Episode | November 22nd, 2023 | 1 hr 36 mins
cosmopolitics, metaphysics, philosophy, plato
JF and Phil discuss Plato's speculative retelling of the creation of the universe.
Episode | February 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 28 mins
cinema, philosophy, science fiction, technology
JF and Phil discuss philosophical ideas in Ridley Scott's 1982 film.
Episode | December 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
art, media studies, philosophy
JF and Phil discuss Marshall McLuhan and David Carson's enigmatic 'Book of Probes.'
Episode | October 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
academia, game studies, literature, philosophy
Phil and JF discuss Hesse's final novel, a quiet masterwork of science fiction about a game that encompasses all of reality.
Episode | March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
myth, philosophy, religion, secularism
Phil and JF discuss Charles Taylor's monumental work of philosophy, "A Secular Age."
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 | 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 | 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 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
consciousness, pansychism, philosophy, william james
Phil and JF continue (begin?) their discussion of William James's essay "Does Consciousness Exist"?
Episode | April 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
idealism, lovecraft, materialism, panpsychism, philosophy, zen
JF and Phil discuss Graham Harman's essay "The Third Table" and discover that even the most commonplace objects, seen in the right light, are strange to the core.