Strange Brews: Weird Studies Live at Illuminated Brew Works

Episode 125 · June 8th, 2022 · 1 hr 36 mins

About this Episode

On May 23, 2022, Meredith Michael joined JF and Phil for a live recording at Illuminated Brew Works, a craft brewery in Chicago, Illinois.The occasion was the launch of Weird Studies Black IPA, the fruit of a collaboration with IBW brewmaster Brian Buckman and his team of beer alchemists. The game plan was to talk about potions, but the final conversation ranges over a number of topics including singularity and repetition, time and eternity, alchemy and ritual, Okakura Kakuzō's The Book of Tea, cooking and pickling, and the cultural phenomenon Phil calls "weedhead sh*t."

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Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea
Oscar Wilde on absinthe
Mircea Eliade, The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History
Toni Morrison. Song of Solomon
The Suzuki Method
Robert Fink, Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice
David Cronenberg (dir.), Scanners (1981)
Lars von Trier (dir.), Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Alan Watts, Beat Zen, Square Zen and Zen
William Shakespeare, Macbeth