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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
Episode | January 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
Phil and JF discuss a recently published article of Phil's authorship on how to write about music.
Episode | October 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
art, music, technology, transhumanism
JF and Phil discuss the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould's prophetic essay, "The Prospects of Recording."
Episode | October 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
morality, music, romanticism
The search for the music of the weird continues with a discussion on Bob Dylan and Franz Liszt.
Episode | September 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
cinema, ligeti, music, ornette coleman
Phil and JF discuss two powerful pieces of music: Ligeti's Musica Ricercata, second movement, and the opening music to Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, composed by Howard Shore and featuring Ornette Coleman.