Isn't Life Curious?

Isn't Life Curious?

Life is a curious thing. Let’s explore it together! Hosted by Jason Wilson, MS, Isn’t Life Curious? explores critical issues facing life and the natural world. Produced by Natural Learning Enterprises, LLC.

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October 28, 2021 84 min

How closely have you examined your deeply held beliefs? How confident are you that your beliefs are true? What are the reasons you have that give you your level of confidence in your belief?

In this episode we take a critical look at beliefs. Beliefs of all kinds. Belief in God, karma, the law of attraction, ghosts, spirits – anything. In this episode of Isn’t Life Curious? I had the chance to sit down for a conversation with Antho...

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Psychedelic retreat centers have become big business, providing a way for curious minds to engage in psychedelic treatments in areas where they are legal. One perfect example are retreat centers located throughout South America where participants gather to drink the strange cocktail of tryptamines and harmalines in a brew called “ayahuasca”. But are these treatments effective?

Dr. Simon Ruffell is a psychiatrist that has specialize...

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In this episode we join my good friend and fellow science communicator – Peter Kleinhenz, MS. Peter is the co-producer and host of a wildlife web series called Wild Wander (look it up on YouTube!). Peter loves nature more than perhaps anyone else that I know, and he has dedicated his life to finding ways to inspire that same passion for wildlife in others.
In this conversation we explore what it takes to get people to care about th...

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Today we join farmer and permaculturist Mark Shepard to discuss practical solutions to surviving and thriving on planet Earth. Mark is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises LLC, founder of Restoration Agriculture Development LLC and award-winning author of the book, Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. Mark has also been a farmer member of the Organic Valley cooperative, the worlds largest Organic Farme...

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In this episode of Isn’t Life Curious? we join comedian Rodney Norman to talk about the meaning of life and what exactly he finds so funny about it all. Throughout the conversation we are joined by some of Rodney’s friends including Leonard, the World’s Worst Motivational Speaker, to unpack some of their most profound insights about what it means to be alive.

Get ready to discover all the answers you have ever sought about life and...

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In this episode of Isn’t Life Curious? we continue our exploration of psychedelics that we began with Rick Doblin PhD. This time we sit down with two natural products researchers, Chris Witowski PhD and Jacqueline Salm PhD, of Psilera Bioscience, who hope to revolutionize mental health treatment with nature’s mind manifesting molecules – psychedelics.

In our conversation we talk about Psilera’s work developing new methods of delive...

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Is life special? Or is it just a happy accident that we are here?

Neil Manson, PhD is a philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of Mississippi where he specializes in tackling these very questions. An expert on philosophy of science and philosophy of religion, Dr. Manson and I dive down a metaphysical wormhole to explore the ways humans have tried to wrestle with our place in the universe. If there is a multiverse...

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In this episode we are joined by Rick Doblin, PhD – the founder of MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. We discuss Rick’s past and the series of events that opened his mind to the potential of psychedelics, why he is so passionate about ensuring that psychedelics are well-studied and available for therapeutic and religious use, common misconceptions about psychedelics, separating fact from fiction regard...

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In our first episode to kick off the show, we are joined by Dr. Steven Novella, most famously known as the producer and host of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe Podcast and author of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe book. Dr. Novella is a neurologist and professor at Yale School of Medicine and an advocate of the skepticism movement. In our conversation we talk about the concept of reality vs perception and how to evaluate wh...

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Isn’t Life Curious? is launching July 1st! Enjoy this sneak preview as we lead up to the launch.

Life is a curious thing. Let’s explore it together.

Learn more at www.isntlifecurious.com

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Isn’t Life Curious? is launching July 1st! Enjoy this sneak preview as we lead up to the launch.

Life is a curious thing. Let’s explore it together.

Learn more at www.isntlifecurious.com

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Isn’t Life Curious? is launching July 1st! Enjoy this sneak preview as we lead up to the launch.

Life is a curious thing. Let’s explore it together.

Learn more at www.isntlifecurious.com

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Life is a curious thing. Let’s explore it together.

Join scientist and educator, Jason Wilson, on a journey to understand the many things that make this life so bewildering. Through conversations with researchers, doctors, artists, conservationists, farmers, educators, and other curious minds – Isn’t Life Curious? ​will take listeners on a thought-provoking journey that explores questions and ideas critical to our human experience ...

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