Other Life

Other Life

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Strange loops through the human sciences.


Left Egoism with Eliot Rosenstock
Dec 11 • 119 min
Eliot blogs at Mad Black Freud. He wrote the book Zizek in the Clinic. He came all the way from LA to visit me in person. I enjoyed hanging out with him and getting to know him better. You can also watch this talk on video. If you’d like to talk with…
Based Deleuze: Preface to Audiobook
Dec 4 • 10 min
This is the Preface to my book Based Deleuze. You can buy the book, the audiobook, or even a short video course here. Paperback soon! Are you working on your own idea in some hidden recess of the internet? Have a sneak peek at my next big project:…
Hypermodernity with John David Ebert and Brian Francis Culkin
Nov 27 • 102 min
John David Ebert and Brian Francis Culkin discuss their new book, Hypermodernity and the End of the World. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, you can…
“I had nothing better to do.” Claire Lehmann of Quillette on the new intellectual economy and how she grew her blog into a media company
Nov 20 • 129 min
Claire Lehmann is Editor of Quillette. I’m starting to play with a slight shift of focus for some of these podcasts. When I talk with really successful and impactful independent intellectuals, I’m going to focus a bit more on learning how the…
Cancellations and Comebacks with Deanna Havas
Nov 14 • 134 min
I first heard about Deanna through Nina Power but I’ve never been able to find a full account of her story, so I asked her if she would tell it herself. I’m not sure yet but from what I can find she seems like a badass, perhaps too badass for the Art…
BAP Theory with Geoffrey Miller
Oct 30 • 90 min
Geoffrey and I discuss Bronze Age Pervert, what it means to SUBMIT, Kanye West, bugmen, Curtis Yarvin, and much more. You can watch the video on Geoffrey’s channel. Catch the first glimpse of my next big project at IndieThinkers.org. Big thanks to all…
Supernatural Toxicity with Nina Power and DC Miller
Oct 24 • 127 min
Nina and DC are fundraising for a legal campaign against Luke Turner. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation here. I’m offering a…
How the Youtube Algorithm Really Works with Mark Ledwich
Oct 19 • 53 min
Mark Ledwich is an independent data scientist decoding the Youtube recommendation algorithm. Here Mark debunks several myths and we discuss the real underlying political implications of the Youtube algorithm. See Mark’s political Youtube network…
Our Desert Commune of Monogamous and Poly Edgelords with Geoffrey Miller and Diana Fleischman
Oct 15 • 51 min
Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation here.
Parrhesia and the Future of Honesty (Talk given at the Invisible College, London)
Oct 11 • 22 min
“Today, inappropriate honesty is not merely feasible, increasingly it is a dominant strategy.” I discuss the concept of parrhesia, its history, and its present political prospects. Thanks to Nina Power and DC Miller for the invitation. Big thanks to…
Joker: Very Serious Symposium with Geoffrey Miller and Diana Fleischman
Oct 9 • 44 min
We talked about the Joker film right after we saw it. We discuss mental illness, heredity, violence, the 1970s, praying, silly health foods, and the quantum incel multiverse. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like…
Zer0 to Hero with Nicolas Hausdorf
Oct 7 • 134 min
Nicolas Hausdorf (@dcntrrr) co-authored Superstructural Berlin (Zero Books). Then Zero Books threw him under the bus when he started writing for Jacobite. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or…
Deleuze vs. Heidegger on Technology, Enslavement, Escape with Johannes Niederhauser
Oct 2 • 121 min
This podcast introduces an online course I’m producing with Heidegger scholar Johannes Niederhauser. Get the syllabus at https://theotherlifenow.com/deleuze-vs-heidegger Find Johannes on Youtube here. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me…
The Anti-Woke Left with Angela Nagle
Sep 27 • 117 min
Angela Nagle is a writer best known for her book “Kill All Normies” and her recent piece “The Left Case against Open Borders” https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2018/11/the-left-case-against-open-borders/ Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep…
Can the Left Be Saved? With Nina Power and DC Miller
Sep 22 • 48 min
After my first livestream with Nina Power and DC Miller, we decided to sit down and continue the conversation. In this podcast, we discuss whether or not the Left can be saved from its current insanity. This conversation was recorded in March 2019,…
Teenage Internet Philosophy Tutor Txgen Meyer
Sep 13 • 81 min
