Episode | October 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
cinema, gods, mythology
Phil and JF discuss Steven Spielberg's classic film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Episode | September 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
gebser, interviews, perception, philosophy
JF and Phil talk to Jeremy Johnson about his new book, "Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness."
Episode | September 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
cryptozoology, folklore, nature, weird fiction
Phil and JF discuss Algernon Blackwoods tale of the Canadian forest, "The Wendigo."
Episode | August 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 17 mins
music, panpsychism, philosophy
JF and Phil discuss Errol Morris's fascinating essay, "The Pianist and the Lobster."
Episode | August 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
capitalism, consumer culture, occult, technology
Phil and JF discuss Gibson's masterwork of speculative naturalism.
Episode | July 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
aesthetics, art, morality
JF and Phil discuss the nature and power of beauty.
Episode | July 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
christianity, literature, morality, nihilism
Phil and JF discuss Flannery O'Connor first novel, interpreting it as an investigation into the implications of the modern.
Episode | July 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 36 mins
criticism, metaphysics, stranger things
JF and Phil discuss the eldritch metaphysics of the Netflix series 'Stranger Things.'
Episode | June 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
friedrich nietzsche, history, philosophy
Phil and JF discuss Nietzsche's seminal essay, "On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life," from Untimely Meditations.
Episode | June 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 24 mins
erik davis, interviews, literature, metaphysics
JF and Phil sit down with Erik Davis to discuss his new book, "High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies."
Episode | May 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
cybernetics, technology, utopia
A wide-ranging conversation on technology, utopia, and the ethics of cybernetics.
Episode | May 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
metaphysics, theology, thomas ligotti, weird fiction
An in-depth discussion of horror writer Thomas Ligotti's short story, "Mrs. Rinaldi's Angel."
Episode | April 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
idealism, interviews, jeffrey kripal, materialism
JF and Phil talk to Jeffrey Kripal about his new book, "The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge"
Episode | April 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
parapsychology, pluralism, william james
Phil and JF discuss two articles by William James on the early years of psychical research in Britain and the US.
Episode | March 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
evil, shirley jackson, virtuality, weird fiction
JF and Phil discuss two weird masterworks, "The Lottery" and "The Summer People" by the American horror luminary, Shirley Jackson.
Episode | March 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
composers, interviews, meditation, music
Music scholar Kerry O'Brien join Phil and JF for a conversation on the work of American composer Pauline Oliveros.