James and the Giant Podcast
By James Sullivan
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Listen to James discuss philosophy, comedy, books, tell stories and interview friends about their fields of expertise and its impact on the world at large. Tackle giant problems with James and the Giant Podcast.
||ExplicitPostmodernism with Tim Keefe (Part 3)||We did it! We wrap things up on the topic of postmodernism this week and Tim Keefe finally gets to talk about Bauman. Modernity is liquid! Show Notes: Zygmunt Bauman - Modernity and The Holocaust 2013 Liquid Modernity 2000 ReasonTV Video...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr Greg Sadler, Philosophy, and Stoicism||I had the great privilege of chatting with professor and philosopher Dr Greg Sadler about some of the struggles of philosophy, what stoicism is and what keeps it around and alive today. Show Notes https://www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler...||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPACE ANARCHY||Let's take a look at two important works of science fiction and think about our present state, the future, and beyond. The Dispossessed by Ursula K LeGuin and The Culture series by Iain M Banks offer an opportunity to imagine a world more free. ...||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPostmodernism with Tim Keefe (Part 2)||He's back! And back with more. This episode Tim Keefe breaks through Lyotard, Debord, Baudrillard, and Borgmann in an examination of postmodernity and its thinkers. Bibliography Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPostmodernism with Tim Keefe (part 1)||Time to learn. Tim Keefe joins me to talk about the movement of postmodernism understood historically. Where did it start? What is it in response to? What are its claims? Is it a cohesive ideology? Where can we see its influence? All of this will...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Law, The Coming||It's the end of a nightmare and I'm relieved. Let's talk about righteousness and law, then I'll just share what's to expect in the next month or so. Get excited, because I am!||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDerrida - Responsibility Part 2 (Death, Abraham, Faith)||Let's wrap this up! This week we finish talking about The Gift of Death by Jacques Derrida and wrap up his discussion of responsibility; we also touch on Heidegger's being toward death, Ursula K Le Guin's The Farthest Shore, and Kierkegaard's Fear and..||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDerrida and Responsibility (part 1)||James thanks Thaddeus Russell and all the new ears, talks a little about a certain professor he doesn't like, then digs into helping you understand postmodernism as a thing and deconstruction. All music done by the unbelievable talent...||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDriving and Things||I'm in my car on my way to work, here's what's on my mind. I talk about meeting up with Thaddeus, the anxiety of it, some of my religious grounding at the moment, and then I lie to you about covering an essay by Derrida. Haha, sucker.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarthsearies - The Tombs of Atuan and Ritualism||Examine book two of the Earthsea novels, "The Tombs of Atuan," and discover themes about gender, politics, and ritualism.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSnacks & Hacks - Kants and Cashews||This is the first episode of my new side podcast, Snacks and Hacks, the place where philosophy talks s**t. Kant's a bum and should be ignored.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarthsearies, Part 1 - A Wizard of Earthsea||Explore the philosophical foundations of Earthsea in the first of a six part series of Ursula K Le Guin's Earthsea novels. This time, James covers A Wizard of Earthsea and sets the groundwork for its philosophy of power, language, and ethics.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNietzsche - On Truth and Lies||Well, Nietzsche's birthday just passed so I guess it's time to cover some German nihilism! This episode I go over Nietzsche's essay "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense.' Be sure to subscribe, rate, review, and like me on Facebook (and...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDara Vance - Environmental History||I had the privilege to speak with artist and historian Dara Vance about her art, education, history and the environment. Her intersections between art, history, gender, and the environment met with my knowledge on environmental philosophy. ...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Foucault in Our Stars||A few words on Foucault, French poststructuralist philosopher. Hurricane Relief: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053 Sources: http://www.unisa.edu.au/Global/EASS/HRI/foucault_-_the_subject_and_power.pdf Book:...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatching Up||It's been a while! What have I been up to? Mixed Mental Arts, Foucault, Postmodernism, Cats and Kids! Listen as I talk over the sound of two cats messing about and catch up with you guys.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Little Drunk in a Cantina||This week I sat down with my friend Matt Dubone who studies history, political science, and works as a geologist at a carbon dating lab. We were in a Mexican Cantina so there's lots of background noise and we had already had two giant beers when I...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPhilosophy Today - Derrida's "On Forgiveness"||What is pure forgiveness? What conditions serve for forgiveness to be obtainable? Can we forgive the unforgivable? This week I discuss a short essay by dead French philosopher Jacques Derrida titled "On Forgiveness" and expand on what I think about...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlass and Flowers - A Proposal||James got engaged this weekend. Hear the story here.||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarriage, A Ceremony of Love||I had the fantastic opportunity to sit down with two great FORMER bachelor friends Zach Parris and Jordan Fraker. Zach and Jordan recently became engaged and joined me to discuss relationships, love, and marriage.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up, Neil Gaiman, and Belief||It's been a while! James catches you up on some updates and then expresses his deep love for the work of Neil Gaiman. This leads him into a talk about belief structures and their importance. James still doesn't know if this should be third person or not||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrivecast||James drove to Dallas. No, you don't have to be a passenger the whole way. Today's episode is about the stories we narrate our lives with and why having a different story is beneficial. He ends telling a dumb story about the time he got scammed out of..||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - Machines||WELCOME MY SON, WELCOME TO THE MACHINE||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOh, The Places You'll Go||James reads Dr Suess's "Oh, the Places You'll Go" to his son.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01 - Superbowl||Welcome to episode 1! In this episode, James talks briefly about his hesitations on getting the show started, then rants wildly about his experience working for the Superbowl Li over the previous weekend. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe. Follow...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The Tim Keefe episode alone will blow your mind. James represents a nuanced and deep form of thinking that is completely fresh and necessary both philosophically and politically. Thank you!!
Bite sized Philosophy talks - Love it!
James is VERY well read on these subjects and if he isn't he'll be the first to tell you. He has a knack for explaining these thoughts and ideas in ways even I can comprehend. I wasn't that curious about philosophy before hearing this podcast but I deffinitely am now. Thanks James! Keep up the good work! Loved the episode of Unregistered you were on as well!
pretty good podcast
he does a michel foucault impression
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