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NO COUNTRY - Heretical Science and Dangerous Ideas

NO COUNTRY - Heretical Science and Dangerous Ideas

December 30, 2020

Electrified frogs, scientific heretics, and dangerous ideas. On this episode, Kris and I discuss upsetting the chessboard, pluralism in human knowledge, and the limits of our current understanding.

Gary Kasparov
Sheldrake's appearance on Future Visions
Coco Chanel
Richard Dawkins interview on Impact Theory
Homeopathy
The 1001 Nights
Compendium of the Malay Archipelago
Thomas Merton
John AT Robinson
William James
Alfred Nobel
Galvani & Volta
Percival Lowell
Joseph Needham
Les Chants de Maldoror

Music and mixing by ous/li.

SOUND COLLABORATION - Loves

SOUND COLLABORATION - Loves

December 25, 2020

Here is a sound collaboration I did with my brother. I took my TASCAM DR-05 into a Loves gas station, recording the whole thing. Then I got in my car and drove. Andrew turned it into this haunting soundscape.

NO COUNTRY - On the Shadows of Ideas

NO COUNTRY - On the Shadows of Ideas

December 23, 2020

Swarm intelligences, science delusions, and sense perception. On this episode, Kris and I discuss morphic resonance, the ten dogmas of modern science, and the alchemical art of memory.

Rupert Sheldrake
The Analogy of the Television Set
Sheldrake's Banned TED Talk
Stephen Jay Gould
Lewis Thomas
Henri Bergson
Gilbert Ryle
The Persistence of Memory
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
E.O. Wilson
Novalis
Giordano Bruno
The Memory Palace Technique
Dame Francis Yates

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NO COUNTRY - This Way to the Egress

NO COUNTRY - This Way to the Egress

December 16, 2020

Frauds and hoaxes, showmen and liars, myth makers and nondescripts. What drives the hearts of lifetime cryptozoologists and bridge-sellers? On this episode, Kris and I talk about tolerating your own absurdity, the renaissance men who dabbled in the occult and science, living a mythical life, and the quantum importance of fakery.

 

Further reading:

Baudelaire

Charles Fort & Damned Facts

Baron de Lahontan

Leibniz

PT Barnum

The Piltdown Man

The Dreadnought Hoax

Louis de Rougemont

Arthur Furguson

Charles Waterton

Aleister Crowley

Cagliostro

Daniel Dennett

Rupert Sheldrake

James Randi

"The Man Who Destroyed Skepticism"

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NO COUNTRY - Wonder Strikes Back

NO COUNTRY - Wonder Strikes Back

December 9, 2020

On this episode, Kris and I discuss the reintroduction of wonder into the world, the evolution of evolution, curiosity in science, rebelling against the priest caste, and the five essential elements of good communication.

This one is a lot of fun. What Kris and I are trying to do is apply Fort's radical, positive skepticism to a scientific framework that seems to be stagnating in the face of damned facts.

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NO COUNTRY - The Joyful Skeptic

NO COUNTRY - The Joyful Skeptic

December 2, 2020

On this episode, Kris and I discuss Charles Fort, the idea of becoming a joyful skeptic (that is, someone who questions with the intention of deepening their understanding of the world), Alfred Russel Wallace, giant squids, paranormal phenomena, urban legends, The Weekly World News, and the relation of the subject to the object.

This one goes into some territory that I personally love. There's even a fun "writing" exercise courtesy of Kris.

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Big Announcement!

Big Announcement!

November 25, 2020

Hi everybody!

The new episode of No Country dropped today at noon over at its new home here.

It seems like the transition process is a little rough, as we're only getting a fraction of our normal first-day listeners, so I thought I would drop a note here to let you all know!

As always, thanks for listening, enjoy the new episode, and have a great Thanksgiving!

NO COUNTRY - The Beautiful Monsters of Dream

NO COUNTRY - The Beautiful Monsters of Dream

November 18, 2020

Thank you for listening thus far! For future episodes, please follow the No Country feed.

On this episode, Kris and I discuss the agency of oceans, the Nazca lines, head jars,  microchips as the dream of a city, Stonehenge, the Blythe Intaglios, projects across time, the arch as a concept, apprenticeship, art as an ascetic practice, how it's all one meditation, Charles Fort, self-expression, and mystery panthers.

Robert Smithson

Unathi Slasha

Our producer: ous/li

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