Best existential podcasts we could find (Updated January 2018)
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Concerning AI | Existential Risk From Artificial Intelligence
 
Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?
 
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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90's Pop Culture Podcast
 
A lively discussion of all things 90′s pop culture without the empty nostalgia of loving a song because you lost your virginity to it as a teenager.
 
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The Existential Files
Weekly+
 
Homepage of the podcast The Existential Files
 
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Vapid Existentialism
Monthly
 
Co-host of Vapid Existentialism podcast. The podcast about anything and everything with a focus on Geek Pop Culture.
 
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Existential Breakdown
Daily+
 
Existential Breakdown is a podcast where one man stares into the void and rambles on about video games, general entertainment news, and reads your feedback! Follow me on Twitter @stepsvayoo for ramblings and grumpiness limited to 120 characters.
 
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Existential Crisis
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Podcast by Existential Crisis
 
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Existentially Nauseous podcast
Monthly+
 
Stories read by me, some fiction, some non-fiction, all sourced from my brain and/or life experiences.
 
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TriPolar
Rare
 
TriPolar serves as a fun forum to inform, explore, inquire and inspire listeners impacted by and/or interested in matters of mental health.
 
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BANANALAND with Bob Rubin
Monthly+
 
San Francisco stand- up legend, Bob Rubin, brings the silly to the wonderfully surrealistic, absurd comedy world, BANANALAND! Sit back, relax and enjoy the fun ramblings. You never know who's going to slip on by Bananaland. Let's get goofy!
 
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MMA Dude Bro Podcast
Monthly+
 
Contemplations on the existential crisis amidst the backdrop of Cagefighting. An official content partner of CombatPress.com
 
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Eschaton
Monthly+
 
Eschaton is a podcast for those interested in the great mysteries and big questions of the universe as they relate to the world around us. The series challenges conventional wisdom and prevailing belief systems by attempting to offer fresh insight into our most important questions, both old and new. The mission of Eschaton is to create a thought revolution, one individual at a time.
 
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Thinkery
Monthly+
 
A podcast featuring the intellectual and existential struggles of two creative, skeptical, well-meaning fellows. Fed directly into your ear-holes.
 
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thinkPhilosophy Podcast
Weekly
 
The thinkPhilosophy Podcast: Existentialism, Phenomenology, Poststructuralism, and Critical Theory
 
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Wonderlust Podcast
Monthly+
 
Recorded Live and Uncensored! Listen to our lively debate, as we discuss the absurdity of the human condition! From social issues to life's biggest existential questions, no topic is too big to tackle.
 
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Minute Meditations for the Postmodern Pilgrim
 
If you long to cross over the threshold of everyday life to probe the depths of your existence, these little meditations might be of some use to you. Please note that the meditations are designed to be used in sequential order, starting with The Darkness of Being. Podcast notes are available at PostmodernPilgrim.com. Thank you for visiting. May you find the peace and joy you seek, and may you be a blessing to all you meet.
 
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Kickin' It Tough -
Weekly+
 
Kickin' It Tough, hosted by Bennett Roberts, is a talk show devoted to living to the max, following dreams and beating the odds. Reach out to Bennett at KickinItTough.com! We are all the captains of this lifeboat, so lets go set sail!
 
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QuadCast podcast
Monthly+
 
We are a comedy storytelling podcast and the content is from our lives. We're two different types of guys (Techie and Country guy) with the same sense of humor and a lifelong friendship. Each week they bring topics from life and deep existential thoughts; while all the time trying to make each other laugh. Come and join the #QuadSquad every week, and sometimes twice
 
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WTF Am I Doing With My Life? with Kristy Arnett
 
Asking yourself this existential question? Join host Kristy Arnett for an exploration into personal development, spiritual growth, emotional intelligence, leadership, sexiness obtainment and healthy living -- pretty much anything you need to figure out WTF you're doing with your life.
 
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Concerning AI
Monthly+
 
Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?
 
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What Bliss, First Kiss
Monthly+
 
Michael Make is some sort of artist.
 
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Poetry as F*ck
Monthly
 
Poetry as F*ck is a spoken word podcast, containing three different shows: 'Poets Against Humanity' - a Creative Commons remix of 'Cards Against Humanity' where poets desecrate each others' work in a panel show format.'Lies, Dreaming' - a digital open mic night based around a theme, with recorded spoken word submitted by listeners.'Eight Poems That, If You Had To Be Trapped In Some Way For a Prolonged Period Of Time With Little Hope of Rescue, You'd Quite Like to Bring Along For Coping Purpo ...
 
