Episode Notes

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Episode 1

Editorial corrections: There are plenty! I accidentally misnamed the title of the podcast by adding “a look” when introducing it. We’re hopefully doing more than “looking,” as we aim to engage the tensions inherent in terms like “paradox” and “pharmakon,” and not just look around. An auspicious start when introducing one’s own podcast for the first time.

I mispronounced “cogito.” I do it all the time—repression.

When describing “The house that modernity built” zine, I refer to the flip side as being the “mushroom/mycelium” side of the zine. That is incorrect, as they are two separate texts. I was looking at the “housemyscelium.pdf” version, which contains both. I guess I projected the fantasy of one zine (which would be awesome, but I already knew for a fact that “The house that modernity built” is its own independent text, having seen the very helpful folding video). Please refer to the PDF file/link below to understand my confused description.

To be exact, mycelium is the “vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments (hyphae)” (Oxford Languages).

Yes, the poem is titled “The Second Coming.” I blanked, though I wanted to say “1917” for some reason (I blame Sam Mendes). Yeats’ poem was first published in 1920 (see link).

Links and definitions:

Rhizome/rhizomatic (Oxford Reference) 


Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Franz Fanon (Scholar’s Blog, Emory)—his experience of “disorientation” is briefly mentioned

Audrey Lorde “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”



“The Second Coming” (William Butler Yeats, 1920)

James Baldwin’s “Letter from a Region in My Mind” (The New Yorker)

Alexandre Kojève on Hegel (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

José Esteban Muñoz’s Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Andrew Jackson (Wikipedia)

Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

Eric Garner (Wikipedia)

Situation in Gaza (Al Jazeera, May 14, 2021)

Angela Davis Freedom is a Constant Struggle

“A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay (poets.org)


Episode 2 pts. 1 & 2

Editorial corrections: Heidegger was never the “official” philosopher of the Nazi Party, but he remained a Nazi until after the war, and he never uttered a public apology for the Holocaust or his Nazism.

I mistakenly referred to the Institute for Social Research in New York City as The New School for Social Research.

No medical doctors served as authors of The Authoritarian Personality. They were psychologists: Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel Levinson, and Nevitt Sanford.

I did read parts of ALL the sections of Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory—not just the whole thing.

The Jane’s Addiction song I refer to is “Idiots Rule.”

The last section of Phaedrus deals with the Egyptian god Theuth presenting gifts to the Egyptian King Thamus (no moon or sun gods, my mistake). Writing is deemed a remedy for reminding, not remembering, thus the danger it poses to speech and memorization. The dialogue is more complicated and layered than this, but it serves our purposes in covering Derrida’s main focus in “Plato’s Pharmacy.” Rob gets it right at the end of the episode.

It was called the Beer Summit, not Beergate. Too many gates lately.


SEP entry on Kant (Rohlf): https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/

SEP entry on Hegel (Redding): https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hegel/

SEP entry on Husserl (Beyer): https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/husserl/

SEP entry on Adorno (Zuidervaart): https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/adorno/

SEP entry on Derrida (Lawler): https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/derrida/

Amalia Trepca. The Utopia of Eidetic Intuition: A Phenomenological Motif in Adorno *. META Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy, 2020, XII, pp.2067 – 3655. ffhal02888625

Deranty, Jean-Philippe. “Adorno’s Other Son: Derrida and the Future of Critical Theory.” Social Semiotics, Vol. 16 Issue 3, pp. 421–433, 2006.

Portella, E. (2017). “The Presence of the Present”: Derrida, Adorno, and the Autonomy of Philosophy. Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought, 5(1). Retrieved from https://theoriandpraxis.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/theoriandpraxis/article/view/39743

Winston Smith killing: Passenger says Smith did not have a gun” (MPR News)

Woman killed when driver plows into crowd protesting U.S. Marshals’ task force shooting of Black man (Washington Post)


Episode 3


No More Deaths/ No Más Muertes (website)    

September 11 and Mexican Immigrants: Collateral Damage Comes Home (Kevin R. Johnson)

The Trump administration used an early, unreported program to separate migrant families along a remote stretch of the border (Washington Post)

