Episode | September 27th, 2022 | 57 mins 16 secs
bonus episodes, literature, storytelling, worldbuilding
After announcing a new online course they will be teaching together, JF and Phil talk storytelling and worldbuilding.
Episode | September 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 11 mins
intelligence, live recording, magic, metaphysics, science, synchronicity
Phil and J.F. talk about magic, synchronicity, and prophecy to an audience composed of scientists, scholars, and artists at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Episode | September 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
academia, epistemology, festivals, politics
Phil and JF discuss their recent adventures in the United Kingdom.
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.