Rice: Unconventional Wisdom
Jeffrey J. Kripal

Media Coverage, Interviews, and Web Magazine Pieces

Paranormal Reader
"Paranormal Reader" image by BoingBoing artist Rob Beschizza for my essay solicited by David Pescovitz. Thanks, David and Rob!


I routinely interact with journalists and major blog sites and try to write for major Web magazines that treat religion in sophisticated and nuanced ways. Here are some of the more prominent examples, listed, more or less, in order of their appearance.

Realizing Eliade's Dream: Francis Ford Coppola's 'Youth Without Youth" film review for The Immanent Frame at
http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2008/02/24/realizing-eliades-dream/


Skeptiko interview with Alex Tsakiris at
http://www.skeptiko.com/115-jeff-kripal-nature-of-consciousness/


New York Times feature article by Mark Oppenheimer on Authors of the Impossible at
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/us/13beliefs.html


TheoFantastique interview with John Morehead at
http://www.theofantastique.com/2011/03/02/jeffrey-kripal-authors-of-the-impossible-the-paranormal-and-the-sacred/


BoingBoing piece "Psi-Fi: Popular Culture and the Paranormal" at
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/01/26/psifi.html


Immanent Frame interview with Nathan Schneider at
http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2011/04/26/reading-the-paranormal-writing-us-an-interview-with-jeffrey-kripal/


Patheos piece "Why Limit Ourselves? The Future of Religion" at
http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Why-Limit-Ourselves-The-Future-of-Religion.html


Humanitas (2011) interview with Stuart Nelson on our "Crazy Gifted" department at
http://humanities.rice.edu/Newsletters.aspx


Christopher Dow's essay on Authors of the Impossible for Rice Magazine (pp. 18-21) at
http://issuu.com/riceuniversity/docs/rice_magazine_issue_7/1


Real Clear Religion review of Authors of the Impossible by Rod Dreher at
http://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2011/05/17/the_paranormal__authors_of_the_impossible_106253.html


My essay "How We Got To Super: Grant Morrison's Visionary Gnosticism" for Religion Dispatches at:
http://www.religiondispatches.org/books/culture/4883/how_we_got_to_super%3A_grant_morrison%E2%80%99s_visionary_gnosticism/


A Patheos Book Club Feature on Mutants and Mystics, including an excerpt, ten reviews, and my response to the reviews:
http://www.patheos.com/Book-Club/Jeffrey-J-Kripal-Mutants-and-Mystics.html


A really smart interview with NPR’s Mark Lynch of "Inquiry":
http://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/jeffrey-j-kripal-mutants-and-mystics


Another really smart interview with NPR’s Steve Paulson of "To the Best of Our Knowledge":
http://www.ttbook.org/book/jeffrey-j-kripal-mutants-and-mystics


The art magazine Bomb asked Peter Bebergal and me to have a free-wheeling conversation about our respective books, both on comics, art, mysticism, and creativity. Here is that conversation:
http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/6393


An interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith of "Future Primitive" on the relationship between human sexuality and mystical states:
http://www.futureprimitive.org/2012/04/jeffrey-kripal-the-serpents-gift/


A piece in the Houston Chronicle on a civil, productive, and friendly debate I engaged in here at Rice on the historical Jesus:
http://blog.chron.com/sacredduty/2012/03/forum-at-rice-u-brings-together-contrasting-perspectives-on-jesus-for-civil-discussion-debate/


A gorgeously illustrated interview with Ryan Muldoon of "Revolt of the Apes":
http://revoltoftheapes.com/2012/07/12/jeffrey-j-kripal-author-of-mutants-and-mystics-science-fiction-superhero-comics-and-the-paranormal/


An excerpt from Mutants and Mystics hosted by the popular blogsite "Reality Sandwich":
http://www.realitysandwich.com/radiation_metaphysical_energies_super_sexualities


Another great interview with Skeptiko host Alex Tsakiris:
http://www.skeptiko.com/jeffrey-kripal-science-fiction-trojan-horse-for-paranormal/


My 2012 TEDxHouston talk:
http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Jeff-Kripal-TEDxHouston-2012-RE


An interview with the internet radio show "42 Minutes":
http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/audioPop.jsp?episodeId=710484&cmd=apop


An interview, entitled “The Impossible Exists” (which is also what Superman is telling the potential reader on the cover), with Dr. Tomer Persico in the Shabbat evening Culture and Arts supplement of the Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv:
http://tomerpersicoenglish.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-impossible-exists-an-interview-with-jeffrey-kripal/