26 episodes

A corybantic exploration into the annals of history, philosophy, theology, and mind. Join Cory and Calvin as they peer into the forbidden and maddening darkness that is reality. And over a nice beverage!

The 50 Minute Hour Cory Banta

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A corybantic exploration into the annals of history, philosophy, theology, and mind. Join Cory and Calvin as they peer into the forbidden and maddening darkness that is reality. And over a nice beverage!

    E26: Submission

    E26: Submission

    Submission

    The boys sit down with their French friend Symeon, a scholar of Pharsi and Islam and student-teacher at the Sorbonne in Paris, to discuss neo-Platonism’s influence in Islamic and Christian thought, and its relationship to universalist thought in both traditions.

    • 51 min
    E25: God will be All in All

    E25: God will be All in All

    The boys discuss salvation, Calvinism, universalism, and the history of soteriology. 

    • 51 min
    E24: My Milkshake Brings All the Horses to the Yard

    E24: My Milkshake Brings All the Horses to the Yard

    The boys discuss the culinary achievements of White Castle milkshakes, Lexington’s heritage as both the Athens of the West and the Horse Capital of the world and, in honor of Derby Day, the philosophy of sports. 

    • 54 min
    E23: Interview with an Exorcist

    E23: Interview with an Exorcist

    The boys join Daniel, a long-time friend of Cory’s, renegade exorcist, lay theologian, and metaphysician. They discuss spirits, the occult, djinn, the nature of demons, why Satan rebelled, and more. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    E22: Philosophy of Education: Beyond Truth and Falsity

    E22: Philosophy of Education: Beyond Truth and Falsity

    The boys discuss Cory’s misadventures in his youth doing educational reconnaissance, then St. John of Damascus’ strange propagandistic attack on Islam but why it scandalizes only modern Christians. For dessert, a foray into the very notions and hierarchies of truth at play in modernity and their evolutions parallel to academia and why the latter must be burned to the ground for there to be any hope of a true education, to rise from its ashes like a Phoenix. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    E21: Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: The Alchemist

    E21: Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: The Alchemist

    The boys pull a Lacan and go over the 50 minute hour with our special guest Ryan, a psychonaut alchemist, as they explore the darker depths of the Pharmakon.

    We apologize for the electronic buzz on Ryan's mic. During the recording session, the mic cable came loose and caused an un-fixable electronic sound in the audio. We hope it isn't too distracting. 

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Deep in a chill way

Some entertaining trains of thought that confuse & enlighten you at the same time. Truths you may already subconsciously know but would never be able to put into words, as well as truths you probably don’t know at all. Deep stuff presented in a casual, unintimidating way. A good listen.

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EYE OPENING!

This podcast will make you see the world in a completely new way! Extremely interesting, informative, and entertaining! I highly recommend for anyone looking for something thought provoking.

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