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Ancient Faith Today Live
Seeing the West with Eastern Eyes. Part 2 The Causes and Enduring Differences of the Great Schism

Ancient Faith Today Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 70:57


Historian Fr. John Strickland, author of the Paradise and Utopia series of books, returns to continue his conversation with Fr. Thomas about the cultural aspects of the Great Schism and how Orthodox Christianity understands the West and its churches

The Wild
Portugal's ecological utopia

The Wild

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 41:00


I do love a good border crossing, so join me as I travel to Northeast Portugal, into the Coa River Valley, to witness a really interesting story that is unfolding there.The dense old forests that were there are now mostly gone. Cut down and replaced with pastures for sheep and olive groves generations ago. And now the shepherds and other farmers are abandoning this region in droves. This checkered history has led to a poor economy, brush instead of trees and an explosion of wildfires.Join me as I meet passionate, young biologists who are bringing back the forest, ecosystems and wild animals, and creating a new, healthy space for all. To create an ecological utopia in the Coa Valley of Portugal.The WILD is a joint production of myself and KUOW Public Radio. One way to support this vital work and become part of THE WILD community is through small monthly contributions to my wildlife organization, Chris Morgan Wildlife. You can find more information at Patreon. Thank you!Follow us on Instagram @thewildpod and @chrismorganwildlife

Business Tao with George Kao
Rant: Why don't we have Utopia? Because individuals don't have joyful productivity...

Business Tao with George Kao

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 9:50


Sorry a bit of cussing involved here... Movements/causes don't work out because individuals don't have their sh*t together: 1. Their productivity systems are unformed / all over the place. 2. Even once they have their productivity systems in place, they don't practice showing up everyday with joy for their work.... In my work, I sometimes get to do what I love. The rest of the time? I love what I do. 3. Leaders often become leaders without having adequately developed their inner wisdom and impulse control, to deal gracefully with human conflict, their base desires, and leading people well. Watch video or add comment here: https://youtu.be/LNXZanU8B0w (https://youtu.be/LNXZanU8B0w)

Der Utopia-Podcast – Einfach nachhaltig leben
#95 Minimalistischer Wohnen - so klappt das Ausmisten & Entrümpeln

Der Utopia-Podcast – Einfach nachhaltig leben

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 37:17


Das neue Jahr ist der optimale Zeitpunkt, um dein Zuhause gründlich auszumisten, dich von (unnötigem) Ballast zu trennen und anzufangen, minimalistischer zu wohnen. Lena und Micha aus der Utopia-Redaktion haben im Gespräch jede Menge Tipps für dich.

The Neoliberal Podcast
The Neoliberal Podcast's Best Books of 2021

The Neoliberal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 68:48


Jeremiah recounts the best books from 2021, including books on gentrification, political organizing, economic growth, comedy's role in society, economic dynamism, the history of evolution, and much more!  Part 1 of this episode - https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-neolib-podcast/episode/best-books-of-2021-part-1-85453491 Utopia, LOL? - http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/utopia-lol/ There Goes the Hood, conversation with Lance Freeman -  https://www.patreon.com/posts/60147903 Politics is for Power with Eitan Hersh - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/politics-is-for-power-ft-eitan-hersh/id1390384827?i=1000520028193 A Culture of Growth with Joel Mokyr - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/explaining-economic-growth-ft-joel-mokyr/id1390384827?i=1000543484704 To make sure you hear every episode, join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, our sticker-of-the-month club, and our insider Slack.  Become a supporter today! Got questions for the Neoliberal Podcast?  Send them to mailbag@neoliberalproject.org Follow us at: https://twitter.com/ne0liberal https://www.instagram.com/neoliberalproject/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1930401007051265/   Join a local chapter at https://neoliberalproject.org/join  

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
Rutger Bregman - "Utopia for Realists" and Big Ideas for an Equitable Economy

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 15:07


Historian and "Utopia for Realists" author Rutger Bregman makes the case for improving society by taxing the rich and providing a universal basic income. Originally aired March 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Net Worth It
S5E12-Bringing the army of dry bones to life from the top in Coeur d'alene, Idaho

Net Worth It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 18:10


In this episode: Chayil: “army” Definition: a large number of people or things, typically formed or organized for a particular purpose. Story: A surprising summit in a neighborhood, Utopia in Couer d'alene, plug in coolers, the end of screens, and the book from my massage therapist that came to life Verse: Ezekial 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army (chayil). Lesson: Who are you being called to come alive and give life to dry bones that you can't see right now because you don't have the bird's eye view?

Our Cynic Culture
E22-The Strongest Production Beer In The World

Our Cynic Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 23:29


Join us as we track down and try The Strongest Production Beer In The World.In this episode we try Utopias from Samuel Adams.https://www.samueladams.com/utopiashttps://abc7ne.ws/3q9IQ6A#review #beerreview #beer #ourcynicculture

Ancient Faith Today Live
Seeing the West with Eastern Eyes. The Causes and Enduring Differences of the Great Schism

Ancient Faith Today Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 69:29


Historian Fr John Strickland, author of the "Paradise and Utopia" series of books and podcast, joins Fr Thomas to speak about the cultural aspects of the Great Schism and how Orthodox Christianity understands the West and its churches.

Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell
The War in Your Living Room

Doomsday Watch with Arthur Snell

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 56:41


The digital Utopia we were promised has given us a desperately vulnerable world where we depend on a global internet with a billion badly-protected backdoors. Today's cyber-war battlegrounds aren't on bank servers or Government databases. They're in your smart fridges, doorbells and security cameras. Arthur Snell traces a path from the first-ever co-ordinated cyber-attack (on Estonia in 2007) to a world of invisible weapons and relentless probing conflict – where hostile governments can target your own phone anywhere on earth. How do you defend democratic societies when everything has become a computer?  “As soon as we discover something convenient for our lives, we become dependent on it… We're now as dependent on connectivity as we are on electricity.” – Mikko Hypponen “Most people just don't understand how much their devices leak about them… We are all carrying tracking devices with us.” – Eva Galperin “You can't see a cyber weapon on a military parade ground… Countries are putting billions into these weapons and nobody knows about them.” – Mikko Hypponen “Is it really wise for any country to establish a Νational Registry of Persons, and keep most of your personal data in one place?” – Ciaran Martin “We are turning everything into a computer… If it's smart, it's vulnerable.” – Mikko Hypponen Want to help us make future seasons of Doomsday Watch? Support us from as little as £3 a month to get early episodes ad-free, merchandise and a chance to choose the episodes we make. DOOMSDAY WATCH was written and presented by Arthur Snell, and produced by Robin Leeburn – with assistant production from Jacob Archbold. Theme tune and original music by Paul Hartnoll. The group editor is Andrew Harrison. DOOMSDAY WATCH is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NFR Podcast
Every Rap Album Dropping in 2022

NFR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 17:35


In this video we spoke about Travis Scott's Utopia, Denzel Curry's Melt My Eyez, See Your Future, Cordae's From A Bird's Eye View and every major rap album confirmed to be dropping in 2022. We take you through the release dates for the biggest releases in hip-hop and share our thoughts on each album. Which hip-hop album release date are you still waiting on? Watch this Video on YouTube:https://youtu.be/XRJ8TZ5cubk Get Full Access to NFR's Exclusive Content: https://www.patreon.com/nfrpodcast Follow the socials for daily content and industry updates Twitter @nfr_podcast: https://twitter.com/nfr_podcast TikTok @nfrpodcast: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJc9G69j/ Instagram @nfrpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/nfrpodcast/ 

Reset
Are we living in a simulation?

Reset

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 62:11


Sean Illing, host of the Vox Conversations podcast, talks with philosopher David Chalmers about virtual worlds and the nature of reality, and other topics that stem from Chalmers's new book Reality+. In this far-reaching discussion, Sean and Prof. Chalmers get into the makeup of human consciousness, the question of whether we're living in a computer simulation, and — of course — The Matrix. Are digital worlds genuine realities, or will their proliferation lead to a troublesome turning away from the physical world? Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: David Chalmers, University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science, NYU; co-director, Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness References:  Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy by David J. Chalmers (Norton; 2022) Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1641) "Are You Living In a Computer Simulation?" by Nick Bostrom (Philosophical Quarterly vol. 53 (211); 2003) The Matrix (1999), dir. by The Wachowskis; The Matrix Resurrections (2021), dir. by Lana Wachowski Free Guy (2021), dir. by Shawn Levy Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992) Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick (1974) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

NFR Podcast
Will Travis Scott's Utopia DROP in 2022?

NFR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 8:48


In this video we spoke about the possibility of Travis Scott's new album Utopia getting released in 2022. Last year, Travis Scott released Mafia ft. J. Cole & Escape Plan around the same time as the Astroworld tragedy. It seems like Travis Scott's Utopia album is still in the works and that he plans to release it soon. Are you excited for Travis Scott's new album? Watch this Video on YouTube:https://youtu.be/AyKRK2YrujU Get Full Access to NFR's Exclusive Content: https://www.patreon.com/nfrpodcast Follow the socials for daily content and industry updates Twitter @nfr_podcast: https://twitter.com/nfr_podcast TikTok @nfrpodcast: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJc9G69j/ Instagram @nfrpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/nfrpodcast/

The Ezra Klein Show
Are we living in a simulation?

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 68:32


Sean Illing talks with philosopher David Chalmers about virtual worlds and the nature of reality, and other topics that stem from Chalmers's new book Reality+. In this far-reaching discussion, Sean and Prof. Chalmers get into the makeup of human consciousness, the question of whether we're living in a computer simulation, and — of course — The Matrix. Are digital worlds genuine realities, or will their proliferation lead to a troublesome turning away from the physical world? Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: David Chalmers, University Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science, NYU; co-director, Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness References:  Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy by David J. Chalmers (Norton; 2022) Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1641) "Are You Living In a Computer Simulation?" by Nick Bostrom (Philosophical Quarterly vol. 53 (211); 2003) The Matrix (1999), dir. by The Wachowskis; The Matrix Resurrections (2021), dir. by Lana Wachowski Free Guy (2021), dir. by Shawn Levy Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992) Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick (1974) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

kulturWelt
"Im seriellen Bauen liegt eine große Qualität, wenn es in die Städteplanung eingebunden ist"

kulturWelt

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 28:35


Der Architekt und Stadtplaner Matthias Schmidt zur Bauoffensive der Bundesregierung gegen den Wohnungsdruck. / Außerdem: Proteste in Kasachstan -hohler Führerkult und babylonisches Utopia./ Musikalische Migrationsgeschichten: Songs of Gastarbeiter Volume 2 bei Trikont erschienen./ Die Princess und ihr Hofstaat: Pablo Larraíns Kammerspiel "Spencer"

NYGHTLIFE FM by Francisco Lozano
Episode 031 [NYGHTLIFE is back!]

