An irregular discussion of current events, popular culture, unpopular culture, economics, hip-hop, and killer robots
DS #122: Nimbus X Ch 1
A special treat on the day before my new scifi novel Delivery to Nimbus X drops. Here's Chapter 1 of the audiobook, exclusively released to my awesome SynCast audience.
The other chapters will appear on this feed in the weeks ahead. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!
DS #121: Mom and Rob
On this very special episode, I give thanks for my mom Linda and step-dad Rob! Listen as we discuss their lives and loves, their jobs and journeys. We recorded these conversations in Florida during the summer of 2021.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
DS #120: No Angels, No Demons
A discussion of fake binaries, the need to resist oversimplification, and how to sustain the complexity. Featuring audio from Alan Watts.
Plus: A first look at the Nimbus X book!
Alan Watts: Prickles & Goo
ESP: Resisting Oversimplification
Facebook Live video of this episode
DS #119: Teacher Appreciation Poetry
A short little SynCast, especially aimed at my teacher friends. As some of you know, Teacher Appreciation Week is a sick joke. But I was inspired by Sarah Kay to share some of my teaching-related poems. So … enjoy!
Facebook Live video
Shove Yer Appreciation
Get Off My Cape!
The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done
I Should Have Learned By Now
DS #118: Epistemological Security
or: How Scientology Helped Me Better Understand #BLM
On this episode I dig through a documentary about Scientology, how it connects to my fascination with NXIVM, and what it can teach us about the psychological torment of Black folks (and people of color) all over the United States.
DS #117: Ontological Security
On this episode, I discuss how we find purpose, what it means to "be yourself", and how people become convinced that true happiness lies in a cult, a political affiliation, a street gang, a corporate logo, or a social media brand.
I'm still trying to master the art of simultaneously broadcasting live on Facebook and recording the SynCast at the same time, so I apologize for any hiccups I didn't fix.
Thanks for listening and let me know: How did you figure out who YOU are? (Or maybe you're still figuring that out. Tell me about it.)
FB Live video of this episode
Meat Beat Manifesto: Your Mind Belongs to the State
Escaping NXIVM podcast (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Alice meets the caterpillar in Wonderland: Who Are You?