#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 his focus on online content creation. This resulted in a very active presence on Twitter, as well as a Youtube channel, a podcast, a book about French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and now an exclusive and burgeoning online community specifically created for independent and ambitious thinkers.

Our conversation in this podcast deals heavily with this journey of Justin’s, his thoughts on the pros and cons of academia for the young and ambitious, as well as the many lessons he’s learned along the way. If you’re looking to get insight into what works and doesn’t work in the world of online content creation, especially for intellectuals, then this might be one for you.

Find Justin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jmrphy.

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Hosted & Produced by: Steven Parton