Do Explain with Christofer Lövgren

Do Explain with Christofer Lövgren

Do Explain is a conversational podcast centered around questions of individual and collective human progress. Originally inspired by the visionary worldview of David Deutsch, the podcast has expanded into a lighthearted exploration of growth and progress in all its forms. Common discussion topics include the nature of mind, meaning, and knowledge; technologies of personal transformation; and the future of human flourishing. Hosted by the irrevocably curious dickhead, Christofer Lövgren.

Episodes

October 2, 2023 97 mins

Christofer and meditation coach Charlie Awbery speak about their article 'Relating as beneficent space' in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss fixed patterns in interaction, psychological vs. Vajrayana perspective, Rigpa, accurate response, extraception, basic okayness, and other related topics.

Charlie Awbery is a British born Vajrayana meditation coach, living in the US. They have a ton of experience in tr...

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Christofer and meditation coach Charlie Awbery speak about Dzogchen in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss different types of non-duality, spontaneity, spacious presence, Rigpa, emptiness and form, pointing out instructions, Evolving Ground, and other related topics.

Charlie Awbery is a British born Vajrayana meditation coach, living in the US. They have a ton of experience in traditional Vajrayana - decades of practice, retrea...

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Christofer and science writer Lucas Smalldon speak about epistemology in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss how Lucas found Critical Rationalism, his evolved version as different from David Deutsch's, knowledge as adapted information, universal epistemology vs. 'knowing different things are different', Seinfeld and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the importance of feeling ones feelings, and other relate...

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This is part 6 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com).

In the sixth episode Lulie Tanett joins the conversation again to dive deeper into meta-rationality. They talk about truth and corresponden...

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This is part 5 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com).

In the fifth episode Lulie Tanett joins the conversation to compare her current (critical) rationalist position with the meta-rational one....

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Christofer and nervous system specialist Jonny Miller speak about the path to authenticity in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss a recent Sacred Sons-retreat, the role of emotions in decision making, being vulnerable, circling, working with inner 'darkness', effective altruism, ethics, how emotional fluidity is a superpower, meaning, Christopher Bache's LSD-insights, reason, whether healing requires other peopl...

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Christofer and writer Lulie Tanett speak about the unity of body and mind in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss their journeys toward emotional fluidity, Alexander Technique, psychology and awareness, non-duality, Christofer's critiques of AT, Lulie's experiences of oneness, CR and meta-rationality, and answer some Twitter-questions.

Lulie Tanett is a writer from Oxford, England, specialising in applied cr...

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Christofer and nervous system specialist Jonny Miller speak about breath and bodywork in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Jonny's journey through grief and loss, emotional fluidity, why feeling deeply isn’t irrational, embracing anger, holotropic breathwork, polyvagal theory, breath repatterning, trauma as incomplete reflexes, somatic experiencing, TRE, IFS, and other related topics.

Jonny Miller is an emotion...

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Christofer and his wife Sadie joins Joe Hudson and Brett Kitsler on the Art of Accomplishment podcast (their episode description below): 

"Our guest Christofer returns with his wife Sadie for a powerful couples coaching session with Joe. They uncover how a pattern of self-reliance and appearing strong for each other has created stress in their relationship. What happens when they try a different approach?"


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Christofer and entrepreneur Oliver Edholm speak about his road to becoming CEO of a major AI start-up (Depict) and meditation in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Minecraft and programming, dropping out of high school, joining Y-combinator, AI-recommendation engines, why Depict is different from larger competitors, the role of emotions in decision-making, the four jhanas, Dzogchen, pointing-out instructions, and other relate...

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January 15, 2023 99 mins

Christofer and writer Jake Orthwein speak about the buddhist concept of Emptiness in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss dependent co-arising, lack of inherent existence and no-self,  Rob Burbea's 'ways of looking', the baysian brain and meditation,  why emptiness is liberative, 'fear of emptiness' and DPDR,  and other related topics.

Jake Orthwein is a writer and filmmaker based in Santa Monica, CA. He...

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Christofer joins Joe Hudson and Brett Kitsler on the Art of Accomplishment podcast (their episode description below): 

"Today’s episode is a coaching session with a guest who wants to stop postponing his enjoyment into an abstract future that never arrives. This session opens up an exploration of what can happen when we bring enjoyment into any moment: even the experience of chronic pain."


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Christofer and meditation coach Charlie Awbery speak about Vajrayana in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Charlie's early awakening experience, the importance of view in meditation, Tantra and Dzogchen, experiential sameness, renunciation vs. engagement, self-love, no self, the "should" of being more mindful, the possibility of stabilizing Rigpa, Evolving Ground, Ultraspeaking, silence as a superpower, and oth...

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Christofer and executive coach Joe Hudson speak about following your own wisdom in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss the idea of love languages, the trap of trying to make other people happy, loving vs. liking people, empathizing without getting lost in a story, limiting belief cycles, if Joe still suffers, embracing physical pain, and other related topics.

Joe Hudson is a sought after executive coach and creator of The Art o...

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Christofer and metabolic nutritionist Marek Doyle speak about the role of physiology in meditative success in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Marek's own path to introspection, the energetic cost of emotional suppression, neural rewiring of maladaptive associations, technical debt, body tension, the misunderstood role of cortisol in the stress response, physical hurdles to psychological progress, Marek's approach...

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This is part 4 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com).

In the fourth episode they focus on Chapman's discussion of Robert Kegan's stages of adult development. They talk about Piaget&ap...

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May 25, 2022 75 mins

Christofer and micro-celebrity Aella speak about exploring one's mind in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss Aella's ten months of doing acid, deconstructing identity, inner vastness, exploring pain, embodiment, four categories of enlightenment, fallibilism, spiritual authority, belief construction, holding on to ideas, twitter-questions, and other related topics.

Aella is a sex worker, blogger, and controve...

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This is part 3 of a series where Christofer investigates the ideas of David Chapman with his friend Jake Orthwein. The material covered is mainly from Chapman's two books: 'Meaningness' (meaningness.com) and 'In the Cells of the Eggplant' (metarationality.com).

In the third episode they focus on the different ways Chapman and Sam Harris speak about the central insight of Dzogchen. They talk about t...

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Christofer and entrepreneur Aaron Nesmith-Beck speak about practical tips for having a useful psychedelic experience in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss if using drugs is cheating, dealing with bad/challenging trips, ceremonial containers for a trip, nested arcs, fractal insights, tripping in a group, psilocybin retreats in Holland, DMT, QRI and neural annealing, meeting extra dimensional beings, and other related topics.

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Christofer and entrepreneur Aaron Nesmith-Beck speak about the transformative powers of psychedelics in this episode of Do Explain. They discuss how nice Canadians really are, common objections to using psychedelics, Aaron's most memorable psychedelic experiences, Atman Retreat, tripping solo or with a sitter, crying as a therapeutic tool, bodymind tension, highly sensitive people (HSP), the experience of Oneness, the metaphys...

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