36 episodes

Reviving the philosophy and literature at the heart of the counterculture movements of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Using the work of Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Krishnamurti, and others, co-hosts Rushi Krishna and Chris Siracuse take a critical look at societal norms and explore Earth-conscious alternatives to the industrialized systems that rule modern life. Also on this channel is Vayus Radio, a music + talk show exploring the full spectrum of independent music (available exclusively on Spotify).

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Reviving the philosophy and literature at the heart of the counterculture movements of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Using the work of Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Krishnamurti, and others, co-hosts Rushi Krishna and Chris Siracuse take a critical look at societal norms and explore Earth-conscious alternatives to the industrialized systems that rule modern life. Also on this channel is Vayus Radio, a music + talk show exploring the full spectrum of independent music (available exclusively on Spotify).

    Ep 10: The Digital Abstraction of Reality

    Ep 10: The Digital Abstraction of Reality

    The Internet is a digital abstraction of physical life and reality, and this abstraction continues to dominate more and more of our lives. In this episode of What's What, Rushi and Chris discuss social media, the metaverse, and the effects of technology on the individual mind and society as a whole.


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    • 32 min
    Ep 09: The Neurosis of Civilization and A Tribal Future

    Ep 09: The Neurosis of Civilization and A Tribal Future

    In this episode, Rushi and Chris dig a little deeper on Alan Watts, the Sausalito Houseboat Summit of 1967, and the vision of a tribal future as the ultimate manifestation of dropping out. They also discuss the hyper-commercialized spiritual movements in Bali and the current state of the counterculture movement.


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    • 36 min
    Ep 08: The Course of Nature According to Alan Watts

    Ep 08: The Course of Nature According to Alan Watts

    Alan Watts is best known for being one of the first to interpret Eastern philosophy and religion for Western audiences, and has been described as having the gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable’. Watts combined Taoist, Buddhist, and Hindu teachings with his own personal philosophy - forming a unique, eloquent, and inspiring perspective on humankind, nature, and the universe. In this episode, Rushi and Chris focus on Watts’s thoughts on the course of nature and returning to our ‘original intelligence’.


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    • 36 min
    Ep 07: Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and The Revolution of Consciousness (Part 2)

    Ep 07: Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and The Revolution of Consciousness (Part 2)

    In part two, Rushi and Chris discuss the legacy of Leary and Dass, the current state of the ‘revolution of consciousness’, and the next chapter in the story of psychedelic counterculture with a new generation carrying the torch.


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    • 38 min
    Ep 06: Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and The Revolution of Consciousness (Part 1)

    Ep 06: Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and The Revolution of Consciousness (Part 1)

    Timothy Leary most commonly evokes images from the out of control psychedelic experimentation of the 1960s, and Ram Dass is often associated with the new age spiritual movements emerging in the west around that same time. But before they were counterculture icons, they were reputable psychologists and professors at Harvard University, and among the very first western researchers to study psilocybin. In part one of a two part series, Rushi and Chris tell the beginning of their story and how their friendship sparked a cultural revolution.

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    • 28 min
    Transitioning to What's What

    Transitioning to What's What

    Starting in September 2022, the Greener Us podcast will be changed to the What’s What podcast - we will no longer be producing The Blend or Greener Us episodes.
    If you’re a fan of What’s What, please continue to join me and Rushi as we revive the philosophy and literature at the heart of the counterculture movement of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s - using the work of Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Buckminster Fuller, Krishnamurti, and others, we take a critical look at societal norms and explore sustainable and Earth-conscious alternatives to the industrialized systems that rule modern life.
    We will also continue to publish episodes of Vayus Radio on the What’s What podcast feed, so you can get new tunes from across the spectrum of independent music. And finally, Greener Us social media channels will be changed to Vayus Media, so you can continue to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @vayusmedia for visual and written content exploring humankind’s relationship with the natural world.
    Thank you for following the What’s What podcast from Vayus Media - we’ll talk with you again soon!

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