Episode 22: History of the Old Testament in 8 Minutes, Gin and Tonics, Three Ho-Hum Derrida Conclusions
The Old Testament. I summarize the OT in about eight minutes. The segment is closer to 11, but I throw in a couple of decidedly un-OT anecdotes.
Words. A short look at a few unusual words.
Lightning Segments. The ideal gin and tonic, The Adventures of Beer Man, Ira Gershwin, More.
Radical Derrida? I know Derrida was radical, but I’m not sure three of his main conclusions—words don’t carry ultimate meaning, no text outside the text, and condemnation of binaries—are all that startling. I explain why, pulling from my personal experience, the Warren Court, and Lao Tzu.
Eric Scheske, The Adventures of Beer Man
Joseph Epstein, Snobbery: The American Version