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Podcast Profile: Owls at Dawn

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100 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 97 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Two dudes from SoCal who studied philosophy, politics, and religion around the globe who decided to start a podcast where we could bullshit with impunity.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Philosophy discussions • Politics and social issues • Film and TV analysis • Music and art debates • Interviews with authors and experts • Rants on various topics • Book and media recommendations

This podcast, "Owls at Dawn," features two individuals from Southern California who leverage their background in philosophy, politics, and religion to engage in wide-ranging conversations. Each episode dissects themes that often intertwine these academic realms with contemporary cultural and social issues. The show’s unique approach allows its hosts to speak candidly ("bullshit with impunity") on a broad spectrum of topics.

Episode titles and descriptions reveal a pattern of dialogue that oscillates between topical pop culture phenomena—such as notable films and TV series—and deeper philosophical inquiries. The discussions frequently touch on sociopolitical critiques, including issues of power dynamics, societal norms, and the ethics of various public actions and policies. This thematic focus is reflected in their analysis of complex subjects like the philosophy of money, nihilism, gerontocracy, and the moral imperatives concerning rebellion and oppression.

The podcast also incorporates frequent guest conversations that introduce specialized knowledge, offering diverse perspectives on music, philosophy, history, and political theory. For instance, guests have included scholars discussing Afropessimism and political possibility, as well as authors offering insights into Marxism and corporate ethics.

A recurring element within the podcast is the juxtaposition of philosophical theories with modern-day contexts, often through the lens of media analysis. Episodes routinely feature critiques of films, TV shows, and books, providing a springboard for broader discussions on societal implications and philosophical interpretations. Additionally, the hosts typically intersperse these discussions with personal grievances or "rants," contributing to a conversational and accessible tone.

In essence, this podcast endeavors to combine academic rigor with cultural commentary, laying bare the philosophical contours that underlie everyday phenomena and current events. It explores profound questions in a manner that remains connected to the lived experiences and interests of its audience.


Episodes:
Episode Image "The Greatest Prequel Ever? Furiosa" - OaD Ep. 188
2024-Jul-11
97 minutes
Episode Image "Is Philosophy Self-Help" - OaD Ep. 187
2024-Jul-05
72 minutes
Episode Image "What’s Up With Old Men? On Gerontocracy" - OaD Ep. 186
2024-Feb-20
94 minutes
Episode Image "What the F*ck is Money? Chat with Colin Drumm" - OaD Ep. 185
2024-Feb-13
117 minutes
Episode Image "Can Music Save Us? Chat w/Macon Holt" - OaD Ep. 184
2024-Feb-04
116 minutes
Episode Image "Are We Living in Nihilistic Times?" - OaD Ep. 183
2024-Jan-28
121 minutes
Episode Image "In Praise of Raw-Dogging the World: Sex, Art, and Consumerism" - OaD Ep. 182
2024-Jan-21
107 minutes
Episode Image "When is it Right to Rebel?" - OaD Ep. 181
2024-Jan-13
134 minutes
Episode Image "Never Go Full Ontotheology: On Thought and Being" - OaD Ep. 180
2024-Jan-06
157 minutes
Episode Image "Elites Are Silencing Expressions of Palestinian Solidarity" - OaD Ep. 179
2023-Dec-30
105 minutes
Episode Image "From Muslim, To Atheist… To Christian?" - OaD Ep. 178
2023-Dec-16
110 minutes
Episode Image "The Obligations of the Oppressed: On Israel and Palestine, Redux" - OaD Ep. 177
2023-Dec-01
120 minutes
Episode Image "Do the Oppressed Have Obligations? On Israel and Palestine" - OaD Ep. 176
2023-Nov-25
123 minutes
Episode Image "The Mountains Are Calling, We Must Go: John Muir" - OaD EP. 175
2023-Nov-17
100 minutes
Episode Image "Better Call Saul: The Greatest Show Ever?!? " - OaD Ep. 174
2023-Nov-11
99 minutes
Episode Image "It’s Showtime (Almost)" - OaD Ep. 173
2022-Sep-05

