Show #99 (Weekend Edition): Humble or Hubristic?

Should human beings be humble? Or should we go for it, full tilt? And are the Presidential elections another weapon of mass distraction? We discuss.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: Dr. James Ketchum, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Chemical Warfare: Secrets Almost Forgotten by Dr. James Ketchum

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Show #98: Everything The US Government is Doing About Security is Wrong

Security expert Bruce Schneier joins us for the first show of the Spring Season. Schneier is the author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World” and writes about security issues for Wired and many other publications.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Two Chatterers: Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Song: “Heights” by Los Veneremos | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Bruce Schneier

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Show #97: Psychedelic Research is Resurgent

We talk to Jag Davies, Director of Communications for MAPS — Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies — about ongoing “legitimate” research into psychedelics and marijuana.

We also drop the news that we’re taking a three week break and then dividing the show up into ten week seasons. Post here with any thoughts and suggestions about what you’d like to hear on the show

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Song: “Dutch Holiday,” a mashup from dj BC | Gang of Two Chatterers: Jeff Diehl, Steve Robles | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

MAPS

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Show #96: More Sex with Susie Bright

Legendary “sexpert” Susie Bright joins us again for the second half of this two-part program.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, Steve Robles | Song: “Obscure Disorder (Ghosthacked)” by DJ Spooky | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Find All Things Susie Bright | Diana Brown in “Dead Certain” | RU Sirius Online Course on Timothy Leary | RU Sirius’ “True Mutations: Interviews on the Edge of Science, Technology & Consciousness”

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Show #95: Dangerous Sex Talk with Susie Bright

Legendary “sexpert” Susie Bright joins us. We talk about the latest in the book series she edits: “The Best American Erotica 2007” and many other topics. This is the first of a two-part program.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, Steve Robles | Song: “Obscure Disorder (Ghosthacked)” by DJ Spooky | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Find All Things Susie Bright | Diana Brown in “Dead Certain” | RU Sirius Online Course on Timothy Leary | RU Sirius’ “True Mutations: Interviews on the Edge of Science, Technology & Consciousness”

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Show #94 (Weekend Edition): Yeah, right. Or, is there too much technohype?

Has life really been changed by technology over the last 100 years or so, or do we all put on our pants one leg at a time?

Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, Steve Robles | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

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Show #93: Cory Doctorow’s OverClocked

SF Writer, Boing Boing Editor, and Man-About-Cyberspace Cory Doctorow joins us to talk about his marvelous new collection of short stories, OverClocked.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, Steve Robles | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Cory Doctorow | OverClocked

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Show #92: Wikipedia Man Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder and mainman (or ex-mainman) Jimmy Wales joins us to talk about open source philosophy, objectivism, digital maoism, and how Wikipedia’s gonna like wipe out Google in 5 years (or not)

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Three Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia | Digital Maoism, by Jaron Lanier | Our Right to Death

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Show #91 (Weekend Edition): We’re Going to Kill Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Comedian Will Franken joins us on our weekend edition and man, he really hates Mahmoud Ahmadinejad! And because we like Will, we’ve agreed to get together and off the Iranian psycho.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Will Franken, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

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Show #90: Will Franken is Funny as Fuck!

Comedian Will Franken returns to the show and we talk bout his new podcast, “Things We Did Before Reality” and the Michael Richards apology, among other things. Here’s my unrequested blurb for Franken’s podshow: Will Franken is Firesign Theater meets Jonathan Swift, if Swift were transported into today’s world and forced to live in Berkeley for five years.

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Producer: Jeff Diehl | Host: RU Sirius | Gang of Four Chatterers: RU Sirius, Diana Brown, Jeff Diehl, Joe Quirk | Intro & Outro: Scrappi DuChamp and Mondo Vanilli (and others)

Will Franken | Things We Did Before Reality

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