Sublation Media's Douglas Lain, YouTuber and host of the Diet Soap podcast, talks to Spencer and Laurie about what he thinks of the theory of neufuedal capitalism, his views on the campaign against "disinformation" in light of free speech rights, and how the two may relate.
Dustbowl Diatribes Season 3 Preview (ft. Spencer’s Class on Guardini’s The End of the Modern World)
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Season 2, Ep 12: Brian Zahnd, on Seemingly Simple Matters
Spencer and Laurie interview Brian Zahnd, pastor of Word of Life Church, St. Joseph, MO. We discuss why some people decide to break from destructive ideas of faith, like Christian nationalism, and why many don't. We also have a conversation about the church's mission and what its role should be on grave issues like environmental destruction and war. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for our free newsletter, which lists future Maurin Academy seminars, short series and other events. https://pmaurin.org/newsletter/ Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/maurinacademy?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
Season 2, Ep. 11: Lenten Murmurings on Capability and Culpability
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Season 2, Ep. 10: Way Down in the Hole: Is Cooperating With Friends Possible? (M:O/R/T Collective Postmortem Pt. 2)
Spencer, Emily and Laurie continue their conversation about the history and "failure" of the first attempt, instigated by Spencer, to start an urban farm collective, based on sharing resources and labor, in Kansas City. We discuss the various obstacles Spencer, and then Emily too, continued to face as they tried to cooperate with others who claim to share the same values and goals. What does it take to get people who agree they are of like minds to actually consistently cooperate? This is not an easy question to answer, but it gets to the heart of why most experiments like this are ultimately deemed "utopian." If we understand the main pitfalls, does that help us find a way to succeed, even a little
Season 2, Ep. 9: How Lifestyle Anarchism Fails (M:O/R/T Collective Postmortem Pt. 1)
Spencer, Laurie and Emily delve into the history of Spencer's attempt to form a collective of friends in Kansas City, and why it failed. The aim was to pool resources and labor, live better and influence the growing and food scene. The lessons learned are generally applicable and hopefully useful to anyone who is interested in cooperating with others in a quasi-communal setting or getting involved in smalls-scale local farming.
Season 2, Ep. 8: Landlordess vs. Big Capital Postgame: An Interview with Mary Farmer
In this Dustbowl Diatribes episode, Spencer, Laurie and Emily have a frank discussion with a small businesswoman with rental properties in Kansas City, MO. Reminiscent of our discussion with Dan Krull on the loss of community gardening space due to development in the city, which makes the city less human and livable, Mary Farmer talks about how a big developer in her area is making it hard for her to stay in business and even harder for her tenants and others in the area who count on affordable housing. Mary points out that the goal of mass-transit and bike-reliant areas of the city may be ideally good, but they backfire dramatically if 1., decision makers fail to consult the people who live there or study their actual habits and needs, and 2., fail to understand what is required for small business people to operate in the areas impacted.
Dustbowl Diatribes Season 2, Ep. 7: Urban Agriculture Project Postmortem, An Interview with Dan Krull
Spencer and Laurie interview Dan Krull about the closure of an innercity agricultural initiative. We discuss the ins and outs of the project, some reasons why it "failed", and the limits (or lack thereof) of education as a means of improving society. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for future Maurin... Continue Reading →
Season 2, Ep 6: Current Controversies in Catholicism, An Interview with Suan Sonna of Intellectual Catholicism
This time we interview Suan Sonna—host of Intellectual Catholicism—to talk about the relationship between the Church and State, Aristo-Thomism and natural law. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for future Maurin Academy seminars, short series, and other events. Support us on Patreon! Dustbowl Diatribes podcast can be found on iTunes, Google... Continue Reading →
Season 2, Ep 5: Interview with an Anonymous Pastor
Spencer and Laurie interview an Anonymous Pastor, discussing the state of his/her denomination. Please fill out this form to be put on the email list for future Maurin Academy seminars, short series and other events. Support us on Patreon! Dustbowl Diatribes podcast can be found on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Audible. Spotify thought we were a music... Continue Reading →