Episode Number: 551
Episode Guest: Graham Hancock
Original Airdate: September 18, 2014
Episode Sponsors: DraftKings, MeUndies, Ting, Onnit
Guest Bio: Graham Hancock is an English author and journalist, well known for books such as Fingerprints of the Gods, Entangled: The Eater of Souls, and also a new fiction book called War God: Return of the Plumed Serpent.
Topics Discussed: Isolation tanks; floating; drugs in the tank; paranoia and fear while floating high; negative thoughts; panic in stressful situations; snorkeling; being overconfident; being afraid; managing stress; Rickson Gracie Choke documentary; Aikido; how martial arts benefits daily life; lack of battles or warriors in daily life; King Richard III’s bones; collapse of society; Duck Dynasty; apocalypse; Iraq; Somalia; dictatorships; ISIS; lying politicians; Julian Assange; surprise sex; transparency; democracy; social media; Facebook; haters; benefits of criticism; being on the wrong side of history; religious fundimentalism; ISIS beheadings; drones; collateral damage; gods and demons; religion and drugs; ancient translations; ancient drugs; acid; Sturgill Simpson; drug influenced art; TED Talks; drugs and evolution; DMT; Terence McKenna; weed in America; pharmacology; commercials; depression; placebo; (Graham smokes weed for the first time in three years); Lebanon trip; monolithic stones; Armenian stones; astrology; pyramids; the Sphinx; Göbekli Tepe; ancient Indonesian pyramid; Stonehenge; Chichen Itza; supernatural elements; ayahuasca; dimensions of reality; anti-vaxers; the ocean; nanodiamonds from comet impacts.
My Thoughts: Whew. This one really jumped all over the place and, of course, drifted to the topic of drugs quite frequently. I didn’t care too much for all the talk on isolation tanks and politics, but rather history and ancient structures. Unfortunately they didn’t start turning the conversation that way until the end of the podcast.
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