About the show

Co-hosts Emmet and John plumb the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore. Guests include artists, scholars, and thinkers from all over the world.

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Episodes

  • Episode 5: The Parasocial Music Marketing Machine ft. Ian Cory (Pt. II)

    September 29th, 2020  |  34 mins 16 secs
    heidegger, lamniformes, music, spotify, tiktok

    The Lads finish up talking to Ian about the question of newness in music and whence artistic innovation comes.

  • Episode 4: The Parasocial Music Marketing Machine ft. Ian Cory (Pt. I)

    September 29th, 2020  |  57 mins 21 secs
    heidegger, lamniformes, music, spotify, tiktok

    The Lads to talk Ian Cory of the band Lamniformes about being a musician, the shape of the music industry, and how the internet has changed over our lifetimes.

  • Episode 3: Two Piece: Dumbbells and the Death of Lucent Technologies

    September 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    economy, manufacturing, politics, supply chains

    Emmet and John talk about two articles: one about why no one in American can buy dumbbells, the other about the death of Lucent technologies and the American telecom equipment industry.

  • Episode 2: American Dharma ft. Canada Mike

    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.

  • Episode 1: Ground Zero

    September 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    covid19, culture, exhaustion, history, politics

    Emmet and John introduce themselves and the podcast.