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119: IAN MACKAYE or THE FREE SPACE OF PUNK
Aug 4 • 84 min
I talk with legendary musician, Fugazi/The Evens/Coriky frontman, archivist, and founder of Dischord Records, Ian MacKaye about punk as folk music, spirituality, and the finding peace.
118: PHIL LEGARD or LANDSCAPES OF MAGICK AND SOUND
Jul 28 • 111 min
I talk with musician, occult scholar, and author, Phil Legard about evoking landscapes with magical music + the trouble with summoning demons.
117: MICHAEL BROOKS or THE SPIRITUAL VALUES OF THE LEFT (repost of AEWCH 80)
Jul 21 • 56 min
I talk with host of The Michael Brooks Show and author of Against The Web, Michael Brooks, about spirituality and the left. This is a repost of AEWCH 80, in honor of Michael. He died on July 20, 2020, at age 37.
116: ARE THORESEN or DEMONOLOGY & NOTHINGNESS
Jul 7 • 96 min
I talk with author, veterinarian, Christian occultist, and acupuncturist Are Thoresen about demons, the Nothingness of Christ, and more. Deep dive.
115: JOANNE MCNEIL or THE INNER EXPERIENCE OF THE INTERNET
Jun 30 • 99 min
I talk with cultural critic and internet historian, Joanne McNeil, whose amazing book, Lurking: How A Person Became A User details the internet from a user’s perspective.
114: WENDY LIU or AGAINST TECHNOCRACY
Jun 23 • 84 min
I talk with author of Abolish Silicon Valley & former software engineer/startup founder, Wendy Liu, about the many and horrible problems of tech.
113: DUNCAN LAURIE or THE UN-SCIENCE OF RADIONICS
Jun 17 • 75 min
I talk about the intersection of tech, art, magic, and the self with legendary artist/occult-tech pioneer Duncan Laurie!
112: PETER BEBERGAL or OCCULT TECHNOLOGY
Jun 7 • 92 min
I talk with writer and rogue theologian Peter Bebergal about the urgent need to view tech from an occult persopective.
111: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTORS
Jun 2 • 41 min
I talk about why we need a global solidarity movement with protestors and what obstacles and perspectives are available to us now.
110: JOHN BLOOM & CONOR MCCABE or REINVENTING MONEY & ECONOMY
May 26 • 109 min
I talk with two incredible economic thinkers and activists, John Bloom (of RSF Social Finance) and Conor McCabe (his second appearance on the show, his first was on AEWCH 76!) in plain language about how we need to think about the economy as we emerge…
109: STEPHEN MALKMUS or PHILOSOPHY, PAVEMENT, AND DELEUZE
May 12 • 90 min
I talk with legendary and real musician Stephen Malkmus about the clashes between philosophy & art, Deleuze & Guattari, and a whole lot more. What a dream come true, friends.
108: FROM GLOBAL CRISIS TO UTOPIA
Apr 28 • 40 min
I talk about how to move from the crisis towards a utopia; using philosophy, occultism, breathing, and activism.
107: SREĆKO HORVAT or DEMYTHOLOGIZING (AND RE-MYTHOLOGIZING) THE CRISIS
Apr 21 • 102 min
I talk with Srećko Horvat - author, philosopher, and cofounder of of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) - about the myths of our current crisis, how to break free from them, and why the occult matters for leftist politics.
106: SOPHIE LEWIS or FAMILIES, QUARANTINES, AND WITCHES
Apr 14 • 116 min
I talk with Sophie Lewis - family abolitionist, water-theorist, and author of Full Surrogacy Now - about magic, politics, and why “stay the f**k at home” is not enough.
105: MARK O’CONNELL or WHY WE WANT AN APOCALYPSE
Apr 7 • 71 min
I talk with Mark O’Connell, author of Notes From An Apocalypse, and To Be A Machine, about how apocalypses fulfill our fantasies, how tech culture is tangled up in apocalypses, and why doomsday prepping doesn’t work.
