Other Life

Other Life

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Personal Genomics and Internet Intellectualism with Razib Khan
Dec 31, 2018 • 96 min
Razib Khan is a geneticist and man about the internet. Razib and I talked about the present and near-future of personal genomics; why Razib thinks Elizabeth Warren’s genetic claims are reasonable (though Razib is a conservative); is 23andme worth it?; how…
Semantic Apocalypse & Life After Humanism with R. Scott Bakker
Dec 20, 2018 • 102 min
I talked to fantasy author, philosopher, and blogger R. Scott Bakker about his views on the nature of cognition, meaning, intentionality, academia, and fiction/fantasy writing. See Bakker’s blog, Three Pound Brain. Listeners who enjoy this podcast might…
Pathologies of Secular Cosmopolitanism with Ben Sixsmith
Dec 19, 2018 • 98 min
Ben Sixsmith (@BDSixsmith) is a British writer based in Poland. He has a new book out, called Kings & Comedians: A Brief History of British-Polish Relations. His work has appeared in The Catholic Herald, The Spectator US, and Quillette, among other…
Ethereum Smart Contracts & Political Engineering with Dave Hoover
Dec 1, 2018 • 79 min
Dave Hoover is a software engineer and expert developer of Ethereum smart contracts. He wrote the book Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman and runs a distributed software development firm called Red Squirrel. He is…
Crypto-Current Religious Becoming with Jacob Lyles
Dec 1, 2018 • 61 min
Jacob Lyles works in the Silicon Valley crypto space. He was raised a Jehovah’s Witness, went secular, then went Christian. We talk about Silicon Valley, the problems with secularism, and why the pull of religion is more rational than people think.
Bronze Age Perversity with Mike Crumplar
Oct 31, 2018 • 95 min
Mike Crumplar (@mcrumps) wrote an essay in Jacobite about Bronze Age Pervert. That will be the initial pretext for our conversation. Where it goes from there, only time will tell. This conversation was originally livestreamed on Youtube on June 25, 2018.…
Gender Accelerationism and Lesbian Neoreaction with Nyx Land
Oct 22, 2018 • 238 min
Nyx Land is a blogger and internet persona in the accelerationist sphere. She explains to me her ideas about gender accelerationism and lesbian neoreaction. I believe this is the longest podcast I have ever done, clocking in just shy of 4 hours. Nyx’s…
A conversation with Joshua Strawn
Oct 22, 2018 • 108 min
We talked about Joshua’s music career, theory and psychoanalysis, Josh’s time at the New School, Christopher Hitchens, neoreaction and patchwork, internet culture, instrumental rationality, and other things. We talked about Joshua’s music career, theory…
Motives and Institutions with Robin Hanson
Aug 31, 2018 • 108 min
Robin Hanson is an economist, futurist, and blogger at overcomingbias.com. His recently published book, co-authored with Kevin Simler, is called The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life. We talked about the new book; the internet;…
Ideology, Intelligence, and Capital with Nick Land
Jul 19, 2018 • 176 min
Nick Land is a British philosopher and one of the main figures in the school of thought known as accelerationism. He is currently writing a book about the philosophical implications of Bitcoin. We talked accelerationism, cybernetics, ideology, the…
On French Philosophy with Taylor Adkins
Jun 21, 2018 • 71 min
Taylor Adkins is a translator of French philosophy. He has translated influential books by Félix Guattari, such as Machinic Unconscious (Semiotext(e) 2010), and lesser known works by Jean-François Lyotard and François Laruelle. He’s a philosophy/theory…
The Political Science of Genetic Explanations with Elizabeth Suhay (#19)
Jun 7, 2018 • 69 min
Given that debates about genetics and inequality are back in the spotlight today, instead of joining that debate I am more interested in exploring social-scientific angles that might help us decode why these debates are so controversial, confusing, and…
#18 - Sean Trainor
May 30, 2018 • 98 min
Sean Trainor (@ess_trainor) is an historian, educator, writer, and podcaster. Sean has written for The Atlantic, TIME, Salon, and many other venues popular and academic. He is a professor at the University of Florida, where he is currently writing a book…
#17 - Roman Montero
May 18, 2018 • 152 min
Roman Montero is the author of “All Things in Common: The Economic Practices of the Early Christians.” We had a long conversation about religion and communism (duh), Christianity, Protestantism, Catholicism, rationality, love, and marriage.
