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I am a free thinker, linking ideas together that previously were apart. I am a podcaster and you can catch me on http://tangentgeneral.com My name (birth name of course) is Nick, and I have been an artist for a long time. Recently I have been working with some amazing engineers (both audio and non-audio) and I found a real passion for creating and designing soundscapes. This show is a product from that process. I welcome all feedback, comments, and even the occasional love letter :P

I am a free thinker, linking ideas together that previously were apart. I am a podcaster and you can catch me on http://tangentgeneral.com My name (birth name of course) is Nick, and I have been an artist for a long time. Recently I have been working with some amazing engineers (both audio and non-audio) and I found a real passion for creating and designing soundscapes. This show is a product from that process. I welcome all feedback, comments, and even the occasional love letter :P
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I am a free thinker, linking ideas together that previously were apart. I am a podcaster and you can catch me on http://tangentgeneral.com My name (birth name of course) is Nick, and I have been an artist for a long time. Recently I have been working with some amazing engineers (both audio and non-audio) and I found a real passion for creating and designing soundscapes. This show is a product from that process. I welcome all feedback, comments, and even the occasional love letter :P

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Episodes

Tangent General Episode 16

5/16/2018
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Today we begin an investigation into a big topic. So large it exceeds the very boundaries of the medium. Phil Surdam joins me to discuss Norbert Weiner and the history and impact of Cybernetics. We look into the remorse and the fears that Weiner had regarding this new science. Technocracy is a child of Cybernetics and increased social control is its sister. This episode starts with a montage that is designed to get under your skin and make your spin tinkle with fright. Joblessness, human...

Duration:01:18:01

Tangent General Episode 15

4/24/2018
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C Derick Varn and I continue our discussion on Bataille. We think about how the trends of history influence and impact the social trends in which schools of thought are thoroughly immersed in. Abundance is not something we think about when we discuss economic theory, yet there is a macro social problem when we reach a state of abundance. This is strangely enough related to the lies we tell children. Why do we encourage children to think they can do anything they set their mind to? It’s a...

Duration:01:14:49

Tangent General Episode 14

4/17/2018
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What creates value? How is value created? Are the methods that are being used to create value today optimal? We are still living in the shadow of the Global Financial Crisis. The material world has been shaken by the financial scare that hit the liquidity markets nearly a decade ago. Whilst the dust has started to settle, what has emerged is a growing wealth gap, rapidly rising inequality and consequent homelessness. In 1998 Sanders spoke to congress about the attitudes and modalities that...

Duration:01:03:45

Tangent General Episode 13

3/23/2018
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In this, part two of my conversation with Drew Sample, we get deeper into Wendell Berry. We discuss Slavery, we discuss our history, we look at how we have developed as a society. In this episode you will hear a wide range of voices, all loosely discussing what it means to suffer from a lack of freedom. Whether it be in the form of slavery or the form of an increasingly mechanised world. Sample and I discuss some of the realities of Slavery that differ from televisual presentations such as...

Duration:01:13:19

Tangent General Episode 12

3/17/2018
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The world seems to be build for machines, the question that I have been contemplating recently is: “how do we remain human?” Depression is something that I suffer from, it is a part of my bipolar disorder. I want to share my story of my recent struggle with depression. In the first story today I share that with you. In the second story, Drew Sample of the Sample Hour Podcast, joins me in the first part of a two part discussion where we discuss Wendell Berry and his role in guiding us...

Duration:01:03:56

Tangent General Episode 11

2/22/2018
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Today we continue the discussion with Douglas Lain. Lain is the host of Zero Squared, a Zero Books Podcast. He is also the publisher of Zero Books a critical theory left leaning imprint. Titles include Capitalist Realism and Kill all Normies. Two books I highly recommend. In this episode we delve deeper into what some of the problems with Peterson’s presentation may be. What is a Post-Modern, Neo-Marxist? Why does Zizek hate his own celebrity? Is Zizek a Stalinist? And finally, can we...

Duration:00:58:41

Tagnent General Episode 10

2/15/2018
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Today we speak with Douglas Lain. Lain is the host of Zero Squared, a Zero Books Podcast. He is also the publisher of Zero Books a critical theory left leaning imprint. Titles include Capitalist Realism and Kill all Normies. Two books I highly recommend. In this first hour we discuss the changing political landscape, why Doug is a wannabe Marxist and how the influence of both Zizek and Peterson is shaping society. Thanks for all of your support so far, I look forward to making more...

