28 episodes

Your regular dose of philosophy from Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Get philosophical about your favorite movies, t.v. shows, rock bands, and much more. Download chapters in MP3 format. Visit us at opencourtbooks.com.

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Your regular dose of philosophy from Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Get philosophical about your favorite movies, t.v. shows, rock bands, and much more. Download chapters in MP3 format. Visit us at opencourtbooks.com.

    All the Argument We Need

    All the Argument We Need

    John Sylvia reads his chapter "All the Argument We need," in which he discusses the highly effective political argumentation lurking within the video for Radiohead's song, "All I Need."

    • 15 min
    Is Radiohead the Pink Floyd of the 21st Century?

    Is Radiohead the Pink Floyd of the 21st Century?

    George Reisch reads his chapter "Is Radiohead the Pink Floyd of the 21st Century?"--the introductory chapter to Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive. The answer, Reisch argues, is "no." While neither Radiohead nor classic Pink Floyd should be understood as "space rock," there remain enormous cultural and philosophical differences between these two bands.

    • 27 min
    Everybody Hates Rainbows

    Everybody Hates Rainbows

    D. E. reads his chapter entitled "Everybody Hates Rainbows," in which he discusses Radiohead's revolutionary pay-what-you-want album. By breaking all the rules, is Radiohead making new rules for the music marketplace and culture industry?

    • 32 min
    Wittgenstein's iPod, or, The Familiar among Us

    Wittgenstein's iPod, or, The Familiar among Us

    Alf Rehn reads his chapter entitled "Wittgenstein's iPod, or, The Familiar among Us." He explores the nature of iPod-ness, a concept that may prove to be elusive, and speculates on the contents of Wittgenstein's iPod.

    • 32 min
    Podcrastination

    Podcrastination

    Regina Arnold reads her chapter in iPod and Philosophy, entitled "Podcrastination." She asks the provocative question, Are iPods agents of social change, or agents of repression? Are they going to free our minds, or just chain us to our seats?

    • 24 min
    By Your Command

    By Your Command

    Enjoy bonus content to the book Battlestar Galactica: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up? that is available nowhere else. In this episode, Thomas Fahy reads his thought-provoking essay "By Your Command."

    • 26 min

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This is a great podcast. It provides deep theory in the context of digestible pop culture. Or perhaps, pop culture in the context of digestible theory. Absolutely intriguing. My only qualm is that there's not enough! The periods between updates are excruciating for impatient people like myself...

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