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The JDO Show
72 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
AGITATOR 2: Visitor Q
Kelby and I talk about Visitor Q, Miike's 2001 family drama/comedy. It's one of the most fucked up and unpleasant movies I've ever seen. It starts with an uncomfortably long sequence of incest, and the rest of the movie follows it up with rape, murder, necrophilia, and lots and lots of breast milk. I'm glad Kelby picked it, because it gives us an opportunity to talk about making fucked up art and why that might be important. We also vent a lot. Oh, and another cool thing: Kelby recorded his end on a TASCAM, so there is a lovely background soundtrack of cicadas and passing cars. He's walking around his neighborhood near Houston. Great stuff.
56 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The Pain Cave with Apocalypse Party
Ben from AP stops by the show to talk about exercise, black metal, and finding your place in the world of creativity. Apocalypse Party is seriously one of the best presses around right now. Check them out here.
50 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
AGITATOR 1: Intro to Takashi Miike
Kelby Losack and I talk about our favorite filmmaker, Takashi Miike. Favorite/least favorite Miike movies, writing projects, and the balance between work ethic and childlike creative mind.
102 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
BLACK GUM - FULL BOOK
Kelby Losack reads the entirety of my novel Black Gum. After his life spirals out of control, a young man navigates a world of juggalos, transients, and petty criminals with Shane, an enigmatic small-time drug dealer with a penchant for body modification. The print version of Black Gum can be purchased here. Leave a review of Black Gum over at Goodreads. Kelby's books can be found here and here.
34 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Diet of Illusion (Part 1): The Walter Cronkite Pillow Effigy (TEASER)
On this episode, Kris and I begin our discussion of the history of media and advertising’s control over the public consciousness. We discuss the trajectory of modern news networks, test pattern curses, and the decentralization of journalism vs. tech company censorship. Show Notes: Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man The monkey and the ant reference Lowell Thomas Curtis Yarvin’s “Cathedral” “TV’s First Star - Felix the Cat” Walter Cronkite William Randolph Hearst “Profiles in Journalistic Courage” Studs Terkel Nicholson Baker’s “Lab Leak” article E-mail us with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm David on Twitter: @brbjdo Leave us a review on iTunes David’s novels are available here Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here. This is where you can listen to the full episode!
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 3)
On this episode, Kris and I round up our discussion on the five elements of human progress. This time, we focus mainly on social progress, with a focus on Prohibition, the tradeoffs of social reform, and the need to maintain our humanity. Plus, we answer listener mail, responding to an extremely insightful comment from Philippa of Greenspace. Show notes: Robert Irwin Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler “LOST IN TIME AND OUT OF SEASON: GROWING UP IN 1960’S BERKELEY” by Kris Saknussemm The Public Universal Friend “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall Slavoj Žižek - Tell me a dirty joke about yourself and we will be friends Chester A. Arthur The Pendleton Act of 1883 The Riddle of the Sphinx E-mail us with your thoughts at email@example.com Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm David on Twitter: @brbjdo Leave us a review on iTunes David’s novels are available here Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here. This is where you can listen to the full episode!
39 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 2)
On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of technological and cultural progress, touching on the agency of the homeless, the violence of revolution, and how the powers that be utilize technology to respond to social change. Show Notes: Bayo Akomolafe The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Dante’s Inferno Milton’s Paradise Lost The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Seattle Space Needle Century 21 Exposition “The Gernsback Continuum” by William Gibson Leave No Trace Hobo Sigils Adam Curtis’s Can’t Get You Out of My Head E-mail us with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm David on Twitter: @brbjdo Leave us a review on iTunes David’s novels are available here Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here. This is where you can listen to the full episode!
65 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress? (Part 1)
Kris and David begin their discussion on the five aspects of progress: religious, biological, technological, social, and cultural. We start with the first three, talking about reincarnation stories, the Red Queen Hypothesis, and hyperstitional beings along the way. Show Notes: The Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade “211th Chorus” by Jack Kerouac CERN Meister Eckhart The Great Chain of Being by Arthur O. Lovejoy “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” by Bob Dylan Quokkas Leigh Van Valen’s “Red Queen Hypothesis” Edward T. Hall Accelerationism Fanged Noumena by Nick Land The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani “Notes on Hyperstition” by J.F. Martel E-mail us with your thoughts at email@example.com Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm David on Twitter: @brbjdo Leave us a review on iTunes David’s novels are available here Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here.
