Against Everyone with Conner Habib
By Conner Habib
Against Everyone with Conner Habib features conversations with countercultural thinkers and presents complex philosophical, political, and spiritual ideas in an engaging and accessible way. It's big, deep, good, fun. Hosted by your fav author-performer-occultist-philosopher, Conner Habib.
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AEWCH 187: DENNIS GAFFIN or IRISH FAIRIES & FAIRY FOLK
In the second installment in a series on Irish magic, I talk to anthropologist Dennis Gaffin about the ever-present influence of fairies in Ireland.
May 17, 2022
AEWCH 186: ANDREW SNEDDON or IRISH WITCHCRAFT, PAST AND PRESENT
Kicking of my series on Irish magic, I talk with witchcraft scholar Andrew Sneddon about Irish witches and belief!
May 03, 2022
AEWCH 185: SETH JORDAN or ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY TO REVITALIZE CULTURE, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS
In the final episode on my series on esoteric christianity, I talk with Seth Jordan about the healing potential of social threefolding - a cultural/political/economic approach that arose from christian occultism
April 21, 2022
AEWCH: ON MY DEBUT NOVEL, HAWK MOUNTAIN
In which I read from my novel, Hawk Mountain, out this summer from W.W.Norton (US) and Doubleday/Penguin. I also talk about a mind-blowing bit of praise I got, my obsession with horror from a young age, and how you can preorder the book now.
April 15, 2022
AEWCH 184: ANNE WEISE or ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY AND FRIENDSHIP IN THE DARKEST TIMES
I talk esoteric christianity and friendship with historian Anne Weise, whose book on Holocaust victim Alfred Bergel - and his friendship with anthroposophist Karl König - is both deeply poignant and utterly relevant. This is the fourth episode in my series about esoteric christianity.
April 08, 2022
AEWCH 183: ANDREW LINNELL or ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY AS AN ANTIDOTE TO TECH
I talk with founder of the MysTech study group, author and teacher Andrew Linnell, about a truly spiritual approach to the challenges and benefits of tech. This is the third episode in my series on esoteric Christianity.
March 30, 2022
AEWCH 182: LISA ROMERO or ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY AS A PATHWAY TO SPIRITUAL WORLDS
In the second episode in my esoteric and occult christianity series, I talk with writer and spiritual teacher Lisa Romero; and she offers a potent spiritual exercise.
March 18, 2022
AEWCH 181: REV. PATRICK KENNEDY or ESOTERIC CHRISTIANITY TO RENEW RELIGION
In the first episode of a series on esoteric and occult Christianity, I speak with Rev. Patrick Kennedy of the Christian Community and cohost of the amazing podcast The Light In Everything.
March 08, 2022
AEWCH 180: CHRIS DONAGHUE or HOW TO LIVE IN SEX & RELATIONSHIPS
I talk with Dr. Chris Donaghue about navigating relationships in the final installment of my How To Live in 2022 series of episodes!
February 23, 2022
AEWCH 179: DEAN SPADE or HOW TO LIVE WITH SPIRITUALITY AND ORGANIZING (AT THE SAME TIME)
I talk with organizer and activist Dean Spade about spirituality in organizing on the fifth installment of my How To Live in 2022 series!
February 09, 2022
AEWCH 178: JESSICA DORE or HOW TO LIVE WITH THE TAROT AND MYSTICISM
In the fourth of my How To Live in 2022 series, I talk with Jessica Dore - tarot reader, author, and mystic philosopher.
January 26, 2022
AEWCH 177: ZENA HITZ or HOW TO LIVE (AND HOW NOT TO LIVE) AS AN INTELLECTUAL
I talk with philosopher and writer Zena Hitz about the importance of learning for its own sake in this third episode in a series on How To Live,
January 20, 2022
AEWCH 176: HOW TO LIVE USING REINCARNATION
I talk about the radical proposition of reincarnation.
January 11, 2022
AEWCH 175: MITCH HOROWITZ or HOW TO LIVE USING THE 7 HERMETIC PRINCIPLES
On part 1 of my How To Live in 2022 series, I talk with occult scholar Mitch Horowitz about how to use the 7 Hermetic Principles in your daily life.
January 04, 2022
AEWCH 174: CAITLIN DOUGHTY or WHAT HAPPENED TO US IN 2021?
I talk with death expert and Ask A Mortician host Caitlin Doughty about the year about to die and what we need to leave behind as we move into 2022.
December 22, 2021
AEWCH 173: REPUBLIC OF BIRDS (live!) - ON IRISH MYSTIC JOHN MORIARTY
I'm so proud to share with you a comprehensive introduction and exploration of Irish mystic philosopher John Moriarty's work. The episode is a recording of the event I curated at the National Concert Hall, Republic of Birds, featuring me, Simone George, Mary McGillicuddy, and Dónal Ó Céilleachair.
