The guest this week is David Blacker whose book The Falling Rate of Learning is currently out from Zero books. Blacker is a philosophy professor at the University of Delaware and this is part two of a two part conversation. This half is less focussed and more speculative. You’ll hear me trying to articulate my own peculiar understanding of Zizek and Marx, or what C Derick Varn would call my Marxist Gnosticism. Bill Murray is mentioned.
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In this episode you’ll hear a rerun of an essay/collage I originally wrote for Thought Catalog and included in episode one hundred and four (which also included an interview with the mystic and theatre director Antero Ali). The essay/collage is called The Symbiopsychotaxiplasm of Adam Sandler’s Click. You’ll also hear an excerpt from episode eight of Robert Hughes “The Shock of the New,” and a minute or so from the movie Ghostbusters.
Right now you’re listening to the band The Bill Murray Experience performing “Heebie Jeebies.” But in just a moment you’ll be listening to David Blacker and I discuss “That Bill Murray Moment.”