The American Age

Season 2


Thursday Nov 17, 2022

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

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.

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 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.

Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

028 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 219 - “Strange Beliefs: Flirting with the Limits of What We Know.” Travis reads a passage from a Stephen King novel to remind us that certainty is ultimately an illusion. Steven shares intriguing beliefs revealed in letters written by H.P. Lovecraft.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

027 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 218 - “Gratitude.” Steven details his reasons and gratitude for choosing to live in New York City. Seph shares his thoughts about the Information Age in light of the adolescent mental health crisis we face in the United States. Travis expresses his gratitude for being alive.

Monday Aug 22, 2022

026 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 217 - “Institutional Trust: Faith vs Naivete.” Seph explains his disappointment in the promise of “self-evident” American values expressed by the founding fathers. Steven discusses his views on institutional trust through his recent recent experience at the the hospital and a book he read by Matt Colquhoun. Travis highlights recent efforts of institutions to simplify American history.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

025 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 216 - “Staying Close to Home.” Seph addresses Travis’ assertions about humanity in relation to Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us. Travis discusses our natural inclinations to fear the unknown and gravitate toward the familiar.

Monday Jul 25, 2022

024 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 215 - “Elite Capture: Olúfémi Táíwò and the Politics of Privilege.” Steven talks about how Táíwò’s article has caused him to rethink how he engages with the community and issues he supports. Travis deconstructs episteme as it us currently used to define personhood. Seph shares an anecdote  from his time at Hyperallergic related to the concepts presented by Táíwò.

Monday Jul 11, 2022

023 - The hosts reflect on podcast episode 214 - “Vs, The War of All Against All: Abortion.” Steven dives into adversarial relationships in his personal life, whether it be within his family or amongst his friends and acquaintances. Seph takes a closer look at Travis’ claim regarding progressives, bodily autonomy, and the SCOTUS Dobbs decision. Travis shares a parable as an allegory for current progressive politics.

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