December 14, 2021
AEWCH 172: ALKISTIS DIMECH & PETER GREY or A FUTURE WITCHCRAFT
I talk about witchcraft and magic's place in the future with authors and founders of Scarlet Imprint, Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey!
December 08, 2021
AEWCH 171: JAMES LOVELOCK or GAIA AND ITS MACHINE BEINGS
I talk with scientific genius James Lovelock about the Gaia theory, the computer beings that will save us from climate change, and Rudolf Steiner.
November 23, 2021
AEWCH 170: EVERYONE UNITED - LIVE AT THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL with UNA MULLALLY & ANDREA HORAN
A live episode with Una Mullally and Andrea Horan of the United Ireland podcast, talking exercises you can do to start creating utopia now.
November 17, 2021
AEWCH 169: DAVID WENGROW or ARCHAEOLOGY AGAINST THE STATE
I talk with archaeologist and co-author (with AEWCH 99 guest, David Graeber) of The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, David Wengrow!
November 09, 2021
AEWCH 168: RAMSEY CAMPBELL or THEMES OF HORROR
I talk with master of horror Ramsey Campbell about credulity and violence in horror narratives. Happy Halloween!
October 27, 2021
AEWCH 167: PETER ROLLINS or ON LACANIAN ANALYSIS
I break down Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis/philosophy with theologian Peter Rollins + we discuss how it can be applied to culture/politics/economy.
October 19, 2021
AEWCH 166: PHIL FORD & JF MARTEL/WEIRD STUDIES or THE WEIRDING OF EVERYTHING
I talk with the hosts of the wildly popular Weird Studies podcast about the philosophy of the weird.
October 06, 2021
AEWCH 165: WHAT IS EVIL?
To celebrate Michaelmas, I discuss what evil is (and isn't) and how to overcome it.
September 28, 2021
AEWCH 164: PHILIP HOARE or INHABITING ANIMALS, BECOMING WATER
I talk with philosopher, historian, nature writer, and memoirist Philip Hoare about animals (especially whales), and nature (especially water).
September 22, 2021
AEWCH 163: JON RONSON or COMPASSION IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY
I talk with journalist, author, and filmmaker Jon Ronson about walking away from snark, violence, and cruelty - even when we're anxious.
September 14, 2021
AEWCH 162: DR. GWEN ADSHEAD or ON COMPASSION FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS
I talk about compassion and love with forensic psychiatrist Gwen Adshead, whose patients include serial killers and other violent offenders.
September 07, 2021
AEWCH 161: JEB HAVENS or LOVE IN FRIENDSHIP, LOVE IN RELATIONSHIP
I talk with my best friend and (yikes!) ex-boyfriend - game designer and musician Jeb Havens - about the way love transforms us and also what a terrible boyfriend I was.
August 24, 2021
AEWCH 160: ABBY MARTIN or LOVE IS WHY WE DO THIS
I talk with political journalist and documentarian Abby Martin about the love behind all activism and social change.
August 18, 2021
AEWCH 159: DUNCAN TRUSSELL or ON LOVE AND HEARTACHE
I talk with creator of The Midnight Gospel and The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, Duncan Trussell, about love and heartache.
August 10, 2021
AEWCH 158: PAUL TREMBLAY or HORROR IS A WAY OF SEEING
I talk with bestselling horror author Paul Tremblay about why horror moves and repels us.
August 03, 2021
AEWCH 157: DANIEL POPPICK or THE WORLD IS ENDING, WRITE A POEM
I talk with poet and editor Daniel Poppick about conversation and the way poetry evades the loss of possibility.
July 21, 2021
AEWCH 156: MICHELLE NIJHUIS or THE TROUBLED HISTORY OF CONSERVATIONISM
I talk about the problems with environmental narratives and conservationism with science writer Michelle Nijhuis.
July 13, 2021
AEWCH 155: OCCULT EXTINCTION
I talk about the occult view on evolution & death, and especially what that means for our concept of extinction.
July 06, 2021
AEWCH 154: PILAR LESKO or TIMELINE JUMPING & THE END OF THE BATTLE OF GOOD VERSUS EVIL
I talk timeline jumping, freedom, love, individuated spirituality, and more with energy mechanics worker Pilar Lesko.
June 15, 2021
AEWCH 153: (Occult) Ulysses for the Rest of Us
I talk about the occult potency of James Joyce's Ulysses in conjunction with my new online book club, Ulysses for the Rest of Us, for the Museum of Literature Ireland!
June 08, 2021
AEWCH 152: TERJE SIMONSEN or REINVESTIGATING THE PARANORMAL
I talk with occult and paranormal scholar Terje Simonsen about the uses and misuses of the paranormal.
June 01, 2021
AEWCH 151: UNA MULLALLY or WHAT IF ALL THE BAD STUFF IS GOING AWAY?
Writer/artist/activist Una Mullally returns to AEWCH to talk utopia, folkloric animals, and the radical changes ahead.
