32 episodes

Self Portraits as Other People is a hyper-creative, psycho-active variety show wherein multidimensional artist, filmmaker, voice-actor, and wordsmyth The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo engages his guests in social storytelling to mindfully and artfully investigate where the limits of language meet the fringes of Reality.

The show intrepidly treads the terrain of the trickster, constantly defying, redefining, and refining itself. Each episode is its own schizovereign entity, but there are themes that are built upon from pod to pod--themes like Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind, Divination, Daemonic reality, Magic, Language, Psychedelics, Creativity, Dreams, Art, Poetry, Cinema, Ecology, literature, Animism, Precognition, Shamanism, and so on. Each episode is preceded by an intricately sound-scaped introduction that offers the invisible listener a lens through which to view the conversation that is to follow, along with otherwise cosmic, comedic, and contemplative content.

The shownotes offer hyperlinked rabbitholes that will allow you to dig deeper into wonderlands touched upon on air. Occasionally a solo pod is bath-bombed into the stream to showcase stand-alone story fragments that have escaped from the dark archives of never before released materials, or from the vaults of "Patreon-only".

Right from the start, SPAOP wasted no time jumping off the deep end into the highlands, linguistically levitating somewhere between the fatherland and the mothership, where laughing angels drink from the crying well and the cosmic giggle reflects its cracked smile on the surface of the shattered mirror-pool. If you're new here, and are wondering where to start, you are invited to listen in any order. Start at the last episode for the most cutting edge, newest now, and track back from there to witness the devolution, or start at the beginning and work your way up to the present, or pick a pod with a title & description that piques your curiosity. The choice is yours. We'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to reach out, and/or leave a review.

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Self Portraits As Other People The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo

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    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Self Portraits as Other People is a hyper-creative, psycho-active variety show wherein multidimensional artist, filmmaker, voice-actor, and wordsmyth The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo engages his guests in social storytelling to mindfully and artfully investigate where the limits of language meet the fringes of Reality.

The show intrepidly treads the terrain of the trickster, constantly defying, redefining, and refining itself. Each episode is its own schizovereign entity, but there are themes that are built upon from pod to pod--themes like Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind, Divination, Daemonic reality, Magic, Language, Psychedelics, Creativity, Dreams, Art, Poetry, Cinema, Ecology, literature, Animism, Precognition, Shamanism, and so on. Each episode is preceded by an intricately sound-scaped introduction that offers the invisible listener a lens through which to view the conversation that is to follow, along with otherwise cosmic, comedic, and contemplative content.

The shownotes offer hyperlinked rabbitholes that will allow you to dig deeper into wonderlands touched upon on air. Occasionally a solo pod is bath-bombed into the stream to showcase stand-alone story fragments that have escaped from the dark archives of never before released materials, or from the vaults of "Patreon-only".

Right from the start, SPAOP wasted no time jumping off the deep end into the highlands, linguistically levitating somewhere between the fatherland and the mothership, where laughing angels drink from the crying well and the cosmic giggle reflects its cracked smile on the surface of the shattered mirror-pool. If you're new here, and are wondering where to start, you are invited to listen in any order. Start at the last episode for the most cutting edge, newest now, and track back from there to witness the devolution, or start at the beginning and work your way up to the present, or pick a pod with a title & description that piques your curiosity. The choice is yours. We'd love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to reach out, and/or leave a review.

www.theungoogleable.com

    When I Met Werner Herzog (Akainst My Bettr Chudgment)

    When I Met Werner Herzog (Akainst My Bettr Chudgment)

    In this improvised walk-and-talk monoloque I reflect on (and atone for) the time I met Werner Herzog at the premiere of lan Cheney’s documentary film “Arc of Oblivion.”

    I use this anecdote as a jump off point to share thoughts about documentation, impersonation, Spiritualism as Proto-feminism, my time working as a photo double for the Riggs character in the Lethal Weapon TV show, the relative duration of objective vs subjective time, the parasocial reality of meeting celebrities, and the redemptive arc of self-esteem-punking oneself in order to give in to the humbling & the bumbling.

