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Professor Phil Ford and writer J. F. Martel host a series of conversations on art and philosophy, dwelling on ideas that are hard to think and art that opens up rifts in what we are pleased to call "reality."

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The ongoing crackdown on protests at many American universities prompts a discussion on the politics, ethics, and metaphysics of free expression. Support us on Patreon ( Buy the Weird Studies soundtrack, volumes ... more

2 days ago

There are artists who express the vision of a place, person, or thing so vividly and originally that it sets the bar for all future imaginings. With his four Mad Max films, this is what George Miller did with the image of the Wasteland. No one has be... more

16 days ago

Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988) was a British painter, poet, and occultist, long identified as a pioneer of the Surrealist movement in the UK. While her work is increasingly recognized for its mystical themes and innovative use of automatic techniques, ... more

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In culture and the arts, labeling something you don't like (or don't understand) "pretentious" is the easy way out. It's a conversation killer, implying that any dialogue is pointless, and those who disagree are merely duped by what you've cleverly d... more

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    Genuinely, bafflingly, ardently good. The boys have no shame about their purple prose. Nor do I! The podcast version of a lei line.

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    Followed McLuhan and found myself here - the power of probes - new favourite podcast!

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  • An absolute treasure

    Never fails to reframe things well known and introduce things exciting. I so appreciate the dialogue between the hosts - collegial without ever becoming to inside joke-y, and always open to each other’s interpretations. An absolute treasure and must listen.

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    United States4 months ago
  • A Journey Around My Room

    No matter how far my perambulation round my room I always return home to this investigation into all things wondrous and weird.

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    United States5 months ago
  • Best podcast ever

    Life changing stuff

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