Episode Image "Sex, Politics, and Transfiguring Desire" - Oad Ep. 172
2022-Jul-04
105 minutes
Episode Image "Nuance: Virtue or Vice?" - OaD Ep. 171
2022-Jun-30
95 minutes
Episode Image "Can You Be An Ethical CEO?" - OaD Ep. 170
2022-Jun-11
123 minutes
Episode Image "Your Outie is Beloved Podcast: Severance" - OaD Ep. 169
2022-Jun-03
101 minutes
Episode Image "Job: Angry at God for the Crime of Being" - OaD Ep. 168
2022-May-20
91 minutes
Episode Image "Everything and Nothing All at Once" - OaD Ep. 167
2022-May-13
98 minutes
Episode Image "Are You a Jerk or a Sweetheart?" - OaD Ep. 166
2022-May-05
83 minutes
Episode Image "Are We Liberals?" - OaD Ep. 165
2022-Apr-15
93 minutes
Episode Image "Putin's Ignoble Lie: Fascism, Nihilism, and Zizek on the Ukraine War" - OaD Ep. 164
2022-Mar-24
100 minutes
Episode Image "Russia-Ukraine War: There Can Be More Than One Empire" - OaD Ep. 163
2022-Mar-10
90 minutes
Episode Image "COVID and Legitimacy: Has Agamben Lost the Plot?" - OaD Ep. 162
2022-Mar-02

