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THINGS HIDDEN 79: Battling to the End VI

David Gornoski sits down with Craig Stewart and the two continue their study on Rene Girard’s Battling to the End. In this episode they explore chapter 5 of Girard’s last book. Can we make sense of the FBI Trump raid with Girard’s anthropology? Is humanity waking up to the revelation of the Gospel? Are all […]

THINGS HIDDEN 66: Battling to the End III

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart continue their study of Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End. The discussion, delving into chapter 3 of Girard’s book, revolves around regulated reciprocity in markets; the physical component of desire; differences in Hindu and Greek myths; the obsession with “winning” in politics; the evolution of war; whether a complete […]

THINGS HIDDEN 65: Battling to the End II

In this continuation of the discussion surrounding Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End, David Gornoski and Craig Stewart explore chapter three of Girard’s book while asking important questions about the theories of evolution and creationism; the heavy-handed preaching in modern movies; trade warfare and the hidden violence in capitalism; whether economic pacifism is […]

Herd It on the Radio

In a world where the masses are drawn towards big corporate products, why is radio still going strong despite the emergence of the internet? How do we become aware of the hypnotic effects of mainstream media? How does brand affinity reveal our mimetic blind spots? How do we heal the Left-Right dialectic with real-time conversations? […]

THINGS HIDDEN 59: Zak Slayback on Mimetic Forces in Research and Culture

David Gornoski sits down with returning guest Zak Slayback, investor at the 1517 Fund, for a conversation that revolves around the corruption of institutions and the monopolization of innovation. How do we keep from getting marginalized when pursuing scientific and technological discoveries? Would people like Galileo and Thomas Aquinas be allowed to thrive in today’s […]

THINGS HIDDEN 56: Fr. Turbo Qualls on Mimesis, Repentance & the Royal Path

David Gornoski sits down with Fr. Turbo Qualls of the Royal Path podcast for a fascinating conversation centered around leaving the occult and entering the world of Christ. Do we encounter the demonic from copying other people’s desires? When is confession appropriate and when is it not? What do we make of Napoleon Hill’s concept […]

Science and U: One Law, One Force, One Particle, and One Universe

One law, one force, one particle, and one universe! says physicist Dr. Weiping Yu at the start of the show. What is this one thing that drives the universe? Are there multiple universes? Is there a similarity between magnetism and mimesis? Listen to the full segment to find out and more.

Jim Bovard vs. the FDA on COVID-19

Is there an explanation for the close association between corporate media and establishment bureaucracy? Why did the FDA block COVID-19 testing kits from getting to the market in favor of the botched testing kits from CDC? Host David Gornoski speaks to acclaimed journalist and USA Today columnist James Bovard for answers. Why do people instinctively […]