Hilaritas Press Podcasts
Episode 8: James Joyce with Loic Wright

Episode 8: James Joyce with Loic Wright

April 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Loic Wright on Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, and literary critic James Joyce, author of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

Loic is a PhD candidate in 20th century Irish fiction and culture and an Irish Research Council Scholar, formerly of the James Joyce Center.  

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Loic on Twitter

James Joyce Centre

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Host/Producer Mike Gathers

Engineer/Producer Ryan Reeves
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“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

“Shut your eyes and see.” 

     ― James Joyce

Episode 7: R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller with Kurt Przybilla

Episode 7: R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller with Kurt Przybilla

March 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with inventor, writer, producer, and educator Kurt Przybilla on American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, critic of work, and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller.

 

Kurt Przybilla invented Tetra Tops, the world’s first spinning top with more than one axis of spin, which were inspired by the works of Buckminster Fuller and have been featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Baby Einstein, Child and Discover Magazine, as well as at the Smithsonian Institute. He is co-creator, writer and producer of the Molecularium Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has produced and co-written Molecules to the MAX!, a 3D animated film for Giant Screen IMAX theaters, Molecularium, an award winning digital dome feature, and NanoSpace, an game-based online theme park to teach kids about atoms and molecules.

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Hilaritas Podcast

Host/Producer Mike Gathers

Engineer/Producer Ryan Reeves
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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.”

“The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it's a different kind of life.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller.

Episode 6: John Lilly, MD with Graham Talley

Episode 6: John Lilly, MD with Graham Talley

February 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with flotation enthusiast, consultant, and publisher Graham Talley on physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer, and inventor John C. Lilly, MD, author of over 125  scientific papers and 19 books including Programming and Metaprogramming of the Human Biocomputer and two autobiographies, Center of The Cyclone and The Scientist.

John C. Lilly, MD's delightfully antiquated web site

      Beliefs Unlimited - YouTubepdf

Our guest Graham Talley:

 

Hilaritas Podcast produced by host Mike Gathers and engineer Ryan Reeves

 

“In the province of the mind what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. However, in the province of the body there are definite limits not to be transcended.”

Episode 5: Kerry Thornley with Adam Gorightly

Episode 5: Kerry Thornley with Adam Gorightly

January 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with writer and historian Adam Gorightly on the life, work and ideas of Kerry Thornley, aka Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst or simply Lord Omar, Jesse Sump, the Grand Caliph of California, and Ho Chi Zen; author of Zenarchy and The Idle Warriors; co-founder of Discordianism and co-author of the Principia Discordia.

From AdamGorightly.com:
Adam Gorightly has been chronicling fringe culture for two decades. His articles have appeared in nearly every 'zine, underground magazine, counter-cultural publication, and conspiratorial website imaginable. Bringing a mischievous sense of Prankster-Discordianism to the zany world of fringe culture, once Gorightly connects his dots, readers are plunged into alternative universes which forever alter their view of 'reality.'

Historia Discordia

Untamed Dimensions Podcast

Chasing UFOs

Adam Gorightly, actor, The Hill and the Hole, IMDB

 

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Episode 4: John Higgs on Timothy Leary

Episode 4: John Higgs on Timothy Leary

December 23, 2021

A rising star in the field of clinical psychology in the 1950s, Dr. Timothy Leary published his book, The Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality in 1957. Dubbed the "most important book on psychotherapy of the year" by The Annual Review of Psychology, Leary's research led to the development of Transactional Analysis, popularized by Eric Berne in his 1964 book Games People Play.

Behind the scenes, Leary felt a growing dissatisfaction with the routines and predictability of 1950s middle class intellectual life.

He had begun teaching at Harvard when a colleague told Tim about his experience with a psychedelic mushroom on a trip to Mexico. In August 1960, Tim traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico, and consumed psilocybin mushrooms for the first time.

Leary would later comment  that he had "learned more about his brain and its possibilities, and more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research."

He began a psychedelic research program at Harvard with Richard Alpert, but within 3 years, the situation got so out of hand that Harvard terminated Leary and Alpert in 1963.

Intrigued by his research, three heirs to the Mellon fortune lent Leary and Alpert their 2300 acre estate in Millbrook NY where they continued their experimentation with psychedelics.   

Learn more about our fantastic guest, John Higgs, and his works:

https://johnhiggs.com/books/i-have-america-surrounded/

“Tim Leary and His Psychedelic H-Bomb” Realist Interview

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Episode 3:  Nicholas Murray on Aldous Huxley

Episode 3: Nicholas Murray on Aldous Huxley

November 23, 2021

Nicholas Murray is a freelance author and journalist based in Wales and London. Born in Liverpool, he is the author of several literary biographies including lives of Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Marvell and Matthew Arnold, five collections of poems, and two novels. His biography of Matthew Arnold was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1997, and his biography of Aldous Huxley was shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Prize in 2003. His biography of Franz Kafka has been translated into nine languages.

Nicholas Murray's home page  

Murray's Huxley biography

 

Hilaritas Podcast produced by host Mike Gathers and engineer Ryan Reeves

Episode 2:  Dan Lowe on Wilhelm Reich

Episode 2: Dan Lowe on Wilhelm Reich

October 23, 2021

In this episode, we chat with Dan Lowe about the life, work and ideas of Wilhelm Reich. Dan works as a counsellor, therapist and educator in London. He has been studying Reich since discovering him through Robert Anton Wilson over 25 years ago while at university. Dan’s clinical work as therapist is heavily informed by relational therapy and Reich’s somatic therapy.

 

In this episode, we chat with Dan Lowe about the life, work and ideas of Wilhelm Reich. Dan works as a counsellor, therapist and educator in London. He has been studying Reich since discovering him through Robert Anton Wilson over 25 years ago while at university. Dan’s clinical work as therapist is heavily informed by relational therapy and Reich’s somatic therapy. Reich's Listen Little Man: https://www.vidyaonline.org/dl/listenlittleman.pdf Reichian Therapy YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCziZ5Oc96aEp735kJupZLiA Fury On Earth: A Biography Of Wilhelm Reich: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/150920.Fury_On_Earth The Wilhelm Reich Museum:  https://wilhelmreichmuseum.org/ Reich Museum YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/wilhelmreichtrust American College of Orgonomy:  https://www.orgonomy.org/ The Institute for Orgonomic Science:  https://orgonomicscience.org/ Hellenic Institute for Orgonomy: http://wilhelmreich.gr/en/institute/institute-of-orgonomy/ Natural Energy Works (James de Meo): https://www.youtube.com/user/naturalenergyworks

 

Hilaritas Podcast produced by host Mike Gathers and engineer Ryan Reeves

 

Episode 1: Institute of General Semantics Trustee Dom Heffer on Alfred Korzybski

Episode 1: Institute of General Semantics Trustee Dom Heffer on Alfred Korzybski

September 23, 2021

For our first episode we talk with artist Dom Heffer of the Institute of General Semantics about the life and ideas of Alfred Korzybski and the implications of general semantics on every day life.

 

Hilaritas Podcast produced by host Mike Gathers and engineer Ryan Reeves

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