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.
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.
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.
July 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
aesthetics, art, beauty, criticism, dave hickey, institutions, las vegas, populism, robert mapplethorpe
Daniel Oppenheimer joins me to discuss his new book on the legendary art critic Dave Hickey, "Far From Respectable."