Ep 31 // Myq Kaplan on Ayahuasca / ‘Lady Bird’

Premiere DateNov 10, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:11 START /// Myq Kaplan on Ayahuasca w/ Matt Ruby
02:48 People's’ reactions when Myq talks about ayahuasca on stage / Ayahuasca ‘age’
06:40 What is ayahuasca and the experience of taking it?
09:22 People’s reaction to hearing about ayahuasca, esp. vomiting (or “purging”)
11:32 Purging, epiphanies, enlightenment / DMT & death / Life coaching vs. death coaching
19:45 Death coaching, cont’d / Death is part of the ‘recycling’ process / Life goals
26:25 How has ayahuasca changed the way Myq thinks or acts in his life?
28:45 Comparing ayahuasca to mushrooms
29:32 Sham shamans & fake ayahuasca / Ancient wisdom / religious experience
35:55 Applying lessons learned to current times and problems in the world
37:00 Evangelizing lessons learned and limits of doing so /// END
45:33 1st Person: Pat // Raising Kids in NYC
48:44 Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
49:46 Movie Chat: ‘Lady Bird’ (spoiler alert)
61:36 “Year of the Woman” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) KRISTEENYOUNG
66:03 Outro / Credits
66:47 Finish.

This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, comedian Myq Kaplan, about Myq’s experience with the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca and the ways in which it has affected his life. Myq latest album, ‘No Kidding,’ is available now via iTunes; his special, ‘Small, Dork, and Handsome,’ is available via Amazon Prime; and he’s also the host of a podcast called Hang Out With Me. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Lady Bird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, and Timothée Chalemet. Along the way, we’re also hear from a man names Pat about what it’s like to raise his kids in NYC versus when he grew up in the Midwest. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by self-described “piano basher and caterwauler,” Kristeen Young.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Jacqueline Soller