Displaying episodes 1 - 30 of 133 in total
We analyze Biden's health and Ben's new girlfriend makes an appearance.
We discuss the current state of Urbit and how it could win as a solution for creators
I analyze the NFT phenomena, Papa John's N-word habit, and the British royals who defected to be content creators.
A Gen-Z edgelord e-girl teaches how you, too, can become a sigma-male podcaster BF
We react to schizo TikTok simps and Eric Weinstein's paranoia
Reacting to some material gathered by intern Ben, live from my home in Austin
Mike Elias is a theorist and writer who recently founded IdeaMarket.io—a stock market for pricing public intellectuals.
I discuss my deal with Ben to give him $5k if my Youtube subscribers double in next 3 months—and answer other audience questions.
I reflect on the courses I'm building with my newest lecturer, John David Ebert (whose Jung course is now open for enrollment).
Barrett from the Contain podcast just moved to Austin too—we talk about quirked up shawties and normie bug ontology so don't listen if you only like my serious podcasts.
This week was one of the craziest weeks in the history of American finance. Jacob explains the whole story of how the Reddit community Wallstreetbets is tanking a prestigious Wall Street hedge fund.
I discuss my recent move to Austin TX, chaos at the Capitol, and the parallels between Bitcoin and Christianity with Jacob (@cryptochamomile).
This is a warm-up for an 8-week course on Carl Jung, starting on February 20th.
Dryden Brown is building a new kind of city, from the cloud, in a style he calls hero-futurism.
Probably the best single podcast on the ideas of Leo Strauss. A warmup for Michael's 8-week course starting January 23.
I discuss my theory of reality forking with two tech entrepreneurs who specialize in community business models.
What percentage of my net worth is in crypto? Is the future of academia on Youtube, or where? Would I cut ties with Patreon? Do I consider myself uncensorable? What is the value of my brand? Where is it heading? Why am I launching a social token? Where do I locate myself in relation to other professionals becoming indie creators, like journalists going to Substack?
Tom Kaczynski is a successful indie thinker in a most challenging niche: Philosophy comics. Over 10 years, Tom K. has built an impressive little empire as an independent illustrator, teacher, and publisher. In this podcast, he teaches us how he did it.
After all the scams of the 2017 ICO craze, there's a new wave of genuine creators and communities creating serious value with social currencies. Bradley Miles is the CEO of a startup called Roll, which facilitates this process for creators.
We discuss the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the creator economy and our idea to mint NFTs for other kinds of media, like podcasts.
We're launching our Deleuze vs. Heidegger seminar, starting this Sunday, November 22. Download the reading list: otherlife.co/deleuze-vs-heidegger
Neo-China arrives from the future, as a networked and monetized video platform called Superpeer. Anirudh Pai explains why he believes education will merge with the influencer economy, in the form of paid video-calling. Other topics include George Orwell, Africa, and Reed's Law (the lesser known cousin of Metcalfe's Law).
Learn how Default met two different boyfriends through Twitter, how she networked her way into tech without tech skills, some copywriting tips for creators, and why we're creating an arranged marriage agency.
One of the luckiest accidents of my life was British visa restrictions forcing me & my girlfriend to decide if we were truly in love or just pretending.
Biz Sherbert is a fashion theorist inspired by Mark Fisher, who's figured out how to make academic theory resonate with millions of people on TikTok. These videos earn her writing and consulting gigs, which she's leveraging to build an independent intellectual life instead of doing a PhD. We discuss all of this plus a bunch of fascinating tangents on internet aesthetics, Dark Academia vs. Chaotic Academia, Caroline Calloway, fashion advice for aging Millennial men like Justin, and Biz's desire to marry a listener of this podcast.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
I write a letter every week
Learn more about guests and upcoming events