70 episodes

Co-hosts Emmet and John plumb the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore. Guests include artists, scholars, and thinkers from all over the world.
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ex.haust Emmet Penney

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Co-hosts Emmet and John plumb the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore. Guests include artists, scholars, and thinkers from all over the world.
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    Episode 57: Into the Fairy Castle ft. Sam Biagetti

    Episode 57: Into the Fairy Castle ft. Sam Biagetti

    Emmet sits down with historian, podcaster, and writer Sam Biagetti to talk about his latest piece for American Affairs, "Into the Fairy Castle: The Persistence of Victorian Liberalism." They about Gilbert and Sullivan, Borgen, the downfall of the Bernie movement, meritocracy and more.


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    ["Into the Fairy Castle: The Persistence of Victorian Liberalism" by Sam Biagetti](Into the Fairy Castle: The Persistence of Victorian Liberalism).


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    Closing Song: Rusty Cage by Soundgarden (Live at the Omaha Civic Auditorium Music Hall, 1992)

    • 58 min
    [teaser] The True and Only Heaven 2: The Idea of Progress Reconsidered

    [teaser] The True and Only Heaven 2: The Idea of Progress Reconsidered

    In this one, we embark on the second chapter of Lasch's The True and Only Heaven to talk about his historical understanding of progress and his underlying critique. We talk about millenarianism, what progressivism isn't, the family as a buttress against the market, Adam Smith's fatalism, the challenge of republican ideals, and more.


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    Episode 56: This Film Is Dedicated to the Brave Mujahideen Fighters of Afghanistan ft. Phil Cunliffe

    Episode 56: This Film Is Dedicated to the Brave Mujahideen Fighters of Afghanistan ft. Phil Cunliffe

    Emmet talks with author and cohost of Aufhebunga Bunga Phil Cunliffe about the bungled evac of Kabul, the Afghanistan War's aimlessness, historical amnesia, and more!


    The Fall of an American Empire by Phill Cunliffe
    Whatever Happened to the Good War? by Phil Cunliffe


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    Closing Song: Dig It A Hole by The U-Men

    • 58 min
    Episode 55: Ex.haust Birthday Q & A

    Episode 55: Ex.haust Birthday Q & A

    To celebrate ex.haust's one year anniversary, Emmet and John respond to listener questions. This one was really fun to do. Thank you all so much for your support. Getting to work on this podcast is a true joy. We wouldn't be able to do this without you, listener.


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    Closing Song: "jean skirts" by the blasted diplomats

    • 1 hr 22 min
    [teaser] The MILF Hitler Theory ft. Canada Mike

    [teaser] The MILF Hitler Theory ft. Canada Mike

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    In this one, Emmet and Mike discuss cultural narcissism, Mike's MILF Hitler theory, the societal threat unguided young men pose, Sheller's abortive USMC protest videos about the Afghanistan exit, the officer corps as a societal bellwether, and more!


    Sheller: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marine-commander-relieved-of-duty-over-video-slamming-senior-leaders-in-wake-of-kabul-attack/


    A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-university-fall-higher-education-men-women-enrollment-admissions-back-to-school-11630948233?st=r5jiboojtgreuap&reflink=share_mobilewebshare


    Closing Song: Check (KEIFERGR33N REMIX) - Young Thug

    • 3 min
    Episode 54: "My Hand Is A Fleshgun": Culture Without Context Ft. Alexi and Sam from Nymphet Alumni

    Episode 54: "My Hand Is A Fleshgun": Culture Without Context Ft. Alexi and Sam from Nymphet Alumni

    Emmet sits down with Alexi and Sam from the fashion and culture podcast Nymphet Alumni to talk about how culture does or doesn't get handed down, our contextless existence, the state of fashion, the absolute state of zoomers and more!


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    Closing Song: "Please Respect Out Decadence" by Algebra Suicide.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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