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Cypherpunk Neoliberalism with Sonya Ellen Mann

3/26/2019
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Sonya Ellen Mann runs communications for the Zcash Foundation. Sonya's a thinker and writer interested in economics, tribalism, and cypherpunk. We talk about the Pink Pill, cypherpunk, crypto, and anarcho-capitalism among other things. This was a fun, high-energy romp through a lot of topics... Sonya's website is sonyaellenmann.com and you can find her on Twitter @sonyaellenmann. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more...

Duration:01:29:30

Frog Twitter, Self-Publishing, and #YangGang with Logo Daedalus

3/18/2019
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Logo Daedalus is a writer, best known on Twitter (@Logo_Daedalus). He has a new book out, called Selfie, Suicide: or Cairey Turnbull's Blue Skiddoo. We talk about Logo's politics, his experience self-publishing his book, Wyndham Lewis, and the rise of Andrew Yang among the so-called Alt-Right, among other things. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes request an invitation here. This...

Duration:01:16:16

Hate Speech, Feminism, and Paganism with Nina Power and DC Miller

3/14/2019
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Nina Power is a philosopher and writer, and DC Miller is a writer best known for his opposition to the Shutdown LD50 campaign. This talk has become quite a scandal. In response to this talk, someone wrote a ridiculous Open Letter Concerning Nina Power, and Nina just today published a response. You can watch the original conversation here, on my Youtube channel. Other Life is a pretty punk-rock-DIY affair, run by one person — and I'm not an audio engineer. As this podcast becomes more...

Duration:01:41:02

Acceleration, Adorno, JB Peterson, Catholicism

2/24/2019
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Reposted with permission from the Parallax Views podcast by JG Michael. For many other talks like this one, find Parallax Views at @ViewsParallax and patreon.com/parallaxviews. Big thanks to JG for his interest in my ideas, and for extracting these atypically coherent thoughts from me. JG's excellent questions helped me make connections I've never made in public before, which reminds me how these new media are still so poorly understood. For intellectuals, podcasts are first and foremost...

Duration:02:49:09

Get Fired or Resign? — Ruling the Void — Lacan, Charlatan? — How to Pick a Major (Livestream Q&A)

2/14/2019
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This livestream took place the day after my hearing for "gross misconduct" was scheduled. On being fired vs. resigning — on ruling the void and the work of social scientists such as Peter Mair and Wolfgang Streeck — is Lacan a charlatan? — and how to pick a major. More below... The blog post corresponding to this podcast is: Evaluating Exit Modes: Resign or Be Fired? (How Academia Got Pwned 11) This was first recorded on February 14, 2019 as a livestream on Youtube. To receive notifications...

Duration:01:05:15

Dominatrix E-Girl Christians (Christlover2000)

2/13/2019
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Christlover2000 is one half of the podcast Girls Chat. You can find them at patreon.com/girlschat. This conversation was first recorded as a livestream on Youtube. Big thanks to all the financial contributors who help to keep this running.

Duration:01:37:47

Urbit and Exit with Urbit Engineer Ted Blackman

2/5/2019
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Ted Blackman is a senior engineer at Urbit. Urbit is a mysterious tech startup founded by Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug. Ted kindly answered all my questions, and he dealt very graciously with my efforts to politicize everything. This conversation was first recorded as a livestream on Youtube. Big thanks to all the members who help to keep this running.

Duration:02:18:28

Personal Genomics and Internet Intellectualism with Razib Khan

12/31/2018
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Razib Khan is a geneticist, blogger, and man about the internet. Razib is the kind of extremely online intellectual we like here at Other Life. Razib has written for publications including The New York Times, India Today, National Review Online, Slate, and The Guardian. Razib and I talked about the present and near-future of personal genomics; why Razib thinks Elizabeth Warren's genetic claims are reasonable (though Razib is a conservative); is 23andme worth it?; how sperm banks work; why...

Duration:01:36:36

Semantic Apocalypse & Life After Humanism with R. Scott Bakker

12/20/2018
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I talked to fantasy author, philosopher, and blogger R. Scott Bakker about his views on the nature of cognition, meaning, intentionality, academia, and fiction/fantasy writing. See Bakker's blog, Three Pound Brain. Listeners who enjoy this podcast might check out Bakker's What is the Semantic Apocalypse? and Enlightenment How? Omens of the Semantic Apocalypse. This conversation was first recorded as a livestream on Youtube. Subscribe to my channel with one click, then click the bell to...

Duration:01:42:52

Pathologies of Secular Cosmopolitanism with Ben Sixsmith

12/19/2018
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Ben Sixsmith (@BDSixsmith) is a British writer based in Poland. He has a new book out, called Kings & Comedians: A Brief History of British-Polish Relations. His work has appeared in The Catholic Herald, The Spectator US, and Quillette, among other places. I find Ben interesting because he writes sympathetically of religion, although he's not religious. We talk about this, being immigrants, Brexit, and other topics relating to the pathologies of secular cosmopolitanism. Find Ben's website at...

