40 min

#12: What Saves Us From Nothingness The Pilgrim Soul Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality

Adrianna and Sofia confront existential nihilism, the experience of the emptiness and meaninglessness of life. How is our society afflicted by nihilism? What symptoms in our culture point to this loss of meaning? In our own lives, what does the battle against nihilism look like -- and in the end, what saves each of us from the abyss of nothingness?

Our weekly challenge is to ask yourself, when you get out of bed each morning this week, “What saves me from nothingness?” And our media recommendation is Jean-Paul Sartre’s novel Nausea.

We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

Other resources we mention:
- Fr. Julian Carron’s book The Radiance in Your Eyes
- Will to Power, a collection of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche
- T.S. Eliot’s Choruses from The Rock
- The fourth homily from “In the Beginning” by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
- Viktor Frankl’s essay “Reductionism and Nihilism”
- Vivek Murphy’s 2017 article on the epidemic of loneliness: hsc.unm.edu/school-of-medicine/education/assets/doc/wellness/murthy-loneliness.pdf

Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

Adrianna and Sofia confront existential nihilism, the experience of the emptiness and meaninglessness of life. How is our society afflicted by nihilism? What symptoms in our culture point to this loss of meaning? In our own lives, what does the battle against nihilism look like -- and in the end, what saves each of us from the abyss of nothingness?

Our weekly challenge is to ask yourself, when you get out of bed each morning this week, “What saves me from nothingness?” And our media recommendation is Jean-Paul Sartre’s novel Nausea.

We’d love to hear from you! Write to us at pilgrimsoulpodcast@gmail.com or find us on Instagram at @pilgrimsoulpodcast.

Other resources we mention:
- Fr. Julian Carron’s book The Radiance in Your Eyes
- Will to Power, a collection of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche
- T.S. Eliot’s Choruses from The Rock
- The fourth homily from “In the Beginning” by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
- Viktor Frankl’s essay “Reductionism and Nihilism”
- Vivek Murphy’s 2017 article on the epidemic of loneliness: hsc.unm.edu/school-of-medicine/education/assets/doc/wellness/murthy-loneliness.pdf

Our theme music is Nich Lampson’s “Dolphin Kicks.”

40 min

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