March 29th, 2022 | 55 mins 11 secs
celluloid, dasha, david fincher, democracy, digital film, film, george lucas, hollywood, marvel, monopoly, movie theaters, netflix, star wars
Will Tavlin joins Emmet to talk about how the democratic promise of digital filmmaking turned into the current top-down Marvel hellscape we all live in. They talk about the insanity of the original multiplex model of screening, why digital is so hard to archive, the deadness of major blockbuster films, the importance of forming aesthetic communities to preserve cultural memory, and more!
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.
February 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 secs
athens, democracy, frank furedi, hamilton, philosophy, plato, politics, psychology, technocracy, woke
Emmet sits down with Frank Furedi to discuss his latest book, Democracy Under Siege: Don't Let Them Lock It Down!
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.
November 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
common core, democracy, higher ed, lasch
The lads dive into the middle portion of Lasch's book and talk about education, the press, and how "third places" helped them cultivate identities as a sense of civic virtue.
October 27th, 2020 | 54 mins 48 secs
christopher lasch, democracy, john dewey, philosophy, politics
Emmet and John continue their reading of Lasch's The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.