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Nikita Petrov

16 Podcast Episodes

Latest 7 Mar 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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(What If) Ideas Are Alive (Nikita Petrov & John Horgan)

MeaningofLife.tv

Nikita Petrov and John Horgan contemplate the nature of ideas and their relationship to individual people and cultures.

1hr

22 Feb 2021

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(What If) Ideas Are Alive (Nikita Petrov & John Horgan)

MeaningofLife.tv

Nikita Petrov and John Horgan contemplate the nature of ideas and their relationship to individual people and cultures.

1hr

22 Feb 2021

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Russia, Psychedelics, and Politics (John Horgan & Nikita Petrov)

Bloggingheads.tv

Nikita Petrov and John Horgan discuss the state of the Russian protest movement, the challenge of finding one’s own path, James Joyce, John Kerouac, psychedelic experiences, and the nature of language.

1hr

9 Feb 2021

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Society as a Game (John Horgan & Nikita Petrov)

Bloggingheads.tv

Navalny’s return ... Putin’s palace ... Anti-Putin protests ... The tastelessness of dictators ... The limits of government control in Russia ... Is FSB competent? ... Giuliani’s part in Borat 2 ... Incompetent doesn’t mean "not dangerous" ... Grown-ups, society as a game ... Gender and transgender roles ... QAnon and Antifa as LARP games ... John’s story of seeing Antifa violence ... John’s hesitation to embrace the mystics’ view of life as a game ... The importance of make-believe realities ... Pond hockey as a metaphor for society ... The privilege of choosing roles to play ... Solving the problem of inequality wouldn’t remove violence and suffering ... Sorrow is a part of the human condition ... Removing sorrow through biohacking ... DMT ... Scientology and Hinduism on roles we play ... The Bhagavad Gita on war ... How do games evolve? ... Glossolalia (speaking in tongues) ... AI ... Do we create drama because life has gotten too good? ...

1hr

26 Jan 2021

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Introducing Psychopolitica (John Horgan & Nikita Petrov)

MeaningofLife.tv

In the first of a series of bi-weekly conversations, Nikita Petrov and John Horgan talk about John’s hockey career, the Covid pandemic, Nikita’s escape from the city and search for a new lifestyle, the 60s, Russian laws about “foreign agents,” amanita muscaria mushrooms, inner emigration, the social responsibility of an artist, and more.

1hr

18 Jan 2021

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Introducing Psychopolitica (John Horgan & Nikita Petrov)

MeaningofLife.tv

In the first of a series of bi-weekly conversations, Nikita Petrov and John Horgan talk about John’s hockey career, the Covid pandemic, Nikita’s escape from the city and search for a new lifestyle, the 60s, Russian laws about “foreign agents,” amanita muscaria mushrooms, inner emigration, the social responsibility of an artist, and more.

1hr

18 Jan 2021

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Eric McLuhan & Nikita Petrov (full conversation)

The Massage: Presented by The McLuhan Institute

Subscribe to TMI Newsletter for all updates: https://mcluhaninstitute.substack.com/welcome Recorded on 02/27/2016. Nikita Petrov (MeaningofLife.tv) and Eric McLuhan (The Sensus Communis, Synesthesia, and the Soul). --- The McLuhan Institute exists to explore and understand the personal and social effects and implications of technology, following the pioneering work of Marshall McLuhan.

54mins

28 Nov 2020

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From Russia with Covid (Robert Wright & Nikita Petrov)

The Wright Show

Nikita's experience having Covid ... The state of the pandemic in Russia ... Differences between how Russians view Ukraine and Belarus ... Why Putin isn't rushing to rescue Belarus's strongman president ... Who poisoned Navalny? ... How Putin has handled the pandemic (with soothing lo-fi beats) ...

1hr

22 Sep 2020

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Scientology and the Pandemic (Nikita Petrov & Tony Ortega)

MeaningofLife.tv

A Scientology ship commander calls the pandemic "suppressive and anti-social" ... Turning to L. Ron Hubbard during the pandemic: radiation as a state of mind ... The appeal of groups like Scientology in a crisis ... The pandemic is the rare mainstream event that got Scientologists' attention ... Hubbard and Trump, Scientology and post-truth ... Nikita’s experience with an exercise similar to "past lives auditing" ... We thought the Internet was a threat to Scientology. Were we wrong? ...

1hr 14mins

22 Jun 2020

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Scientology and the Pandemic (Nikita Petrov & Tony Ortega)

MeaningofLife.tv

A Scientology ship commander calls the pandemic "suppressive and anti-social" ... Turning to L. Ron Hubbard during the pandemic: radiation as a state of mind ... The appeal of groups like Scientology in a crisis ... The pandemic is the rare mainstream event that got Scientologists' attention ... Hubbard and Trump, Scientology and post-truth ... Nikita’s experience with an exercise similar to "past lives auditing" ... We thought the Internet was a threat to Scientology. Were we wrong? ...

1hr 14mins

22 Jun 2020

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