Lucid or Bust

A little over a month ago a lovely woman wrote to me to tell me she listens to the podcast and finds it inspiring. I get those emails from time to time and I love getting them, it’s a big part of why I’m doing the podcast. Some emails are just the “I simply had write in and to tell you how much I enjoy the podcast”, some are that plus a question or a comment about lucid dreams, and every so often I get the “hey, I wanted to let you know about my new site/blog/book/fill_in_the_blank about lucid dreaming, what do you think?”.
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Episode 26 – Mike Lamberti

In this episode I talk to Mike Lamberti, an avid lucid dreamer, an internet friend, and the new writer on lucidsage.com. We discuss techniques, sleep labs, the snooze button, learning your dream landscape, and mediation for lucidity.

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A Potential Alternative to Galantamine: Calea Zacatechichi

Ready for some lucid dreaming heresy? I don’t like Galantamine. It’s not that I doubt that it increases the chances of becoming lucid, I’ve had considerable success with it and scientific explanations as to how it functions are robust and plausible. It’s just a poor fit for me. I have a hard time falling back asleep after taking it, and the odd sensation of cats jumping on my mattress that it can produce certainly doesn’t help. read more…

Episode 25 – Dream Researcher Kelly Bulkeley

In this episode I interview Kelly Bulkeley, a dream researcher, author, and creator of  the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb). We discuss dream journals, dream analysis, dreams in cultures, the experience realism of in dreams and more.

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Episode 24 – Philosopher Evan Thompson

In this episode I interview philosopher Evan Thompson, who is a Professor of Philosophy at University of British Columbia, mainly in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind and Phenomenology. He is the author of the book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. We discuss a wide range of topics, the aspects of consciousness in sleep and lucid dreaming, various scientific studies, meditation as well as get into some geeky philosophical pondering on dreams and the nature of the sense of self. read more…

Interview with Benjamin Baird, Lucid Dream Researcher

Ben attaches electrodes to me before bed in the University of Wisconsin sleep lab.

Ben attaches electrodes to me before bed in the University of Wisconsin sleep lab.

Benjamin Baird is a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On November 21, 2015, while I was staying at the sleep center attempting to have a lucid dream under his care and supervision, he kindly agreed to record an interview with me about his interest and work in lucid dreaming.
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Episode 23 – Dr. Kristen LaMarca

In this episode I interview Dr. Kristen LaMarca, an associate at the Lucidity Institute and a clinical psychologist who incorporates lucid dreaming in her practice. We discuss a variety of topics including research, psychology and supplements.

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