20 episodes

This podcast aims to improve upon the range of conversations that are possible within contemporary academia and the mainstream media. If you’re interested in intellectual pluralism rather than the cosmetic forms of diversity so common in the public sphere today, the people featured in this podcast may help to broaden your horizons in invigorating ways.Biographical note: John Tangney teaches humanities in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen, Russia.

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This podcast aims to improve upon the range of conversations that are possible within contemporary academia and the mainstream media. If you’re interested in intellectual pluralism rather than the cosmetic forms of diversity so common in the public sphere today, the people featured in this podcast may help to broaden your horizons in invigorating ways.Biographical note: John Tangney teaches humanities in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Tyumen, Russia.

    Jonathan Orchard on the game of life

    Jonathan Orchard on the game of life

    Jonathan Orchard is a musician and founding member of the post-punk band Jonah and the Wail. We talk about his musical career in the 80s and 90s and about his subsequent journey as a yoga teacher and the developer of a game designed to recreate through humour, story and song the synchronicities and processes of self-discovery that make up a life. Learn more about him at his website: http://jonathanorchard.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dr David Luke on psychedelics and the psychology of exceptional human experiences.

    Dr David Luke on psychedelics and the psychology of exceptional human experiences.

    Dr. David Luke is a Senior Lecturer in psychology at that University of Greenwich where he studies the psychology of exceptional human experiences. In the podcast we discuss his research in this area, and his work on psychedelic drugs like DMT and LSD and their implications for our understanding of the mind and of the nature of reality. You can purchase his books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/l/B00JC9L5EK?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1555852990&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true&ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&rfkd=1&shoppingPortalEnabled=true&sr=1-1

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Prof. Rachel Fulton Brown on Catholicism, conservatism and not being at home in modernity

    Prof. Rachel Fulton Brown on Catholicism, conservatism and not being at home in modernity

    Rachel Fulton Brown is an Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago where she works on the history of Christianity with a focus on devotion to the Virgin Mary, a subject about which she has written two books. We talk about how she became a medievalist, how this led to her conversion to Catholicism, the experience of being a conservative and a Catholic in 21st-century academe, and why she teaches The Lord of the Rings. You can read more about her and find links to her publications and her blog here:https://home.uchicago.edu/~rfulton/
     
     

    • 59 min
    Prof. Roy Baumeister on sexual difference, free will and the nature of evil

    Prof. Roy Baumeister on sexual difference, free will and the nature of evil

    Prof. Roy Baumeister is a psychologist who has written prolifically on subjects including sexual difference, free will, the nature of evil and the nature of the self. Here we talk about intellectual diversity in academia, what the social sciences tell us about sexual difference and the claims of feminism, evil and free will, and his forthcoming work on the self.  You can find his personal website and links to his books and articles here: http://www.roybaumeister.com/

    • 58 min
    Yahia Lababidi on wisdom and poetry in the era of twitter

    Yahia Lababidi on wisdom and poetry in the era of twitter

    Yahia Lababidi is an Egyptian-American poet and essayist who has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has recently published his second book of aphorisms, Where Epics Fail. We discuss his journey from Egypt to America, the life of a poet in a time that doesn't value poetry, and the nature of evil, among other topics. You can find his books here: https://www.amazon.com/Yahia-Lababidi/e/B0042SRQWG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Eli Serabeth on kabbalah and the tarot

    Eli Serabeth on kabbalah and the tarot

    Eli Serabeth is a professional tarot reader and a kabbalist. In this episode he explains his heterodox worldview and how it alienated him from mainstream academia where he did a Ph.D in theology before embarking on an individual path into esoteric thought and practice. You can read his work or contact him through his website: http://www.elitarotstrickingly.com/

    • 1 hr 33 min

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Critical Reflections on the American Left

John Tangey has continued to deliver excellence and ciritical thought. I have enjoyed listening to each of his interviews to date. As a young American who has been perplexed by the narrative of Social Justice in the recent decade college and American life has been shaken. Having moved abroad to get away from the choas and develop a set of working values, John has done a great job working with academics from the USA to Russia. His interviews are rich with philosophy, cultural insight and comparative that is critical for Americans to understand the past, present and future. I am hopeful more discussion will come from the right, or moderate, lens of leftist philosophers and challenge a deeper insight to the policy and cultural demands that have been laid out in the academic layout of American universities, and other universities globally that are dicussed on the podcast. I look forward to John's continued work. He has certainly earned a long term follower to his podcast.

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