Hosted by John Lobell, we talk with visionaries – people in the arts, technology, science, culture, and spirituality

Hypermodernity and the End of the World” by John David Ebert and Brian Francis Culkin, preface By Michael Aaron Kamins. This new book follows the sweep of cultural history from Modernism to Post Modernism to Hypermodernity. It looks are how the Internet is upending our world are we know it, fragmenting all. Kamins writes in his preface: “The Book of Revelation got nothing on this new Apocalypse by Culkin and Ebert. They are, no doubt, the real hype of cultural criticism today (so was John of Patmos). One is the Father of a new Americana of visionary-criticism and, from a modest casita in Santa Fe, must be sitting on the most valuable literary estate of a generation. I mention this last point because with nearly thirty books and 500+ YouTube videos—from film reviews and philosophy, to poetry and commentary on the “decay rate” of virtually all cultural phenomena [3]—John David Ebert is still practically unknown beyond a small but international “cult following,” and a tight circle of writers, artists, and meme madmen: a.k.a., the Hypermoderns

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Today we discuss: "A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Creating a Movement with Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women" by Phyllis Chesler. "Red Harvest" by Dashiell Hammett. "The Robots Are Coming!: The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation" by Andres Oppenheimer. "Explaining Postmodernism (Expanded Edition): Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault" by Stephen R. C. Hicks. "Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI" edited by John Brockman.

“Brian Francis Culkn on ayahuasca and globalization” Our guest is again Brian Francis Culkin, writer, cultural theorist, and film director. Today we talk about his new book, "THE AYAHUASCA DIALOGUES: globalization, plant medicine, and the healing of the human heart" that he co-suthored with shaman Ricardo Amaringo.

“The Culture Wars: Then and Now.” In 1987 Allan Bloom published "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students," and in that same year E.D. Hirsch published "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know," and the culture wars were on. xx point was (or should have been) rather innocuous - you can't think critically (or even uncritically) unless you have something to think about. But Bloom's position was certainly controversial. He attacked Nietzschian relativism, advocating a notion of absolute truth. But is anything, even physics (or especially physics) absolutely true? And he favored Western culture over other cultures about which he know little. (And he attacked rock and roll, a position one should have gotten over decades earlier.) Today we look back and see how the culture wars still roil today.

 

“MJDorian: Revisited.” We talk about creativity with Milosz Jeziorski, an award winning composer who writes music for film and television. In 2016, he took on the identity of MJDorian: a faceless music producer who wears a poltergeist mask which obscures any indication of age, race, or gender. Look for his blog, Creative Codex on your blog app, where you will find, among others, discussions of Frida Kahlo and Leonardo da Vinci. Find more at www.mjdorian.com

Our guest is again Brian Francis Culkin, writer, cultural theorist, and film director. Today we talk with Brian about the impact of new technologies, especially social media and our lives, and on the gentrification of our cities. Find more at:  https://www.brianculkin.com

 

Our guest is Brian Francis Culkin, writer, cultural theorist, and film director. Brian's books include:
- The Meaning of Trump
- Postscript on Boxing
- There is No Such Thing as Boston
- Conversations on Gentrification
- On Heroin, Spontaneous Reflections
- The Problem for Men
Find more at:  https://www.brianculkin.com

Starting with "Merchants of Truth" by Jill Abramson we look at our fragmenting culture anthem movement from feed to seed, and the antinatalism movement.

Continuing our conversations with Ebert, here we apply mythological insights to movies. Our discussion includes "2001: A Space Odyssey" and its relationship to "Solaris," "Apocalypse Now" and its origins in the Odyssey and Heart of Darkness, "The Truman Show," and "Blade Runner."