Neuroscientist and writer Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli (filmmaker, photographer, co-founder Bombay Beach Biennale) discuss philosophy, art, science, sex, and relationships, both amongst themselves and with guests.
Being in the World Podcast 054: Renegade Burning Man 2021 with Scott Beiben
53:38Burning Man 2021 was cancelled. 15,000 of us went anyway. Tao and Scott discuss, among many other things, the past 2 decades of Burning Man and what we may learn from the changing nature of the event about anarchist principles.
Being in the World Podcast 053: Anya Kaats & Chris Ryan
1:31:02ao, Chris and Anya have a three-way… conversation. Sitting in Tao’s shipping container gallery in Yucca Valley, the three of us speak about the interwoven relationship between life, death, sex, pleasure, pain and creativity, and how the absence of death can directly correlate to an absence of eroticism. We question the hypocrisies of mainstream environmentalism, and whether individual action can influence collective change. We also speak about disagreement, the purpose of podcasts, and the art of conversation.
Being in the World Podcast 052: On Suicide
1:30:50Tao & Dr. Patrick House have an intimate and philosophical conversation about suicide.
Being in the World Podcast 049: Anya Kaats
1:19:10Anya Kaats is a writer and podcaster determined to redefine the way we think about and construct the world around us. She hosts two podcasts, A Millennial's Guide to Saving the World and Whore Rapport, where she has nuanced conversations about sexuality, gender, grief, trauma, regenerative agriculture, spirituality and more, all aimed to challenge the status quo. anyakaats.com and @anya.kaats on IG
Being in the World Podcast 048: Chloe Cockburn
1:21:13Tao speaks to his dear friend and former sister-in-law, Chloe Cockburn. Chloe leads Open Philanthropy’s strategy for investing in criminal justice policy and practice reforms to substantially reduce incarceration while maintaining public safety. Prior to joining Open Philanthropy, she oversaw state policy reform work for the ACLU’s Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Previously, Chloe worked with the Vera Institute and the civil rights law firm of Neufeld, Scheck and Brustin, and clerked for Judge Sifton of the Eastern District of New York. Chloe graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Classics and Visual Art, and has a JD from Harvard Law School. She joined Open Philanthropy in August 2015.
Being in the World Podcast 047: Christopher Gallo
1:21:03Tao talks with his friend and cinematographer, Christopher Gallo.
Being in the World Podcast 044: Gene Kogan
1:35:43Gene is an artist and programmer interested in autonomous systems, collective intelligence, generative art, and computer science. He codes, gives talks, teaches workshops, writes essays, and occasionally curate / organize. He is interested in advancing scientific literacy through creativity and play, and building educational spaces which are as open and accessible as possible. His work is all free & open-source, and he records many of my lectures and tutorials. Genekogan.com
Being in the World Podcast 046: Richard Morse aka Dick of the Desert
1:50:30Tao & Richard wax philosophical and Richard sings his dirty songs...
Being in the World Podcast 045: Sonia Herbert
1:02:34The Godmother of Bombay Beach discusses having 3 children before she was 18, the life and death of her first son Roger, her second son Adam's 20 year stint in federal prison for bank robbery, the evolution of Bombay Beach, the role of art and death in our lives, and much more.
Being in the World Podcast 043: Mark Mack
1:19:44Tao with renowned architect, professor, DJ, and Bombay Beach resident and enthusiast, Mark Mack.