Good faith conversations exploring ideas & practices that drive personal & collective development. Jason Snyder & Jared Janes host a wide variety of guests with the goal of enacting inclusive/metamodern & contemplative sensibilities.
#45 Both/And Awards
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder come back one more time to give awards to stand-out Both/And episodes. First, they talk about what they've been up to for the past couple of months and then get to the awards: Most Convivial, Most Intellectually Stimulating, Most Challenging to My Worldview, Most Star-Struck, & MVP. Along the way, they also make a bunch of honorable mentions.
#44 Q&A, Hiatus & the Future
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk about Both/And's hiatus, the sensemaking web, podcasting as a medium, memetic mediation, local community, going 'meta', spirituality, their friendship, COVID, contemporary Vajrayana Buddism, their political triggers, the meta/integral left, GameB, thank you's, the Both/And awards, and more.
#43 Embracing the Dark with Leslie Rogers
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with Leslie Rogers about what led him to start the Light Dark Institute, being in a sex cult, kink & BDSM, his dark awakening, personality & identity transformation, dark desires, light vs dark personal work, influences on Leslie's practices, tantra, archetypes & deities, pleasure, healing, triggering & mythopoetic power, tribal psycho technologies, nonduality, Jared's inner cynic, civilization collapse & catastrophe, death, pain as pleasure, humiliation, stoicism, & more.
#42 The Ever-Present with Jeremy Johnson
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with Jeremy Johnson about what led to his interest in Jean Gebser, the nebulosity of time, non-linear consciousness evolution & developmental theory, Gebser's extraordinary writing style, the un-perspectival world, integral consciousness, the limits of intellect, mythical consciousness, pattern & nebulosity, wholeness & the spiritual elements of Gebser, process orientation vs systemization, Gebser vs Integral levels, meta-theories, the value of pop art, and more.
#41 Simpol Global Action with John Bunzl
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with John Bunzl about why he started Simpol & how it enables global cooperation, his multi-issue approach to global issues, UN failures, first-mover criteria, the democratic accountability strategy, partisanship, global pandemic preparation, efficiency vs resilience, power in metrics, cooperative competition, biomimicry in Simpol, Simpol's history & progress, the role of the nation-state, regional cooperation, diversity & locality, tyranny, getting involved, and more.
#40 Humility, Spirituality & Q&A
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk about humility, memetic mediation, Patreon goals & perks, acting from uncertainty, embodiment & trauma/baggage, map vs territory, individual vs group development, mindfulness, compassion, nonduality & enlightenment, tantric practice, guru abuse, emerging modern spirituality & the limitations of intellect, the void, subtle sensations & the brilliance of the mundane, constructed cognition, what we're both concentrated on at the moment, and more.
After just a few episodes, I’m a fan
The world is awash in great podcasts, but this one I will return to again and again. First one I sampled was the interview with Mark Forman, whose work I’m familiar with - it was clear, fun, and fascinating and included some aspects of an “integral theory primer” with some nice comments. Also loved Blockchain topic with David Atkinson, the one on Creativity and Religion with Gilles Deleuze and many others.
Hosts are superb - great questions, nice provocative but not overwhelming presence, always well prepared. Well done! I’m a fan.
Humble humans having sane conversations that bring us all forward instead of left, right, or wrong.
More contemplative guests please!
Was stoked to see Vince on the show. Would be awesome to see more meditation / contemplative guests. Can’t wait to see what comes of the show and witness it’s evolution!