NYGHTLIFE FM by Francisco Lozano

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 54:20


NYGHTLIFE is back for 2022! Learn more about NYGHTLIFE at djfranciscolozano.com   Francisco Lozano presents NYGHTLIFE FM, a 2-hour monthly radio show taking you through the nyghtlife Utopia, where you'll discover the very best of Electronic Dance Music.   The 1st hour will take you on an energetic journey, with a curated selection of Francisco's favorite MainStage music.   Subscribe, leave a review and share with the world!   Follow Francisco Lozano on: www.djfranciscolozano.com www.Instagram.com/djfranciscolozano www.Soundcloud.com/djfranciscolozano www.Facebook.com/djfranciscolozano

TDA Live Presents: Late Night Wargaming with Adam & Jon
Late Night Wargames - Epsiode 88: Utopia Deep Dive

TDA Live Presents: Late Night Wargaming with Adam & Jon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 164:45


Support The Dice Abide LIVE on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thediceabide Support Our Sponsors: Mythic Games, online and in Santa Cruz http://moe-games.com/ Board and Brew https://www.boardandbrew.games/ Corvus Belli https://corvusbelli.com/ Dream Pod 9 https://store.dp9.com/ Contact Us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thediceabide Email: Adam @ thediceabide.com, Wisekensai @ bromadacademy.com Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thediceabide YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/thediceabidelive Instagram: @TheDiceAbide, @WiseKensai Twitter: @TheDiceAbide @WiseKensai Our Blogs: https://www.thediceabide.com/ https://www.mercrecon.net/ https://www.bromadacademy.com/ Our Patreon Supporters: D6 Tier: Alexander Arsenty D10 Tier: Adam Swift, Alfredo Ramirez, Eric Heymann-Heidelberger, Frank Washburn, Gregg Barlow, Nathaniel Beach-Hart, Obadiah Hampton, Pete Setchell, Steve D D20 Tier: Adriel Colon-Casiano, Dexter Esmaya, Jacob Ridley, Leif Hendricksen, Audio Attribution: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music http://www.nihilore.com/license Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/) "Apero Hour" - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Applause by Halleck: https://freesound.org/s/18665/ https://soundsilk.com http://www.orangefreesounds.com/

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - Mad Max (Episode 17)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 117:00


In the seventeenth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by script supervisor Katy Baldwin and aspiring filmmaker Tristan Fortier to discuss the bleak origin tale of a man's hope lost to roving criminality and lawlessness from impending apocalypse in George Miller's frenetic vengeance film Mad Max

History Unplugged Podcast
Europe's Babylon: 16th-Century Antwerp was a City of Wealth, Vice, Heresy, and Freedom

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 52:39


Before Amsterdam, there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp. For half the sixteenth century, it was the place for breaking rules – religious, sexual, intellectual. Known as Europe's Babylon, the once-humble Belgian city had an outsized role in making the modern world.In the Age of Exploration, Antwerp was sensational like nineteenth-century Paris or twentieth-century New York. It was somewhere anything could happen or at least be believed: killer bankers, a market in secrets and every kind of heresy.And it was a place of change—a single man cornered all the money in the city and reinvented ideas of what money meant. Jews fleeing the Portuguese Inquisition needed Antwerp for their escape, thanks to the remarkable woman at the head of the grandest banking family in Europe. She set up an underground railroad for Jews so that they could flee persecution and find safe passage to friendlier lands like Poland or the Ottoman Empire.Thomas More opened Utopia there, Erasmus puzzled over money and exchanges, William Tyndale sheltered there and smuggled out his Bible in English until he was killed. Pieter Bruegel painted the town as The Tower of Babel.But when Antwerp rebelled with the Dutch against the Spanish and lost, all that glory was buried. The city that unsettled so many now became conformist. Mutinous troops burned the city records, trying to erase its true history.To discuss the growth and decline of this city is today's guest is Michael Pye, author of Europe's Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp's Golden Age.

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - Punishment Park (Episode 16)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 128:01


In the sixteenth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by fellow podcaster Ben Thelen (of the Dead Reckoner podcast) and screenwriter David Gutierrez to discuss Peter Watkins' visceral docu-realist encapsulation of emerging 70s revolutionary ire and frustration in the eerily prescient Punishment Park

Draft Utopia
EPISODE 743 Draft Utopia New Years Day Special

Draft Utopia

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 216:42


Chris ransom, Joseph potter, and andrew kermish recap the 2021 college football playoff semifinals between Cincinnati vs Alabama .  We also recap Georgia vs Michigan preview the 2022 winter classic between the wild and blues.  We'll also preview players by position in the 2022 mls draft and why this may be the best mls super draft in years.  All of this plus week 17 predictions in the nfl.

Eureka Street Crypto Podcast
Episode 47 - Are Social Graph and Digital ID the next big thing in 2022? Utopia or Dystopia?

Eureka Street Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 40:23


Good morning! Happy New Years Eve! This morning I reflect on what open source and being decentralize means in the context of safety, security, and data ownership. How does this relate to the social graph? Is 2022 the year for the Digital ID? What does this mean? Will it bring us all under enslavement? Or will it free us from the centralized web 2.0 tech overlords and allow us to own our own data? I lean towards personal freedom and no top down control, however, I try not to get too carried away and leave my mind open for technological innovation. This show is all about learning and questions. I ask lot of them in this episode. Sources: https://openzeppelin.com/ https://mirror.xyz/gasdao.eth/AwZGIpiVuIOkcwUaKqn4ZdcI4MetmYmvVdnuZsNZlaQ https://etherscan.io/address/0x111111111117dc0aa78b770fa6a738034120c302#code https://cyberconnect.me/ https://medium.com/the-ethereum-name-service/step-by-step-guide-to-setting-an-nft-as-your-ens-profile-avatar-3562d39567fc

Marketplace Tech
Smart cities promised urban tech utopias. So where are they? (rerun)

Marketplace Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:55


Early in the pandemic, Sidewalk Labs — an offshoot of Google — announced it was shutting down a big project in Toronto called Quayside. It was meant to be a testing ground for smart-city concepts, a hyperconnected neighborhood from the ground up, with things like an underground network of package-delivery robots. But even before the pandemic, it ran into the same problems that have dogged smart-city projects around the world. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Shannon Mattern, who focuses on this topic in her new book, “A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences.” Mattern said optimizing cities for connectivity often means giving up privacy. This episode originally aired August 23, 2021.

