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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 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 penal: 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 bring do their best to interpret just what the hell happened in the Penal Colony before this story takes place. All while bargaining to get...

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...

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