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The Tarantula Lounge
Monthly+
 
An audiojournal for those enamored with the finer things in life: books, culture, theology and philosophy, and Taco Bell.
 
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Just A Thought Podcast
Monthly+
 
A Philosophy podcast that will start off dealing with topics from my Existentialism class and continue along my journey. Other topics will probably be introduced.
 
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Shots of Awe
Monthly+
 
Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, "Performance Philosopher" Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.
 
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Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn
Weekly
 
You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described "bridge-burning livewire," she's always viewed money as an endless existential crisis - and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don't have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. ...
 
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Man Anywhere
Monthly
 
An unscripted, meandering exploration into whatever comes into the mind of a man somewhere.
 
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LogoTalk Radio
Rare
 
The world's premier podcast on logotherapy and existential analysis.
 
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Need For Nuance
Monthly+
 
A podcast about emotional intelligence, existentialism, and philosophy.
 
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Mindfulness of Doom
Weekly
 
A mindfulness podcast about life, peaceful living, and existential dread.
 
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Whatever is Whatever
Monthly+
 
Whatever is Whatever is a long form conversational podcast. Host Maya Hislop talks to women of color about the meaning of life. S*** gets existential and funny and truthful!
 
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Hello and Adieu Podcast
Weekly
 
Hello and Adieu consists of two best friends from college that live on opposite sides of the country. We discuss all things nerdy, funny, and profound.
 
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We Should Have A Podcast
Monthly+
 
Best friends Corey Podell and Courtney Pauroso share everything - initials, secrets, and a deep-seated existential dread. They are sorry for everything ever.
 
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Minion Death Cult
Weekly
 
The world is ending. Your uncle is to blame. We’re documenting it. Political and existential clarity through bad Facebook content
 
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FusterCluck - OG
Monthly+
 
This podcast was started accidentally when Kenny, Gerard and Alan came over to Olivia's house to hang out. When the four realized they had vague comedic chemistry, a podcast was born. Because Olivia has anxiety about doing things without structure, they decided to start putting random ideas into a hat and pulling them out to discuss them one by one. It turned out better than expected and now they do this every week.
 
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Melbourne Musings Podcast
Monthly
 
Your host Brent Andersen takes you on a casual conversational journey through life in Melbourne, Australia. Conversations vary from politics, Brent's existential crises, to the completely inane. Co-Hosts and interviews are also a common element of the show, along with Brent's own music. Enjoy.
 
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Enslaved By The Bell
Monthly+
 
Inter-dimensional existentialism as viewed through Bayside High: a comedy podcast featuring two idiots from Ireland.
 
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Nathan Forster
Monthly
 
Blogger, Writer, Speaker. I have this podcast in order to spread my thoughts on faith & life. I am one of those people who talk about Jesus, but don't let that put you off.
 
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Field of Weeds
Weekly
 
A new autobiographical novel/podcast from the streets, the unfolding life story of a Zen adept cast adrift.
 
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TriPolar
Monthly
 
TriPolar serves as a fun forum to inform, explore, inquire and inspire listeners impacted by and/or interested in matters of mental health.
 
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Player Vs. Podcast
Monthly
 
Join video game enthusiasts Josh, Chris, Tony, Alexander and Sarah as they discuss games, entertainment, movies, and whatever Masahiro Sakurai has been up to.
 
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Zombie Nation Sports
Monthly
 
Sports, Gambling, NFL, NBA, Boxing, MMA, Women, Philosophy, Existentialism, Film, Society, ETc
 
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Comedy A-Go-Go
Weekly
 
The comedy podcast that asks the existential question why does someone do stand-up comedy?
 
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The Moral Trigger
Monthly
 
A podcast that provides a platform for discussing moral, societal & existential issues.
 
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Transgender Philosophy
Monthly+
 
This podcast explores important themes in sexology and philosophy related to transgender people. We discuss controversial topics such as crossdreaming and autogynephilia as well as the practical and existential issues involved in transition. Our unified transgender theory answers question such as 'is a transwoman a woman' and 'what are the causes of the transgender condition?'
 
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What Sustains Us
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Existential Mindfulness & Spirituality
 
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Lake Clarity
Monthly+
 
Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they're about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake. Caves, concrete structures, and eerie coincidences are a common place around Lake Clarity. Before they know it, the teens find themselves face to face with an evil force that's been locked away for a long time. Join Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon as they adventure through the Lake Clarity area, and discover the past of the s ...
 
