Release dates for PEL episodes refer to the release of the first half of the conversation. If you're a PEL Citizen, you'll get the whole thing on that date; if not, you'll have to wait another week for the second half.
The Next PEL Episodes
PEL #174 on Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. We discuss the foundational text of modern economics, first published in 1776. The selections we read were:
- Book I, Ch. I-X with following omissions, omitting the end of Ch. 5 (stop at "Though at distant..."), the end of Ch. X, pt. 1 (stop at "That the chance..."), and part at of Ch. X, pt. 2 (stop at "Secondly" and start again at "I shall conclude..."). This covers the division of labor, the origin of money, and factors contribute to prices, wages, and profit.
- Book II, Ch. I and III (stop at "The annual produce of the land and labor of England..."). This covers the accumulation of stock and the difference between productive and unproductive labor.
- Book III, Ch. I and IV (stop at "Merchants and manufacturers are the people...").
This covers the symbiotic relationship between town and country in the economy.
- Book IV, Ch. II (stop at "This order, however, being contrary to the natural…"), Ch. III, pt. 2 (stop at "It is in consequence of these maxims…", Ch. IX end (start at "The greatest"). This is about why we shouldn't have tariffs or other protections for local trade over foreign trade.
- Book V, Ch. I, pt. 3, Article 2, about the economic incentives involved in education.
The Next Nakedly Examined Music Episodes (What is this?)
I'm only listing episodes here that have already been recorded.
- NEM #56 with Frank Portman of The Mr. T Experience and author.
- NEM #57 with Richard Amp (Richard F. Walker), leader/keyboardist/etc. of the atmospherics ("transeuropean esoterrorists") band Amp.
- NEM #58 with John "Jughead" Peirson, former guitarist for the legendary pop-punk band Screeching Weasel, now leader of the acoustic/eclectic female-fronted punk band Even In Blackouts, and also member of an avant-garde theater troupe and a writer of experimental fiction.
- NEM #59 with Annie Haslam, singer and current lyricist for the British symphonic rock band (largely active in the 70s) Renaissance.
- NEM #60 with Alejandro Escovedo, legend of the Austin, Texas music scene named No Depression magazine's Artist of the Decade in 1998.
- NEM #61 with Richard X. Heyman, a one-man-band based in New York City who was at the height of his fame in the 60s with The Doughboys. His many tuneful, Byrds-esque albums since 1988 are consistent critical favorites.
The next Phi Fic episodes (What is this?)
- The Trouble with Being Born by E.M. Corian, who was described as “…arguably the last living writer--who occupies the space where philosophy and literature meet.” Join us as we discuss this fascinating book comprised of a collection of aphorisms in which Cioran paints his heightened skepticism and nihilism with starkness and inspiration.
- Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Join us as we swim through the world of 1911 Venice where the main character Gustav von Aschenbach--a writer suffering from writer’s block--escapes on vacation to find himself drawn into an obsessive passion for a young boy he sees playing on the beachfront. Influenced by Freud and Nietzsche the novella explores “passion as confusion and degradation.”
The next Combat and Classics episodes (What is this?)