21 episodes

Co-hosts Emmet and John plumb the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore. Guests include artists, scholars, and thinkers from all over the world.

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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Co-hosts Emmet and John plumb the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore. Guests include artists, scholars, and thinkers from all over the world.

    Episode 21: Two Piece: Anger And Its Limits

    Episode 21: Two Piece: Anger And Its Limits

    We muse on two articles listed just below and try to think through the problem of anger in politics and in personal life. Does anger corrupt? Is it clarifying? A useful political catalyst or liability? What do we do now that anger is fully commoditized in the digital media sphere in which we live? We stake out our turf as semi-Aristotelians and make our way through these questions and conclude by deciding to do a reading series on After Virtue by Alisdair McIntyre this year.


    There are the pieces we read.


    Grin and Bear It by Hettie O'Brien
    The Philosophy of Anger by Agnes Callard


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    Closing song: "Roach Blunt" by Violently High


    Our appearance on You Can't Win.


    Cover image: Photo by Flavio Gasperini on Unsplash.


    Bibliography.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 20: We Are the Information Supervisors

    Episode 20: We Are the Information Supervisors

    We offer a brief obit for Flash animation and then discuss how we watched social media take shape over the course of their lives. Then, using the documentaries We Live in Public (2009) and The Social Dilemma (2020) as jumping off points, we talk about the nature of the new epistocracy. This episode was recorded in 2020, before the storming of the capitol, Trump's banning from every social media platform, and the quiet but obvious and opaque purge of accounts on Twitter, etc.


    We Live in Public can be found here. The Social Dilemma can be found on Netflix.


    Closing song: "Only in America" by Naked Raygun.


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    Bibliography.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 19: Who Will Entertain In America?

    Episode 19: Who Will Entertain In America?

    In our first episode of 2021 we speak with Ian Corey about his series of articles on art and entertainment in the age of COVID. We talk about Twitch streaming live performances, platform dominance, the NBA bubble, UFC's Fight Island, and why the band Code Orange is the future.


    Read Ian's pieces here:


    Who Will Entertain in America? Pt 1: Live Streaming
    Who Will Entertain in America? Pt 2: NBA - The Return
    Who Will Entertain in America? Pt. 3 - Code Orange


    Bibliography.


    Closing song: "I Have Been A Flame" by Lamniformes.


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    Special Guest: Ian Cory.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 18: Single Use System Shock: Vaccine Production Problems ft. Canada Mike

    Episode 18: Single Use System Shock: Vaccine Production Problems ft. Canada Mike

    In our end of year recap, we first talk reflect on the year before discussing how vaccines are made, how that's changed, and what that will mean for COVID vaccine distribution. Canada Mike guides us through a deep dive into how single use systems have fragilized large scale vaccine development. This was recorded a few weeks ago, which is why we don't discuss new COVID strains or Fauci's goalpost shifting.


    Bibliography.


    Closing song: "Change Is Bad" by Stuck.


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    Special Guest: Mike.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 17: The Eclipse of the Demos ft. Kyong-Min Son

    Episode 17: The Eclipse of the Demos ft. Kyong-Min Son

    We speak with scholar Kyong-Min Son about his book The Eclipse of the Demos: The Cold War and the Crisis of Democracy before Neoliberalism. We cover some of the major themes of the book, but also discuss consumerism, populism, Carl Schmitt's legacy, and why democracy can't just be radical action from below, but needs to become a public institution.


    You should buy Kyong-Min's book.


    Bibliography.


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    Closing song: "Old Connecticut Money" by Landowner.
    Special Guest: Kyong-Min Son.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 16: American Canon: Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Masque of the Red Death"

    Episode 16: American Canon: Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" and "Masque of the Red Death"

    In the second installment in our American canon series, we look at our beloved failson Edgar Allan Poe. We discuss his life, legacy (especially his impact on Borges), and what set him apart from his peers. We look at two stories: Fall of the House of Usher and Masque of the Red Death, the second especially relevant during COVID. It was our first time talking literature for the show, and we had a great time. We hope you enjoy it.


    Bibliography.


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    Closing song: "Nothing Ends, Nothing Lasts" by Lamniformes.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

leegriff312494 ,

Best For In-Depth Conversation

I enjoy that this podcast feels less like a political consumer product and more like a genuine investigation in to phenomena operating our daily experiences. The hosts are willing to interrogate their own views and come to unexpected conclusions, and have real intellectual curiosity for the topics they choose.

JSQueenie ,

Into it !

Great companion to reading Lasch - thanks guys!

temp2290 ,

Amazing

One of my new favorite podcasts.

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