Chris interviews Kevin McCauley, creator of the pivotal video essays Pleasure Unwoven & Memo to Self. Kevin is a medical doctor, using his clinical education and lived experience as a person in long-term addiction recovery to create highly accessible works, explaining the neuroscience of addiction. Kevin describes how people and their families have been craving this information, and how knowing it brings greater understanding of addiction and hope for recovery. Chris and Kevin discuss their mutual connection with Bill White and how his research has influenced their work. Kevin gives more background for the films and explains the impact incarceration has had on his spirituality and professional trajectory.
Kevin earns major cool points when he alludes to Star Trek when describing the uniquely helpful superpower folks in addiction recovery already possess. Even extra cool points to Kevin, when he helps us understand Chris Budnick’s superpower wish with an awesome Matrix reference. October 2016.