The Room of Lives

by Neel

I am Neel, Physics/Neuroscience PhD student (India/USA). I showcase people's lives and perspectives in conversations that connect with science, learning, spirituality and psychedelics. 

Podcast episodes

  • 28 · Musician · What Makes a Good Melody?

    28 · Musician · What Makes a Good Melody?

    Violinist, composer and producer Behnam Arzaghi (Soundcloud) explores two questions with a university audience: what is melody, and what makes a good one?Behnam began playing violin at 6, writing and performing at 12, debuted solo...

    01:43:33
  • 27 · Anthropologist · Birth

    27 · Anthropologist · Birth

    Sreya Majumdar, PhD student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad, and Fulbright-Nehru fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, studies natural birthing practices and reproductive justice.We begin with her story o...

    01:21:01
  • 26 · Psychologist · Death

    26 · Psychologist · Death

    Content warning: death and suicide.Psychology PhD student Hannah Lunkenheimer studies beliefs and rituals surrounding death across human cultures.We begin with Hannah's life story: in high school she lost a friend to suicide, and ...

    01:44:18
  • 25 · Platonic Ideals, Mind, Love, Suffering

    25 · Platonic Ideals, Mind, Love, Suffering

    A whirlwind tour with my friend Jackie (嘉雯) on a bewildering range of topics.First, my weird belief that today’s electronic devices and digital content are the result of our desire to manifest Platonic ideals in reality. How do pe...

    01:28:54
  • 24.6 · Neuroscientist · OCD, Fear of Death, Spirituality

    24.6 · Neuroscientist · OCD, Fear of Death, Spirituality

    Neuroscientist Rishi shares his intense episodes of Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder around fears of death that began in high school, which caused him, for example, to wash his hands until they bled. He shares his interest in Zen Bud...

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