Month: September 2018

E17: Artists #10, Featuring Patokai and Music by Crazy Eddie

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In this episode of the Voices from the Dark Artists series, I interview musician Patricio Vallarino, aka Patokai. We discuss his love of music, its therapeutic value and the difficulty of balancing maintaining a full-time professional job with being an artist. We also discuss his diverse musical projects both past and present, from being the lead singer in a Guns ‘n’ Roses cover band to his current work, which you can find via his Facebook page here: Patokai.

Also featured on the show is music by Crazy Eddie, a punk band from New York, including the tracks “Outta Control,” “Best I Can” and “Offended.” Find their music on Bandcamp here: Crazy Eddie.

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Originally aired live on RBL Berlin, Sunday, September 30th at LaBettolab in Neukoelln, Berlin.

 


E16: Mistaken Ideas #4, and Music by Joey Steel and Co.

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In this episode we have installment number four of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series. Evgeni and I explore the Biased Sample fallacy, giving examples. During the show we realize that the Hasty Generalization is a closely related fallacy, so we discuss that as well. We also try to come up with hybrid fallacies in the ongoing Hybrid Fallacy Challenge.

This is the first episode of Voices from the Dark to be aired live on radiobandlarga.it in collaboration with RBL Berlin. This episode was recorded on September 18th, 2018 and aired live on RBL Berlin on September 24th. Come visit us for the next one as we air live on Sundays at 4 pm in Neukoelln at LaBettolab.

The episode also features music from the talented artist Joey Steel. The man has many cool projects and a lot to say. He’s also a good friend of mine. The tracks featured in this episode are listed below, along with where you can purchase music. Thanks Joey!

  • Murder of Bros from the 2017 album Shirime by Skull Caster
  • Decolonize Your Mind from the 2017 album Social Immolation by All Torn Up
  • Iron Leaves from the 2018 Demo by Cop/Out

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E15: The Spectrum #1, Featuring Socialism in America

This episode features the first installment of The Spectrum, a show about political concepts, their definitions, and how they are used in American politics. The purpose of the show is not to argue sides of political issues. Instead, its purpose is to help listeners to understand the meanings behind commonly used political jargon. On this first installment we discuss the term socialism and try to pin down its real meaning as it is used in the US. The episode also features a special guest, Neo, a former high school classmate of mine who now lives in Berlin and is writing a thesis in the field of political sociology.

As usual I invite listeners to tweet at us about the topics discussed on the podcast to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle (@Voices_Dark). We will read tweets on the show, so you can get involved! I still need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to help produce. Enjoy!

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E14: Mistaken Ideas #3, Featuring the False Precision and Splitting Hairs Fallacies

This episode features the third installment of the Voices from the Dark Mistaken Ideas series, a show about fallacies, their importance and their use. My guest today is my good friend and fellow philosopher, wizard and totem, Evgeni Klisarov. Today’s episode picks up from where we left off Episode 12, which featured the Fallacy of the Horns and the Red Herring fallacy, moving on to the False Precision and Splitting Hairs fallacies.

We introduce a new fallacies book, How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie. We site examples of both fallacies from this book. I share my own example of the Splitting Hairs fallacy, and Evgeni shares his example of the False Precision fallacy.

Additionally, Evgeni shares his ideas about the importance of learning fallacies, as well as his ideas about the psychological and unconscious motivations behind both intentional and unintentional fallacies. He also shares some advice for listeners on the best way to call out fallacies in conversation. There is definitely a co-host vibe going on, and I hope that Evgeni finds the time to join me again.

As usual I invite listeners to tweet examples of all fallacies discussed on the podcast to the Voices from the Dark twitter handle (@Voices_Dark) which I will read on the show. Get involved! I still need all the help I can get, so get in touch if you want to help produce. Enjoy!

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