30 episodes

The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get ready to travel on this remarkable journey with us. And remember, it could literally save your life!

Cryonics Underground Max Marty & Daniel Walters

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Cryonics Underground podcast explores the fascinating and underappreciated world of Cryonics - the process of pausing your biological functions at the moment of legal death with the goal of reviving you in the future. Join us for in-depth discussions on the scientific, social, philosophical, technological, and political implications of this unique and extraordinary experiment. Featuring leaders in the Cryonics industry alongside futurists, philosophers, scientists, and many others. Get ready to travel on this remarkable journey with us. And remember, it could literally save your life!

    John Smart - Alternative Methods of Brain Preservation

    John Smart - Alternative Methods of Brain Preservation

    Important Note! Join your hosts Max and Daniel, plus luminaries from across the Cryonics industry, at the upcoming Global Cryonics Summit on July 20-21st in Miami, Florida. Go to globalcryonicssummit.com for early-bird tickets and more information.

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    In this episode, Max and Daniel are joined by John Smart, the Vice President and Co-Founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation.  Our wide-ranging conversation delves into some of the lesser know alternatives to traditional cryopreservation.
    In this episode, we explore:
    John Smarts many roles as a futurist, foresight consultant and entrepreneur.The Brain Preservation Foundation: Brief History and MissionThe Brain Preservation Prize and its winnersAldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation  (ASC)The many methods of brain preservation scienceQuestions about the true cost of brain preservationJohns famous article on "The Three Camps of Brain Preservation"Debates about the nature of identity and consciousness And much more! As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server and the Cryonics Subreddit.

    Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode.

    You can also find the Cryonics Underground Podcast and host Max Marty on Twitter.

    Links:
    The Brain Preservation Foundation
    Aspirational Neuroscience
    Foresight University

    • 2 hr 44 min
    Update Episode: Milestones and Upcoming Events

    Update Episode: Milestones and Upcoming Events

    In this brief update episode, Max and Daniel take a break from their usual guest format to share some exciting announcements and milestones.
    In this update episode, we discuss:
    Cryosphere's Growth: Celebrating the big achievement of reaching 1,000 members in our community.

    Upcoming AMA: All about the "Ask Me Anything" session on Saturday, October 28th at 1PM CDT (UTC-5) at the Cryosphere cryonics discord server. Click here to learn about our esteemed panelists and how to participate.

    r/cryonics Subreddit Revamp: The cryonics subreddit is under new management. Get insights into what's new and what to expect in the future. 

    Cryonics Conference Teaser: A sneak peek into our plans for an industry-wide Cryonics conference slated for next year and how interested parties can get involved. To get in touch with us about sponsorship, email us at cryonicsunderground@gmail.com

    Next Episode Preview: A hint at our next episode featuring Sayer Johanson, the chief operations officer at Suspended Animation Inc.Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode.

    • 6 min
    James Arrowood - New Leadership and New Directions at Alcor

    James Arrowood - New Leadership and New Directions at Alcor

    In this episode, Max and Daniel are joined by James Arrowood, Alcor's new CO-CEO.  Our wide-ranging conversation delves into James's approach to leadership, his views on Alcor as a business and several of his upcoming strategic initiatives.
    In this captivating conversation, we explore:
    The upcoming strategic meeting taking place in Estes Park, CO on Aug 25th and 26th (see below for tickets and more info).How James views his role alongside Marji Klima as CO-CEO.How James separates his approach from his predecessors. The new in-house DART approach to SST at AlcorAlcor vs the competitionThe for-profit non-profit distinctions in the Cryonics industryManaging legal exposure and legal risk in this industryCommunity questionsAnd more! As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server.

    Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode.

    For tickets to the upcoming strategic meeting in Estes Park, CO, check out this eventbrite page here. The event will be taking place at well known the Stanley Hotel, so be sure to call them for a special member discount on a room for the event.

    You can also find the Cryonics Underground Podcast and host Max Marty on Twitter.

