Weird Studies

Art and philosophy at the limits of the thinkable

About the show

Professor Phil Ford and writer J. F. Martel host a series of conversations on art and philosophy, dwelling on ideas that are hard to think and art that opens up rifts in what we are pleased to call "reality."

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 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.