20 episodes

Subversive is a podcast by Alex Kaschuta about ideas that may not fit neatly into the Overton window and could use a nudge, or a sledgehammer. Alex chats to thinkers across the spectrum from iconoclast philosophers, rogue scientists, *real* journalists, and our true intellectual elite, Twitter anons.

If you want to support the show or my work in general, head to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive

Subversive w/Alex Kaschuta Alexandra Kaschuta

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Subversive is a podcast by Alex Kaschuta about ideas that may not fit neatly into the Overton window and could use a nudge, or a sledgehammer. Alex chats to thinkers across the spectrum from iconoclast philosophers, rogue scientists, *real* journalists, and our true intellectual elite, Twitter anons.

If you want to support the show or my work in general, head to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive

    Delicious Tacos - The Finest Smut Peddler On The Web

    Delicious Tacos - The Finest Smut Peddler On The Web

    You can support this podcast and get early releases at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​​​​   

    Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​

    I talk to Delicious Tacos about women writers and the XO Jane confessional essay, the changing face of the pick-up artist community, dealing with feds, prostitutes, the demon of alcoholism, masochism, and God.

    Definitely the most raunchy, no-filter episode I've done, also the funniest.

    Subversive is generally not for small kids, but - this one - is radioactive for anyone under 16.

    Delicious Tacos is a pseudonymous writer, he is the author of "The Pussy", "Finally some Good News" and "Savage Spear of the Unicorn."

    His recommendation is "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis and "The Ice Cream Man" by Sam Pink.

    You can find him on Twitter at @delicious_tacos

    Jason Snyder - LARPing Cosmopolitan Localists, Unite!

    Jason Snyder - LARPing Cosmopolitan Localists, Unite!

    You can support this podcast and get early releases and bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​

    Or access my writing as on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​

    I talk to Jason Snyder about the problems of scale, urbanization, the complexity of the modern condition, and how you can still build an expansive life when everything contracts.

    We talk about homesteading, cosmopolitan localism, being LARPers and liking it, permaculture, and the option of homeschooling or the fight to reform public schooling.

    Jason is on the faculty of Appalachian State University's Department of Sustainable Development and is a great follow on Twitter if you're interested in localism, homesteading, permaculture, or the quest to live a life closer to nature: @cognazor

    Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug) - Letter to a Young Dissident

    Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug) - Letter to a Young Dissident

    You can support this podcast, get early releases and exclusive content at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive

    Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com


    Papa Moldbug is imparting his hard-won knowledge about our moment in history - about how to be a dissident without getting your head chopped off and why it seems darkest before the dawn.

    We talk about the energies behind a counter-elite, rule-by-Basilisk/AI, the fertility crisis, religion, Martian colonies, toothpaste, and his biggest whitepill (i.e. reason for hope).

    Also includes dating advice and his *highly heterodox* views on women, finding a wife, and homeschooling your little dissidents or going Lord of the Flies on them in public school.

    You can find his latest work at graymirror.substack.com

    • 2 hr 10 min
    James Poulos - Tech Doomerism & Superhumanism

    James Poulos - Tech Doomerism & Superhumanism

    You can support this podcast and get early releases at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​​​     

    Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​

    I speak to James Poulos, author, scholar, and master of the esoteric tweet about the promise, limits, and the sheer body horror of tech. We chat about the Silicon Valley counter-elite, technological slavery (the reality, not the book), the religious nature of man, the manly nature of religion and try to answer the question: "Does it sting more if your tyrant is a machine?"

    James is a delight to talk to and one of the deepest thinkers on the subject of the interplay between religion and technology today.

    James Poulos is the Executive Editor of The American Mind. He is also the author of "The Art of Being Free," a contributing editor at American Affairs, and a fellow at the Centre of the Study of Digital Life.

    His recommended subversive thinker is Norbert Weiner and his book "God & Golem, Inc."

    You can find James' newest cryptic but very rewarding output on his Twitter @jamespoulos

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rob Henderson - Sex & Mating During The End Times

    Rob Henderson - Sex & Mating During The End Times

    You can support this podcast and get early releases at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​​   

    Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​

    I've talked to student of human nature and the mac daddy of "luxury beliefs", Rob Henderson about the state of dating today.

    We chat about the role of evolutionary psychology - interesting factoids or unbreakable iron destiny? - about the cascading to hell effects of app dating algorithms, about polyamory as a luxury belief, about the probability that we'll see an incel-led insurgency, and a lot more.

    His recommended subversive thinker is Roger V. Gould with the book "Collision of Wills", where he "argues that human conflict is more likely to occur in symmetrical relationships—among friends or social equals—than in hierarchical ones, wherein the difference of social rank between the two individuals is already established.

    You can find Rob's work on his Twitter, @robkhenderson, and at https://www.robkhenderson.com/.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Samo Burja - The Power & Limits Of The Regime

    Samo Burja - The Power & Limits Of The Regime

    You can support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​ 

    Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com


    Samo Burja has an encyclopedic mind, is an extremely broad thinker, and was a delight to speak to.

    We talk about how great founders are at the core of societal evolution, about bureaucracy, managerialism, the iron law of oligarchy, about building elites and aspirational societies,  about both of us being "children of transition" out of communism, about truth and prestige, the future of anonymity and the fertility crisis.

    Samo is a born speaker and a crystal clear thinker, so it was a joy to record this and learn from him.

    He is also the founder of Bismarck Analytics & a fellow at the Long Now Foundation. You can find his work at samoburja.com

    His chosen subversive thinker is Caroll Quigley, with his book "The Evolution of Civilizations"

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

lporiginalg ,

frustratingly good

You probably think you're better than me just because you're podcast is incredibly high quality, huh?

vox.mollis ,

Excellent

Great opening episode. Looking forward to more. PLEASE get saucercrabzero on this.

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