Theory Talk is a philosophy podcast and critical thinking jam session, featuring in-depth discussions of contemporary thought and thinkers. The show is produced by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins.
Podcast cover photo: "Trouble Light" (1977) by Joseph Nechvatal.
Ep. 74: Futurality
Joe and Taylor are back to talk about the future: the inchoate science of the mind; presently-untheorized forms of social organization; transcendental computation. The discussion begins with Laruelle and the belligerence of philosophy.
Ep. 73: Writing / Socrates
Joe and Taylor are back for more than two hours of Theory Talk. In the first session: writing and philosophy; the citational nexus between Deleuze, Guattari, Laruelle and Badiou. In the second session, some meditations on the ancient world with Homer and Socrates.
Ep. 72: Theory Trek
Come along on a voyage to where no philosopher has gone before! (Okay, maybe they've gone there.) A brief analysis of the Greek word "nomos" introduces a critical discussion of Star Trek, specifically TOS and TNG, which is the material we are most familiar with. Spatiality and strategy; aesthetics and social transformation; becoming-child, utopian ethics and the absolute.
Join Taylor and Joe on a journey to the edge of metaphysical space!
Theory Talk is a weird and wonderful philosophy podcast produced by Joseph Weissman and Taylor Adkins. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/theory_talk. Subscribe for exclusive content at patreon.com/theorytalk.
Cover photo is "Trouble Light" (1977), Joseph Nechvatal.
Ep. 71: Nonstandard Philosophy
Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy. Suspension in Laruelle and Kierkegaard; superposition and aufhebung; philosophy, religion and tyranny; the ethics of decision; inclusivity and futural thought-amplitudes.
Posthuman Life with David John Roden
Dr. David John Roden, philosopher and author of Posthuman Life. Come explore the edges of the human with us! Speculative and critical posthumanisms; the transhuman problematic; ethics and filters; hyperplastics and dark phenomena.
Ep. 70: Turing Cops
Joe and Taylor are back to talk philosophy (of) cybernetics: Turing and Chomsky; general intelligence and stratification; the infinity of the dictionary (and of other regimes of signification); teleology and transformation; language and world-modeling.
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This podcast has become something of an addiction (in the best possible way). A chance to unplug from the day to day insanity and send my brain on a little vacation into the theoretical. Philosophy, politics, general cultural discussion all get a unique spin from these two (obviously brilliant) guys. Even if I don’t know all the names or books being discussed, listing to this podcast let’s me imagine I’m sitting in a coffeehouse in some remote European outpost eavesdropping on the new generation of world changing radicals. Keep up the good work gentlemen.