Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men who had stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments.
Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, the indefatigable Adam Chimera.
May you continue to be a person.
October 16th, 2019 | 2 hrs 33 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Thomas Chatterton Williams to discuss Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans and Thomas’ new memoir, Self-Portrait in Black and White
Albert Murray, The Omni-Americans
Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self-Portrait in Black and White
August 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by essayist and fiction-writer Victoria Brown of Rollins College to discuss Derek Walcott’s The Muse of History alongside Mavis Gallant’s The Latehomecomer
July 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Hugo Ball's 1916 Dada Manifesto, as well as Public Enemy's 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
June 4th, 2019 | 2 hrs 30 mins
A new episode of Manifesto! A Podcast with special guest Michael Brendan Dougherty
Jake, Phil and Michael discuss three new conservative manifestos and Michael’s memoir, My Father Left Me Ireland.
First Things, Against the Dead Consensus https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/03/against-the-dead-consensus
Gladden Pappin, Toward a Party of the State https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2019/02/toward-a-party-of-the-state/
Daniel McCarthy, A New Conservative Agenda https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/03/a-new-conservative-agenda
Michael Brendan Dougherty, My Father Left Me Ireland https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/591812/my-father-left-me-ireland-by-michael-brendan-dougherty/9780525538653/
May 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins
Jake and Phil discuss America's greatest poets named Frank, with Frank O’Hara’s "Personism Manifesto" and Frank Bidart’s “Ellen West”
February 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
Jake and Phil discuss several accelerationist manifestos along with the video American Reflexxx, by Alli Coates and Signe Pierce.
January 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 48 mins
Park MacDougald joins Phil and Jake to discuss Virginia Woolf’s “The Modern Essay” and VS Naipaul’s “Jacques Soustelle and the Decline of the West.”
December 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Hannah Arendt's "Reflections on Violence" and Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns."
November 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Olivia Garard (@teaandtactics) of The Strategy Bridge (https://thestrategybridge.org/editorial-team/2016/8/16/olivia-a-garard) to discuss Oulipo member Anne Garréta's "On Bookselves" and Guy Debord’s “The Naked City”
October 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
Jake and Phil overcome audio difficulties to discuss Jean Amery's "Resentments" and Andre Dubus II's short story "A Father's Story."
September 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Alasdair MacIntyre's "Is Patriotism a Virtue?" and the story of the November 11, 1921 burial of the Unknown Soldier, as told by Jonathan Ebel in his book GI Messiahs
August 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
Jake and Phil side with the madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and skeptics on this episode, discussing Yevgeny Zamyatin's “On Literature, Revolution, Entropy, and Other Matters,” alongside the paintings Composition VI and Composition VII, by Vasily Kandinsky.
July 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
du bois, james baldwin, james thurber, political art, protest
Jake and Phil talk about the political and social obligations of art. They discuss W.E.B. Du Bois' "Criteria for Negro Art," James Baldwin's famous 1949 essay "Everybody's Protest Novel," and James Thurber's short story, "The Greatest Man in the World."
June 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
Jake and Phil have their first guest, Harry Siegel, senior editor at the Daily Beast and columnist at the New York Daily News. Harry has picked the Isla Vista killer's manifesto My Twisted World, as well as Martin Scorcese's 1976 film Taxi Driver.
May 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Letters XIV and XV from Friedrich Schiller's Letters Upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, as well as the Ian McEwan short story "The Use of Poetry."