The Fundamentalists
Exorcism

Exorcism

January 17, 2021

Some of us feel a too-muchness in our lives. A sense that there is something excessive in our experience that we must try to get rid of. In short, the feeling that we need an exorcism. This week Peter and Elliott talk about this experience and how it manifests in the contemporary world. Along the way, they veer into the territory of politics by exploring the social meaning of the Real and Ideology. 

Fog of War

Fog of War

January 10, 2021

This week Peter and Elliott sit down to discuss their respective thoughts on what's happening in the US with the most recent unrest in Washington DC. Along the way they touch on the Northern Irish Troubles, Repression and the Politics of Difference.

Knowledge

Knowledge

January 3, 2021

What is the relationship between thought and reality? Can we know anything? Is truth possible? Or is everything we believe simply a product of our environment. Join Pete and Elliott as explore the scope and limitations of knowledge. 

Happiness

Happiness

December 12, 2020

Is lasting happiness possible? Perhaps. But at what cost? This week the boys jump into the distinction that is made in psychoanalysis between happiness and desire. Happiness being a position that lacks the courage to grasp desire. Along the way Peter's interest in Hegel and Elliott's belief in aliens briefly meet in the idea of Hegaliens.

Survival

Survival

December 7, 2020

Is it the end of the world, or the end of our world? This week the boys explore the hidden messages that exist in people's anxiety about the apocalypse and alien invasion.

Dreamwork

Dreamwork

November 22, 2020

Freud called dreams the 'royal road to the unconscious'. In other words, your seemingly bizarre and random night-time visions can offer a unique insight into the forces that drive us. In this episode, Peter and Elliott talk about how we might go about deciphering these secret messages that we send to ourselves.

New Normal

New Normal

November 2, 2020

This week Pete and Elliott talk about The New Normal, Hegel’s Bad Infinity, The Vow, Unproductive Therapy, and how to work out whether Trump or Biden will win.

Success

Success

October 25, 2020

This week the boys dissect the nature of success and who we’re trying to be successful for. This episode is all about desire... other people's desire.

Big Other

Big Other

October 18, 2020

This week the boys talk about freedom, stoicism, neurosis, and the mysterious Big Other.

Echo Chambers

Echo Chambers

October 11, 2020

This week the boys explore why we often try to surround ourselves with people who think like us, and discuss the idea that our real fear of others isn’t to do with them being different from us, but rather that they might expose our own difference to ourselves.

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