Episodes

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.

This episode features a short talk by Matt Baker anticipating the recent seminar led by Petra Carlsson on the topic of 'Activist Art and Radical Theology' for the Radical Theology Seminar.

Art as Sorcery ///

This episode features a short talk by Matt Baker anticipating the recent seminar led by Petra Carlsson on the topic of 'Activist Art and Radical Theology' for the Radical Theology Seminar.

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker discuss several short texts centering on the theme of Ash Wednesday: Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (prologue); Emily Dickinson, Ashes Denote the Fire that Was; Jeffrey Robbins, Radical Theology: A Vision for Change (excerpt); and T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday.

Ashes ///

In this episode, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker discuss several short texts centering on the theme of Ash Wednesday: Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (prologue); Emily Dickinson, Ashes Denote the Fire that Was; Jeffrey Robbins, Radical Theology: A Vision for Change (excerpt); and T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday.

This episode of War Machine features a short talk by Matt Baker on the topic of Individualism titled, De/Centering the Self.

De/Centering the Self /// On Individualism

This episode of War Machine features a short talk by Matt Baker on the topic of Individualism titled, De/Centering the Self.

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.

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.

In this episode of War Machine, Preston Price and Matt Baker Speak with Erik Davis about critical thought and scholarship in the midst of a collapsing academia, podcasting, systems theory and radical ecology, otters, conspiracy theory, the challenges of pluralism, etc.

Erik Davis /// Surf(ac)ing Interstices

In this episode of War Machine, Preston Price and Matt Baker Speak with Erik Davis about critical thought and scholarship in the midst of a collapsing academia, podcasting, systems theory and radical ecology, otters, conspiracy theory, the challenges of pluralism, etc.

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

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Italian philosopher, anarchist, and theologian Federico Campagna

Federico Campagna /// Iconographic Anarchism Part 1

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Italian philosopher, anarchist, and theologian Federico Campagna

Matt Baker and Preston Price conclude their conversation with Italian philosopher, anarchist, and theologian Federico Campagna.

Federico Campagna /// Iconographic Anarchism Part 2

Matt Baker and Preston Price conclude their conversation with Italian philosopher, anarchist, and theologian Federico Campagna.

In this first of a two part episode, Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with author, teacher, activist, neo-shamanic practitioner, psychonaut, and academic rogue Joshua Ramey about the Hermetic Deleuze, shamanic practice, medicine, and psychedelics.

Joshua Ramey /// Becoming Fluid Part 1

In this first of a two part episode, Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with author, teacher, activist, neo-shamanic practitioner, psychonaut, and academic rogue Joshua Ramey about the Hermetic Deleuze, shamanic practice, medicine, and psychedelics.

In this episode of War Machine, Matt Baker and Preston Price conclude their conversation with author, teacher, activist, neo-shamanic practitioner, psychonaut, and academic rogue Joshua Ramey about finance power, sovereignty, economy, and the divination of politics.

Joshua Ramey /// Divination of Politics Part 2

In this episode of War Machine, Matt Baker and Preston Price conclude their conversation with author, teacher, activist, neo-shamanic practitioner, psychonaut, and academic rogue Joshua Ramey about finance power, sovereignty, economy, and the divination of politics.

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.

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Matt Valler about translation, semiotics, Karen Barad, morphology, alchemy, and piracy, among other things.

Matt Valler /// Semiotics of Place

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Matt Valler about translation, semiotics, Karen Barad, morphology, alchemy, and piracy, among other things.

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

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

In this episode of War Machine Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Swedish radical theologian Petra Carlsson about Thomas Altizer, immanence, icons, post-humanism, the insane god, Foucault, Christ as machine, theological constructivism, etc.

Petra Carlsson /// M-P-P MACHINE

In this episode of War Machine Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Swedish radical theologian Petra Carlsson about Thomas Altizer, immanence, icons, post-humanism, the insane god, Foucault, Christ as machine, theological constructivism, etc.

Preston Price and Matt Baker speak with Saul Newman on post-anarchism, Max Stirner, voluntary servitude, the political theology of Gaia, the death of god, anarchist spirituality, among other things.

Saul Newman /// Voluntary Inservitude

Preston Price and Matt Baker speak with Saul Newman on post-anarchism, Max Stirner, voluntary servitude, the political theology of Gaia, the death of god, anarchist spirituality, among other things.

This episode of War Machine features part 1 of an audio essay by Matthew Baker, Staying With America's Troubles. Part 2 forthcoming.

Staying With America's Troubles /// Part 1

This episode of War Machine features part 1 of an audio essay by Matthew Baker, Staying With America's Troubles. Part 2 forthcoming.

This episode of War Machine features the second half of an audio essay by Matthew Baker titled, Staying With America's Troubles.

Staying With America's Troubles /// Part 2

This episode of War Machine features the second half of an audio essay by Matthew Baker titled, Staying With America's Troubles.

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.

In this episode of War Machine, Petra Carlsson and Matt Baker speak with Justin Pearl about turn-of-the-millenia psychonaut, philosopher, and mathematician Terence MCKenna. The conversation centers on McKenna's final interview given in 1999.

Terence McKenna /// Elven Eschatology Part 1 w/ Justin Pearl

In this episode of War Machine, Petra Carlsson and Matt Baker speak with Justin Pearl about turn-of-the-millenia psychonaut, philosopher, and mathematician Terence MCKenna. The conversation centers on McKenna's final interview given in 1999.

Petra Carlsson and Matt Baker conclude their conversation with Justin Pearl about turn-of-the-millenia psychonaut, philosopher, and mathematician Terence MCKenna. The conversation centers on McKenna's final interview given in 1999.

Terence McKenna /// Elven Eschatology Part 2 w/ Justin Pearl

Petra Carlsson and Matt Baker conclude their conversation with Justin Pearl about turn-of-the-millenia psychonaut, philosopher, and mathematician Terence MCKenna. The conversation centers on McKenna's final interview given in 1999.

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Dr. Thomas Lynch about his book Apocalyptic Political Theology available from Bloomsbury Press

Thomas Lynch /// Knight of Apocalyptic Pessimism

Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Dr. Thomas Lynch about his book Apocalyptic Political Theology available from Bloomsbury Press