Wonder & Awe Podcast
Louie Schwartzberg and Moving Art are bringing you Wonder & Awe, a podcast that explores the captivating intersection between art and science.
Every episode, Louie will host a conversation about our natural world featuring two unique guests: one guest from the realm of art and one from the field of science.
It all begins with the legendary mycologist Paul Stamets, who will share his long history in the field and his vision for how mycology will shape our future. He’ll be joined by Merlin Sheldrake, a young artist, biologist, and the celebrated author of Entangled Life.
Making the Invisible Visible
Louie’s work has always made the invisible visible. Using the art of time-lapse and slow-motion cinematography, he captures images that are too slow, too fast, too small or too vast for the naked eye to see.
This visionary work inspires both wonder and awe. Science has discovered that blowing your mind is medicinal and it is good for the soul.
Art and science are related because they both ignite and foster our sense of wonder. Even better, this kind of immersion in nature increases our capacity for creativity, kindness, and compassion.
The Wonder & Awe podcast will open your eyes to nature’s intelligence. Join us for this consciousness-shifting journey!
Paul Stamets Calls for Change
In our first episode, we’ll meet Paul Stamets and Merlin Sheldrake for a one-of-a-kind conversation.
To celebrate his birthday, the great Paul Stamets spoke frankly about death and spirituality, one theme where art and science intersect.
“Although I am not religious, I am spiritual. Ultimately, it is your destiny, your consciousness, that seeks to come to peace with the mortality we all share,” he said. “Please support local, provincial, state, and national initiatives for the therapeutic use of psilocybin so those seeking to come to peace with their mortality are not considered criminals at the end of their lives.”
Cambridge professor Uta Paszkowski praised Merlin Sheldrake for bridging the realms of art and science in his book. “Looking through Sheldrake’s lens, fungal biology integrates with art, philosophy, and human society. His voice is real and personal. His book educates and entertains.”
The Wonder & Awe podcast will awaken listeners to the reality that our world really can be heaven on earth if we just learn to live in harmony with nature. If we follow nature’s example, we will come to love and protect our one and only home— creating a more sustainable and compassionate planet.
Great minds like Paul Stamets and Merlin Sheldrake can help us make this leap of faith and find the shift in consciousness we need to cope with these transformational times.