49 episodes of Outsider Theory since the first episode, which aired on January 31st, 2021.
Lockdown Literature with Tim Abrahams
May 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 52 secs
confinement, covid, domesticity, fiction, incarceration, isolation, literature, lockdown
Architecture writer and publisher Tim Abrahams joins me to discuss his anthology of lockdown literature, "The Machine Book of Weird."
Disabling Medicine: Daniel Hadas with Medical Nemesis
April 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
covid, iatrogenesis, ivan illich, medicine, public health, vaccines
Guest host Daniel Hadas interviews Medical Nemesis on covid, Illich, industrialized medicine and thought, and more.
The Psychopolitics of Masturbation with Matthew Crawford
March 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 37 mins
christopher lasch, fascism, frankfurt school, masculinity, masturbation, psychoanalysis, theodor adorno, wilhelm reich
Matthew Crawford joins me to discuss the sexual revolution, the politics of masturbation, Wilhelm Reich, the Frankfurt School, masculinity, the therapeutic state, and more.
The Automation of Midwittery with Brian Chau
February 3rd, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
artificial intelligence, bias, chatgpt, ideology, technology, wokeness
Brian Chau returns to Outsider Theory to discuss ChatGPT's woke catechism.
Exiting the Vampires' Campus with Blaise Bayno
December 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 19 mins
academia, biopolitics, covid, critical theory, propaganda, theory
I discuss academic fecklessness and propaganda with former critical theory PhD student Blaise Bayno.
Universal Basic MKUltra with Psyop Cinema
October 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
assassin, catcher in the rye, charles manson, cia, counterculture, cultural engineering, hollywood, mark david chapman, mind control, mkultra, serial killer
Thomas and Brett from Psyop Cinema join me to discuss Hollywood and cultural engineering.
The Rule of Midwits with Brian Chau
August 31st, 2022 | 1 hr 41 mins
blake masters, curtis yarvin, decentralization, institutions, jd vance, midwits, peter thiel, right-wing aesthetics, sorting mechanisms, universities, william f. buckley
Brian Chau joins me to discuss institutions and why midwits rule them, decentralization, sorting mechanisms, right-wing aesthetics, Curtis Yarvin, William F. Buckley, and more.
RIP Reality with Jon Askonas
July 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 35 mins
adbusters, consensus reality, fake news, jon stewart, kalle lasn, marshall mcluhan, media theory, reality, stephen colbert, television, the internet
Jon Askonas joins me to discuss his ongoing series of essays, "Reality: A Post-Mortem."
The Great Debasement with Alice Gribbin
June 10th, 2022 | 2 hrs 5 mins
art, censorship, culture, institutions, john berger, literature, museums, poetry, propaganda
Alice Gribbin joins me to discuss her recent essay in Tablet, "The Great Debasement," on the recent ideological transformation of our major cultural institutions.
Right Critical Theory with Jacob Siegel
May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 45 mins
blake masters, critical theory, elon musk, frankfurt school, herbert marcuse, jd vance, paul gottfried, paul piccone, peter thiel, samuel francis, telos
Jacob Siegel joins me to discuss the rightward trajectory of certain insights of critical theory, especially in light of the history of the journal Telos and its founder and editor, Paul Piccone.
Theorizing the Culture War with Michael Cuenco
April 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 50 mins
culture war, elites, george orwell, james burnham, marshall mcluhan, post-literate epistemology, postmaterialism, ronald inglehart
Writer and policy researcher Michael Cuenco joins me to discuss his recent American Affairs essay "'Victory is not Possible': a Theory of the Culture War," and two related essays.
Subversive Mobility vs Academic Orthodoxy with Jacob Shell
April 4th, 2022 | 2 hrs 19 mins
academia, biopolitics, de-growth, elephants, environmentalism, geography, infrastructure, ivan illich, marxism, mobility, transportation
Geographer Jacob Shell joins me to discuss the Canadian trucker convoy in light of his research on "subversive mobility," how academic radicals became establishment apologists, plus pipelines, Ivan Illich, de-growth, elephants, and more.
A Critique of "The Dawn of Everything" with Sam Biagetti
March 21st, 2022 | 3 hrs 3 mins
david graeber, david wengrow, dawn of everything, human origins, noble savage, rousseau, social evolution
Sam Biagetti of Historiansplaining podcast joins me to discuss David Graber and David Wengrow's "The Dawn of Everything."
The Invention of Symbology; or, Dan Brown, Part 2 (Angels and Demons & The Da Vinci Code) with Pseud Dionysius MPH
February 27th, 2022 | 3 hrs 6 mins
angels and demons, bloodlines, da vinci code, dan brown, institutions, opus dei, pierre plantard, priory of sion, robert langdon, secret societies, security state, semiotics, succession, symbology, the holy blood and the holy grail
Pseud Dionysius MPH returns for an epic exploration of Dan Brown's turn from post-Cold War techno-thrillers to a new sort of novel, centered around the adventures of Harvard professor Robert Langdon, and of the persistent themes of Brown's writing: institutional crisis, elite succession, secrecy and revelation, and the need to restabilize knowledge.
The Road to Wigan Pier with Angela Nagle
February 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 45 mins
capitalism, communism, futurism, george orwell, industrialization, progress, socialism, the left, unemployment
Angela Nagle returns to discuss George Orwell's 1937 book "The Road to Wigan Pier" and its many contemporary resonances.
HR-Karenism and its Enemies with Malcolm Kyeyune
February 6th, 2022 | 2 hrs 31 mins
canadian trucker convoy, class conflict, covid-19, elite overproduction, meritocracy, misinformation, populism, professional-managerial class, vaccine mandates
Malcolm Kyeyune joins me to map out the contours of class conflict today.