J.F. Martel is an author, screenwriter, and film & TV director from Ottawa, Canada. His screen work includes French and English-language documentary series and features focused on culture and the arts. He is the author of Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice, a book about the nature and power of art published by Evolver Editions in 2015, and released in Spanish by Ediciones Atalanta in 2016. J.F.'s writings on art, culture and philosophy have appeared in Reality Sandwich, Metapsychosis, The Finch, Disinfo, and other online magazines.
Episode | September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
divination, i ching
Phil and JF discuss the great Chinese oracle.
Episode | September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
JF and Phil discuss M. John Harrison's masterpiece of weird fiction.
Episode | August 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
Phil and JF discuss the Neoplatonism of Radiohead and the dark side of Beat culture, as revealed on Broadway.
Episode | August 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
art, decadence, music, prophecy
JF and Phil discuss decadence and vision in Nina Simone's rendition of "Lilac Wine" and Ghostface Killah's "Underwater."
Episode | July 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
entities, nonfiction, paranormal
Phil and JF discuss John Keel's classic work of weird nonfiction.
Episode | July 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
archetypes, literature, occult, tarot
JF and Phil discuss the figure of the Fool in the tarot, society, and literature.
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 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 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."