6 episodes

A podcast about America and Modernity. Why does it often feel like the world has only recently become a simple, disenchanted thing, with no final purpose? Is it really solid all the way through? Perhaps it’s better not to think about it. But what if rather than trying to forget this feeling, you face it, grab hold of it, and follow it around for an hour and a half? — Recorded by a more than moderately perplexed youth in Boston, MA.

At World's End Finnian Brown

    • Philosophy
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

A podcast about America and Modernity. Why does it often feel like the world has only recently become a simple, disenchanted thing, with no final purpose? Is it really solid all the way through? Perhaps it’s better not to think about it. But what if rather than trying to forget this feeling, you face it, grab hold of it, and follow it around for an hour and a half? — Recorded by a more than moderately perplexed youth in Boston, MA.

    Captain of the Iceberg

    Captain of the Iceberg

    EMERGENCY EPISODE: the United States has descended into a state of chaos, and everyone is passing blame around. Who started it? Who's ultimately behind it? What will happen tonight?

    Civilization is Canceled

    Civilization is Canceled

    We are all more or less quarantined, the economy is blowing up, and people are starting to come around on the effectiveness of masks. What does this crisis ultimately mean? Which old traditions will be crushed? What new contradictions will emerge? At World's End returns with the Corona virus in the background, and the background in the foreground.

    • 43 min
    The Life and Death of Hubert Dreyfus

    The Life and Death of Hubert Dreyfus

    We are in a bad age, an age defined by decadence and isolation and false alliances. But will it be remembered for its vices? for tech giants or political siren songs? Maybe, but maybe not. The 19th century was in some ways defined by industrialization, and imperial conquest. But the 19th century also had Beethoven. Where is our Beethoven? We have the bad, should not some good come too? This episode is about Prof. Hubert Dreyfus, and why he's the good.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Commencement Special: Harvard, Facebook, and the Arc of Justice

    Commencement Special: Harvard, Facebook, and the Arc of Justice

    In this special commencement episode, we look at five speeches delivered during commencement week at Harvard. Students, Deans, and celebrities alike find themselves promoting familiar (some would even say cliché) ideas in their speeches. Featuring speeches by Al Gore, Sheryl Sandberg, and others, this episode raises the question: do these speeches have anything left to say? The answer: it depends.

    • 49 min
    Tony Soprano, Jay Gatsby, and the American Dream

    Tony Soprano, Jay Gatsby, and the American Dream

    The story of two Americas, one plastic, the other entropic.

    • 58 min
    Trailer: Tony Soprano, Jay Gatsby, and the American Dream

    Trailer: Tony Soprano, Jay Gatsby, and the American Dream

    Full Episode coming Thursday, 4/18/19. The story of two Americas, one plastic, the other entropic.

    • 2 min

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Why did you stop? You have new perspectives not heard anywhere else. I enjoyed your podcasts and wish you’d produce more.

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Congenial Podcast

Finn makes easy work of some complex topics and speaks to his audience honestly unlike many in todays society. A unique podcast unlike anything I've tuned in to before. Excited for more to come

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Peter Thiel of Harvard

Great podcast that will be huge in a year...totally brilliant

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