Jerry Mintz and Daniel Sage - Home-Schooling, Unschooling and Teenage Liberation

Nov 21, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Jerry Mintz is the founder and director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) and a prominent figure in the alternative school movement in the US.

Additionally to his seventeen years as a school principal and teacher, he has helped found more than fifty public and private alternative schools and organizations.

He is the author of No Homework and Recess All Day: How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education, and editor of several other alternative education titles.

Daniel Sage is an aspiring singer/songwriter and musician who was mentored by Mintz after leaving the public school system at age thirteen, and educated according to the philosophy and methods known as unschooling.


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Tom Shroder - LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal

Oct 5, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Tom Shroder is an award winning journalist, writer and book editor.

His latest book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, examines the therapeutic powers of psychedelics and the history of their use in therapy.

Shroder was formerly the editor of The Washington Post Magazine, and he is also the author of Old Souls: Scientific Search for Proof of Past Lives.


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Andrew Clover - Novelist's Near Death Experience

Aug 18, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Andrew Clover is a writer, newspaper columnist and film and TV actor.

His latest novel, The Things I’d Miss, is inspired by an accident he experienced during which he says he found himself outside of his body, travelling instantly between his children in two locations, and reviewing moments from his life.


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Simon G. Powell - Magic Mushrooms and Natural Intelligence

Jul 1, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Simon G. Powell is a musician, film-maker and author of two books, The Psilocybin Solution and Darwin’s Unfinished Business.

He was recently a speaker on the subject of the Natural Intelligence paradigm at the Annual International Bioethics Forum in Wisconsin, USA.

Powell is an advocate for the transformative potential of psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms and in this podcast speaks of how they initiated and propelled his own work.

Music for this episode is by Simon himself, with tracks Good Trip and Back to Consciousness, both available on Simon’s YouTube channel.


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Richard Manning - Free Yourself from the Afflictions of Civilization

Jun 8, 2014 by Martin Higgins

Richard Manning is an award-winning environmental author and journalist whose books include Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization.

Manning has just co-authored Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization , with John J. Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

The book asserts that we should draw on our hunter-gatherer past to live more closely to our genetic inheritance.


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