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162 - "AHA" (Ask Him Anything) #1: Aliens, Death, Creativity

Season 1, Ep. 162

This week, I embark on a new experiment and respond to three "advice column" questions from the Future Fossils listening audience:


• How do I know if aliens would like my music?

• How do I talk to my five-year-old about death?

• How do I be creative without training or experience?


This was a lot of fun and I'll definitely do this again. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!


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Show theme music is by original Future Fossils co-host Evan “Skytree” Snyder.


Further Resources:


Intro

Episode 70 with Steve Brusatte on the Golden Age of Dinosaurs

Episode 100 with The Teafaerie

Episode 158 with The Teafaerie & Ramin Nazer

Episode 117 with Eric Wargo on Time Loops


How do I know if aliens would like my music?

Eight Two Music

Complexity Podcast 1 with David Krakauer

Hook (film) 1991

Episode 161 with Michael Phillip on Creativity, Play, and Cryptocurrency

Weird Studies 75 on 2001: A Space Odyssey

Southpark Season 23 Episode 2 ("Band In China")

Complexity 41 with Natalie Grefenstette on Agnostic Biosignature Detection

The Physical Limits of Communication (1999)

Edward Snowden talks with Neil DeGrasse Tyson about aliens

Episode 42 with William Irwin Thompson

SFI Musicology & Complex Systems Working Group (YouTube Playlist)

Episode 125 with Stuart Kauffman on Evolution & The Adjacent Possible

King Kong (film) 1933


How do I talk to my five-year-old about death?

The New York Times: 10 Annoying Kids' Toys

Complexity 52 with Mark Moffett on Canopy Biology & The Human Swarm

Episode 116 with Kevin Wohlmut reading Ugo Bardi & John Michael Greer

The Lion King (film) 1994

Complexity 37 with Laurence Gonzales on Surviving Survival

The Future Acts Like You

The Addams Family (film) 1991


How do I be creative without training?

Alicia Eggert's Stewart Brand artwork at The Smithsonian

The Exaptation of the Guitar

The Future is Exapted/Remixed

"You're only as original as the obscurity of your sources"


And when you’re ready to switch it up, here are my music and listening recommendations on Spotify.


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