Episode 2 · February 1st, 2018 · 1 hr 26 mins

About this Episode

Phil and JF use a word from the Twin Peaks mythos, "garmonbozia," to try to understand what it was that the detonation of atomic bomb brought into the world. We use the fictional world of Twin Peaks as a map to the (so-called) real world and take Philip K. Dick, Krzysztof Penderecki, Norman Mailer, William S. Burroughs, Theodor Adorno, and H.P. Lovecraft as our landmarks.

Warning: some spoilers of Twin Peaks season 3.

Works Cited or Discussed:

Phil Ford, "The Cold War Never Ended", Dial M for Musicology (1) (2) (3) (4)

Twin Peaks: The ReturnOfficial Site

Philip K. Dick, “The Empire Never Ended,” treated in R. Crumb’s “The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick” and the “Tractate” from Dick’s Exegesis:

Norman Mailer, “The White Negro”

Ray Brassier, Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Arthur Machen, The White People

Robert Oppenheimer, “I am become death”

C.G. Jung, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle

William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

William B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"

Krzysztof Penderecki, Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima

The Book of Ecclesiastes

Jon H. Else, The Day After Trinity (documentary)

Francisco Goya, "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters"

Stanley Kubrick, Doctor Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment

Jean Beaudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle

William James, A Pluralistic Universe

Norman Mailer, Advertisements for Myself