Episode 70

Published on:

25th Jan 2022

From Certainty to Uncertainty with Ross Simonini: Part 2

Was it a dream, alien abduction, angel visitation, or something else? Whatever it was, artist/musician/writer Ross Simonini refuses to dismiss the flying experience he had as a child. We take a tour of some of Ross' more extreme consciousness-shifting experiences in part 2 of our conversation. He also tells me about the play he wrote as a kid for his loved ones to perform at his funeral.

Get my full convo with Ross (even more than Parts 1 and 2 combined!), every installment of the debrief podcast This Is Your Aftershow, and shoutouts in future episodes at patreon.com/davemaher. By joining, you're helping me realize my dream of making this show my living.

For both a foundation and a deeper exploration of some of the ideas we talk about, check out Ross' essay, "The All," in The Believer.

Follow Ross on Instagram: @rosssimonini, visit his website rosssimonini.com, and if you're in New York City, go see his art show "The All" at Anonymous Gallery until February 19, 2022! 

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Music = Future: "Use Me" / James Blackshaw: "The Cloud of Unknowing" / Four Tet: "Two Thousand and Seventeen" / Johnnie Frierson: "Miracles"

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About the Podcast

This Is Your Afterlife
Comedian Dave Maher interviews artists and activists about death, their lives, and the afterlife.
What happens when we die? What if this is the afterlife? Comedian, coma survivor, and former Pitchfork writer Dave Maher ("This American Life") asks artists, entertainers, and activists for definite answers to these unanswerable questions.
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