Rank #1: Talking about Video Games with Adam Bates
Apr 02 2020
Rank #2: Talking about Postmodernism with Akiva Malamet
About my guest:
Akiva Malamet is completing his degree in Government at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where he was a long-time senior member of the RRIS Debate Society. He is a contributor to the sites Liberal Currents and Sweet Talk Conversation. His paper “Spontaneous Order as Social Construction: A Social Analysis of Emergent Institutions” was a co-recipient of the 2018 Carl Menger Award from the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.
Some stuff we mention during the conversation:
Akiva’s essay introducing postmodernism
Jay Garfield interview about Buddhist philosophy
Adrian Vermeule’s call for Catholic fascism
“Gender as Art” by Jason Kuznicki
Jean-Francois Lyotard, “The Postmodern Condition”
Apr 01 2020
Rank #3: Talking about Ancient Literature with Brian Wilson and Paul Meany
Today Brian Wilson, host of Combat & Classics, and Paul Meany, host of Portraits of Liberty, join me to talk about the value and appeal of ancient philosophy and literature.
Combat & Classics
Portraits of Liberty
Apr 13 2020
Rank #4: Talking about Authority and the State
Apr 02 2020
Rank #5: Talking about Batman with Cory Massimino
You can make a strong case that Batman is the most famous western fictional character of all time. He's also pretty clearly the coolest.
On today's episode, I'm joined by Cory Massimino. He's the Students for Liberty Academics Coordinator and a fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society. But what matters most for our purposes here is that he's thought a lot about Batman, and has a ton of interesting things to say about him.
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May 15 2020