Marketplace Tech
Smart cities promised urban tech utopias. So where are they? (rerun)

Marketplace Tech

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:55


Early in the pandemic, Sidewalk Labs — an offshoot of Google — announced it was shutting down a big project in Toronto called Quayside. It was meant to be a testing ground for smart-city concepts, a hyperconnected neighborhood from the ground up, with things like an underground network of package-delivery robots. But even before the pandemic, it ran into the same problems that have dogged smart-city projects around the world. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Shannon Mattern, who focuses on this topic in her new book, “A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences.” Mattern said optimizing cities for connectivity often means giving up privacy. This episode originally aired August 23, 2021.

Marketplace All-in-One
Smart cities promised urban tech utopias. So where are they? (rerun)

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:55


Early in the pandemic, Sidewalk Labs — an offshoot of Google — announced it was shutting down a big project in Toronto called Quayside. It was meant to be a testing ground for smart-city concepts, a hyperconnected neighborhood from the ground up, with things like an underground network of package-delivery robots. But even before the pandemic, it ran into the same problems that have dogged smart-city projects around the world. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Shannon Mattern, who focuses on this topic in her new book, “A City Is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences.” Mattern said optimizing cities for connectivity often means giving up privacy. This episode originally aired August 23, 2021.

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - THX 1138 (Episode 15)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 99:08


In the fifteenth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by creature actor/filmmaker Alan Maxson and writer Reagan Osborne to discuss the discomforting  blend of religion and statism in the debut feature film of world building visionary George Lucas THX 1138.

