October 28th, 2022 | 15 mins 3 secs
bruno latour, climate change, covid, philosophy, postmodernism, science
Geographer and author Jacob Shell joined me to talk about his obituary of the late Bruno Latour who rose to prominence critiquing science and then turned his back on his most influential works of critical theory in 2004. We discuss the postmodern turn, science as ideology, the problem of critical theory, epistemic authority, "trusting the science," and more!
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.
January 18th, 2022 | 56 mins 32 secs
blm, covid, fandom, george floyd, political theory, politics, populism, social media, trump
Anton Jager sits down with Emmet to talk about how we moved from the post-political age of technocratic consensus to the noisy stasis of our current hyper-political present. They talk about whether the right and left descriptors handed down from French parliament hold today, politics as fandom, the death of political responsibility, and more!
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.
December 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 secs
cancel culture, covid, culture, fear, feminism, free speech, porn, pornography, privacy, social media
Contributing editor at Unherd Mary Harrington joins Emmet to talk about why everything feels like porn, the smooth hell of life online, the culture of fear in the time of COVID, how women get forgotten, 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.
March 23rd, 2021 | 53 mins 49 secs
capitalism, covid, democracy, freedom, happiness, knowledge class, marx, plato, social distancing, socialism, the elightenment, therapy
Emmet sits down with Ashley Frawley to talk about her work on the semiotics of happiness, the knowledge class, and the how to think about freedom.
January 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
covid, fight island, music, nba, nba bubble, ufc
In our first episode of 2021, we speak with Ian Corey about his series of articles on art and entertainment in the age of COVID.