Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Web Site

Everything we are doing is now on, please check it out.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mindcore Podcast Episode 8: The Occult

Join Enrique Recuero, Diana Sparx, and Reverend Grimes as we discuss the occult. The world of modern secret societies, sex magick, Aleister Crowley, The Golden Dawn, and other such mysterious curiosities.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mindcore Podcast: Fat, Food, Fun

This episode is about food, food culture, eating disorders, the neurology of food, food fetishes, etc. And lots of silly gonzo banter for your laughter.

The End of Over Eating by David Kessler

Breaking the Food Seduction by Neal Barnard

Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

How Women are Represented in Comics/Sci Fi/ Fanatasy/ Pop Culture

We discuss the sexualization of women in these genres, human sexuality in general, including some provocative bits of evolutionary psychology. We discuss feminism pro's and cons, and also pros and cons about how our favorite forms of so called "low brow" literature frame those who don't suffer from a y chromosome.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Reverend Grimes and Friends

If you want to download the podcast, or listen to it on iTunes click here.

Reverend Grimes is the newest addition to the podcasting team. Here he is with Grinning Bear-it (which will not be his name on the next episode) discussing table top role playing game culture, game of Thrones, dog penis, and making fun of our friends.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pop Culture Guru: Rob Weiner

This is Rob Weiner.
Rob Weiner is an academic author on pop culture, specializing in Captain America, Spider-Man, The Grateful Dead and Transgressive Film. He created a controversial cataloguing system for comic books in public libraries, and is an advocate for the academic value of pop culture in general.

If you have itunes, or want to go to a page to download this episode go: here!

Some of Rob's Books:
From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse: Highbrow and Lowbrow Transgression in Cinema's First Century

Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.

Music featured on this episode by The New Fumes and Mankind Is Obsolete. Used with permission from artist.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Universal Freethought

I propose a bigger tent, not surrendering the atheist tent, but to make it but one wing of a larger movement: Universal Freethought. Universal Freethought is being radically smart. Its being smart enough to make art or music, smart enough to be well read. Smart enough to have a body of intellectual work under your belt, even if that work is online or self-published. The world is dominated by the stupidity of people’s psychological inertia, largely shaped by commercial marketing. People who are smart enough to think and think hard need to have a common cause.

Universal Freethought is the values of the academy carried beyond the ivory tower and into the general public dialogue. In fact, in many cases intellectuals owe the success of their discoveries as Universal Freethinkers shape these ideas into something that is attractive for a larger audience, who is busy living life and does not have reading the dry academic text of your field anywhere on their “to do” list.

I want all my friends to consider popularizing this concept with me, fanning the flames gently until it roars into a full blown meme. I sincerely hope that this idea does not fall by the wayside in my thoughts.

I care about society, and the tolerance of large populations in academic ignorance is a threat to our advancement.

A Universal Freethinker does not believe that they are intellectually superior by DNA or luck of birth. The Universal Freethinker is a radical educator. Dedicated to manifesting a powerful community of humanity where people actually realize their potential and contribute to the greater good as much as they are capable when they can realize their greatest good.

I have not found any other movement with the exact same aim of Universal Freethought except for the academy, but the effects of the academy are deeply limited by the lack of economic justice in our present civilization.

If you are reading this you are already a Universal Freethinker, more than likely. So what are you going to do about it?