Let's THINK about it
Step 52: Best of 2021 review by books

Let's THINK about it

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 20:16


Ryder consumed over 50 books and about 200 podcasts in 2021. Walking through concepts of the origins of bureaucracy and how the protestant work ethic shaped corporations and consumer behavior, he moves into healthcare related to liberty, how to solve many problems on our way to utopia, and a model for transitioning away from capitalism into a nature-based economics.https://www.letusthinkaboutit.com/step-52-best-of-2021-review-by-books/My two favorite books“Moral Mazes” and “The Culture of the New Capitalism“Both of these are sociology books about how the world has changed. They both reference Max Weber, discussing how bureaucracy came out of the military and in America the Protestant work ethic became conflated with capitalism and eventually led to conspicuous consumption and wealth as a signal of virtue: $ = wisdom and salvation.Moral Mazes, by Robert Jackall, focused on the life of middle managers in large corporations, and how the politics needed to survive do not align with the professed values: hard work does not pay off, but appearing to be a tam player while brutally shifting blame and burning through company assets means you are a go-getter, with gumption and grit. Equally, Jackall maps out how middle managers hide behind jargon, because they can't appear to not know what they are talking about (can't look weak), which is bad for the company… but also, considering legal repercussions, they learn to use vague, coded language so as to be able to shift positions: never be caught with a strong opinion, while always seeming to decisive with strong opinions.These are the guys/gals who make decisions with their “gut,” which means they keep perpetuating the same behaviors and stereotypes, but are crafty at the optics of appearing fair or sympathetic.Richard Sennett follows up on this offering broader examples of how capitalism effects the working class, the brain-drain on talent for dumb factory labor, and discussing things like why a nurse may stay at her job, despite the terrible hours and mistreatment: people don't work for jobs, they work in a place where they can make a difference… they need to know where they fit in the world and have relevance.But they go to factories because they need a steady paycheck so they can get a mortgage from the bank, which means a competition to take the best from the labor pool, then put them to work doing mind-numbing labor: companies do not want innovation, they want subservient, blind loyalty from you. But they reserve the right to have no loyalty to the employees. Even the business owners now distance themselves, and hide at the first sign of responsibility and accountability, pushing it off onto subordinates and use technology as a distancing mechanism.All in all, we have come to embody the whole “rational actor” of economic theory, which promotes selfish, transactional relationships rather than community. It rewards sociopathy.Say you are a well-intentioned millennial, then you have been taught not to give voice to discontent: your mental health is more important than job frustration. You simply exit. “Exit over Voice,” as Sennett calls it. Old people argue, which makes them a pain when a company demands unwavering, un-considering loyalty and any question is interpreted as dissent. Institutional memory and wisdom are liabilities, so companies hire those who will just move on without a fight, which means they only get task completion instead of deep consideration from their employees. We all become mercenaries, who scream about politics, but (wisely) are afraid to lose our jobs because survival is not guaranteed in our country.What both books point out is that our society is cutting itself off at it's own knees, and feeding on them. It is like auto-cannibalism, where to be successful you must take risks, upending the stability that made our nation profitable (successful) in favor of destruction and precarity, just so you can prove “you have what it takes” or are as amoral as the leadership team you aim to join.We burn down the world our great-grandparents built, and we do it behind a gold-plated mask of jargon. Faced with the specter of uselessness, we market and promote meaningless differences as highly important.Philosophy books?Honest to god philosophy: William James and BaudrillardI read a lot of small snippets about philosophers or their viewpoints, but sitting down and actually working through multiple books? Only two authors this year. Though I did read some Deleuze, Nietzsche, Zizek, and Lyotard as well.Reading Pragmatism by William James was great. We can argue about things all day, but he discusses moving beyond ideological or semantic quibbles into a practical reality, not being a slave to your position, but grounding ourselves and carving ourselves. Providing space for spirituality he says, swim up, touch the divine, and get some spiritual energy to direct your path.Coming up with increasingly obtuse theories isn't helpful. He was really pushing back against monism, or the notion of one fixed universal truth, and equally he wasn't a fan of the notion that everything could be measured and figured, a type of determinism. He spoke a lot of a middle path, a middle road, a central corridor from which doors into other ideas can branch off, but you needn't stay cloistered in there.I think Baudrillard would suggest that these philosophies are fooling themselves. He might propose that they wouldn't even know it. His work on the idea of simulacra and simulation would say we have lost the plot, lost the purpose, we are “a man adrift without a shadow,” and we can only keep simulating achievement.But what if we have not lost the plot, but the story has already been written and we are merely enacting our roles? The memes and ideas of the world are moving us to claim “liberty” and “freedom.” We have none, no direction, so now simulate liberty, acting out of libidinal desire without understanding.The most optimistic?“Utopia for Realists”It is nice when someone spends the time to look at things like Poverty, or Universal Basic Income and says… wait a second, this doesn't make sense… the world we live in keeps saying “pull yourself up by your own boot straps”… taking a handout is a moral failing, or it is a lack of character to be poor. We need to punch through these moral myths that keep us imprisoned in pain as we end up with deaths of despair and the opioid crisis wiping out those who have been isolated in this competition where everyone loses, even when you win.Rutger Bregman proves multiple times over in “Utopia for Realists” that the government helping and protecting its citizens, (instead of profiteering) would stabilize the population at a lower cost than the current system bears. Which would help business, government, education, and other institutions.Examples provided show Universal Basic Income, eradicating poverty, and making healthcare free you both grant human dignity and “it is cheaper” than the long-term costs of prisons, emergency room visits, rehab clinics, diabetes, police, etc… We should cut the well-fare system, too. No hoops to jump through to prove you are deserving of a handout: just give people cash. The simplest solution works: eradicate poverty not with systems, but with money. The vast majority of people will not take advantage of this, but will better their own lives.The darkest?Our MaladyAs we just mentioned healthcare and human dignity, one of my favorite authors nearly died in 2019 or 2020 because of inept health care systems motivated by money over human concerns. Timothy Snyder's Our Malady walks through how our inequality as a society leads to needless death, despair, and division. He also discusses the need to fluctuate between solitude and solidarity.As a contemporary historian, his books walk us through how our fragility becomes a breeding ground for corrupt officials and corporations to continue abuse: when your health is at risk (or your family) you are a serf or slave, who can never voice dissent.And so, when our journalism turns into an untrustworthy shit-show, and we rely on social media for news because we can't trust anything, this is a symptom. If you can't be honest because you will lose your job, and your insurance, then fear and survival win out over principled moral obligation. This is simply the logic of free-market capitalism's “rational actors” or “economic agents” fulfilling the shallow logic of the market, eroding trust and long-term stability, opening our nation up for abuse and corruption: making us susceptible to tyranny.The best economic book:Sacred EconomicsCharles Eisenstein does a great job of reorienting us away from the faulty logic of the neoliberal capitalist myth. Pros vs cons… there is a cost to everything, and we need to look at this neoliberal capitalist train and wonder if the engine up ahead, where we can't see it, has fallen into the ravine and is just dragging the rest of us into a fiery explosion. Is there still time to bail? And what does that look like?Eisenstein maps out 7 steps, an interlocking system to ascend from our self-administered despair, using the bones of capitalism in which we sheltered to grow up… but I am simplifying it into 3 steps.realign money with natural decay (negative interest)alter the way land is used, letting it become the currency backing or capital as a communally shared resource, andletting pre-pollution taxing redirect innovation towards enriching a sustainable commons.The point is, we don't need more trinkets: we need a planet, a world, that works. We need to stop being selfish children or adolescents. We need to behave like responsible grown ups. Eisenstein brings up 2 great parables, the eleventh round to show how usury and the tragedy of the commons to show how “individual rational actors” destroy communion and solidarity.A key point is that money is not evil, it is a technology. But we let it have unnatural properties and try to apply it to the natural world. We need policy that will realign money with nature, society with people, and make nature our capital that we depend on instead of extracting from.Race?“The Racial Contract” by Charles MillsIt spoke to me in a way White Fragility didn't. And even the fact that Mills had to couch his arguments and ideas in academic terms to get through to people like me is brought up in the book. Thanks to L for the recommendation on this one.Self Help and Behavior books“Awareness” by Anthony DeMelloBest book maybe ever, but I didn't podcast on that. I still hold it in too much reverence.I read some self-helpy, achievement books like Atomic Habits and Judson Brewer's The Craving Mind. Along with more behavioral science books like Noise by Daniel Kahneman. The most career oriented were So Good they can't ignore you and Range, which fall into a kind of Malcolm Gladwell type of book, but less expansive, more like a field guide to creating an interesting career and life, not getting trapped.But the stand out in this strange field of “make yourself better by having knowledge of knowledge” is How to Take Smart Notes which I highly recommend for anyone who wants to actually make use of their reading, wants to write or publish or podcast.My favorite episode to make:Free guyFree Guy was great because I got to really dig into pop-culture that seems very shallow as a way to discuss pretty profound ideas of desire, identity, and Artificial intelligence as a type of government or state apparatus. We touched on Arendt's work, action, labor distinctions, where the subject is turned into a cog… but we need differences for change, not similarity… one way to manifest “difference” is through radical repetition, which invokes the transcendence of Nietzsche's eternal return.Bonus section!!FictionI finally finished David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest this year. hooray. That took like a decade. Worth it, but I now feel like I need a book club or philosophy class to decipher all the depth and strangeness of it.My favorite  was The Overstory. It is long, but really worth it. The book reshapes the flaring human desires and personalities, their companionships, against the backdrop of ultra-long-lived trees under threat.If you are looking for something fun, check out the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. If you want some good fantasy, check out N.K. Jemison's stuff.A type of ConclusionThrough the podcast these books are tools that I can use to widen my perspective and let me come to a better understanding of how we ended up here. In a type mirroring, having past knowledge also sparks ideas of how we can  escape (or move beyond) the current predicaments we are in.Or not, because humans are messy and things are complicated, but at least with this knowledge we aren't subjected to basic binaries… we have graduated to advanced binaries. hooray!Doing the show, over the last nearly two years, I feel a little bit better prepared to engage the world, to offer alternatives rather than nod along. Questioning long held assumptions is the podcast goal, and reading is the tool. None of these ideas are my own, they are just cobbled together from the wisdom of others. For the first time in a long time, I feel I am working towards a version of wisdom and richness of life, and I would like to thank you for spending some time with me on this journey. 

