The episode discusses the book by Eugene Thacker, In The Dust of This Planet (2011). It is a pop philosophy book about the impact of pessimism and nihilism on current culture. The show talks about the HBO series True Detective, fashion and the Jay-Z and Beyonce tour plus more arcane things. They talk about why nihilism continues to have cultural appeal over the years and generations. And they attempt to answer the question "is nihilism more prevalent today?" If so why.
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I will read the book soon and write a review.