The American Age

What if your favorite college professors were willing to talk about everything from philosophy and politics to pop culture and love with the same kind of consideration and enthusiasm? Each week C. Travis Webb, Seph Rodney, and Steven Fullwood discuss life, culture, and art, and challenge their listeners to take fewer things for granted and all things more seriously.

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Episodes

2 days ago

225 - The hosts catch up about Kanye West, and discuss their new podcast format. Beginning in January, the podcast will move to a monthly format with guests and a longer runtime. Listen in on the reasons and catch up about current events.

Monday Nov 21, 2022

224 - What are “weak” social connections, and why are they so important? The hosts discuss the role of weak connections in US civic life.

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

032 - Travis and Seph reflect individually on podcast episode 223- “Practicing Intellectual Intimacy: The Hosts Hash It Out.”

Monday Nov 07, 2022

223 - Seph and Travis work towards understanding their differences. Republicans, populism, pandemics, empathy, and friendship are all up for discussion.

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

031 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 222 - “No Place Like Home.” Steven shares the reasons why he loves his home in New York City. Seph talks about what a home really means to him. Travis expresses his love for humanity, tempered by the potential damage large groups of empowered people can inflict.

Monday Oct 24, 2022

222 - Seph, Steven, and Travis discuss finding, making, and feeling at home.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

030 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 221 - “Living in the Present vs Thinking about the Future.” Steven discusses how thoughts about past present and future play a role in managing anxiety. Travis clarifies his thoughts about the irreconcilable tension between present and future.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022

221 - The hosts talk about the natural conflict between living in the moment and thinking about the future. What do climate change, Zen, and empire have in common? Find out.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

029 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 220 - “Top 3s: Films, Cities, and more.” Steven scratches beneath the surface of short lists as they relate to what we can actually know about another person. Travis shares a poem featured in a film he wished he had included in his top three films - Mindwalk.

Monday Sep 26, 2022

220 - Steven and Travis talk movies, cities, and more. Their favorite things and why they love them. Get ready for Russian Sci-fi and Mel Brooks.

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Why does the American flag look like this?

As you can see, our flag is different.
We believe in the American idea that all men and women are equal before the law and enjoy rights that are intrinsic and inalienable. We also believe, along with Thomas Jefferson, that because men and women are imperfect, and their wisdom is limited and fleeting, that this idea must be renewed periodically in order to remain vital...

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The American Age is a salutary response to the disease at the core of American civic culture. It is a rejection of intellectual cynicism, historical amnesia, and the politics of dread. It is a rooster call to stir our fellow humanists awake.

 

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