Cultpunky podcasts from the Open Div Summit (2021)

Designing Transformational Experiences with Paul Bulencea, creator of the College of Extraordinary Experiences.

Worldviews and Ways of Life with Ann Taves. Rather than “religion” and “non-religion,” what does it mean to look at these phenomena as part of the broader category of worldviews and ways of life?

Invented Religions with Carole Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney.

The Sunday Assembly with Josh Bullock, a criminology and sociology lecturer at Kingston University, London who did his thesis on the “church for atheists” movement known as the Sunday Assembly.

Tolkien-ism, Jedi-ism, and Invented Religions with Markus Davidsen, the University Lecturer in the Sociology of Religion at the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion.

Ritual Design with Ezra Bookman, founder of Ritualist, a boutique consultancy designing more meaningful work-life and connected communities, and the youngest member on the Board of Directors of The Secret City, an Obie Award-winning arts organization.

The Future of LGBTQ Spirituality with Chris Stedman, author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (2020) and Faitheist (2012), who has written for publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Pitchfork, VICE, The LA Review of Books, and The Washington Post.

Experience Design for Transformation with Abraham Burickson, the co-founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Works, an interdisciplinary performance group that makes bespoke performances for one-person audiences, and Ayden LeRoux, the Assistant Director of Odyssey Works and the author of two books related to their work, Isolation and Amazement (Samsara Press, 2013), and Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) co-authored with Burickson.

Technology, Psychedelics, and the Future of Religion with Erik Davis, an author, independent scholar, podcaster and teacher based in San Francisco.

Reimagining the Role of Religion in a Changing World with Elan Babchuck, Founding Director of Glean Network, an incubator and network for entrepreneurs who are building new models of faith in action, and Director of Innovation at Clal, a think-tank focused on the future of faith in America.

The Story of the Nomadic School of Wonder with Barbara Groth, founder and creative director of the Nomadic School of Wonder, who also handles Experience Design for the immersive art project known as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Building the Sacred Design Lab with Casper ter Kuile, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, a co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School.

Rationalism and Re-Enchantment with Daniel Shkolnik, a Humanist speaker, community organizer and host of the Re-Enchantment podcast, and Open Div founder Casey Rosengren.

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