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We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.
 
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In this episode, Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam are joined by University of Vermont Professor Todd McGowan to discuss Hegel's concept of contradiction as he lays it out in his book, Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution. Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, Hegel's philosophy came to bear the stigma of a totalizing …
 
In our second of two episodes, we pass on a little more knowledge, passion and joy from the one and only Mr. Tom Noonan. "It's never goodbye, its only see you next time" - T.N It's the return of Mr. Tom Noonan to talk a whole lot about safety! At a time when more skydivers are less current than they've ever been, Tom has great information, tips and…
 
From the moment Per and Kim first met each other, it seems SkyGod had a plan in mind. From love at first sight and a shared passion for all things adventure and, well…pigs, these two were a match made in the clear blue. For 2021, this amazing couple decided to "Downsize" and take their passion on the road, and that’s exactly where they’ve been foun…
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon, Craig, Will, and Adam have the privilege of being joined by Jules Joanne Gleeson, a theorist, comedian, historian, and contributor to recent Transgender Marxism collection, which she co-edited with fellow theorist and political economist Elle O’Rourke. Jules joins us today not only to discuss the project of a Transg…
 
He's left an indelible mark on skydiving beyond any shadow of a doubt, with more than 50+ Parachutist magazine covers, countless centerfolds, world record attempts and cutting edge development projects; add to that the fact that he was the pioneer for what is now a world wide multi-million tandem jump a year video legacy, Mr. Mike Mcgowan most like…
 
Back in the can once again, Cornelia Mihai and Olga Naumova join me to talk about a successful 2021 competition season, or at least mostly successful... With travel difficulties and Covid restrictions, half of the challenge was just getting to the events, but both of these competition swooopers managed to put forth great showings in each of the eve…
 
Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). *** The Coda: Chattanooga Whiskey 111 and Wild Turkey Rare Breed *** Here are links for this episode: Andrew's recommendation: The series Sweet Tooth on Netflix Colin's recommendation: Joseph Heller's Catch-22 *** Please contact us at a…
 
In this episode, Will and Adam are joined by Sasha Warren from unsoundmind.org to discuss the work of critical psychiatrist R.D. Laing, focusing on the first part of his book "The Divided Self" and its notion of the ontological insecurity of the schizophrenic mode of experience. We explore Laing's phenomenological method, his formulations of the se…
 
Back in the can for another round, Matt Munting and Nicholas Scalabrino Bring us up to speed on the ever evolving adventures on the Matt and Nick show. From Alpine adventures including ice axes and crampons, to jumping the tallest building in the world and a night flair jump with an extra added pucker factor, these two are going strong, learning le…
 
On this episode, Craig and Will are joined by John Protevi to discuss his latest book, Edges of the State. Protevi challenges dominant notions in anthropological research and other human sciences with anarchic perspective informed by theorists such as Pierre Clastres, Gilles Deleuze, James C. Scott, and others. Central to our discussion is the ques…
 
As a "trad" rock climber, Hayden Galvin had started down his own lunatic path long before skydiving hit his radar. By the time BASE first made its appearance in his life he'd already had enough close calls on the rocks to know he had the chops for it, and learning to jump at what he described as a pretty sketch DZ back then in Coffs Harbor Austrail…
 
Taking over the hot seat and adding to the Lunatic Fringe team with his fresh take and incredible energy for skydiving, Mr. Zej M'ski sits down for his first ever shot at it, talking all things skydiving with the one and only Greg Windmiller. Owner and head honcho of Superior Flight Solutions, with a resume that includes an incredible run with the …
 
In this episode, Ryan and Todd discuss the philosophical divide between Martin Heidegger and Hegel, taking as their starting point Heidegger's conception of Dasein. They explore the relationship between Dasein and subjectivity, as well as the differing relationships to modernity that each philosopher has. The episode also touches on the theoretical…
 
This is your Inner Experience. On this episode we’re finally going through the text that inspired the origin of this show; George Bataille’s Torture, from his book ‘Inner Experience’. Craig, Will, and Adam sketch out the terminological landscape of Bataille’s project, tackling such concepts as ‘Salvation’ ‘Impossibility’, ‘Divinity’, ‘Sacrifice’, ‘…
 
Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Todd McGowan's essay on Donald Trump, "Citizen Trump," published in the journal Continental Thought & Theory. Here is a link to McGowan's essay: https://www.academia.edu/45646627/Citizen_Trump *** The Coda: Colin drinks tea...Andrew drinks coffee. They do not specify b…
 
Back in the can, this time on location in North Carolina living the boogie life, Pussfoot's Brian Casserly sits down with Mr. Todd Thompson, who's life in the sky started out as more of an "order" than a desire, care of the US Military. Wanting more of the freefall taste than Uncle Sam was gonna provide, there was no way that Todd wasn't going to e…
 
Silly intro 0:00 - 1:00 We decided that Jared will do The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life The Psychoanalysis of Everyday Life 1:00 - 20:45 Useless things I have & adore Preslava Robert Surplus Jouissance The TV show Hoarders Investing & Retirement v. Adolescent Spending Peter Rollins Streaming music, films v. Having the media Main segment 20:45 - 5…
 
In this episode we are joined by Matt Colquhoun and Natasha Eves to discuss Mark Fisher’s essay on the politics of British rave culture, "Baroque Sunbursts". What type of solidarity and mutual commitment can be achieved through such experiences? What is the relation between conformity, the productive logic of neoliberalism, and “mandatory individua…
 
Sammy Vassilev may just have himself an unofficial world record. One of the most unique at that... managing to rack up well over 200 jumps, if you can believe it, in the womb. Son of a world champion Style and Accuracy mom, Sammy was literally born with skydiving in his blood, so there's no doubt in his mind its the path he was always meant to be o…
 
On this episode, Adam and Will are joined by Stuart Elden to discuss his latest book, The Early Foucault. We discuss the academic experiences and personal relationships that were formative in the Foucault’s development as an intellectual. The conversation ranges from Foucault’s early interest in Hegelianism to the influence of Canguilhem, Hyppolite…
 
Back in the can after what has to be the most successful bout of gorilla marketing in skydiving ever attempted, Zej Mski managed to work his way into the hearts and souls of a whole bunch of New Yorkers and Skydivers to win the full boat ride to Summerfest, and damn, did he have some fun! Fun, after what can only be considered an insanely brutal ye…
 
Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). *** The Coda: Lorelai IPA from Bhramari Brewing Company *** Here are links for this episode: Andrew's recommendation: Living with Yourself (2019-Present) Colin's recommendation: I Think You Should Leave (2019-Present) *** Please contact us…
 
In the latest edition of our Concepts in Focus series, our resident Stirner researcher Adam gives an overview of his conclusions so far regarding the meaning of two of Stirner's key notions; The Unique, and the Creative Nothing. Here, Adam draws upon his doctoral research into Stirner's work as well as his historical roots in Hegelianism, Hegel's L…
 
Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com On this episode of Inner Experience, Craig, Adam, and Will are joined by Micah, who is a grad student in the field of critical psychology. The focus of the discussion is the late American archetypal psychologist, James Hillman. Hillman’s…
 
A lifelong journey is the only way to describe Melissa Lowe's participation in the world of skydiving. Having firmly planted her feet on her own reputation built of hard work, good fun and amazing accomplishments, the now "Madam Director" of the USPA takes her time to sit down once again with me to discuss her role in "the Machine", her thoughts on…
 
Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com On this episode of Acid Horizon we’re joined by educator and public philosopher Dr Gregory B. Sadler to discuss Nick Land’s Fanged Noumena. We talk about the historical trajectory of Land’s work, his critiques of Kant and redeployments o…
 
Globe trotting, skydiving, Speedo sporting helicopter pilot, who along the lines of Cher, Beyoncé, Fabio and Liberace prefers to simply be known as "Hatz!" sits down with the one and only Mr. Brian Casserly to talk all things "up'! It's an upbeat and entertaining chat fueled with great stories, insights, and a fair amount of booze, making it a perf…
 
Taken from the pages of one of the greats, Mr. Moe Viletto, Brian Germain sits down again for something a bit more like story time, bouncing from naked jumps, bowling balls, the highs and lows of AFF instructing, living through your own fear and dealing with fear for others and the fact that like it or not, luck plays a part in it all (its just how…
 
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