May 19, 2021
AEWCH 150: THE SPIRITUAL POLITICS OF THE DEAD
On the 150th episode (!!!) I talk about what happens after we die from an occult perspective, and why it matters for our politics and philosophies.
May 04, 2021
AEWCH 149: CARMEN MARIA MACHADO or ON DESIRE, ON STORYTELLING
I talk with author Carmen Maria Machado about the way desires always outrun us, about horror, about abuse narratives, and about genre.
April 20, 2021
AEWCH 148: STUART McLEAN or REWRITING REALITY WITH SYMBIOSIS AND METAMORPHOSIS
I talk with anthropologist Stuart McLean about reality and unreality, and why the difference between them isn't what we think.
April 13, 2021
AEWCH 147: HEATHER BERG or ON PORN WORK
I talk with gender studies professor Dr. Heather Berg about my old job and her tremendous new book.
April 06, 2021
AEWCH 146: VIC MENSA or IDENTIFY WITH THE DREAM
I talk with rapper and activist Vic Mensa about meditation, sexuality in hip hop, why identifying with a dream is as important as resistance, oh and that time Vic snuck into Stonehenge.
March 30, 2021
AEWCH 145: STEPHEN SEXTON or DEATH POETRY, LIGHT POETRY, MARIO & YOSHI POETRY
I talk with poet Stephen Sexton about poetry, console games, and magic.
March 23, 2021
AEWCH 144: DIANA WALSH PASULKA or ALIENS, ALIENATION, AND SPIRITUAL TECH
I talk with religion and UFO scholar Diana Walsh Pasulka about aliens, academia, AI, and how to stay in spiritual integrity.
March 16, 2021
AEWCH 143: SREĆKO HORVAT or LIBERATE TIME!
I talk with philosopher and activist Srećko Horvat about why we need to liberate time & space if we want to avoid the destruction of everything we love. So, yeah, we should probably get on that.
March 02, 2021
AEWCH 142: RACHEL TRUE or TAROT IN A TIME OF ANXIETY
I talk with author, tarot reader, and actress Rachel True about tarot in politics, philosophy, and practice.
February 23, 2021
AEWCH 141: JASON ĀNANDA JOSEPHSON STORM or AN OCCULTIST LEFT AND THE EDGE OF METAMODERNITY
I talk with religious scholar and author Jason Storm about the need for new theorizing, occultism on the left, and the wrongheadedness of "re-enchanting" the world.
February 16, 2021
AEWCH 140: BLINDBOY BOATCLUB or ABSURD UNCONSCIOUS CANNIBAL PROCESS
I talk with Blindboy Boatclub, host of The Blindboy podcast, author, and one half of the absurdist music duo The Rubberbandits, about art, time, the Irish consciousness, and landlords that are also ducks.
February 09, 2021
AEWCH 139: MICHAEL LIPSON or WHY CONSCIOUSNESS MATTERS
I talk with spiritual psychologist and author Michael Lipson about consciousness as the foundation of action, despair as a form of hope, and psychoanalysis and occultism.
January 26, 2021
AEWCH 138: EDWARD PARNELL or GHOSTS IN THE LANDSCAPE
I talk about the reality, unreality, and potency of ghosts and ghost stories in our time with author Edward Parnell.
January 19, 2021
AEWCH 137: MITCH HOROWITZ or WHY DOES SELF HELP MATTER IN 2021?
I talk with new age/self help scholar and writer Mitch Horowitz about how to envision the world we want, and why - far from being selfish and consumerist - that matters now more than ever.
January 12, 2021
AEWCH 136: NAVIGATING 2021 or THE YEAR OF THE REVELATION OF THE BLOOD
I talk about the year ahead and its spiritual and political challenges from an occult Christian perspective.
January 05, 2021
AEWCH 135: ELLIOTT MORGAN & PETER ROLLINS or WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD?
I talk with cohosts of the Fundamentalists podcast, theologian Peter Rollins and Valleyfolk comedian Elliott Morgan, about the insularity of belief.
December 16, 2020
AEWCH 134: CAITLIN DOUGHTY or THE YEAR OF DEATH & UNCERTAINTY
Death professional & bestselling author Caitlin Doughty returns to AEWCH to review the Year in Death, and to discuss living in uncertainty!
December 08, 2020
AEWCH 133: JOHN E.L. TENNEY or THE PARANORMAL IS REAL & REALITY IS PARANORMAL
Paranormal investigator John E.L. Tenney joins me to discuss the wonderful supernatural craziness of the world, the rise of ghost encounters in lockdown, and how (not) to be a paranormal researcher.
December 01, 2020
AEWCH 132: HOW TO BREAK UP WITH THE STATE
What if our relationship with the State is over? A repost of AEWCH 9 with a new intro about the "election" and the global crisis.
November 17, 2020
AEWCH 131: DEAN SPADE or MUTUAL AID NOW!
I talk about mutual aid as the alternative to exploitative governmental politics and corporate greed with activist Dean Spade.