67 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
NO COUNTRY - Sacred Mechanics
On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of initiation and headlessness, riffing on ideas of cave dwellers, headless saints, and people who think they invented Gatorade. Basque cooking Christina Dodwell Sepik River Crocodile Scarification Vanuatu Kava Cephalophores Epistemology vs. Ontology Desert Fathers The Doors - “Black Polished Chrome” Sulawesi Cave Paintings For more information on the mind/body split going back to Neoplatonism I mention in the show, please check out Gordon White on the Plant Cunning Podcast for a great explanation. E-mail us with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm David on Twitter: @brbjdo Leave us a review on iTunes David’s novels are available here Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here.
69 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
NO COUNTRY - How to Become Headless
On this episode, Kris and I discuss the quantum entanglement of spirit beings, initiation rituals, and the necessity of headlessness. Show Notes: An Interview with Marisol de la Cadena Cogito, ergo sum Ausangate Plato’s allegory of the cave Woozles Pygmies and Dream Giants by Kilton Stewart The Forest People by Colin Turnbull I Heart Huckabees Sateré-Mawé Bullet Ant Initiation Schmidt sting pain index The Headless Rite Jack Parsons Georges Bataille DMT Kiva Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko Greek Magical Papyri The Red Queen Hypothesis Rate and review us at Apple Podcasts E-mail us with your thoughts at email@example.com David’s new novella Follow David on Twitter: @brbjdo Follow Kris on Twitter: @KrisSaknussemm Music/mixing by ous/li Follow the official No Country feed here.
72 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
NO COUNTRY - World Belong Cargo (Part 3)
On this episode, Kris and I discuss how to listen to the world, making out with jaguars, and how to separate chaos from complexity. Chimbu Provence Bronisław Malinowski Margaret Mead Cannibal Metaphysics by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Perspectivism Charles Sanders Peirce Ian T. Baldwin José Ortega y Gasset Tristes Tropique by Claude Lévi-Strauss The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh Earth Beings by Marisol de la Cadena Follow JDO’s blog here: www.brokenriverbooks.com Check out JDO’s new book here: Tomahawk Follow JDO on Twitter: @brbjdo Follow No Country on Twitter: @No_Country_Pod Be sure to follow the official No Country feed: nocountrypod.podbean.com Music and mixing by ous/li.
20 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
WRITING THOUGHTS - Beginner's Mind
On this episode, I give a brief overview of the concept of beginner's mind. Are we hindering our goals by attempting to be "too good" at writing? What would an aesthetically pleasing mess look like?
65 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
NO COUNTRY - World Belong Cargo (Part 2)
On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion of the Solomon Islands, including cargo as a verb, the meaning of cults, and the ongoing destruction of the Melanesian ecosystem. Abandoned Malls The Strait of Malacca The Pirates of Southeast Asia The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Tsing Staying with the Trouble by Donna Harawy Dakkar Nightlife in Lagos The Wantok System The Moonies Proboscis Monkeys Please follow the official No Country stream at nocountrypod.podbean.com Leave a review at iTunes here. Follow us on Twitter: @No_Country_Pod Contact us with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to start reading some listener mail on the show (anonymously if you'd like!). Music/mixing by ous/li
70 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
NO COUNTRY - World Belong Cargo (Part 1)
John Frum cults, cargo prophets, and the Yupno construction of time. On this episode, Kris and I begin our discussion of alternative ways of thought by taking a close look at the diverse and complex cultures of Melanesia. Show Notes: Turtle Island The Three Sisters Map of Melanesia The Independence of Papua New Guinea Huli Wigmen Asaro Mudmen Cargo Cults The Trumpet Shall Sound by Peter Worsley Road Belong Cargo by Peter Lawrence The Lyndon Johnson Cult Yasur Volcano John Frum Visitants by Randolph Stow Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta Sepik River Slit Drum Performance The Yupno Perception of Time Thanks so much for listening! Please make sure to share this episode and subscribe to the official No Country podcast feed: nocountrypod.podbean.com Music/mixing by ous/li.
