The Neuroscience of Perception - An Interview With Beau Lotto, Ph.D.

The Neuroscience of Perception - An Interview With Beau Lotto, Ph.D.

When you open your eyes, do you see the world as it really is? Do you see reality? Neuroscientist and world renowned expert in perception, Dr. Beau Lotto, reveals the science behind the way our brains play tricks on us while also presenting a revolutionary approach to applying these insights about perception to every aspect of our lives.

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How to Increase Your Mental Energy With Nootropics - An Interview With Dr. Greg Kelly

How to Increase Your Mental Energy With Nootropics - An Interview With Dr. Greg Kelly

A behind the scenes glimpse into the workings of the brain and how nootropics optimize cognitive functions so we can show up as the best versions of ourselves in the world. This is your brain on nootropics.

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How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

How Psychedelic Compounds Improve Your Brain's Plasticity - An Interview With Julie Holland, MD

Dr. Julie Holland Holland takes us on a deep dive into the science behind psychedelic compounds that modulate neuroplasticity and how plant medicines are being used to effectively heal trauma and nurture connection.

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How Integral Psychology Helps us Meet the Global Meta-Crisis - An Interview With Roger Walsh, M.D. Ph.D. DHL

How Integral Psychology Helps us Meet the Global Meta-Crisis - An Interview With Roger Walsh, M.D. Ph.D. DHL

Dr. Roger Walsh, one of the world's leading experts on the mind, joins us to discuss how integral psychology, altered states, and spiritual practices can help us meet our current global crises while building a “bunker of light” for future generations.

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How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure

How to Maintain Balanced Dopamine Levels in a World of Pleasure

Get ready to learn how to maintain balanced dopamine levels in a world of pleasure.

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Beautiful Skin From the Inside Out: A Whole Systems Approach to Skin Care

Beautiful Skin From the Inside Out: A Whole Systems Approach to Skin Care

Chances are that soft, supple, skin that feels good and looks healthy (not to mention, radiant) is on your health optimization radar. But to achieve that you must start from the inside out. Dr. Molly Maloof and Dr. Mark Tager help us do just that.

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The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

The Neuroscience, Psychology and Physiology of Sexual Behavior

Nicole Prause Ph.D., neuroscientist researching human sexual behavior, addiction, and the physiology of sexual response, debunks popular misconceptions about the science of sex.

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How the Gut Microbiome is Leading the Future of Disease Prevention and Longevity - An Interview With Dr. Emmanuel Hanon

How the Gut Microbiome is Leading the Future of Disease Prevention and Longevity - An Interview With Dr. Emmanuel Hanon

Naveen Jain, Founder of Viome, debuts as our guest host, along with fellow colleague Dr. Hanon, taking us on a thrilling discussion of how gut microbiome research is leading the future of both disease prevention and longevity.

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Combining Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Build Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Mark Divine

Combining Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Build Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Mark Divine

Mental strength and emotional resilience play intrinsic roles in how we show up in the world. Mark Divine, expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness, helps us build an unbeatable mind using neuroscience and mindfulness techniques.

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Combating the Meta-Crisis With Emergent Communities and Radical Hope - An Interview With Nick Farr

Combating the Meta-Crisis With Emergent Communities and Radical Hope - An Interview With Nick Farr

With each hurricane, earthquake or armed conflict, the fragility of our systems becomes evident while the consequences of their failure bleeds across borders. The solution? Nick proposes closing the gap in six crucial areas.

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Building a Resilient Brain: Tips for Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Joe De Sena

Building a Resilient Brain: Tips for Greater Mental Toughness - An Interview With Joe De Sena

What’s the secret to building a resilient brain? At the core it’s one’s ability to tolerate discomfort. Discomfort is the price we pay for resilience. Today, Joe De Sena, CEO and founder of Spartan, shares techniques to help us build a resilient mind. 

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Integrating Ancient Living into Modern Life for an Optimized Brain and Body - An Interview With Kyle Kingsbury

Integrating Ancient Living into Modern Life for an Optimized Brain and Body - An Interview With Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle Kingsbury, former football player and retired MMA fighter, is here to help us integrate ancient living into modern life for an optimized brain and body. Learn along with us as we get back to our roots in the pursuit of human optimization.

