What is Fugues? The quick answer - it’s The Moth with neuroscience and music (and a bit of sci-fi...)

The detailed answer - a fugue, conventionally, is:

(1) a piece of music with multiple melodies played at the same time and...
(2) a trance state where a person experiences amnesia, and loses their sense of self.

Both uses of the word have a beginning, middle and end. Taking a bit of license, each story we tell in this podcast will be called a fugue. And each fugue will illustrate a handful of mental ingredients.

A fugue will also refer to any temporary mental state one is in. For example, you are currently in a podcast description-reading fugue.

Hosted by Gabriel Berezin, some fugues will be autobiographical, others will come from special guests, and others may be...science-fictional.