The Existential Files


In this episode we are joined by another very special guest, Dr Susan Blackmore. Sue is a former parapsychologist who has moved away from the study of the paranormal and onto investigating a wide range of topics, including evolution, memes and consciousness. During our interview we discussed PhDs, memes and the third replicator (tremes), technology and AI, evolution and cyberspace, consciousness, the self and identity, the subjective and the objective, drugs, hallucinations, and altered states of consciousness. You can learn more about (and from) Sue at www.susanblackmore.co.uk.

 
For this episode we are joined again by an extra special guest, Professor Christopher French. Chris French was Louie's PhD supervisor, and is a well known British psychologist interested in paranormal beliefs and claims. He is currently head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, and we continue our chat about anomalistic psychology and parapsychology. Also discuss briefly positive psychology and the meaning of life. You can find more on Chris and the APRU at http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/

For this episode we are joined by an extra special guest, Professor Christopher French. Chris French was Louie's PhD supervisor, and is a well known British psychologist interested in paranormal beliefs and claims. He is currently head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, and he chats with us about anomalistic psychology and parapsychology (amongst other things). You can find more on Chris and the APRU at http://www.gold.ac.uk/apru/

The Million Dollar Psychic, paranormal experiences, and UFOs. (Duration 16:35)

 
In this episode we are joined by another special guest, Professor Oren Harman. Professor Harman is amongst other things, author of the award winning book "The Price of Altruism", and joins us to discuss the fantastic (and ultimately sorry) tale of George Price. Along with George Price's contribution to the study of altruism, we also briefly discuss Professor Harman's take on existentialism. You can find his TED talk here (covering much the same material): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db7li_TMJ0M and his article "Chance and Necessity Revisted" can be found at https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/chance-necessity-revisited/

In this episode we are again joined by special guest, Dr Itai Ivtzan. Itai is a positive psychologist and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London. This time the three of us chat more about PhDs, parapsychology and even the meaning of life. You can find out more about Dr Ivtzan at https://www.awarenessisfreedom.com/

In this episode we are joined by another special guest, Dr Itai Ivtzan. Itai is a positive psychologist and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London. The three of us chat about positive psychology, PhDs, Viktor Frankl, the concept of growth and second wave positive psychology. You can find out more about Dr Ivtzan at https://www.awarenessisfreedom.com/