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 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.
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!
January 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
cancel culture, facebook, flash animation, joshua harris, social media, tristan harris, twitter
We offer a brief obit for Flash animation and then discuss two documentaries that deal with the problem of social media.