Björk Unravelled
Bjork breaks her silence

Björk Unravelled

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 24:41


It's difficult to believe that the artist who wrote Utopia… didn't always identify as a feminist. But it's true. In the early ‘90s, Björk was reluctant to align herself with feminist idols. She thought they griped too much. Then, everything changed. Björk gave birth to her daughter, Isadora. Her life — and music — would never be the same. In this episode, I'll explore Björk's feminist journey through three generations of women. I'll start with her mother's feminist roots, examine Björk's rebellion against those values, and conclude with her feminist awakening through Isadora. And through it all, we'll discover why Björk finally spoke up. Enjoying Björk Unravelled? Support the show with a one-time donation (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=8RAFVQKASALSQ) or a monthly donation on Anchor. Every dollar helps me make new episodes! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bjorkunravelled/support

Spirit Matters Talk
Akash Kapur Interview

Spirit Matters Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 36:02


Akash Kapur is a respected journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The Hindu, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. At one point he wrote a fortnightly “Letter from India” column for the international edition of The New York Times. A Senior Fellow at New York University's The GovLab, where he works on issues such as open data, Internet governance, and technology law and policy, he is the author of India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India and, recently, Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville. He was born and raised in Auroville, the intentional community in South India based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. We spoke mainly about that book and the remarkable story it tells, and we touched on themes such as the promise of utopia that Auroville represented. Learn more about Akash Kapur here: https://akashkapur.com/.

This Is Hell!
2021 FAVORITE: Adam Zmith / On poppers and queer utopia

This Is Hell!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 55:16


October interview with writer Adam Zmith on his book "Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures" from Repeater Books. Suggested by Jeff, Braden and David G.

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - World on a Wire (Episode 14)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 111:38


In the fourteenth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by screenwriter David Gutierrez and fellow cinephile Jordan Berry to discuss Rainer Werner Fassbinder's only foray into the realm of science-fiction, the layered simulation realities that make up the complex and existentially challenging World on a Wire.

Going Full Circle
Epiphany to Epiphany - Episode 29

Going Full Circle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:37


This might be a botched one but the only thing that matters is 'low effort'. Lost songs, romanticizing, and anagrams; all things a Utopia would solve.

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - Silent Running (Episode 13)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 108:02


In the thirteenth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by script supervisor Katy Baldwin and fellow podcaster Zax Protzmann (of the West Coast Popcast) to discuss the directorial debut of visionary special effects guru Douglas Trumball and his environmentally slanted dystopia of false choice extremes in the underrated Silent Running.

The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

A down-on-his luck driver encounters an unusual woman in the rain, unaware of her deadly attraction.Written by J.L. Royce (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJLRoyce)Narrated by James Barnett AKA Jimmy Horrors (https://www.instagram.com/jimmyhorrors/)Edited by Duncan Muggleton (https://www.twitter.com/duncanmuggleton)With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://www.twitter.com/duncanmuggleton)And Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/)And sound effects provided by Freesound.orgThe episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House (https://carrionhouse.com/)A quick thanks to our community managers, Joshua Boucher and Jasmine ArchAnd Carolyn O'Brien for helping with our submission reading.And to Ben Errington the ongoing explosion of content he fires out of his Social Media canon.J. L. Royce is a published author of science fiction, the macabre, and whatever else strikes him. He lives in the northern reaches of the American Midwest. His work appears in Allegory, Ghostlight, Little Demon, Love Letters to Poe, Mysterion, parABnormal, Sci Phi, Utopia, Wyldblood, etc. He is a member of HWA and GLAHW and was a Finalist in the Q3 2020 Writers of the Future competition. Some of his anthologized stories may be found at: amazon.com/author/jlroyce.James Barnett is the producer of the Night's End podcast. A short story fiction podcast with tales of horror and the paranormal. Search for it wherever you get your podcasts. You can also catch other works of his at www.jamesbarnettauthor.comYou can help support the show over at Patreon.com/HawkandCleaverYou can join our Bookclub, Movieclub, and writing exercises over at Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaverT-shirts, mugs, posters, and comic books are available at www.gumroad.com/hawkandcleaverGet help with your short stories and your podcasts by heading to TheOtherStories.Net/servicesThe Other Stories is a production of the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don't change it. Don't sell it. But by all means… share the hell out of it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - A Clockwork Orange (Episode 12)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 132:36


In the twelfth episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by a panel of guests, including writer August Gummere, streamer Daniel Lopez, and screenwriter Steve Bolia, to discuss the controversial Stanley Kubrick helmed contemplation on free will, violence, and the societal foundation in both in the adaptation of Anthony Burgess's dystopia  novel A Clockwork Orange.

