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THINGS HIDDEN 32: How Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory Informs Economics

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Q from Mimetic Value. How do we get valuable economic insights using the toolkit of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory? How much of what we call identity is actually mimetic desire? Does mimesis dictate the value of an object? How has Jesus’ crucifixion led to the questioning of paradigms, […]

Michael Rectenwald on Whiteness Scapegoating

David Gornoski starts the show by highlighting how Biden’s menthol cigarette ban sets the stage for more incarceration of non-violent people. David is joined by Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke, who talks about how “whiteness” is scapegoated by a victim-garbed political movement. What is “whiteness?” How and where did critical theory originate? How does […]

THINGS HIDDEN Film Series: Escaping the Cycle of Death

In this edition of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski, Shannon Braswell, and Shane gather around the fire to talk about death as depicted in ancient myth, particularly by the Canananites, and contrast it with the overcoming of death by Jesus. The conversation moves toward more contemporary topics such as the current trajectory of western civilization in […]

THINGS HIDDEN 31: Jonathan Pageau on Satanic Inversion and the Anti-Christ

In this edition of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski is joined by renowned icon carver Jonathan Pageau, host of the Symbolic World podcast. David and Jonathan talk about the anthropology of Rene Girard as seen from a symbolic perspective. They also cover the peculiar situation of the modern world with its weird shift in narratives, the […]

How the Powers Will Be Defeated

David Gornoski recounts his conversation on Clubhouse on Rene Girard’s thoughts on the apocalypse and how the powers of this world will be defeated? Why are social institutions losing their appeal? Is Biden really ending the forever war in Afghanistan as the media claims or is he simply delaying the withdrawals? Why did Twitter ban […]

Jeffrey Tucker on Lockdown Mania

In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director of the American Institute for Economic Research. David and Jeffrey touch on a variety of important topics such as the growing censorship of information, the politicization of science, the lockdowns, the return of the middle ages, the scapegoating of Trump, and more. Is […]

Did You Get Your Passport?

David Gornoski starts the episode with a reflection on the culture of coercion that is continually pushed by the state. The host of A Neighbor’s Choice also comments at length on the continuing development of the track and surveillance state by government agencies through health passports and the monopolization of medicine. Has the COVID hysteria […]

Consecrated Chaos Explained

David Gornoski starts the episode by breaking down the exchange with Rand Paul and Fauci on COVID immunity. Was Fauci able to prove that vaccinated individuals should wear masks for protection? Does Fauci “follow the science” or is there religiosity in following him? What did Rene Girard mean when he said “religion is the placenta […]

David Gornoski on Culinary Libertarian: René Girard, Mimetics, and Mythology

David Gornoski recently appeared on Dann Reid’s “The Culinary Libertarian” podcast. Culinary Libertarian: “David Gornoski discusses René Girard’s mimetics theory with me as we discuss how ancient man’s basic practices to survive apply to life today. On the way, we find parallels to the state, religion, and the Divine.” Listen to the Culinary Libertarian podcast […]

David Gornoski on Liberty Lockdown Podcast: Freedom Through Sacrifice

Liberty Lockdown Podcast · Ep 64 David Gornoski David Gornoski recently appeared on the Liberty Lockdown podcast. “With all due respect to the unbelievable guests I’ve had on this is hands down the most revelatory, beautiful, spiritually uplifting episode I’ve ever done. For your own sake, don’t miss it” –Liberty Lockdown Follow Liberty Lockdown podcast […]