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.
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"
March 16th, 2021 | 2 hrs 7 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Geoff Shullenberg of Outsider Theory to discuss Herbert Marcuse's "Repressive Tolerance" and Franz Kafka's "The Judgement".
February 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 53 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Alana Newhouse to discuss her essay “Everything Is Broken” and the Ani DiFranco live album “Living in Clip.”
January 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
Jake and Phil discuss Jan Kott's "King Lear or Endgame" and George Oppen's "Psalm."
December 3rd, 2020 | 2 hrs 2 mins
Jake and Phil are joined by Carlos Lozada to discuss his new book, What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era, and the chapter "Decent People" from Garth Greenwell's Cleanness.
September 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 40 mins
This week Jake and Phil are joined by special guest Jesse Walker of Reason Magazine to discuss William S. Burroughs The Revised Boy Scout Manual and Charles Ridley's short anti-Nazi propaganda film, Schichlegruber Doing the Lambeth Walk (assisted by the Gestapo 'Hep-Cats')
The Manifesto: William S. Burroughs, The Revised Boy Scout Manual
The Art: Charles Ridley, 1941, Schichlegruber Doing the Lambeth Walk (assisted by the Gestapo 'Hep-Cats')
August 13th, 2020 | 2 hrs 1 min
Phil and Jake are joined by Ian Marcus Corbin to discuss Joseph Conrad's Preface and Saul Bellow's "Mosby's Memoirs"