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Douglas Bolles and William Morgan host a lively weekly conversation in which they naturally discuss "the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" with the interesting authors, thinkers, syncers and philosophers of our day. The show has its genesis in a series of discussions regarding The Sync Book, of which, both hosts are authors.


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12.19.16 Episode 253: Walter Kirn
Standing Rock Speaks
The program returns to Standing Rock to once again consider Black Elk's vision as well as synchronicity and a new paradigm for living with writer Walter Kirn, author of many books including Blood Will Out.
Topics: Arctic Blast, Trump, Uniform Subcultures of Belief, Kooks, The Establishment, New Republic, Natural Bias, Outsiders, Ignorance, Hostility, Skepticism, Conspiracy, Folk Tales, Serendipity, Rockefeller, Con Artist, Bigfoot, Standing Rock, Crows, Black Elk, Synchronicity.
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12.12.16

Joe Jackson (252)

Black Elk: The Life Of An American Visionary

Today the program travels from the Standing Rock Reservation to the center of the world, Black Elk Peak, and there we will consider its namesake with writer and biographer, Joe Jackson, author of Black Elk: The Life Of An American Visionary.

12.05.16

Gretchen Bakke (251)

The Grid

The program takes a hard look at the largest machine in the world for 42 minutes with cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke, author of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, published by Bloomsbury USA last July.

11.28.16

Roy Scranton (250)

Learning To Die In The Anthropocene

The program meditates for 42 minutes on our inevitable end with author Roy Scranton, whose 2015 work, Learning To Die In The Anthropocene helps to interrupt emotional reactions.

11.24.16

Fall Book Club (249)

The Recognitions

For the fourth installment of our seasonal book club, the program recognizes William Gaddis's first novel from 1955, The Recognitions, a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake.

11.08.16

Douglas Rushkoff (248)

Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus

On Election Day, the program considers our operating system with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, and discuss his recent book, Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus.

11.02.16

Claire Hoffman (247)

Greetings From Utopia Park

While there is no utopia yet on earth, the program considers this idea with one who survived A Transcendent Childhood. Claire Hoffman, author of the recent Greetings From Utopia Park explains that there is a larger fabric of the universe to which we all belong even if our human religious structures collapse under the weight of their own design.

10.24.16

Jacques the Fatalist (246)

"28 days 6 hours 42 minutes 12 seconds"

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Or that's what Doug and Will find as they look back at five years of 42 Minutes on the very day they set the thing in motion. Were all five years present in that first episode? Maybe! Find out . . .

10.18.16

5th Anniversary (245)

Episode Now

The program travels back in time to a moment in October of 2011 when Will & Doug began a weekly conversation about SYNC.

10.10.16

Jacob Gentry (244)

Synchronicity

Tonight the program considers the zeitgeist and uncovers the secrets of time travel with writer, director, editor Jacob Gentry, the filmmaker responsible most recently for the film, Synchronicity. (Spoiler Alert! Doug relates some plot points near the end.)

10.03.16

Michael Isaiah (243)

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Tonight the program meets long time listener, Michael Isaiah, a musician from the Bay Area who released a solo album of music this past spring. Time is of the essence!

09.26.16

William Keefer (242)

Anamnesis

The program wakes up tonight, or, experiences an Anamnesis, a loss of forgetfulness with SyncBook+PLUS member, William Keefer, author of the recent Jupiter Publications novel, Anamnesis.

09.19.16

Alan Green (241)

Sync Book Anniversary

Will, Doug, & Alan look back at five years of Sync Book and consider a community of artists exploring the impossible.

09.12.16

Claire Vaye Watkins (240)

Gold Fame Citrus

The program considers the allure and propaganda of the West as well as its harsh realities with Guggenheim fellow, Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the recent Gold Fame Citrus, published in 2015 by Riverbed Books.

09.05.16

Olympia Sync Summit 2016 (239)

Synker Things

Will and Doug come home from vacation to discuss their first meeting at the 2016 Oly Sync Summit.

08.08.16

Summer Book Club (238)

1Q84

The program again discusses "alternate realities" for this, our third edition of the seasonal book club, but this time under the guise of 1Q84, Haruki Murakami's gigantic novel from 2011. Our friends of the book for this program include Talitha Wall, Dennis Koch, & SJ Anderson.

08.01.16

Dr. Jonice Webb (237)

Running On Empty

As a close to our monthly exploration of emptiness, we consider childhood emotional neglect with author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jonice Webb, who wrote Running On Empty which looks with a discerning eye at what didn't happen in childhood creating a lack in later life.

07.27.16

John Zerzan (236)

Running On Emptiness

The program celebrates Independence Day with primitivist philosopher and author, John Zerzan. We consider mass society, anarchy, and technology for 42 minutes.

07.14.16

Loren Coleman (235)

Sync Renegade 8: Crypto-Language

Loren Coleman returns to 42 Minutes to aid the search for monsters with updates on recent developments in the fields of his expertise: Copycat Shootings, Forteana, and Twilight Language.

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