Hacking the Self

Hacking the Self


Latest Episodes

#42: Living with Right Intention with Roshi Joan Halifax
August 10, 2018

This week I am honored to speak with Zen Buddhist Priest and social activist Roshi Joan Halifax. Roshi Joan shares the wisdom she has learned through working with people who are terminally ill, and how confronting death honestly has taught her how to l...

#41: The Yoga of Living Abroad with Ed Liu
August 03, 2018

In this conversation I speak at length with Ed Liu, the host of the most popular psychedelic podcast on iTunes: Psychedelic Milk. Ed and I discuss our mutual interests in psychedelics, yoga and meditation, as well as why we both like living in Asia as ...

#40: The Unraveling of the American Left with Carol Horton PhD
July 23, 2018

This week I sit down with Carol Horton, PhD to discuss the reactivity and outrage defining our current cultural moment and the unraveling of the American Left in the Age of Trump. Carol specializes in the intersection of yoga, politics and culture.

#39: Yoga Mind, Yoga Body with Gernot Huber
July 05, 2018

This week I speak with Gernot Hubert, a yoga teacher and fellow expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Gernot goes in depth on yoga anatomy & physiology, along with the following other topics: What draws people to practice yoga How yoga can either disrupt or r...

#38: Yoga Synergy with Simon Borg Olivier
June 25, 2018

This week I speak with Simon Borg Olivier, co-founder of Yoga Synergy in Sydney, Australia. Simon and I discuss the unique approach style of yoga that he and his business partner, Bianca Machliss, have developed: Yoga Synergy,

#37: The Science of Self Mastery with Dr. Judson Brewer
June 07, 2018

Guest Bio: Judson Brewer MD PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, combining nearly 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research.

#36: Radical Dharma with Lama Rod Owens
May 31, 2018

This week I sit down with Lama Rod Owens to discuss the intersection of Buddhist Dharma and American culture and politics. Lama Rod articulates his vision for Radical Dharma: a call to make the teachings of Buddhism relevant for tending to the sufferin...

#35: Revisiting Yoga Philosophy with Jason Birch
May 25, 2018

This week I speak with Jason Birch, PhD about the history of yoga and yoga philosophy. Jason is a scholar of classical Indian religions and philosophies at the School of Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London.

#34: A Tantric Approach to Meditation with Sally Kempton
May 17, 2018

This week I speak with Sally Kempton, a master of Tantric meditation who shares her decades worth of Tantric meditation experience with us. Sally served as a Swami for over two decades in the Siddhi Yoga organization,

#33: Tantra Yoga with Mark Shveima
May 10, 2018

Mark Shveima and I discuss the rich world of Tantra Yoga, specifically through the collections of lineages that has come to be known as Nondual Shaiva Tantra. Through studying Anusara Yoga with founder John Friend,