March 23rd, 2022 | 54 mins 46 secs
911, agamben, cancel culture, covid, crisis, energy crisis, gen z, phillip k dick, pkd, posthuman, science fiction, scifi, silicon valley, totalitarianism, tumblr
DF and Emmet take a look at Phillip K Dick's 1972 lecture "The Android and the Human." They dive into his idea that we can learn about our inner lives by looking at the world of machines, the integration of man and machine, empathy, rebellion, totalitarianism, and weirdly hanging out with teenage girls getting late term abortions.
December 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
agamben, bill gates, carl schmitt, constitution, covid, fear, history, law, medicine, politics, science, scientism, security
Emmet and Mike talk about Agamben's book, Where Are We Now?: The Epidemic as Politics, and reflect on life since the pandemic. They discuss Carl Schmitt, security theater, anti-social civics, the cultic gnosticism of scientific faith, the need for physical practices and spiritual mentors, bare life, their own intellectual failings during the pandemic, and more.
August 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
agamben, cold war, covid, darpa, fauci, foucault, logistics, pfizer, plato, vaccine
Emmet and Canada Mike return to their bread and butter: vaccine supply chains.