Hacking the Self

Hacking the Self


Latest Episodes

#52: The Paleo Way with Paleo Robbie Co-Founder Erik Verspui
March 07, 2019

I sat down with the co-founder of Bangkok based Paleo Robbie, a company that provides high quality wild caught fish and pasture raised meats, along with a host of other delicious and nutritious products. For those based in Bangkok they also offer a mea...

#51: Reducing Stress with Chinese Herbalism: a conversation with Roger Drummer Part 2
January 25, 2019

This is the second half of my conversation on Chinese Herbalism with Roger Drummer. Roger is the founder of Herb Works and the man who formulated its various, exceptional products, such as Tian Chi and Inner Peace.

#50: Reducing Stress with Chinese Herbalism: a conversation with Roger Drummer Part 1
January 10, 2019

This is the first of a two part conversation on Chinese Herbalism with Roger Drummer. Roger is the founder of Herb Works and the man who formulated its various, exceptional products, such as Tian Chi and Inner Peace.

#49: What’s the difference between Classical Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
January 04, 2019

In my fourth and final conversation with acupuncturist Ben Elan we learn about the differences between Classical Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Ben’s insights are highly relevant to anyone interested in Chinese Medicine,

#48: Crash Course in Yin Yang & The 5 Elements with Ben Elan
December 21, 2018

In my third conversation with Ben Elan, Ben gives us a glimpse into two foundational pieces of Daoism and Classical Chinese Medicine: the concepts of Yin Yang & 5 Element Theory. Guest Bio: Benjamin Elan, Dip.

#47: Chinese vs Western Medicine with Ben Elan
December 04, 2018

In the second conversation in our series on Ancient Chinese Medicine with acupuncturist Ben Elan, we cover the following topics: fundamental differences in approach between Chinese & Western medicine the pros and cons of each methodology what kinds of ...

#46: What is Chinese Medicine? with Ben Elan
November 23, 2018

This conversation is the first in a series on Chinese Medicine. I’m tinkering with a new format for the show in which I do a series of shorter (20-30 minute) conversation with one guest where we unpack one theme or topic over a number of shorter episod...

#45: Biohacking Light & Sleep with Dayne Barkley
October 22, 2018

In this episode I sit down for another conversation with Dayne Barkley who shares helpful suggestions for biohacking light and sleep. Dayne also discusses his latest venture: developing a multi use and more stylish model for blue light blocking glasses...

#44: Rewriting Ancient Wisdom in Modern Code with Vincent Horn
August 23, 2018

This week is a special week for me because I sit down with Vincent Horn, the host and founder of the podcast Buddhist Geeks, which was the first show, along with Waking Up with Sam Harris, that turned me onto podcasting.

#43: The Art of Awakening with Katchie Ananda
August 17, 2018

This week I speak with Katchie Ananda who teaches Dharma Yoga: an approach to teaching hatha yoga that integrates the insights of Theravada Buddhism. Katchie and I discuss studying with exceptional teachers like Richard Freeman and Jack Kornfield and h...