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Drunken Philosophy

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Dan has a degree in Philosophy. Connor has a degree in High School. Together they have a bit of a drinking problem. Each week they explore the work of a new philosopher or a new philosophical idea and do their best to learn something before getting distracted.

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Dan has a degree in Philosophy. Connor has a degree in High School. Together they have a bit of a drinking problem. Each week they explore the work of a new philosopher or a new philosophical idea and do their best to learn something before getting distracted.

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Love you Dan and Connor

By allll the names are taken - Apr 02 2020
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Bummed to hear the guys are going on hiatus but at least you can listen to 300 eps of consistently hilarious and usually intellectually stimulating riffing on drinking, philosophy, and anything else in the world

goodest a podcast can get

By OSCOW - Oct 27 2018
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Billy Backflips and the CEO of Laughs at is again.

iTunes Ratings

140 Ratings
Average Ratings
112
8
3
3
14

Love you Dan and Connor

By allll the names are taken - Apr 02 2020
Read more
Bummed to hear the guys are going on hiatus but at least you can listen to 300 eps of consistently hilarious and usually intellectually stimulating riffing on drinking, philosophy, and anything else in the world

goodest a podcast can get

By OSCOW - Oct 27 2018
Read more
Billy Backflips and the CEO of Laughs at is again.
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Drunken Philosophy

Latest release on Apr 02, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 12 days ago

Rank #1: #172 - Jacques Lacan

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It only took 172 episodes for this podcast to devolve into a low-budget therapy session. This week, Connor and Dan take a look at the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan, specifically his theory about the Mirror Phase and symbolic order of consciousness. This is some heady stuff, ladies and germs, but your hosts are trying their best. Also, Connor takes old people down a peg, we get to hear what your hosts want to be when they grow up, and they once again discuss the importance of language. Good stuff!

Aug 09 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: #103 - Phenomenology Pt 1

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of phenomenology.

Apr 06 2016

43mins

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Rank #3: #114 - Judith Butler

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Judith Butler.

Jun 22 2016

56mins

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Rank #4: #74 - Transcendentalism

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of transcendentalism. 

Sep 16 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: #4 - Asceticism v Hedonism

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of asceticism vs hedonism.

Apr 23 2014

37mins

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Rank #6: #162 - Marx's Problems with Capitalism

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Trigger warning for any capitalist fat cats: This episode contains some pretty harsh language directed at the economic system known as capitalism. These sick burns and criticisms come courtesy of the father of Communism himself, Karl Marx. Your hosts, Connor and Dan, break down the intrinsic flaws of capitalism, such as alienation, expendability, and instability, and offer the listener only the most poorly thought out solutions, such as "what if everyone had money?" Regardless, it's a good ep. Enjoy!

May 31 2017

55mins

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Rank #7: #151 - Chomsky vs Foucault

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This week Connor and Dan take on two master debaters. You know them, you love them, it's Chomps and the Frenchman. In 1971, these two titans of thought sat down on Dutch television to debate the existence of human nature. Almost 45 years later, two drunk guys are sitting on a podcast trying to parse out what the hell they were talking about. Other topics discussed: sub-genres of sex, being born on a soccer field, and potentially racist terms from the Vietnam War.

Mar 15 2017

59mins

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Rank #8: #205 - Susan Sontag On Photography

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But a podcast has at least two thousand words in it so that means it's worth at least two pictures. What's the exchange rate here? What's going on?... This week, Connor and Dan discuss Susan Sontag's collection of essays called On Photography. They explore the idea that photographs convince us that we're expanding our reality when really we're limiting it. They also take a moment to complain about social media and Dan gives his assessment of the entire James Bond franchise.

Mar 28 2018

49mins

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Rank #9: #138 - Rene Girard

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Do we form our own desires or do we simply copy them from someone else? Did you actually want those fajitas or did that sizzling platter just trick you into thinking so? Both those questions (mostly the second) are answered on this week's episode! Connor and Dan discuss the social philosophy of Rene Girard, mimetic desire, and the scapegoat mechanism. 

Dec 14 2016

48mins

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Rank #10: #180 - Roland Barthes

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Connor and Dan are back from their little movie excursion to discuss the semiotic philosophy of Roland Barthes. They're talking signs, they're talking signifiers, they're talking Che Guevara t-shirts and bottles of red wine, baby! Also, they get into the individual's relationship with art while Connor preheats his oven for way too long. Enjoy!

Oct 04 2017

41mins

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Rank #11: #145 - Giorgio Agamben

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This week Connor and Dan dive head first into the very topical issue of refugees and totalitarian states. Though they get there through a real roundabout way via Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben and his books Homo Sacer and State Of Exception. Spoiler alert: this sh*t is complicated! Also discussed on this ep: a small amount of t-shirts, #BearLife, Dan's unwillingness to help Connor's bits, and Connor's continuing adventures in semi-sobriety.

Feb 01 2017

46mins

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Rank #12: #110 - Peter Hacker

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Peter Hacker.

May 25 2016

54mins

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Rank #13: #25 - Beyond Good And Evil

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Beyond Good and Evil

Sep 17 2014

54mins

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Rank #14: #215 - Baudrillard And The Gulf War

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Remember the first Gulf War? No you don't! At least, not according to French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard, who wrote a series of essays during and after the Gulf War explaining why it wasn't happening. At least, it wasn't happening the way we all thought it was. It has something to do with simulacra and hyperreality and a bunch words none of us understand, but Connor and Dan try their damnedest in this new ep of Drunken Philosophy! Enjoy!

Jun 06 2018

51mins

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Rank #15: #51 - Leibniz' Best World

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Leibniz' best world.

Apr 01 2015

47mins

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Rank #16: #147 - Artificial Intelligence w/ Vsauce

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Welcome to the upside down! This week, Connor takes a turn at being the smart one after watching an episode of YouTuber Vsauce's new YouTube Red show that's all about AI. Alternatively, Dan takes a week off and does absolutely nothing productive for a full hour. Discussed in this ep: sexy robots, chess robots, Jeopardy robots, and, of course, Connor masturbating.

Feb 15 2017

47mins

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Rank #17: #246 - Georges Bataille

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Trigger warning: Stuff gets aggressively horny in this episode! Based off a listener suggestion, Connor and Dan dive into the twisted world of French intellectual figure Georges Bataille who dabbled in everything from economics to mysticism to eroticism because that's just the kind of eclectic dude he was! We're talking transgressive art here, so you know Wikifeet is going to be referenced multiple times. It's gross! Enjoy!

Jan 09 2019

44mins

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Rank #18: #26 - Albert Camus

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Albert Camus.

Sep 24 2014

56mins

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Rank #19: #83 - God's Not Dead

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Connor and Dan discuss the (lack of) philosophy in God's Not Dead.

Nov 18 2015

1hr 25mins

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Rank #20: #210 - Fredric Jameson

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With one of our heroes on the mend from their wet and wild previous weekend, Connor and Dan venture forth once again into the world of philosophy. This week, Fredric Jameson, the American philosopher who first warned us of the dangers of postmodern capitalism. What's postmodern capitalism you say? Listen to the podcast and find out you fool! Also discussed: the need for Normal Web, the marxist critique of Die Hard, and Connor has a drug!

May 02 2018

56mins

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