8 episodes

Carl Sagan famously wrote “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”. Join Emmy-nominated television personality, futurist and filmmaker Jason Silva on a deep dive into the wonderland at the edge of the world’s knowledge. In these episodes Jason explores Technology and transhumanism, Science and spirituality, Psychedelics and psychotherapy. Mental health and transformation, Awe and Wonder and the existential realities of the human condition.

Flow Sessions with Jason Silva Kast Media

    • Education
    • 4.7, 142 Ratings

Carl Sagan famously wrote “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”. Join Emmy-nominated television personality, futurist and filmmaker Jason Silva on a deep dive into the wonderland at the edge of the world’s knowledge. In these episodes Jason explores Technology and transhumanism, Science and spirituality, Psychedelics and psychotherapy. Mental health and transformation, Awe and Wonder and the existential realities of the human condition.

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He's writer of essayistic books that have been described as a philosophy of everyday life. He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called the School of Life. Dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain's latest book published in September 2019 is a collection of essays written for the School of Life titled "The School of Life: An Emotional Education". Now, I've been a fan of Alan de Botton since 1997. He is brilliant, eloquent, sensitive, and captivating. He blows my mind and it is such a thrill to bring this conversation to you guys. It is a true mind jam for the ages. And so without further ado, I present my conversation with Alain de Botton. Welcome to Flow Sessions.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Michael Pollan

    Michael Pollan

    For more than 30 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect-- on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. He's the author of the new book, How to Change Your Mind, with the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence, and five New York times bestsellers. His book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post. It also won the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, the James Beard Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Pollan is a professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and he's also a professor of practice of non-fiction at Harvard University. Please welcome Michael Pollan.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly is an author, philosopher, and public intellectual. He is the founding executive editor of Wired Magazine and a former editor and publisher of The Whole Earth Review. He is the best selling author of Out of Control and What Technology Wants. I love this man’s mind. Please enjoy and welcome Kevin Kelly.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Erik Davis

    Erik Davis

    Erik Davis is an American writer, scholar, journalist, and public speaker whose writings have ranged from Rock criticism to cultural analysis to creative explorations of esoteric mysticism. He is perhaps best known for his dazzling book, “TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information” as well as his work on California counter culture including Burning Man, the human potential movement, and the writings of Philip K. Dick. Please welcome the one and only, Erik Davis.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jamie Wheal

    Jamie Wheal

    Jamie Wheal is the co-author of the global best selling book “Stealing Fire”. He is the executive director of the Flow Genome Project and the leading expert in the neurophysiology of human performance. His work combines a background in expeditionary, education, wilderness, medicine, and surf rescue. With over a decade of advising high growth companies on strategy, execution, and leadership. Jamie’s coaching ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the US Naval War College and Red Bull. Jamie Wheal is an absolute genius. You guys are going to love this episode.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rick Doblin

    Rick Doblin

    Rick Doblin is the founder and executive director of the Multi-Disciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, MAPS. He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana. You guys are in for a treat with this incredible conversation with the incredible Rick Doblin.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

djkezako ,

Love the content the guests and the host!

Jason, your words are resonating with my thoughts. Thanks for being a tuning key for my complex mind. And here I thought I was alone in my daily quest for amazement and “Unboredom”! I would love to be interviewed one day or interview you as I am making some decisions as to expanded significance to my life..The podcast is a dance between guest and host and well balanced.

maurogotera ,

Interruptions

Rated a 5 because i can only hope that the podcast thrives. Been listening to Jason on other podcasts for some time & he’s an absolute philosophical wizard. With that being said, though, I must say i wish he’d allow the guest to speak & let his ideas unravel instead of constantly interrupting. I couldn’t quite finish the episode because it was uncomfortable to listen to in that sense. Can only hope this serves as constructive criticism in order to help the podcast shift into an educational gem... considering the brilliance of the host & his guests. Saludos. Will give another more recent episode a chance

Gkrim ,

Let the guest speak

There are fantastic guests on the show, but more then half the time (it seems) Silva is talking. Ask questions and let the guests speak, don’t interrupt and talk over them. The content is great, but the host is (even though smart and knowledgeable) talks too much.
Best Gary

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