Conversations With The Mind

48 EpisodesProduced by Shane LeMaster

We discuss a variety of interesting topics with interesting people in an effort to engage our collective Mind, experiences, and knowledge to raise the consciousness within all humans. Support this podcast:

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Episode 48 - Avery & Jake Sage

July 16th, 2019


We talk to this fighter couple about their own individual concepts around Consciousness and how they came to form their views and beliefs.  We discuss both of their interesting professions and how their training and …

Episode 47 - Matt Vogel - Snow Frogs "Rip-It"

July 7th, 2019


Today we talk with Matt Vogel, perhaps my best friend from college at the University of Colorado. We talk about memories of the past, life …

Episode 46 - Abdul Wilkins "The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman"

June 18th, 2019


We welcome The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman to the show and discuss Martial Arts Philosophy Differences Between the "Softer" and "Harder" Arts, Finding and Using the Flow of an Opponent's Energy, and Learning to See Your …

Episode 45 - Patrick Gorman - Geometry of Consciousness in The Vacuum

June 18th, 2019


We speak with Patrick about the Geometric Nature of the Cosmos and Consciousness and the Possibility that Consciousness is the Transition Space …

Episode 44 - Joe Moore - Mind/Brain Delineated, The Psychedelic Nature of Everyday Existence, Compassion Informed Rehabilitation

May 29th, 2019


We talk to Joe Moore from Psychedelics Today about the Theory of Mind and particularly the Delineation of the Brain and Mind. We speak about the …

Episode 43 - Dr. Christopher Bader - Performance-Oriented Lens, Preventative Mental Health, and The Nature of Escapism

May 28th, 2019


Today we speak with Dr. Christopher Bader and Share Stories on how we became interested in Exploring the Mind and Finding Deeper Meaning and Understanding Through a Performance-Oriented Lens.  We Share Ideas on …

Episode 42 - Brad Smith - Losing One's Mind to Find One's Heart, The Path of the Medicine Man, and Finding Balance Through Healthy Relationships

May 23rd, 2019


Today we speak with Brad Smith about his Experiences and Insight around Losing One's Mind through a variety of means in order to Find a Deeper Connection and Relationship with our Heart Space.  He talks about his own …

Episode 41 - Cody Weese - Unpacking and Unraveling Inner-Space, Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories

May 20th, 2019


We welcome Cody Weese back to the show as we Unpack and Unravel Meanings Within Our Inner-Space. He and I discuss Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories and Approaches to The Psyche. Among many other topics discussed, …

Episode 40 - Kevin Matthews - Finding Freedom From Systematized Trauma, The Path To Decriminalize De

May 13th, 2019


We speak with Kevin Matthews, former Campaign Director for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative, about his Political and Personal Journey to Successfully …

Episode 39 - Tom Martin - Maturing Into Ourselves, Fear-Based Mindsets, and Creating Our New "Normal"

May 6th, 2019


Today we explore Three Different Frameworks to Approach The Mind and Tom shares his insights through a Competitive Downhill Mountain Biking lens.  Tom and I attempt to define aspects of Maturity and share experiences …

Episode 38 - Master Sylvio Da Matta Behring - A Master's 53 Year Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Strivi

May 1st, 2019


We talk with Master Sylvio Behring about his 53 years thus far in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, share stories, and speak about Jiu-Jitsu in the early days of its development. He discusses various Spiritual Experiences he's had …

Episode 37 - Daniel McQueen - Working With Our Fractalized and Wholistic Selves, Pure Consciousness, and the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

April 27th, 2019


Today we chat with Daniel McQueen about his Breathwork and Spiritual Cannabis Work at Medicinal Mindfulness. We go deep into the Meaning of the Self …

Episode 36 - Michelle Trumble - Transformational Breathwork and the Internal Visionary Experience, Shadow-Work Defined, and the Subjective Experience of Memory

April 18th, 2019


We talk with Michelle Trumble about her work as a Transformational Breathwork and Shadow-Work Facilitator as she breaks down the Practices for us. We rehash some childhood memories and discuss the Subjectivity and …

Episode 35 - Adriane Ehmann - Mentally-Engaged Recovery and the WTF Yoga System, Muay Thai Culture in Thailand, and Finding Total Mastery through Acceptance and Connection

April 16th, 2019


We talk with Adriane Ehmann, creator of the WTF Yoga System about Yoga Philosophy and how to be more Mentally Engaged in one's Physical Recovery …

Episode 34 - Pow Srikachorn - Street Smarts to Counter-Terrorism, Building a Martial Arts School on New/Old Values, and Engaging the Playful Mindset

April 11th, 2019


We talk with Pow about his upbringing as a first generation immigrant and his experiences through bullying and self-discovery, his early street …

Episode 33 - Natas - What a Life WTF Episode

April 10th, 2019


We talk with my hippie friend Natas about his crazy life and the lessons he has derrived from it. Gangs, Drugs, Jail, Government Conspiracy, The Mob, and Crystal Mining are just some of the topics we explore.


