Against Everyone with Conner Habib

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Against Everyone with Conner Habib is a countercultural podcast and web series about being human and all the ideas that go along with that. It's a show about radical philosophy, the occult, sexuality, science, literature, and more. Each episode features either a mini-lecture by me or a discussion with an amazing guest. Support the show via patreon.com/connerhabib

Episode Date
AEWCH 63: PANTI BLISS or HOW TO RESIST WHEN GAY & DRAG GO MAINSTREAM
01:13:35

I talk with legendary drag performer and queen ofd Ireland, Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O'Neill) about what to do when your radical resistance becomes accepted by the mainstream. 

Mar 19, 2019
AS11: Why Do Mass Shootings Happen? (Repost of AEWCH 11: Shoot To Live)
26:02

Repost of AEWCH 11, about mass shootings and why they're happening so often in our time. I felt it only appropriate to redirect attention to this episode. I hope this episode helps frame recent events.

Mar 16, 2019
AEWCH 62: WHAT IS THE OCCULT? (AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?)
29:18

Special solo episode of AEWCH in which I give my definitions of something I talk about all the time: the occult! I also give you an easy occult exercise so you can get on board with the crazy nonsense I'm going on about.

Mar 11, 2019
AEWCH 61: SARA GRAN or MYSTERY, MURDER, AND EVIL
01:31:39

Conner talks with mystery and horror author Sara Gran about mysteries, psychoanalysis, the nature of evil, and why we love murder so much.

Mar 05, 2019
AS10: Sex Workers vs The (Irish) Media
29:27

I talk about how great Ireland is, and also tell a story about how not-so-great the media is for sex workers. 

Mar 02, 2019
AEWCH 60: PATTY SCHEMEL or PUNK, ADDICTION, AND DRUMS
01:05:45

Memoirist and Hole drummer Patty Schemel talk about 1990s music, the intensities of addiction, misogyny in punk, and more. 

Feb 18, 2019
AS9: Why Wilhelm Reich Matters Now More Than Ever
30:42

Continuing on from the latest episode of AEWCH, I talk about why Wilhelm Reich is so important in our moment, and also why Robert Anton Wilson didn't really help me understand him.

Feb 16, 2019
AEWCH 59: JAMES STRICK or (RE)INTRODUCTION TO WILHELM REICH
01:30:46

All about psychoanalyst-scientist-revolutionary Wilhelm Reich with historian of science, Dr. James Strick!

Feb 12, 2019
AEWCH 58: PHIL HAY or THE STATE OF MOVIES 2019
01:28:22

I talk with Destroyer & The Invitation screenwriter, Phil Hay, about the State of Movies, 2019! 

Feb 05, 2019
AS8: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It
29:42

An Against Saturdays episode recorded in my slightly echoey Dublin apartment: How The Right Seizes The Occult, And How The Left & Occultists Help Them Do It

Jan 26, 2019
AEWCH 57: MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE or THE STATE OF QUEER 2019
01:21:24

I speak with author, editor, and queer legend Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about all things queer in the past and future. We discuss the failures of gay marriage and truvada, the trans military ban, masculinity, and why old ways of belonging need to die. Hold onto your flowery, bedazzled hats.

Jan 21, 2019
AS7: 3 Perspectives On Sex
19:05

I tell you 3 of my fundamental ideas about sex. A special Friday version of Against Saturdays to remind you to sign up for my online event GOD SEX DEATH with Caitlin Doughty and Peter Rollins on Sunday, 1/20! Details at connerhabib.com

Jan 18, 2019
AEWCH 56: DR. CHRIS DONAGHUE or THE STATE OF SEXUALITY 2019
01:53:56

I'm joined by sexologist, author, and radio show host Dr. Chris Donaghue to talk The State of Sexuality 2019! We talk about desire shaming, how our identities shape our experiences, body positivity, why "problematic" content in prn isn't problematic in the way we think, sex offenders, how to be healthier in relationships, and more!

Jan 15, 2019
AS6: Why are all gay men conservatives?
17:37

I talk about how that dumb New York Times article on gay conservatives is an extension of homophobia, and what kind of articles we DO need about gay men.

Jan 12, 2019
AEWCH 55: PETER ROLLINS or THE STATE OF PHILOSOPHY 2019
01:44:35

I talk with philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins about the state of philosophy in 2019, including the psychoanalytic philosophers, the Jordan Peterson thing, Peter Sloterdijk, and more!

Jan 08, 2019
AS5: A Brief Occult Consideration Of Death
20:58
Jan 05, 2019
AEWCH 54: CONNER'S NEW YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT
24:59

On AEWCH 54, I make an announcement, and also tell you about my new online course with Caitlin Doughty & Peter Rollins, God Sex Death - coming January 20th, which you can buy tickets to on connerhabib.com

Jan 01, 2019
AS4: Conner's 2018
19:12

I talk about my 2018 and give you some recommendations. It's a pretty simple year end round up deal, but I think you'll like the recs. So enjoy it, friends!

