I’ve started appearing on some podcasts! If you’d like to have me on yours, for an interview or an exploratory dialogue, hit me up on twitter (preferred) or via email (address here).

Feb 18, 2021 — 11 Malcolm Ocean & The Non-Naive Trust Dance

The Lightfoot Podcast with Joe Lightfoot

Today I spoke (and sang) with the marvellous Malcolm Ocean, we delved deeply into his emerging notion of the Non Naive Trust Dance and explored how breaking the taboo of speaking about the loss of trust can be a key component in community cultivation.

Sep 11, 2021 — Recording Conversations and the Non-Naive Trust Dance (video)

Reach Truth Podcast with Tasshin Fogleman

Tasshin speaks with Malcolm Ocean (@Malcolm_Ocean) about recording conversations, his friendship with Eric Chisholm, and the Non-Naive Trust Dance.

Nov 5, 2021 — The Art of Asking Questions, Incentivising Negative Effort & Deconstructing Human Perception

Curious Humans with Jonny Miller

In which my Twitter friend Malcolm and I nerd out on esoteric topics ranging from the art of asking questions to the barely known ideas contained in ‘Perceptual Control Theory’ have shifted his outlook on life and how it relates to his idea of ‘dream mashups’.

Nov 26, 2021 — On Designing Metaphors, Finding “Your Thing,” and Hosting Barn-Raising Parties

Drinking with Visionaries with Trace Brady

Life is too short to live on someone else’s terms, but before we can live on our own terms, we have to create, define, and communicate those terms.

Nov 30, 2021 — Becoming a Super Organism w/ Malcolm Ocean

Ari in the Air with Ari Delashmutt

Malcolm Ocean is a fellow Game B thinker – a title that we address right off the bat in this episode. We get into some really nice things – how much energy is in the differences in our perspectives, how that energy, if left unorganized can destroy shit, how our differences in perspectives can and do give us another dimension of depth in our relationships and how this is what it is to become a superorganism.

Malcolm is a really great conversation partner and we uncovered beautiful things in this talk.

Jan 29, 2022 — Self-Coercion, Systems Thinking, and The Divided Brain

A Becoming Creature with @BecomingCritter

In this information-packed episode Malcolm Ocean and I dissect The Divided Brain. We discuss the interplay between communication, self-coercion, and the roles of the left and right hemispheres.

Malcolm answers questions like:

• What is at the core of good conversation?
• Is pursuit of productivity fundamentally ego-driven?
• Is anxiety and self-coercion useful, and if so how?
• How do you think we can we best attend to what our experiences are telling us about how we should orient ourselves?
• Should we understand the conscious mind as fundamentally passive?

Mar 3, 2022 — Conversation (w/ Malcolm Ocean)

The Deep Dive podcast with Eyal Shay

What makes a conversation good? Malcolm and I dived deep to highlight the mechanics, prerequisites, and conditions that make conversations flowing and able to solve problems for participants. Factors mentioned in the episode include creativity, openness, empathy, logic, agreement, conflict, and many more. This conversation about Conversation is aimed at giving you tools and ideas that will help you live well and, ultimately, make our species better at problem-solving.

Mar 8, 2022 — On Individual Agency and Creating Responsible Humans

Interintellect podcast with host Linus Lu

@Linus_Lu chats with Maria Górska-Piszek and Malcolm about human agency, how to raise independent children, goal setting, and more.

Jul 12, 2022 — Decoding the Meta-Games of Life (video)

The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd

Had a fun chat with @Malcolm_Ocean last week. We chatted about:
• finding goals that feel aligned
• achieving group flow (and why it’s so hard)
• self-employment and money strategies
• Malcolm’s definition of utopia
• doing hard things

Oct 19, 2022 — Conversation #23 with Systems Designer, Malcolm Ocean (video)

Eclectic Spacewalk with Nicholas McCay

• Donella Meadows & systems
• Full Fractal Buy-In
• Learnings from traveling
• Trust-dancing
• Concessions, compromises, & feeling understood
• Intend app & keeping your goals feeling-driven

Nov 19, 2022 — Human-to-human interfaces and collective intelligence (video)

Futurati with Trent Fowler

• we-fi: collective consciousness and attunement
• navigating misunderstandings