Category: Podcast

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Truth as a Transcendental

In this episode of our going series "Basic Notions of Metaphysics" we inspect the classical definition of truth and its implications which reveal, as usual, the proverbial "more than meets the eye" dimension of something seemingly quite pedestrian.

So let us take a look back into our Medieval and classical past and explicate what is implicit in the notion of the truth as transcendental.

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Coronation of Democracy pt.2

In the second part of his take on current crisis, which is now apparently fading out into something repeatedly named "new normalcy", Mihai addresses the wider issue at stake: the technocratic, automatic, reaction it provoked and its implications for every day life. Technical approach is conditioned by its inherently limiting nature which necessarily produces a reduction of plentitude of the real to isolated aspects of it, that can ultimately be controlled or, at least, be confined into controllable context. While this may be a sound approach for the specialist, dealing with special problem, it certainly becomes ominous when it takes on metaphysical reach. The ensuing result can be understood in terms of the rejection of hierarchy of reality, which Mihai exemplifies with examples from everyday life both of individual and the society at large.

Also, as a bonus you get some weight loss advice (no fat shaming implied).

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Coronation of Democracy pt.1

It had to happen. Until now we managed to avoid giving our account on global pandemic, without giving away the depth of our heresy at the same time; to wit, that we actually do not belong to overwhelming majority that knows absolutely everything there is to know about it. Yet as not knowing anything is as impossible as knowing everything, Mihai Marinescu volunteered to give his survey of the social effect of the lockdown in his country and to point out some rather ominous symptoms of the political and social shifts it could produce in the future. 

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Times of Absence

We have often pointed out the peculiar quality of the present day: praise of the modern ideals of humanist values, economical growth - sustainable or otherwise - human rights and scientific achievement are repeated ad nauseam, yet there's a strange atmosphere of vacuity about them that for the most people's sentiments was not as obvious in the final decades of 20th Century.

We posit that reason for this may just be that those ideals do not exist any more in any meaningful way.

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Enjoy the Silence

The combination of viral and virtual pandemic yields some still largely unnoticed benefits. In this podcast we'll point out the pronounced absence of, up to only a week or two ago, omnipresent forces - one is the European Union and the other is perpetual terror of NGOs and media peddling acidic ideological trash. Both of them have been present for one or more decades, depending on the country in question, and now, in the matter of days or even hours, they are simply suspended from the existence.


While stating the benefits and educational potential of the situation, we'll provide some explanations of why this came to pass.

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Heroes of the Lowest Common Denominator

Kali Tribune's Ministry of Logical Hygiene, Historical Continuity and Ego Euthanasia Management hereby issues a statement on ongoing self-righteousness pandemic. We take the common and pervasive notion of every day heroes (nurses, shop assistants, etc.), inflating into saccharine bubble all over the world, and attempt to demonstrate what it can teach us about the deeper causes of our historical moment.

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Poetic Justice/Prosaic Terror

Poetic justice is one of those expressions we occasionally use but when asked what it really means, find it quite hard to explain. In this podcast we'll employ the help of Joseph DeMaistre and his understanding of French Revolution and ensuing terror as an instance of poetical justice and the deeper ordo essendi it stems from.

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Public Burning Out: #Imotski and #OutrageCroatia

On last Sunday the carnival in the small Croatian town of Imotski ended up with burning of the mock figure of homosexual couple lovingly cuddling the minuscule puppet of the unpopular politician. The amount of outrage worldwide shocked even the stoic staff of KT's Department of Counterunintelligence and PC Monitoring. Just entering "Croatia outrage" in Google or #Imotski on Twitter around the time this podcast has been published will be enough for you to see what we're talking about.

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What it Means to be Historically Shallow

More or less every thinking man has at one point in his life uttered or at least heard the phrase "X is a-historical" or "Y is not in continuity with history". Admittedly, this doesn't apply to thinking middle aged children one must often deal with in the public sphere of our day, but the question still stands: what exactly do we mean when we claim that something is historically shallow?