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161 D.S. Moss - Living a More Meaningful and Purposeful Life

By Harry Duran

Named one of the best podcasts of 2017 by The Atlantic, The Adventures of Memento Mori, by D.S. Moss, is about death and living a more meaningful and purposeful life. By exploring the science, mysticism, and culture around death, D.S. takes the big elephant in the room and puts it front and center so you’re forced to face this subject that is taboo to so many people. With topics that range from communicating with the dead, ego death and ayahuasca, to your digital afterlife, The Adventures of Memento Mori, will have you start looking at life and death in a whole new light. 06:12 - What The Adventures of Memento Mori is all about 07:43 - The story behind starting his podcast 10:55 - The process he took in formulating the show 12:28 - If his friends worried once they found out what his podcast was about 14:01 - Talking about the idea of dying in his first episode 14:46 - Advanced Directives and why it’s important that you have one 15:47 - Whether or not it was important for him to have a personal connection to the                                topics he set out to cover 17:48 - His experience in putting together the Psychedelic Ego Death/Ayahuasca                                    episodes (#13 & #14) 19:58 - My practice of ayahuasca 21:16 - Being bothered by consumerism and waste post-ayahuasca 22:23 - Being named one of the best podcasts (#31) of 2017 by The Atlantic 26:16 - My interview with Andrew Mason and his product, Descript 28:00 - His workflow and overlaying his show on top of the Freakonomics formula 29:03 - If he’s been able to meet any of his podcast heroes as a result of his show 30:18 - Being surrounded by podcasters in New York City 32:14 - Podcast conferences and the benefits I find in attending them 35:39 - The shows he was listening to when he came up for the idea of his podcast 38:05 - A group of people who thought his show got too personal 41:05 - One of the reasons he did psychedelics and tried to transcend ego  41:52 - Where he was born and the different places he has lived 42:19 - Living in his favorite city - New York City 43:56 - The missteps he encountered when he started to promote his show 48:20 - Not feeling natural promoting his show in the social media space 51:04 - Something he’s changed his mind about 53:09 - The most misunderstood thing about him Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/D.S.-Moss-interview

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