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Episode 22: History of the Old Testament in 8 Minutes, Gin and Tonics, Three Ho-Hum Derrida Conclusions

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.

Books

Eric Scheske, The Adventures of Beer Man

Joseph Epstein, Snobbery: The American Version

The Ignatius Bible

Rod Evans, The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things

Episode 23: Dumplin', Defecating in Public, Seinfeld and Entertainment in the Abyss

Episode 23: Dumplin', Defecating in Public, Seinfeld and Entertainment in the Abyss

Episode 21: Sex in the Stall, Deconstructionism on Display, Gay Gnostics, Joseph Epstein

Episode 21: Sex in the Stall, Deconstructionism on Display, Gay Gnostics, Joseph Epstein