The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation

Narrated by:
Peter Coyote

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2023
6 hours 32 minutes
Iconic newscaster and Buddhist teacher chronicles the 1960s and ‘70s in India, the Bay Area, and beyond.
Join Wes “Scoop” Nisker, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, performer, and newscaster, on a wild ride from West to East and back in his quest for true self and enlightenment. Narrated by the legendary Peter Coyote, this audiobook combines the best elements of memoir and social commentary to illuminate the spiritual hunger of modern America.
Nisker’s journey begins in Nebraska as the only young man in his small town to be Bar Mitzvah’ed, through the heyday of the Beats and hippies in the Bay Area from his vantage point as a high-profile newscaster, the birth of the environmental movement, and the social and spiritual blossoming of the West.
This is a personal, guided tour of the outer and inner movements that joined together into today’s mindfulness movement, written by one of the leaders of both.
Stay tuned at the end of the audiobook for special bonus material — a collection of engaging and entertaining clips from Nisker’s unforgettable radio show on KSAN.
Grab your headphones and join “Scoop” Nisker and Peter Coyote on a cosmic adventure unraveling the connections between the birth of the universe, the enlightened path of the Buddha, and the awakening of a generation.
“I have loved [Wes “Scoop” Nisker] for fifty years now, loved the hope, the dharma teachings, the rock and roll, the agitation and comfort, and the great wit. I have often said that laughter is carbonated holiness, and the effervescent Wes Nisker is one of my favorite Holy men ever.”
—from the Foreword by Anne Lamott
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