Duration:01:38:49

Ethereum Smart Contracts & Political Engineering with Dave Hoover

12/1/2018
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Dave Hoover (@davehoover) is a software engineer and expert developer of Ethereum smart contracts. He wrote the book Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman and runs a distributed software development firm called Red Squirrel. He is currently writing a book on smart-contract development, called Hands-on Smart Contract Development with Solidity and Ethereum. In this podcast, Dave gave me a better understanding of the potential — and the limits — of Ethereum...

Duration:01:19:14

Crypto-Current Religious Becoming with Jacob Lyles

12/1/2018
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Jacob Lyles works in the Silicon Valley crypto space. He was raised a Jehovah's Witness, went secular, then went Christian. We talk about Silicon Valley, the problems with secularism, and why the pull of religion is more rational than people think. Jacob is on Twitter: @cryptochamomile. Jacob hosts the podcast Unchartered Life and the Youtube show Conversations with Chamomile. This podcast was originally recorded as a livestream. If you'd like to catch future livestreams, subscribe here...

Duration:01:06:28

The Cultural Decay Rate, Traditional vs. Self-Publishing, and Talking to the Alt-Right with John David Ebert

11/2/2018
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John David Ebert is a cultural critic and the author of 26 books (with traditional publishers and self-published), including Art After Metaphysics, The New Media Invasion, The Age of Catastrophe and Dead Celebrities, Living Icons. You can support his work at patreon.com/johndavidebert. We talked about John's big ideas regarding long-term cultural dynamics, Oswald Spengler, Marshall McLuhan, Heidegger, film criticism, Jordan Peterson, the history of Christianity and Islam in Europe, John's...

Duration:01:42:52

Bronze Age Perversity with Mike Crumplar

10/31/2018
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Mike Crumplar (@mcrumps) is one of many strange people who have entered my internet orbit in recent months. I can't tell you much about him because I can't understand or remember anything about anyone I interact with on the internet. In this video chat I will hopefully learn more about him. He recently wrote an essay in Jacobite about Bronze Age Pervert. That will be the initial pretext for our conversation. Where it goes from there, only time will tell. This conversation was originally...

Duration:01:35:16

Gender Accelerationism and Lesbian Neoreaction with Nyx Land

10/22/2018
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Nyx Land is a blogger and internet persona in the accelerationist sphere. She explains to me her ideas about gender accelerationism and lesbian neoreaction. I believe this is the longest podcast I have ever done, clocking in just shy of 4 hours. Nyx's website is nyxus.xyz and her Twitter handle is @NyxLandUnlife. This podcast and my blog have now been unified! The website is now theotherlifenow.com. Big thanks to my supporters at patreon.com/jmrphy. You can also find other ways to support...

Duration:03:58:41

A conversation with Joshua Strawn

10/22/2018
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We talked about Joshua's music career, theory and psychoanalysis, Josh's time at the New School, Christopher Hitchens, neoreaction and patchwork, internet culture, instrumental rationality, and other things. With Zohra Atash, Josh is in the band Azar Swan. http://www.azarswan.com/ This podcast and my blog have now been unified! The website is now https://theotherlifenow.com. Huge thanks to my supporters at https://patreon.com/jmrphy

Duration:01:48:16

Motives and Institutions with Robin Hanson

8/31/2018
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Robin Hanson is an economist, futurist, and blogger at overcomingbias.com. I've been following Robin for a while now because he's a genuine intellectual: he thinks, speaks, and writes intensely and prolifically about whatever he wants, even if it seems weird to other people. His recently published book, co-authored with Kevin Simler, is called The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life. In this podcast, we talked about the new book; his larger motivation behind the book;...

Duration:01:48:51

Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital with Nick Land

7/19/2018
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Nick Land is a British philosopher living in Shanghai. Nick is one of the main figures in the school of thought known as accelerationism. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical implications of Bitcoin. We talked about accelerationism, cybernetics, ideology, the evolution of Nick’s perspective, Deleuze and Guattari, emancipation and dehumanization, artificial intelligence, capitalism, Moldbug, mathematics and the significance of zero, religion, blockchain/Bitcoin, Kantianism,...

Duration:02:56:58

On French Philosophy with Taylor Adkins

6/21/2018
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Taylor Adkins is a translator of French philosophy. He has translated influential books by Félix Guattari, such as Machinic Unconscious (Semiotext(e) 2010), and lesser known works by Jean-François Lyotard and François Laruelle. He’s a philosophy/theory blogger at Speculative Heresy and Fractal Ontology, and co-hosts the podcast Theory Talk with Joe Weissman. You can support them and enjoy extra theory talk at patreon.com/theorytalk. Just a few of the books mentioned: Glas by...

Duration:01:00:27

The Political Science of Genetic Explanations with Elizabeth Suhay (#19)

6/7/2018
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Elizabeth Suhay is a political scientist who specializes in the study of public opinion and political psychology, especially regarding beliefs about the causes of inequality. In particular, her work has made some intriguing discoveries about how and why different individuals do or do not believe genetics are an important causal explanation for various phenomena. Dr. Suhay is Assistant Professor at American University, where she is also contributing to a large project on Evidence-Based...

Duration:01:09:10