What makes us conscious beings and why does it matter that we are? In his first ever podcast, Deepak Chopra welcomes a far-ranging group of guests, including Jane Goodall, Russell Brand, Dan Savage, Christopher Wylie, Jean Houston, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and many more, who have paved new paths for understanding our present and future. How do we define, harness, and elevate our minds? How can we live creatively and purposefully? What makes you…you? Join Deepak as he delves into this moment of great transformation to answer these questions…and explore our infinite potential.
In our final episode of Season 1, we come back to the most fundamental questions: who are we and what are we capable of. My guest today, Dr. Jean Houston, sees us as heroes in our own mythic journeys, here to realize our great calling. Jean Houston has worked with Joseph Campbell, Margaret Mead and even Hilary Clinton, and she now joins us to explore our roles in this time of profound shift. Today, we tap into our full human potential. And it truly is, infinite.
We humans remember things on a uniquely grand scale. From the pyramids to the Washington Monument, we build memorials so we won't forget our past. Today, I try to understand why with Michael Arad, the visionary architect behind the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, in New York City. When an act of terrorism changed the world forever, how could we do justice to physical and emotional destruction that occurred? Michael answered that question the only way he knew: by creating a memory space. Join me for this powerful conversation about history, truth, healing and how the spaces we live in and pass through can change our story, both personal and global.
Is there more evidence for God or for aliens? Can true reality be described by science or will it always remain a mystery? Are there limits to our imagination? These are some of the questions I debate with Leonard Mlodinow . Not only has he co-authored books with Stephen Hawking, he's also written for Star Trek, which make his perspectives among the most unique I've encountered. But we don't always agree. And over the years that has turned us into close friends, as well as collaborators. As a man with many layers, our journey today is sure to expand your mind, as it has mine.
Sex is powerful, and no one knows that better than "sexpert", writer, podcast host and relationship extraordinaire, Dan Savage. In his decades of experience, Dan's seen a lot, and he's paving a unique and profound new path redefining what it means to love and to be in a relationship, or rather, to be in many relationships. Is the human species meant to love one person? Or is love provisional like our identity? Join me as we paint new colors on a very old practice.
Who are you? If you've ever stopped to ask yourself this question, a myriad of adjectives have likely swirled around your...brain. But, is that really you? My guest today, psychiatrist and author Rebecca Gladding, MD, says, not necessarily. In fact, you may be working from a set of deceptive and tenacious, maybe even false, narratives in your brain. So join me to investigate how our identity is shaped and by whom —or what. And most importantly, how to reimagine the very idea of who you think you are.
In Part Two of our series on Artificial Intelligence, we unravel the inner workings of the internet brain, ever-growing in size...and in power. How do we relate to the systems being built around us? What is ethical AI? And how can our data shape and alter our reality? Join me as we peer into the future, that is also our present, with Christopher Wylie, the green-haired, nose-ringed whistle-blower on Cambridge Analytica, as well as quite the philosopher of tech. Chris sounds the alarm...and together we look for signs of how to be humanly conscious in the age of machines.
Welcome to Daily Breath, where we pause the hectic world around us, refocus ourselves and expand our minds. I invite you to join me for a few short minutes each day to explore impactful ideas and themes that directly relate to all of our lives. Together we will delve into topics such as happiness, gratitude, love, sex, the true self, physical well-being, death and more. This is a space to build mindfulness into your daily routine and to end your week peacefully with a complete 10-minute meditation every Friday.Join us and BREATHE…
Artificial Intelligence, AI, is now a reality. It lives with us in our pockets, in our homes, and in our...minds? We take on this brave new world in two parts, linked by one critical question: will AI ever be truly conscious? In Part One, we speak to founder & CEO of LivePerson, Robert LoCascio, who has had decades of pioneering experience in creating and using Artificial Intelligence to better our life here on earth. Join me today as we look behind the curtain at how AI is really made and what it can tell us about ourselves.
Ever wondered what's beyond our universe? So did Dr. Michio Kaku, beginning at the young age of 8, and it led him to try and complete Einstein's unfinished work: a theory of everything. Dr. Kaku is a world-renowned physicist and a co-author of String Field Theory, which some claim is the closest we've come to understanding the code of the universe. In our fascinating conversation, Dr. Kaku and I explore multiverses, measure consciousness, and question the nature of reality...and cats.
Space. The final frontier. And maybe, a place we will soon call home. Join me for a perspective shifting adventure outside our atmosphere with the first, and only Iranian Astronaut to go to space, Anousheh Ansari. What can we learn by looking at ourselves from the outside? How do we connect to a universal consciousness? And who exactly do we earthlings think we are? The answers may be right in front of you.
Russell Brand thinks laughter is a door to a higher truth. In our conversation, we explore how humor changed his life and how it can help us all alter our perceptions of reality. As Russell charts his path from addiction to a more mindful approach to his life, we discuss love and acceptance, oblivion and transcendence, and how to see ourselves in this world more clearly. Join me for a fun, and serious, discussion with a particularly enlightened comedian. For listeners who’d like more with Russell Brand, please find his latest book— MENTORS: How to Help and Be Helped.
Dr. Jane Goodall joins me today to take us into the wild and explore consciousness outside and beyond the realm of the human animal. How does understanding consciousness in other species help us understand our place in the web of life? How do we harness this understanding to ensure the survival of our planet...and us? Dr. Goodall, a world-renowned primatologist and anthropologist -- and not to mention a personal hero of mine -- takes us into the story of her life and the lessons she's learned along the way. Join me, as we discover the power of the human spirit and our connection to all living things. Special thanks to Aimee Morgana
Today I welcome my old friend, world-renowned neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Join us for a conversation where we discuss the amazing 3-pound mass we call our brain -- does it hold the answers to how we think, feel and imagine? Is the brain the center of everything we believe is reality? And is that where the mind resides? The answer may not be what you expect. Come with me, as we explore the mysterious power of the mind.