Appels sur l'actualité
Vos questions d'actualité : Guinée, Libye, Bolloré, naufrage dans la Manche

Appels sur l'actualité

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 19:30


Tous les jours, les journalistes et correspondants de RFI ainsi que des spécialistes répondent à vos questions sur l'actualité.  Economie : pourquoi le groupe Bolloré se sépare de ses activités portuaires et de transport en Afrique ? Par Olivier Rogez, journaliste au service économie de RFI. Libye : l'élection présidentielle pourra-t-elle se tenir fin janvier ? ParHouda Ibrahim, journaliste au service Afrique de RFI. France : que reproche l'association Utopia 56 aux préfets de la Manche et deux responsables des secours français et britannique suite à la mort de 27 migrants dans la Manche ? Par Nikolaï Posner, coordinateur de la communication d'Utopia 56. Guinée : pourquoi le chef de la junte militaire prévoyait de rebaptiser l'aéroport international de Conakry du nom de l'ancien président Ahmed Sékou Touré ? Par Kabinet Fofana, analyste politique, directeur de l'Association guinéenne de sciences politiques.   * Par téléphone : de France : 09 693 693 70 de l'étranger : 33 9 693 693 70 * Par WhatsApp : +33 6 89 28 53 64 N'OUBLIEZ PAS DE NOUS COMMUNIQUER VOTRE NUMÉRO DE TÉLÉPHONE (avec l'indicatif pays). Pour nous suivre : * Facebook : Rfi appels sur l'actualité * Twitter : @AppelsActu

Beer Is Fundamental
EPISODE #99.5: Happy Holidays From The Beer Is Fundamental Show/Dogfish Head Utopia Is Really Good

Beer Is Fundamental

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 37:58


This is not episode 100. This is episode 99.5. We wanted to do a show before the Holidays. We also want to introduce a new move to the show. We usually We pop open a beer after the first commercial break. However, we want to get into the beer at the beginning. That way if you are drinking with us, we can be drinking with you because we know that you are more than likely drinking before the show and you are definitely not waiting until we get to the first break. Also, this way, if we have more than one beer, we can spread it out amongst the show.  So, the beer that we have tonight is the Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel Aged World Wide Stout. The Dogfish Head Utopia is the Sam Adams little brother. The result is a jet-black, rich and roasty beer with balanced notes of espresso, cocoa, sherry and vanilla that clocks in at 17.3% ABV. There is a serious issue in the beer industry and we don't know how this is going to turn out. There is a serious Aluminum and Can Shortage hitting the beer and soda industries. with a snippet of a song from Solemn Brigham (@solemnbrigham). He is 1/2 of the group Marlowe. His music has been featured on Gatorade's G is for Greatness ad campaign, 7-Eleven's Harmony Korine ad, and NBA2K22. South Sinner Street is his debut solo album. The song is Vantablack. Make sure that you check him out on Bandcamp.

Say Less With The Culture
CHROME TABLE TALK FT. CHROME CABLE

Say Less With The Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 79:20


AN INTERVIEW WITH PITTSBURGH ARTIST CHROME CABLE AND AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION ABOUT HIS ALBUM, UTOPIA!

Blockcrunch: Crypto Deep Dives
Utopia Labs: "We Will Let Anyone, Anywhere to Participate in DAOs" - Kaito Cunningham, Alexander Wu, Ep. 177

Blockcrunch: Crypto Deep Dives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 32:33


DAOs have grown 660% in the past 2 years, with ~1M DAO members globally controlling over $17B in treasury assets. Surprisingly, there isn't a a platform to manage DAOs financially...until now. Utopia Labs, fresh off a raise from Coinbase, is building the OS for DAOs. We discuss: Employees vs. contractors: what type of labor do DAOs need? Major players in the DAO infra space Why Web 2 incumbents (Gusto, Stripe) can't compete in Web 3 Secrets of onboarding DAOs Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice. ------------ Sponsors ------------- PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance HEDERA HASHGRAPH: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply ------------ Disclosures ------------- Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
Season 5: Dystopia Myopia - Seconds (Episode 11)

I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 103:14


In the eleventh episode of Season 5 (Dystopia Myopia) Kyle is joined by editor Kristi Shimek (of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) and screenwriter David Gutierrez to discuss the haunting indictment of the false American Dream and the inner dissatisfaction at the heart of its lifestyle promises in John Frankenheimer's Seconds.

On Shuffle
‘Utopia': This is it?

On Shuffle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 70:35


Justin Charity and Micah Peters open by discussing the history of ‘Utopia,' and the differences between the U.K. version at the Amazon version (3:04). They follow by discussing character developments and petition for another season of the show (29:15).  For episode guides, further readings, and recommendations, check out the ‘Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Doctor Who:The 20MB Podcast lovarzi.co.uk

Utopia; Adam, Debbie, Mary, Kirby and Ben discuss the return of the iconic Master. We also have feedback and news. This is our Christmas episode and the last of 2021 so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

DX Daily
S E256: Travis Scott Promotes His New Album? Rick Ross Leaves The 85 Show, SZA Gets First Acting Role

DX Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 18:18


Hosts Ashia Skye and Ayeeedubb have details about Travis Scott seemingly promoting his album Utopia again despite what's been going on with Astroworld Fest. Other topics include Rick Ross abruptly leaving The 85South Show mid interview, producer Boi-1da flexes his accolades, and SZA receives her first acting role!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Marooned! on Mars with Matt and Hilary
2312 Episode 12: "Extracts (17)" to "ETH Mobile" (I'm not even going to try to spell it): Utopias of Gender, Virginia Woolf, the Long Stare of the Tenured Professor

Marooned! on Mars with Matt and Hilary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 77:55


Hilary and The Good German are back! We're talking animals, qubes, and consciousness, embodiment and emotion, landscape and economic miracles, long stares of wolves (and tenured professors), utopia of gender, and lawn bowling with Virginia Woolf. (Most profanity and profundity has been edited out. For the book.) Extracts (17) - 16:00 Swan in the Chateau Garden - 37:00 Quantum Walk (2) Inspector Genette and Swan - 50:00 Titan - 52:25 Swan and Genette and Wahram - 54:25 Matt makes a fart joke with the longest set-up in history, 59:30-1:00:00 (Hi, NSA!) Lists (15) - 1:11:25 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Mobile - 1:13:45 Thanks for listening! Email us at maroonedonmarspodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter @podcastonmars Leave us a voicemail on the Anchor.fm app Rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you listen to your podcasts! Music by Spirit of Space --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marooned-on-mars/message

Perspective Junkies
2:2 - Utopic Thought

Perspective Junkies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 82:46


Hosts have a solo episode to discuss the effects of people who believe an Utopia society is achievable. They also debate whether or not they prefer to be wanted or needed in a relationship.

