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White Noise

White Noise

By Nicholas White
Synthetic Biology, memetics, psychedelics, expanding noosphere nodes, were gonna reach stars, ask me about biotech startups and nootropics. Very Gemini energy. A genetic engineer nerd interviewing the internet, one friend at a time. It's gonna get weird, but very fun.
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3: Libidinal Economy and Orgone Theory with Matthew Gilinson

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8: Synthetic Biology with Adam Strandberg part 1
Oh Imma edit this just you wait. One day. Such description, very imagery. 
01:20:21
November 16, 2020
7. Ballistic Missile Defense with James Simpkin
Ballistic Missile Defense, moving from MAD lose-lose to win-win, non zero-sum games, other shenanigans. James Simpkin is a college teacher and PhD student at the University of Leeds. His thesis is entitled, "Explaining the Labour's Ballistic Missile Defense Policy 1997-2010: A Strategic-Relational Approach" 
01:30:02
May 20, 2020
6. Nick and the Fox: Treating PTSD with EMDR, and a critique of CBT
Critiques of CBT https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jul/03/why-cbt-is-falling-out-of-favour-oliver-burkeman https://www.nacbt.org/when-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-fails-the-five-most-common-reasons/ https://slate.com/technology/2017/11/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-doesnt-fix-everything-for-everyone.html https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/conquer-fear-flying/201402/why-cbt-cant-regulate-anxiety Maria Bamford, one of my favorite comedians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFHmNrxkuFU The Antimemetics Division of the SCP: http://www.scp-wiki.net/antimemetics-division-hub (Lovecraftian, conceptual horror + classic Internet 2.0 culture)
02:37:22
April 12, 2020
5: Random Episode with Mike the Kratom Guy
Lot's of rambling about kratom, supplements, G-coupled protein receptor (GPCR) signaling, and much more. You can check out Mike the Kratom Guy's website MassHerbalMarket here: https://massherbalmarket.com/ And if you are interested in the adaptogenic supplement Golden Hour I formulated, you can check it out here: https://flux-odyssey.com/
01:14:17
February 26, 2020
4: REBUS, Psychedelic Therapy and Predictive Hermeneutics with Suspended Reason
REBUS paper: http://pharmrev.aspetjournals.org/content/71/3/316 SR's introduction to the new Sarah Perry Book: http://www.notnothing.ooo/books/perry.html Not Nothing: http://www.notnothing.ooo/ https://carcinisation.com/2020/02/01/hold-on-what-sense-making-sense-breaking-in-modern-art/ SSC book review "Seeing Like a State" https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/03/16/book-review-seeing-like-a-state/ CumTown vs Red Scare Podcast: https://spilledreality.tumblr.com/post/186992629233/spilledreality-cumtown-is-the-beckett-of-bro Blog Posts:  - https://suspendedreason.com/2019/12/20/wasting-our-time/ - https://suspendedreason.com/2019/11/24/divided-minds/ - http://mason.gmu.edu/~rhanson/futarchy.html - https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/08/21/introduction-futarchy/ - SR wrote for RibbonFarm! https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/03/09/another-green-world/ - https://forum.indiethinkers.org/t/institutional-myth-in-contemporary-art/172
02:22:29
February 26, 2020
3: Libidinal Economy and Orgone Theory with Matthew Gilinson
Matt and I discuss Wilhelm Reich, a disciple of Freud who eventually broke away and formed his own theories on psychiatry, the most influential of which was orgastic potency. This was a wild episode, had a lot of fun with Matt. I'd recommend a few blog posts Matt has up as supplementary material, in particular his "Core Concepts" series, which include: I. Libido – A basic definition of libido II. Introduction to Libidinal Economy – A brief survey of the quantitative problem of libido III. The Orgasm Theory – Part 1 – An overview of the orgasm theory and its development IV: The Orgasm Theory – Part 2 – On the orgasm reflex V: The Orgastic Function – Part 1 – The biomechanics and electrophysiology of the orgastic function VI: The Orgastic Function – Part 2 – The recapitulation of the function in other expressions
02:54:38
February 26, 2020
2: South African Medicine with Camillo Coccia
We stuck two sessions together, testing the Anchor app stringing function. I think it worked fairly well. Camillo has a really interesting life story as a doctor in South Africa and I learned more about the horrific AIDS epidemic and how much it's affected every other aspect of health. 
01:57:34
February 26, 2020
1: iGEM and Bioremediation of TCE with William Jackson
We swear a lot in this one, two salty science bois talking about the struggles of getting a project to work at a school with no money and no oversight. But now we both work big biotech jobs in Boston, so maybe everything worked out. If you want to learn more about iGEM, you can check out their website here: https://igem.org/Main_Page
03:07:00
February 26, 2020