Trickster: The Many Lives of Carlos Castaneda

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A two-part investigative series into the life & death of Carlos Castaneda.

Episode Date
Part One Credits
00:03:34
Mar 08, 2021
V - This New Man (finale)
00:33:30

At the peak of Castaneda's fame in the early 70s, rumors begin circulating about the authenticity of his books and his purported personal history. An all-star team of TIME Magazine journalists go looking for answers.

 

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Mar 08, 2021
IV - Path With Heart
00:21:55

The tremendous success of "The Teachings of Don Juan" will catapult Carlos Castaneda into the pop culture stratosphere and certify his status as a generational icon. But how exactly did a would-be anthropology master's thesis—which seemed destined for a dusty shelf in the UCLA library—become a bestselling bible for the counterculture?

 

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Mar 08, 2021
III - Drugs & Shamans
00:32:37

As the hippie movement flowered across college campuses in the 60s, Carlos Castaneda kept his hair neatly cut and wore brown, three-piece Brooks Brothers suits. But while his appearance may have been conservative, his approach to anthropology was radical. From the sands of Sonora, he was bringing back to campus mind-bending tales of psychedelic adventures with a desert shaman. 

 

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Mar 08, 2021
II - Between Worlds
00:25:32

Before achieving fame and fortune, Carlos Castaneda was once just another graduate student in the UCLA anthropology program. But even back then, his classmates remember him as being anything but ordinary. His megawatt personality and colorful stories left them spellbound; and his secretive research and purposefully veiled past stoked endless fascination.

 

After listening, be sure to check out:

Episode Slide Show: bit.ly/2MVonRX

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Discussion Thread: bit.ly/3sWOBmv

 

www.tricksterpodcast.com

Mar 08, 2021
I - Bags of Stories
00:28:17

His reality-shattering books electrified a generation and inspired some of the greatest creative visionaries of our time — John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, George Lucas, Marvin Gaye, Oliver Stone. But who was Carlos Castaneda? A genius writer? A millionaire playboy? An enlightened guru? A shameless conman? And what answers lurk in a dark discovery made by two backpackers out amongst the sand dunes of Death Valley?

 

After listening, be sure to check out:

Episode Slide Show: bit.ly/3qwzGOs

One Extra Thing: bit.ly/2OtTl44

Discussion Thread: bit.ly/2PKKnjB

 

www.tricksterpodcast.com

Mar 08, 2021