If you want to see something on a particular subject please look in
January 2017. Dan Schneider Interview.
The idea was to have a three way discussion on NDEs along with PMH
Atwater who is well-known for her writings on NDEs. Sadly, tech
troubles with Skype meant we had to do the interviews individually.
Dan cast PMH as ‘pro’ NDE and me as ‘con’, but I pointed out that I
am not at all against NDEs; they are amazing experiences that can
transform people’s lives and teach us a great deal about mind, brain
and consciousness– it is just that she and I differ completely on
their interpretation. Listen to mine
Susan Blackmore taks to Cara Santa Maria at the
QED Conference in
Manchester, for Talk Nerdy, October 2016 (Episode 135)
Short clip on Personal Identity from
'Closer to Truth' 16.9.2016
Blackmore talks to a student group at CogNovo's summer school
"ColLaboratoire" (University of Plymouth), on Consciousness in treme
machines. Inspired by the students' question 'Could the
Internet be conscious?' 19.08.2016
watch on Vimeo
Panel discussion, Richard Dawkins The rational revolutionary, from
Intelligence Squared, London 14 July 2016
'The new science of out-of-body experiences' Lecture for CogNovo,
University of Plymouth, 7 December 2015
watch on Vimeo
on Radio West (KUER) from Salt Lake City. What is consciousness?
10 December 2015
Swedish TV station (Axess TV). In summer 2015 I grilled some of the
world's experts about the great mysteries of consciousness
(David Chalmers, Pat Churchland, Andy Clark, Michael Gazzaniga
and Thomas Metzinger). The first of these interviews with
Patricia Churchland is now available to
Interview with me
on Consciousness Central, at Towards a Science of Consciousness,
Helsinki, June 2015. I am interviewed about the talk I gave on
"Out-of-body experiences and what they tell us about ourselves".
May I offend you? The clash of Science, Religion and Free Speech. My
lecture at the
American Atheists National Convention, Memphis April 2015.
The Perfect Human Being (De Volmaakte
Mens) was broadcast on Dutch public television. This episode –
Human versus Machine – revolves
around the conversations between myself and Nick Bostrom with our
host Bas Heijne. 2015
(the clip involving us starts at around 16.40)
Listen to "The viral mind of
Susan Blackmore" interviewed on Litopia after Dark, 27 March 2015
Mind Byte - just one minute on free will 2014
Michael Persinger and the God Helmet - interview with Susan
Blackmore (published 2014).
Humanist Hour #122 A discussion on the psychology of the
paranormal with Dr. Susan Blackmore 29 October 2014 (starts at
Cologne Conference Futures, 6 October 2014.
to my talk on
tremes and the future of consciousness
The Forum, BBC World Service, panel discussion on
- can we live without the illusion? Lecture to Freethought Arizona
27 April 2014
MOOC interviews -
- my own OBE, ESP and OBE experiments, Tarot
Interview 2 - psychics, NDEs, scientific thinking. 2014.
Lecture at TAM - The
Amazing Meeting. July 2013.
the Fakers - and Failing'
biggest questions - audio discussion on consciousness with Tony
Sobrado. October 2013
without free will'; British Humanist Annual
Conference Leeds, June
Mysteries of Seeing, Conference on Science and Nonduality (SAND), Doorn,
Netherlands, 31 May 2013.
The mystery of consciousness, lecture in Sofia, Bulgaria, April
Viruses - from biology to memes; a discussion on the BBC World
bugs: 60 second idea to change the world
'Did I get here of my own free will?' Science and Cocktails,
Copenhagen, 19 March 2013
Interview on NPR 'To the best of our knowledge', talking about
Zen and consciousness, 31 October 2012
Podcast interview on US Public Radio To the best of our
knowledge about memes and temes. 29 July 2012
New Scientist blog on
Unconscious consciousness, my contribution to the ASSC
conference in July
won't be me. Conference on Science and Nonduality
Netherlands, June 2012.
Debate with Deepak Chopra at Towards a Science of
TSC Tucson April 2012.
Point of Inquiry, CSI podcast on
NDEs and consciousness 27 Feb 2012
Indian sceptic Nirmukta website, interview on
parapsychology and changing my mind. January 2012
Interview on memes for the Polish magazine Polytka,
text (in Polish), videocast
Secular Buddhist, podcast interview on
scepticism, meditation and consciousness. 9 December 2011
Hay festival, 5.6.2011 the Philosophy festival
Videos of "Genes,
Memes and temes" and
Internet memes: interview at
The Pod Delusion 18th March 2011. This interview was about the
BBC Radio 4 programme "What's in a meme?" which I presented on 22
YouTube on Alan Wallace's "Universal Consciousness"
for Dutch Buddhist Broadcasting Company. 22 Feb 2011
BHA's Resolution Revolution:
see me asking
Mitch Benn, Al Murray, Simon Singh and others about their resolutions.
Interview on near-death experiences with Skeptico (includes
challenge by Alan Wallace - and see YouTube discussion above)
Drugs talk at
The Opium Den, August 2010
Wired for God? I (the atheist) debate the origin of spiritual
experiences with Charles Foster (the Christian) on
Premier Christian Radio's "Unbelievable"
17 July 2010.
How do we study Consciousness? for the Consciousness Chronicles
A debate on
Premier Christian Radio about the dreadful film "Expelled". 20 March
I had tea with Richard Wiseman. August 2009
Zen Questions, on
Buddhist Geeks. May 2009
- Sue Blackmore
talks to KMO about memes, drugs and Zen, 28 January 2009
memes and temes.
(Technology, Entertainment, Design) Monterey, CA, 28.02.08
BBC Radio 3
Free Thinking Festival, in Liverpool. Listen to
"The Myth of
Free Will", broadcast on Radio 3, on 2.11.08
Free will and why I don't believe in it.
Podcast for G'Day World 22 May 2008
Is God a dangerous delusion? A debate with Alister McGrath at
Bristol University, 13.11.2007
Reasoning Show, discussion with David Quinn and Dan Rowden, on
parapsychology, consciousness, OBEs and more. May 2007
Conversations on Consciousness - an
interview about the book with The Guardian's James Randerson
and full length interviews (more than in the book) with
VS Ramachandran and
Francis Crick. April 2007
Day Lecture "Darwin's Meme: On the origin of culture by means of natural
selection" , , University of Central Lancashire,
Skeptico Interview on
consciousness and the paranormal. 5
Inquiry discussion with D.J. Grothe on science, belief and
naturalism, 15 December 2006
The Sci Phi Show -
Outcast #8, Interview on Memes, 21 August 2006
my lecture at the Skeptics Society Conference 2005
Future of Memetics audio of a lecture given at
(What is Enlightenment), "Does consciousness exist?" an interview
with Craig Hamilton about consciousness and spirituality. November
Listen to BBC Radio 4
"A Place of Silence",
recorded in 1998. A half-hour documentary about the Maenllwyd
retreat in rural Wales.