The Jacksway Collective: Philosophy & Fiction
By The Jacksway Collective
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We’re The Jacksway Collective A podcast featuring old college roommates who now find themselves spread out across the country. We reunite once a week to rekindle the thought-provoking and, at times, laugh-out-loud discussions we once had during our glory days. Our laid-back approach to continued learning is an attempt to recapture the many late nights we’d spend together unpacking whatever philosophy or fiction we were reading at the time. We love to learn and believe the best way to do that is through an engaging dialogue. Grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy listening to us ramble on.
||ExplicitEpisode 11 | We Need to Talk About Kevin on the Podcast||Lynne Ramsay's chilling film examines psychopathy and motherhood. This podcast starts by thoughtfully discussing those themes and ends in absurdity.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 | The Rise of the Podcast & The Fall of the House of Usher||The gang adds a fourth to this week's recording for their Halloween special! Sarah brings the guys Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. They also go off the rails about 25 times.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 | The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas||Can we live on in a society once we find out it's built upon the suffering of others? Listen as the guys dive into Ursula Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 | Existential Dread in Children of Men||Women are no longer fertile and society starts to crumble. Of course it does. Three dudes hop on the mic to discuss the filmmaking masterpiece that is Children of Men.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 | I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream||Ape Man, Deranged Daddy, & Jelly Boy Ted are a few characters that make up Harlan Ellison's short story I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. How do Oliver, Brendan, and Jhana approach this absurd story about AI gone wrong? Listen to find out.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 | Russian Beards & The Death of Ivan Ilyich||Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy, who rocks the better beard? Oliver and Jhana both love one of these guys' beard, but do they love Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Illych? Listen to find out.||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 | Rice Pudding & The Penal Colony||How does society’s conception of justice evolve over time? What does rice pudding taste like while having a machine slowly chop away at your flesh? Two equally important questions, two equally enlightening answers in this episode on Kafka.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 | Ruby Sparks & The Manic Pixie Dream Girl||Three dudes discuss the manic pixie dream girl trope in films. Is the MPDG mere male fantasy? Or is there something more to this type of character?||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 | Swimming in Monogamy||Is monogamy valid? Can we make claims about human nature based on evolutionary stories? Is it at all rational to swim in your neighbours' pools? Great questions of our time are set to rest on this episode.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 | Everything That Rises Must Converge||A third ex-roommate joins the Jacksway Collective to unpack Flannery O'Connor's _Everything that Rises Must Converge_. The trio discuss race, feminist film theory, and the despicable Julian.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 | Absurd Reasoning & The Homeless Marketplace||Two ex-roommates reunite to discuss meaning in life, the absurd, and suicide. They also debate which homeless people are more or less deserving of their dollars.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just listened to the Halloween podcast, although I am unfamilliar with the story, the discussion of the genre and the in depth analysis made it incredibly intriguing. Would highly recommend!
I really enjoy the topics these guys talk about. Their discussions are similar to chats I have with friends/former roommates from university so this podcast really resonates. It’s fun to learn about new works from an unpretentious group. Thanks and keep it up!
Early days but I’m hooked!
I love when I discover a new podcast before it starts picking up steam and I can say “oh yeah, I listened to this from the beginning.” Good mix of topics (everything from philosophy to short stories to film) paired with nuanced, meaningful insights. Can’t wait to see where this podcast goes.