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Welcome friends, to a podcast for a darker timeline. Maybe the darkest of all timelines. Definitely not one of the good timelines. Maybe it’s always been a dark timeline, maybe the Hadron collider screwed us over. Science may never know. What we do know is that we live in the void. The void, a place where a chittering mass of void crabs can infest a person suit and win the presidency. The void, a place where we're just clever enough to know that climate change is happening, but not quite clever enough to do anything about it. The void seems terrible and cruel, but it loves you, in its own ironic way.

Embrace The Void Embrace The Void

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    • 4.5 • 138 Ratings

Welcome friends, to a podcast for a darker timeline. Maybe the darkest of all timelines. Definitely not one of the good timelines. Maybe it’s always been a dark timeline, maybe the Hadron collider screwed us over. Science may never know. What we do know is that we live in the void. The void, a place where a chittering mass of void crabs can infest a person suit and win the presidency. The void, a place where we're just clever enough to know that climate change is happening, but not quite clever enough to do anything about it. The void seems terrible and cruel, but it loves you, in its own ironic way.

    EV - 225 Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    EV - 225 Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    My guest this week is Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, assistant professor at Georgetown university pan african community action. We discuss his new book Reconsidering Reparations and the scale of change needed to bring about global justice.

    Reconsidering Reparations: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/reconsidering-reparations-9780197508893?cc=us&lang=en&

    Convocation: Cedric Robinson

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on Beyond Atheism talking about moral realism for non-believers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dZHGosvPM

    Next week: Sowell's History of Slavery with Charles Boyd

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EV - 224 Teaching During a Moral Panic with Heather Redmond Leise

    EV - 224 Teaching During a Moral Panic with Heather Redmond Leise

    My guest this week is Heather Redmond Leise, my civics teacher from Atlee High School. We discuss her 2+ decades teaching high school and her experiences with the rise of the CRT moral panic in Virginia.

    Convocation: Langston Hughes

    Aaron's non-believer stereotype workshop: https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/the-innerwork-center~winter-spring-2022?attend=id%3A4465&sharer_id=3509&medium=&notes=Listing+Card&remote_id=RSgy

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on Beyond Atheism talking about moral realism for non-believers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dZHGosvPM

    Next week: Reconsidering Reparations with @OlufemiOTaiwo

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EV - 223 Stoic Activism with Kai Whiting

    EV - 223 Stoic Activism with Kai Whiting

    My guest this week is Kai Whiting (@KaiWhiting), a researcher on sustainability and stoicism at UC Louvain and the author of Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In. We discuss what skepticism brings to the activism table.

    Convocation: Seneca

    Kai's work: https://stoickai.com/

    Aaron's non-believer stereotype workshop: https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/the-innerwork-center~winter-spring-2022?attend=id%3A4465&sharer_id=3509&medium=&notes=Listing+Card&remote_id=RSgy

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on Beyond Atheism talking about moral realism for non-believers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dZHGosvPM

    Next week: CRT in Virginia schools with Heather Redmon Leise

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EV - 222 American Shade with Brittany Talissa King

    EV - 222 American Shade with Brittany Talissa King

    My guest this week is Brittany Talissa King (@KingTalissa), a freelance writer, journalist, and writing instructor at Indiana University host of American Shade. We discuss black heterodoxy in politics and the work she's doing to provide a genuine perspective at American Shade.

    Convocation: Brittany Talissa King

    American Shade: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVlAwsrGCKLA-3pUudSRjQ

    "Free Black Thought" https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/dubois-washington-black-lives-matter

    "I Am Not Gonna Let You Finish, Kanye." https://www.thedailybeast.com/no-kanye-west-im-not-gonna-let-you-finish

    "Our Skin Problem: America's Toxic Bias of Color." https://medium.com/@brtking.7/our-skin-problem-americas-toxic-bias-of-color-f4c6b432ef4a

    "Racism-19, our other pandemic." http://www.therepublic.com/2020/06/05/racism19_our_other_pandemic/

    "Banning Books Bans Freedom of Speech: Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ Isn’t Porn. It’s About Pain." https://zora.medium.com/banning-books-bans-freedom-of-speech-toni-morrisons-the-bluest-eye-isn-t-porn-it-s-about-pain-e124f69946f0?sk=906ded10600db7314eab9fcf86ec1cee

    "Why ‘The Activist’ Should Not Shock You" https://zora.medium.com/why-the-activist-should-not-shock-you-f2dea3a6ca41?sk=f46e0e545a0c5fec0b82ac2372bafacf

    "I Am Not Your #Hashtag: Why I Am Critical About White Allyship." https://medium.com/@brtking.7/iamnotyouhashtag-why-i-am-critical-of-white-allyship-b39e5d676f72

    Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on Beyond Atheism talking about moral realism for non-believers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dZHGosvPM

    Next week: CRT in Virginia schools with Heather Redmon Leise

    • 1 hr 14 min
    EV - 221 Better Know Sowell with Brandon Bradford

    EV - 221 Better Know Sowell with Brandon Bradford

    My guest this week is Brandon Bradford (@BrandonLBradfor), a political consultant, ghostwriter, and columnist. We discuss the black conservative economist Thomas Sowell and try to reconcile his actual work with his reputation.

    Convocation: Thomas Sowell

    Four types of black conservatives: http://ivoexplains.com/the-four-types-of-black-conservatives/

    Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on a panel discussing Chapelle's recent special and why I believe it was an objectively transphobic set, whether or not it was funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCXuy7S75M

    Next week: CRT in Virginia schools with Heather Redmon Leise

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EV - 220 Addressing Moral Panics with Rod Graham

    EV - 220 Addressing Moral Panics with Rod Graham

    My returning guest this week is Rod Graham (@roderickgraham), a YouTuber and writer on Substack. We discuss his recent post “how moral panics help maintain immoral practices” and how progressives can engage with the right without playing into moral panics.

    Rod's Article: https://rodgraham.substack.com/p/how-moral-panics-help-maintain-immoral

    Editing by Lu Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals! http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/podcast.html

    Music by GW Rodriguez

    Sibling Pod Philosophers in Space: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

    Support us at Patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid

    If you enjoy the show, please Like and Review us on your pod app, especially iTunes. It really helps!

    Recent Appearances: I was on a panel discussing Chapelle's recent special and why I believe it was an objectively transphobic set, whether or not it was funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCXuy7S75M

    Next week: Post-tribal Black Identity with Brittany Talissa King

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

philosophy seeker ,

Interesting Guests and Important Conversations

Keep it up!

angrylf ,

Painful to a degree…

The host seems to be reasonably well informed but his interview style …. Yikes. Talking over guests, muttering while they are speaking - cheap shots while they are making a point - I don’t know if it’s worth continuing with.

Mors Invicta ,

Cathy Young

That episode was affirmative action for conservatives/libertarians. Young is dumb as rocks and tedious to listen to, with nothing interesting or original to add to the topic at hand. You don't have to have them on, you know? Stick with smart people.

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