104: LIZ NUGENT or THE KIND OF DEATH WE WANT TO READ ABOUT
Mar 31 • 80 min
I talk with crime writer Liz Nugent about death and comfort, murder and dysmorphia.
103: GORDON WHITE or MAGIC, POLITICS, SPIRITS, AND PANDEMICS
Mar 24 • 91 min
I talk with Rune Soup host, magician, and author Gordon White about the importance of spirits in our strange new moment.
102: KATE LISTER (AKA @WHORESOFYORE) or THE ARCHIVE OR DESIRES
Mar 10 • 92 min
I talk with Kate Lister, the historian behind the ingenious Whores Of Yore account, and author of The Curious History Of Sex, about…well, what else?
101: KATHERINE ANGEL or THE TROUBLE WITH CONSENT
Mar 3 • 95 min
I talk with author and intellectual Katherine Angel (Unmastered & Daddy Issues) about the problems with consent, and why we need uncertainty in our politics.
100: (HOW TO WRITE) AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF IDEAS
Feb 27 • 60 min
I celebrate the 100th episode of AEWCH (!) by tracing the history of of ideas in my life, and I show you how to do the same.
99: DAVID GRAEBER or SUPERNATURAL POLITICS
Feb 11 • 78 min
I talk with anthropologist, activist, and prolific writer David Graeber (Debt: The First 5000 Years, On Kings, etc.) about the spiritual currents that run through the political realm.
98: THOMAS WATERS or THE VICTIMS OF WITCHCRAFT & THE WITCHCRAFT OF VICTIMS
Feb 4 • 93 min
I’m joined by witchcraft and magic scholar, Dr. Thomas Waters (Imperial College, London), to talk about misconceptions about witchcraft, why we should take victims of witchcraft seriously, and his excellent book, Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft…
97: DIANA YOUNG-PEAK or THE GREATEST STRIPPER OCCULT PRIESTESS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
Jan 21 • 93 min
I talk religion, gods, and initiation with my friend; the priestess of the Church Of The Living Christ, Order Of Melchizedek, Diana Young-Peak.
96: CAELAINN HOGAN or THE CHURCH AS HUMAN TRAFFICKER
Jan 14 • 81 min
I talk with journalist Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic Of Shame, about the mother-baby-homes in Ireland, the mass graves of children that died in them, and what to do with complex issues of oppression and power.
95: MAGGIE NELSON or CONSTELLATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND COMPASSION
Jan 7 • 108 min
I talk with legendary writer and intellectual Maggie Nelson about…well, everything. But especially art and violence, compassion and algorithms, aging and desire. It’s a wide-ranging and profound conversation.
94: WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN 2020
Dec 31, 2019 • 46 min
I talk about the bad (mostly online) politics of the last decade and why we don’t need them anymore. This is part of a three part series of me talking 2019/2020 - the first of which appears on The Duncan Trusell Family Hour, the third appears on Rune Soup!
93: SARAH MARIA GRIFFIN or THE DARK IMAGINATION
Dec 10, 2019 • 83 min
I talk with dark young adult and fantasy writer Sarah Maria Griffin about magic, the paranormal, violence in art, and a WHOLE LOT of David Lynch.
92: THE ORIGINS OF SEX or LIFE SUPERLIVES
Dec 3, 2019 • 39 min
A solo ep inspired by Lynn Margulis (from AEWCH 91) and philosopher Michel Serres, in which I look at scientific theories of the origins of sex and what they can tell us about ourselves today!
91: LYNN MARGULIS or SYMBIOSIS, GAIA, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Nov 19, 2019 • 123 min
Lynn Margulis - geoscientist and biologist - was the most important thinker of the past 50 years. In this, the last recorded conversation with her before her death in 2011, we talk about symbiosis, Gaia, and why other biologists have such a hard time…
90: AMANDA PALMER or WE ARE ALL HERE FOR EACH OTHER
Nov 12, 2019 • 89 min
I talk with musician, TED Talker, Dresden Doll, and activist, Amanda Palmer about interconnectedness, memory, dissonance, and compassion.
