Today's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state of non-payment (default, deference, or forbearance) ...Read More »
[PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton
Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...Read More »
Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the ...Read More »
Activist Adam Kokesh returns to discuss his personal evolution currently in progress, his book Freedom and the Campfire Freedom tour, self-esteem, letting go of negativity, youth empowerment through technology, and non-violent communication. Adam's Site: http://thefreedomline.com/ Adam's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKokeshRead More »
A very loose conversation about childhood fantasy, lepufology, baseball, super powers, movies, video games and the creative process. Davi's Site: DaviBarker.com Shire Dude's Site: ShireDude.com/Read More »
(Audio, 91 Minutes) The horrors of misandry. Brett, Andrew, Ellen, Puke and Dale watch and discuss the 2007 horror/comedy movie, Teeth. This show was suggested by Dale (formerly of Flaming Freedom), who greatly enjoys making people feel uncomfortable. Warning: extremely explicit!Read More »
(Audio and Video, 32 Minutes) Some audio edited out of the final cut: Our first attempt to start the show:Read More »
(Audio, 44 minutes) Here is what I salvaged from our lost five-hour recording session on April 26th. Stephanie, Brian and I discuss some unifying themes in Kubrick's work, from a Clockwork Orange to Eyes Wide Shut.Read More »
(VIDEO, 91 MINUTES) - Language policing is very popular right now, but the governing (limiting) of language is certainly nothing new. This is one of several themes we explore in this episode of The Deep End. We build our discussion around Kevin Cole's article, The Ideal Arrangement of Rhodes and the Organic Unity of Empire.Read More »
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