September 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
america, american culture, cold war, film, john milius, milius, movies
Emmet and John discuss the life and times of writer and director John Milius, looking specifically at his movies The Wind and the Lion and Conan the Barbarian.
August 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
chesa boudin, christopher lasch, cold war, gop, history, leftism, progress, progressivism, republican
Emmet and John begin their series on Lasch's book The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics."
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.
May 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
911, afghanistan, cancel culture, cia, cold war, empire, iraq war, joan didion, liberalism, mark fisher, mujahideen, neoconservatism, woke
Emmet and John use three articles to talk about our woke empire and how much it feels like the neocon heyday of the early 2000s.
May 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
angela merkel, biden, carbon emissions, climate change, cold war, eu, european union, france, fukushima, germany, ipcc, nordstream, nuclear energy, renewable energy, russia
Mark Nelson returns to the pod to explain Germany's Energiwende policy and its dependence on Nordstream 2 pipeline from Russia.
April 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
1980s, body horror, cold war, david cronenberg, leo strauss, marshall mcluhan, media theory, neoconservatism, paranoia, parapolitics, peter thiel, videodrome, viderodrome
Emmet and Geoff Shullenberger talk about a mutual favorite film: Cronenberg's Videodrome. They talk about how it presaged our fractured digital lives and the inscrutable, parapolitical world we inhabit.
March 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
christopher lasch, cia, cold war, congress for cultural freedom, cultural cold war, korean war, mccarthyism, nixon, psyop
Emmet and John discuss Christopher Lasch's essay, "The Cultural Cold War: A Short History of the Congress for Cultural Freedom."
March 14th, 2021 | 4 mins 27 secs
cia, cold war, cybersec, cybersecurity, fsb, national defense, national security, natsec, nsa, russia, solarwinds, supply chains
For our second Patreon episode, Emmet talks with a cybersecurity expert about the SolarWinds attack.
December 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 41 secs
carl schmitt, cold war, democracy, hayek, kyong-min son, neoliberalism, randcorp
We speak with scholar Kyong-Min Son about his book The Eclipse of the Demos: The Cold War and the Crisis of Democracy before Neoliberalism.