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!
February 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
altright, borges, capitol riots, conspiracy theory, heidegger, incel, leo strauss, nihilism, philosophy, politics, qanon, yukio mishima
We talk through three pieces: Strauss's lecture on German Nihilism, Bradley Troemel's video essay on QAnon, and Boris Groys's essay Self-Design and Aesthetic Responsibility to understand the current state of American Nihilism.
January 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
1/6, anger, capitol building, justice, neostoicism, politics, ryan holiday, stoicism, taleb
Emmet and John discuss two different articles that take on stoicism and anger.
December 8th, 2020 | 51 mins 6 secs
christianity, conservatism, culture, george bush, jesus, liberalism, narcissism, politics
We revisit the 2006 documentary Jesus Camp to re-evaluate their perspective on the movie and to understand our current political moment.
Episode 12: The Lasch Files: Revolt of the Elites Pt. IV: Black Bloc Patrick Bateman Ft. Geoff Shullenberger
November 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
2020 riots, history, lasch, new left, politics, riots, weather underground
To conclude our series on Lasch's Revolt of the Elites, we talk to Geoff Shullenberger about his piece on Lasch's book for Wesley Yang's Correspondence Society.
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.
October 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
adam neumann, culture, elizabeth holmes, entrepreneur, narcissism, paris hilton, politics, psychology, steve jobs
John and Emmet have a sprawling conversation about narcissism, how efficiency maximization can encourage pleasure obsession, and more.
September 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
economy, manufacturing, politics, supply chains
Emmet and John talk about two articles: one about why no one in American can buy dumbbells, the other about the death of Lucent technologies and the American telecom equipment industry.
September 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
covid19, culture, exhaustion, history, politics
Emmet and John introduce themselves and the podcast.