Dope Excerpts

11 EpisodesProduced by Adam R. Garcia

Dope Excerpts is a simple idea, a podcast where your host Adam reads selected texts to you from his bookshelves in Portland, Oregon. Insightful, inspiring and informative pieces of books, essays and poems are delivered and briefly discussed as a way to showcase poignant ideas and share. Thanks for l… read more

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Dope Excerpts — Ep 10 / Bread & Circuses

June 25th, 2019


In episode 10 of Dope Excerpts, I'm sharing an article from one of my favorite mags, New Philosopher, called "Bread and Circuses." It's about …

Dope Excerpts — Ep 09 / A Sideways Look at Time

June 6th, 2019


A one-shot super-read of Jay Griffith's book "A Sideways Look at Time." This book is a mesmerizing mix of information on our perception and experience of time, delivered poetically in Jay's whimsical writing style. A …

Dope Excerpts — Ep 8 / The Inevitable "Becoming"

May 28th, 2019


A dope excerpt of Kevin Kelly's best-seller "The Inevitable," from the chapter on "Becoming." This book looks at 12 technological forces that are …

Dope Excerpts — Ep 7 / William Gibson "Up The Line"

May 19th, 2019


Hey y'all. Here is reading of a talk that William Gibson gave on media, the future, storytelling and how we adapt to changes in our media environment. It's a long-one, but a goodie. Also, towards the very end I did …

Dope Excerpts — A Quick Note

May 16th, 2019


Oh, hey. A quick note about some sound issues, how you can get me feedback, leave voice messages and continue supporting this here little show. I appreciate you, and thanks for listening.

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Dope Excerpts — Ep 06 / "Story" by Robert McKee

May 16th, 2019


Today we're reading a section of the book "Story" by Robert McKee on character and characterization, and reflecting on how the hard choices that we make in our lives define us. Sounds heavier than it is, don't worry. …

Dope Excerpts — Ep 05 / My Own Devices

May 11th, 2019


In this episode, I'll be reading a chapter from Dessa's book "My Own Devices." This is the longest read yet, and I know there are some little mess-ups on my part in the read, but hey, I'm just some guy trying his best, …

Dope Excerpts — Ep 04 / Einstein's Dreams

May 8th, 2019


In this episode, I'm reading a bit of physicist Alan Lightman's phenomenal book "Einstein's Dreams." Each of the books 30 vignettes is a sort of …

Dope Excerpts — Ep03 / Cabinet "The Power of Naming"

May 4th, 2019


In this episode, I'm reading an essay called "The Power of Naming" by Cecilia Sjöholm, from the "Knowledge" issue of Cabinet Magazine. There's a lot …

Dope Excerpts — Ep02 / Politics of Design

May 4th, 2019


In this episode, I read a bit from the amazing Politics of Design, by Ruben Pater. Specifically, this excerpt explores the history of Blackletter …

Dope Excerpts — Ep01 / Borges

May 4th, 2019


In this lil' episode of Dope Excerpts, I read a bit of Borges, and reflect on the ideas of mirrors and prisms as aesthetic lenses by which to view ourselves in the world.

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