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Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, award-winning playwright, and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. (What a legacy!) His best known for his “Rap Guide” series of plays and albums, including his latest work, The Rap Guide to Consciousness. I must admit that I don’t consider myself much of a fan of rap music, but I’m going to have to rewire my brain on that subject. I absolutely fell in love with this album and the wonderful way Baba incorporates peer-reviewed neuroscience into his compelling, sometimes haunting tunes.

In this episode, I talked with Baba about his amazing work, his fascination with the brain and his life married to an actual neuroscientist. You can purchase his music on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon. Follow him on Twitter and see all his work at