we almost just died (and it was great, I think?)
On muddling through, faith, and the absurdity of pursuing a singular creative vision on the open market...A story about the past few months of Other Life (and the next...
The Rigor of Angels: Kant, Borges, & Heisenberg with William Egginton
I'm joined by author William Egginton to discuss his new book The Rigor of Angels. We talk Borges, Kant, and Heisenberg—and the big idea(s) they had in common. We disc...
Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano
We dissect the complex life of Ezra Pound, one of the most interesting and controversial poetic geniuses of the 20th century. You'll gain insight into: Why Pound was s...
Literary Outlaw: The Life of William S. Burroughs
A deep dive into the life of William S. Burroughs based on a close reading of Ted Morgan's 1988 biography, Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs....
John Kennedy Toole and A Confederacy of Dunces With Dan Baltic
We discuss the life and times of John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969), the influential author behind the classic novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. We're joined by independent ...
AI for Writers: Striking a Balance Between Automation and Humanity
Can artificial intelligence ever truly replace the human mind? In this thought-provoking episode, we explore the delicate balance between embracing AI's power for mech...
Ezra Pound: The Curse of Genius
Why do some incredibly talented individuals never reach their full potential? In today's episode, we dive into the fascinating life of Ezra Pound, a true genius in the...
Write for Yourself and Yourself Alone
In this episode, we explore the principle of writing for oneself and how many of history's greatest writers have operated on this principle. We discuss the importance ...
Vanishing Virility: Understanding the Modern Testosterone Crisis
Why do 22-year-olds today have the testosterone levels of 67-year-old men from the year 2000? Could it be because high testosterone activities and behaviors are increa...
Dr. Samuel Johnson: Hustler, Savage, Grifter, Great
Today we're looking at the life of Dr. Samuel Johnson, an eighteenth-century English critic who embodied the true spirit of self-reliance and perseverance. Despite fac...
Plato Uncovered: Building Influence in the Ancient and Modern World
What can the ancient philosopher Plato teach us about building a network and thriving in today's intellectual economy? I talk with Alex Petkas, a Princeton PhD in clas...
Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien with Paul Fortunato
Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien used consumer culture to create works of art. In this podcast, we try to draw some lessons from their lives. I'm joined by Paul Fortunat...
YouTube Radicalization is a Myth with Mark Ledwich
It's widely believed the YouTube algorithm radicalizes viewers but Mark's research puts this theory to rest. Researcher and longtime member of the Other Life community...
Virtue and Excellence: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics with Colin Redemer
Colin Redemer is a professor at Saint Mary's College of California and VP of the Davenant Institute.
Young Balzac: Disordered Knowledge, Strange Student
A story about childhood and the unjustified gall to believe in one's potential greatness.
From PhD to LandChad: Digital Sovereignty, Christianity, and IRLmaxxing with Luke Smith (Live at Mansion #3)
Luke Smith was a PhD student in linguistics before he grew his Youtube channel to 168,000 subscribers—with his unique perspectives on digital, financial, and mental so...
"360 Degree Conviction:" 10 Years of Counterculture with Asher Penn of Sex Magazine
How to persist on countercultural projects for the long haul.
Bad CEX: On FTX and SBF (with The Network Age podcast)
The downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried, why it matters, and what comes next
Alex Lee Moyer's War with Filmmaker Alex Lee Moyer
Alex Lee Moyer is the director of TFW NO GF and most recently Alex's War.
Deregulation and the State Arms-Race Into Cyberspace
Every sentence from Nick Land's Meltdown, one at a time. https://nicklandcourse.com
How the "Intellectual Dark Web" Ended with David Fuller
Now that we're past Peak Wokeness, has "heterodoxy" exhausted itself? That's the argument of David Fuller, co-founder of Rebel Wisdom, a popular but now retired media ...
The World's Best Crypto Investor Invested in Urbit with Joey Krug of Pantera Capital
Joey Krug is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital, the biggest crypto hedge fund in the world.
Insanely Bullish on Urbit With Uqbar Founder ~timluc-miptev
Timluc is a top Urbit engineer and founder of Uqbar, a zero-knowledge ETH Layer 2 built on Urbit.
The ESG Scam: Bitcoin, Indie Media, and Natural Gas with Marty Bent
Marty Bent is the founder of TFTC.io, a media company focused on Bitcoin and freedom in the digital age.
The Harvard Finance Bro Building an Urbit Network State in El Salvador
~Nilrun-mardux is co-host of The Network Age podcast and founder of AlephDAO, an early network state project on Urbit via El Salvador.
Charles Taylor and Paperclip Maximizers with Ellie Haine and Joe Edelman
Ellie Hain and Joe Edelman are itinerant thinkers designing a new kind of social movement.