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NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 3)

NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 3)

February 10, 2021

Pre-linguistic dream states, schizophrenia, and the spirit world. On this episode, Kris and I wrap up our preliminary discussion on mysterious doubles by investigating the voices in our heads.


How Forests Think by Eduardo Kohn

Runa Puma

“The people who do not hear voices in their head”


Jungian Depth Psychology

“Shooting the terrible master”

Joshua Slocum

Orland Bishop

Roman baths

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Siberian Mammoth Pirates

Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione

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NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 2)
NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 1)

NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 1)

January 27, 2021

Hermetic mysteries, Egyptian shadows, and the underground tunnels of the mind.  In the first part of our series on strange doubles, Kris and I discuss the mythological, folkloric, and religious origins of the doppelgänger.

The Vardøger
The Case of Emily Sagée
The Uncanny
Castor and Pollux
The Field of Flowers
Simonides of Ceos
As Above, So Below
Anima vs. Animus
Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
Harry Houdini
The Greek Magical Papyri
"The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad
Taschen's The Book of Symbols
Winnie the Pooh and the Woozle
Jordan Peele’s Us
The Pleroma
"The Bacchae" by Euripides
The Yoruba people

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NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 3)

NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 3)

January 20, 2021

Labyrinths, hybrid creatures, and psychic ghost ships. On this episode, Kris and I wrap up our conversation around artistic genius through a discussion of two writers who are very important to us. We finish up with the question: why are so many artistic geniuses not recognized during their lifetimes?

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Venom viper time
Bioluminescent water
Hieronymus Bosch
Bruegel's The Fall of the Rebel Angels
The 500-Year-Old Butt Song from Hell
Albrecht Dürer's The Monstrous Sow of Landser
The Ashmolean Museum
Statues by Michel Serres
Franz Kafka
Henry Miller
Jackson Pollock
Willem de Kooning
Mark Rothko
Jorge Luis Borges
William S. Burroughs
Meander, Spiral, Explode by Jane Alison
The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
Magic Hours by Tom Bissell
Herman Melville
The Berkshires
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Deliverance by James Dickey

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NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 2)
NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 1)
NO COUNTRY - Heretical Science and Dangerous Ideas

NO COUNTRY - Heretical Science and Dangerous Ideas

December 30, 2020

Electrified frogs, scientific heretics, and dangerous ideas. On this episode, Kris and I discuss upsetting the chessboard, pluralism in human knowledge, and the limits of our current understanding.

Gary Kasparov
Sheldrake's appearance on Future Visions
Coco Chanel
Richard Dawkins interview on Impact Theory
The 1001 Nights
Compendium of the Malay Archipelago
Thomas Merton
John AT Robinson
William James
Alfred Nobel
Galvani & Volta
Percival Lowell
Joseph Needham
Les Chants de Maldoror

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December 25, 2020

Here is a sound collaboration I did with my brother. I took my TASCAM DR-05 into a Loves gas station, recording the whole thing. Then I got in my car and drove. Andrew turned it into this haunting soundscape.

NO COUNTRY - On the Shadows of Ideas

NO COUNTRY - On the Shadows of Ideas

December 23, 2020

Swarm intelligences, science delusions, and sense perception. On this episode, Kris and I discuss morphic resonance, the ten dogmas of modern science, and the alchemical art of memory.

Rupert Sheldrake
The Analogy of the Television Set
Sheldrake's Banned TED Talk
Stephen Jay Gould
Lewis Thomas
Henri Bergson
Gilbert Ryle
The Persistence of Memory
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
E.O. Wilson
Giordano Bruno
The Memory Palace Technique
Dame Francis Yates

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NO COUNTRY - This Way to the Egress

NO COUNTRY - This Way to the Egress

December 16, 2020

Frauds and hoaxes, showmen and liars, myth makers and nondescripts. What drives the hearts of lifetime cryptozoologists and bridge-sellers? On this episode, Kris and I talk about tolerating your own absurdity, the renaissance men who dabbled in the occult and science, living a mythical life, and the quantum importance of fakery.


Further reading:


Charles Fort & Damned Facts

Baron de Lahontan


PT Barnum

The Piltdown Man

The Dreadnought Hoax

Louis de Rougemont

Arthur Furguson

Charles Waterton

Aleister Crowley


Daniel Dennett

Rupert Sheldrake

James Randi

"The Man Who Destroyed Skepticism"

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