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!
February 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
bernie, big tech, blm, crt, culture war, dnc, gop, liberalism, new right, populism, trump, woke
James Lynch, a producer at Breaking Points and contributor to Newsweek, sat down with Emmet to talk about what it was like to politically come of age as a zoomer, the deficits and merits of left and right, what the "crisis of masculinity" really means, what to do about Big Tech, and more!
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!
Episode 67: The Imperial Vampire Castle II: Standpoint Bureaucracy and the CIA's New Dialect of Power ft. River Page
November 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
cia, identity politics, idpol, mental illness, pmc, populism, queer, tucker carlson, woke, wokeism, wokeness, working class
River Page joins Emmet to talk about the new woke institutions and how they reify previously existing class structures. They go into standpoint theory, identity politics, the CIA's relationship to the New Left, PMC projections of the working class's soul, and much more. They close by contemplating the possibility of a better left populism.
November 7th, 2021 | 15 mins 14 secs
american history, lasch, liberal, liberalism, politics, populism, progressive
Emmet and John dive into Lasch's overview of populism. They start to get glimpses of Lasch's commitments here. Touring classical conceptions of republicanism to people like Paine, Cobbett, and Brownson, Emmet and John track how they frustrate our contemporary interpretations of republicanism and liberalism can't or don't apply to them. Thinking with Lasch on historiography, they close the chapter discussing 19th-century artisans, populism, the New Deal, and the triumph of Taylorism.
April 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
america, american politics, elites, political history, politics, populism, wasp culture
Emmet and John discuss two articles and try to fine-tune their understanding of who the American elites are and how they've changed over time.
February 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 13 mins
chamath, deepfuckingvalue, economics, elon musk, finance, free markets, gamestop, populism, the big short, wall street bets, wire card
Matt Stonks joins the lads to talk through financial fundamentals, what happened with GameStop, and what the whole kerfuffle might mean for the future.