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Episode 32 - Dustin Taylor - Meditation During Lucid Dreaming, Imagination vs. Intelligence, and Moving from Knowing to Understanding

April 4th, 2019


We talk with Dustin Taylor about all sorts of meditation practices including Meditating While Lucid Dreaming. Dustin and I discuss Einstein and his thoughts on the utility of Imagination vs. Intelligence. And we delve …

Episode 31 - Galen and Kali - Transferrable Life Lessons, Mind-Muscle Connection, and Battling National Leaders

March 31st, 2019


We speak with my wife Kali again and welcome to the show our Strength and Conditioning Coach Galen. Topics such as nutritional health and physical conditioning are discussed as well as how we can improve our Mind-Body …

Episode 30 - Professor Peter Iacavazzi - World Champion Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Black Belt Mindset vs. Champion Mindset, and Getting the Most Out of Our Journey

March 8th, 2019


We speak with Professor Peter Iacavazzi about his lineage and journey through a 30 year Jiu-Jitsu career that has led to Numerous World Titles. He shares with us his conceptualization of Black Belt Mindset and compares …

Episode 29 - John Hendrix - Psychological Rehabilitation from Injury, Social Psychology, and Human Growth Potentials

March 3rd, 2019


We talk with John Hendrix about his study of Eco-System Science and Sustainability at Colorado State and how our paths to our passion is not always …

Episode 28 - Spencer Bath - Organics and Soil Health, Nurturing Every Biome, Healing Through Interdimensional Balance

February 21st, 2019


We welcome back Spencer Bath to enlighten us on Organic Horticulture and the importance of Soil Health. We also spend some time exploring our …

Episode 26 - Chris Manchester - Exploring and Pushing the Edge, Leaving Our Mark, and Strength in Vulnerability

February 4th, 2019


We talk with lifelong extreme-living enthusiast and my literal cousin, Chris Manchester about his adventures across the world and some of the life lessons he's brought back to share. We also discuss the idea of pushing …

Episode 25 - Michael Sullivan - Warriorship Across the Ages, Combat Philosophy, and The Breakdown of Morality and Values

January 28th, 2019


We talk with Micheal Sullivan about both historical and modern Warriorship, the loss of Morality and Values in a changing culture, and touch on Rites …

Episode 24 - Rafael Lancelotta - New and Exciting Progress in Psychedelic Research, Somatic Therapies, and Healing Through Relationship and Connection

January 17th, 2019


We talk with Rafael Lancelotta about his research and work within the field of psychedelics, and his Cannabis-Assissted and Ketamine-Assissted Therapy work in Denver, CO. We discuss the Knowing of Consciousness through …

Episode 23 - Dr. Carlos Garcia - The Depths of Psychedelia, Consciousness as an Operating System, and the Malnurishment of a Species

January 14th, 2019


We talk with Dr. Carlos Garcia about his last three years exploring 11 different psychoactive medicines, a deep well of experience and insight indeed. We dissect the idea of consciousness as an operating system. And we …

Episode 22 - Kali LeMaster - Thailand Honeymoon Adventure!!

January 12th, 2019


Kali and I recap our two week Thailand Honeymoon. We go day by day and share our adventures, the rich history we learned, and the lessons we have …

Episode 21 - Radwyn Sawer - The Nature of Existence, Healing Ourselves, and Vibrational Science

December 29th, 2018


We talk with Radwyn about the nature of mind, body, spirit, frequency and vibration. We discuss the complexities of morality and the current state of affairs in the world. Lastly, we touch on human potentials for …

Episode 20 - Scott - Transformative Vision Questing in a Bus, Pushing Our Potentials and Knowing Our Limitations, Theories of Existence

December 3rd, 2018


We talk with Scott again today and discuss his journey of self discovery across the continent in a bus, realizations and transformative experiences along the way, and his return to society. We also discuss his new …

Episode 19 - Peter - Growing Up In Vietnam, A Hero's Journey To America, and Martial Arts Philosophy

November 26th, 2018


We talk with my good friend Peter who hails from Vietnam. He tells us about his upbringing and details some key differences in cultural ideology. We …

Episode 18 - Simone Shepard - Transcending Limitations, Relearning Forgotten Connections, and Healing Oneself

November 19th, 2018


We talk with Simone Shepard about her path of self discovery through meditation, spiritual connection, and psychedelic medicine work and touch on rediscovering our lost abilities to heal ourselves from anything. We also …

Episode 17 - Courtney King - Knowing Oneself, Fighter Lifestyle, Sacrifice

November 7th, 2018


We talk with the Lion King about her inner dialogue and techniques she uses as a professional fighter to maintain productive mindsets. She also breaks down her martial arts journey so far and talks about sacrifices that …

