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Buying Mansions Without Money and Writer-Entrepreneurship with Max Nussenbaum of On Deck

Max Nussenbaum is an author and entrepreneur who currently runs the On Deck Writing Fellowship, a new Silicon Valley take on modern education and career acceleration. We talk about how On Deck is helping writers become entrepreneurs; how Max bought a mansion in Detroit when he was 23; why JFK is overrated; what cults teach us about community building; and optimal strategy for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (which Max was on).

How to Build a Mafia with Sudarshan Sridharan of Fion.tech

Sudarshan Sridharan is a 20-year-old co-founder of the wildfire prediction startup Fion.tech, and co-creator of the Gen Z Mafia. We discuss how to launch a tech startup when you're only 20; how VCs want deal flow but college kids want party flow; how awkward outcast can "flip the switch" to start networking; how to use Twitter; and the benefits of being silent and elevating others.

Growing a Social Science Newsletter from a Creator House in Mexico, with Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein writes the newsletter SocialStudies.news. We talk about the untapped riches of social science for creators and founders, and how to think about branding and growing content-creation projects from niche academic disciplines. We also talk co-living and hype-house business models, as Brett calls in from the OnDeck program in Tulum, Mexico.

Meet the Gen Z Mafia, with Ringleader Emma Salinas

Gen Z Mafia is a Discord server incubating teenage billionaires. I talk with one of the ringleaders about community design, Gen Z psychology, and business models.

Should you start a Substack?

For most of you, no, starting a Substack is not the best way to build a financially sustainable long-term writing project. You should definitely build an email list, but you should do it with a free newsletter you run alongside a website/blog that you own.

Self-Publishing Non-Fiction with David Kadavy

David Kadavy is a full-time author of non-fiction books. He shares a ton of practical insight about Amazon's publishing system, how you should consider using paid ads, why you should write extremely short books, how to think about blogs vs. books, and much more.

Internet Vitalism: A talk given to Gen Z Mafia

A talk I gave to Gen Z Mafia (Gen Z Mafia). Thanks to Emma Salinas (@emmalsalinas) for all the great questions. Works Cited: Hard-Forking Reality On Liberal Pacification IndieThinkers.org Where are the hottest countercultures today? What will happen to academia? What is my advice for young people? What Schelling points will emerge after academia? Why has academia has become left-wing since the 1990s? Can we make society more accepting of weird thinkers? Why do many of the countercultures today have a right-wing tendency? What caused the Left to gain dominance over mainstream institutions? Which conspiracy theories are directionally compelling? Should aspiring authors self-publish or try to get a traditional book deal? What will post-pandemic politics look like? What it's like living with two evolutionary psychologists? How will psychedelic drugs affect politics? What is my long-term vision for IndieThinkers.org?

Tech Twitter's Christian Wunderkind Nicole Williams

Find Nicole at twitter.com/nwilliams030. ➡️ Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy. ➡️ If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join.

From Hacker to Homesteading Author with Travis Corcoran

Travis Corcoran worked on startups before he built a homestead and turned to indie book writing and publishing. He recently launched a homesteading book on Kickstarter, which insanely crushed its goal. He describes himself as a "Catholic anarcho-capitalist software-engineering hobo farmer." You can get his homesteading book and support his work on Kickstarter. ➡️  If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. ➡️  Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy.

Hustlers #3: Paul Skallas aka Lindy Man

Paul Skallas aka Lindy Man is an acolyte of Nassim Taleb. He operates a particularly strange and, frankly, dubious hustle selling ebooks. This is a case study of his operation. Third in a series on internet intellectuals & their hustles. ➡️  Request an invitation to IndieThinkers.org ➡️  If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. ➡️  Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy.

Intro to Georges Bataille with Nina Power

Get our free Bataille study guide and learn more about our online course at theotherlifenow.com/bataille. ➡️  If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. ➡️  Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy.

Anna Khachiyan's Insubordination

Anna Khachiyan from Red Scare tells the story of how she left her PhD program at NYU; how she has more intellectual influence because of it; whether living in NYC is worth it for creators; and many other things. Find Anna on Twitter at @annakhachiyan and Red Scare on Patreon. ➡️ If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. ➡️ Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy.

Hustlers #2: Selling Zines and Quitting Jobs with Sonya Mann

Hustlers is a series on how independent intellectuals make money on the internet. Check out Sonya Mann at sonyasupposedly.com or on Twitter at @SonyaSupposedly. ➡️ Register for one of my future talks in this series at theotherlifenow.com/events ➡️ Request an invitation to IndieThinkers.org ➡️ If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. ➡️ Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at patreon.com/jmrphy.

Hustlers #1: How Aella Makes Bank on OnlyFans

A new series on how independent intellectuals make money on the internet. Aella is a blogger who recently started on OnlyFans, the new decentralized porn platform revolutionizing the adult industry. We talk about the sociology and economics of OnlyFans, and Aella's experiences so far. Follow Aella on Twitter at @Aella_Girl. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation at theotherlifenow.com/join. Patrons get early access to podcasts, not-yet-published writings, videos from my paid courses, and more. Become a patron at https://patreon.com/jmrphy. New intro/outro music by composer Philip Daniel via IndieThinkers.org. Check out his Youtube channel.

Do Not Despair (Kierkegaard and The Sickness Unto Death)

Some reflections on despair, existentialism, and Christianity via Kierkegaard's book The Sickness Unto Death. ➡️ I publish a free weekly newsletter about independent intellectuals on the internet. You should subscribe. ➡️ If you'd like to join my Discord server, request an invitation here. ➡️ Big thanks to my patrons who help me keep the lights on. Patrons get access to a lot of good stuff (including early access to this podcast, a week ago). Consider becoming a patron today.

Radical Politics for Control Societies: Based Deleuze Lecture 4

This is Lecture 4 (out of 6) in the Based Deleuze lecture course. You can get the whole series at gum.co/deleuze. ➡️If you'd like to join my Discord server, request an invitation here. ➡️Big thanks to my patrons who help me keep the lights on. Consider becoming one here. Works Cited Deleuze, Gilles. “Postscript on the Societies of Control.” October 59 (1992): 3–7. Foucault, Michel. The Courage of Truth (The Government of Self and Others II). Edited by Frédéric Gross. Translated by Graham Burchell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Translated by Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Murphy, Justin. “Parrhesia and the Future of Honesty (Talk given at the Invisible College, London).” Other Life (blog), October 11, 2019. https://plnk.to/otherlife/e/1000453126804 Navia, Luis. Diogenes the Cynic: The War Against the World. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2005. Shannon, Claude E. “A Mathematical Theory of Communication.” The Bell System Technical Journal 27, no. 3 (October 1948). https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1538-7305.1948.tb01338.x

Engineering negative virality

In-depth case study of a nuclear tweet. After my globally nuclear tweet about Greta & Epstein, I thought a lot about the factors that predict negative virality (AKA being "ratio'ed" on Twitter; getting a high ratio of replies to retweets, i.e. a lot of backlash relative to endorsement). A few weeks later, when drafting a quick tweet, I had a very strong intuition that the tweet would be ratio'ed hard. When I turned out to be right, I gained confidence in my theory of negative virality and decided to elaborate it through a case study of this one particular tweet. ✦ The tweet. https://twitter.com/jmrphy/status/1197664774097522688 ✦ I have a free course on this stuff, called Revolutionary Internet Galaxy-Brain. ✦ If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free community forum. ✦ This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

The Social Science of Tiger King with Geoffrey Miller and Diana Fleischman

The absolute final word on all social-scientific questions related to Tiger King, the recent Netflix documentary. Taking questions from Twitter, we analyze: Why these tiger-breeding cult leaders score hot chicks (and guys, including straight guys!), the personality traits of these people, the ethical culpability of Joe vs. Carole, the ethics of animal breeding in general, etc. We also highlight multiple feasible equilibria in which Carole and Joe cooperate to reduce animal suffering. Follow Geoffrey Miller on Twitter and Youtube. You can also listen to this podcast on Geoffrey's channel. Follow Diana Fleischman on Twitter and Youtube. 👉 I'm currently hosting free, group work sessions on Zoom every Tuesday at 11am Eastern! We meet for 4 hours to do focused, private work on our personal intellectual and creative projects. Sign up here. 👉 If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free Discord server. 👉 This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

Midnight B4 Moldbug in LA w/ Barrett Avner, Alex Moyer, and Wanyoung Kim

We recorded this late in the evening before the live show with Curtis Yarvin. It's lit, based, and fire. ✦ Barrett Avner of Contain ✦ Alex Moyer, director of TFW NO GF ✦ Wanyoung Kim, author of Cosmophenomenology ➡️ If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free Discord server. ➡️ Are you an intellectual working outside of institutions and/or mostly on the internet? I'm building a private membership community for those of us getting serious about increasing our impact and financial success. If this sounds like you, request an invitation at IndieThinkers.org. ➡️ This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

Curtis Yarvin Live at the Based Deleuze Release Party in LA

In our epic 3-hour talk, Curtis Yarvin discusses: Democracy, his preference for Bernie Sanders, debunking the American Revolution, benevolent dictatorship, Ancient Rome and the need for an American Augustus, salus populi suprema lex esto, formalism, sovereign corporations, his rejection of Nazis and White Nationalism, and much more. This podcast was recorded at the first ever live show of the Other Life podcast in LA, celebrating the release of my book Based Deleuze in paperback. Several people helped make this event happen. Barrett Avner of Contain (Twitter, IG, Podcast) was my LA-based partner behind this whole event, he helped tons with planning and booking and this could not have happened without him. Alex Talan, also of Contain, helped run the audio. Ben Williamson made dope flyers, and shot and edited the video. Zach Hamilton of the video studio Church made the slick custom intro at the beginning of the Youtube video for this talk. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 ➡️ I publish a free weekly newsletter about — and for — independent intellectuals on the internet. You should subscribe. ➡️ If you'd like to join my Discord server, request an invitation here. ➡️ Big thanks to my patrons who help me keep the lights on. Patrons get access to a lot of good stuff (including early access to this podcast, a week ago). Consider becoming one.

Quarantined Bunkercast with Diana Fleischman and Geoffrey Miller

On the COVID-19 pandemic, intergenerational warfare, comparative politics, exogenous shocks, class war, whether Trump caught the virus, and other speculations on the next few days. Follow Geoffrey Miller on Twitter and Youtube. Follow Diana Fleischman on Twitter and Youtube. More stuff 👉 Based Deleuze is now available in paperback.  👉 If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free community forum. 👉 This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

TFW NO GF with Filmmaker Alex Lee Moyer

TFW NO GF is a documentary about young men on the internet (pepe? wojak? frogtwitter? incels?). It was set to premiere at SXSW before the whole festival got cancelled due to coronavirus. https://schedule.sxsw.com/2020/films/2023330. The director, Alex Lee Moyer, sat down with me while I was in LA a couple weeks ago. ➡️If you'd like to join my Discord server, you can request an invitation here: https://theotherlifenow.com/join/ ➡️I publish a free weekly newsletter about independent intellectuals on the internet. https://theotherlifenow.com/newsletter/ ➡️Big thanks to my patrons who help me keep the lights on. Consider becoming one! https://patreon.com/jmrphy

Aella the Enlightened Cam Girl Writer and Entrepreneur

Aella (@Aella_Girl) is an internet thinker/creator/entrepreneur in the Rationalish sphere. She just launched a new card game called Askhole, research-backed card game designed to generate intense discussion. Aella's currently doing research on people who claim to have experienced Enlightenment. To learn more about Aella, check out her website at https://knowingless.com/. If you're in the Los Angeles area, I'll be doing a live show of my Other Life podcast on Friday, February 28th. Get tickets here. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free community forum. This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

Music Careers and Hierarchy Cheers with Charlie Looker

Charlie Looker is best known as a musician but he's also a passionate weird-theory lurker in various internet recesses of ill-repute. We've chatted here and there for well more than a year now, so I'm glad to finally sit down with him. Charlie's band, Psalm Zero, just released a new album called Sparta. Sample track from his new album (metal) and another single, Nothing Human (electronic). If you're in the Los Angeles area, I'll be doing a live show of my Other Life podcast on Friday, February 28th. Get tickets here. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free community forum. This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

How Memes Work with MemeAnalysis

Chris Gabriel runs the Youtube channel MemeAnalysis. He's also written for the revivified Acephale I've been hearing about lately. He's also co-creating a comics Instagram at Aeonic Comics. First live show and Based Mansion, Los Angeles, Feb. 28-March 1 On February 28 I'll be doing a live podcast show in Los Angeles. You can get tickets here. From that night until the morning of Sunday March 1, I will also be hosting internet friends in a mansion lol. If you're interested, request a spot here. Request an invitation to my free community forum This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

Catholic Accelerationism with Akira of Lovecrypt

Akira runs Lovecrypt, an indie digital-first music label. Akira: https://twitter.com/lovecryption Lovecrypt: https://lovecrypt.bandcamp.com/ Other Life live show and Based Mansion in LA, Feb 28 - March 1 On February 28 I'll be doing a live podcast show in Los Angeles. You can get tickets here. From that night until the morning of Sunday March 1, I will also be hosting internet friends in a mansion I'm renting lol. If you're interested, request a spot here. If you'd like to join my Discord server, request an invitation here. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on!

Going All-In on Crazy: The Witten

I'm joined by the half-wolf, half-kitten girl who appeared in a recent viral video. This video took her from 47 Twitter followers to about 18,000 and so she's gone to LA. She told me that when she had a baby, she decided to go all-in on being a full-time crazy person on the internet. She explains her life philosophy of not planning anything, not worrying, and relying on the kindness of strangers. This podcast had some good laughs but also a surprising number of quite human moments, I thought. See her viral video on her Twitter account @gaywithyourdad. Other Life will soon have its first live show. On February 28, I'll be doing a live podcast show in Los Angeles. If you're in the area, buy a ticket here ($15). From that night until the morning of Sunday March 1, I will also be hosting internet friends in a Based Mansion lol. If you're interested, request a spot here. There are a few price points for any income level. If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation here. Big thanks to all the patrons who help me keep the lights on.

The Decentralized Content Landscape with LBRY CEO Jeremy Kauffman

Jeremy Kauffman is the CEO of LBRY, a free, decentralized, blockchain-based digital content platform. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of decentralized content platforms for independent intellectuals. https://lbry.com — https://lbry.tv If you'd like to discuss this podcast with me and others, suggest future guests, or read/watch/listen to more content on these themes, request an invitation to my free community forum. Are you an independent intellectual? I'm building a private membership community for those of us getting serious about increasing our impact and financial success. If this sounds like you, request an invitation at IndieThinkers.org. This podcast is made possible by my patrons so big thanks to them. If you'd like to help expand my operations, you can become a patron yourself.

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