The Individual

leafless tree among rocks

In which we discuss the poems To the States, To a Certain Cantatrice, Oh Captain! My Captain! and Me Imperturbe by Walt Whitman. We discuss the progression of Whitman's identity through his poetry and his exortations to his readers and to the entities of his time. Meaning of life? Easy!

Leaves of Grass

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Eidolons!

statue of man shooting an arrow in the sky

In which we discuss the poem Eidolons by Walt Whitman and its ramifications to the ideals of anarchy and the natural liberty of humanity.

Eidolons, an essay

Leaves of Grass

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Player Piano, part two

player piano photo

In which we finish up the discussion of Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut with a commentary on the philosophical struggles of anarchists and the pursuit of meaning in a life seemingly driven by the automation of the "powers that be".

The Utopian Fantastic

Player Piano, by John Updike

Leaves of Grass

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Player Piano, part one

player piano photo

Today we discuss the first few chapters of Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. We explore some of the archetypes setup and explained by Mr Vonnegut. We explore the distopic world in which all machines are automated and how the people of that world, too, may be automated, and how that relates to our every day life today.

The Hollow Men, by T.S. Eliot [download]

Alexander's Ragtime Band [ogg download]

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Discussion Time

picture of anarchy graffiti

Here we discuss archetypes and worldviews, personal mythologies and heaven/hell. Also, I urge my dear listener to join me in reading "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut. Find the book at Anarcho Book Club Library. You can then yell at me on Mastodon.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

The Metamorphosis

cover of The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis was a book written in 1915. It was a fantastic little read that covers the debt of a family that weighs so heavily on the main character of the book, Gregor Samsa, that is causes him to transform into an unsightly creature. I give a little summary, then go into my thoughts and how it relates to anarchism in today's society.

You can find this book on Anarcho Book Club as well as on Project Gutenberg.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Petr Kropotkin

profile of Petr Kropotkin

The Conquest of Bread is perhaps one of the most important books (per my opinion) in the anarchist movement. Kropotkin covers a ton of issues surrounding the power dynamics of the capitalist system. We go through the first chapter and then I recommend that you read the whole thing many times! So, go read it! Listen to this episode and yell at me on Mastodon.

Also check out: The Bread Book

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Samuel Edward Konkin III

profile of Samuel Edward Konkin the 3rd

SEK3, as he is known, is the founder of the social theory of agorism, an anarchist social theory whose members called themselves agorists or voluntaryists. It is one of the lesser known types of anarchism in the world, but has gain quite a bit more traction in anarchist thought in recent years. We discuss the ideas in the book "Agorist Class Theory", while I stutter around after losing my notes for this episode.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

David Graeber, part two

profile of David Graeber

This is the second and final part of Debt: The First 5000 Years. We finish up the second half of the book with a good little rant on the subject of debt and control, and also a couple of fun little stories.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

David Graeber, part one

profile of David Graeber

Since his recent passing, I have decided to do an episode on David Graeber's book Debt: The First 5000 Years, in which he discusses the origins of debt, the origins of taxation and the ramifications for the modern world. Please join me in this and read along!

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

profile of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

A French anarchist who claimed that "property is robbery!" His book "What is Property?" is the focus of this episode and we get into the meaty details of his theory of property. You will see that I disagree somewhat, but ultimately find this book to be very enlightening on his specific philosophy.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

About This Club

red anarchy symbol over green book

Just a little blurb where I discuss a few things about anarchy and the things that all anarchists have in common, regardless of their "sect" within the movement.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Michael Bakunin

profile of Michael Bakunin

Michael Bakunin is a forward and assertive anarchist, a man out of his time. His propositions have helped to change the way anarchists see the world, and nowhere is it more apparent than it is in his book, "God and the State". In this episode we read through a few parts of his book and discuss the overall concepts he discusses in the book. Meanwhile, I get off track and go on a little rant.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.

Emma Goldman

profile of Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman may have been one of the most influential anarchists in North American history. She wrote a number of essays, but her main body of work consists of speeches and rallies. She was a unionist, feminist, decentralist, a probable atheist, which culminated in her identity as one of the most notorious anarchists of her age.

Into/Outro music is from Kai Engel's Chapter Four - Fall album. You can get that album and many more of his albums from his Bandcamp page.