The Nostalgia Trap
About This Show
This podcast features interviews with academics, writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, and all sorts of other interesting folks, using their personal biographies as the starting point for wide-ranging conversations about the state of our world. By filling in the potholes on Memory Lane, we hope to see the road ahead more clearly.
Most Recent Episode
Nostalgia Trap - Episode 53: Daniel Pinchbeck
Dec 17 16
Daniel Pinchbeck's bestselling 2002 book Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism had a profound effect on me when I read it in my early twenties. Along with the work of Noam Chomsky and Terence McKenna, Pinchbeck's writing definitely shaped the way I interpreted the fallout after 9/11 and the cascade of horror that was the Bush years. Here Pinchbeck shares his thoughts about a wide range of topics, from crop circles and shamanism to climate emergency and apocalypse. His book How Soon is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation comes out in early 2017.