6 episodes

Mapping Minds is a podcast about consciousness through the lenses of spirituality, science, and philosophy. Jimmy Sudekum hosts conversations with experts in their respective fields, weaving the common thread between disparate, often clashing topics.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Mapping Minds is a podcast about consciousness through the lenses of spirituality, science, and philosophy. Jimmy Sudekum hosts conversations with experts in their respective fields, weaving the common thread between disparate, often clashing topics.

    Chessa Budai | Limits of Care

    Chessa Budai | Limits of Care

    Chessa and I go way back. She is a Biblical scholar turned elementary school therapist and an all-around thoughtful, compassionate, and charming human being. We talk about accepting and working within the limits of compassionate care, whether with her clients, her family, or her husband. This was one of the first episodes I recorded and is one of my favorites.

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    • 59 min
    BJ Miller | Sauntering Toward Meaning

    BJ Miller | Sauntering Toward Meaning

    BJ Miller is a palliative care physician, an instructor at UCSF's School of Medicine, and the coauthor of A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death. He also founded Mettle Health, an online team of end-of-life specialists who are innovating palliative care.


    The quote at the end of the show is read by Paul Bowles in the film The Sheltering Sky (based on Bowles' book with the same name). This episode is dedicated to Sarah.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Erik Davis | Weird & Wondrous

    Erik Davis | Weird & Wondrous

    In the world of esoteric mysticism, psychedelic exploration, and counter-cultural thought, few people are as enigmatic and thoughtful as Erik Davis. His writing places contemporary cultural phenomena within the context of a greater human story, which he accomplishes masterfully in his book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the 70s. To learn more about Erik's work, visit his website or find him on Twitter @erik_davis.



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    • 1 hr
    Erica Siegal | Healing Inner & Outer Worlds

    Erica Siegal | Healing Inner & Outer Worlds

    It's a rare person who makes their life about caring for others. Erica Siegal is one of those people. She is a therapist in the Phase III clinical trials for MDMA, a powerful medicine for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also the founder of NEST Harm Reduction, an organization that provides harm reduction services and training in many different contexts. To learn more, visit nestharmreduction.com or follow her on Instagram @nestharmreduction. 



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    • 44 min
    David Pizarro | Beginning

    David Pizarro | Beginning

    I’m so grateful to have Dave Pizarro as our first guest. He is a psychology professor at Cornell University and the cohost of Very Bad Wizards, a podcast that influenced the creation of our show. We explore his work, his religious upbringing, and the ways in which our evolutionary impulses can be hijacked by culture and belief.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Mapping Minds Intro

    Mapping Minds Intro

    Mapping Minds is a podcast about consciousness through the lens of spirituality, science, and philosophy. Jimmy Sudekum hosts the conversation with experts in their respective fields, weaving the common thread between disparate, often clashing topics. Coming soon!

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Rawr Forever ,

High leverage interviews

I love how Jimmy’s questions are like lead dominoes into a deeper conversation. Listen to this podcast!

Voice in a Whirlwind ,

Authentic and Insightful

This podcast is refreshingly authentic and candid. Many of the topics discussed were totally new to me. The host really cuts through to a depth that I don’t think you get from most other interview style podcasts.

Plato's Man-Cave ,

Great start

Great addition to my podcasts. Effortless conversations about heady thoughts.

And to quote some other big brains...

"You don't like me, you can f**k on!
Carnival ain't for everyone!
I ain't trapped in my family by my muthaf**kin lady
You don't like me, you can f**k on!
Carnival ain't for everyone!
Swingin' hatches on the daily with my crew actin' crazy"

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