendants of extra-terrestrials (Raëlism).

    Buy her book here (UK): https://uk.bookshop.org/books/mr-humble-and-dr-butcher-a-monkey-s-head-the-pope-s-neuroscientist-and-the-quest-to-transplant-the-soul/9781982113773

    Or here (everywhere else): https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Humble-Dr-Butcher-Neuroscientist-ebook/dp/B08BZXBGYJ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=MR.+HUMBLE+%26+DR.+BUTCHER&qid=1605816534&sr=8-1

    Find out more at brandyschillace.com

    Follow Dr. Schillace on Twitter (@bschillace).



    You can read my article about the Raëlian religion here.

    You can see my work and tip me at jakhutchcraft.com

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hip Hop and Therapy

    Hip Hop and Therapy

    Conscious Route is a rapper and a psychotherapist.

    In this episode we talk about his music, mental health, adoption, psychotherapy and survival.

    His new album Lost Routes is out now and it's awesome. He also runs a great record label called True Hold.

    Follow Conscious Route on Instagram (@Conscious_Route) and Twitter (@Consciousroute).

    If you need a little help with your mental health please visit:

    https://www.samaritans.org/

    https://www.mind.org.uk  

    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    You can see my work and tip me at jakhutchcraft.com

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Religion and Identity

    Religion and Identity

    Jeremy Rwakasiisi is a Masters graduate of Religious Studies. He’s also a campaigner, creator and good mate of mine. 

    He’s currently doing a black history campaign to raise money for The Stephen Lawrence Foundation. You can buy his clothing here. 

    In this episode we talk about the history and spread of Christianity, Jeremy's upbringing, inequality, the protestant work ethic, identity, capitalism and other things. 

    Here’s a link to some weird stories that didn’t make it into the Bible. 

    Follow Jeremy on Instagram. @hiervisions 

    You can see my work and tip me at jakhutchcraft.com Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Rock & Roll Wisdom (with Matt Stocks)

    Rock & Roll Wisdom (with Matt Stocks)

    Matt Stocks is a podcaster, writer, DJ and photographer.

    He does two great podcasts: Life In The Stocks and Stoke The Fire. His first book Life In The Stocks is available now and it's awesome.

    In this episode we talk about his career in music journalism, creativity, rock and roll, mental health and survival. 

    Follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter: @MattstocksDJ 

    If you need a little help with your mental health please visit https://www.mind.org.uk.  

    You can see my work and tip me at jakhutchcraft.com

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Sex Work and BDSM

    Sex Work and BDSM

    Mistress Adreena Angela is a dominatrix, writer, activist and advocate for sex workers rights.

    She runs the Inanna Studio in London, where she indulges her clients deepest, raunchiest fantasies.

    In this episode we talk about her life, sex work, safety, censorship, feminism and loads of other things.

    Find out more at mistressadreena.co.uk

    See also: https://www.swarmcollective.org/

    https://prostitutescollective.net/

    https://www.redumbrellafund.org/

    You can see my work and tip me at jakhutchcraft.com

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Food and Sustainability

    Food and Sustainability

    Niaomh Convery is a chef, facilitator, advocate for social change and co-founder of The Shared Plate.

    In this episode we talk about food, seasonal diets, culture, sustainability, the future of food and all the cool stuff they do at The Shared Plate.

    The Shared Plate is a community interest company with people and food at its heart. They believe the right to good food should be shared by all and shouldn’t come at the cost of our planet or the lives of those working to produce it. They’ve got a zero-waste shop and café in Swansea, Wales.

    You can find out more at www.thesharedplate.co.uk

    You can see my work and tip me at www.jakhutchcraft.com

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram: @Jak_TH

    • 1 hr 17 min

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Interesting interview subjects interviewed by the intelligent, practical and insightful Jak. Worth a listen.