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."
Episode | December 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
cinema, history, psychology, religion
JF and Phil discuss the 1947 British film, "Black Narcissus."
Episode | December 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
cinema, morality, psychology
Phil and JF discuss Jonathan Demme's 1991 film, "The Silence of the Lambs."
Episode | November 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
esotericism, magic, music
JF and Phil discuss Sun Ra's strange and prophetic film, "Space is the Place."
Episode | November 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
nature, process philosophy, urban studies, walking
Phil and JF discuss the mysteries of our oldest, and strangest, mode of transportation.
Episode | October 23rd, 2019 | 59 mins 55 secs
aesthetics, art, criticism, politics
JF and Phil discuss Dave Hickey's 1997 essay, "Air Guitar".
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.'