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Music featured on this episode by The New Fumes and Mankind Is Obsolete.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?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sex, Sci Fi, and Steampunk literature with author Paul Di Filippo

On this episode we interview Paul Di Filippo, a prolific author who we became fans of due to his work in science fiction erotica and steampunk. Di Filippo has a genre range from comic books to scientific journalism. This episode should be an enriching tour of a powerful mind for the initiated and the novice alike.

Who is this mysterious man, Paul Di Filippo?

A Mouthful of Tongues by Paul Di Filippo

Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo

The For Real Women In Refrigerators List

Circlet Press: A Scif Fi Erotica Publishing Company

Music Featured On this Episode

Going to Hell by the Bastard Fairies

Cut You Out by Destroyed for Comfort

Puppet by Mankind is Obsolete


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Davecat: Man Marries Robot

This is the first shared episode of the newest incarnation of the Mindcore Podcast. Diana Sparx and I are childhood friends. I have decided to take this podcast from its prior atheist propaganda incarnation to a cyberpunk model where Diana and I just share stories and interviews for bad asses with 3 digit IQs.

This episode is about robots. It may appear to be about Real Dolls or sex toys, but its really about robots. I trust that if I have done my outreach correctly all of you will get that. Davecat is a fucking awesome guy, who is smart as hell, and has great taste in music and has married a Real Doll. Why would anyone do that? In Diana and I's humble opinion, Davecat can (to a certain extent) see the future.

Please enjoy the show. Forgive some sound issues on the interview segment, these are entirely my fault and I must apologize for my rusty podcasting. I promise the content is worth it. If you have a hard time with it you just need to make it louder.

Allow you to interview you to our new co-host: Diana Sparx:

Davecat's Awesome Blog (Diana and I are Huge Fans)

Video of Davecat

Davecat on Taboo

If you want to download or get it on iTunes use this site

Now for the show: