28 episodes

An irregular discussion of current events, popular culture, unpopular culture, economics, hip-hop, and killer robots

Didactic SynCast Eric S. Piotrowski

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An irregular discussion of current events, popular culture, unpopular culture, economics, hip-hop, and killer robots

    DS #122: Nimbus X Ch 1

    DS #122: Nimbus X Ch 1

    A special treat on the day before my new scifi novel Delivery to Nimbus X drops. Here's Chapter 1 of the audiobook, exclusively released to my awesome SynCast audience.

    The other chapters will appear on this feed in the weeks ahead. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

    • 21 min
    DS #121: Mom and Rob

    DS #121: Mom and Rob

    On this very special episode, I give thanks for my mom Linda and step-dad Rob! Listen as we discuss their lives and loves, their jobs and journeys. We recorded these conversations in Florida during the summer of 2021.


    Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

    • 49 min
    DS #120: No Angels, No Demons

    DS #120: No Angels, No Demons

    A discussion of fake binaries, the need to resist oversimplification, and how to sustain the complexity. Featuring audio from Alan Watts.


    Plus: A first look at the Nimbus X book!


    Links


    Alan Watts: Prickles & Goo

    ESP: Resisting Oversimplification

    Facebook Live video of this episode

    • 26 min
    DS #119: Teacher Appreciation Poetry

    DS #119: Teacher Appreciation Poetry

    A short little SynCast, especially aimed at my teacher friends. As some of you know, Teacher Appreciation Week is a sick joke. But I was inspired by Sarah Kay to share some of my teaching-related poems. So … enjoy!


    Facebook Live video


    Poem Titles:


    Shove Yer Appreciation

    Pandemic Polemic

    Get Off My Cape!

    Mental Salary

    The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

    I Should Have Learned By Now

    • 14 min
    DS #118: Epistemological Security

    DS #118: Epistemological Security

    or: How Scientology Helped Me Better Understand #BLM


    On this episode I dig through a documentary about Scientology, how it connects to my fascination with NXIVM, and what it can teach us about the psychological torment of Black folks (and people of color) all over the United States.

    • 47 min
    DS #117: Ontological Security

    DS #117: Ontological Security

    On this episode, I discuss how we find purpose, what it means to "be yourself", and how people become convinced that true happiness lies in a cult, a political affiliation, a street gang, a corporate logo, or a social media brand.


    I'm still trying to master the art of simultaneously broadcasting live on Facebook and recording the SynCast at the same time, so I apologize for any hiccups I didn't fix. 


    Thanks for listening and let me know: How did you figure out who YOU are? (Or maybe you're still figuring that out. Tell me about it.)


    Links:


    FB Live video of this episode

    Meat Beat Manifesto: Your Mind Belongs to the State

    Escaping NXIVM podcast (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Alice meets the caterpillar in Wonderland: Who Are You?

    • 54 min

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