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The Art of Curiosity w/ Larry Swetman
What we think, we become.
Category: Society & Culture
Location: Philadelphia
Inspired by the so-called Intellectual Dark Web, this pod, through humor and honest— albeit sometimes controversial—conversation delve into some of the most important, and completely useless, topics of the day. Host Larry Swetman brings in some of the ...more
Inspired by the so-called Intellectual Dark Web, this pod, through humor and honest— albeit sometimes controversial—conversation delve into some of the most important, and completely useless, topics of the day. Host Larry Swetman brings in some of the smartest and most interesting people he knows to find out what is spirituality? Consciousness? How do we handle race and politics in America? How does lusty Linda lick her leather lingerie? All these questions and more are tackled for your entertainment in The Art of Curiosity. NOTE: Each pod is divided into subgenres that you can deduce from their content and graphic above.
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August 01, 2018 04:53 AM PDT

It's not a trick question. Are you living a purpose-filled journey or settling for consuming a steady diet of manufactured meaning? How does our culture encourage us (or not) to find our purpose? How did we get here? How can we find our meaning as individuals and human beings? In the first hour long Prodigal, Larry traces the loss of meaning in American culture and what it means for us in our own pursuits. Definitely worth a listen.

July 27, 2018 07:28 PM PDT

Finally, Nicole and Larry come to their white whale. Like Garak, Dukat is a complex Cardassian full of rich history and questionable character traits. But in the final analysis is he worthy of the veneration he ascribes himself in his own mind or is he a broken down sociopath who deserves to be relegated to the firey chasm to which the Pah-Wraiths submerged him?

Live from the promenade we discuss. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a kanar, and enjoy the latest installment of Deep Space Vibes.

July 24, 2018 01:31 PM PDT

What's the deal with religion and the Spirit? Is the fact that there are falsifiable facts in religious tradition a deterrent from participation or is there a deeper neurological meaning at work?

July 20, 2018 01:52 PM PDT

The boys get metaphysical in the latest episode of Nils & Larry In The Evening. From getting placid in a sensory depravation tank to how mindfulness can transcend daily life. Also, could it be that God or spirits are four dimensional beings? Are these two things related? Let's find out...

July 17, 2018 09:45 AM PDT

It's Friday the 13th and Nils and Larry dive into one of the more controversial songs out right now which deals with race in America before digging into their favorite sports. Finally, the boys talk about how strategic thinking in sports and games like Go can help people better improve their strategic thinking about life.

July 16, 2018 06:21 PM PDT

In the fourth installment of Prodigal, Larry goes back to a church for the first time in a decade, fulfilling his promise to wait at the boundary line to the prodigal father's country.

How did it go? Did the Spirit show up or was it just another performance? Sit back, pour yourself a drink, and let's go to church with Larry.

July 12, 2018 07:16 PM PDT

In the third installment of Prodigal, Larry tries to pick apart what Jesus meant in his miracle of a saying, "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's".

What is the place of politics in the Spirit filled life? Should we be obsessed with politics at the expense of our spiritual or existential lives? Should the Kingdom be ushered in with the vote? Can there ever be a savior on Capitol Hill? Let's talk...

July 12, 2018 08:46 AM PDT

Of all the drugs in all the world why is it that one of the most dangerous gets a free pass? What is it about alcohol that it is not only accepted in society as a whole, but celebrated as a right?

In part one of this discussion, Nils and Larry try to begin to conceptualize what it actually is about alcohol that makes it such a human heritage.

July 07, 2018 08:23 AM PDT

In the first double digit episode of The Art of Curiosity (formerly Cat Club), Nils and Larry talk about their education experience, with its strengths and weakness, and talk about what could change systemically so that the process could produce more complete people.

July 06, 2018 11:02 AM PDT

In this second episode of Prodigal, Larry reads the ancient story of the hero who comes aware of himself and his responsibilities, learns his role in the world, and ventures out to fight the ages-old dragon of Kaos.

The hero's story is all of our stories. Recorded during a thunderstorm of the Spirit, this story is foundational for the Prodigal listener. Enjoy and let there be light!

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