November 10, 2020
AEWCH 130: OEIN DeBHAIRDUIN or THE LIVING STORIES AND MEDICINE OF IRISH TRAVELLERS
I talk with author, herbalist, and Travellers' rights activist Oein DeBhairduin about the life of indigenous Irish folktales.
November 02, 2020
AEWCH 129: PAUL CHEK or BEING WHOLE IN A FRAGMENTED WORLD
I talk with legendary health and fitness practitioner Paul Chek (host of Living 4D With Paul Chek and founder of the CHEK Institute) about wholeness, heath, and our current crisis. This is a dizzying episode, friends.
October 20, 2020
AEWCH 128: DAN GRETTON or MURDER BY POLICY
Dan Gretton, author of I You We Them: Walking Into The World Of The Desk Killer, joins me to discuss people who murder as an act of government or corporate interest - by signing a piece of paper.
October 13, 2020
AEWCH 127: ALKISTIS DIMECH & PETER GREY or THE WITCHCRAFT AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Witchcraft/Occult publishers (Scarlet Imprint) + performers & writers Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey join me to discuss the end of the world and witchcraft's intrinsic role in and with it.
October 06, 2020
AEWCH 126: THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
Connecting with the Archangel Michael; the most urgent task of our moment.
September 29, 2020
AEWCH 125: DOUG RUSHKOFF or ALL TOGETHER IN AN ANTI-HUMAN ERA
I talk with Doug Rushkoff - media analyst, prolific author, and host of the Team Human podcast - about how being human is the best strategy in an anti-human era.
September 22, 2020
AEWCH 124: TY MITCHELL or PERFORMING SEX WHEN WE CAN'T TOUCH
I talk with gay adult performer and writer Ty Mitchell about the unilluminated corners of adult performance and the erosion of touch.
September 16, 2020
AEWCH 123: KATHI WEEKS or AGAINST WORK, FOR UTOPIA
I talk with political theorist, Marxist, feminist, and philosopher Kathi Weeks about destroying work with utopianism.
September 09, 2020
AEWCH 122: SCOTT ELLIOT HICKS or PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING AS A PATH OF OCCULT DEVELOPMENT
I talk with philosopher, occultist, and writer Scott Elliot Hicks about why we need to do occult work to change thinking itself, not just our thoughts, if we want to change the world. This is a deeeep one, friends.
September 01, 2020
AEWCH 121: MONA ELTAHAWY or QUEER ARAB ANARCHIST POETRY SEX REVOLUTION!
The incomparable Mona Eltahawy - author, feminist, muslim, anarchist - returns to talk masks/veiling, public/private bodies and of course we talk how to destroy patriarchy! Plus: we read June Jordan and Cavafy poems!
August 18, 2020
AEWCH 120: MICHAEL HARDT or AFFIRMING THE END OF EMPIRE
I talk with Michael Hardt, one of the most important political theorists of our time, and co-author, with Antonio Negri, of the paradigm-changing books Empire, Multitude, Commonwealth, and Assembly.
August 11, 2020
AEWCH 119: IAN MACKAYE or THE FREE SPACE OF PUNK
I talk with legendary musician, Fugazi/The Evens/Coriky frontman, archivist, and founder of Dischord Records, Ian MacKaye about punk as folk music, spirituality, and the finding peace.
August 04, 2020
AEWCH 118: PHIL LEGARD or LANDSCAPES OF MAGICK AND SOUND
I talk with musician, occult scholar, and author, Phil Legard about evoking landscapes with magical music + the trouble with summoning demons.
July 28, 2020
AEWCH 117: MICHAEL BROOKS or THE SPIRITUAL VALUES OF THE LEFT (repost of AEWCH 80)
I talk with host of The Michael Brooks Show and author of Against The Web, Michael Brooks, about spirituality and the left. This is a repost of AEWCH 80, in honor of Michael. He died on July 20, 2020, at age 37.
July 21, 2020
AEWCH 116: ARE THORESEN or DEMONOLOGY & NOTHINGNESS
I talk with author, veterinarian, Christian occultist, and acupuncturist Are Thoresen about demons, the Nothingness of Christ, and more. Deep dive.
July 07, 2020
AEWCH 115: JOANNE MCNEIL or THE INNER EXPERIENCE OF THE INTERNET
I talk with cultural critic and internet historian, Joanne McNeil, whose amazing book, Lurking: How A Person Became A User details the internet from a user's perspective.
June 30, 2020
AEWCH 114: WENDY LIU or AGAINST TECHNOCRACY
I talk with author of Abolish Silicon Valley & former software engineer/startup founder, Wendy Liu, about the many and horrible problems of tech.
June 23, 2020
AEWCH 113: DUNCAN LAURIE or THE UN-SCIENCE OF RADIONICS
I talk about the intersection of tech, art, magic, and the self with legendary artist/occult-tech pioneer Duncan Laurie!
June 17, 2020
AEWCH 112: PETER BEBERGAL or OCCULT TECHNOLOGY
I talk with writer and rogue theologian Peter Bebergal about the urgent need to view tech from an occult persopective.
