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Subversive w/Alex Kaschuta

Subversive w/Alex Kaschuta

By Alexandra Kaschuta
Subversive is a podcast by Alex Kaschuta about ideas that may not fit neatly into the Overton window and could use a nudge, or a sledgehammer. Alex chats to thinkers across the spectrum from iconoclast philosophers, rogue scientists, *real* journalists, and our true intellectual elite, Twitter anons.

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Samo Burja - The Power & Limits Of The Regime
You can support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​  Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com ​ Samo Burja has an encyclopedic mind, is an extremely broad thinker, and was a delight to speak to. We talk about how great founders are at the core of societal evolution, about bureaucracy, managerialism, the iron law of oligarchy, about building elites and aspirational societies,  about both of us being "children of transition" out of communism, about truth and prestige, the future of anonymity and the fertility crisis. Samo is a born speaker and a crystal clear thinker, so it was a joy to record this and learn from him. He is also the founder of Bismarck Analytics & a fellow at the Long Now Foundation. You can find his work at samoburja.com His chosen subversive thinker is Caroll Quigley, with his book "The Evolution of Civilizations"
01:36:48
April 7, 2021
Louise Perry - The Sexual Revolution And Its Discontents
You can support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​​ Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​ In this episode, we talk about frigid bitches, why Generation Z is definitely not "sex-positive," porn culture, ambiguous sexual norms, #metoo, the rise of BDSM as standard, sex trafficking, the "Aziz Ansari Paradox", the new polygyny in universities and cities and why "consent" is a necessary but not sufficient part of the dating landscape. Louise Perry is a writer, campaigner, and columnist for the New Statesman. You can find Louise's column at the New Statesman and you can find her latest work on her Twitter @Louise_m_perry. Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​ ​Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:13:58
March 31, 2021
Zero HP Lovecraft - Women & Men in the Age of Acceleration
You can support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​ Or check out my writing on Substack at https://www.alexkaschuta.substack.com​  I talk to Zero HP Lovecraft about women, men, and the future of dating in the age of acceleration.  We also talk about toxic masculinity, bullying, how he has seen the dark heart of man, signaling, status, pick up artists, his righteous war with the Oatly intern, what "radicalized" him, and why incels won't get to have a Marxist class revolution.    Zero is a science fiction writer, a horrorist, and the unofficial King of Twitter.    You can find his stories at https://zerohplovecraft.wordpress.com/ and his Twitter handle is @0x49fa98.   Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​
01:24:49
March 24, 2021
Patrick Deneen - Liberalism & The Meaning of Freedom
You can support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive ​Or check out my writing on Substack at https://alexkaschuta.substack.com/ I talk with Patrick Deneen about why Liberalism failed, about the frictionless society, being alone, technology and supernormal stimuli, why Libertarianism failed and keeps failing, the problems of scale, the West strip-mining the world for intelligence, fertility traps, and much more. We also cover what could come next, which will be the topic of Prof. Deneen's next book. Patrick Deneen is a Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame and the author of "Why Liberalism Failed." Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:37:21
March 17, 2021
David Reaboi - Narrative Warfare & The Need For Exit
I talk with national security and political warfare expert David Reaboi about the way the media shapes narratives, the wrong lessons learned from the cold war, the fact that universal values are a spook, about credentialism, and building new institutions.   You can find David's work at https://www.davereaboi.com/ and on Twitter at @davereaboi.    David's new book, "Qatar's Shadow War" will be out soon as well. You can also support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​ Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​​​​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:25:32
March 10, 2021
Yeerk.P - Freedom, Facts & Reeducation
I've talked to the extremely erudite and prolific Twitter poster, Yeerk.P We talk about reeducation with "facts", the nature of truth, freedom, individuality as a consumption pattern, sex as a social construct, family bonds, the problem with scale, expressing emotions, and using inner states as political tools. You can find his work at @PYeerk on Twitter. Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​​ ​Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:35:43
March 3, 2021
GRITCULT - What is our future?
I speak with cultsultant, prolific poster, and esoteric Twitter personality GRITCULT about our future - we talk about tech, stonks, dating, traditionalism & returning to nature. You can find GRIT's sprawling empire here https://link.snipfeed.co/cult Or on Twitter at @GRITCULT You can support this podcast and my work at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​​​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:37:07
February 24, 2021
Default Friend - Tech Optimism under Pod Conditions, Sex Work, Wine Aunts and Incels.
Default Friend is a writer, cultural commentator, tech familiar, and, coincidentally, a friend. We talk about the future of tech and tech optimism under the dark cloud of a year of skepticism about technocratic forces at work in our world. We also chat about dating, sex work, Mormons, wine aunts, simps & incels. A fun conversation with a very smart lady. You can find her work at defaultwisdom.substack.com and on her Twitter @default_friend. You can support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:22:38
February 17, 2021
Kwamurai - Making Sense, Being Right & The Rise of a Counter-Elite