Dec 30, 2018
AEWCH 53: JIMMY DORE or THE GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST PURVEYOR OF FAKE NEWS
01:14:45

I do a political state of the world with Jimmy Dore, commentator, host of The Jimmy Dore Show, and stand up comedian. Jimmy and I talk about fake news, the problems that led up to Trump and that will remain after him, and the need for asking basic questions. 

Dec 27, 2018
AS3: The Occult Significance of Christmas
18:23

On this Against Saturdays ep, I talk about the occult dimensions of  Christmas that we should - and should not - consider; and how they affect all of us, Christian or not.

Dec 22, 2018
AEWCH 52: DANIELE BOLELLI or THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A REBEL HISTORIAN PODCASTER
01:22:18

I talk with History On Fire host, historian & martial artist Daniele Bolelli, about how history works, how so many of we podcasters are connected through Joe Rogan, and the problem with identity.

Dec 18, 2018
AS2: Why do leftists struggle with sex work?
27:24
Dec 15, 2018
AEWCH 51: LEXI ALEXANDER or DANGEROUS ARABS IN HOLLYWOOD
01:43:14

I talk with cult film director Lexi Alexander (Punisher: War Zone & Green Street Hooligans) about Arabness in Hollywood, activism, age of consent laws, and violence!
NOTE: There's a little sound glitch that you can fix if you turn up the treble.
Support the show: patreon.com/connerhabib

Dec 12, 2018
AS1: The Left vs Witches
29:32

The first Against Saturday episode! On this solo ep, I talk about why the left bungles its discussions about witchcraft and the occult so often.

Against Saturday episodes are more casual, solo episodes that feature me talking about ideas I'm developing, stuff I like and recommend to you, stuff that pisses me off, and what's up in my world. 

Dec 08, 2018
AEWCH 50: MONA ELTAHAWY or HOW TO DESTROY THE PATRIARCHY
02:09:22

I talk with Muslim feminist author and radical Mona Eltahawy about the urgent task of destroying patriarchy, how we survived and transformed our assaults, bodily autonomy, anarchism and more. This is my favorite episode of AEWCH ever, and articulates so much of my and Mona's belief systems clearly and point by point.

Dec 04, 2018
AEWCH 49: MALCOLM HARRIS or WHY ALL MILLENNIALS SHOULD BE MARXISTS
01:08:11

I talk with writer and Marxist Malcolm Harris (Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials) about how millennials emerged into total hardship that everyone blames them for, why education is exploitative, and what tactics we need to cultivate to fight against capitalism.

Nov 27, 2018
AEWCH 48: GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER or FIGHTING OPPRESSION IS THE MOST HUMAN THING OF ALL
01:08:22

George Ciccariello-Maher - scholar, activist, writer, and Marxist - and I talk about dialectics, solidarity, and why socialism is incomplete without anti-imperialism. It's a great, fast-paced, and deep conversation.

Nov 20, 2018
Why AEWCH? The Thank You Episode
28:06

I thank y'all, talk about the trials of adult work, why I started the podcast, and what's around the corner for AEWCH and patreon!

Nov 16, 2018
AEWCH 47: TODD MCGOWAN or THE (URGENT!) POLITICAL PROJECT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
01:28:19

Psychoanalytic theorist Todd McGowan is one of my favorite thinkers, so I'm so happy to share this episode with you. We break down psychoanalytic terms, and discuss why it is needed in today's political climate!

Nov 09, 2018
AEWCH 46: DANA & GREG NEWKIRK or PEOPLE WHO HAUNT THEIR OWN HOUSES
01:09:24

Paranormal investigators Dana & Greg Newkirk hang out to discuss haunted objects, curiosity vs fear of ghosts, the conservatism of paranormal fans, and more!

Oct 31, 2018
AEWCH 45: BEN CHASNY (SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE) or OCCULT VIBRATIONS
01:24:55

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and I discuss the occult properties of music and investigate, with his guitar, Rudolf Steiner's thoughts on it. He also plays a bunch of songs, including a new song, "Pilar."

Oct 17, 2018
AEWCH 44: KELLY LINK & JORDY ROSENBERG or A VAMPIRE IS A THEORY
01:21:51

I talk with MacCarthur fellow Kelly Link + new novelist & scholar Jordy Rosenberg about patterns, politics, and theories in fantastic and speculative fiction. This is one of my favorite conversations ever!

Oct 09, 2018
AEWCH 43: TIM KINSELLA or UTOPIAN OCCULTIST ART DISRUPTION
01:13:09

Conner and one of his heroes, Joan of Arc/Cap'n Jazz frontman Tim Kinsella, talk music, the occult, and creativity!

Oct 02, 2018
AEWCH 42: STEPHEN KERN or THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF TIME AND SPACE
01:23:22

I talk with historian, literary theorist, and professor Stephen Kern about time, space, phenomenology, and love. 