June 07, 2020
AEWCH 111: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTORS
I talk about why we need a global solidarity movement with protestors and what obstacles and perspectives are available to us now.
June 02, 2020
AEWCH 110: JOHN BLOOM & CONOR MCCABE or REINVENTING MONEY & ECONOMY
I talk with two incredible economic thinkers and activists, John Bloom (of RSF Social Finance) and Conor McCabe (his second appearance on the show, his first was on AEWCH 76!) in plain language about how we need to think about the economy as we emerge from global crisis.
May 26, 2020
AEWCH 109: STEPHEN MALKMUS or PHILOSOPHY, PAVEMENT, AND DELEUZE
I talk with legendary and real musician Stephen Malkmus about the clashes between philosophy & art, Deleuze & Guattari, and a whole lot more. What a dream come true, friends.
May 12, 2020
AEWCH 108: FROM GLOBAL CRISIS TO UTOPIA
I talk about how to move from the crisis towards a utopia; using philosophy, occultism, breathing, and activism.
April 28, 2020
AEWCH 107: SREĆKO HORVAT or DEMYTHOLOGIZING (AND RE-MYTHOLOGIZING) THE CRISIS
I talk with Srećko Horvat - author, philosopher, and cofounder of of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) - about the myths of our current crisis, how to break free from them, and why the occult matters for leftist politics.
April 21, 2020
AEWCH 106: SOPHIE LEWIS or FAMILIES, QUARANTINES, AND WITCHES
I talk with Sophie Lewis - family abolitionist, water-theorist, and author of Full Surrogacy Now - about magic, politics, and why "stay the f**k at home" is not enough.
April 14, 2020
AEWCH 105: MARK O'CONNELL or WHY WE WANT AN APOCALYPSE
I talk with Mark O'Connell, author of Notes From An Apocalypse, and To Be A Machine, about how apocalypses fulfill our fantasies, how tech culture is tangled up in apocalypses, and why doomsday prepping doesn't work.
April 07, 2020
AEWCH 104: LIZ NUGENT or THE KIND OF DEATH WE WANT TO READ ABOUT
I talk with crime writer Liz Nugent about death and comfort, murder and dysmorphia.
March 31, 2020
AEWCH 103: GORDON WHITE or MAGIC, POLITICS, SPIRITS, AND PANDEMICS
I talk with Rune Soup host, magician, and author Gordon White about the importance of spirits in our strange new moment.
March 24, 2020
AEWCH 102: KATE LISTER (AKA @WHORESOFYORE) or THE ARCHIVE OR DESIRES
I talk with Kate Lister, the historian behind the ingenious Whores Of Yore account, and author of The Curious History Of Sex, about...well, what else?
March 10, 2020
AEWCH 101: KATHERINE ANGEL or THE TROUBLE WITH CONSENT
I talk with author and intellectual Katherine Angel (Unmastered & Daddy Issues) about the problems with consent, and why we need uncertainty in our politics.
March 03, 2020
AEWCH 100: (HOW TO WRITE) AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF IDEAS
I celebrate the 100th episode of AEWCH (!) by tracing the history of of ideas in my life, and I show you how to do the same.
February 27, 2020
AEWCH 99: DAVID GRAEBER or SUPERNATURAL POLITICS
I talk with anthropologist, activist, and prolific writer David Graeber (Debt: The First 5000 Years, On Kings, etc.) about the spiritual currents that run through the political realm.
February 11, 2020
AEWCH 98: THOMAS WATERS or THE VICTIMS OF WITCHCRAFT & THE WITCHCRAFT OF VICTIMS
I'm joined by witchcraft and magic scholar, Dr. Thomas Waters (Imperial College, London), to talk about misconceptions about witchcraft, why we should take victims of witchcraft seriously, and his excellent book, Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times.
February 04, 2020
AEWCH 97: DIANA YOUNG-PEAK or THE GREATEST STRIPPER OCCULT PRIESTESS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF
I talk religion, gods, and initiation with my friend; the priestess of the Church Of The Living Christ, Order Of Melchizedek, Diana Young-Peak.
January 21, 2020
AEWCH 96: CAELAINN HOGAN or THE CHURCH AS HUMAN TRAFFICKER
I talk with journalist Caelainn Hogan, author of Republic Of Shame, about the mother-baby-homes in Ireland, the mass graves of children that died in them, and what to do with complex issues of oppression and power.
January 14, 2020
AEWCH 95: MAGGIE NELSON or CONSTELLATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND COMPASSION
I talk with legendary writer and intellectual Maggie Nelson about...well, everything. But especially art and violence, compassion and algorithms, aging and desire. It's a wide-ranging and profound conversation.
January 07, 2020
AEWCH 94: WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND IN 2020
I talk about the bad (mostly online) politics of the last decade and why we don't need them anymore. This is part of a three part series of me talking 2019/2020 - the first of which appears on The Duncan Trusell Family Hour, the third appears on Rune Soup!