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Sex and Violence in the City

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 64:17


Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf are joined by Isaac Butler to discuss Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of West Side Story. Then Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel stops by to talk about And Just Like That, the “next chapter” in the lives of the characters from Sex and the City. And finally, they debate Vulture's list of the “101 Best New York Movies Set in the Greatest City in the World” and add their own. Dana's list: After Hours The Cameraman The Crowd Do the Right Thing Hester Street Metropolitan The Naked City Rosemary's Baby Shadows The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 Steve's list: The Apartment Annie Hall Desperately Seeking Susan Dog Day Afternoon Do the Right Thing King of Comedy Saturday Night Fever Sweet Smell of Success Wild Style In the Slate Plus segment, Steve and Dana answer a question from listener Colin, via his friend Ezra: Which city block would you take to a desert island, and why? Endorsements: Dana: Two books about New York City and the movies: Fun City Cinema, by Jason Bailey, and Celluloid Skyline, by James Sanders. Steve: The song “Watercolors,” from Between the Lines, by Janis Ian; and “Digging for Utopia,” Kwame Anthony Appiah's review of David Graebner and David Wengrow's recently published book The Dawn of Everything, in the New York Review of Books. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Bloody Hunter” by Paisley Pink. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Culture Gabfest: Sex and Violence in the City

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 64:17


Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf are joined by Isaac Butler to discuss Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of West Side Story. Then Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel stops by to talk about And Just Like That, the “next chapter” in the lives of the characters from Sex and the City. And finally, they debate Vulture's list of the “101 Best New York Movies Set in the Greatest City in the World” and add their own. Dana's list: After Hours The Cameraman The Crowd Do the Right Thing Hester Street Metropolitan The Naked City Rosemary's Baby Shadows The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 Steve's list: The Apartment Annie Hall Desperately Seeking Susan Dog Day Afternoon Do the Right Thing King of Comedy Saturday Night Fever Sweet Smell of Success Wild Style In the Slate Plus segment, Steve and Dana answer a question from listener Colin, via his friend Ezra: Which city block would you take to a desert island, and why? Endorsements: Dana: Two books about New York City and the movies: Fun City Cinema, by Jason Bailey, and Celluloid Skyline, by James Sanders. Steve: The song “Watercolors,” from Between the Lines, by Janis Ian; and “Digging for Utopia,” Kwame Anthony Appiah's review of David Graebner and David Wengrow's recently published book The Dawn of Everything, in the New York Review of Books. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Bloody Hunter” by Paisley Pink. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

iilluminaughtii
Galt's Gultch: An Imperfect Utopia | Prism of the Past

iilluminaughtii

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 27:22


Go to http://felixgrayglasses.com/PRISM to check out Felix Gray glasses now! Go to http://www.stamps.com and use promo code PRISM for a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts. Welcome to Prism of the Past, a weekly series about historical events, people, and situations, from the fascinating to the forgotten.  Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii This episode was edited and mixed by: G. Thomas Craig   Album cover art created by: Betsy Primes Intro Song Credits: Round a Round- Martino Tempersta Outro Song Credits: Relax Yourself- Sleeping Ghost Ad Music Credits: Tango de Manzana by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4460-tango-de-manzana License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Backbay Lounge by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3408-backbay-lounge License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

The Ezra Klein Show
The good life is painful

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 55:20


Sean Illing talks with psychologist Paul Bloom about his new book The Sweet Spot, and whether it's necessary to experience suffering in order to live a fulfilling, meaningful life. They discuss the rich philosophical history of the question: what does it mean to be happy? They also talk about why some people are drawn to scary movies, whether or not to plug in to the Matrix, and why a good paradigm for a well-lived life might be found in the example of... a stand-up comedian. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: Paul Bloom (@paulbloomatyale), psychologist; author References:  The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning by Paul Bloom (Ecco; 2021) The Twilight Zone, season 1, episode 28: "A Nice Place to Visit" (1960) "Masochism as escape from self" by Roy Baumeister (Journal of Sex Research, 25 (1); 1988) Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick (Basic Books; 1974); an excerpt on the "experience machine" "If you like it, does it matter if it's real?" by Felipe de Brigard (Philosophical Psychology, 23 (1); 2010) "High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being" by Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton (PNAS; 2010) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Harper Perennial Modern Classics; 1990) "What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness" by Paul Bloom (Atlantic; Nov. 2) "A psychologically rich Life: Beyond happiness and meaning" by Shigehiro Oishi and Erin C. Westgate (Psychological Review; 2021) "Happiness: The Three Traditional Theories" by Martin E.P. Seligman and Ed Royzman (2003) Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland (Crown; 2015) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Vox Audio Fellow: Victoria Dominguez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rubin Report
Why Doesn't Hillary Clinton Know That Her Utopia Has Been Achieved? | Direct Message

The Rubin Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 28:15


Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about Hillary Clinton's utopia, the Biden administration caught altering media coverage, Lori Lightfoot blaming stores for theft, and a warning from a Holocaust survivor. First, a clip of Hillary Clinton dreaming of a world with the full participation of women. Little does Hillary know, we're already living in her utopia. Next, the Biden administration has decided that supply chain slowdowns aren't the real problem; it's the media's negative reporting! It's been revealed that the Biden administration is helping the press “reshape their coverage” of the economy. Finally, Dave shares a clip of Marian Turski speaking on Holocaust memorial day at Auschwitz with a message we must pay close attention to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices