The Intellectual Gentlemen’s Club is all about different opinions and walks of life sharing their stories, adventures, hopes, and contributions to the world.
Jason Abbott – Host
Jason Abbott is the host for the podcast and got the idea while listening to other podcasts and wanting to join the conversations. He wanted to bring things to light that usually don’t receive mainstream coverage. Jason is the main contributor to the blog and social media. He can be found on Facebook, and Twitter @igccast.
Toby Aylesbury – Co-Host Ep. 1, 2, 5, 10, 17
Toby is a main co-host for the podcast. He has a background in economics and is an entrepreneur. He has also contributed to the blog. He can be found on Facebook.
Matt Abbott – Co-Host Ep. 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 24, 25, 32, 33, 47
Matt is a main co-host for the podcast. His background is Electronic music in the city of Detroit. He also provides the soundtrack for the podcast (Secrets). He can be found on Facebook, and Twitter @secretdreamwolf.
Ethan Jordan – Co-Host Ep. 46 / TXC Bonus ep.
Ethan is a stand up comedian, Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, and host of All Types Of Ill Shit. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Nic Gabriel – Co-Host Ep. 19 / Guest Ep. 5, 46
Nic has received his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu from Roger Gracie, and founded the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood. He Grew up in South Africa then migrated to London, UK area. Currently he is traveling the world. Nic is also currently co-hosting The Journey Podcast, and Digital Communion he was a long time Co-Host on London Real as well. Nic can be found on Facebook and Twitter @Nic_Gabriel, @JJBrotherhood and through www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com.
Brad Burge – Co-Host Ep. 27 / Guest Ep. 9, 35
Brad is Director of Communications of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) in Santa Cruz, CA. He earned his B.A. in communication and psychology from Stanford and his M.A. in communication from U of California, San Diego. He has a longstanding interest in drug policy reform and activism. The MAPS website can be found at www.maps.org, on Facebook and on Twitter @mapsnews.
Alexander Ward – Co-Host Ep. 26 / Guest Ep. 3
Alexander works in Freelance Visual Arts design. He resides in the London, UK area and is a World traveler. He works to bring light to the Shaman and psychedelic community. He can be found on his websites at www.wardyworks.co.uk and www.alexanderward.co.uk. You can also find him on Facebook, and twitter @Wardyworks.
Michael Nelson – Co-Host Ep. 18 / Guest Ep. 10
Mike Nelson is the host of the Midwest Real podcast and website. He resides in Milwaukee where he has an eclectic blend of people frequent the podcast. He also plays in the band City of Ghosts on Twitter @City_of_Ghosts. Midwest Real can be found on Twitter @midwestreal and on Facebook– Wonder, Unite, Create
Jeff Schlaf – Co-Host Ep. 4, 23, 39
Jeff brings personal life experiences to the table. He is a Metal Head at heart. He can be found on Facebook.
Melanie Abbott – Co-Host Ep. 7, 12
Melanie brings an open mind and extensive comedy movie knowledge to the table. She can be found on Facebook.
John Helbling – Co-Host Ep. 22
John lives in the Detroit area and works in finance. He has previously worked at a non-profit aimed at putting people in homes.
James W. Jesso – Guest Ep. 52
David McCullar – Guest Ep. 51
Brandon McDaniel – Guest Ep. 50
James ( J ) Coleman – Guest Ep. 50
Paul Levy – Guest Ep. 49
Paul is a pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, as well as an innovator in the field of dreaming (both night dreams as well as waking dreams). A Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, he has intimately studied with some of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibet and Burma. He is the author of The Madness of George Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis, as well as Wetiko: The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity.
Steven Hassan – Guest Ep. 48
Steven Hassan is an American licensed mental health counselor who has written on the subject of cults and published three books through his Freedom of Mind Press. Hassan is a former member of the Unification Church. He founded Ex-Moon Inc. in 1979 before assisting with involuntary deprogrammings in association with the Cult Awareness Network developing in 1999 what he describes as his own non-coercive methods for helping members of alleged cults to leave their groups.
Gabriel D. Roberts – Guest Ep. 47
Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker specializing in the nature of perception and belief. After twenty-seven years of passionate searching, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview. Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, Disinfo.com and Realitysandwich.com and is the author of four books including his most recent The Hermit, discussed here on the IGC. He is presently working towards his doctorate at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma (Washington, USA).
Josh Macin – Guest Ep. 44
Josh is a blogger who recently put the “pen to paper” and journaled his ordeal through healing his depression and anxiety issues. The title “Escaping the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts” sums up many of the issues humans deal with trying to fill that void in our minds. Tune in to hear the story of how Ayahuasca is changing lives. Josh Macin – Website, Facebook, Twitter
Ian Overton – Guest Ep. 42
Ian is an avid mountain climber who resides in Colorado. He made a summit attempt at Nanga Parbat in the winter with his climbing partners. Ian studied at the NOLS wilderness medical institute and he can be found on Facebook.
Ryan Hurd – Guest Ep. 41
Ryan has a MA in Consciousness Studies and a Certificate of Dream Studies from John F. Kennedy University. He also holds a BA degree specializing in archaeology. He spent the better part of a decade excavating ruins in North America before turning inward to the riches of the mind. He created Dreamstudies.org and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Mat Bodhi Bryan – Guest Ep. 40
Mat lives in Michigan and has been a fitness coach for many years. He comes at life’s mission with a great number of experiences and a different point of view. Because of his background, he can pick out and correct a great number of imbalances and injuries. He co-created Hurt to Healing and can be found on Facebook.
Jasmin Newman – Guest Ep. 40
Jasmin hails from New South Wales, Australia and brings great compassion to her work as a Sex and Relationships Coach who specializes in helping men who are struggling to create deeper, richer and more intimate connections. She is a Best Selling Author, Speaker and & Presenter. She is a regular blog writer for her 1000’s of fans and subscribers. She co-created the Hurt to Healing project and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Shane Davis – Guest Ep. 39
Shane Davis is a data-miner, activist, biologist, and the founder of Fractivist.com, a ‘not for profit’ anti-fracking investigative blog about the Colorado Oil and Gas industry and the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Shane is a nationally recognized expert data-miner and analyzer of official oil and gas documents. He publishes expose` documents that bring to light the truth about extractive mining that uses hydraulic fracturing and its collective adverse impacts to the environment and to human health. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Christopher Carson Smith – Guest Ep. 38
Originally from the Washington, DC area, Christopher has lived in Colorado for 11 years. He studied Cinematography and Producing at the Sydney Film School in Australia, and has worked as a graphic designer and videographer in Colorado and Los Angeles. Feeling compelled to address some of the harder issues facing our world, Christopher uses his experience in media to call attention to issues of social justice and the environmental degradation of the American West. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, a BA in philosophy, and a certificate in non-profit management. Follow him on Twitter
Manu Toigo – Guest Ep. 37
Manu currently resides in California, but grew up in North Queensland, Australia. Her interest in survival training began when she was young. She has served in the military, is a student of the school of hard knox, and adventurer at heart. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Sylvain Renaud – Guest Ep. 36
Sylvain Renaud is a Breast Cancer survivor and professional videographer. He hails from Ottawa, Canada. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and his Website. Podcasts like the IGC, The Joe Rogan Experience, and London Real inspired him to chronicle his journey through Cancer. His film Renaud2.0 is available here.
Cosmo Logica – Guest Ep. 35
@Cosmologicka is available on twitter. He is pursuing a PhD in Psychology and has studied psychedelics with the Mazatec people in Mexico. Cosmo is a world traveler and has trained in Buddhist monastic traditions in Thailand.
Dr. Carl Hart – Guest Ep. 34
Dr. Carl Hart is a professor at Columbia University and author of the book High Price. He is a research scientist in the division of substance abuse at the Ney York State Psychiatric Institute. art is a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse. He lives in New York City with his family. He can be found through his Website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Jean Scheffler – Guest Ep. 33
Jean is a first time author of “The Sugar House”, a Historical fiction about prohibition era characters in the city of Detroit. With the amount of research time she put into the project she is a true expert of the Detroit prohibition era. You can find her through her website www.jeanscheffler.com or Twitter @jeanscheff
Dr. Penny Sartori – Guest Ep. 32
Penny worked extensively in the ICU for many years. She recieved her PhD in 2005 by University of Wales for leading one of the world’s first research programs on Near-Death Experiences. She has authored many publications on NDE’s including her new book, The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences. She lives in Wales, UK and you can find more information at www.drpennysartori.com. She is @drpennysartori on Twitter.
Stuart Cooper – Guest Ep. 31
Stuart is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has a passion for film making in the BJJ/MMA community. Stuart is a world traveler but you may find him laying his head and teaching martial arts in Preston, UK, or Phuket, Thailand. He can be found through his website www.stuartcooperfilms.com and Facebook / Twitter
Paul Moran – Guest Ep. 31
Paul is host of Open Mat Radio, and co-host of The Journey Podcast. Paul works as a school psychologist, is a purple belt in BJJ, and a cancer survivor. He resides in Las Vegas, NV and is an outspoken member of the Jiu-Jitsu community.