89: BRIAN O’CONNOR or ADORNO & WHY NOT TO FEEL BAD ABOUT DOING NOTHING
Nov 5, 2019 • 83 min
I talk with Brian O’Connor - philosopher of idleness and Adorno scholar - about why we shouldn’t feel bad about being leisurely, lazy comrades, and about why self-improvement is a capitalist trap.
88: JOHNNY HAZZARD or A PORTRAIT OF THE (P*RN) ARTIST AS YOUNG MAN
Oct 29, 2019 • 62 min
In my first ep with another gay performer, I talk with one-time scene partner Johnny Hazzard! We present a picture of our era in “the industry,” with all of its benefits and pitfalls.
87: UNA MULLALLY or DESTROYING NEOLIBERALISM FROM THE GROUND UP
Oct 23, 2019 • 106 min
I talk with journalist, activist, and podcaster Una Mullally about how to cultivate our selves, our sense of the past, and our connection with place to destroy neoliberalism and capitalism. It’s such a good one, folks.
86: KEVIN BARRY or WITCH FICTION, FAIRY FICTION
Oct 8, 2019 • 66 min
I talk with one of the greatest living writers, Kevin Barry, about witches, fairies, violence, and Ireland. Plus Kevin reads his amazing story, “A Cruelty”.
85: ABOLISH WORK (repost of AEWCH 3)
Oct 1, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode, I talk about how having a job is deadening and deadly, and why we need to do away with work all together.
84: JOANNA WALSH or DIGITAL INTIMACY & EMOTIONAL LOGIC PROBLEMS
Sep 24, 2019 • 83 min
I talk with writer and theorist Joanna Walsh about the ways we relate (and don’t relate now). Joanna also reads her amazing short story, “Vagues” from her collection, Vertigo.
83: FRANCO “BIFO” BERARDI or HOW TO BREATHE IN THE APOCALYPSE
Sep 17, 2019 • 79 min
I talk with one of the most important philosophers of our time, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, about the end of political resistance, poetry, meditation, magic, capitalism, socialism…really, you name it and we go there.
82: DESTROY NATURE BEFORE IT DESTROYS US (repost of AEWCH 22)
Aug 27, 2019 • 34 min
A repost of AEWCH 22, where I talk shit about nature for, I think, urgent reasons. The ep features a new intro and a bit on my upcoming project.
81: PADRAIG Ó TUAMA or THE LONELINESS OF GOD
Aug 20, 2019 • 84 min
I talk with peacemaker, theologian, and writer Padraig Ó Tuama about God, loneliness, walking away from power, and All Star Superman.
80: MICHAEL BROOKS or THE SPIRITUAL VALUES OF THE LEFT
Aug 13, 2019 • 57 min
I talk with the host of The Michael Brooks Report…you guessed it, Michael Brooks! Michael and I cover a lot of ground, but stay close top the topic of spirituality and the left, and why spiritual values have been the site of leftist suspicion for a long…
79: BILLY BRAGG or A SOCIALISM OF THE HEART
Aug 6, 2019 • 77 min
I talk to music legend, political rock star, and one of my heroes, Billy Bragg about the three dimensions of freedom: liberty, equality, and accountability. We also talk flat earthers, Marianne Williamson, the Billy Bragg songs I used to sing to my…
78: CARLO GÉBLER or AESOP’S FABLES vs EMPIRE
Jul 30, 2019 • 58 min
I talk how Aesop’s fables fight empire with legendary Irish author Carlo Gébler! Talking animals versus Trump? The Frogs Who Demanded A King? The occult vs mythology? Lacan+Owen Barfield+Denis Johnson? It’s all in here!
