Rank #1: #172 - Jacques Lacan
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
Rank #2: #4 - Asceticism v Hedonism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of asceticism vs hedonism.
Apr 23 2014
Rank #3: #40 - Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
Jan 07 2015
Rank #4: #153 - Alan Watts and Everything
There's a new hot little video game out on the market and maybe you've heard of it. It's called Everything and, wouldn't you know it, it's semi-related to philosophy! Specifically, the philosophy of the rascal guru himself Mr. Alan Watts. This week, Connor and Dan get in touch with the everything that exists inside every individual. They're stripping themselves of their egos and their submerging their consciousness into the ocean of the universe. It's no surprise that mushrooms are discussed at length.
Mar 29 2017
Rank #5: #215 - Baudrillard And The Gulf War
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
Rank #6: #289 - Nihilism and (ugh) Black Pill Philosophy
Nov 06 2019
Rank #7: #219 - Alan Watts and Death
Let's talk about death, baby. Let's talk about you and me (dying)!" That's right all you Salt n Pepa fans, this week on Drunken Philosophy Connor and Dan are talking death. Their spiritual guide on this journey is none other than Alan Watts, the rascal guru of the SF Bay Area. If you're afraid of dying and wish you could live forever, this may be the podcast you need to hear. Also, if you're into sex magic, we talk about that again...
Jul 04 2018
Rank #8: #138 - Rene Girard
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
Rank #9: #130 - Taoism
This week your hosts are going with the flow as they take a deep dive into the philosophy and religion of Taoism (or Daoism if you're a stickler). Connor and Dan take some broad swipes at the differences between Eastern and Western society, and ponder what it would be like to live a slower, more relaxed life like Lao Tzu. Also discussed: Connor's rap battles on Chatroulette, Zombie movies, and getting called by the wrong name.
Oct 12 2016
Rank #10: #114 - Judith Butler
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Judith Butler.
Jun 22 2016
Rank #11: #122 - Logical Positivism
Why isn't philosophy more like science? What would we gain and what would we lose? Who let all these nerds into our cool club? This week we're discussing Logical Positivism, a popular movement in America in the 1950s which sought to cut the bullshit out of philosophy. Also, Dan drinks a homemade Manhattan, Connor screws up his diet on the first day, and they both debate the state of modern journalism to the enjoyment of no one! Don't forget to subscribe!
Aug 17 2016
Rank #12: #67 - Private Language
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of private language.
Jul 29 2015
Rank #13: #151 - Chomsky vs Foucault
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
Rank #14: #78 - Compatibilism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of compatibilism.
Oct 14 2015
Rank #15: #298 - George Orwell
In a slight break from format, Connor and Dan spend a little time with a literary great who wasn't afraid of voicing his political and philosophical opinions. George Orwell's legacy stretches from 9th grade English classrooms all the way to the halls of Congress, but do people have the right idea about him? We'll find out! Also, spoilers for Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four. You should have read them by now.
Jan 08 2020
Rank #16: #34 - Plato's Symposium
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Plato's Symposium.
Nov 26 2014
Rank #17: #180 - Roland Barthes
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
Rank #18: #59 - Solipsism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of solipsism.
Jun 03 2015
Rank #19: #205 - Susan Sontag On Photography
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
Rank #20: #74 - Transcendentalism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of transcendentalism.
Sep 16 2015