About the Show
Professor Phil Ford and writer/filmmaker J. F. Martel host a series of conversations on art and philosophy, dwelling on ideas that are hard to think and art that opens up rifts in what we are pleased to call "reality."
Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 3: Ecstasy, Sin, and "The White People"
February 21st, 2018
1 hr 19 mins
arthur machen, ecstasy, faerie, sin, the white people
JF and Phil discuss key themes and ideas from Arthur Machen's weird story, "The White People."
Weird Stories: Arthur Machen's "The White People"
February 19th, 2018
1 hr 36 mins
audiobooks, machen, the white people, weird fiction
A complete reading of Arthur Machen's 1904 novella, "The White People," by co-host Phil Ford. This reading accompanies the upcoming episode of the Weird Studies podcast where J.F. and Phil plumb the imaginal depths of the classic weird tale.
No one understands you
Blog Entry | February 16th, 2018
Phil dusts off a decade-old blog post on an epistemic dead end in identity politics
Weird Studies Exists
Blog Entry | February 7th, 2018
JF announces the launch of Weird Studies on his Reclaiming Art blog -- reposted here.
Episode 2: Garmonbozia
February 1st, 2018
1 hr 26 mins
atomic bomb, cold war, demons, twin peaks
Phil and JF use Twin Peaks mythos to try to understand what it was that the detonation of atomic bomb brought into the world. Our answer: garmonbozia and plenty of it.