46 episodes

Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men who had stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments.
Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, the indefatigable Adam Chimera.
May you continue to be a person.
April 22: Join us for a special live episode of Manifesto! A Podcast with special guest Vinson Cunningham to discuss Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Fairview. Event held virtually through the Fairfield University MFA program’s Inspired Writers series.
For more information: https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/spring-2021-season-calendar/lectures/manifesto-a-podcast.html

Manifesto‪!‬ Manifesto! A Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men who had stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments.
Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, the indefatigable Adam Chimera.
May you continue to be a person.
April 22: Join us for a special live episode of Manifesto! A Podcast with special guest Vinson Cunningham to discuss Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Fairview. Event held virtually through the Fairfield University MFA program’s Inspired Writers series.
For more information: https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/spring-2021-season-calendar/lectures/manifesto-a-podcast.html

    Episode 46: Sunday Morning and God's Grandeur

    Episode 46: Sunday Morning and God's Grandeur

    Jake and Phil discuss Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur."


    The Manifesto:
    Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning"
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/13261/sunday-morning


    The Art:
    Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur."
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44395/gods-grandeur


    Works referenced:
    Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43431/the-idea-of-order-at-key-west


    Wallace Stevens, Anecdote of the Jar
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/14575/anecdote-of-the-jar


    Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45236/thirteen-ways-of-looking-at-a-blackbird


    Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Windhover
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44402/the-windhover


    Gerard Manley Hopkins, No Worst
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44398/no-worst-there-is-none-pitched-past-pitch-of-grief


    Anne Carpenter, Theo-Poetics: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Risk of Art and Being
    https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268023782/theo-poetics/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 45: Spielberg and Roxy Music

    Episode 45: Spielberg and Roxy Music

    Jake and Phil are joined by culture critic Armond White to discuss Make Spielberg Great Again and Roxy Music's 1979 album Manifesto


    The Manifesto:
    Make Spielberg Great Again (specifically focusing on the chapters "The Wailing Wall" and "Steven Spielberg's Obama"), Armond White
    https://www.amazon.com/Make-Spielberg-Great-Again-Chronicles/dp/0984215913


    The Art:
    Roxy Music, Manifesto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjkVYOArUQM

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 44: We're All Stars Now In the Dope Show

    Episode 44: We're All Stars Now In the Dope Show

    Jake and Phil are joined by James Poulos, author of Human Forever: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War, to discuss Jacques Ellul and Marilyn Manson.


    The Manifesto:
    Jacques Ellul, Propaganda - Chapter 5 (The Socio-Political Effects”), Part 3 (“Propaganda and Grouping), section “Effects on the Churches.”
    https://monoskop.org/images/4/44/Ellul_Jacques_Propaganda_The_Formation_of_Mens_Attitudes.pdf


    The Art:
    Marilyn Manson, Mechanical Animals
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6ogdCG3tAWinzV1alDntKEi3uO9Mq5ES

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 43: Tradition and the Individual Talent

    Episode 43: Tradition and the Individual Talent

    Jake and Phil discuss T.S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent", and James Joyce's "A Mother"


    The Manifesto:
    T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69400/tradition-and-the-individual-talent


    The Art:
    James Joyce, "A Mother"
    http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/963/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 42: The Transmogrifications of Gary Leib

    Episode 42: The Transmogrifications of Gary Leib

    Phil is joined by Peter Catapano, of the New York Times, and graphic novelist Jess Ruliffson to discuss Peter's essay on the life and work of cartoonist Gary Leib


    The Manifesto:
    Peter Catapano, “I’m Going to Make a Fire”: The Transmogrifications of Gary Leib
    https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/im-going-to-make-a-fire-the-transmogrifications-of-gary-leib/


    The Art:
    Gary Leib's animation for The Stone
    https://vimeo.com/148232540


    Leib's animations for the Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/opinion/01leib_bio.html


    Other:


    Pre-order Peter's forthcoming book, Question Everything
    https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324091837


    Pre-order Jess' forthcoming graphic novel, Invisible Wounds.
    https://jessruliffson.com/home.html

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 41: To Be Incarnational

    Episode 41: To Be Incarnational

    Jake and Phil are joined by the great poet Tom Sleigh to discuss his essay "To Be Incarnational," on the World War I poetry of David Jones, as well as Tom's poem "In Which a Spider Weaves a Web on My Computer Screen"


    The Manifesto:
    Tom Sleigh, To Be Incarnational
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/70066/to-be-incarnational


    The Art:
    Tom Sleigh, "In Which a Spider Weaves a Web on My Computer Screen"
    https://vimeo.com/669317283

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

FOCKING ADSSS ,

Very good

A lot of intellectual and informative media these days is overly nihilistic, depressing, and politically extremist. This is none of those.

Floating Pizza ,

A Banquet for the Mind

May I be forgiven for considering Jake and Phil two of my best friends, even though we’ve never met? I’ve been working my way steadily through the episodes for about two months now, and I can confidently say there is no other podcast I’d rather listen to. Full stop. The breadth, depth, intelligence, integrity, insight, and rugged humor of these conversations is unmatched. Subscription to the Patreon and access to the bonus episodes is well worth the cost of admission. All this podcast was lacking was a public episode on Flannery O’Connor, and now, lo and behold, it has landed. Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits.

LDR_arlington ,

Jazz, Murray, Crouch, etc.

The discussion of jazz and American democratic life is outstanding. Thank you, Jake and Phil.

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