#16 - Uriel Fiori
May 11, 2018 • 76 min
Uriel Fiori is a theorist and translator based in São Paulo, Brazil. He’s an expert on the work of Nick Land, having translated and archived many of the various fragments Land has scattered around the web. We talked about Uriel’s idea of “left-wing…
#15 - Philipp Streicher
Mar 29, 2018 • 56 min
Philipp Streicher is a doctoral researcher in Informatics at the University of Sussex. Philipp studies photic brain stimulation, i.e. the use of light to boost brain activity. He is currently trying to combine light stimulation protocols with…
#14 - Greg Osei
Mar 29, 2018 • 70 min
I’ve always been drawn to performers because I’m interested in the aesthetics of existence; I’m not a performer but I do want to exist more truly, which is to say, more beautifully. Genuine performers have specialized knowledge about how to exist…
#13 - Geoffrey Miller (Part 2 of 2)
Dec 10, 2017 • 71 min
Geoffrey Miller is an evolutionary psychology professor at the University of New Mexico in the USA, and is best known for his books The Mating Mind (2001), Mating Intelligence (2008), Spent (2009), and Mate (2015).
#12 - Geoffrey Miller (Part 1 of 2)
Oct 9, 2017 • 71 min
Feminist implications of Darwin and the politics of sexual selection. How the advent of bodyguards affected sexual politics. How to critique capitalism with evolutionary psychology. How being creative is a handicap. Can psychological knowledge provide an…
#11 - Will Sharkey
Sep 6, 2017 • 151 min
Will Sharkey is an ultraleft Catholic schoolteacher and Philosophy PhD. He is a member of the UK-based anti-capitalist organization Plan C. You can find more about Will and his work on his website, williamduncansharkey.com. A lot of people ask how I can…
#10 - Ilan Zvi Baron
Aug 18, 2017 • 58 min
Ilan is a “reluctant Zionist” and I don’t know many Zionists so I wanted to ask him about that. Unlike many of my podcasts, this one is actually pretty focused on this one topic. We also discuss some tangents of this question, mostly relating to ideology…
A Talk on “Immediate Collective Liberation”
Jul 31, 2017 • 50 min
This is the audio from a talk I gave to Plan C London on January 19, 2016. The slides associated with this talk are available on my website.
#9 - Sam Berkson
Jul 12, 2017 • 49 min
Sam Berkson is a poet and blogger. Sam is a really passionate and active writer, performer, and organizer (of culture and politics) in London. We recorded this podcast in Sam’s flat in Tottenham at 3am on a Friday night. Sam’s recent book, Settled…
#8 - Russell Bentley
May 19, 2017 • 123 min
Russell Bentley is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton, where he researches and teaches across the history of political thought, from ancient Greek to contemporary American politics. He also has experience in the upper…
#7 - Mindy Isser
Apr 25, 2017 • 59 min
There’s a tiny bit of static at the beginning but it goes away! Mindy Isser writes a low-key advice column newsletter in all lowercase. She is a labor organizer but also a very funny and sweet person who is fun to talk with. We used to be internet…
Other Life #6 - Diana S. Fleischman
Apr 3, 2017 • 114 min
Ideology, the internet, psychology, and genetics
Other Life #5 - Dan Goss and Rosie Hiscock
Mar 8, 2017 • 98 min
Guilt-free revolutionary politics
You communists!
Feb 26, 2017 • 2 min
Pilot episode for a talk show about really existing communism
Other Life #4 - Jonathan Havercroft
Feb 17, 2017 • 105 min
Dr. Jonathan Havercroft is Associate Professor of International Political Theory at the University of Southampton. He has published work on the historical development and transformation of state sovereignty, 17th century and 20th century political…
Other Life #3 - Adriana
Jan 14, 2017 • 135 min
Mental health and revolutionary movements
Other Life #2 - Jonathan Havercroft
Jan 14, 2017 • 210 min
A wise friend who keeps me in check
Other Life #1 - Aria Alamalhodaei
Jan 14, 2017 • 11 min
On starting this podcast