March 23rd, 2022 | 54 mins 46 secs
911, agamben, cancel culture, covid, crisis, energy crisis, gen z, phillip k dick, pkd, posthuman, science fiction, scifi, silicon valley, totalitarianism, tumblr
DF and Emmet take a look at Phillip K Dick's 1972 lecture "The Android and the Human." They dive into his idea that we can learn about our inner lives by looking at the world of machines, the integration of man and machine, empathy, rebellion, totalitarianism, and weirdly hanging out with teenage girls getting late term abortions.
March 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
bts, comicon, cult, cults, fandom, gilmore girls, k-pop, marketing, marvel, mcu, one direction, religion, supernatural, the cw, tumblr
Monia Ali of the Exiled Fan Substack sits down with Emmet to talk about the cultic aspects of fandom, how marketers think about hijacking our need for love, attention, and community, what the world of fandom means for our future and much, much more.
May 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
alt lit, cancel culture, millennial culture, myspace, paris hilton, sjw, tao lin, tumblr, woke, xo jane, zoomers
Emmet sits down with Default Friend to talk about the culture of confession, the emotional history of the internet, millenial blues, and more.