December 31, 2019
AEWCH 93: SARAH MARIA GRIFFIN or THE DARK IMAGINATION
I talk with dark young adult and fantasy writer Sarah Maria Griffin about magic, the paranormal, violence in art, and a WHOLE LOT of David Lynch.
December 10, 2019
AEWCH 92: THE ORIGINS OF SEX or LIFE SUPERLIVES
A solo ep inspired by Lynn Margulis (from AEWCH 91) and philosopher Michel Serres, in which I look at scientific theories of the origins of sex and what they can tell us about ourselves today!
December 03, 2019
AEWCH 91: LYNN MARGULIS or SYMBIOSIS, GAIA, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Lynn Margulis - geoscientist and biologist - was the most important thinker of the past 50 years. In this, the last recorded conversation with her before her death in 2011, we talk about symbiosis, Gaia, and why other biologists have such a hard time understanding evolution. I also give a lengthy intro to Lynn's work.
November 19, 2019
AEWCH 90: AMANDA PALMER or WE ARE ALL HERE FOR EACH OTHER
I talk with musician, TED Talker, Dresden Doll, and activist, Amanda Palmer about interconnectedness, memory, dissonance, and compassion.
November 12, 2019
AEWCH 89: BRIAN O'CONNOR or ADORNO & WHY NOT TO FEEL BAD ABOUT DOING NOTHING
I talk with Brian O'Connor - philosopher of idleness and Adorno scholar - about why we shouldn't feel bad about being leisurely, lazy comrades, and about why self-improvement is a capitalist trap.
November 05, 2019
AEWCH 88: JOHNNY HAZZARD or A PORTRAIT OF THE (P*RN) ARTIST AS YOUNG MAN
In my first ep with another gay performer, I talk with one-time scene partner Johnny Hazzard! We present a picture of our era in "the industry," with all of its benefits and pitfalls.
October 29, 2019
AEWCH 87: UNA MULLALLY or DESTROYING NEOLIBERALISM FROM THE GROUND UP
I talk with journalist, activist, and podcaster Una Mullally about how to cultivate our selves, our sense of the past, and our connection with place to destroy neoliberalism and capitalism. It's such a good one, folks.
October 23, 2019
AEWCH 86: KEVIN BARRY or WITCH FICTION, FAIRY FICTION
I talk with one of the greatest living writers, Kevin Barry, about witches, fairies, violence, and Ireland. Plus Kevin reads his amazing story, "A Cruelty".
October 08, 2019
AEWCH 85: ABOLISH WORK (repost of AEWCH 3)
On this episode, I talk about how having a job is deadening and deadly, and why we need to do away with work all together.
October 01, 2019
AEWCH 84: JOANNA WALSH or DIGITAL INTIMACY & EMOTIONAL LOGIC PROBLEMS
I talk with writer and theorist Joanna Walsh about the ways we relate (and don't relate now). Joanna also reads her amazing short story, "Vagues" from her collection, Vertigo.
September 24, 2019
AEWCH 83: FRANCO "BIFO" BERARDI or HOW TO BREATHE IN THE APOCALYPSE
I talk with one of the most important philosophers of our time, Franco "Bifo" Berardi, about the end of political resistance, poetry, meditation, magic, capitalism, socialism...really, you name it and we go there.
September 17, 2019
AEWCH 82: DESTROY NATURE BEFORE IT DESTROYS US (repost of AEWCH 22)
A repost of AEWCH 22, where I talk shit about nature for, I think, urgent reasons. The ep features a new intro and a bit on my upcoming project.
August 27, 2019
AEWCH 81: PADRAIG Ó TUAMA or THE LONELINESS OF GOD
I talk with peacemaker, theologian, and writer Padraig Ó Tuama about God, loneliness, walking away from power, and All Star Superman.
August 20, 2019
AEWCH 80: MICHAEL BROOKS or THE SPIRITUAL VALUES OF THE LEFT
I talk with the host of The Michael Brooks Report...you guessed it, Michael Brooks! Michael and I cover a lot of ground, but stay close top the topic of spirituality and the left, and why spiritual values have been the site of leftist suspicion for a long time. We also, of course, talk all about Marianne Williamson.
August 13, 2019
AEWCH 79: BILLY BRAGG or A SOCIALISM OF THE HEART
I talk to music legend, political rock star, and one of my heroes, Billy Bragg about the three dimensions of freedom: liberty, equality, and accountability. We also talk flat earthers, Marianne Williamson, the Billy Bragg songs I used to sing to my abusive ex-bf and more. This is an amazing and healing episode for me, and I know it will enliven you too. XO/CH
August 06, 2019
AEWCH 78: CARLO GÉBLER or AESOP'S FABLES vs EMPIRE
I talk how Aesop's fables fight empire with legendary Irish author Carlo Gébler! Talking animals versus Trump? The Frogs Who Demanded A King? The occult vs mythology? Lacan+Owen Barfield+Denis Johnson? It's all in here!