Duration:00:52:55

Tangent General Episode 09

9/20/2017
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It's a system designed to understand non-cooperative competitive games, and there is no deadlier a non-cooperative competitive game than that of Nuclear War. Nash himself was terrified of the bomb and that much we have in common. In some respects the cuban missile crisis may have been more severe (especially if Trump is colluding with the Ruskies) but nonetheless two mad men engaged in game of chicken can only ever end in tears. In this episode I strive to cut to the heart of the issue...

Duration:01:02:21

Tangent General Episode 08

9/12/2017
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How important are Boundaries? Today, we take a more literal approach as we look to Trump’s wall and the various meanings that can be derived from it. We ask what does it mean to have a wall, a fence, a limit to our physical and personal space? Another driving question in today’s episode is: Why do good fences make good neighbours? We will hear from Robert Frost directly but think about the resonance of that idea. Limitations to space, demarcations of a perimeter allow for the...

Duration:00:58:44

Episode 07 - Nazi's on Ice

8/24/2017
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Antarctica is thought to be a cold desolate place where only the Emperor Penguin can survive. But this may not be the whole story. From historical audio of Admiral Byrd, discussion of the potention devastation of the Horten 229s, contemplation about remote viewing and what it may reveal. Deep analysis of Operation High jump along with three montages! All of which concern Nazi's in Anatarctica. This is, in no way, an endorsment of Hitler or the Third Riech. Rather it is an exploration into...

Duration:00:57:00

The Tangent General Podcast Epidose 06

7/31/2017
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How can we understanding our own ability to understand in the process of problem solving? There are many perspectives available to us at any one particular time, but the ability to recognise the abundance of potentialities is not always readily apparent. Enter Edward De Bono, author of (among other things) Lateral Thinking. By extending our horizons beyond convential wisdom and engaging our critical and creative minds, suddenly questions such as how a factory on the lake can be downstream...

Duration:01:19:48

Tangent General Episode 05

6/29/2017
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Have you ever had a realization about something that has caused you to question everything you thought you knew? Maybe you found out a significant fact about a friend or lover. Perhaps you found yourself in trouble. It could have been that you had an experience, travel for example, that afterwards caused you to question the existence you had become accustomed to. For some it is the moment they become a parent. This causes a deep realization of the responsibility that they need to know enact.

Duration:00:58:59

Tangent General Episode 04

6/21/2017
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Welcome to the Weird!! Is Rock and Roll the Devil's music? Are there hidden messages in famous rock songs when you play them backwards? What do you make of the strange phenomenon of backmasking? Is it just an auditory illusion or is there something to it. What is 923? Is the rapture coming on 23 September 2017? Did the Bethlehem star return on 23 September 2013? Can we even use the Gregorian Calendar to measure time in these events? Did king Harrod die in 4BC or was that a typo? What do...

Duration:00:52:19

Tangent General Episode 03

6/12/2017
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Fight Nihilism! Episode three contains one story only. In this story I take you from the depths of despair that is Nihilism and Cynicism through to the motivated hope of a transcendental goal. Without struggle there is no hope, but struggle is arduous and can produce cynical perspectives. Our job is to find the hope that is there and to resist the draw to cynicism. Support Tangent General! Visit: www.tangentgeneral.com and support our patreon:...

Duration:00:37:47

Tangent General Episode 02

6/6/2017
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Episode 02 of Tangent General is all about the origins. Where does this show come from? We have a brand new introduction to kick things off and two great stories for your audio entertainment. Listen, like, subscribe and consider becoming a Patreon. www.tangentgeneral.com

Duration:00:41:07

Tangent General - Episode 01

5/31/2017
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Episode 01 is finally here! This is a new exploration into the power of the audio soundscape, each episode will have two stories that cover different, yet somehow convergent themes. Don't forget to check into www.tangentgeneral.com and follow me on all the social! Episode One is now out on sound cloud. In celebration of this being the First official episode of Tangent General - you get access to the full show notes! Show Notes: (please note, the script and the recording differ...

Duration:00:37:25

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