Erik Davis

Erik Davis
7 Interviews

Erik Davis's Interviews

Ezra Klein & Erik Davis 02 May 2023 • EN

The Culture Creating A.I. Is Weird. Here’s Why That Matters.

In recent months, we’ve witnessed the rise of chatbots that can pass law and business school exams, artificial companions who’ve become best friends and lovers and music generators that produce remarkably humanlike songs. It’s hard to know how to process it all. But if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s this: The f

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Aubrey Marcus & Erik Davis 07 Apr 2021 • EN

Finding Meaning In The Weirdness with Erik Davis #303

Erik Davis, author of High Weirdness, has spent his life studying the weird; Fringe phenomena from psychedelica to sex cults. In this wildly interesting podcast we talk about the risk and promise of psychedelics, the importance of community, and how religion got it wrong, and got it right.   Check out Erik Davis' Book

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Michael Taft & Erik Davis 14 Jul 2020 • EN

Paranoia, Conspiracy, and Covid, with Erik Davis

Author, podcaster, award-winning journalist, and cultural historian Erik Davis speaks with host Michael Taft about QAnon as a new religion, Gnostic psychology and the power of the secret truth, new narrative warfare exploiting human psychology, technologically-sophisticated divination techniques, the “disenchanted para

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Michael Garfield & Erik Davis 27 Nov 2019 • EN

132 - Erik Davis on Perturbations in the Reality Field

This week’s guest is author, culture critic, and philosopher of the weird Erik Davis, whose work has been one of my main inspirations for almost ten years. His latest work of epic scholarship, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, is an exploration of topics I presumed inaccessibl

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James Ellis & Erik Davis 24 Aug 2019 • EN

High Weirdness with Erik Davis

Erik Davis is an American writer, scholar, journalist and public speaker whose writings have ranged from rock criticism to cultural analysis to creative explorations of esoteric mysticism. He is perhaps best known for his book Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information, as well as his work on Calif

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East Forest & Erik Davis 30 Jul 2019 • EN

Erik Davis - Technology, Practice, and the Weird (#64)

Erik Davis is an author, scholar and connoisseur of the weird. He’s spent over 20 years exploring fringe movements, occult covens and liminal cyberspaces, finding some time in between to become one of the world’s leading authorities on West Coast American counter-culture, writing about everything from California’s alte

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