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Risktory: The Story of Risk
Weekly
 
Risktory is a first of its kind podcast, dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history.From Napoleon in his first Italian campaign, to the ancient city of Pompeii, to Jack the Ripper. Risk management has always had a place in helping humans to both guard against existential threat, but to also grasp and exploit exquisite opportunity.Think risk is boring? Let Risktory blow your mind. New episodes are released every Monday.
 
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The Light of September
Rare
 
Best listened to on headphones. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE! Groundbreaking existential Sci Fi from the multi award-winning Minister of Chance team: following the World's first ever light speed flight, Captain Dalton (Tamsin Greig) must lead her crew over new oceans fraught with danger. Find out more at www.danfreeman.co.uk, @thelightofsept and https://www.facebook.com/thelightofseptember
 
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Imagine my relief.
Rare
 
A thoughtful look into the Paris climate accord and the role New Zealand plays in managing an existential crisis.
 
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This Podcast is Satire
Monthly+
 
Fanfic authors and tumblr bandits Olivie Blake and Sally Avery bring their unique brand of transatlantic wisdom to bear on the romantic, existential and writerly travails of their listeners.
 
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Middle Theory
 
This week on Middle Theory, the looming threat–or promise–of advanced A.I. in our future is discussed. We turn our attention away from politics to focus on other less agitating but equally important things. We start with a weather update to see what the stormy conditions look like at President Trump’s Ireland golf course, and then the equally s ...…
 
The Austin Cry: be the Cause, join the Movement, PaRDeS Universal ReConstitution for Washington and World Repair! Visit my websites www.PaRDeSism.com, www.Ric4USH21.com, podcasts with pdf, or at iTunes and other platforms. I have a calling, born out of enthusiasm; a book to deliver, “PaRDeSism ~ Human Science 101”; and a job to get done, place ...…
 
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Breadcrumbs
 
Elias and Sean look ahead to the coming year and discuss what’s on the horizon. Links and Show Notes Sean Lunsford on Twitter: "New year, new project https://t.co/4K5zn0da8o" Plan Your Year: Your Secret Weapon to a Successful 2018 Things 3 Cortex #21: The E-Myth Revisited - Relay FM Cortex #44: Existential Time Tracking - Relay FM (Overcast: 1: ...…
 
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Unsynd
 
Today we’re joined by Lex White to talk about existentialism, technique, and truck crashes. Lex White plays Bluegrass like he was born with it in his blood! Born in Grass Valley California, one of the centers of West coast Bluegrass, to a family steeped in American traditional music, he was brought to every jam and festival possible by his banj ...…
 
Parrots! The Varmints! podcast and Rugrat Parker are crazy about parrots and now you can be too! Let’s fly off and talk about these colorful tiny dinos! Enjoy! But first, the news! Lorikeets get intoxicated on Drunken Parrot Tree in Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Read about it and see the video here. Courtesy of adelaidenow.com. Polly want a beer? 1 ...…
 
New episodes on Fridays AEST. Note: If this episode doesn’t make each and every listener want to go out and a) download and play the free demo of Barael’s Legacy and b) listen to and buy all of The Sword’s albums and merch, then no episode of any podcast ever could. - Albert ‘Labouring In The Liquid Rites Of Leviathan…Spectres Slunk Around The ...…
 
เมื่อชีวิตเดินมาถึงจุดที่ต้องเลือก เราจะเลือกทางไหนดี?มาฟังกันว่าเราสามารถนำเอาปรัชญาอัตถิภาวนิยม (Existentialism)มาประยุกต์ใช้กับชีวิตได้อย่างไรบ้าง
 
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The Steel on Steel Short Show with John Loeffler
 
Freedom of speech is paramount in a free society but it is being threatened on several fronts How did we get here In this week s boralogue John looks at our journey from a free society under God to the rise of existentialism to postmodernism to our current struggle with multiculturalism Reality is catching up with the contradictions of the elit ...…
 
Jan 5 2018 - Also, that was a disaster, fast. Bonus: Memory, identity, and the ways computers are changing all of that.
 
