Synchronicity with Noah Lampert

A show dedicated to examining the subtle realities that connect us all. Each episode host Noah Lampert speaks with new guests to find out their unique perspectives on life, reality and beyond.
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Feb 24, 2016

On a recent trip back to NYC (my home from '08-'15) I sat down with the wise, insightful and all around cool guy, Danny Goldberg.

Currently, Danny Goldberg is President of GoldVE Entertainment. Danny has also worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company president, public relations man and journalist since the late sixties.

Goldberg is also a consultant to the newly released HBO series “Vinyl”. From 1983-1992, Goldberg was the founder and President of Gold Mountain Entertainment, an artist management firm whose clients included Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Rickie Lee Jones and more.

In addition to of all the worldly accolades Danny has maintained a keen interest in ethics and spirituality throughout his life.

Topics we discuss on this episode:

  • Navigating the "real" world with a "spiritual" perspective
  • The Power of Not Being an Asshole (and apologizing if you happen to be one on occasion)
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Working with Great Musical Artists
  • Music and the Spiritual Path
  • Politics

Danny has his own podcast called "Rock and Roles" which (shhh, don't tell anyone) is my favorite podcast on MindPod Network. Definitely check it out.

Danny also recommends Michael Moore's new film, "Where To Invade Next" and a book (which happens to be my all-time favorite spiritual text) "The Gospel of Ramakrishna."

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Feb 17, 2016

My guest today is the delightful, funny and incredibly engaging, Kelly Carlin.

Kelly is the daughter of George Carlin (legendary comedian and counter-culture figure) and she's also pretty freaking rad. In addition to having just finished her autobiography, "A Carlin Home Companion," Kelly has a degree in Jungian Depth Psychology. But those are just roles right?

On top of all that (or maybe underneath it all) Kelly is one of the nicest and smartest people I've had the pleasure to speak with. Her thoughts on modern culture, being a spiritual seeker, balancing the dark and the light, investigating the shadow and bringing much needed equanimity to an anything but modern world are just a few examples of what Kelly's about.

Things Kelly and I discuss in this episode:

  • The Shadow
  • Carl Jung
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Twitter
  • Spiritual Awakenings
  • The value of intuition
  • Horizontal connections vs Vertical connections
  • Meditation

Episode Links

Kelly's book, "A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George"

Kelly on Twitter

Lucinda Williams' new album, "The Ghosts of Highway 20"

Genpo Roshi and Voice Dialogue

Ken Wilber

Upaya Zen Center

Feb 10, 2016

My guest today is the wonderful and wise and extremely lovely Sharon Salzberg.

We discuss a variety of Buddhist concepts including The Five Hindrances, The Paramitas and The Three Buddhist Personality Types.

We also discuss anger, the mindfulness movement,her teacher Dipa Ma (who encouraged her to teach meditation in the West) and– actually, you know what? Give it a listen if you want to hear what else is in there.


Episode Links 

The book Sharon is reading right now: Always Smiling by Lama Tsomo

Sharon's Website

Sharon's 28-Day Meditation Challenge

Phil Jackson's book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success"


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Feb 3, 2016

Back from the mini-hiatus with a bang.

My guest today is musician, author and Dharma teacher, David Nichtern. David was a student of one of my favorite Buddhist teachers, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continues to teach in the Shambhala tradition. David's also an accomplished composer, producer and guitarist – a four-time Emmy winner and a two-time Grammy nominee. He's the founder of Dharma Moon and 5 Points Records. David has recorded and played with Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon and many others. Bonus fact: he's also been a lifelong (literally) friend of Christopher Guest.

David and I discuss a whole lot of stuff in this episode including the concepts of idiot compassion, right livelihood, spiritual materialism, relationships and the connection between music and Buddhism. I also reference a podcast David did with comedian Pete Holmes on Pete's podcast, "You Made it Weird." You can check that out here.

David also happens to be an extremely pleasant and fun guy to talk with.

Some cool things were mentioned in this episode which I'm sharing below. Enjoy!

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"Memories of Summer as a Child" on iTunes

"The Profound Treasury of Ocean of Dharma" by Chogyam Trungpa and Judith Lief

Books by Alberto Villoldo

I also signed up for David's course, "Creativity, Spirituality and Making a Buck" which you'll hear us discuss in this episode. Check it out if it sounds interesting.

Jan 19, 2016

Since I'm headed on a little hiatus (aka 10 days in Jamaica) I thought it would be a nice idea to share some things I've been digging the past few days/weeks. So, that's what I did. Below you'll find links to everything in this episode.

Also, I'd love to hear some things you've been loving too. Shoot me an email (email address inside the podcast). 

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Podcasts That Are Good

Rock and Roles with Danny Goldberg - Rosanna Arquette

Zach Leary and Pete Holmes on It's All Happening

Dustin Marshall, Duncan Trussell and Jack Kornfield on Heart Wisdom

Zach Leary talks about David Bowie


Music That Is Good

David Bowie - Hunky Dory (Album)

Sasha and Digweed - Northern Exposure (Volume 1) - (intro music for this episode)

Bob Marley - Kaya


Documentaries That Are Good

Bukowski - Born Into This

Making a Murderer


Shows That Are Good

Man Seeking Woman

Eric Andre Show

Mozart in the Jungle


Shows I Don't Understand

The Man in the High Castle


Jan 12, 2016

My guest today is Eric Zimmer. Eric hosts a podcast called, "The One You Feed".

Eric is also overflowing with practical tips on how to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Here's some things we discuss on this episode:

  • Starting small
  • Accountability
  • Awareness
  • Community
  • Addiction
  • Podcasting

I also say the word "briography" in the beginning which is clearly not a word. Enjoy!