AS13: HOW TO READ A BOOK A DAY, EVERY DAY
Jul 20, 2019 • 17 min
Yes, it’s true, I sometimes go on benders and read a book a day. Would you like to, too? Here are my 11 tips on how!
77: CAITLIN DOUGHTY or HOW TO DIE (AND HOW TO NOT BURN OUT AS AN ACTIVIST)
Jul 16, 2019 • 95 min
Me & Caitlin Doughty talk about how to do public intellectualism without burning out, why culture has a problem with even healthy relationships with death, my dead friend Jake.
76: CONOR McCABE or WHAT IS MONEY? WHAT IS CAPITALISM?
Jul 9, 2019 • 77 min
What IS money, anyway? And why is it so bound up with capitalism? I talk with writer (Money, Sins Of The Father), activist, and researcher Conor McCabe about the history and experiential dimensions of money and capitalism.
75: PETE HOLMES or SEEING THE SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE
Jul 2, 2019 • 94 min
Me & comedian/writer/podcaster Pete Holmes do a spiritual experiment, talk Ram Dass, social responsibility, and God. Love this ep.
74: ANDREA LAWLOR or QUEER NON-BINARY SEX REVOLUTION NOW!
Jun 18, 2019 • 79 min
I hang with Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl, to discuss literally every queer thing and person ever. It is a mind blowing conversation and I loved every second.
AS12: THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE
Jun 16, 2019 • 21 min
A short episode on why Ulysses should matter to occultists, esotericists, anarchists, and anyone into magic! Happy Bloomsday 2019, everyone!
73: D.A. POWELL or THE QUEER ESOTERIC POWER OF POETRY
Jun 11, 2019 • 82 min
On one of my favorite ever episodes, I talk with poet D.A. Powell (Doug) about the powers of poetry and how they are both occult and queer powers. Doug also reads a few of his poems, and it’s just an amazing time all around. So excited to share this with…
72: SINÉAD GLEESON or THE POLITICS, SPIRIT, AND CULTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Jun 4, 2019 • 62 min
I talk with Irish literary giant Sinéad Gleeson about ghosts, blood, bodies, and feminism.
71: TREATMENT AS METAPHOR
May 21, 2019 • 34 min
I talk about Susan Sontag, my mom, and cancer - including my own cancer diagnosis back in 2007; and how we conceive of treatment and illness in our culture. This episode is dedicated to my mom, who died of cancer in May of 2001, just after Mother’s Day.
70: TODD McGOWAN & PETER ROLLINS or PSYCHOANALYSIS vs THE LEFT
May 14, 2019 • 78 min
The first AEWCH live event featuring me talking with philosopher/theologian Peter Rollins & psychoanalytic critic/film studies prof Todd McGowan! Lacan vs Deleuze, Peterson vs Zizek, Psychoanalysis vs the Left! Recorded live in front of a studio audience…
69: HEATHER BERG & SOVEREIGN SYRE or PORN WORK IS WORK
May 7, 2019 • 55 min
I talk about the labor and sexual politics of adult performance with gender studies professor Dr. Heather Berg and writer/performer Sovereign Syre!
68: LISA ROMERO or AN OCCULT PICTURE OF SEXUALITY
Apr 30, 2019 • 91 min
Author & occult teacher Lisa Romero joins me to discuss what a spiritual view of sex and sexuality look like. This one goes DEEP, friends!
67: DANIEL JOSEPH or WHY CHRISTIAN OCCULTISM MATTERS
Apr 16, 2019 • 79 min
Daniel Joseph joins me for an in-depth conversation about Christian esotericism via the teachings of Cypriot healer and mystic, Daskalos.
66: DUNCAN TRUSSELL or LET’S IMAGINE UTOPIA TOGETHER
Apr 9, 2019 • 99 min
Duncan Trussell re-enters the psychomanteum with me to envision utopia and talk about how we should become Gandalf or sexually fantasize about colors.