July 30, 2019
AS13: HOW TO READ A BOOK A DAY, EVERY DAY
Yes, it's true, I sometimes go on benders and read a book a day. Would you like to, too? Here are my 11 tips on how!
July 20, 2019
AEWCH 77: CAITLIN DOUGHTY or HOW TO DIE (AND HOW TO NOT BURN OUT AS AN ACTIVIST)
Me & Caitlin Doughty talk about how to do public intellectualism without burning out, why culture has a problem with even healthy relationships with death, my dead friend Jake.
July 16, 2019
AEWCH 76: CONOR McCABE or WHAT IS MONEY? WHAT IS CAPITALISM?
What IS money, anyway? And why is it so bound up with capitalism? I talk with writer (Money, Sins Of The Father), activist, and researcher Conor McCabe about the history and experiential dimensions of money and capitalism.
July 09, 2019
AEWCH 75: PETE HOLMES or SEEING THE SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE
Me & comedian/writer/podcaster Pete Holmes do a spiritual experiment, talk Ram Dass, social responsibility, and God. Love this ep.
July 02, 2019
AEWCH 74: ANDREA LAWLOR or QUEER NON-BINARY SEX REVOLUTION NOW!
I hang with Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl, to discuss literally every queer thing and person ever. It is a mind blowing conversation and I loved every second.
June 18, 2019
AS12: THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE
A short episode on why Ulysses should matter to occultists, esotericists, anarchists, and anyone into magic! Happy Bloomsday 2019, everyone!
June 16, 2019
AEWCH 73: D.A. POWELL or THE QUEER ESOTERIC POWER OF POETRY
On one of my favorite ever episodes, I talk with poet D.A. Powell (Doug) about the powers of poetry and how they are both occult and queer powers. Doug also reads a few of his poems, and it's just an amazing time all around. So excited to share this with you.
June 11, 2019
AEWCH 72: SINÉAD GLEESON or THE POLITICS, SPIRIT, AND CULTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY
I talk with Irish literary giant Sinéad Gleeson about ghosts, blood, bodies, and feminism.
June 04, 2019
AEWCH 71: TREATMENT AS METAPHOR
I talk about Susan Sontag, my mom, and cancer - including my own cancer diagnosis back in 2007; and how we conceive of treatment and illness in our culture. This episode is dedicated to my mom, who died of cancer in May of 2001, just after Mother's Day.
May 21, 2019
AEWCH 70: TODD McGOWAN & PETER ROLLINS or PSYCHOANALYSIS vs THE LEFT
The first AEWCH live event featuring me talking with philosopher/theologian Peter Rollins & psychoanalytic critic/film studies prof Todd McGowan! Lacan vs Deleuze, Peterson vs Zizek, Psychoanalysis vs the Left! Recorded live in front of a studio audience (with Q&A!) in Belfast!
May 14, 2019
AEWCH 69: HEATHER BERG & SOVEREIGN SYRE or PORN WORK IS WORK
I talk about the labor and sexual politics of adult performance with gender studies professor Dr. Heather Berg and writer/performer Sovereign Syre!
May 07, 2019
AEWCH 68: LISA ROMERO or AN OCCULT PICTURE OF SEXUALITY
Author & occult teacher Lisa Romero joins me to discuss what a spiritual view of sex and sexuality look like. This one goes DEEP, friends!
April 30, 2019
AEWCH 67: DANIEL JOSEPH or WHY CHRISTIAN OCCULTISM MATTERS
Daniel Joseph joins me for an in-depth conversation about Christian esotericism via the teachings of Cypriot healer and mystic, Daskalos.
April 16, 2019
AEWCH 66: DUNCAN TRUSSELL or LET'S IMAGINE UTOPIA TOGETHER
Duncan Trussell re-enters the psychomanteum with me to envision utopia and talk about how we should become Gandalf or sexually fantasize about colors.
April 09, 2019
AEWCH 65: ABBY MARTIN & MIKE PRYSNER or 5 MUST-HAVES FOR A MORAL POLITICAL COMPASS
I'm joined by political journalists Abby Martin and Mike Prysner (The Empire Files) to identify and discuss how to create a moral political compass. We come up with 5 points: 1. Have a big container. 2. Find your lines in the sand, and beyond that, seek organizability. 3. Ask if a worthwhile narrative is being presented. 4. Do the dual work of individual and collective action at once. 5. Hold those you empower more responsible for their actions. Go to patreon.com/connerhabib to support AEWCH!
April 02, 2019
AEWCH 64: LAURIE PENNY or CREATING AN ETHICS OF CONSENT
I talk with feminist writer and icon Laurie Penny about why consent is not enough, her new show with Joss Whedon, and whether or not Freud was right about childhood abuse.
March 27, 2019
AEWCH 63: PANTI BLISS or HOW TO RESIST WHEN GAY & DRAG GO MAINSTREAM
I talk with legendary drag performer and queen ofd Ireland, Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O'Neill) about what to do when your radical resistance becomes accepted by the mainstream.