Intro/Outro song: David Bowie - Soul Love (Get it on iTunes)

Subscribe to "The One You Feed"

The One You Feed website and Twitter (@oneyoufeed)

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Jan 6, 2016

Michael Donovan makes his triumphant return to the MPN airwaves. Michael is a photographer, artist and host of the podcast, "Walking Home." We talk about quality of life, ayahuasca, gratitude, Donald Trump and a whole lot more.

Souncloud version of this episode here.

Check out Michael's podcast here.

Check out Michael's website here.

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Dec 29, 2015

My guest today is a co-founder of a little thing called MindPod Network. Maybe you've heard of it?

In addition to being a co-founder of MPN, Raghu is the executive director of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation. In addition to being involved in those two organizations things he also happens to be a pretty cool guy.

Raghu is a wonderful example of someone who's on the path but doesn't beat you over the head with spirituality. We talk about a lot of things including the question, "What is a Guru anyway?

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Dec 22, 2015

My guest today is iOS app-developer extraordinaire, Yaron Karasik.

We discuss how technology impacts consciousness, digital nomadism, Twitter and some other cool stuff (that's called a teaser). We also delve into how technology and media can enhance our daily lives in a practical and tangible way.

Fun fact: Yaron is the primary developer of the Ram Dass "Be Here Now" mobile app AND the very soon to be released MPN HeartMind app.

Check out Yaron's new NBA (basketball) iOS application TwentyFour…d1058260402?mt=8

Follow Yaron on Twitter (@Greenwell)

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Dec 16, 2015

My guest today is editor of a wonderful book called, "Zig Zag Zen." More to the point he's also a wonderful human being. In addition to being a wonderful human being Allan is a writer, eco-activist and all-around wise person.

We talk about Buddhism, psychedelics, Burning Man and the future of the world. A lot going on in this one. Below is a brief description of "Zig Zag Zen."

The use of psychedelic drugs is that dark little secret behind the popular origins of Eastern spirituality in America, but if they really open the mind in the same ways meditative experiences do, why shouldn't they be legitimated and brought out into the open? In Allan Hunt Badiner and Alex Grey's Zig Zag Zen authors, artists, priests, and scientists are brought together to discuss this question. Opinions fall on all sides. Ram Dass, for instance, discusses the benefits as well as the limitations. Rick Strassman outlines his work in the first federally funded psychedelic study in two-and-a-half decades. Rick Fields sets the historical scene. China Galland offers a wrenching personal experience. Robert Jesse introduces the varieties of entheogens, drugs that engender mystical states. Lama Surya Das tells of his early drug years. And a roundtable discussion with Ram Dass, Robert Aitken, Richard Baker, and Joan Halifax caps it all.


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Get "Zig Zag Zen" on Amazon.

Dec 9, 2015

My guest today is the incredible, hilarious and all around good person, Vic Berger. I've only met Vic via the web, but you know when you can just tell, "that guy, hey, he's a good guy," well, Vic is one of those guys.

In addition to being a good guy, Vic has put together and edited some of my favorite videos of the past couple of years. There are embeds below for you to check out and I encourage you do to that before listening to the podcast. Also, do yourself a favor and follow Vic on the following channels: YouTube, Twitter and Vine. Hot Tolerance on YouTube.

If you want more listen to the episode ya goofus.

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Dec 2, 2015

I sit down with David Silver of Mindrolling Podcast and a little thing called MindPod Network. We talk about how to walk the line between the "spiritual" and the "normal" world. We also talk about sports, news, politics and a whole lot more.

Nov 25, 2015

Synchronicity numero cinco features the extraordinary Dennis McKenna. Dennis McKenna is an American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics proponent Terence McKenna and is a founding board member and the director of ethnopharmacology at the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization concerned with the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.

Dennis is also one of the smartest people I've had the privilege of speaking with (this is Noah writing in case that isn't abundantly clear by now). We talk about a variety of topics including the benefits of psychedelics (DMT, Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, Cannabis), plant intelligence, the unconscious, and ethnopharmacology at large.


As we discussed Dennis has written an incredible autobiography called "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss." Get it here:

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Nov 18, 2015

On the fourth episode of Synchronicity Noah speaks with Mirabai Bush.

Mirabai teaches contemplative practices to major tech companies, the military, gang leaders and lawyers. Mirabai also traveled to India in the seventies and met her eventual guru, Neem Karoli Baba.

If you want to find out more about this episode well then you'll just have to listen won't you?

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"Love Everyone" by Parvati Markus.

Nov 11, 2015

On the third episode of Synchronicity, Noah site down with the UK-based comedian and all around excellent person, Jack Carroll. Jack shares wisdom beyond his years and generally leaves Noah in awe with his astute observations about life, comedy and beyond.

Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special song featuring Alan Watts.

Nov 4, 2015

On the second episode of Synchronicity, Noah sits down with producer, engineer and the secret genius behind Feral Audio, Dustin Marshall.

Topics discussed on this episode listed below for you to read:

  1. Peaks and valleys associated with running an independent and not evil podcast network
  2. Mental Health/Mental Illness
  3. What is this whole reality thing anyway?

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Oct 26, 2015

On the inaugural episode of "Synchronicity" host Noah Lampert sits down for a chat with Zach Leary.

The far ranging conversation touches on a variety of topics including transhumanism, potential pitfalls related to new age spirituality, the impact technology is having on the individual and collective psyche and some other fun and interesting things which you can only find out about by listening to the show.

You can catch Zach Leary on his own podcast, "It's All Happening" which is excellent.

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And a very special thank you to Alex Deleuse for the incredible artwork. Check out more of his stuff here.

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