    Ft. music by @bohemiancristalinstrument, Live 🎶 excerpt from FORM from their upcoming debut album


    EntheoDjinn at the Alembic, 3.3.2024, ticket link and event description: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entheodjinn-an-evening-with-the-ungoogleable-michaelangelo-tickets-836973619627?aff=oddtdtcreator

    The Philosophical Research Society: https://www.prs.org/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baschet_Brothers

    Thanks to Lenka for her PRS performance, and for letting me use the sound sample. Check out her @Bohemiancristalinstrument here: https://www.bohemiancristalinstrument.com/

    The Best Werner Herzog Impression In The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiUjYlYjYBI

    Arc of Oblivion, Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFI5bL8yQnQ

    Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl61of


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    • 47 min
    Jesse Jacobs - Place-as-Character

    Jesse Jacobs - Place-as-Character

    (Headphones recommended for optimal immersion in and enjoyment of the show's intro and outro )

    Jesse Jacobs is an imaginative comic book writer and illustrator from Canada. His books include Crawl Space, Safari Honeymoon, By This Shall You Know Him, and New Pets. His compelling, cartoon worlds and their inhabitants call to mind the pataphysical taxonomies of works like the Codex Seraphinianus, Hieronymous Bosch, Hayao Myazaki, and Adventure Time.

    His work often contains ecological elements that deal with characters moving through and adapting to places that are alive, and the mysterious forces (big and small) that lord over them.

    We explore the trippy tropes of place-as-character, nature’s boundless beauty and dangers, and the sometimes-necessity of boarding-up-a-portal.

    Comparing notes on the creative process, psychedelic influences, and sharing recommendations of books, music, and films, we revel in a mutual admiration of each other’s work.

    I created audio play adaptations of scenes from his books Crawl Space and Safari Honeymoon for the intro and outro of the episode, musically assisted by Bear Glass and the voice talents of Taylor Stillwell and Kat Lakey. You'll soon be able to find these, as well as extended shownotes, on my IG, TikTok, YouTube, and Patreon (linked below) so follow along!

    Find/follow Jesse:
    www.jessejacobsart.com
    IG: @jacobs_comics


    Extended shownotes, links, pics, etc: www.patreon.com/voiddenizen
    Behind the scenes stuff: https://www.patreon.com/posts/analog-dialogue-98512429


    The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo
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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Sophia Rokhlin - The PreScience of Animistic Worldviews

    Sophia Rokhlin - The PreScience of Animistic Worldviews

    I attended Sophia’s psychedelic psundsay psermon recently, on an actual Sunday in an actual church, in Asheville, NC. She may be an anthropologist, but she is no anthro-apologist, for this talk regarded “inter-species dialogues & plant consciousness.”

    & so we met up later that week to talk tardigrades, Jericho roses & the death & resurrection of words. To ponder prayer, spin recursive meme-o-spheres, encounter scary English angels in the polyglot-o-sphere & stand in “Uhhh” before the “awefullsome” in the realm of the sphere-its.

    We exchanged notes about what she calls “stacked spirit science” & we honored the ANTcestors with fancy-antsy words like “stigmergy” & “formication”.

    Even though all things that look/sound similar are connected, we managed to tell Huni Kuin from Loony Toons & Shipibo-Conibo from Evil-Knievel.

    We traced the riverine roots of the milk-mustached Drunk Monkey People’s circuitous designs back to the anaconda choirs of their creation myth (scales for days). We sat, as if in ceremony, w the riddle of sickness & the serpent’s place in amazonian&Asclepius’ lore. Snake oil or serpent medicine?

    We weighed the value of dream-tending vs. analysis & as we wondered how to concoct a cure for loneliness I remembered the psycho-magical Dream Theatre I used to facilitate, where we would often transcend Joseph Conrad’s maxim “we live as we dream—alone.”

    &just as Sophia & I considered questions that refuse to be answered & answers that refuse to be questioned, our pod-cast spell was interrupted by a phone-call from our friend comedian Shane Mauss.

