Episode | November 22nd, 2023 | 1 hr 36 mins
cosmopolitics, metaphysics, philosophy, plato
JF and Phil discuss Plato's speculative retelling of the creation of the universe.
Episode | November 8th, 2023 | 1 hr 14 mins
cinema, horror, media theory, metaphysics, politics
Phil and JF discuss David Cronenberg's 1983 masterpiece of body horror.
Episode | October 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 32 mins
crime, fate, literature, paganism
JF and Phil discuss Donna Tartt's classic debut novel.
Episode | October 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 30 mins
cinema, ethics, investigation, magic, paranormal
Phil and JF discuss Planet Weird's latest paranormal documentary, "The Unbinding."
Episode | September 26th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
fantasy, literature, metaphysics, science fiction
JF and Phil are joined by Erik Davis to discuss William Hope Hodgson's masterfully weird 1912 novel.
Episode | September 13th, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
angelology, art, cybernetics, religion, technology
Phil and JF discuss the fourteenth arcanum, traditionally known as Temperance.
Episode | September 8th, 2023 | 51 mins 6 secs
aesthetics, bonus episodes, creativity, technology
Another Patreon bonus, released for your listening pleasure as we prepare the first episode of the new season, which begins on September 13th.
Episode | August 15th, 2023 | 49 mins 46 secs
affectation, bonus episodes, courses, patreon extras
Phil and JF discuss the virtues of affectation in this bonus episode, previously available only to Patreon members.
Episode | August 1st, 2023 | 1 hr 48 mins
live recording, metaphysics, parapsychology, spiritualism
JF and Phil discuss Frederic Myers, founding member of the Society for Psychical Research, at the 2023 Science of Things Spiritual Symposium in Lily Dale, New York.
Episode 151: The Real and the Possible: Live at the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, with Jacob G. Foster
Episode | July 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 15 mins
art, epistemology, metaphysics, pragmatism, science
Jacob G. Foster joins Phil and JF to discuss art, science, and the reality of the possible.
Episode | July 5th, 2023 | 1 hr 25 mins
JF and Phil discuss Machen's masterful writing craft in his novella "A Fragment of Life."
Episode | June 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
music, prophecy, song swap, time
Phil and JF explore the musicological, philosophical, and prophetic dimensions of two good tunes.
Episode | June 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 17 mins
aesthetics, cinema, late style, metaphysics, myth, twin peaks
JF and Phil discuss the aesthetics and metaphysics of David Lynch's landmark series.
Episode | May 24th, 2023 | 1 hr 33 mins
aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, poetry, religion
Phil and JF discuss the famous poem "Archaic Torso of Apollo" by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Episode | May 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 17 mins
christianity, hermeticism, mysticism, super fly, tarot, technology
JF and Phil discuss the seventh major trump of the tarot, the Chariot.
Episode | April 26th, 2023 | 1 hr 29 mins
death, literature, poetry, politics, science fiction, ufos
JF and Phil discuss the title story from Vanessa Onwuemezi's debut collection of short fiction from Fitzcarraldo Press.