Episode | August 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 33 mins
JF and Phil visit the House of Usher.
Episode | July 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 27 mins
gothic, grotesque, literature, metaphysics, monsters, psychology
Phil and JF discuss Victoria Nelson's novel of psychological horror.
Episode 127: Leaving the Mechanical Dollhouse: On Abeba Birhane's "The Impossibility of Automating Ambiguity"
Episode | July 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
artificial intelligence, ethics, metaphysics, politics, science fiction, technology
JF and Phil discuss Abeba Birhane's essay on the ethical, psychological, and political cost of universal automation.
Episode | June 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
horror, literature, mysticism, religion, teaching
Matt Cardin joins JF and Phil to discuss daimonic reality and the idea of dark enlightenment.
Episode | June 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 36 mins
alchemy, beer, metaphysics, occult, tea, witchcraft
Phil, Meredith, and JF discuss ritual and potion-making in a live recording hosted by Illuminated Brew Works in Chicago.
Episode | May 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 27 mins
meditation, occult, psychology
Spiritual practitioner Duncan Barford joins JF and Phil to talk about the Dark Night of the Soul.
Episode | May 18th, 2022 | 39 mins 53 secs
metaphysics, miracles, science, spirals, technology
A free Patreon episode exploring more of the affordances of a spiral universe.
Episode | May 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 20 mins
fate, metaphysics, occult, tarot
Episode | April 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
cinema, dance, dreams, horror, metaphysics
Phil and JF discuss the film musical comedy "The Band Wagon" and the psychedelic horror film "Mandy" and discover that these films actually have a lot in common.
Episode | April 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
death, existentialism, initiation, meditation, mystery
JF and Phil cope with the unexpungable fact of mystery.
Episode 119: Behind the Cosmic Curtain: On Stanislaw Lem's 'The New Cosmogony,' with Meredith Michael
Episode | March 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
gnosticism, literature, metaphysics, science, science fiction
Meredith, Phil, and JF dig into Stanislaw Lem's short story, "The New Cosmogony."
Episode | March 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
fantasy, literature, metaphysics, short stories
Meredith Michael joins JF and Phil to discuss short fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin and J.G. Ballard.
Episode | March 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
ethics, games, metaphysics, play
Phil and JF discuss the mystery of games and the play function in culture and cosmos.
Episode | February 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 28 mins
cinema, philosophy, science fiction, technology
JF and Phil discuss philosophical ideas in Ridley Scott's 1982 film.
Episode | February 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
aesthetics, buddhism, consciousness, music, politics
Phil and JF discuss the 1978 album that established the ambient music genre.
Episode | January 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 34 mins
divination, esotericism, religion, tarot
JF and Phil continue their occasional series on the major trumps of the Tarot with a discussion on the tenth major arcanum, the Wheel of Fortune.