Episode 16 - Cody Weese (Part 2) - Untapped Human Potentials, The Fixed-Mindedness Pitfalls, and Opening Ourselves to Change

November 5th, 2018


In part 2, we talk with Cody about human potentials and how we hold ourselves back with patterns of limited thinking, how to overcome …

Episode 15 - Cody Weese (Part 1) - A Neuroscientific Perspective on Consciousness, College Dorm Stories, and the Benefits of Therapy

November 5th, 2018


We talk to Cody about how his Neuroscientific training influences his conceptualization of consciousness. We share some of our college dorm stories, …

Episode 14 - Jerome Caro - Industry, The Nature of Consciousness, and a Beginner's Perspective of Jiu-Jitsu for Optimizing Potentials

October 14th, 2018


We talk with Jerome Caro about his experiences in industry, his take on the nature of Consciousness, giving back more than we take from the world, …

Episode 13 - Brandon Talbot - Finding Your Passions and Becoming Obsessed, World-Level Competition, and Future Potentials for Mental Training

October 10th, 2018


We talk with Brandon Talbot, NASM CPT, PES, CES, MMACS, about his story transforming from a life of laziness and disconnect into a Professional World Level Athlete and overall badass now experiencing a life of …

Episode 12 - Dr. Joe Miles - A Path of Self-Discovey, Getting Into the Minds of Our Opponents, and Overcoming Pain with The Mind

October 8th, 2018


We talk with Dr. Joe Miles, a Professional MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt, and Electrical Engineer. We talk about the concept of consciousness and how we can use our mind to overcome pain and self-doubt, fun problem …

Episode 11 - Kali and Vince - Spontaneous Podcast

October 4th, 2018


We talk with my wife Kali and brother Vince about random yet important experiences in our shared and individual experience.


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Episode 10 - Tom Gemignani - The Power of the Mind, Why it is Important to Develop Mental Tools, Task vs. Emotional Focus for Performance, and Formal Study of BJJ

September 16th, 2018


We talk with Tom Gemignani, mental performance consultant in training about the importance of our mind in everyday tasks, athletic performance, and …

Episode 9 - Dr. Rob Colbert - Philosophy of the Mind, Facing Crisis During Personal Transformation, and Following Your Passions

September 12th, 2018


We talk with Dr. Rob Colbert about the Philosophy of the Mind through cultures, history, and modern Western society as well as the usefulness of …

Episode 8 - Spencer Bath - Addiction, Psychedelic-Assisted Recovery, and Accessing Inner Dimensions

September 10th, 2018


We talk to Spencer Bath about his journey through addictions, traditional and Psychedelic-Assisted treatment centers, transcending traumas, and both accessing and creating infinate dimensions of inner space.


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Episode 7 - Brian "Z" Zehler - Redefining Identity, Using Challenge for Growth, Mentorship

August 25th, 2018


I talk with Brian "Z" Zehler about redefining our identity after reality is disrupted, overcoming injury, using challenge for growth, mentorship, and maintaining a mental emphasis on the present moment goals we set for …

Episode 6 - Jeff Ternasky - Positive Focused Mindset, Fatherhood, and Effective Goals

August 6th, 2018


We discuss aspects of the mind that motivate us to improve as humans in every area of our lives, as well as the barriers to engaging this mindset. Jeff touches on what fatherhood means to him and the importance of …

Episode 5 - Neil Pappas - Trauma, PTSD, Post Traumatic Growth and Ketamine Therapy

August 5th, 2018


We talk to Neil Pappas, retired Marine and Army Veteran about his journey through trauma and depression, the broken prescription medical systems, and the benefits of Ketamine Therapy and EMDR for reprocessing and living …

Episode 4 - Dr. Shannon Hughes - Tapping into Spiritual Source and Developing through Connection,

July 22nd, 2018


Dr. Shannon Hughes and I talk about constructs surrounding spiritual experience and connection to Source. We touch on the scourge that is capitalistic, fundamentalist, power-hungry conditioning through our everyday …

Episode 3 - Scott - Exploring Ourselves Through Altered States

July 16th, 2018


Today we talk with Scott, immediatly post-NN-DMT journey and talk about how the mind constructs life on our Hero's Journey, Rites of Passage, and finding the Teachers in our lives.


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Episode 2 - Aaron Molnar - Taking Personal Stock and Finding Fulfillment

July 8th, 2018


Todeay we speak with Aaron Molnar, retired Marine vet, gym owner, and general do-gooder about self-evaluation, personal development, and giving back …

Episode 1 - Kali Quaranto - Positivity, Self-Talk, and The Stories We Tell Ourselves

June 23rd, 2018


Kali Quaranto, my fiance', and I talk about feeding our inner dialogue, positivity, and our conscious impacts on our environments and body systems.


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