    • 2 hr 51 min
    Michael Benjamin - Intriguing Outcomes of Alcor's Meta-Analysis

    Michael Benjamin - Intriguing Outcomes of Alcor's Meta-Analysis

    In this episode, Max and Daniel sit down with Michael Benjamin to discuss his meta-analysis of Alcor's case history. He is working on a comprehensive meta-analysis of all Alcor patient cases, an endeavor whose goal is to develop, experimentally validate, and refine a quantitative cryopreservation evaluation methodology. Michael brings with him 20 years of experience in physics, engineering and mathematics having worked at places such as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Brookhaven National Labs and Lockheed Martin.

    Topics include:
    Michael's experience in the space industry His unique health challenges and how they could affect his cryopreservationThe inception of Alcor's Meta-Analysis projectS-Mix score and why he values it as a primary metricConcerns and limitations with the S-Mix scoreSome surprising results of the meta-analysis The dangers of unattended death and suicideThe newly established Biostasis Technologies organization and what it means for the industryAnd much more...As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server.

    Click here to check out our YouTube video version of the episode.

    Link to Biostasis Technologies and Michael and Aschwin de Wolf's S-Mix Paper

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Aubrey de Grey - Bridging the Gap between Cryonics and Life Extension

    Aubrey de Grey - Bridging the Gap between Cryonics and Life Extension

    In this episode, Max and Daniel sit down with the renowned Aubrey de Grey to discuss the connection between life extension and cryonics. They cover a wide range of topics, diving into the latest breakthroughs and obstacles in both fields.
    In this captivating conversation, they explore:
    The current state of rejuvenation technologiesRecent advances in longevity research over the past decadeChallenges still facing life extension sciencePerspectives on achieving longevity escape velocityProgress in robust mouse rejuvenation experimentsAubrey de Grey's journey into the world of cryonicsTanya Jones's new cryonics venture, KeiniceInnovative cryopreservation techniques using helium persufflationThe importance of cryonics vs life extensionThe potential for cryonics to become mainstreamThe search for major donors to support cryonics researchAnd much more! As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server.

    Click here for the YouTube video version of this episode.

    Check out the brand new: Longevity Escape Velocity Foundation

    Follow Aubrey de Grey on Twitter. You can also find the Cryonics Underground Podcast and host Max Marty on Twitter too.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    Rebecca Ziegler - Tomorrow Bio Sets Sail for the New World

    Rebecca Ziegler - Tomorrow Bio Sets Sail for the New World

    In this episode we’re speaking with Rebecca Ziegler - Product Manager at Tomorrow Bio, a member of the Berlin Standby Team, and the newest moderator on the Cryosphere.
    Why Rebecca chose business over politicsWhat it’s like to work at Tomorrow BioJob opportunities in European CryonicsWhy Tomorrow Bio is expanding to the USProfit vs Nonprofit corporate structures in the Cryonics spaceThe motivations of CryonicistsTomorrow Bio’s new “Brain Only” cryopreservationAlcor’s “Neuro” option vs TB’s “Brain Only” optionHow Tomorrow Bio views marketing cryonics to the publicWhy Tomorrow Biostasis changed their name to Tomorrow BioWhy female cryonicists are less common than male CryonicstsThe migration of the Biostasis Hub to the Cryosphere Discord ServerQuestions from the Cryosphere on R&DRebecca’s experience hosting a Ukrainian refugeeChat GPT and if cryonicists should be worried about runaway AGI?You can also check out our video version on YouTube.
    As can find Max and Daniel and Rebecca over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. And you can find out more about Tomorrow Bio at tomorrow.bio

    • 2 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JohnMa$$ ,

Very informative

Thank you for enlightening us with the variety of information on each podcast. I started listening recently, went back to the beginning and have a few to go. Well spoken and great way of analyzing topics covered. You have a committed listener, keep up the great hard work!

JSH3017 ,

Finally, a cryopod—and a good one!

At long last, there is a thoughtful, comprehensive, well-made podcast about all things cryonics. I’ve really enjoyed the conversations so far. The topics are wide ranging and yet always come back to issues that are both fun to think about and genuinely relevant to cryonics—that is, they strike a balance between flights of fancy about the future and nature of the mind (always a blast!) and the nitty-gritty of making cryonics work in the real world.

Can’t wait to see where this pod goes! Already looking forward to more conversations.

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