Shane Stott

Floating with Duncan Trussell

Photo by  DeviantArt

Photo by DeviantArt

The Duncan Trussell Family Hour is a weekly podcast where comedian Duncan Trussell explores the outer reaches of the multiverse. Visit his website and listen to his podcasts in case you want to discover out more about what his shows entail. Duncan is also a frequent guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and is a regular home floater. 

Recently, Duncan had Shane on his podcast to talk float tanks and it was such a powerful episode we wanted to share it with all our friends and readers here on the blog. We've highlighted the best parts of the show below for you to listen to. Enjoy!


0:58 – Intro: Duncan introduces Shane to the show and gives his testimonial on his Zen Float Tent

19:36 – Duncan asks Shane, "What is your theory about what is happening when a person lays in a float tank for an extended period of time?"

21:37 – Shane talks about what it feels like once you get out of a float tank after a session.

22:53 - Duncan and Shane discuss the history of John C. Lilly, inventor of the first float tank

28:07 – Duncan asks Shane if he's ever felt a presence in the tank with him.

32:33 – Duncan and Shane discuss the effects and benefits of floating once you float for longer than hour.

38:05 – Duncan admits his most intense and strange moments inside of a float tank.

44:41 – Shane talks about the importance of floating more than once to really get the full effects of the experience. 

46:12 – The state of float.

51:03 – Duncan talks about John C Lilly's book, "Tanks for the Memories,

53:17 - Duncan talks about how he used floating for mental visualization and help him through a stand-up comedy performance that he was nervous about performing in. 

107:13 – Duncan asks Shane where he foresees the floating industry heading in the future. 

117:13 – Duncan asks Shane if he plans to make commercial or higher grade versions of the Zen Float Tent.


Takeaways We Enjoyed

We love how Shane compares your body to a running phone or computer. "It's like our bodies have all these apps open and running all the time. Floating is like closing all the apps so you can run at a better speed.  It's a powerful place to be. "

Another great point is that, "Most of the benefit of floating comes from outside of tank - once you get your float habit your life starts to change a little bit. You approach life from a calmer more relaxed place and therefore it makes your life a calmer and more relaxed place."

Floating is like riding a bike, you just have to let go and trust, and learn to do it. You won't be great at it the first time but each time you float you get better and better at it.  



Duncan Trussell Family Hour Website

Duncan Trussell on Twitter

Shane's New Book on Floating: The Float Tank Cure



- Have you ever felt a presence in the tank like Duncan and Shane talk about in this episode?

- How many float session did it take for you to let go and really relax? 

- What part of the show did you enjoy listening to the most? 


Share your answers with us in the comments below!


Float Nation – the first all encompassing float documentary


Carl Jessee and Jory Piglowski came up with the brilliant idea of doing an all encompassing float documentary. They saw the disconnect between the different aspects of floating like: spiritual, pain relieving, relaxation, mind alteration, etc. They set out to interview and document EVERYONE they could find in the float industry to give people a better, more well rounded view of  this thriving new float industry.

One of their first stops was at my place in Salt Lake City,Utah. We spent the day talking float, and it felt good. It’s always weird to be into such a niche interest and have NOBODY to talk In fact, those were the first two experienced floaters I had talked to in person EVER. We did the interview and I showed them my tank. Then we set out to see a float center and tour the city.

Carl and Jory were awesome guys! They had so much to say and our minds resonated in a very similar way. We had the same far out ideas and theories on what floating does for people. We also couldn’t stop talking about how thepeople in the float industry are the nicest on the planet! They were telling me how everyone invites them in, feeds them, puts them up, etc. It feels good to knowI’m involved with such a great group of people.

They left that night and had another month of travelling to go. I wished them well and vowed to stay in touch. It felt like my friends were leaving.  About a month later I got an email from Jory with a teaser for the new film. Here it is.

They hope to have the film completed by the end of the Summer 2013. Check back here for more info. Also, here is the link to their original kickstarter campaign.

keep floating,