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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

142 Ratings
Average Ratings
112
8
3
4
15

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 about 1 month 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: #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 #3: #40 - Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

Jan 07 2015

44mins

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Rank #4: #153 - Alan Watts and Everything

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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

49mins

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Rank #5: #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 #6: #289 - Nihilism and (ugh) Black Pill Philosophy

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Based off the suggestion of a listener, Connor and Dan reluctantly dig into the modern, hate-fueled nihilism that seems to be dominating a certain subsection of the internet. But first, they give a brief refresher course on nihilism in general and discuss whether any of it has any validity.

Nov 06 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: #219 - Alan Watts and Death

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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

51mins

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Rank #8: #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 #9: #130 - Taoism

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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

45mins

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Rank #10: #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 #11: #122 - Logical Positivism

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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

51mins

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Rank #12: #67 - Private Language

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of private language.

Jul 29 2015

47mins

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Rank #13: #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 #14: #78 - Compatibilism

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of compatibilism.

Oct 14 2015

53mins

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Rank #15: #298 - George Orwell

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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

35mins

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Rank #16: #34 - Plato's Symposium

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Plato's Symposium.

Nov 26 2014

56mins

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Rank #17: #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 #18: #59 - Solipsism

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of solipsism.

Jun 03 2015

49mins

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Rank #19: #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 #20: #74 - Transcendentalism

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Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of transcendentalism. 

Sep 16 2015

1hr 3mins

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