Tag: Aldous Huxley

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #130.1: Amusing Ourselves to Death

General Criticism – Dr. David Grubbs! – Listener feedback – Lewis as gateway drug – The Christian Feminist Podcast – Swearing on the podcast! Brave New World or 1984? – Government and culture – Television as soma – Unintelligible promiscuity Material Conditions – MTV and the rise of cable television – The home computer –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #91: Dystopias

General Introduction – Being-towards-the-end-of-semester – Emmanuels far and near – Thanks, Theology Nerd Throwdown! – Chess update What is a Dystopia? – Topos – Utopias and dystopias – The great temptation – Distinctions Premodern Dystopias – No, not really – Pre-dystopian Thebes – Gods and ideologies – The role of technology – The Persia of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 25: Plato

This week’s music is the 1982 Daniel Amos classic “The Double,” one of the few songs I know about Platonism. It’s crazy out of print (and just crazy), so it plays in its entirety at the end of the episode. Enjoy. General Introduction – An apology for blog silence – An explanation for repetition Platonic…