Txgen Meyer is an artist, researcher, and philosophy tutor. Learn more about Txgen at http://txgenmeyer.com/. Big thanks to all the patrons who keep this running. If you’d like to discuss these and similar themes with me and others, request…
Cath-Pilled Shoplifting Theory with Dasha from Red Scare
Sep 12 • 104 min
Dasha Nekrasova is co-host of the podcast Red Scare. We discussed the One Holy Apostolic Church, Simone Weil, the best and worst drugs, prayer, Pussy Riot, Zizek, shoplifting, abortion, Deleuze, accelerationism, and many other things. They just shut…
Ethics of Shoplifting From Self-Checkout Kiosks With Xenogothic
Sep 9 • 97 min
From the rap sheet that nearly got me fired. I thought I made a very good case! “Tonight’s livestreamed disquisition will be on the ethics of shoplifting from self-checkout kiosks. Hint: I’m in favor. But I often feel guilty, so I need to think this…
Posthuman Life with David John Roden
Sep 5 • 101 min
David John Roden is a philosopher interested in eccentric alternatives to humanity. He is the author of Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this…
Has Academia Failed? Talk Given to U. of Southampton Students Upon My Honorable Retirement
Sep 2 • 33 min
“So that’s how academia got pwned, and that’s how I pwned this university.” In this short talk, I discuss the purpose of the university, how technological acceleration is overheating academia, how I made the decision to leave academia for full…
My Interview on Abortion/Necrophilia with Katie Way for Babe.net
Aug 28 • 24 min
I was interviewed by Katie Way (formerly of Babe.net) after one of my nuclear tweets went viral. Given the role this tweet played in my eventual departure from academia, I’m posting this interview (with permission from Ms. Way) for anyone interested…
Memology of Peak Oil with Chadafrican
Aug 26 • 105 min
I speak with Chad A. Haag of the Chadafrican Philosophy channel. Chad wrote a short book called A Critique of Transcendental Memology, which seeks to join “the insights of John Michael Greer, Dmitry Orlov, and Richard Heinberg with the philosophical…
Mimetic Arbitrage with @MimeticValue
Aug 20 • 88 min
To learn more about @MimeticValue, see http://mimeticarbitrage.com/. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation here. Big…
Horror of Acceleration with Zero HP Lovecraft
Aug 15 • 89 min
Zero HP Lovecraft (@0x49fa98) is a horrorist. His blog is https://zerohplovecraft.wordpress.com. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or…
Design Politics with Eli Schiff
Aug 12 • 136 min
Eli Schiff (@eli_schiff) is a design critic and UI designer. His latest book is called Uber’s Undoing, which you can learn more about on Eli’s website: http://www.elischiff.com/. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d…
Deep Code with Jordan Hall
Aug 8 • 119 min
Jordan Hall writes the blog Deep Code and has his own Youtube channel. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content…
Deepfakes in the Near Future with Geoffrey Miller
Aug 5 • 76 min
We discuss the imminent social and political consequences of “deepfake” technology (fake multimedia indistinguishable from the real thing). Geoffrey Miller is an evolutionary psychologist. Pre-order his ebook, “Virtue Signaling: Essays on Darwinian…
“There Is No Left” with Aimee Terese
Jul 29 • 161 min
Aimee Terese (@aimeeterese) is co-host of the podcast What’s Left? In this long talk, we discussed: why Aussies are good for American politics, the internet vs. Brooklyn, sugar-free Red Bull, is there even a Left?, John McAfee, the Harvard…
Dark Bohemian Transhumanism with Rachel Haywire
Jul 24 • 88 min
Rachel Haywire is a futurist and industrial musician. She tells me she is running for President of the United States as a candidate for the Transhumanist Party. She recently wrote a book called The New Art Right. If you’d like to discuss this podcast…
Introducing Based Deleuze
Jul 22 • 64 min
On my new short book project, Based Deleuze. Pre-order here! This conversation was first recorded on June 26, 2019 as a livestream on Youtube. To receive notifications when future livestreams begin, subscribe to my channel with one click,…
Post-Politics with Robert Mariani, Editor of Jacobite
Jul 12 • 135 min
Robert Mariani is co-editor of Jacobite Magazine. You can subscribe to Jacobite here. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen…
The Psychology of Antifa with Geoffrey Miller
Jul 2 • 103 min
This is a conversation I had with Geoffrey Miller on the psychology of Antifa and antifascism. It was first recorded yesterday (July 2, 2019) as a livestream on Geoffrey new Youtube channel. Watch the video at…
My Lacanian Psychotherapy Session with Eliot Rosenstock
Jun 29 • 165 min
Eliot Rosenstock is a practicing psychotherapist and author of Žižek in the Clinic. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on. If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen…