61 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Outside Passenger
Sigil magic, cigarette ad campaigns, and ontological wonder sickness. In this episode, Kris and I discuss the dangerous trap of individualism, and the hole it has left in the heart of the world. Long Pig Nostradamus Emanuel Swedenborg Clarke’s Three Laws Sigil magic Werner Heisenberg Heinz Pagels The Neptune Society A Pluralistic Universe by William James The Lucky Strike Campaign Edward Bernays Sinclair Lewis Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Please share these episodes with your friends! Thanks so much for listening. Music and mixing by ous/li. Please follow the official No Country stream at nocountrypod.podbean.com.
69 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 3)
Pre-linguistic dream states, schizophrenia, and the spirit world. On this episode, Kris and I wrap up our preliminary discussion on mysterious doubles by investigating the voices in our heads. How Forests Think by Eduardo Kohn Runa Puma “The people who do not hear voices in their head” Headspace Jungian Depth Psychology “Shooting the terrible master” Joshua Slocum Orland Bishop Roman baths Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick The Man Who Fell to Earth Siberian Mammoth Pirates Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione Thanks for listening! Please share this episode with your friends. Follow the official No Country feed here.
64 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 2)
Time loops, tulpas, and incredible hulks. On this episode, Kris and I continue our exploration into mysterious doubles, this time focusing on literary figures and the human mind. John Donne’s doppelgänger sighting Percy Bysse Shelley “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lord Byron E.T.A. Hoffman “William Wilson” by Edgar Allan Poe Sylvia Plath “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson The Incredible Hulk “Like a Pimp” by David Banner Arnold Schwarzenegger & Lou Ferrigno’s breakfast The Culture of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch Time Loops by Eric Wargo Goethe’s doppelgänger Bismarck Sea Please leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!
76 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
NO COUNTRY - The Haunted Mirror (Part 1)
Hermetic mysteries, Egyptian shadows, and the underground tunnels of the mind. In the first part of our series on strange doubles, Kris and I discuss the mythological, folkloric, and religious origins of the doppelgänger. The Vardøger Janus The Case of Emily Sagée The Uncanny Syzygy Castor and Pollux Tonopah
78 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 3)
Labyrinths, hybrid creatures, and psychic ghost ships. On this episode, Kris and I wrap up our conversation around artistic genius through a discussion of two writers who are very important to us. We finish up with the question: why are so many artistic geniuses not recognized during their lifetimes? If you enjoy this show, Kris and I would be grateful if you went and left a review on iTunes. Please subscribe to our channel, share the episodes on social media, and talk about the ideas presented in the show! We truly believe in the value of the material we're putting together, and we'd love to see our audience grow over the next year or two. Thanks so much for listening! Venom viper time Bioluminescent water Hieronymus Bosch Bruegel's The Fall of the Rebel Angels The 500-Year-Old Butt Song from Hell Albrecht Dürer's The Monstrous Sow of Landser Wunderkammer The Ashmolean Museum Hermanubis Statues by Michel Serres Franz Kafka Henry Miller Jackson Pollock Willem de Kooning Mark Rothko Jorge Luis Borges William S. Burroughs Meander, Spiral, Explode by Jane Alison The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker Innerspace Magic Hours by Tom Bissell Herman Melville The Berkshires Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Deliverance by James Dickey Music and mixing by ous/li.
71 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
NO COUNTRY - In Search of Genius (Part 2)
Mystery men, guild navigators, and private worlds. On this episode, Kris and I continue our discussion on genius, this time using the example of three surrealists to probe the ways in which this elusive quality might arise through art. Adolph Gottlieb Mark Rothko Rothko's "Statement About Art" Mysticism The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Ávila David Lynch Transcendental Meditation Catching the Big Fish David Lynch's Masterclass "The Dinner Scene" from Eraserhead "The Mystery Man" from Lost Highway "The Cowboy" from Mulholland Drive "10 Clues to Unlock Mulholland Drive" "The Guild Navigator" from Dune "The Dumpster Scene" from Mulholland Drive The screenplay for Mulholland Drive Inland Empire (full film) "The Atomic Bomb" from Twin Peaks: The Return Patricia Piccinini The Young Family Graham Maria Sibylla Merian Alone with the Gods Harry Partch Chromolodeon "Barstow" Hobo Hieroglyphics Blue-tongued skinks Thornton Wilder Harold Pinter Make sure to subscribe to the main No Country feed over at nocountrypod.podbean.com! Music and mixing by ous/li.
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