Episode 21 - Addiction, Death, and Meditation

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We are all addicted to pop culture, and maybe pop culture gives us a series of little deaths that temporarily occupy consciousness so that we have less attention available for the things that we claim to believe would make our lives more meaningful. Hear Jamie Cullum’s, “All At Sea,” written by, yes, Jamie Cullum. Hear power pop music by Larry May, or listen to him on YouTube. To be alive is to be dying; to be dying is to be alive; and to recognize this is to be human. By all means, enjoy your ingestments.

Episode 18 - Discursive Thinking, Meditation, and Contemplation

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MoFo goes whack-a-mole as thoughts wax irrepressible in this whacky episode.

Episode 16 - Time: Part 2 (Digiphrenia)

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What is “digiphrenia”? The metaphors we use to describe time, do more than distort a genuine understanding of time itself. They also shape the lives we live. Because we are living through the advent of the digital age, our awareness of these transformations in our relationship to time requires us to take a step back. MoFo reads from “Digiphrenia,” a section of Douglas Rushkoff’s book, Present Shock. Mofo also reads from his book, Unheard Tick of Time.

Episode 11 - MoFo as a Foster Youth, Part 1of 2

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Larry begins discussing his life as a foster child. This episode focuses on an overtly in-it-for-the-money Eagle Rock family, and then describes his introduction to his second official foster home, where life came to make a modicum of sense - but only a modicum. The saga will continue in Part 2, Episode 12. And, of course, there’s a little further exploration of consciousness near the outset.

Episode 10 - Consciousness, Robotics, Analyticity, Social Media, Honesty, and Kindness

MoFo (Larry Fike) has a speed-through consideration of the Hard Problem of Consciousness, robotics, the uses of analyticity and why many words is not always a bad thing, the nature of Social Media today, the apparent dilemmas presented by honesty and kindness, and the complexity and importance of intermingling our conscious contents. Enjoy!