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Understanding Non-Ordinary Experiences, Psychedelics and Our Reality: An Interview With Dennis McKenna

Understanding Non-Ordinary Experiences, Psychedelics and Our Reality: An Interview With Dennis McKenna

In this episode Dennis McKenna shares his professional and personal stories and discoveries on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and natural psychedelics. 

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Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Using Probiotics to Improve Gut-Brain Connection - An Interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio

Best-selling author and clinical researcher Dr. Michael Ruscio dives deep into the gut-brain connection and how to strengthen their synergy with easy practical tips.

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How To Set Appropriate Boundaries With Work And Money - An Interview With Garrett Gunderson

How To Set Appropriate Boundaries With Work And Money - An Interview With Garrett Gunderson

Garrett Gunderson introduces us to a whole topic, Financial health. He is commonly referred to as a financial genius within the entrepreneurial communities. And what better person to host this conversation than our very own CEO and co-founder James Schmachtenberger! 

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From Spiritual Guru to the Death of a Cult: Andrew Cohen’s Untold Story

From Spiritual Guru to the Death of a Cult: Andrew Cohen’s Untold Story

Andrew Cohen, international spiritual teacher and founder of Evolutionary Enlightenment, a spiritual community which became a proper cult, joins us today to discuss the death and rebirth of his community and self.

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Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity: An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman

Practical Tips for Balance & Sanity: An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman

Humanistic Psychologist, Scott Barry Kaufman, joins us to discuss what it looks like to become the best version of ourselves, even in the challenging times we’re experiencing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He reveals that if we access our full potential, we not only are deeply filled with creativity, purpose and fulfillment, but we also are deeply connected to one another. He offers practical tips you can do today to advance your journey on the path to self-actualization.

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The Science of Dating: An Interview with Helen Fisher

The Science of Dating: An Interview with Helen Fisher

Sexologist and anthropologist, Helen Fisher, Ph.D. joins Jamie Wheal in this interview. She was at Rutgers Univestiry and Kinsey institute, and she is the Chief Science Officer of match.com. Fisher is the leading voice of how we mate and date. She shares the surprising insight that there has been no culture that aligns how we ought to be and how we want to be in regards to relationships, romance and sex. She shares about her own relationships, and shares why she thinks millennials are so smart with how they date in a method she calls slow love. Read on to learn more.

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How Stress Can Make You Resilient: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

How Stress Can Make You Resilient: An Interview with Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., joins us on the Collective Insights podcast. She is a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” Today she shares with us a different view towards understanding stress, as she discusses why stress has benefits. It turns out that stress is what allows us to experience meaning, to make a difference in the world, to make progress on our goals.

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The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

Today we have a very special guest, DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. In this episode we discover how to unleash the explosive power of the brain. We dive into consciousness, metacognition and why the only measure of success is joy.

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Biohacking for Longevity: Interview with Dave Asprey

Biohacking for Longevity: Interview with Dave Asprey

We invited the biohacking pioneer, Dave Asprey, to talk about the science backed practices to age better and live longer. He shares with us his favorite biohacks to improve your gut bacteria, your heart rate variability, your mitochondrial function and more. There is not just 1 thing that causes aging, but 7 functions that contribute to the aging process.

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Harness the Power of Your Brain-Body Connection: An Interview with Amy Cuddy

Harness the Power of Your Brain-Body Connection: An Interview with Amy Cuddy

We are joined today by American social psychologist, best-selling author and TED Talk speaker, Amy Cuddy, Ph.D. She is known for the “Power Posing” technique. We dive into the benefits of the expansive pose and how it can shift our endocrine or hormonal balances. Amy also shares her personal experiences of embodiment as a ballet dancer and a Deadhead. 

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Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

Neuroscience & Experiences: An Interview with Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.

American neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D. shares his dedication to human flourishing and his story of getting fascinated with outer space, inner space (the brain), and nature that led to the formation of his career in neuroscience. We dive into why the brain is such a complex system and how experience is the foundation of electrical or molecular simulation. 

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How to Make an Impact: An Interview with Daniel Schmachtenberger

How to Make an Impact: An Interview with Daniel Schmachtenberger

Today Jamie Wheal is joined by Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is co-founder of Neurohacker Collective, and now his central interest is long term civilization design: developing better collective capacities for sense-making and meaning-making, to inform higher quality choice-making. In this interview they discuss human behavior and how to have good discernment.

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The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

The Benefits of Grounding: An Interview with Clint Ober

We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively. 

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