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22nd Mar 2024

Supplementary Material 2: Dissident Dialogues, Bloodbaths, & Genocidal Debates

The adventure in formatting continues with the second Supplementary Material episode, in which we:

  • lament we don't command the same level of loyalty as Sam's fans
  • commend a noted sycophant for warning about idolising heros
  • assess the degree to which the "Dissident Dialogues" conference is anything other than bog-standard right-wing orthodoxy; and
  • reveal the TRUTH about Norman Finkelstein's angry ranting

as well as so many more opinionated meanderings, for those decent citizens who are willing to pay us the measly sum of $2 month so Chris doesn't have to do three jobs just to exist in this capitalist society

On this episode:

  • Sam Harris Devotees
  • Dissident Dialogues
  • Lex's important message about not worshipping idols
  • Trumpian Bloodbath & Media Criticism
  • Lex Fridman's Israel-Palestine Debate
  • Finkelstein vs. Destiny
  • Genocidal Debates

The full episode is available for Patreon subscribers (1hr 14mins).

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About the Podcast

Decoding the Gurus
A psychologist and an anthropologist try to make sense of the world's greatest self-declared Gurus.
An exiled Northern Irish anthropologist and a hitchhiking Australian psychologist take a close look at the contemporary crop of 'secular gurus', iconoclasts, and other exiles from the mainstream, offering their own brands of unique takes and special insights.

Leveraging two of the most diverse accents in modern podcasting, Chris and Matt dig deep into the claims, peek behind the psychological curtains, and try to figure out once and for all... What's it all About?

Join us, as we try to puzzle our way through and talk some smart-sounding smack about the intellectual giants of our age, from Jordan Peterson to Robin DiAngelo. Are they revolutionary thinkers or just grifters with delusions of grandeur?

Join us and let's find out!
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Christopher Kavanagh

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A Northern Irish cognitive anthropologist who occasionally moonlights as a social psychologist. Chris has long standing interests in the psychology of conspiracy theorists and pseudoscience. His academic research focuses on the Cognitive Science of Religion and ritual psychology. He lives happily in Japan with his family.

Matthew Browne

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An Australian psychologist and numbers-guy. He does research on all kinds of stuff, but particularly enjoys looking into why people believe the things they do: religion, conspiracy theories, alternative medicine and stuff. He's into social media in the same way people slow down for car accidents.