Episode | November 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, ecstasy, literature
JF and Phil talk art and ecstasy in this episode on Arthur Machen's aesthetic treatise, "Hieroglyphics".
Episode | November 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
Phil and JF discuss E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale of weird horror and Sigmund Freud's treatment of it in a famous essay.
Episode | October 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
film, horror, religion
JF and Phil discuss the 1973 masterpiece of folk horror cinema.
Episode | October 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
archetypes, divination, tarot
Phil and JF discuss the third major arcana of the traditional tarot deck.
Episode | September 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
david lynch, film
JF and Phil take a joy ride into the dark heart David Lynch's surreal 1997 film.
Episode | September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
divination, i ching
Phil and JF discuss the great Chinese oracle.
Episode | September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
JF and Phil discuss M. John Harrison's masterpiece of weird fiction.
Episode | August 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
Phil and JF discuss the Neoplatonism of Radiohead and the dark side of Beat culture, as revealed on Broadway.
Episode | August 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
art, decadence, music, prophecy
JF and Phil discuss decadence and vision in Nina Simone's rendition of "Lilac Wine" and Ghostface Killah's "Underwater."
Episode | July 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
entities, nonfiction, paranormal
Phil and JF discuss John Keel's classic work of weird nonfiction.
Episode | July 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
archetypes, literature, occult, tarot
JF and Phil discuss the figure of the Fool in the tarot, society, and literature.
Episode | June 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
epistemology, henri bergson, metaphysics
Phil and JF discuss Henri Bergson's 1903 essay, "Introduction to Metaphysics."
Episode | June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
duke ellington, jazz, music history
Weird Studies presents the first of Phil's solo music history podcasts as an off-week bonus.
Episode | June 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
art, film, kubrick, metaphysics
JF and Phil discuss a film they've been bringing up since the beginning of the podcast: Kubrick's masterful 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Episode | May 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
art, creativity, jung, politics, psychology
The second part of Phil and JF's discussion C. G. Jung's conception of art.
Episode | May 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
art, jung, pluralism, psychology
The first of two conversations in which JF and Phil investigate C. G. Jung's thoughts on the psychology of artistic creation.