In today’s episode I am the guest of Stephen T. Harper as he kicks off his new podcast, “What’s Your Theory?”, where he interviews people who have “good answers to big questions about how the world works.” And do I have a theory for him!

One of the key tenets of integral theory is that human consciousness and culture evolve, and that’s where Steve and I focus. With his enthusiastic curiosity and flex-flow mind, Steve helps me map the “evolution of the interior” from the dawn of humanity to the present day where integral theory is so helpful for making sense of our world.

While this podcast is an introduction to the principles of consciousness and cultural evolution, we use plenty of up-to-the minute topics and headlines to tell the story. Established students of integral theory will get a refresher, and newbies will get a good download of a foundational integral insight. If you have friends who are interested in an integral on-ramp, this is a conversation you might consider sharing with them as well.

Here’s more about Stephen Harper and his new podcast:

“What’s Your Theory…?” is a conversation and interview podcast featuring smart people with good answers to big questions about how the world works. Science, spirituality, politics, philosophy, physics, metaphysics, current events and culture… no topic is off limits as long as there is an interesting theory behind it. Are human beings only flesh and blood? Do we live, die… and that’s it? What is consciousness? What is the soul? How did we get here? What are we supposed to be doing while we’re here? Is life a school? A prison? A particularly awesome vacation spot? Is anybody actually driving this boat? Why can’t science and spirituality get along…?

My name is Stephen T. Harper. I am the author of the Kings X Saga, a series of novels blending contemporary fantasy and world history to imagine the single greatest conspiracy of all time – the only conspiracy – the ancient and ongoing work to prevent you from knowing who and what you truly are. A lot of research goes into writing these books – a lot of questions and then a lot of answers that often create more questions. This podcast is my chance to ask and discuss them all with very smart and interesting people.