24 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 • 6 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!

    Max Marty - The Cryonics Survey of 2022

    Max Marty - The Cryonics Survey of 2022

    In this special episode, Max Marty is speaking with return guest host Nikki Olson about the launch of the great Cryonics Survey of 2022. The Cryonics Survey is a large comprehensive survey of Cryonicists, the Cryocurious, and Cryocrastinators; intended to improve our understanding of the people most interested in this audacious endeavor.

    ---> Please take the survey at http://bit.ly/cryosurvey2022 ! ---

    In this episode we discuss: 
    Why does the Cryonics community need to better understand its members?What kind of data are we collecting with the survey?What can we do with this information? When will it be published, and what will that look like?You can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here.

    As always, you can find Max and Nikki over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. (but take the survey first)!

    • 30 min
    Kai Micah Mills - Why Pet Cryonics Matters

    Kai Micah Mills - Why Pet Cryonics Matters

    In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Kai Micah Mills. Kai is the Founder of Cryopets, the first company focused on pet cryopreservation. Before founding Cryopets, Kai founded and ran several entrepreneurial ventures the tech space. 

    In this episode we discuss: 
    Kai's history as a tech entrepreneurHis views on the value (or lack thereof) of traditional schoolingGrowing up religious, and the impact of a religious backgroundThe life extension tech treeWhy the life extension community doesn't embrace CryonicsCryopets - what it is, why work on this, where it is now, and where it's goingKai’s precise vision for how he intends to execute Kai's responses to major objections to his Cryopets planHow the Cryonics's industry’s existing views on pet cryopreservation have been detrimental to Cryonics as a wholeAnd more!You can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here. 

    As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server.

    - Find out more about Cryopets at Cryopets.com

    If you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast. 

    • 3 hr 15 min
    Carrie Radomski - Reshaping Cryonics in Canada

    Carrie Radomski - Reshaping Cryonics in Canada

    In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Carrie Radomski, President & Board Member of the Lifespan Society of British Columbia.
    Carrie is a geoscientist, writer, artist, crypto enthusiast, gold explorer (yes, the kind that goes looking for gold in the Yukon), and much more.

    In this episode we discuss: 
    The Lifespan SocietyCarrie and her family's long legacy of contrarianism Her varied political leanings, past and presentCarries career as a gold explorer in the Yukon!  The legend of the Sour Toe whiskey...Life extension enthusiasts vs Cryonics enthusiastsGold vs Bitcoin as store of valueHow small planes are more dangerousThe Lifespan Societies legal challenge of the Crown The future of the Lifespan Society as an SST organization And much more...You can also check out our new YouTube version of the episode!

    As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.

    Links: https://www.lifespansociety.com/

    If you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast. 

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Bonus Episode: The Cryosphere Roundtable

    Bonus Episode: The Cryosphere Roundtable

    To celebrate coming back from our short hiatus, today we bring you our first bonus episode! This is the audio version of the new cryonics YouTube series: The Cryosphere Roundtable.

    The question we discuss today is: 


    What books should every cryonicist read?
    The inaugural episode of a regularly occurring discussion amongst the mods of the The Cryosphere Discord channel. Every month we'll be discussing a different cryonics topic. Occasionally, we'll grab some unwitting members from the channel and force them to look at our faces for an extended period of time. And also talk with us.

    If you prefer a visual medium, we suggest you watch the funnier and more animated YouTube version, here.

    Lastly, don't forget to check out The Cryosphere community on Discord! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Robin Hanson - Conformity & Cryonics (+ Guest Host Nikki Olson)

    Robin Hanson - Conformity & Cryonics (+ Guest Host Nikki Olson)

    On this episode of the podcast, Max is joined by special guest host and previous guest, Nikki Olson.

    For the first time, we're are also publishing the video of our full conversation over on Youtube! You can find it at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acp6tBSJgE4

    Today, Max and Nikki are speaking with long time Cryonicist Robin Hanson. Robin is an associate professor of Economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute. He's published several books and papers including the Age of Em, The Elephant in the Brain, and most recently a paper on what he calls "Grabby Aliens" a followup to his earlier line of inquiry around the fermi paradox and the possible great filter in front of us. He's also published on the subject of Cryonics for over a decade, much of which can be found on his popular blog, Overcoming Bias. 
    Why aren’t more “contrarians”, like Robin, interested in Cryonics?The idea of offering to pay for (or defray the cost of) Cryonics for our friends?Max’s “GoFreezeMe” idea - to allow anyone to contribute to the cryopreservation of anyone else.Prediction markets & Cryonics.How could the Cryonics industry grow more quickly in the coming years?Theories on why there aren’t more women in Cryonics.Revival scenarios & bringing resources with you.Plastination and room temperature storage ideas.The “Uncanny Valley” problem with Cryonics?Brain uploading vs biological repair.Why are Cryonicists so… normal?Overrated or underrated including: Pet CryonicsThe Simulation Argument and moreYou can find both Max and Nikki over at the Cryosphere Discord server or email the pod at cryonicsunderground [at] G mail .com

    @makesmarty
    @robinhanson

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Patrick Harris - Leading Alcor's Evolution

    Patrick Harris - Leading Alcor's Evolution

    In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Patrick Harris, the CEO and President of Alcor. Patrick is speaking with us today on several major new initiatives he's been working on over the past several months. We'll be doing both a reveal of Patrick's new initiatives along with a deep dive into the thinking and goals behind them.

    Before his role at Alcor, Patrick was a healthcare executive, innovator, and business strategist with experience in the healthcare industry including McKesson and Safeway Corporate Pharmacy. Having experience in healthcare technology, products, and services, and managing a couple billion in revenue. He is a named inventor on more than 40 non-public patent applications.
    In this episode we discuss:
    Patrick's background and how he came to his position at AlcorThe obstacles that Alcor had historically struggled withAlcor's business model - Research, Education, and GrowthAlcor's new Enhanced Agreements and Online Signup processAlcor's new permanent prepay optionNew Member OptionsPet CryonicsAge Based Due StructuresThe new Independent Cryonics Educator (ICE) ProgramAlcor's future ambitionsAnd much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.

    Links:

    - Alcor's New Business Model PDF

    - Special Issue of Cryonics Magazine for Alcor’s 50th Anniversary


    The Cryonics Underground podcast Is hiring!  We're looking for a great audio engineer. Details here.

    • 2 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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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