Weekly Why 016: Fuck Marshall McLuhan!

Marc Powell and Stephen Torrence record Weekly Why 016

 

“All art is political.”

—George Orwell

Blasting in from several months ago, it’s my pleasure to bring you this episode / interview with Marc Powell — local poet, San Francisco ex-pat, and former (?) iPhone virus writer, among many many many other things. Heavy leitmotifs of highfalutin postmodern riffing in this one. An F-isode for the record books (if we kept them). Enjoy…

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Rule Set Update E

[Production Note from Stephen: This episode was originally recorded on May 17, 2015. Yes. Quite a long time ago. I recommend re-listening to (or watching) Episode 151 for a hint at where this came from. My personal frustration with an inability to effect change in the world came to a head last year around April 2015. Many “necessary” things in my life had fallen away, and I saw a new path open up before me. I’ve been following this path ever since, and it has required almost all of my time and dedication. Now, in an interlude of sorts, I’m picking up some of the pieces of BF that I left hanging and getting them out into the world, starting with this rather odd Betweenisode. There’s another excellent episode coming, and a lot more information too. Thank y’all for your patience, understanding, and support.]

Kevin and Stephen reflect on episodes 160161, and 162, then refresh the rule framework of BF with a change, removal, and addition. Once again, we had to make an addition on behalf of the audience, and Kevin threw quite a curve-ball with his change on this one.

For more on Stephen’s “EcoTexan” path so far, check out…

Also in the meantime, Kevin has launched a Fiasco podcast!
Check it out. It’s pretty cool.

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Episode 162: Plain Old Smut

Fan Fiction! You might know it, you might have written it, and you might have no idea what it is, but there’s a good chance it’s touched your life somehow. This episode, we welcomed our friend Katherine, a long-time fan fiction fan and Bad Philosophy Certified Guest Expert®, to help us unpack this juicy topic. We had so much incredible discussion that we decided to break our rule and go a Feature Length 90 minutes! Enjoy, everyone…

[Production Note: I must apologize for the 4-month delay in releasing this show. I have been traveling in Europe as part of a major life transition that began a few days after we recorded this episode, and that’s thrown a heck of a wrench into my capacities to edit and release the show. But that doesn’t mean we’re over! Just means it might take longer to get new shows posted… a lot longer. Please listen to the forthcoming Rule Set Update E episode for more.]

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Recorded on March 30, 2015

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Post-Show Song

“Gimme the Prize [Kurgan’s Theme]” by Queen

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Episode 161: Zero to WHAT?

What does it take to create a successful startup company these days? Should you go Lean? Go Green? And wait… what does “success” even mean?! Special guest Dania Toth joins us to mull over these questions and more.

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A Message to Entrepreneurs by Biondo

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Episode 160: Sum-Prime Philosophy

If you don’t know Judith Butler, you should. She has done more to move forward our discussions around gender and sexuality than perhaps any other philosopher. What’s the “gist” of her work? How does she compare with popular gender pundits like Dan Savage? Has the “Pride” movement gone mainstream? And might we have even stumbled upon the Meaning of Life?! Have a listen and find out!

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The Genderbread Person 2.0 by It’s Pronounced Metrosexual

The Genderbread Person v2.1

From “Action Philosophers” by Fred Van Lente (via Tal Vez Inútil):

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“I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts

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