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About The Filmosophers 

Hosts Chris Busch and Dean Sluyter talk about films and “Filmosophy” with the people who make and who love the movies.

Whether it’s director David Lynch talking about Transcendental Meditation, world peace, and pursuing the perfect chocolate milkshake, 9-time Jeopardy champion Buzzy Cohen handling movie trivia questions, or True Blood star Joe Manganiello meeting one of his video gaming world heroes, The Filmosophers offers fans of films and spirituality an educating, inspiring and entertaining experience.

Chris Busch

Chris started The Filmosophers movie talk show 15 years ago as a live, weekly program on KRUU, an open-source, community radio station. He has been a decades-long teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, and is an establishing member of the David Lynch Foundation, which brings meditation to under-resourced communities such as vets with PTSD, inner city students and women and girls in recovery from abuse. He comes from a family of performers, his father working as a casting director and drama coach for many years in Los Angeles. As a kid, Chris was an actor in shows like Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, Branded and Time Tunnel and in the Hollywood stage production of The World of Ray Bradbury. Chris and his wife Julia live in Fairfield, Iowa. 

Dean Sluyter

Dean Sluyter (pronounced “slighter”) has taught meditation and led workshops for decades, from maximum security prisons to the Guatemalan rainforest. For 33 years he worked at a fancy prep school in New Jersey, where he taught English, meditation, and film history. Dean has been a film critic for a chain of east coast newspapers and for Tricycle: The Buddhist Quarterly. He’s the award-winning author of five books, including Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies. These days, Dean lives in Santa Monica, California, where he’s married to documentary filmmaker Yaffa Lerea and leads meditation sessions online.