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In The Dust Of This Planet - Horror of Philosophy, vol. 1

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Listening to : NPR's Radio Lab podcast for September 08, 2014.


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.

More radio about the book at On The Media

I will read the book soon and write a review.