Episode | June 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
epistemology, henri bergson, metaphysics
Phil and JF discuss Henri Bergson's 1903 essay, "Introduction to Metaphysics."
Episode | June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
duke ellington, jazz, music history
Weird Studies presents the first of Phil's solo music history podcasts as an off-week bonus.
Episode | June 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
art, film, kubrick, metaphysics
JF and Phil discuss a film they've been bringing up since the beginning of the podcast: Kubrick's masterful 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
Episode | May 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
art, creativity, jung, politics, psychology
The second part of Phil and JF's discussion C. G. Jung's conception of art.
Episode | May 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
art, jung, pluralism, psychology
The first of two conversations in which JF and Phil investigate C. G. Jung's thoughts on the psychology of artistic creation.
Episode | April 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
biology, history, music, tricksters
Phil and JF discuss the curious phenomena of castrati, the famous singing eunuchs of early modern Europe.
Episode | April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
magic, media theory, metaphysics, religion
JF and Phil discuss the meanings of Marshall McLuhan's famous utterance.
Episode | April 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
archetypal psychology, art, guest episodes
James Curcio joins Phil and JF for a discussion on the concept of the mask as elaborated in his anthology, "Masks: Bowie and Artists of Artifice".
Episode | March 25th, 2020 | 59 mins 8 secs
psychology, special episodes, spirituality
Phil and JF discuss William James's essay "On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake."
Episode | March 23rd, 2020 | 22 mins 24 secs
history, psychology, readings, william james
Phil reads an essay by William James on the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Episode | March 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
dreams, drugs, mythology, psychology
JF and Phil discuss James Hillman's archetypal psychology as it pertains to dreams and death.
Episode | March 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 mins
film, magic, occult, synchronicity
Phil and JF discuss the hit documentary series "Hellier."
Episode | February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
divination, epistemology, metaphysics, time
JF and Phil discuss Phil's work-in-progress, an essay on synchronicity, divination, and cosmic meaning entitled "Diviner's Time."
Episode | February 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
art, literature, mysticism, pedagogy
Phil and JF discuss the visionary tradition in art and literature with Canadian poet and scholar, B. W. Powe.
Episode | January 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
fantasy, literature, metaphysics, politics
JF and Phil discuss Ursula Le Guin's great coming-of-age fantasy novel, the first of the Earthsea cycle.
Episode | January 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
antinatalism, magic, metaphysics, occult
Phil and JF discuss Faculty X, a key notion from Colin Wilson's classic study of the supernatural and Western esotericism, "The Occult."