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Derek Beres is the Director of Content at RChain Cooperative, a group fitness instructor at Equinox Fitness, and a columnist for Big Think and 24 Hour Fitness. In this podcast he discusses movement, neuroscience, psychology, mythology, technology, and music, sometimes alone, sometimes with guests. More info at derekberes.com.

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Derek Beres is the Director of Content at RChain Cooperative, a group fitness instructor at Equinox Fitness, and a columnist for Big Think and 24 Hour Fitness. In this podcast he discusses movement, neuroscience, psychology, mythology, technology, and music, sometimes alone, sometimes with guests. More info at derekberes.com.

    79: Psychedelics and Imagination (with Richard J. Miller)

    79: Psychedelics and Imagination (with Richard J. Miller)

    Richard J. Miller is the Alfred Newton Richards Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and author of Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs.

    78: MDMA and Ayahuasca in Therapy (with Charles Grob)

    78: MDMA and Ayahuasca in Therapy (with Charles Grob)

    Charles Grob is a professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He was the first researcher granted FDA approval to clinically study MDMA and ayahuasca in the nineties and has spent nearly 50 years studying psychedelics.

    77: The Future of Psychedelics Research (with Michael Ehlers)

    77: The Future of Psychedelics Research (with Michael Ehlers)

    Michael Ehlers is the former Executive Vice President for Research and Development at Biogen and former Chief Scientific Officer for Neuroscience at Pfizer. He was recently named as an advisor to Field Trip Health, the psychedelic research organization that has opened the world’s first psilocybin research center.

    76: Success Begins with Not Craving Success (with Alla Kovgan)

    76: Success Begins with Not Craving Success (with Alla Kovgan)

    Alla Kovgan is the award-winning filmmaker of “Nora” and many others. Her latest documentary, “Cunningham,” focuses on the work of avant-garde choreographer Merce Cunningham’s work between 1942-72.

    75: Everything You Want to Know About Marijuana (with David Bienenstock)

    75: Everything You Want to Know About Marijuana (with David Bienenstock)

    David Bienenstock is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High and co-creator of the podcast Great Moments in Weed History. Previously, he served as Head of Content at Hight Times and worked at VICE Media, where he co-produced the series, Bong Appetit.

    74: Cautionary Tales (with Tim Harford)

    74: Cautionary Tales (with Tim Harford)

    Tim Harford has a popular Financial Times column where he writes thought pieces on the economics of the everyday experience. His books, including The Undercover Economist and Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, have become worldwide bestsellers and his TED talks have garnered over 8 million views.  His new podcast is Cautionary Tales.

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Consistent intelligent discussions

Each conversation is relevant to the guest, yet relates back to several themes that run through all the episodes. He'll weave in a lot of the same points and facts, so you end up getting several perspectives on the same topic. He is well prepared and manages to ask at least one question that surprises the guest and forces them to really pause and consider their response.

The Bartman Cometh ,

Great show!

Derek Beres brings an honest, informative, and all around good listen to the podcast scene. Highly recommended.

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Come to Derek Beres for intellectual yoga.

I'm going to Derek's workshop at Yoga Pearl next week, and got on iTunes to check out his podcast before the workshop this month. Initially what caught my attention was the workshop title, 'Neuroscience of Music and Yoga'. And as I've been listening to his podcasts, I feel pleseantly surprised to feel human again while listening to someone talk about yoga; all too often I feel like yoga is hand-wavey and slapped together with some sandskrit sugar sprinkled on top, so this podcast was a refreshing change. I can't wait for the workshop to hear science, music, and yoga integrated. Listen to this podcast to experience intellect, music, and yoga (which is also highly intellectual) on higher, more real level.

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