Tag: Neil Postman

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #146.1: Listener Feedback

David and Nathan answer your listener emails today while Michial assesses outcomes for his college. [04:11] Let your sins be strong? [10:21] Robert Louis Stevenson [13:41] Some episode suggestions from Australia [19:25] Suburban corrections [23:53] Thomas and the Ontological Argument [32:35] Thomas and the Cosmological Argument [38:44] Christian Humanist pilgrimages [44:00] Neil Postman and the…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode #7: Our Posthuman Brave New World

A few months ago, I got into an argument with a friend of mine about Google’s new driverless car. I’m much less optimistic about technology than he is, and I couldn’t share his enthusiasm about this new technological marvel. All I could think of was the tens of thousands of professional drivers—taxis and buses and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #136: Gabriel García Márquez

Nathan Gilmour leads a discussion with Michial Farmer and David Grubbs about two stories by the late Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez—“A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” and “The Handomest Drowned Man in the World.” Our opening music this week is Pep Squad’s “Angel,” from their 1998 album No Doy!

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 #114: Meno

General Introduction – Listener feedback – Episodes on Borges and Postman? Arête – Excellence and/or virtue – Warriors and excellences – Plato’s expansion of arête – Confucian virtue – Arête and social station – Excellence in tragedy – Meno’s definition – Answering the question carefully Why Ask the Question? – The urge to categorize –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #46: Cybernetics

BLOOPBLEEPBLURGH General Introduction – What’s on the blog? – The feud continues – Polymathery Cybernetics as Governance – Not a portmanteau! – Getting organized as a spiritual gift – Rudder-steerer – Modern definition – Military purposes – David Grubbs’s computer-programming past – Feedback loops and exploding robot heads – Cyborgs vs. androids The Myth of…

Media Ecology and the Reformation: Some Brief Thoughts

The Christian Humanist crew got an email from Ford Seeuws,  listener and friend of Michial Farmer, last week, and the questions were interesting enough that I wanted to deal with them at some length on the blog.  One section of his email read as follows: A recent tweet sparked my curiosity, and I’d like to…