Aired Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 5:00 PM EST 7 Words That Can Change The World Can A Simple Idea Coalesce A Movement of Movements? A Conversation With Author Joe Simonetta “Of course Jesus believed in evolution. Otherwise he would have said, ‘Now don’t do a thing till I get back’.” — Swami Beyondananda At a time when “reality” is up for grabs, an ...…
 
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You Say You Want A Revolutionary
 
French writer Simone de Beauvoir was a philosopher, intellectual, activist, feminist and all around awesome person. Learn about her seminal work "The Second Sex" and what she meant when she said "One is not born, but rather becomes a woman." A detailed analysis of women's oppression, with a sprinkling of existentialism on top, it is key to unde ...…
 
Happy New Year everyone! In this episode, Robert Stanley provides us with a battle report concerning the regionals recently held in Houston, Texas. Robert discusses his matches and gives thoughts on IG-88, Ugnaughts, Vader, and so much more! Following his battle report, Robert schools Kenny in the intricacies of the developing meta and causes K ...…
 
Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, m ...…
 
We have a guest on the show today! His name is Stuart Armstrong, and he works at the Future of Humanity Institute that we’ve mentioned several times over the course of the TEOTWAWKI specials who are looking at big-picture existential risks. Stuart Armstrong’s research at the Future of Humanity Institute centers on the safety and possibilities o ...…
 
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Shift Your Spirits
 
There’s a common malaise among reading clients. A low-level depression, disconnection, lack of inspiration. People keep asking me "What do I need to do to be happy?" I’m sharing a technique I’ve started to call Rebooting Your Life. Honestly, the strategy is so simple, if you’re not willing to do it or try it, I have to wonder if you really want ...…
 
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RIPPER PODCAST LIVE
 
We are Live for a Wednesday night Ripper Podcast #417 12/20/2017 featuring VINIDE / SEASONS OF THE WOLF / THREE EYES OF THE VIOD / THE DEAD CENTURIES / BLACK SPACE RIDERS / KB36 / HELLFIRE / VANTA BLACK WARSHIP / TOXIN / SHADOW RELAM / HELSLAVE / TURMA / INFERNO / THOLA / MALFROMITY / CRIMSON SLAUGHTER / TRALINEATE / MURKOCET / DEMON BOY / THE ...…
 
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PodCon 2017 Remote Attendance
 
You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Money is an endless existential crisis. So how come nobody ever talks about it? Join host Gaby Dunn for a conversation with artist and podcaster Dylan Marron. This is a safe space to admit that yo ...…
 
Aired Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:00 PM ET Self-Care Remedies for Healing Mind, Body & Soul Never has the idea of mindfully checking in with ourselves and creating a “whole body” health—health that is more than simply the absence of illness—been so appealing. In today’s show, self-care, wellness and beauty educator and bestselling author Mary ...…
 
Aired Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:00 PM ET Self-Care Remedies for Healing Mind, Body & Soul Never has the idea of mindfully checking in with ourselves and creating a “whole body” health—health that is more than simply the absence of illness—been so appealing. In today’s show, self-care, wellness and beauty educator and bestselling author Mary ...…
 
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:48 The Good Place: The twist at the end of season 1 was every bit as good as we hoped, even though we knew it was coming. Mentioned: This video of the reveal to the cast. 10:35 The West Wing: "Swiss Diplomacy" was ... an episode that happened. Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast, ...…
 
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Concerning AI | Existential Risk From Artificial Intelligence
 
Julia Hu, founder and CEO of Lark, an AI health coach, is our guest this episode. Her tech is really cool and clearly making a positive difference in lots of people's lives right now. Longer term, she doesn't see much to worry about.
 
Today's episode includes... #listener in the Wild.By Stewart Farrell and Lorin Clarke.
 
Stars. Black holes. THE GAWDANG UNIVERSE. Astrophysicist and cosmologist Katie Mack (@astrokatie) joins to tell us her most embarrassing moments as a cosmologist, to debunk some physicist myths and give the nuts + bolts of everything form particle physics to gravitational waves and existential mysteries. Walk away with cocktail party comprehens ...…
 
A Visit with Jennifer Kerns, columnist for the Washington Examiner. As Roy Moore heads into election day, we consider the latest news from Alabama. Moore leads in the polls and has been formally endorsed by President Trump. Incredibly, Gloria Allred's accuser has now admitted to tampering with the "yearbook" -- thereby crushing the credibility ...…
 
For Andrea Ring, chief strategy officer of Big Spaceship things seem to have simply fallen into place. Doing whatever has been in front of her at a given moment, she acknowledged that, though there is ample opportunity, happiness is key and being more intentional is the best course of action — which has informed her choices, especially as it re ...…
 
After briefly hyping this weekend's forthcoming guests, your host ruminates on the 2006 luggage heist that, in its way, led him to the existential spot that he inhabits at present.
 