Michael Sherlock – Guest Ep. 30
Michael is the author of the three volume series “I am Christ”. It dives into religion and points out many inconsistencies within the bible and other historical religious texts. He grew up in Australia with an eclectic background of religion and philosophy. He studied social anthropology and sociology at the University of Tasmania, and now currently resides in Japan. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and directly through his website at http://michaelsherlock.org/
Forrest Galante – Guest Ep. 29, 37
Forrest is a Biologist specializing in Herpetology. He grew up in the Zimbabwe bush, and tragedy forced a move to southern CA in the states. He is a adventurer, speardiver, backpacker, survival expert, and rugby enthusiast. He was featured in the docuseries Naked and Afraid. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and through his website www.travelgrub.com.
Don Richard – Guest Ep. 28, 45
Don is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Judo. He has fought professional in the MMA world. He teaches classes in metro Detroit and operates Fuse Martial arts, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Todd Alee – Guest Ep. 28
Todd is the owner/operator of Mash Gym in Redford, MI. He is a personal trainer, MMA fighter, and a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He can be found through Twitter, Facebook and the MASH Gym website.
Dennis McKenna PhD – Guest Ep. 27
Dennis is a world renowned ethno-botanist who helped change the landscape of altered and expanded states of consciousness in the world. His professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of British Columbia. His new book “The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss” chronicles his life and adventures with his brother Terrence McKenna. He can be found through http://brotherhoodofthescreamingabyss.com/
Simon G Powell – Guest Ep. 26
Simon is a musician, filmmaker and author or The Psilocybin Solution, and Darwins Unfinished Business. He lives in the UK and can be found through his website www.simongpowell.com
Tim Amoroso – Guest Ep. 25 & Co-Host Ep. 34
Tim is a U.S. Army ranger veteran. During his service he deployed to Afghanistan 3 times. Tim is open with his symptoms and treatments of PTSD. Currently he is pursuing psychology and neuroscience at University of New Hampshire. You can find him through his Website Here.
“Mr. MLP” – Guest Ep. 24
“Mr. MLP” is an individual who works in information security for his day job, and a self-described liberty enthusiast. He preferred to be anonymous for our interview.
Kevin Kamps – Guest Ep. 23
Kevin Kamps is a nuclear waste watchdog at the non-profit organization, Beyond Nuclear in Tacoma park, MD. He has a long history of activism for the end of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. He is the recipient of the 2010 Josephine Butler Nuclear Free Future award from the Hiroshima/Nagasaki peace committee. He can be found through www.beyondnuclear.org
Charles Eisenstein – Guest Ep. 22
Charles is a Teacher, Author and Speaker Living in Harrisburg, PA. He studied at Yale in Mathematics and Philosophy. Some of his Books are The Yoga of Eating, The Ascent Of Humanity, Sacred Economics, and his new book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. You can find him at www.charleseisenstein.net
Adam Scorgie – Guest Ep. 21
Adam is an independent filmmaker and has worked on such films as I am Bruce Lee, The Good Son, and The Union: the business behind getting high. Currently in production is The Culture High, which is the follow up film to The Union. Adam can be found through his website Score G Productions, and on Twitter and Facebook.
IzzyRock – Guest Ep. 20
Izzyrock is a podcaster / podcrafter hailing from Dayton, OH. He is the host of Tales from the Hardside podcast and co-host of On the Block podcast. He is a supporter of the Inspired disorder collective, Mediocre network, and the #Deathsquad network. IzzyRock can be found at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and on iTunes.
Psychonautic Express – Guest Ep. 20
Psychonautic Express is an advocate for ones sovereign consciousness, and remains largely anonymous. He is a psilocybin (magic mushroom) enthusiast, and joins the IGC to drop knowledge of psychedelics and the misinformation surrounding the substances. He can be found on Twitter @PNauticExpress
Shawngela Pierce – Guest Ep. 19
Shawngela is a Qi Gong and Meditation teacher. She has a masters degree in education and post masters in natural medicine. She has personally logged over 3,000 hours of meditation and resides in Detroit, MI. She runs the website www.seekwithinyou.com and offers classes online and in the Detroit area. She can be found on Twitter @SeekWithinYou, and on Facebook
Thomas Faustin Huisking – Guest Ep. 18
Thomas is author of “Useful Things“. He also hosts the Los Angeles Real podcast. He has been in the entertainment and fitness industry for many years. He lives in Venice, CA. He can be found on Twitter @tomasfaustin, and on Facebook.
Wendy Jehanara Tremayne – Guest Ep. 17
Wendy is the author of The good life lab: Radical experiments in hands on living. She moved out of the rat race of NY, NY to Truth and Consequences, NM where she currently resides on a sustainable land parcel in the community. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter @wendytremayne, and through her blog http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com.
Nica Noelle – Guest Ep. 16
Nica Noelle is an award winning writer and director for adult films. She has been coined “the peoples pornographer” as she produces a more natural take in her films. When not producing porn, Nica is a journalist, writing for sites such as Huffington post, Salon.com, and her own site nicanoellestudios.com. Links to her 4 different genre studios can be found there as well with social media links.
Jon Rappoport – Guest Ep. 15
Jon Rappoport is a Pulitzer prize nominee and has been an investigative journalist for 30 years. He is an advocate of alternative medicine, has run for the congressional seat for the 29th district of CA, and studied philosophy at Amherst college in MA. He currently lives in the San Diego, CA area and can be found through his website at www.nomorefakenews.com he is also on Twitter @jonrappoport and on Facebook.
Matt Staggs – Guest Ep. 14
Matt is a Writer, podcaster, online editor, and booking agent for Joe Rogan who resides in Brandon, MS. He received his B.A. in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Matt can be found through the Disinfo website at www.disinfo.com, on Facebook and on Twitter @mattstaggs
E.J. Snyder – Guest Ep. 13, 29
E.J. Snyder is an Adventurer, motivational speaker, survival expert, actor, stuntman, and a military technical adviser. He was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid docu-series. E.J. can be found through his website at www.ejsnyder.com on Facebook and on Twitter @ejsnyder333
Curtis Lovell – Guest Ep. 12
Curtis is an Escape Artist based out of Los Angeles, CA however, you may find him traveling the globe performing his death-defying escapes. He is considered a modern day Houdini. You can find him at his website www.curtislovell.com on Facebook, and Twitter @curtislovell
Terri Stangl – Guest Ep. 11
Terry is the owner/operator of Great Lakes Flotation, a center in Swartz Creek, MI that houses 2 isolation flotation tanks. She is a graduate of Yale and U of M law school. She provides educational and informative courses at the center and online. You can contact her through www.greatlakesflotation.com, Facebook and Twitter @greatlakesfloat
Daniele Bolelli – Guest Ep. 8, 45
Daniele is the Author of “Create Your Own Religion” – A how-to book without instructions. He also wrote “On The Warriors Path”, and “50 Things you’re not supposed to know : Religion”. He teaches at So-Cal Universities, and is host of The Drunken Taoist Podcast. He is a Mixed Martial Artist and lives in the Los Angeles area. His website can be found at www.danielebolelli.com and on Twitter @DBolelli. He is also on Facebook
Dirk Proeckl – Guest Ep. 7
Dirk is a co-inventors of the Lucia no. 3 Hypnogogic Light Experience. He is a Neurologist and psychologist now working in private medical practice in Austria, focusing on the interaction between the psych and the nervous system. He Studied medicine and psychology at universities. His Post graduate work both solo and in teams in Austria on rehabilitation of migranes, neurotransmitter distribution within the central nervous system, and source analysis of color in electroencephalogram. His website can be found at www.light-attendance.eu and on Facebook as Hypnagogic Light Experience with Lucia.
Englebert Winkler – Guest Ep. 7
Englebert is a co-inventors of the Lucia no. 3 Hypnogogic Light Experience. He is a clinical & health psychologist, supervising psychotherapist who resides in Austria. He graduated with qualifications in philosophy, pedagocics and psychology, later adding additional certification in logotherapy, existential analyses and hypnotherapy. Englebert founded the Kooperative Familieberatung, a Tyerolean governmental welfare initiative offering both out-patient and residential care, with particular emphasis on the care and treatment of children and young persons with extreme behavioral problems. He studies neuronal basis and effects of near-death experience and Development of new psychotherapeutic intervention methods for systemic and individual use – among other things: Hypnagogic Light Experience. His website can be found at www.light-attendance.eu and on Facebook as Hypnagogic Light Experience with Lucia.
Jamie VanBuhler – Guest Ep. 6
Jamie operates Visuallife photography. She shares her comeback from a brutal injury sustained at Burning Man. The eternal optimist always smiling, hangs her hat in Seattle. Jamie can be found on Facebook, and through her website www.jvanbuhler.com.
Chuck Erle – Guest Ep. 6, Co-Host Ep. 42
Chuck operates Image Dimension photography and I’m pretty sure he is on a mountain summit while I type this. He Lives a healthy lifestyle, and lives in the Denver metro area. Chuck can be found on Facebook personally and on his photography page.
Jessica Hudson – Guest Ep. 4
Jessica Moved from the city to the country to establish a natural homestead with husband and 5 kids. They operate Sweet pea farm in Williamston, MI. She can be found through her website www.sweetpeasfarm.webs.com, Twitter @gabbyraja, and on their Facebook page.
Michael Fullerton – Guest Ep. 2
Michael is a member of Scientists for 9/11 truth and resides in British Columbia. He received a BSC in computer science and Psychology from U of Calgary. His current studies lay partly in Organizational psychopathy. He can be found on Facebook and on Twitter @MikeEFullerton.