This is a cozy podcast in the wake of the Capitol riots, featuring the formidable poaster also known as Kashiwagi @kwamurai. We talk about the Capitol riots as a reason for optimism and/or sheer terror, marketing memes, the influence of the fringes, face-posting vs. being anonymous & how things could shift with the rise of a new counter-elite. I'm being interviewed just as much in this one -  I tell the story of my time at Vice, the monoculture of Tech, ethnic tensions in Romania, and how we stumbled onto the darkness of fringe politics. Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​ ​Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
02:00:26
February 10, 2021
Mary Harrington - Reactionary Feminism, Motherhood, LARP & Good Riddance to Porn
Mary is one of my favorite writers, but I've learned the most from her in matters of feminism, sexuality, and motherhood. We chat about Mary's concept of reactionary feminism - she almost had me applying for my membership card - about LARP-ing and our fractured, multipolar reality; about porn & censorship and the fact that it's high time to reckon with ubiquitous and often abusive forms; about not being sex-positive, and about the ravages of hyper-liberalism. Mary writes primarily for Unherd, and her Twitter feed is an excellent place to find her latest projects @moveincircles. Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:04:08
February 3, 2021
Pascal Emmanuel Gobry - Catholicism, Weak Men & Being Internet Weirdos
Pascal joins me from his lead-lined wine cellar via Ham Radio (Radio Jambon in French), so excuse the wild audió. It's partly his incessant smoking and partly my incompetent amplification. We talk about the consulting farms masquerading as College that we both attended, Catholicism, Neoliberalism (as always), weak men, and our love of, and pretty much existence as, Internet Weirdos. Pascal is a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center and writes for all the big name brands in journalism and is NOT the France whisperer, so get that out of your head. You can find him at @pegobry on Twitter. Audio isn't ideal but workable. If you want to help me get a sound engineer, please consider donating to the show's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive​  Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley​  Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:25:38
January 27, 2021
Geoff Shullenberger - The Spectre of Postmodernism, the return of Lasch and COVID Flexing of Power
Geoff Shullenberger is a senior lecturer at NYU, a self-described marginal academic, and one of the most incisive analysts of the current moment that I've yet to chat to. We discuss his analysis of Postmodernism in the context of the now-famous release of  "Cynical Theories" by Lindsay/Pluckrose, the rediscovery of Christopher Lasch & Rene Girard, and how power is flexing its beefy managerial apparatus in this time of *emergency*. We also cover the recent Mark Crispin Miller thought crime scandal at NYU, where Geoff lectures as well. Audio isn't ideal but workable. If you want to help me get a sound engineer, please consider donating to the show's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive You can find Geoff's latest work at outsidertheory.com And on his Twitter @daily_barbarian Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
01:33:16
January 20, 2021
Indian Bronson - Good Riddance to the GOP, Exit as a Service & Dating Accelerationism
Recently unpersoned Twitter great, Indian Bronson, joins me in a conversation about the realities of being someone with a conservative temperament in a world with no guard rails. We talk about the dying gasps of the Republican Party, Voice vs. Exit, his work facilitating remote work and other exit opportunities, and the state of love & dating in the era of hyper-liberalism. IB is both extremely eloquent and dark-redpilled on the practical matters of navigating life, so definitely worth a listen. You can find IB's latest work on his substack: https://indianbronson.substack.com/ where his latest piece on Exit is an excellent read for anyone with subversive tendencies: https://indianbronson.substack.com/p/decentralize-to-exit  You can support Subversive at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive Any donation is greatly appreciated and makes the podcast possible. Thank you!   Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 
01:19:59
January 13, 2021
Gio Pennacchietti - Art, the Right, Postmodernism and the Neoliberal aesthetic
In this episode of the Subversive Podcast, I talk to Gio Pennacchietti, a writer, impressionist painter, and Jungian Traditionalist. He gracefully explains art to me without laughing at my ignorance once and delivers a searing analysis of why we're in the equivalent of aesthetic end times - and why it's not all bad. It's a longer podcast, just because it was incredibly fun.    You can support Subversive at https://www.patreon.com/aksubversive Any donation is greatly appreciated and makes the podcast possible. Thank you!   You can find Gio's latest work on his blog: https://gioscontentcorner.wordpress.com/  His latest visual work: Instagram.com/giovannipennacchietti   And follow Gio on Twitter for continuous doses of artistic subversion & fun fun fun:  https://twitter.com/giantgio  Music: Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 
01:50:28
January 9, 2021
Roko Mijic - Tradhumanism, Personal AI and Optimization Functions that are Eating the World
On the first episode of the Subversive podcast, I talk to philosopher and rationalist Roko Mijic about where we're heading and how to get there in one piece (maybe). Roko is more of a tech optimist than I am, but he gives me hope.    You can find Roko's latest work on his substack: https://hereticalupdate.substack.com/ And follow Roko on Twitter for continuous doses of subversion:  https://twitter.com/RokoMijicUK Discovery by Scott Buckley https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckleyCreative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/discovery-scott-buckleyMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/M8ZwIybVy3o
01:26:27
January 2, 2021