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Rate the Universe
 
Last wishes. Marc has football existentialism and and HQ issues. CoCo and @davidehrlich (not el-rick)'s year end list. FailureCast: 102 -- 0. @JoeSwanberg's "Easy." Social Media re-shuffle.
 
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Smallvillains: A Smallville Fancast
 
In this episode we have a bit of an existential crisis about the podcast and mostly don't talk about the episode. We have some good discussion about the big picture things in Smallville though!
 
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The Told Nuggets Podcast
 
In this episode of "The Self," Tom and Frank discuss letting go in life, how it can improve you decision making, ease existential stress and more. "The Self" is a podcast dedicated to self-actualization through mastering the day, self-reflection and more. Timestamps: 2:00 Eckhart Tolle 3:00 FP Depression 6:00 Should Be looking for Presence 7:00 ...…
 
Aja Gabel has never loved anything as purely as she loves writing. When we sit down to discuss her debut novel, The Ensemble, our conversation quickly veers to the existential. Aja explains how she found her voice by learning to be comfortable alone—and that it’s ok to not live life according to a grand narrative. Photography by Magdalena Wielo ...…
 
We consider the existential horror of Super Mario Odyssey and then listen to an alien's TPS report. GO AMERICA! This week's story genre: Science Fiction. It's time to curl up in your cigar shaped craft and grab a drink while we read you this week’s tale. Follow us on Instagram at interruptedtales and Twitter @taleinterrupted and join the conver ...…
 
Have you got a feeling of existential dread? There's probably a product to fill it. The guys are back to discuss the culture of consumption and consumerism, and this time Kevin is actually in the same room as the rest of the hosts. They're here to talk about the meaninglessness of capitalist activism, how most people only view Net Neutrality th ...…
 
In a culture where “religion” comes increasingly to be associated with unsubstantiated, unscientific and anti-liberal belief systems; in a congregation where more often than not people claim, “I am spiritual but I am not really religious,” perhaps it is time to examine what it is that we actually understand by “religion.” Perhaps it is time to ...…
 
In a culture where “religion” comes increasingly to be associated with unsubstantiated, unscientific and anti-liberal belief systems; in a congregation where more often than not people claim, “I am spiritual but I am not really religious,” perhaps it is time to examine what it is that we actually understand by “religion.” Perhaps it is time to ...…
 
For thousands of years, new generations -- and new mothers, in particular -- had the wisdom of their elders, of their culture, of their sense of place to guide them. Today in 21st-century America, where so many of us can only trace our ancestry back to one immigrant grandparent and what family we have is scattered across the continent (or the g ...…
 
Interlocutor. Maverick. Man of nature. Dynamic Human. Emcee. Humanitarian. Ultra Trail Runner. Brother. Umbe is of a fine breed. Today he tells us his powerful story Growing up as a black man in South Africa with an ‘adopted’ white family and having a mom who goes to work as a nurse in Saudi Arabia, are not normal occurrences but then this is n ...…
 
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RIPPER PODCAST LIVE
 
better late than never We are live for a Friday night Ripper Podcast #408 12/01/2017 featuring FROST GIANT / GRIMTONE / COREXIT / PAINTED BLACK / DEVOURMENT / ASYLUM / OLATHIA / BRIGDE OF DIOD / THE EXISTENTIAL GENTLEMEN / LADY BEAST / ACT OF SIN / NO LIMITED SPIRAL / XEROSUN / FALSE FLAG / ANGELSEED / NEXUS / OVERUNIT MACHINE / THE SILVERBLACK ...…
 
Jerry tries various excuses to avoid meeting with an old friend with whom he no longer shares any interests. Chris & Ryan get existential in the intro...Guest: Ryan Donahue
 
EPISODE 486 >NON-MEMBER PAY PER DOWNLOAD< HOUR 3 Features an Interview with Michael Hichborn Mandeville, LA – It’s 10:00 O’Clock, Do You Know What Your Daughter Is Reading? – The awards for best 2017’s “children’s books” are out and the winners are… well, as Rod Dreher discovers, dystopian fantasies about piling on in rejecting sacred order. Bu ...…
 
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The Told Nuggets Podcast
 
In the fourth episode of "The Self," Frank and Tom continue to discuss systems, systems for improving your life through the teachings of Josh Waitzkin as well as how to think of your life as a game. "The Self" is a podcast dedicated to self-actualization through mastering the day, self-reflection and more. Timestamps: 4:45 The Best Wisdoms Make ...…
 
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