September 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 13 mins
conspiracy theory, culture war, end of history, marshall mccluhan, neoliberalism, oligarchy, populism, trump
Essayist Michael Cuenco joins Emmet to talk about the totalizing permanence of the culture war. They talk about Ross Perot, Pat Buchanan, liberty, republicanism, oligarchy, living in a post-literate tribal world, and more!
December 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
black mirror, bruce willis, china, joseph gordon levitt, looper, mark fisher, neoliberalism, sci-fi, social media
Emmet and returning guest Josh Bregman sit down to talk about the movie Looper. They look back at what makes it such a successful film, but also what it captured about the year it was released, 2012. They talk about Mark Fisher, life before social media, "the slow cancellation of the future," what kind of interregnum we're in, and what Looper had to tell us about our future.
Episode 56: This Film Is Dedicated to the Brave Mujahideen Fighters of Afghanistan ft. Phil Cunliffe
September 14th, 2021 | 58 mins 48 secs
9/11, afghanistan, bush, islam, neoliberalism, terrorism, war on terror
Emmet talks with author and cohost of Aufhebunga Bunga Phil Cunliffe about the bungled evac of Kabul, the Afghanistan War's aimlessness, historical amnesia, and more!
Episode 42: "It All Ends in Pizza": Brazilianization and Life in the Undeveloping World ft. Alex Hochuli
June 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
bolsonaro, brazil, development, history, lula, modernism, neoliberalism, socialism, zizek
Writer and co-host of the Aufhebungabunga podcast Alex Hochuli joins Emmet and John to talk about his latest article in American Affairs: "The Brazilianization of the World."
Episode 41: A Brief History of the American Electricity Grid From the 1920s to Closure of Indian Point ft. Edgardo Sepulveda
June 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
american history, electricity grid, electricity markets, indian point, infrastructure, monetarism, neoliberalism, new deal, nuclear energy
Emmet sits down with Edgardo Sepulveda to talk about the history of the electrical grid in America and why certain infrastructure projects no longer feel possible anymore.
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.