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#13 – Vaush: The Failures of Capitalism, Political Discourse, & Culture Wars

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast Today my guest is Vaush, a self-described left-wing Youtuber known for his advocacy for libertarian market socialism and debates with other YouTubers. Our discussion centers heavily around 3 keys topics: the culture wars, our current political discourse, and capitalism–its failures, its strengths, and its alternatives (eg: anarcho-syndicalism). Vaush…

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#12 – Donovan & Jay: Does Free Will Exist? (Emergent Evolution vs Physics)

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast This week I sit down once again with my dear friends Jay Mutzafi and Donovan James, and then we have one of our favorite conversations: Does Free Will Exist? While I think we’re each empiricist who realize the science currently supports the notion that free will DOES NOT…

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#11 – Solo: Aggressive Activism & the Neuroscience Behind Why It Fails

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast I recently wrote an essay exploring “How Ideological Extremists Are Undermining Their Own Goals” and I thought for this episode I would try something a little different, exploring this essay as a solo podcast. The main focus of that essay (and therefore this episode) is dedicated to showcasing…

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#10 – Eric Kaufmann: “White Shift,” Populism, and Immigration

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast In this episode we sit down with Eric Kuafmann, a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London who commonly writes on the dynamics of demographic change. In this episode we discuss these ideas as they relate to his 2018 book White Shift, which explores how immigration…

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#9 – Colin Wright: Exploring Sex & Gender

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast In this episode, I’m joined by Colin Wright, who is an evolutionary biologist and the managing editor at Quillette–the online magazine dedicated to free thought. We discuss the sex and gender debate currently dominating much of social justice zeitgeist, which includes exploring the legal and cultural ramifications of…

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#8 – Donovan James: Randomly Selected Philosophical Questions

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast In this episode, my good friend Donovan returns to answer questions randomly selected from a list of philosophical questions we found online. This takes us on a meandering tour through topics such as self-deception, self-actualization, immortality, suffering vs meaning, religion’s place in the world, the downfall of human…

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#7 – John Vervaeke: Wisdom vs Foolishness Amongst a Meaning Crisis

Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcast In this episode, I’m joined by one of my favorite contemporary thinkers, John Vervaeke, a professor at the University of Toronto where he lectures on psychology, cognitive science, and Buddhism. John has a phenomenal series on Youtube called ‘Awakening From the Meaning Crisis,’ where he explores how science…

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#6 – Justin Murphy: The Intellectual Who Left Academia for the Internet

(Originally recorded in the Spring of 2020) In this episode we sit down with social scientist and political theorist, Justin Murphy, who spent five years as a lecturer at the University of Southampton before realizing that academia was ironically stifling his ability to be a truly creative and productive freethinker. Upon this realization, he set…

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#5 – Aella: Awkward Social Dynamics, Authenticity, & Enlightenment

(Originally recorded in the Spring of 2020) On this episode, we’re joined by Aella, previously one of the world’s top-paid cam girls who is now a prominent figure in the online intellectual community. We enjoy an incredibly playful conversation surrounding her background, social dynamics, authenticity, and enlightenment. Follow Aellas work via her website Knowingless and…

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#4 – Erik Davis: Psychedelics, Coronavirus, & Post-Religion Spirituality

(Originally recorded in the Spring of 2020) On this episode I’m joined by the ever-articulate scholar, Erik Davis, who wrote one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time: Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (seriously, it’s remarkable). Erik also recently released a new book, High Weirdness, that explores the psychedelic…

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