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.
April 22: Join us for a special live episode of Manifesto! A Podcast with special guest Vinson Cunningham to discuss Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Fairview. Event held virtually through the Fairfield University MFA program’s Inspired Writers series.
For more information: https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/spring-2021-season-calendar/lectures/manifesto-a-podcast.html
January 26th, 2023 | 1 hr 33 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by John Davis, an environmental and architectural historian at the Knowlton School at Ohio State, to discuss Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Pope Pius X's encyclical against the modernists, and La Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, Spain.
November 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 56 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Becca Rothfeld to discuss Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex and Sheila Heti's That Longing for a Holy Completeness (from her novel MOTHERHOOD)
October 18th, 2022 | 58 mins 27 secs
Phil is joined by Sam Kimbriel, the founding director of Aspen's Philosophy & Society Initiative, to discuss Sam's essay "What the Democracy Engineering Complex Misses"
September 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
To celebrate Phil's birthday, Jake joins Phil to discuss Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur."
July 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 58 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by culture critic Armond White to discuss Make Spielberg Great Again and Roxy Music's 1979 album Manifesto
June 17th, 2022 | 1 hr 38 mins
May 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
Jake and Phil discuss T.S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent", and James Joyce's "A Mother"
April 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
Phil is joined by Peter Catapano, of the New York Times, and graphic novelist Jess Ruliffson to discuss Peter's essay on the life and work of cartoonist Gary Leib
March 5th, 2022 | 1 hr 45 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by the great poet Tom Sleigh to discuss his essay "To Be Incarnational," on the World War I poetry of David Jones, as well as Tom's poem "In Which a Spider Weaves a Web on My Computer Screen"
February 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 28 mins
Jake and Phil (finally) discuss Flannery O'Connor's Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction, alongside Andre Dubus II's short story Killings
January 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 32 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by jazz pianist and composer Ethan Iverson to discuss Wynton Marsalis' "What Jazz Is—and Isn't", as well as Marsalis' 1985 album J Mood.
November 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 44 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Joseph Keegin to discuss Nicolás Gómez Dávila‘s “The Authentic Reactionary,” and Chaim Grade’s classic of Yiddish literature: “My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner”
October 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
Phil is joined by Samuel Moyn to discuss his new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, alongside Kathe Kollwitz's The Survivors
September 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Raymond Chandler's The Simple Art of Murder, alongside Ross MacDonald's novel Black Money.
July 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Scott Beauchamp to discuss his new book, Did You Kill Anyone? Reunderstanding My Military Experience as a Critique of Modern Culture, and Alistair Macleod's "The Closing Down of Summer"
May 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
A special live episode of Manifesto! A Podcast courtesy of Fairfield University's Inspired Writers Series. Jake and Phil are joined by Vinson Cunningham, a theater critic and staff writer at the New Yorker, to discuss Pope Francis' Fratelli Tutti and Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview.