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The Great Humbling

Nov 11, 2020

We start with a reference to Kenny Rogers to ‘see what condition our condition is in?

Then in  the context of the US election this clip: from Professor Eddie Glaude of African American studies at Princeton

‘White Americans confronting the danger of their...

Oct 31, 2020

In the week before the US election we finally do an episode where we talk about American politics and how it fits into this larger conversation about what it means if we’re living in a time of great humbling.

‘Jeopardy’ was originally used in the 14th century in chess and other games to denote a problem, or a...

Oct 22, 2020

Do grown-ups play? What’s been playing on our minds this week?

Ed talks about the House of Beautiful Business - ‘The Great Wave’, hislove letter to the ocean ( and ‘Wild Solo’...and their playful silent hour farewell...the embodiment of...

Oct 15, 2020

“If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention” 

Dougald pays to get emails from a very angry man – Mic Wright’s Substack, Conquest of the Useless (which he picked up via Chris T-T’s The Border Crossing newsletter)

Ed shares his  ‘Twitter Hate-storm’ story! (

Oct 10, 2020

Here we are in a state of tension…

What have we been reading?

‘The Precipice - Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord: 

Revisiting The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

Paul Behren's brilliant The Best of Times / the Worst of Times 

Balance these...