Episode | October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
occult, parapsychology, psi, skepticism
JF and Phil discuss modern skepticism in light of George P. Hansen's "The Trickster and the Paranormal."
Episode | September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
aesthetics, guest episodes, literature, style
Writer, podcaster, and spiritual thinker Conner Habib joins Phil and JF to discuss Williams' novel and the primacy of style in literature.
Episode | September 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
consciousness, podcasting, zones
JF and Phil discuss consciousness, free will, and podcasting in context of the artwork that is Weird Studies.
Episode | August 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
film, guest episode, horror
Phil and JF are joined by philosophy professor Tamler Sommers to discuss the film "Fire Walk with Me."
Episode | August 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
beatles, history, media studies, music, pop culture
JF and Phil mine the weird in the Beatles' iconic 1967 album.
Episode | July 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
Phil and JF continue their series on the major arcana of the tarot with a discussion on The Tower.
Episode | July 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
guest episodes, mythology, nature, psychology, religion, symbolism
Writer and independent scholar Gyrus joins JF and Phil to talk about Pan, the Greek god of fear and desire.
Episode | June 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 51 secs
aesthetics, literature, modernity, technology
Phil and JF discuss Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's meditation on the aesthetics of darkness.
Episode | June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 23 mins
apocalypse, cinema, horror, john carpenter
JF and Phil discuss the themes and ideas in the films of one of the great American directors.
Episode | May 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
class, religion, spirituality
Phil and JF work through the differences between spirituality and religion in the context of the documentary series about Bhagwan Rajneesh.
Episode | May 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
aesthetics, culture, exotica, history, music
JF and Phil discuss the ethics and metaphysics of the obscure musical genre known as exotica.
Episode | April 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
aesthetics, criticism, metaphysics, religion
Phil and JF discuss the ideas in JF's 2015 book, 'Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice.'
Episode | April 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
animals, cinema, fairy tales, love
JF and Phil discuss Jean Cocteau's masterful film, "Beauty and the Beast."
Episode | March 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
literature, monsters, parenthood, psychology
Phil and JF discuss Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing's unsettling story of a woman who gives birth to a monster.
Episode | March 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
JF and Phil continue their series on the tarot with a discussion of the eighteenth major arcanum.
Episode | March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
myth, philosophy, religion, secularism
Phil and JF discuss Charles Taylor's monumental work of philosophy, "A Secular Age."