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TOE is an ongoing attempt at understanding the many diverse and seemingly unrelated threads that make up human experience. Host and creator Benjamen Walker employs monologues, drama, telephone conversations, interviews, reported pieces and investigative fiction in this ongoing adventure. Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

TOE is an ongoing attempt at understanding the many diverse and seemingly unrelated threads that make up human experience. Host and creator Benjamen Walker employs monologues, drama, telephone conversations, interviews, reported pieces and investigative fiction in this ongoing adventure. Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
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TOE is an ongoing attempt at understanding the many diverse and seemingly unrelated threads that make up human experience. Host and creator Benjamen Walker employs monologues, drama, telephone conversations, interviews, reported pieces and investigative fiction in this ongoing adventure. Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

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English


Episodes

Fake Nudes (False Alarm! part ii)

4/17/2018
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The future of face-swapping! The REAL deepfakes speaks! Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson tells us how technology has transformed the way she plays with fact and fiction. Dipayan Ghosh warns us about AI powered ad-targeting. Criminal’s Pheobe and Lauren drop knowledge on the untrue in true crime. Plus your host meets STORMY DANIELS!

Duration:00:43:16

This Is Not A Drill (False Alarm! part i)

4/3/2018
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Our New ToE series on the battle between the real and the fake begins with a text alert sent out to everyone in Hawaii on a balmy Saturday morning. We also hear from the man who has written the text alert that will go out to all New Yorkers in the event of a real […]

Duration:00:34:10

Utopia (part v)

3/22/2018
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Our search for Utopia comes to an end at Christiania, an Anarchist haven in the heart of Copenhagen. In 2012 this Utopia went legit, the squatters become property owners. But now they must figure out how to preserve their alternative community, preserve the historical buildings they are now responsible for, and preserve their future. Plus […]

Duration:00:28:23

Utopia (part iv)

3/6/2018
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Our search for Utopia takes Andrew far from Mundania to the magickal Den of Iniquity in a pagan community called The Valley of The Dragons. Plus, your host takes a tour of FDR’s New Deal Utopias in search of a future that is possible. ********* click on the image for more **************

Duration:00:20:31

Time Travelin’ Trump

2/14/2018
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Donald Trump says all his ‘nuclear knowledge’ comes from his favorite uncle John G Trump. According to ToE special correspondent Chris, Uncle Johnny also gave Donald a time machine ring. Learn all about how John Trump acquired this ring (from Nikola Tesla) and how Vladimir Putin stole it (from Robert Kraft) and what Donald Trump […]

Duration:00:17:20

Utopia (part iii)

1/22/2018
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Artist and Filmmaker Ruth Dusseault tells us about how the internet has changed the American Commune. Plus ToE’s Andrew Callaway lets us in on an internet joke about Socialist Dolphins. ***********Click on the image for details about this episode ********

Duration:00:26:05

False Flags

12/30/2017
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Underneath a giant American Flag in a Midwest Airport Your host takes a knee in order to tie his shoe. Trouble. Big Trouble. Plus False Flag meets Dictionary.com

Duration:00:18:24

Utopia (part ii)

12/20/2017
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Our series continues with ToE’s Andrew Callaway reporting from an off the grid fully sustainable little piece of heaven called Earthaven. Plus Will Wilkinson on Libertopia and the limits of Ideal Theory.

Duration:00:29:53

Influencers (complete version)

11/28/2017
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A couple of months ago I wrote a story for the truth podcast, Radiotopia’s one-of-a-kind audio fiction show. Part One ran on the Truth and Part Two ran here. I thought I would run the complete version before the whole thing becomes documentary.

Duration:00:23:53

Utopia (part i)

11/16/2017
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A new ToE mini series on technology, society, work, art, love (the ToE basics) but this time your host dons a pair of Utopian tinted glasses and producer, Plus Basic income and Toe Producer Andrew Callaway on the road.

Duration:00:32:16

Cthulhu Con (Revisited)

11/3/2017
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A special Halloween week fall treat! We’re revisiting a segment from my old podcast Too Much Information. I’ve always wanted to share it here, but this thing I dreamed about in 2010 (Cthulucon, a gathering dedicated to the writings and memory of the writer HP Lovecraft) actually became a real con! I never wanted my dream to compete with […]

Duration:00:37:39

Bad Science

10/20/2017
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When ToE’s special corespondent Chris told me about Russian Gay Bashing Drones onstage during my performance in London I was certain he was once again putting me on – or this was Satire. I forgot that in 2017 anything is possible – except Satire! A few days later I read this.

Duration:00:17:48

Iron and Lies (Wisconsin part II of II)

10/16/2017
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The ToE family Wisconsin road trip wraps up with a visit to the House on the Rock. Even though Alex Jordan’s tourist attraction is one of the most visionary unique places in the world you still won’t find it on any of the official Wisconsin art environment maps. This never bothered the guy who put […]

Duration:00:27:17

Concrete and Respect (Wisconsin part I of II)

9/21/2017
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Benjamen, Mathilde and Arthaud head off on a family trip to Wisconsin to see art environments built by immigrants out of concrete and to discover what’s going on in rural America today. Plus: making Pawn America great again!

Duration:00:42:52

Private Ear

7/19/2017
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an internationally celebrated artist who works with sound and an internationally recognized expert forensic listener. He likes to call himself a Private Ear. Your host visits Lawrence in Beirut to hear more.

Duration:00:26:39

Emergency

5/29/2017
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A special ToE emergency pod: Chris explains the Orb, Andrew dives into the mystery of Twin Peaks and your host tries attempts SpaCasting.

Duration:00:23:52

Droning for Dollars

4/26/2017
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Can a Self-Droning drone start up save the Trump Presidency? Our special correspondent Chris fills us in on YouFired!

Duration:00:14:00

Art Districts

4/11/2017
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Empty buildings, run down neighborhoods and cheap rents. This is the bait you need to attract artists, speculators and urban revitalizers. But in order to attract pioneers you also need illusion and myth. We tour the art districts of New Orleans, Los Angeles and Detroit with writer Peter Moscowitz, activist Maga Miranda, and artist Maya Stovall.

Duration:00:29:35

1984 (the year not the book) r

3/20/2017
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Wrote a short piece on my 1984 “where’s the beef” record collection for Hilobrow’s Political Objects series and thought I would re-up this episode. In 1984 your host was twelve years old and like George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith, he kept a diary, for the citizens of the future. For this special installment of Benjamen […]

Duration:01:07:47

Nothing to Hide

3/10/2017
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Potemkin apps, Fake ads, and the return of little pepe the frog. Your host busts out all his best deep state moves for the grand conclusion of our Surveillance miniseries. Plus Finn Brunton pitches AdNauseum and Siva Vaidhyanathan gives us a tour of the Cryptopticon.

Duration:00:38:09

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