March 19, 2019
AS11: Why Do Mass Shootings Happen? (Repost of AEWCH 11: Shoot To Live)
Repost of AEWCH 11, about mass shootings and why they're happening so often in our time. I felt it only appropriate to redirect attention to this episode. I hope this episode helps frame recent events.
March 16, 2019
AEWCH 62: WHAT IS THE OCCULT? (AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?)
Special solo episode of AEWCH in which I give my definitions of something I talk about all the time: the occult! I also give you an easy occult exercise so you can get on board with the crazy nonsense I'm going on about.
March 11, 2019
AEWCH 61: SARA GRAN or MYSTERY, MURDER, AND EVIL
Conner talks with mystery and horror author Sara Gran about mysteries, psychoanalysis, the nature of evil, and why we love murder so much.
March 05, 2019
AS10: Sex Workers vs The (Irish) Media
I talk about how great Ireland is, and also tell a story about how not-so-great the media is for sex workers.
March 02, 2019
AEWCH 60: PATTY SCHEMEL or PUNK, ADDICTION, AND DRUMS
Memoirist and Hole drummer Patty Schemel talk about 1990s music, the intensities of addiction, misogyny in punk, and more.
February 18, 2019
AS9: Why Wilhelm Reich Matters Now More Than Ever
Continuing on from the latest episode of AEWCH, I talk about why Wilhelm Reich is so important in our moment, and also why Robert Anton Wilson didn't really help me understand him.
February 16, 2019
AEWCH 59: JAMES STRICK or (RE)INTRODUCTION TO WILHELM REICH
All about psychoanalyst-scientist-revolutionary Wilhelm Reich with historian of science, Dr. James Strick!
February 12, 2019
AEWCH 58: PHIL HAY or THE STATE OF MOVIES 2019
I talk with Destroyer & The Invitation screenwriter, Phil Hay, about the State of Movies, 2019!
February 05, 2019
AS8: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It
An Against Saturdays episode recorded in my slightly echoey Dublin apartment: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It
January 26, 2019
AEWCH 57: MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE or THE STATE OF QUEER 2019
I speak with author, editor, and queer legend Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about all things queer in the past and future. We discuss the failures of gay marriage and truvada, the trans military ban, masculinity, and why old ways of belonging need to die. Hold onto your flowery, bedazzled hats.
January 21, 2019
AS7: 3 Perspectives On Sex
I tell you 3 of my fundamental ideas about sex. A special Friday version of Against Saturdays to remind you to sign up for my online event GOD SEX DEATH with Caitlin Doughty and Peter Rollins on Sunday, 1/20! Details at connerhabib.com
January 18, 2019
AEWCH 56: DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE or THE STATE OF SEXUALITY 2019
I'm joined by sexologist, author, and radio show host Dr. Chris Donaghue to talk The State of Sexuality 2019! We talk about desire shaming, how our identities shape our experiences, body positivity, why "problematic" content in prn isn't problematic in the way we think, sex offenders, how to be healthier in relationships, and more!
January 15, 2019
AS6: Why are all gay men conservatives?
I talk about how that dumb New York Times article on gay conservatives is an extension of homophobia, and what kind of articles we DO need about gay men.
January 12, 2019
AEWCH 55: PETER ROLLINS or THE STATE OF PHILOSOPHY 2019
I talk with philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins about the state of philosophy in 2019, including the psychoanalytic philosophers, the Jordan Peterson thing, Peter Sloterdijk, and more!
January 08, 2019
AS5: A Brief Occult Consideration Of Death
January 05, 2019
AEWCH 54: CONNER'S NEW YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT
On AEWCH 54, I make an announcement, and also tell you about my new online course with Caitlin Doughty & Peter Rollins, God Sex Death - coming January 20th, which you can buy tickets to on connerhabib.com
January 01, 2019
AS4: Conner's 2018
I talk about my 2018 and give you some recommendations. It's a pretty simple year end round up deal, but I think you'll like the recs. So enjoy it, friends!
December 30, 2018
AEWCH 53: JIMMY DORE or THE GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS
I do a political state of the world with Jimmy Dore, commentator, host of The Jimmy Dore Show, and stand up comedian. Jimmy and I talk about fake news, the problems that led up to Trump and that will remain after him, and the need for asking basic questions.
December 27, 2018
AS3: The Occult Significance of Christmas
On this Against Saturdays ep, I talk about the occult dimensions of Christmas that we should - and should not - consider; and how they affect all of us, Christian or not.
December 22, 2018
AEWCH 52: DANIELE BOLELLI or THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A REBEL HISTORIAN PODCASTER
I talk with History On Fire host, historian & martial artist Daniele Bolelli, about how history works, how so many of we podcasters are connected through Joe Rogan, and the problem with identity.
December 18, 2018
AS2: Why do leftists struggle with sex work?
December 15, 2018