65: ABBY MARTIN & MIKE PRYSNER or 5 MUST-HAVES FOR A MORAL POLITICAL COMPASS
Apr 2, 2019 • 91 min
I’m joined by political journalists Abby Martin and Mike Prysner (The Empire Files) to identify and discuss how to create a moral political compass. We come up with 5 points: 1. Have a big container. 2. Find your lines in the sand, and beyond that, seek…
64: LAURIE PENNY or CREATING AN ETHICS OF CONSENT
Mar 27, 2019 • 63 min
I talk with feminist writer and icon Laurie Penny about why consent is not enough, her new show with Joss Whedon, and whether or not Freud was right about childhood abuse.
63: PANTI BLISS or HOW TO RESIST WHEN GAY & DRAG GO MAINSTREAM
Mar 19, 2019 • 73 min
I talk with legendary drag performer and queen ofd Ireland, Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) about what to do when your radical resistance becomes accepted by the mainstream.
AS11: Why Do Mass Shootings Happen? (Repost of AEWCH 11: Shoot To Live)
Mar 16, 2019 • 26 min
Repost of AEWCH 11, about mass shootings and why they’re happening so often in our time. I felt it only appropriate to redirect attention to this episode. I hope this episode helps frame recent events.
62: WHAT IS THE OCCULT? (AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?)
Mar 11, 2019 • 29 min
Special solo episode of AEWCH in which I give my definitions of something I talk about all the time: the occult! I also give you an easy occult exercise so you can get on board with the crazy nonsense I’m going on about.
61: SARA GRAN or MYSTERY, MURDER, AND EVIL
Mar 5, 2019 • 91 min
Conner talks with mystery and horror author Sara Gran about mysteries, psychoanalysis, the nature of evil, and why we love murder so much.
AS10: Sex Workers vs The (Irish) Media
Mar 2, 2019 • 29 min
I talk about how great Ireland is, and also tell a story about how not-so-great the media is for sex workers.
60: PATTY SCHEMEL or PUNK, ADDICTION, AND DRUMS
Feb 18, 2019 • 65 min
Memoirist and Hole drummer Patty Schemel talk about 1990s music, the intensities of addiction, misogyny in punk, and more.
AS9: Why Wilhelm Reich Matters Now More Than Ever
Feb 16, 2019 • 30 min
Continuing on from the latest episode of AEWCH, I talk about why Wilhelm Reich is so important in our moment, and also why Robert Anton Wilson didn’t really help me understand him.
59: JAMES STRICK or (RE)INTRODUCTION TO WILHELM REICH
Feb 12, 2019 • 90 min
All about psychoanalyst-scientist-revolutionary Wilhelm Reich with historian of science, Dr. James Strick!
58: PHIL HAY or THE STATE OF MOVIES 2019
Feb 5, 2019 • 88 min
I talk with Destroyer & The Invitation screenwriter, Phil Hay, about the State of Movies, 2019!
AS8: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It
Jan 25, 2019 • 29 min
An Against Saturdays episode recorded in my slightly echoey Dublin apartment: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It
57: MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE or THE STATE OF QUEER 2019
Jan 21, 2019 • 81 min
I speak with author, editor, and queer legend Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about all things queer in the past and future. We discuss the failures of gay marriage and truvada, the trans military ban, masculinity, and why old ways of belonging need to die.…
AS7: 3 Perspectives On Sex
Jan 18, 2019 • 19 min
I tell you 3 of my fundamental ideas about sex. A special Friday version of Against Saturdays to remind you to sign up for my online event GOD SEX DEATH with Caitlin Doughty and Peter Rollins on Sunday, 1/20! Details at connerhabib.com
56: DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE or THE STATE OF SEXUALITY 2019
Jan 15, 2019 • 113 min
I’m joined by sexologist, author, and radio show host Dr. Chris Donaghue to talk The State of Sexuality 2019! We talk about desire shaming, how our identities shape our experiences, body positivity, why “problematic” content in prn isn’t problematic in…
AS6: Why are all gay men conservatives?
