A space to consider philosophy, art, and psychology in hopes of making a better self. (Formerly "The Will to DIY")
Gold Plating (The Culture of the New Capitalism pt. 3)
A look at how capitalism becomes politics as the citizen-consumer makes decisions based on marketing and "gold plated" differences. Based on the 3rd part of Richard Sennett's book "The Culture of the New Capitalism"
The Specter of Uselessness (Culture of the New Capitalism part 2)
To be declared “useless” is to lose your place in society. Your typical path to a job (developing a talent or experience) is equally useless in the rapid, superficial realm busy seeking “potential talent."
Culture of the New Capitalism (pt 1)
A walk through how capitalism started: from instability, to state stability for capital investment, and now to corporate instability. Richard Sennett's text walks through the "iron cage" of pyramidal bureaucracy to the "MP3 player" of central power, and how it dismantles time, produces anxiety, and undermines social bonds.
Conflating dark vigilantism of the Punisher with “protect and serve” sends a confusing message. Sure, Police want to be badass warriors, but have we strayed into the Baudrillard realm where the symbolic signifier has lost it’s true cause? Do we have a rudderless symbol serving incongruous desires and just running amuck?
Pragmatism (with Mister Lisa)
Discussing William James and "Pragmatism" with Mister Lisa, we go from objective truth vs. pluralism, philosophy or praxis, to Christianity, common sense, and at one point talk about mushrooms.
Truth (William James)
Truth is slippery. Objective vs. Subjective? Intersubjective? From Plato to Kant and Hegel, from "heaven as math" and "the good," we look to William James "Pragmatism" for how to to validate and verify our beliefs.
intelligent life is here not out there
When searching for content to fill my drive time, I am often bored or annoyed by podcast presenters and end up listening to public radio (the music station). But after listening to Survelience Capitalism by Ryder, time passes quickly (engaging content) and I also have a few laughs (his voice effects) and learn a few new words (big vocabulary).
Brilliant thought provoking delivered with humor
This podcast makes you think about daily acceptances of “the way things are” that deserve to be questioned. It challenges authenticity of thought and a true search for true facts to support theories. I enjoy they pointing out daily of hypocrisy not overly obvious to me prior to listening. Definitely recommend listening to this one!