Episode Image "Art Sustains Us, Art Frees Us: Station Eleven" - OaD Ep. 161
2022-Feb-22
87 minutes
Episode Image "There's No 'Normal' to Return To: Death Drive Nation" - OaD Ep. 160
2022-Feb-16
86 minutes
Episode Image "Can We Have Meaning in a Virtual World?" - OaD Ep. 159
2022-Feb-08
103 minutes
Episode Image "Don't Look Up: Mocking, Impression, or Satire?" – OaD Ep. 158
2022-Jan-31
99 minutes
Episode Image "Should We Blow Sh*t Up? On Andreas Malm and 'Intelligent Sabotage'" – OaD Ep. 157
2022-Jan-28
81 minutes
Episode Image "Ideal v. Non-Ideal Theory: Charles Mills In Memoriam" – OaD Ep. 156
2022-Jan-27
81 minutes
Episode Image "What is Education Anyway? - Philosophy of Pedagogy" – OaD Ep. 155
2021-Sep-27
87 minutes
Episode Image "Just Let People Enjoy Things, Right? Right??" – OaD Ep. 154
2021-Sep-17
76 minutes
Episode Image "Guys Being Dudes: On The Health Industry" – OaD Ep. 153
2021-Sep-06
71 minutes
Episode Image "Streaming and Post-scarcity" – OaD Ep. 152
2021-Aug-12
103 minutes
Episode Image "Melancholy v. Mourning: 'Resisting Left Melancholy' by Wendy Brown" – OaD Ep. 151
2021-Aug-05
87 minutes
Episode Image "Does Your Psychology Affect Your Philosophy?" – Owls at Dawn Episode 150
2021-Jul-19
104 minutes
Episode Image "Christianity and Sexual Repression" – OaD Episode 149
2021-May-17
85 minutes
Episode Image "NFTs: Scam or Miracle?" – OaD Episode 148
2021-Mar-30
86 minutes
Episode Image "Is Jordan Peterson Really a Fascist?" YouTube Video
2021-Mar-24
1 minute
Episode Image "Judas and the Black Messiah: w/Dr. Kamasi Hill" – OaD Ep. 147
2021-Mar-22
97 minutes
Episode Image "Socialism and Marxism: Chat with Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin" – OaD Ep. 146
2021-Mar-15
95 minutes
Episode Image "Capitalism as Religion: Benjamin and Agamben" – OaD Ep. 145
2021-Mar-05
99 minutes
Episode Image SPECIAL EPISODE: Some Thoughts After a Family Tragedy
2021-Mar-01
28 minutes
Episode Image "Chat with Sarah Jaffe on Burnout" – OaD Ep. 144
2021-Mar-01
107 minutes
Episode Image "True West: Family Trauma, Destiny, and the Decline of America" – OaD Ep. 143
2021-Feb-11
91 minutes
Episode Image "On Burnout" – OaD Ep. 142
2021-Feb-01
97 minutes
Episode Image "Be Excellent to Each Other: The Ethics of the Bill and Ted Franchise" – OaD Ep. 141
2021-Jan-20
95 minutes
Episode Image "End of 2020 Rants and Recommendations" – OaD Ep. 140
2021-Jan-07
84 minutes
Episode Image "Datafication, Financialization, and Basketball?" – OaD Ep. 139
2020-Dec-08
75 minutes
Episode Image "Can Sound Save Us?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 138
2020-Nov-30
108 minutes
Episode Image *** Special Announcement: OUR MERCH IS HERE!!!! ***
2020-Nov-25
2 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's *Fields of Sense* Ch. 5" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 137
2020-Nov-23
74 minutes
Episode Image "David Graeber In Memoriam: Army of Altruists" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 136
2020-Nov-09
97 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's *Fields of Sense* Ch. 4" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 135
2020-Oct-28
104 minutes
Episode Image "QAnon: The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 134
2020-Oct-20
111 minutes
Episode Image "Empathy, Trauma, and Artistic Responsibility: The Last of Us 2" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 133
2020-Oct-07
104 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's *Fields of Sense* Ch. 3" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 132
2020-Sep-15
101 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's Fields of Sense Ch. 2 " – Owls at Dawn, Episode 131
2020-Aug-10
106 minutes
Episode Image "Tearing Down Statues: Protests and Iconoclasm" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 130
2020-Jul-06
103 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's *Fields of Sense* Ch. 1" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 129
2020-Jun-25
112 minutes
Episode Image "Michael Jordan, Great and Crazy" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 128
2020-Jun-17
80 minutes
Episode Image "Parliamentary Book Club: Markus Gabriel's *Fields of Sense* Intro" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 127
2020-May-27
93 minutes
Episode Image "From Socialism to... Christianity?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 126
2020-May-19
94 minutes
Episode Image "The Politics of Certainty v. A Politics of Uncertainty" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 125
2020-May-11
101 minutes
Episode Image "Inventing the Future: The Film" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 124
2020-Apr-29
116 minutes
Episode Image "The 'Rona Ep" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 123
2020-Apr-21
106 minutes
Episode Image "Pop Music, Politics, and Capitalist Realism" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 122
2020-Apr-08
99 minutes
Episode Image "Academia Sucks... or Does it?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 121
2020-Mar-29
90 minutes
Episode Image "Courage: An Outdated Concept?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 120
2020-Feb-26
83 minutes
Episode Image "Nihilism, the Suburbs, and Redemptive Music: Interview w/Lars Iyer" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 119
2020-Feb-03
112 minutes
Episode Image "A Romantic Critique of Capitalism? "We Have Never Been Disenchanted'" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 118
2020-Jan-28
117 minutes
Episode Image "What's Going on in Iran? US-Iran War Games?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 117
2020-Jan-22
100 minutes
Episode Image "Star Wars is NOT Cinema" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 116
2020-Jan-12
106 minutes
Episode Image *BONUS EPISODE* "How to Deal with Life if it's Meaningless"
2020-Jan-06
39 minutes
Episode Image "The End of the Decade Wrap-Up: From Philosophy to Film and Beyond" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 115
2019-Dec-23
90 minutes
Episode Image "Election Madness!!! What Happened in the UK? And What's Up with the US?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 114
2019-Dec-20
89 minutes
Episode Image "What Makes Life Worth Living?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 113
2019-Dec-09
93 minutes
Episode Image "Are We Responsible to Future Generations?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 112
2019-Dec-02
88 minutes
Episode Image "Making Babies is Wrong: On Anti-Natalism" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 111
2019-Nov-25
97 minutes
Episode Image "Females: Everyone is Female and Everyone Hates it?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 110
2019-Nov-18
92 minutes
Episode Image "Parasite: The Film Leftists Wanted Joker to Be" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 109
2019-Nov-11
100 minutes
Episode Image "A Catholic Case for Communism" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 108
2019-Nov-05
108 minutes
Episode Image "Sex is Everything" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 107
2019-Oct-28
94 minutes
Episode Image "Chile in Crisis: What? Why? How? And What's Next?" – Owls at Dawn, Bonus Episode
2019-Oct-22
151 minutes
Episode Image *SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*
2019-Oct-21
3 minutes
Episode Image "Joker: Profound or Confused?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 106
2019-Oct-21
102 minutes
Episode Image "Avoid Error or Remain Open to Truth? James' 'The Will to Believe'" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 105
2019-Oct-14
94 minutes
Episode Image "What is Empirical?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 104
2019-Oct-07
77 minutes
Episode Image "What Does it Mean to Care?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 103
2019-Sep-30
92 minutes
Episode Image "The World Sucks... or Does it? On the Suffering of the World" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 102
2019-Sep-20
89 minutes
Episode Image "Bolsonaro Fiddles While The Amazon Burns" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 101
2019-Sep-05
87 minutes
Episode Image "100th Episode Special!!! Answering Your Qs" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 100
2019-Aug-31
113 minutes
Episode Image "Losing My Religion" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 99
2019-Aug-19
91 minutes
Episode Image "Is Anti-Stalinism Left Wing Racism? A Conversation w/a Tankie" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 98
2019-Aug-07
99 minutes
Episode Image "According to the Real: What is Non-Philosophy?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 97
2019-Jul-30
119 minutes
Episode Image "What *IS* Racism? What Makes One (a) Racist?" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 96
2019-Jul-23
100 minutes
Episode Image "Bureaucracy, Science, and Truth: Chernobyl" – Owls at Dawn, Episode 95
2019-Jul-18
100 minutes