We dive into the ideas of one of the supposed founding fathers of modern conservatism: Edmund Burke. From his arguments we trace back to the present day some of the prevailing logic of the right. Check out Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" here: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/burke1790part1.pdf
Adam Zahller is a composer, musician, teacher and now janitor. He joins me to talk about garbage and violent revolution. You can check out more of Adam's wonderful work here: http://www.adamzahller.com/
Ben Deeb is a writer of all kinds of stuff and my friend. He joins me to talk about the futility of talking, his time working for Chuck Hagel, and what effective political protest might look like in our day and age. Check out more of his stuff here: http://www.bendeeb.com/ Beats and additional acting by Ryan Hedden
First, Academy Award Winning Actor Christoph Waltz drops in to talk about his upcoming film and what we did last night. Then, comedienne extraordinaire Peggy Sinnott joins me to talk about life, depression and stand up in a post-election world. Follow her: @PeggySinnott
Camillia and special guest Jordan Von Manalastas drop in to discuss liberal pathologies, ComeyGate and Jordan's awesome article in Jacobin this month: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/04/law-constitution-trump-president-abuse-power You can follow Jordan's work here: https://aestheticide.com/about/ I'm sick and sound bad. Also Camillia ducks out like a ghost halfway through this episode because life happens.
Richard Berg joins Ron and I again to talk teaching, the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories others try to tell to us about us. Topics include Vietnam, Saving Private Ryan, Phil Ochs, Capitalism, Forrest Gump, The Dirty Dozen, Trump (of course) lies, truth, and more.
Robert O. Paxton joins me to answer the question, Is Trump a Facist? Check out his article in Harper's Magazine this month here: https://harpers.org/archive/2017/05/american-duce/ Plus my asshole roommates, aka Tales From the Porkside drop in to talk about Alex Jones and my favorite topic, me. Listen to them here, or wherever you receive porkcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-porkside/id1203169728?mt=2
Professor Robert D. English from the University of Southern California joins us to talk about Russia, the problems in the U.S. news media, and the tricky intersection between our domestic politics and geopolitical reality.
Corey and Jesse here with some new news and some twitter beef and some philosophizing before we throw on an interview with Matt the reptile handler discussing Yemen, Dating, Commerce, Chemtrails, and the deteriorating social contract. Clips before and after with some great stuff.
Philosophy/History buff and professional educator Mikey joins us to discuss literature, the human experience, and the Boston Marathon bombing. IF YOU LIKE THE SHOW, JUST SHARE WITH A FRIEND $♡ლ(-༗‿༗-)ლ♡$
In a special community episode, Corey and Jesse address some voicemails from listeners and then connect to a twitter prophet Red Kahina to discuss the Ironic left and hipster doofuses like Chapo Trap House.
In this two part special episode we document the initial actions of World War 3. First we consult with Matt, an expert in Lizard thought and politics, to analyze Trump's recent escalation in Syria. In the second half of the show we are joined by economist and DC local 'Illuminati Mic' who shares with us some intel from the highest tiers of power.
San Sudharshan is an angry Buddhist and Love Warrior. She joins us to discuss neoliberalism's influence on modern feminism, neoliberal feminist SHILLS, and how we can truly break out of the dream-spell woven by capitalist patriarchy. SPOILER: BUYING SHIT WILL NOT SET YOU FREE
Stephen Finlay is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He joins us to break down the implicit meaning of "fake news" and offers some constructive ideas about how to develop better tools for discernment in a post-truth media landscape.
Monique is a former Greenpeace activist turned Public Defense Attorney. She joins us in the studio to tell us her life story, and how she was able to develop a method for human echolocation after being blinded in a horrible radioactive waste accident.
Walter Cruttenden - Co-Founder of Acorns Investing, Author, and amateur Astronomer and Archaeoastronomer, joins us this week to discuss his theory that Earth is in a Binary star system. patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thegreenbookpodcast @vibetheory on beats
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Derick and Jason voted for Trump. We discuss his policies so far, their visions for Trump, the Clinton Foundation, Haiti. You cannot deny someones viewpoint before hearing it, liberals. Open your ears and let us in your skull. You'll thank us later. (@VibeTheory)