#76: The Stranger by Albert Camus: An Analysis

It doesn’t hurt to be a stranger. The stranger is free to be anyone–including themselves.

You’ve asked for an analysis on the Stranger, and here you go. Part 2 will come out in 2-3 weeks. In the mean time, don’t be a stranger…or do.

⁠The Stranger by Albert Camus⁠

⁠The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus⁠

⁠The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera⁠

As always, outro provided by Brock Tanya


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#77: Audra Hazelwood (Philosopher's Guide to the Apocalypse) Into the Absurd

How do we survive the apocalypse? Spoiler alert: there is no apocalypse. Join Audra and I in this mind-bending conversation about philosophy's role in politics, cults, population density, and isolation. Outro provided by Brock Tanya as per usual. Still working on part 2 of The Stranger, but I should be able to get that out next weekend. I apologize for the delay. Audra's podcast: The Philosopher's Guide to the Apocalypse podcast MERCH LINKS: ⁠ITA Coffee Cup⁠ ⁠ITA T-Shirt⁠ ⁠ITA Tank Top ⁠ ⁠ITA Bottle Opener Check out my other channel, Gregory Eats
  1. #77: Audra Hazelwood (Philosopher's Guide to the Apocalypse)
  2. #76: The Stranger by Albert Camus: An Analysis (Part 1)
  3. #75: Mr. Cryptonymous (Bitcoin, Money, Free Will, and Freedom)
  4. #74: Thought Surfing with Kevin Donahue
  5. #73: Aliens, Eric Weinstein, San Holo, roots, water, and the Tao with Daniel Torres

#73: Aliens, Eric Weinstein, San Holo, roots, water, and the Tao with Daniel Torrea:

We both listened to the the Joe Rogan podcast episode #1945 with Eric Weinstein who had an amazing idea that went something like this:   

So, there’s an uncontacted tribe off the coast of India that have no idea what civilization is, have no knowledge of technology (except the boats and planes they see), and don’t even know there is such a thing called “India” that owns them. So, what if we’re an uncontacted planet? What if an alien civilization owns us and they simply don’t let other alien civilizations contact us, including themselves. 

We also discussed the artist San Holo, and talked about water and roots in context of the Tao Te Ching.  Peace out. Not sponsored by Elysian brewing, but I want to be.

Outro provided by Brock Tanya

#68: Schopenhauer’s “The Wisdom of Life”

What is most important in life?


An analysis of Schopenhauer’s essay, “The Wisdom of Life”. 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

Read essay here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/10741/10741-h/10741-h.htm

#65: Vincent Field (Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming)


Vincent Field is the author of “Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming – Spiritual Revelations and Out-of-Body Experiences in Higher Dimensions: A Complete Guide to Exploring Nonphysical Reality”. We discussed astral projection, lucid dreaming, techniques on how to do both, as well as Vincent’s own experiences with each. If you seek guidance on how to astral project/lucid dream, hit up Vincent on Discord at VinceField#3962. His book is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3xnwlXk


Poem #1: Your Beautiful Eye


A new sub episode type where I read poems I write. Enjoy! These will not be available on YouTube.


#62: Capitalist Realism with Ben Morris

Ben and I sat down to present part 1 of a discussion based analysis and summary of Mark Fisher’s “Capitalist Realism”. This episode is available at the links in the home page. For the video version, check out the YouTube link. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

#61: Uncle Nick (War, Addiction, Architecture, and Fatherhood)


After a long break, ITA returns with a very special guest: my Uncle Nick. We discussed his time in Korea and Iraq in the early 2000’s as well as architecture and fatherhood. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya.


#60: Welcome to the Machine

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE! An opinion piece critiquing civilization with a short summary and analysis of Zapffe’s 1933 essay, The Last Messiah. Here’s the episode link: https://anchor.fm/into-the-absurd/episodes/60-Welcome-to-the-Machine-e1h0ki6

Outro provided by Brock Tanya.

Peter Zapffe’s The Last Messiah: https://philosophynow.org/issues/45/The_Last_Messiah

The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung: https://fleurmach.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/jung-the-undiscovered-self-1957.pdf

Every Trivial Fact podcast hosted by Mynaa Miesnowan episodes on The Undiscovered Self: https://www.bezabezar.com/post/every-trivial-fact-3-carl-jung-s-undiscovered-self-with-gregory-gravelle-on-psychic-epidemics

Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” lyrics: https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-welcome-to-the-machine-lyrics

Sex at Dawn by Chris Ryan Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Dawn-Stray-Modern-Relationships-ebook/dp/B007679QTG

Civilized to Death by Chris Ryan Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Civilized-Death-Progress-Christopher-Ryan/dp/1451659113

Tangentially Speaking podcast hosted by Chris Ryan: https://open.spotify.com/show/5tMHDm7XHkniXSCTVFDGuE?si=559653e65d2c4375