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: #103 - Phenomenology Pt 1
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of phenomenology.
Apr 06 2016
Rank #3: #114 - Judith Butler
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Judith Butler.
Jun 22 2016
Rank #4: #74 - Transcendentalism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of transcendentalism.
Sep 16 2015
Rank #5: #4 - Asceticism v Hedonism
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of asceticism vs hedonism.
Apr 23 2014
Rank #6: #162 - Marx's Problems with Capitalism
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
Rank #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #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 #10: #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 #11: #145 - Giorgio Agamben
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
Rank #12: #110 - Peter Hacker
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Peter Hacker.
May 25 2016
Rank #13: #25 - Beyond Good And Evil
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Beyond Good and Evil
Sep 17 2014
Rank #14: #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 #15: #51 - Leibniz' Best World
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Leibniz' best world.
Apr 01 2015
Rank #16: #147 - Artificial Intelligence w/ Vsauce
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
Rank #17: #246 - Georges Bataille
Jan 09 2019
Rank #18: #26 - Albert Camus
Connor and Dan discuss the philosophy of Albert Camus.
Sep 24 2014
Rank #19: #83 - God's Not Dead
Connor and Dan discuss the (lack of) philosophy in God's Not Dead.
Nov 18 2015
Rank #20: #210 - Fredric Jameson
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