    Sophia co-wrote the book When Plants Dream w Daniel Pinchbeck & has a bouncing baby blog on substack called NUMA.

    Find/follow Sophia:
    www.sophiarokhlin.com
    IG: @sophiarokhlin


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    • 1 hr 51 min
    The City is a Ceremony

    The City is a Ceremony

    This, the shortest solo pod to date, relays the frenetically inspiring energy of New York City, as a storied palimpsest of ever evolving Lore. I'm gonna leave it at that and let the piece speak for itself.

    Music: Miles Davis - Bitches' Brew

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    • 11 min
    Anemnesis By Jove (Solo Pod)

    Anemnesis By Jove (Solo Pod)

    ( 🎧 )

    I've been transitioning. First from my humble jungle abode to my father's neurodegerative memory palace in Miami, & now I've just landed in the urban jungle of NYC for my art show & performance on August 13th. I used to spend a lot of time here pre-911, was gonna move here even & am sure to recover memories long forgotten, parts of myself I stored for future visitation. That's the theme of this short ep: Anemnesis - the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence.

    I recite a chapter from my unfinished manuscript of Aya writings titled VR: Vegetal Reality, laid atop a dynamic ambient bedding of sound sculpted by Soularflair w/ field-recorded icaros sung in ceremony by the Shipibo shaman Cesar "Soimetza" Bardales woven into the design.

    This tale deals exclusively w/ the passage through places that can only be recalled while alert in the alterered state. So wear your purge bucket as a space helmet & join me as I journey past Jupiter without ever leaving the atmosphere of earth.

    The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo
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    LINKS

    Art Show (event link)

    Video promo1 (Terence Mckenna)


    Video promo2 (Alan Watts)


    More excerpts from VR: Vegetal Reality


    The Athenaeum promo (Terence Mckenna)



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    • 30 min
    Nathanology - Dark Ecology and the Lyrical Intellect

    Nathanology - Dark Ecology and the Lyrical Intellect

    ( 🎧 recommended )

    Nathan Dufour Oglesby, PhD, aka Nathanology is a rap-educating professor of classics, performance philosopher, activist, & video artist.

    Nathan & I talk about the relationship between Language and nature, while discussing the nature of inter-generational relationships w one's eco/home. We touch upon the Mayan fable of the Toh bird (aka the Nathaniel bird) & the unforeseen consequences of “knaming” things—how our efforts to familiarize ourselves w the world can in effect estrange us from its true nature.

    We broach the topic of exploring intimacy w Inanimate objects & u’ll hear us refer to what A.N. Whitehead called “Intensities of experience” as well as what Tim Morton termed “dark ecology”.

    We ask questions like “Should we save the world of just savor what’s left of it?” & ponder the notion of Initiating oneself beyond statistic dissociation, into the pulsing reference of life's vital essence.

    We don’t offer any answers, but I think the questions do in a sense part the veil & allow for more of life’s mystery to reveal itself.

    Find/follow Nathanology:
    www.nathanology.net
    Twitter/Tiktok/IG: @nathanology_
    Youtube:@nathanology

    Links:
    Nathan on This Podcast Is A Ritual
    The Language of Loss, poem
    She Unnames Them
    Big Window (Jeff Cravath)


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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Antitoad ,

Great podcast great man

A true master of mouth sound creation and mind expansion this podcast is great and I love it, probably goin to go buy some art from his website! If you like cool conscious podcast with amazing soundscapes check this out

Baxter the Sage ,

Contact High

This podcast is indeed psychoactive. Michaelangelo has an exquisite ability to weave language in a way that is worthy of clothing the ineffable mysteries of which he speaks. While he explores philosophical and esoteric terrain in an intellectually rigorous way, his heart, sense of humor and playfulness always shine through. If you listen, prepare for a contact high!

vagabondsketchbook ,

Always surprising me, deep and lighthearted

Always love to see Michelangelo’s interesting guests, really great stuff. Also the podcast has a lot of care put into it, its well produced and creatively suprising over and over again.

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