Episodes

In this episode Matt Baker and Matt Valler discuss chapters 1-4 of Vicky Kirby's "Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large."

Vicky Kirby /// Quantum Anthropologies

In this episode Matt Baker and Matt Valler discuss chapters 1-4 of Vicky Kirby's "Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large."

In this episode Justin Pearl speaks with author and journalist A.M. Gittlitz about the strange intersection of left-wing political organizing with UFOlogy, apocalypticism, and more.

A.M. Gittlitz /// Posadism And Apocalyptic Space Communism

In this episode Justin Pearl speaks with author and journalist A.M. Gittlitz about the strange intersection of left-wing political organizing with UFOlogy, apocalypticism, and more.

This episode features a talk recently given by Matt Valler exploring a New Materialist conception of time in alchemy as a way to rethink apocalyptic imagination in climate activism.

Matt Valler /// The Alchemy of Apocalypse

This episode features a talk recently given by Matt Valler exploring a New Materialist conception of time in alchemy as a way to rethink apocalyptic imagination in climate activism.

This episode features an essay by philosopher, writer, and priest Steven Shakespeare titled Becoming Mystic, Becoming Monster: The Logic of the Infinite in Kierkegaard, Cusa and Deleuze.

Steven Shakespeare /// Becoming Mystic, Becoming Monster

This episode features an essay by philosopher, writer, and priest Steven Shakespeare titled Becoming Mystic, Becoming Monster: The Logic of the Infinite in Kierkegaard, Cusa and Deleuze.

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Randy Dible who is a doctoral student in philosophy at The New School for Social Research whose work focuses on phenomenology and Ancient Greek philosophy.

Randy Dible /// The Ontological Phenomenology of Conrad-Martius

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Randy Dible who is a doctoral student in philosophy at The New School for Social Research whose work focuses on phenomenology and Ancient Greek philosophy.

In this episode Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Jeffrey Kripal to discuss aliens, UFOs, and related matters of paranoia and the paranormal. Cameo by Erik Davis.

Jeffrey Kripal /// I Want to Believe

In this episode Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Jeffrey Kripal to discuss aliens, UFOs, and related matters of paranoia and the paranormal. Cameo by Erik Davis.

In this episode Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Ben Burgis who is a columnist for /Jacobin/ Magazine, an adjunct philosophy professor at Rutgers University, an online instructor at the School for Social and Cultural Change, and the host of the podcast and YouTube show Give Them An Argument.

Ben Burgis /// On Christopher Hitchens

In this episode Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Ben Burgis who is a columnist for /Jacobin/ Magazine, an adjunct philosophy professor at Rutgers University, an online instructor at the School for Social and Cultural Change, and the host of the podcast and YouTube show Give Them An Argument.

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Pablo Sender who is a microbiologist, theosophist, and Madame Blavatsky scholar to discuss key theosophical ideas and Blavatsky's influence on esoteric philosophy, spirituality, culture, and more.

Pablo Sender /// Blavatsky Unveiled

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with Pablo Sender who is a microbiologist, theosophist, and Madame Blavatsky scholar to discuss key theosophical ideas and Blavatsky's influence on esoteric philosophy, spirituality, culture, and more.

Wherein Matt Baker speaks with Kazi Adi Shakti whose research is a creative synthesis of Whiteheadian process thought, critical Marxian political economy, Madhyamaka negative dialectic, Buddhist soteriology, and eco-feminism.

Kazi Adi Shakti /// Transfiguring Vijñāna

Wherein Matt Baker speaks with Kazi Adi Shakti whose research is a creative synthesis of Whiteheadian process thought, critical Marxian political economy, Madhyamaka negative dialectic, Buddhist soteriology, and eco-feminism.

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker continue their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus. Discussed in this episode is chapter 5, "Already There."

Technics and Time /// Part 3

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker continue their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus. Discussed in this episode is chapter 5, "Already There."

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker conclude their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's "Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus". Discussed in this episode is chapter 6: "The Disengagement of the What".

Technics and Time /// Part 4

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker conclude their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's "Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus". Discussed in this episode is chapter 6: "The Disengagement of the What".

