75 episodes

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.

Theory Talk Joe Weissman and Taylor Adkins

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    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 73: Writing / Socrates

    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.

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Ep. 72: Theory Trek

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 71: Nonstandard Philosophy

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Posthuman Life with David John Roden

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 70: Turing Cops

    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.

    • 47 min

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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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.

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