Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss Roger Scruton's documentary, Why Beauty Matters, platonic ideals of beauty, and why they may be misguided; also celebrity, beauty as a commodity, and more.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli take a philosophical, social and scientific approach to issues surrounding freedom of choice, morality, privilege, and lack thereof.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Dr. Patrick House and Tao Ruspoli spend an hour chatting to Lucy Walker, an English film director. She has directed the documentaries Devil's Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), and The Crash Reel (2013). She has also directed the short films The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014) and fifteen episodes of Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, for which she was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Directing.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss our complex relationship to behaviors that have the potential for abuse and addiction, from sex to drugs to social media.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss what home means (plus beards, discipline, fire, destruction, rebirth, and more.)
Friday, September 11, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss Britney Spears, mental health and how it is weaponized against women, death, darkness, Prince, Schopenhauer, pessimism, boredom, the need for an audience (or lack thereof,) and Viking funerals.
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss mirrors, disfluencies, narcissism, seduction, Instagram, Tinder, "textual chemistry", and violations of expectati...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss violence, the importance of hierarchy in different domains, from creativity to health care to politics, & in different species, repressed homosexuality, breaking down boundaries, Bernardo Bertollucci, Bertrand Russell, fighting, and a host of other topics in this rather packed hour.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss whether music, color, or gut feelings happen to you or because of you. Is there such a thing as raw sensory data without interpretation and learning?
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
Dr. Patrick House & Tao Ruspoli discuss Leonard Cohen, eloquence, language as a musical instrument, what can we learn about an artist from their artistic output, what it means to have a style, drawings from patients in 19th century insane asylums, simulation theory, neurons as puppet strings, and how the fire of the mind agitates the atmosphere (among other things.)
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Dr. Patrick House and Tao Ruspoli discuss narrative, truth, pornography, perception, editing, temporality, Sisyphus, The Decameron, the Bubonic Plague, and...you'll see: