Episode Archive

Episode Archive

48 episodes of Manifesto! since the first episode, which aired on April 28th, 2018.

  • Episode 48: The Ultimate Revolution

    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)

  • Episode 47: The Democracy Engineering Complex

    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"

  • Episode 46: Sunday Morning and God's Grandeur

    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."

  • Episode 45: Spielberg and Roxy Music

    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

  • Episode 44: We're All Stars Now In the Dope Show

    June 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 38 mins
  • Episode 43: Tradition and the Individual Talent

    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"

  • Episode 42: The Transmogrifications of Gary Leib

    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

  • Episode 41: To Be Incarnational

    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"

  • Episode 40: Flannery O'Connor versus Andre Dubus II

    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

  • Episode 39: What Jazz Is and Isn't

    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.

  • Episode 38: My Quarrel with Authentic Reactionaries

    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”

  • Episode 37: Humane War

    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

  • Episode 36: The Simple Art of Murder

    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.

  • Episode 35: Did You Kill Anyone?

    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"

  • Episode 34: Fratelli Tutti and Fairview

    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.

  • Episode 33: The Dream of Meritocracy Produces Monsters

    April 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Phil is joined by Eugene McCarraher, Professor of the Humanities and History at Villanova University, to discuss his article "A Providentialism Without God: The Case Against Meritocracy" as well as Goya's "The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters"