Weird Studies

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

87 episodes of Weird Studies since the first episode, which aired on January 31st, 2018.

  • Episode 6: Dungeons & Dragons, or the Reality of Illusions

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins
    d&d, fantasy, imaginal, roleplaying games

    Phil and JF use D&D as a lens to locate the vanishing point where fantasy converges with the real.

  • Episode 5: Reading Lisa Ruddick's "When Nothing is Cool"

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    critique, essence, lisa ruddick, nihilism, soul

    Phil and JF do their best to weird the cultural politics of the postmodern academy.

  • Episode 4: Exploring the Weird with Erik Davis

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    erik davis, techngosis, uncanny, weird

    Scholar, author and journalist Erik Davis joins Phil and JF to talk about Weird Sh*t.

  • Episode 3: Ecstasy, Sin, and "The White People"

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins
    arthur machen, ecstasy, faerie, sin, the white people

    JF and Phil discuss key themes and ideas from Arthur Machen's weird story, "The White People."

  • Weird Stories: Arthur Machen's "The White People"

    Episode  |  February 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    audiobooks, machen, the white people, weird fiction

    A complete reading of Arthur Machen's 1904 novella, "The White People," by co-host Phil Ford. This reading accompanies the upcoming episode of the Weird Studies podcast where J.F. and Phil plumb the imaginal depths of the classic weird tale.

  • Episode 2: Garmonbozia

    Episode  |  February 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 26 mins
    atomic bomb, cold war, demons, twin peaks

    Phil and JF use Twin Peaks mythos to try to understand what it was that the detonation of atomic bomb brought into the world. Our answer: garmonbozia and plenty of it.

  • Episode 1: Introduction to Weird Studies

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2018  |  32 mins 18 secs
    art, fortean phenomena, nightmares, philosophy, weird studies

    Phil and J.F. attempt to explain the non-existent field of Weird Studies.