Episode 168: Pandemic Starship Reunion

Stephen Torrence, Kevin Saunders, and Matt Legler haven’t been together for years. With a global pandemic on and humanity facing immanent extinction, the Bad Philosophers made time to reunite, share COVID stories, and encourage each other. No frills. Just friendship. Hope y’all enjoy this.

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Episode 167: United Statesians

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Is all culture based in appropriation? What do Canadians really think of the United States? And what do we call people who live in “America” anyway?

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Weekly Why 014: Deconversion 2

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Oftentimes the fruits of our actions now don’t ripen until far in the future. About 3 years ago we interviewed Austin writer Jon Fortenbury on his “deconversion” from the Christian faith. Jon considers this a significant shift in his life, so a year on from that episode we recorded a follow-up to see how it was going. That episode then sat on my computer for 2 years, and Jon just recently reminded me that I never posted it. Things were tumultuous in my life back then, and certainly haven’t let up, but those are paltry excuses for keeping such a candid and important discussion as this one from seeing the light of day.

I’m sorry, Jon. Please forgive me.

With that, enjoy Deconversion 2…

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Episode 166: Transparent Vomit

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By now, the seemingly unstoppable march of Progress has left most film photography formats lying in society’s waste heap. Nevertheless, a vocal plurality of stalwarts holds fast to the pleasant graininess and magical quality of this once-ubiquitous medium. Our friend Simon Ponder is one such individual (sort of). We invited him on to settle the Great Debate between Film and Digital once and for all… and actually ended up having an exceedingly enlightening exchange. Enjoy the show!

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Episode 165: A Dozen Zombies

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It’s a “classic” American (and European) “tradition.” Every February 14th — otherwise known as (St.) Valentine’s Day — you sally up to your beloved with that most chivalrous of gifts — a bodacious bouquet of artificially-preserved and slowly-decaying cut flowers from somewhere thousands of miles (or kilometers) away. This past V-Day, we decided to ask a simple question… Why the ever-living fuck do we do this?! Seriously! It’s super weird, and apparently entangled with some core contemporary injustices. Hope y’all enjoy this show, as Kevin hosts Ana Huertas and Stephen Torrence (currently stationed in snowy Toronto) to dive into the Global Zombie Plant Gift Industry of Love®…

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