Episode 120: Intellectual Simulation

When I first started writing these introductory paragraphs for our episodes, I tried to make them as wacky and witty as possible. Using inside jokes, obscure references, and other crudely fashioned humor I endeavored to give them some spice that would entice the potential listener to click the “Play” button. As time went on, however, I found myself being less and less creative and enthusiastic about the construction of the introductory paragraph. It is the penultimate step in my workflow, and by the time I get here I’m usually just ready to get things over with and click “Publish.” Yet still I write them… never knowing whether anyone reads or appreciates my work.

Anyways, this episode we (attempt to) do what I have (sort of) done above and give you, our listeners, a (very, very) brief introduction to the deeply disruptive world of post-structuralism. You can read up on it, mull it over in your mind, and then read some more, but get ready to question everything you (think you) know and hold to be true (the idea of “truth” included, of course). What you come out with is both up to you and entirely not up to you, all at once. Have a listen! It’s in stereo

This Week’s Post-show Song Pimpage:
First of May” by Jonathan Coulton
Our sign interpretation version of which was recently featured on Boing Boing! 

Questions Answered in This Week’s FormSqueeze:
Scared of heights?
Lunar location?
False hope’s value?
Does man move himself?

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One Comment on "Episode 120: Intellectual Simulation"

  1. Headgrinder
    09/05/2012 at 4:59 am Permalink

    A fantastic show guys.

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