Wherein Justin Pearl speaks with musician, educator, scholar, and composer Delvyn Case about the recent premiere of his solo cantata, The Binding of Isaac According to the Elohist which explores themes of faith, sacrifice, ethics, and the absurd.

Delvyn Case /// Blood and Silence

Wherein Justin Pearl speaks with musician, educator, scholar, and composer Delvyn Case about the recent premiere of his solo cantata, The Binding of Isaac According to the Elohist which explores themes of faith, sacrifice, ethics, and the absurd.

Wherein Matt Baker speaks with Calvin Warren, Associate Professor in African American Studies at Emory College, about Afro-pessimism, Ontological Terror, lynching, glossolalia, the inadequacy of humanism, and more.

Ontocide /// Calvin Warren

Wherein Matt Baker speaks with Calvin Warren, Associate Professor in African American Studies at Emory College, about Afro-pessimism, Ontological Terror, lynching, glossolalia, the inadequacy of humanism, and more.

Wherein Emery Jones, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker speak with Jeffrey Kripal and touched on panpsychism, the paranormal, ontology, consciousness, psychedelics, and more.

Re-minding Matter /// Jeffrey Kripal w/ Emery Jones

Wherein Emery Jones, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker speak with Jeffrey Kripal and touched on panpsychism, the paranormal, ontology, consciousness, psychedelics, and more.

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker continue their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus. Discussed in this episode is chapter 4 "Prometheus' Liver".

Technics and Time /// Part 2

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker continue their discussion of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus. Discussed in this episode is chapter 4 "Prometheus' Liver".

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Opposing Meter /// Maelstrom Debrief

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Wherein Justin Pearl, Matt Valler, and Matt Baker speak with Andrew McLuhan, grandson of Marshall McLuhan, son of Eric McLuhan, and the founder of the McLuhan institute. We touch on media ecology, what ‘the medium is the message’ is all about, understanding media as activism, and more.

Andrew McLuhan /// Techno-Maelstrom

Wherein Justin Pearl, Matt Valler, and Matt Baker speak with Andrew McLuhan, grandson of Marshall McLuhan, son of Eric McLuhan, and the founder of the McLuhan institute. We touch on media ecology, what ‘the medium is the message’ is all about, understanding media as activism, and more.

In this Interrupted podcast excerpt, Jordan Miller and Matt Baker speak with Mary Jane Rubenstein, Professor of Religion and Science in Society at Wesleyan University. We discuss goats, Elon Musk, technology, theological method, telescopes, Ukraine, and more.

Mary Jane Rubenstein /// Astrotopia Pre-Launch [Excerpt]

In this Interrupted podcast excerpt, Jordan Miller and Matt Baker speak with Mary Jane Rubenstein, Professor of Religion and Science in Society at Wesleyan University. We discuss goats, Elon Musk, technology, theological method, telescopes, Ukraine, and more.

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker discuss chapter 3 of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus.

Technics and Time /// Part 1

Wherein Matt Valler and Matt Baker discuss chapter 3 of Bernard Stiegler's Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus.

Wherein Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with author and literary scholar Ed Simon about his recent book, Pandemonium: A Visual Guide of Demonology; as well as all manner of things related to demons and the demonic.

Ed Simon /// Pandemonium

Wherein Justin Pearl and Matt Baker speak with author and literary scholar Ed Simon about his recent book, Pandemonium: A Visual Guide of Demonology; as well as all manner of things related to demons and the demonic.

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Matt Valler /// The Conundrum of Anthropocentrism in the Anthropocene

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

A world beyond the logic of dominance? A conversation (in Swedish) between animal communicator Emelie Cajsdotter and Petra Carlsson Redell.

Emelie Cajsdotter /// En Värld Bortom Dominansens Logik? Part 1

A world beyond the logic of dominance? A conversation (in Swedish) between animal communicator Emelie Cajsdotter and Petra Carlsson Redell.

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Transtemporal Telefōn /// The Baradian Playground

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan

Federico Campagna /// Prophetic Culture

Wherein Matt Valler, Justin Pearl, and Matt Baker pick up and riff on ideas from the recent episode with Andrew McLuhan