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Heidegger, Ecstatic Time, and the Community of Mortals with Johannes Niederhauser

6/14/2019
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Johannes Niederhauser recently completed his PhD at Warwick University for a dissertation entitled, "Heidegger on Death and Being." Check out his Youtube channel here. Johannes says his dissertation is on Heidegger's entire philosophy but death is the key to his thought. I hung out with Johannes in London recently and his takes on Heidegger are very germane to my own interests, so it was a no-brainer to invite him on the show. We will discuss what Heidegger's philosophy & problematic life...

Duration:02:37:43

Reality Patchwork and Neo-Feudal Techno-Communism

5/30/2019
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Audio of my talk given at the first Diffractions/Sdbs workshop on Patchwork. My thesis is that rigorous (voluntary) enforcement of honesty using blockchain + IoT (Internet of Things) presents an opportunity for leftists to solve the game-theoretic problems of communism in a potentially scalable way. I got flak for this being "fascist," which led me to write a short extension and clarification entitled, Fascism Over Yourself Is Called Autonomy. You can read the transcript of this podcast...

Duration:00:35:45

A Postscript to Transgression with Nina Power

5/24/2019
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After getting some heat for our livestream together, Nina Power sat down with me in London to set the record straight on her political views. I spoke little and mostly let her riff. I've probably never spoken with anyone whose political ethic comes closer to my own. We pretty much summarize this podcast's concept: A radical left politics of the other life. A radical left politics based on the search for truth, frank speech, and immanent relationships. Part 1 is about Nina's upcoming book,...

Duration:00:43:21

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

The Rectification of Names with DC Miller: On Conservatives, Fascists, NRx and Free-Speech Leftism

3/8/2019
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DC Miller is a controversial but misunderstood person. He is a writer in London outcast from polite society after his opposition to the Shutdown LD50 campaign two years ago. I've talked with him enough to know he is not the evil caricature his enemies make him out to be, but I still don't understand his views fully. In this livestream we will try to get to the bottom of what DC really thinks. In doing so we make a series of distinctions about conservatives, fascists, neoreactionaries, and...

Duration:01:14:06

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

Automated Reasoning, Gen Z Reaction, and Pacific Dialectical Materialism with Systemkei

2/20/2019
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I'm joined by @systemkei, who works in the field of Automated Reasoning and wrote the article "Pacific Dialectical Materialism:" http://debayou.net/pacific.html 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. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. This conversation was first recorded on Feb 20, 2019 as a livestream on Youtube. To receive notifications...

Duration:01:10:37

Naked Academics, Crimethinc Anarchism, and the Resurrection of Christ

2/17/2019
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On the naked anti-Brexit academic lady, my fondness for youthful romantic insurrectionary anarchism, and my take on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ — are we really supposed to believe a guy died and rose from the dead? This was first recorded on February 17, 2019 as a livestream on Youtube. To receive notifications when future livestreams begin, subscribe to my channel with one click, then click the little bell. If you'd like to discuss these topics with me and others, suggest future...

Duration:00:56:24

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...

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