Mike is from Canada.
July 1st, 2022 | 22 mins 11 secs
This one opens with some housekeeping, then we move on to talk about the energy crisis, regionalism, localism, PMC intermediation, American political tradition, and more!
February 13th, 2022 | 11 mins 5 secs
Canada Mike joins Emmet to talk about the second to last chapter of Lasch's book. They talk about how liberalism went from a political position to an alleged psychological framework and culture. And how HL Mencken was a pioneer of lectureporn.
December 5th, 2021 | 11 mins 56 secs
Emmet and Mike hash out MacIntyre's provocative lecture at Notre Dame's conference on the idea of human dignity in the secular age last month.
They go through the essentials of MacIntyre's argumentation, reflect on its implications, then consider Abrahamic Law more broadly. Mike brings a Muslim perspective to bear and they both ask how we are to live with fidelity in a world where nothing feels possible.
November 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
america, britain, coal, engels, history, japan, meiji, navy, progress, steven pinker, thermoeconomics, wolfgang streeck, wwii
Canada Mike and Emmet take a look at three pieces to consider different lenses for human development. The first is an essay on Engels by Wolfgang Streeck, the second is a lecture on thermoeconomics by John Constable, and the third is an overview of arguments for human evolution by Michael E. Mann. Emmet and Mike touch on the Meiji restoration, why we should read old thinkers, British coal, why Steven Pinker sucks, what kind of revolution was the Industrial Revolution, civilizational skillsets, and more!
October 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
incels, obama, peak oil, strike wave, the great resignation
Emmet, John, and Canada Mike talk through two pieces: one on superfluous men by Alex Gendler and another about bullshit jobs and people quitting the workforce by John Michael Greer. They talk about the Great Resignation, the strivewave, why many men have been historically superfluous, incels, and ponder if we need new ways to think of being modern.
April 18th, 2021 | 3 mins 48 secs
Canada Mike swings by the pod to talk about decadence, decline, and the aesthetic education of the soul. This is a brief clip from the episode.
Episode 27: [teaser] Vax Traxx III: Medical Nihilism, mRNA Production Rundown, and the Downfall of the CDC ft. Canada Mike
February 28th, 2021 | 3 mins 15 secs
bayesian statistics, corona, corona virus, coronavirus, covid19, logistics, pfizer, supply chains, vaccine
A teaser for our first Patreon episode.
February 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
america, american history, christopher lasch, corona, corona virus, coronavirus, covid19, ivan ilich, logistics, pfizer, supply chains, vaccine
Canada Mike joins us to talk about why America's vaccine rollout plan doesn't make sense and why it's not going well.
December 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
coronavirus, covid19, kanban, logistics, pfizer, supply chains, vaccine
In our end of year recap, we discuss how vaccines are made, how that's changed, and what that will mean for COVID vaccine distribution.
September 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
2016 elections, bannon, errol morris, hilllary, russiagate, trump
Our friend Canada Mike joins us to review Errol Morris's American Dharma, his movie about Steven Bannon. Once we finish dunking on what turned out to be a disappointing movie, we try to understand The Bannon Moment.