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. Support the show viapatreon.com/connerhabib
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.