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codex west podcast
83 minutes | Oct 6, 2018
16 - emergency kavanaugh rant fest
mark and johnny react to the kavanaugh cloture vote, reflect on the larger rhetorical problems framing the discourse on social justice, and eventually argue that college should be free because it's worthless.
101 minutes | May 22, 2018
at night - volume 3: meet the parents
for this special edition of "at night", the gang is joined by jacob's father (barry) and johnny's momma (kim). we can't tell if this is an honest conversation about parenting and divorce, or just a major mistake to release. it's probably both.
115 minutes | Apr 22, 2018
15 - animal ethics
jacob, johnny and jake finally sit down and talk about animal ethics, the good and bad arguments against veganism, and how you can still get swole without eating meat.
93 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
14 - catch up episode
jacob, johnny and jake sit down and explain why there haven't been many pods lately. naturally, the conversation drifts into thoughts on woodworking, investing and bodybuilding. new stuff on the way!
118 minutes | Mar 17, 2018
at night - volume 2
jacob and johnny drink vodka, talk about dating, celebrity and metagaming tinder.
77 minutes | Mar 3, 2018
episode 13 - oscar party!
this week we talk about the best picture nominees for the academy awards, how the selected films relate to our cultural moment, and whether fish fetishists are furries.
70 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
12 - authenticity in cuisine
Johnny is out this week, so Jacob and Mark talk about what the word "authenticity" means in cuisine, whether or not it's attainable, and why fusion restaurants blow. we have also officially launched the codex west website, which is where you can find the article that accompanies this podcast, short contributor bios, and our RSS feed. it would mean a lot to us if you checked it out at www.codexwest.com thanks for listening!
85 minutes | Jan 17, 2018
episode 11 - fire and fury and the bird revelation
today we talk about the White House exposé by Michael Wolff, Dave Chapelle's new netflix special, and some connections between the two. we get political.
77 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
10.1 - the mailbag episode
welcome back! in the long-awaited mailbag episode, we answer some viewer questions ranging in topic from facial smells to our latent sociopathy.
76 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
9 - the last jedi and ethical investing
we talk about metacinema and sex in the last jedi, and then try to think about ethical investing but end up just ranting about bitcoin.
65 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
codex west at night - podcasts and cinema: a drunk discussion (part 2)
we talk about podcasting, b movies and why cinema is the greatest artform. excuse the rambling, bulleit bourbon is a hell of a drug.
57 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
codex west at night - three billboards over ebbing, missouri (part one)
mark is absent for pressing ceremonial reasons, so jacob and johnny got liquored up and talked about what may very well be the best movie of the year so far. we had some fun with this one.
66 minutes | Nov 18, 2017
8.c - hazing
article can be found here- https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/11/a-death-at-penn-state/540657/ today we talk about Caitlin Flanagan's latest Atlantic article about the death of a Penn State student and the costs of hazing at large.
67 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
8.b - tax reform and sundry
today mark and johnny talk about tax reform, jacob sleeps, and our producer kaiser licks himself in places he ought not to.
1 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
we hit a record 400+ views (and climbing) on our world of warcraft episode, but unfortunately were not able to record our other two podcasts this week. i explain why in this very short and stupid podcast. see you next week!
81 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
8.a - a brief history of the world (of warcraft)
today we talk about the genesis of the legacy movement, some exciting news for classic WoW fans, and the legality of private servers. jacob gets a little excited.
62 minutes | Nov 4, 2017
7.c - charity
today we talk about charity, maximizing your efficacy-per-dollar, and whether engaging with charitable acts on the terms of capital is the right thing to do. also, spoilers for the Good Place, for no particular reason.
63 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
7.b - catalunya secedes - THE NORTHEAST WILL RISE AGAIN
does the debacle have a name yet? catalexit? settlers of catalonia? all these questions and more answered this week. Jacob had to take a leave of absence for this episode, but Johnny and Mark soldier on without him.
51 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
7.a - destroyer (ken)
aaaaaaand we're back on schedule, just like that. today we talk about the new Destroyer record, what we do and don't like about it, and why it both is and is not indicative of a particular musical moment, interspersed with tangentialization about David Byrne and The Cure.
63 minutes | Oct 27, 2017
6.c - humor
final part of episode 6. we talk about humor, political correctness, Jewishness, and whether or not it can ever really be "too soon, bro". enjoy!
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