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Is Biden Dying? With Ben's New Girlfriend

We analyze Biden's health and Ben's new girlfriend makes an appearance.

Urbit for Creators with Josh Lehman, Director of Urbit Foundation

We discuss the current state of Urbit and how it could win as a solution for creators

On NFTs, Papa John, Twitter Purge, Meghan Markle, Q&A

I analyze the NFT phenomena, Papa John's N-word habit, and the British royals who defected to be content creators.

What Do Edgelord E-Girls Want? With @Unbridled_Id

A Gen-Z edgelord e-girl teaches how you, too, can become a sigma-male podcaster BF

On TikTok Alpha Males and Eric Weinstein

We react to schizo TikTok simps and Eric Weinstein's paranoia

On Vaush, Tim Pool, and Antiracist Baby with Live Q&A

Reacting to some material gathered by intern Ben, live from my home in Austin

A Literal Marketplace of Ideas with Mike Elias of IdeaMarket.io

Mike Elias is a theorist and writer who recently founded IdeaMarket.io—a stock market for pricing public intellectuals.

My $5k Deal with Ben, China, Bitcoin, Christianity - Live Q&A

I discuss my deal with Ben to give him $5k if my Youtube subscribers double in next 3 months—and answer other audience questions.

On Outsider Teaching with Carl Jung Lecturer John David Ebert

I reflect on the courses I'm building with my newest lecturer, John David Ebert (whose Jung course is now open for enrollment).

Quirked Up Whodies with Barrett Avner

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.

Revolt Against Wall Street with Day Trader Jacob

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.

Capitol Riots and Bitcoin Christianity

I discuss my recent move to Austin TX, chaos at the Capitol, and the parallels between Bitcoin and Christianity with Jacob (@cryptochamomile).

Carl Jung's Model of the Psyche with John David Ebert

This is a warm-up for an 8-week course on Carl Jung, starting on February 20th.

Building Startup Cities with Dryden Brown of Bluebook Cities

Dryden Brown is building a new kind of city, from the cloud, in a style he calls hero-futurism.

Leo Strauss on Persecution, Education, and Revelation with Michael Millerman

Probably the best single podcast on the ideas of Leo Strauss. A warmup for Michael's 8-week course starting January 23.

Reality-Forking Communities with Erik Torenberg and Greg Isenberg

I discuss my theory of reality forking with two tech entrepreneurs who specialize in community business models.

Q&A on Crypto, Community, and the Future of Other Life

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?

The Business of Indie Philosophy Comics, with Philosopher-Illustrator Tom K of Uncivilized Books

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.

How Creators Are Creating Money for Their Communities, with Bradley Miles of Roll

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.

Tokenizing Content with Kenny Rowe of the Dalten Collective

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.

Can We Escape? On Deleuze and Heidegger with Johannes Niederhauser

We're launching our Deleuze vs. Heidegger seminar, starting this Sunday, November 22. Download the reading list: otherlife.co/deleuze-vs-heidegger

Video Futurism: Networked & Monetized, with Anirudh Pai of Superpeer

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).

Dating and Mating Via Twitter with @Default_Friend

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.

On Marriage

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.

Making Social Theory Viral on TikTok with Biz Sherbert

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.

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.

I write a letter every week

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