NSP041 – Stories we tell to control one another

Quarantine shaming and mask shaming are new concepts that have risen out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but cancel culture in general was shaming people before it was cool.

These social pressures have rapidly become issues we have to deal with every day, especially those of us who entertain alternative views. But it wasn’t always this way.

Harv sits down (virtually) with film-maker, musician and podcaster Keith “Legion” Snyder to talk about his take on this new cultural phenomenon as a self-proclaimed but non-conforming millennial.

Check out Keith’s film production company Ironark Films: https://www.youtube.com/user/ironarkfilms
And if you enjoy their stuff, go like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ironarkfilms

Episode Links

Intro clip from Prison Break Season 4 Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgEBR7n6Jk

NSP029 – The Story Russel Brand Tells

Starting out as a stand-up comedian and Hollywood actor, Russel Brand has become a divisive public figure for the past 15 years.

Not particularly notable as a Hollywood superstar, Brand burst into the mainstream media pushing political a message of revolution and political non-compliance. The establishment weren’t quite sure what to make of him.

Whether you’re a fan or hater, the one thing Russel Brand is not is boring. Let’s have a look at his career and the story he tells.

Episode Links

Intro Clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-DYjqW7HQ

Russel Brand:
https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts/

Where Did Russell Brand Go?
https://www.kqed.org/pop/64857/where-did-russell-brand-go-the-answer-is-more-interesting-and-complex-than-youd-think

Russel Brand on Paxman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk

23 minutes with Russel Brand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Hz8DJWFEA

Russel Brand’s political revolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WATd8hqnjZE

Russel Brand on Fame:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4NQRn7Xos

Russell Brand interview with Mehdi Hasan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaVG_Oiwtw

The Trews – Emergency: VOTE to Start Revolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwGBTcIHN0U

The Trews – Why I Backed Labour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQVDpqBgiE

The Trews – Final Episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoqQT41wos

NSP027 – A Story of Synchronicity (and Ayahuasca)

Do you believe in synchronicity?

Today I have a discussion with Alex Snarski, an old friend whom I hadn’t seen for 13 years but happened to bump into while shopping for audio cables at the HiFi store where he works.

We started talking and found we had both developed interests in consciousness, meditation and Ayahuasca over the 13 years we had been apart.

The rub? It was Alex’s last day at the store. If I had gone a day later, we would never have crossed paths.

Here’s Alex’s story of heartbreak, awakening and synchronicity.

Intro Clip:
Repo Man – Flying Saucers & Time Machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJ5cCP0ZPE

Show notes and links:
Seven Types of Synchronicities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-FhR7cGgYo
Joe Rogan talks Ayahuasca and DMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_fuE9La6Xg
The real reason why DMT is banned – Graham Hancock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ElVv3RG2M
Graham Hancock’s banned TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_hShqKn5cg
Rupert Sheldrake talks Morphic Resonance on Under The Skin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAS-QzWvj8g

NSP026 – What’s the Story with Mindfulness?

It seems everyone I respect and listen to meditates. They say, Harvey, have you tried mindfulness and meditation? It changed my life, it’ll change yours too, just give it a try…

ALRIGHT! I feel like I’ve been just fine without it, but here’s your meditation episode you heathens!

Let see if there’s anything to this ancient practice‚Ķ

Very calm, serene links:

Catharsis Myth, Metaphor or Reality: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/evil-deeds/200909/anger-and-catharsis-myth-metaphor-or-reality

Catharsis Theory and Media Effects: https://www.encyclopedia.com/media/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/catharsis-theory-and-media-effects

Aggression & Catharsis Dr Brad Bushman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASKXG4kf4n4

What I’ve Learned – Change your Brain’s Default Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw

Sam Harris – Mindfulness is Powerful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk

Joe Rogan Experience – Dan Harris on Mediation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB3RGu8Go2s

This is your Brain on Meditation: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/use-your-mind-change-your-brain/201305/is-your-brain-meditation

The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-meditation-works_n_4702629

NSP017 – The Story Jim Carrey is Telling Us

Jim Carrey has been in the media in the past few years seemingly wavering between depressed, confused and completely insane. But is he crazy, or is he undergoing a spiritual transformation that we just don’t yet understand?

Today is the first in a new series on Narratively Speaking where we examine public figures and the stories they tell.

Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4AmLcBLZWY
Jim Carrey speaks about autism on Larry King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-SCdjDOrA
Jim Carrey on the red carpet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JmNKGfFj7w
Jim Carrey’s message to Emma Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNrkcY-I0RA
Jim Carrey Is An Asshole Method Actor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rKQXEG7bQ
Jim Carrey exposing the Luminutty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG9i7d8yfKQ
What really exists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TucyzpHDNlE
Jim Carrey explains red carpet comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm1TFfRCUE
Jim Carrey on his dad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8XJenmURY