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants (The Atlantic)

A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants (NPR)

U.S. Border Towns Are Suffering From the Post-Nafta Syndrome (WSJ)

Nogales city leaders protest additional razor wire installed along border (ABC)

Under Biden, Razor Wire On U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Stays (Fronteras)

Harris Visits The Southern Border After Trying To Keep The Focus Away From It (NPR)

Visit Arivaca! (website)

The Devil’s Highway (Luis Alberto Urrea)

1999 – 2019 Recorded Migrant Deaths and Humane Borders Water Stations

Tours?! Banana Plantation & Rural Community (Puerto Chiapas Excursions website)

It’s 34,361 and Rising: How the List Tallies Europe’s Migrant Bodycount (The Guardian)

Nietzsche on the Eternal Return (Wikipedia)

Gov. Jan Brewer talks of beheadings in the Arizona desert (PolitiFact)

GOP donor funds South Dakota National Guard troops in Texas (AP)


Episode 4 pt. 1


I meant to say “ideologically compliant” but said “ideologically complicit” when discussing the curfew example. I also mistakenly said “unnecessarily” rather than “unnecessary” toward the end of the book review.


Major General Smedley Butler (Wikipedia)

Walmart now offering free college tuition and books to its 1.5 million U.S. employees (Washington Post)

Guy Debord (Wikipedia)

Jean Baudrillard (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The Matrix (IMDb)

Louis Althusser (Wikipedia)

Louis Althusser (SEP)

Minneapolis Pushes Activists to Their Limits (Unicorn Riot)

City of Minneapolis’ attempted reopening of George Floyd Square met with opposition (MSR)

Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Fry: The Transformational Remaking of Minneapolis Police Department (Amazon)


Parents Of Man Killed In U.K. Crash Lose Their Challenge To U.S. Diplomatic Immunity (NPR)

“Police officers who said they were harassed by a Black Lives Matter mural are suing their city” (Washington Post, July 13, 2021)

Assata Shakur (Wikipedia)


“A teen was accused of defacing a pro-police ‘back the blue’ sign. Now she has been charged with a hate crime” (Washington Post, July 14, 2021)


Episode 4 pt. 2

Note: Although not stated in the recording, this episode is dedicated to courageous activists like Deona Marie Erickson and Heather Heyer, two brave individuals who were willing to risk their lives in an effort to call attention to the ongoing legacies of white supremacy and police violence in the United States. May they Rest in Power.


Nogales Police Officers Find Ammo Cache in Stolen Vehicle

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program

“Federal Task Force Kills Winston Smith Leading to Sustained Protests” (Unicorn Riot)

“The Murder Of Winston Boogie Smith And The Pattern Of Police Assassination” (IGD)

“What We Know About the Killing of Winston Smith in Minneapolis” (Rolling Stone)

DOJ Charges More Than 14,200 Defendants With Firearms-Related Crimes in FY20

Uptown in flux: Residents and businesses express concerns about safety @ StarTribune (Twitter)

Steve Taylor (the landlord)

“Uptown Steve, online crimefighter” (southwestjournal.com)

Seven Points, Minnesota (Wikipedia)



Episode 47 of Fearless Mindset podcast on Internet Archive (Spoiler: it’s not it)

Episode 47 of Fearless Mindset podcast on listennotes.com (Eureka!)

“Private Cops in Uptown Minneapolis — Another Tool to Maintain the Racist-Capitalist System” (Left Voice)

Covered 6 (Beverly Hills “cops”)

“Police shootings continue daily, despite a pandemic, protests and pushes for reform” (Washington Post)

“What Is Qualified Immunity, and What Does It Have to Do With Police Reform?” (Lawfare)

Conflict Resolution Group

“Working as an Executive Protection Specialist” (Nathan Seabrook)

Twin City Lawmen

‘Warrior mindset’ police training proliferated. Then, high-profile deaths put it under scrutiny. (Washington Post)

LAPD criticized for calling out antifa—but not the Proud Boys—in Instagram post about violent anti-vax protest (dailydot.com)

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