The Weekly Eudemon
By Eric Scheske
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Widely-published author, speaker, and lawyer, Eric Scheske, offers weekly commentary on a host of matters, ranging from current events to philosophy to religion. Eudemon Eric endeavors to be edifying, entertaining, eclectic, and electric.
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Sex in the Stall, Deconstructionism on Display, Gay Gnostics, Joseph Epstein||Sex in the Stall. A couple allegedly has sex in the bathroom stall at a NFL games. That’s unbelievably gross. Deconstructionism is partly to blame. The fact that these people are absolute pigs doesn’t help, but deconstructionism feeds them. I explain how. Communist Gnosticism. Marx, Lenin, and hatred for religion = shuttering of Greek Orthodox Churches in the early USSR. Homosexuality, deconstructionism, and hatred for truth = shuttering of Roman Catholic Churches in contemporary USA? Deconstructionism. Summarized succinctly. Words carry no meaning. Therefore, anything anybody purports to know is merely what they derive from individual experience: subjectivism. No truth . . . only “truth claims.” Lightning Segments. Hip and renegades: shaping American culture. More McLuhan. What TWE is Trying to Do. It started as “messages to my adult children,” but quickly grew. What am I trying to do? Nothing more nor less than imitating the essays of Joseph Epstein and honoring Samuel Johnson’s axion: The only end of writing is to allow the reader to better enjoy life. Books Taki Theodoracopulos, Nothing to Declare: A Memoir John Leland, Hip: The History Joseph Epstein, Familiar Territory: Observations on American Life Thaddeus Russell, A Renegade History of the United States Eric Voegelin, From Enlightenment to Revolution Jack Kerouac, On the Road Music attribution Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: firstname.lastname@example.org Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Fulton Sheen, Modernity as Gnosticism, an Apologia||Fulton Sheen, Modernity as Gnosticism, Extended Lightning Segments||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Introverts, Deconstructionists, and Gnostics||Introverts, Deconstructionists, and Gnostics||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Mass Touching, Austen, Marshall McLuhan, Gnosticism||Mass Touching, Austen, Marshall McLuhan, Gnosticism||1/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Nock, Deconstructing the Family, Mindfulness||Nock, Deconstructing the Family, Mindfulness||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Pope Francis and Evelyn Waugh, Structuralism and Libertinism, Buddhist Emptiness, Hungover, Mongols with Nestorian Christians||Pope Francis and Evelyn Waugh, Structuralism and Libertinism, Buddhist Emptiness, Hungover, Mongols with Nestorian Christians||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Autobiographical Holiday Ruminations||Autobiographical Holiday Ruminations||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Pagan Practices in Christianity, The Jesus Prayer, Autobiographical Tao||Pagan Practices in Christianity, The Jesus Prayer, Autobiographical Tao||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPost-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler||Post-Modernism, Galileo and Mead and Kinsey and Other Frauds, Arthur Koestler||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Midget Wrestling in Detroit, Manliness, FOCUS, Post-Modernism||Midget Wrestling in Detroit, Manliness, FOCUS, Post-Modernism||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOnanism, Off-Color Humor, Seventh Century, Taoist Anarchy||December 1, 2018 Episode||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBlack Friday, Puritanizing Marijuana, Poustinia, Fools for Christ||November 25, 2018 Episode of The Weekly Eudemon||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLas Vegas and Marijuana||What I saw at the annual MJ Biz Con||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Year 650, Thanksgiving, and the Playful Tao||Listen on Youtube Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen on TuneIn 650: So, if the Roman Empire didn’t fall in 476, when did it? Nobody really knows, but it’s probably safe to say that, by 650, Rome was gone and the Dark Ages had begun. Thanksgiving: November has a lot to recommend it, but perhaps nothing as much as this: it’s the month for giving thanks. With the attitude of giving thanks, comes many blessings. Lightning Segments: Hot Scandinavian women, a king’s life, who can you trust, and Oscar Levant. The Tao: What is the Tao? I don’t know. But you can start to find it if you start to play.||11/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTaoism, Europe in 486, Mo-Fo, Russell Kirk||A far-ranging review of everything from Taoism to Russell Kirk||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween, Short History of Early Zen, the Fall of the Empire and BLM, Riggenbach||Catholic Commentary on Everything that Matters||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZen, the "Fall" of Rome, Small Talk, Drinking with Commies, More||Catholic Commentary on Everything that Matters||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZen, The Middle Ages in Eight Minutes, Toddler Torture||Introductions to Two New Topics||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatholic Libertarian, Early Rise of the Nation State, Drunks on Screen||Is "Catholic Libertarian" an oxymoron? Early rise of the centralized state. Primary Obligations.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem of Induction, Totalitarianism, Saint Month||September 30, 2018 Episode||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutumn, The Virgin Eye, Magic, and More||The Virgin Eye, Magic, Social Justice, Autumn||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great catholic show with an eclectic mix of material. Always interesting to find out what’s on each episode.
My son and I listen to every episode. Good stuff.
A fun listen for anyone who wants a nuanced take on current and historical topics. Recommend