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Two Guys One Book: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Part 1)

Two Guys One Book

In this episode, we have our first discussion of Infinite Jest. We discuss the problem of mass entertainment, how Wallace’s world is different from our world, the difference between books and movies, and much more.Two Guys One Book is now in podcast form! It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider subscribing directly to our feed so you get updates in your podcast catcher whenever a new podcast goes live!You can also watch the video here: Subscribe at maxchapin.substack.com

58mins

3 Oct 2021

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Two Guys One Book: Oblivion by David Foster Wallace

Two Guys One Book

In this episode, we discuss Oblivion, the problem of fraudulence, the possibility of sincerity in the modern world, DFW’s complexity, and much more.Two Guys One Book is now in podcast form! It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider subscribing directly to our feed so you get updates in your podcast catcher whenever a new podcast goes live!You can also watch the video here: Subscribe at maxchapin.substack.com

1hr 25mins

29 Aug 2021

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6. David Foster Wallace on The Ethics of Eating Animals

Unpacking Ideas

In this episode we discuss David Foster Wallace's 2004 essay "Consider the Lobster." The essay explores -The strange history of eating lobster in America -How the language we use influences the way we think about animals -How future generations might look at the way we currently treat animals Host: Zach Stehura zachstehura.com  Guests: Danny Jimenez & Manny Caride thevegangents.com (Dozens of easy, nutritious, and delicious vegan recipes!) Theme Music: Polyenso listen here

1hr 24mins

11 Aug 2021

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Episode 1 - Tex Gresham. David Foster Wallace. "Incarnations of Burned Children".

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Tex Gresham and I discuss the short story "Incarnations of Burned Children" by David Foster Wallace. I drink a double IPA. Tex drinks tequila with jalapeno lemonade. 

34mins

11 May 2021

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Sacred and Profane Love Episode 32: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace

Sacred and Profane Love

In this episode, I am joined by one of the founding editors of The Point, Jon Baskin, to discuss the prospects of philosophical literary criticism and how we can apply such criticism to the fiction of David Foster Wallace.  Baskin elaborates his ideas in a book I highly recommend, Ordinary Unhappiness: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace.  Jon and I discuss Wittgenstein, Iris Murdoch, Stanley Cavell, Robert Pippin, and of course, David Foster Wallace.  I hope you enjoy our conversation.

1hr 23mins

16 Mar 2021

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Sacred and Profane Love Episode 32: The Therapeutic Fiction of David Foster Wallace

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1hr 23mins

16 Mar 2021

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Episode 58 - Discussing David Foster Wallace with Chris Via of Leaf by Leaf

Concavity Show

In Episode 58, Dave and Matt are joined by YouTube creator Chris Via of the Leaf by Leaf book review/discussion channel. A special surprise guest also makes an appearance that was about impossible to seamlessly edit out!  We discuss Chris' excellent book channel's origins, primary preoccupations, Chris' recent re-read of Infinite Jest, the joy of reading, and a host of other great books and authors.  Show Notes: Leaf by Leaf Homepage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZAGMLh7Gh38MjmHeHDTnzw Chris' Infinite Jest video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOcMmriW0xQ&t=2403s Leaf by Leaf Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leafbyleaf_official/?hl=en Leaf by Leaf Twitter - https://twitter.com/leafbyleafvlog?lang=en Growing Sentences with David Foster Wallace - https://kottke.org/09/03/growing-sentences-with-david-foster-wallace Contact Matt and Dave:  Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConcavityShow Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/concavityshow/ Email - concavityshow@gmail.com Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/concavityshow Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/concavityshow/

1hr 40mins

1 Mar 2021

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Infinite Jest and David Foster Wallace (w/ Clare Hayes-Brady, PhD)

Teach Me Good

University College of Dublin Professor Clare Hayes-Brady explains Infinite Jest (with and without spoilers) and David Foster Wallace's lasting and potentially problematic appeal as Art and Fernando are far too lazy to actually read anything.

1hr 21mins

28 Feb 2021

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See The Mundane As Extraordinary (David Foster Wallace)

The Personal Power Project

Choices, choices, choices. Everyone has one and in this podcast I give you my take on seeing ordinary life as something that should be cherished and honored. The quote used in todays podcast comes from a speech David Foster Wallace gave to the graduating class at Kenyon College in 2005. The title of his speech was called 'This is Water'.  "Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship–be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles–is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive." Choose wisely friends Peace and love -Jonathan

39mins

21 Jan 2021

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271 "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace (A Mike Palindrome Solo Special!)

The History of Literature

It's another much-anticipated, often-requested Mike Palindrome Solo Episode! In this special installment of The History of Literature Podcast, Jacke turns the keys over to Mike Palindrome, President of the Literature Supporters Club, for a deep look at David Foster Wallace's magnum opus, Infinite Jest. Enjoy!Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/shop. (We appreciate it!) Find out more at historyofliterature.com, jackewilson.com, or by following Jacke and Mike on Twitter at @thejackewilson and @literatureSC. Or send an email to jackewilsonauthor@gmail.com.New!!! Looking for an easy to way to buy Jacke a coffee? Now you can at paypal.me/jackewilson. Your generosity is much appreciated!The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. ***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to The History of Literature, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding literature, history, and storytelling like Storybound, Micheaux Mission, and The History of Standup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

5 Oct 2020

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