Jan 12, 2019 • 17 min
I talk about how that dumb New York Times article on gay conservatives is an extension of homophobia, and what kind of articles we DO need about gay men.
55: PETER ROLLINS or THE STATE OF PHILOSOPHY 2019
Jan 8, 2019 • 104 min
I talk with philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins about the state of philosophy in 2019, including the psychoanalytic philosophers, the Jordan Peterson thing, Peter Sloterdijk, and more!
AS5: A Brief Occult Consideration Of Death
Jan 5, 2019 • 20 min
54: CONNER’S NEW YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT
Jan 1, 2019 • 24 min
On AEWCH 54, I make an announcement, and also tell you about my new online course with Caitlin Doughty & Peter Rollins, God Sex Death - coming January 20th, which you can buy tickets to on connerhabib.com
AS4: Conner’s 2018
Dec 29, 2018 • 19 min
I talk about my 2018 and give you some recommendations. It’s a pretty simple year end round up deal, but I think you’ll like the recs. So enjoy it, friends!
53: JIMMY DORE or THE GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS
Dec 27, 2018 • 74 min
I do a political state of the world with Jimmy Dore, commentator, host of The Jimmy Dore Show, and stand up comedian. Jimmy and I talk about fake news, the problems that led up to Trump and that will remain after him, and the need for asking basic…
AS3: The Occult Significance of Christmas
Dec 22, 2018 • 18 min
On this Against Saturdays ep, I talk about the occult dimensions of Christmas that we should - and should not - consider; and how they affect all of us, Christian or not.
52: DANIELE BOLELLI or THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A REBEL HISTORIAN PODCASTER
Dec 18, 2018 • 82 min
I talk with History On Fire host, historian & martial artist Daniele Bolelli, about how history works, how so many of we podcasters are connected through Joe Rogan, and the problem with identity.
AS2: Why do leftists struggle with sex work?
Dec 15, 2018 • 27 min
51: LEXI ALEXANDER or DANGEROUS ARABS IN HOLLYWOOD
Dec 12, 2018 • 103 min
I talk with cult film director Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone & Green Street Hooligans) about Arabness in Hollywood, activism, age of consent laws, and violence! NOTE: There’s a little sound glitch that you can fix if you turn up the treble. Support…
AS1: The Left vs Witches
Dec 8, 2018 • 29 min
The first Against Saturday episode! On this solo ep, I talk about why the left bungles its discussions about witchcraft and the occult so often. Against Saturday episodes are more casual, solo episodes that feature me talking about ideas I’m developing,…
50: MONA ELTAHAWY or HOW TO DESTROY THE PATRIARCHY
Dec 4, 2018 • 129 min
I talk with Muslim feminist author and radical Mona Eltahawy about the urgent task of destroying patriarchy, how we survived and transformed our assaults, bodily autonomy, anarchism and more. This is my favorite episode of AEWCH ever, and articulates so…
49: MALCOLM HARRIS or WHY ALL MILLENNIALS SHOULD BE MARXISTS
Nov 27, 2018 • 68 min
I talk with writer and Marxist Malcolm Harris (Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials) about how millennials emerged into total hardship that everyone blames them for, why education is exploitative, and what tactics we need to cultivate to fight…
48: GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER or FIGHTING OPPRESSION IS THE MOST HUMAN THING OF ALL
Nov 20, 2018 • 68 min
George Ciccariello-Maher - scholar, activist, writer, and Marxist - and I talk about dialectics, solidarity, and why socialism is incomplete without anti-imperialism. It’s a great, fast-paced, and deep conversation.
Why AEWCH? The Thank You Episode
Nov 16, 2018 • 28 min
I thank y’all, talk about the trials of adult work, why I started the podcast, and what’s around the corner for AEWCH and patreon!
