Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, technology, science, culture, and spirituality

Visionaries - 11.20.17

“Enemies of Creativity.” We think of creativity as a positive thing, but not everyone is always happy about it — with creation comes destruction. Think of Uber — the yellow taxi industry is not too happy about it. More generally, creativity is a celebration of individuality — long on the hit list of many groups. Today we look at some of the enemies of creativity.


Visionaries - 11.13.17

“Michael Silver.” Once again we check in with Mike to see what is up in consciousness, A.I., and stuff like that. Mike is an architect, cultural commentator, professor, student of consciousness and principal of Critical Systems Lab. He works in robotics among other fields. Today we discuss Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, and the mind/body problem. That should cover it.


Visionaries - 11.06.17

“Christopher Vogler:” Chris is a Hollywood development executive known for his 2007 book “The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers,” a guide for screenwriters. The book grew out of his now legendary 7 page memo, “A Practical Guide to Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Chris’s approach not only reveals the mythic patterns underlying our movies, but also underlying ourselves — thus becoming a psychology.