Heidegger, Ecstatic Time, and the Community of Mortals with Johannes Niederhauser
Jun 14 • 157 min
Johannes Niederhauser recently completed his PhD at Warwick University for a dissertation entitled, “Heidegger on Death and Being.” Check out his Youtube channel here. Johannes says his dissertation is on Heidegger’s entire philosophy but death is the…
Reality Patchwork and Neo-Feudal Techno-Communism
May 30 • 35 min
Audio of my talk given at the first Diffractions/Sdbs workshop on Patchwork. My thesis is that rigorous (voluntary) enforcement of honesty using blockchain + IoT (Internet of Things) presents an opportunity for leftists to solve the game-theoretic…
A Postscript to Transgression with Nina Power
May 24 • 43 min
After getting some heat for our livestream together, Nina Power sat down with me in London to set the record straight on her political views. I spoke little and mostly let her riff. I’ve probably never spoken with anyone whose political ethic comes…
Cypherpunk Neoliberalism with Sonya Ellen Mann
Mar 26 • 89 min
Sonya Ellen Mann runs communications for the Zcash Foundation. Sonya’s a thinker and writer interested in economics, tribalism, and cypherpunk. We talk about the Pink Pill, cypherpunk, crypto, and anarcho-capitalism among other things. This was a fun,…
Frog Twitter, Self-Publishing, and #YangGang with Logo Daedalus
Mar 18 • 76 min
Logo Daedalus is a writer, best known on Twitter (@Logo_Daedalus). He has a new book out, called Selfie, Suicide: or Cairey Turnbull’s Blue Skiddoo. We talk about Logo’s politics, his experience self-publishing his book, Wyndham Lewis, and the rise of…
Hate Speech, Feminism, and Paganism with Nina Power and DC Miller
Mar 14 • 100 min
Nina Power is a philosopher and writer, and DC Miller is a writer best known for his opposition to the Shutdown LD50 campaign. This talk has become quite a scandal. In response to this talk, someone wrote a ridiculous Open Letter Concerning Nina…
The Rectification of Names with DC Miller: On Conservatives, Fascists, NRx and Free-Speech Leftism
Mar 8 • 74 min
DC Miller is a controversial but misunderstood person. He is a writer in London outcast from polite society after his opposition to the Shutdown LD50 campaign two years ago. I’ve talked with him enough to know he is not the evil caricature his enemies…
Acceleration, Adorno, JB Peterson, Catholicism
Feb 24 • 117 min
Reposted with permission from the Parallax Views podcast by JG Michaels. Find Parallax Views at @ViewsParallax and patreon.com/parallaxviews. How Justin got into academia… accelerationism… main players within the accelerationist milieu such as Nick Land…
Automated Reasoning, Gen Z Reaction, and Pacific Dialectical Materialism with Systemkei
Feb 20 • 70 min
I’m joined by @systemkei, who works in the field of Automated Reasoning and wrote the article “Pacific Dialectical Materialism:” http://debayou.net/pacific.html If you’d like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or…
Naked Academics, Crimethinc Anarchism, and the Resurrection of Christ
Feb 17 • 56 min
On the naked anti-Brexit academic lady, my fondness for youthful romantic insurrectionary anarchism, and my take on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ — are we really supposed to believe a guy died and rose from the dead? This was first recorded on…
Get Fired or Resign? — Ruling the Void — Lacan, Charlatan? — How to Pick a Major (Livestream Q&A)
Feb 14 • 65 min
This livestream took place the day after my hearing for “gross misconduct” was scheduled. On being fired vs. resigning — on ruling the void and the work of social scientists such as Peter Mair and Wolfgang Streeck — is Lacan a charlatan? — and…
Dominatrix E-Girl Christians (Christlover2000)
Feb 13 • 97 min
Christlover2000 is one half of the podcast Girls Chat. This conversation was first recorded as a livestream on Youtube. Big thanks to all the financial contributors who help to keep this running.
Urbit and Exit with Urbit Engineer Ted Blackman
Feb 5 • 138 min
Ted Blackman is a senior engineer at Urbit. Urbit is a mysterious tech startup founded by Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug. Ted kindly answered all my questions, and he dealt very graciously with my efforts to politicize everything.
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.
The Cultural Decay Rate, Traditional vs. Self-Publishing, and Talking to the Alt-Right with John David Ebert
Nov 2, 2018 • 102 min
John David Ebert is a cultural critic and the author of 26 books (with traditional publishers and self-published), including Art After Metaphysics, The New Media Invasion, The Age of Catastrophe and Dead Celebrities, Living Icons. You can support his…
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