47: TODD MCGOWAN or THE (URGENT!) POLITICAL PROJECT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
Nov 9, 2018 • 88 min
Psychoanalytic theorist Todd McGowan is one of my favorite thinkers, so I’m so happy to share this episode with you. We break down psychoanalytic terms, and discuss why it is needed in today’s political climate!
46: DANA & GREG NEWKIRK or PEOPLE WHO HAUNT THEIR OWN HOUSES
Oct 31, 2018 • 69 min
Paranormal investigators Dana & Greg Newkirk hang out to discuss haunted objects, curiosity vs fear of ghosts, the conservatism of paranormal fans, and more!
45: BEN CHASNY (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE) or OCCULT VIBRATIONS
Oct 17, 2018 • 84 min
Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and I discuss the occult properties of music and investigate, with his guitar, Rudolf Steiner’s thoughts on it. He also plays a bunch of songs, including a new song, “Pilar.”
44: KELLY LINK & JORDY ROSENBERG or A VAMPIRE IS A THEORY
Oct 9, 2018 • 81 min
I talk with MacCarthur fellow Kelly Link + new novelist & scholar Jordy Rosenberg about patterns, politics, and theories in fantastic and speculative fiction. This is one of my favorite conversations ever!
43: TIM KINSELLA or UTOPIAN OCCULTIST ART DISRUPTION
Oct 2, 2018 • 73 min
Conner and one of his heroes, Joan of Arc/Cap’n Jazz frontman Tim Kinsella, talk music, the occult, and creativity!
42: STEPHEN KERN or THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF TIME AND SPACE
Sep 25, 2018 • 83 min
I talk with historian, literary theorist, and professor Stephen Kern about time, space, phenomenology, and love.
41: THE NEW ERA OF PUBLIC PRIVACY or OUR LIVES ARE FOOD
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
On this solo episode of AEWCH I talk about privacy and secrecy, how “invasion of privacy” is another name for “extraction of labor,” why we need to smash out cognitive dissonance around those concepts, and what I learned about all of this from being an…
40: ZACHARY SCHOMBURG or POETRY IS SCARY?
Sep 4, 2018 • 61 min
Poet Zachary Schomburg and I meet in an old bakery to talk all about poetry, violence, darkness, and psychoanalysis. Plus Zach reads poems from his books; Hear Oars; and Scary, No Scary.
39: RABIH ALAMEDDINE or LITERATURE, RECKONING, AND THE MORALITY OF MEMORY
Aug 21, 2018 • 54 min
I talk with fiction writer and National Book Award nominee Rabih Alameddine about art’s responsibilities in the world, AIDS, and JM Coetzee. It’s a lot of fun.
38: MISSY MARTINEZ or HOW TO ADULT
Aug 13, 2018 • 75 min
I hang out with adult performer Missy Martinez and talk shop.
37: DREW DROEGE or GAY HEXES AND LOUD NOISES
Jul 31, 2018 • 80 min
I talk with the funniest person I know, comedian and playwright Drew Droege, about gay marriage, Nanette, Pennsylvania Dutch occultism, and Batmania.
36: HASAN PIKER or BULLIES, TANKIES, AND HEDONISM
Jul 24, 2018 • 78 min
I talk with Young Turks star Hasan Piker about bullying, the hyper-regulation of culture, and what we can do to improve the world.
35: JAMES ADOMIAN or HOW WERE YOU RADICALIZED?
Jul 11, 2018 • 98 min
I probably laugh more in this episode with my pal, comedian James Adomian, than I have in any other episode. We talk the problems with gay Pride, how James came to care about politics, whether or not impressions are protection, if it’s okay to watch Woody…
34: ARE BODIES OUR SELVES? or HOW SEX CONFRONTS MATERIALISM
Jul 3, 2018 • 32 min
On this solo episode, I center sex and sexuality to pit desire against arousal and show how how materialism falls apart under pressure.