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We’re The Jacksway Collective A podcast featuring three old college roommates who now find themselves spread out across the globe. We reunite once a week to rekindle the thought-provoking and, at times, laugh-out-loud discussions we once had during our glory days. Our laid-back approach to continued learning is an attempt to recapture the many late nights we’d spend together unpacking whatever philosophy or fiction we're reading at the time. We love to learn and believe the best way to do that is through an engaging dialogue. Grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy listening to us ramble on.

We’re The Jacksway Collective A podcast featuring three old college roommates who now find themselves spread out across the globe. We reunite once a week to rekindle the thought-provoking and, at times, laugh-out-loud discussions we once had during our glory days. Our laid-back approach to continued learning is an attempt to recapture the many late nights we’d spend together unpacking whatever philosophy or fiction we're reading at the time. We love to learn and believe the best way to do that is through an engaging dialogue. Grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy listening to us ramble on.
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We’re The Jacksway Collective A podcast featuring three old college roommates who now find themselves spread out across the globe. We reunite once a week to rekindle the thought-provoking and, at times, laugh-out-loud discussions we once had during our glory days. Our laid-back approach to continued learning is an attempt to recapture the many late nights we’d spend together unpacking whatever philosophy or fiction we're reading at the time. We love to learn and believe the best way to do that is through an engaging dialogue. Grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy listening to us ramble on.

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Episodes

Episode 11 | We Need to Talk About Kevin on the Podcast

11/13/2018
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We're The Jacksway Collective Things get truly grotesque on this week's episode on Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin. The gang opens up with a discussion on gene editing and whether or not that applies to our potential psychopath babies (yes, a Hitler discussion arises...). After the intro discussion, Sarah, Jhana, Oliver, and Brendan talk about Kevin, motherhood, moral responsibility, the colour red, and the presence of the male penis in modern film. Listen to the madness then send...

Duration:00:47:36

Episode 10 | The Rise of the Podcast & The Fall of the House of Usher

10/23/2018
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We're The Jacksway Collective Descend into madness with The Jacksway Collective during this week’s Halloween Special as they dive into Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The boys bring on their first female guest star, Sarah, to discuss the Victorian Gothic, its influences, and Edgar Allan Poe’s place within this literary genre. Listen in as our hosts wade through the supernatural, death, and insanity and find out how they manage to alienate twins and Bostonians alike. The...

Duration:00:38:32

Episode 9 | The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

10/16/2018
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Were The Jacksway Collective The Jacksway Collective explore Ursula K. Le Guin's philosophical short story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas. Le Guin's story acts as a thought experiment asking the reader to imagine a perfectly content and then turns it on its head once you find out that it's predicated on the endless suffering of a singular child. Can people live on in this society? Is this story an allegory for the west? How complicit are the people of Omelas in this story? These are the...

Duration:00:40:57

Episode 8 | Existential Dread in Children of Men

10/8/2018
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We're The Jacksway Collective. This week's platter consists of Alfonso Cuarón's exquisite film Children of Men (2006). Jhana, Brendan, and Oliver speculate whether or not an ethical framework can exist in such a dystopian-like society. If so, what does that ethical framework look like? It's a juicy discussion cooked to perfection. Oh, and Oliver may have been naked during the Google Hangout. But we'll never know. Listen to The Jacksway Collective talk philosophy or fiction every week. A...

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 7 | I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

9/24/2018
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We're The Jacksway Collective. In this week's episode, The Jacksway Collective take a massive leap in time going from Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich to Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream. Within the discussion, Ellison's writing style is examined in it's relationship to the New Wave literary movement and other stories we've talked about on the podcast thus far. We also think about consciousness: How can we truly know who is conscious and who is not? Listen to The...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 6 | Russian Beards & The Death of Ivan Ilyich

9/9/2018
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We're The Jacksway Collective. Today's episode is a return to the original duo of Jhana and Oli as they look deep into the abyss that is death and all that comes with it. Tolstoy offers us a lens into the inner life of Ivan Illych, a Russian lawyer who can't seem to come to grips with his impending doom. The Death of Ivan Illych is a fascinating novella that leads the guys to discuss how it is we can empathize with the grieving, what kind of relationship we should have with death (both with...

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 5 | Rice Pudding & The Penal Colony

8/29/2018
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The Jacksway Collective The Jacksway Collective have their first guest on the podcast, Brendan Tuytel, and try to make sense of Franz Kafka's story "In the Penal Colony." After discussing important topics such as coming out to your parents as podcasters, the trio unpack what the story has to say about justice, punishment, and societal change. They do their best to interpret what the hell happened in the Penal Colony before this story takes place--all while bargaining to get Brendan a better...

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 4 | Ruby Sparks & The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

8/23/2018
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The Jacksway Collective Many who have seen the pop culture hit "500 Days of Summer" are left enchanted by Zooey Deschanel's quirky, free-spirited character (who isn't?). In this episode, The Jacksway Collective breaks down the fascinating and controversial cinematic creature the: Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The "cutesy girl," postfeminism, hipsterism, and consumerism. Where does a man stand in all these? Is it a man's destiny to grow up through an image of a woman? Listen to The Jacksway...

Duration:00:57:26

Episode 3 | Swimming in Monogamy

8/21/2018
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The Jacksway Collective Self-reflection and self-criticism is difficult. Often times, we find ourselves perusing through life without taking a step back and recognizing potential faults or areas where things went wrong. This concept is taken to its extreme in John Cheever's "The Swimmer." Oliver, Gordon, and Jhana weigh in on Ned's journey as he attempts to swim his way across the county and return home. To start the discussion, Gordon asks whether or not Monogomy is still a valid form of...

Duration:01:04:51

Episode 2 | Everything That Rises Must Converge

8/20/2018
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The Jacksway Collective In the second episode, The Jacksway Collective adds its third member, Gordon, thus completing the trio of ex-roommates. Together, they break down Flannery O'Connor's short story Everything That Rises Must Converge. The discussion ranges from race relations, essentialism vs existentialism, to feminist film theory (how they got there, who the hell knows). As you quickly find out, the three navigate all over the place when deconstructing the text at hand. The three also...

Duration:00:56:19

Episode 1 | Absurd Reasoning & The Homeless Marketplace

8/20/2018
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The Jacksway Collective In the pilot episode of The Jacksway Collective podcast, ex-roommates Oliver and Jhana put their humanities degrees to the test as they attempt to break down the first half of Albert Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus. Listen as these two wrestle with the concept of absurdity inherent in existence and how to deal with that fact. What does it mean to face the absurd? Ought we commit suicide? Do Jhana and Oliver know anything about ANY of the other philosophers mentioned in...

Duration:00:57:11