Sep 25, 2018
AEWCH 41: THE NEW ERA OF PUBLIC PRIVACY or OUR LIVES ARE FOOD
31:07
On this solo episode of AEWCH I talk about privacy and secrecy, how "invasion of privacy" is another name for "extraction of labor," why we need to smash out cognitive dissonance around those concepts, and what I learned about all of this from being an adult performer.
 
Sep 11, 2018
AEWCH 40: ZACHARY SCHOMBURG or POETRY IS SCARY?
01:01:29

Poet Zachary Schomburg and I meet in an old bakery to talk all about poetry, violence, darkness, and psychoanalysis. Plus Zach reads poems from his books; Hear Oars; and Scary, No Scary.

Sep 04, 2018
AEWCH 39: RABIH ALAMEDDINE or LITERATURE, RECKONING, AND THE MORALITY OF MEMORY
54:43

I talk with fiction writer and National Book Award nominee Rabih Alameddine about art's responsibilities in the world, AIDS, and JM Coetzee. It's a lot of fun.

Aug 21, 2018
AEWCH 38: MISSY MARTINEZ or HOW TO ADULT
01:15:10

I hang out with adult performer Missy Martinez and talk shop.

Aug 13, 2018
AEWCH 37: DREW DROEGE or GAY HEXES AND LOUD NOISES
01:20:05

I talk with the funniest person I know, comedian and playwright Drew Droege, about gay marriage, Nanette, Pennsylvania Dutch occultism, and Batmania.

Jul 31, 2018
AEWCH 36: HASAN PIKER or BULLIES, TANKIES, AND HEDONISM
01:18:48

I talk with Young Turks star Hasan Piker about bullying, the hyper-regulation of culture, and what we can do to improve the world.

Jul 24, 2018
AEWCH 35: JAMES ADOMIAN or HOW WERE YOU RADICALIZED?
01:38:30
I probably laugh more in this episode with my pal, comedian James Adomian, than I have in any other episode.
We talk the problems with gay Pride, how James came to care about politics, whether or not impressions are protection, if it's okay to watch Woody Allen movies, the problem or non-problem of saying Trump makes out with Putin, how bullies eroticize bullying, and more. Plus James does impressions of Bernie, Žižek, and Alan Watts, of all people.
Jul 11, 2018
AEWCH 34: ARE BODIES OUR SELVES? or HOW SEX CONFRONTS MATERIALISM
32:42

On this solo episode, I center sex and sexuality to pit desire against arousal and show how how materialism falls apart under pressure.

Jul 03, 2018
AEWCH 33: ABBY MARTIN or ENVISIONING A WORLD WITHOUT EMPIRE
01:18:50

Radical political journalist Abby Martin returns to the show to discuss what a better world looks like, and to make fun of The Intellectual Dark Web with me.

Jun 19, 2018
AEWCH 32: SCOTT THOMPSON or RECLAIMING THE LISP
01:13:02

I talk with one of my idols - Kids in the Hall member Scott Thompson! - about gay rights, spirituality, and social justice. 

Jun 12, 2018
AEWCH 31: DAVE LE'AUPEPE (GANG OF YOUTHS) or ART OF DARKNESS
01:06:10

Dave Le'aupepe of Gang of Youths and I go deep into the contours of suicidal depression (his and mine) and rock and roll. He also plays two songs, "Persevere" and a cover of "Chelsea Hotel No 2" by Leonard Cohen.

May 29, 2018
AEWCH 30: MITCH HOROWITZ or THE NEW AGE OF LEFTISM
55:42
My guest Mitch Horowitz and I talk about positive thinking, the new age movement, and the left on episode 30! And honestly, I couldn't have gotten here without some of the principles I learned from new thought and positive thinking. Don't worry, I'm still an angry political bro, or whatever.
Mitch and I discuss how positive thinking can gel with radical politics (and why it often doesn't), why both leftists and new agey people are really disorganized, the occult history of America, why the occult is pro-individual, why we shouldn't demonize Mary Baker Eddy, and more.
 
May 23, 2018
READING ULYSSES with CONNER HABIB
07:03

Have you been wanting to read Ulysses, but found yourself daunted by its reputation?

Join Conner Habib - author, countercultural activist, and host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib (not to mention former college English and literature instructor) - as he guides you through this amazing book, step-by-step, over six weeks in this online course!

May 23, 2018
AEWCH 29: ALEX VITALE or KILL THE COP IN YOUR HEAD
01:15:59
I invited the great Alex Vitale - author, activist, professor, and police consultant - to the show to talk about how to undo police forces and return both the rest of us AND the police to peace and real freedom.
 
May 15, 2018
AEWCH 28: MAGGIE MCNEILL or SEDUCING PEOPLE INTO ANARCHISM
01:19:53

I speak with author and sex workers' rights activist, Maggie McNeill! Maggie gives me strength and helps keep me in the work I do; she's amazing. We discuss alllll sorts of stuff, from SESTA/FOSTA and Stormy Daniels, to moral panics and the problem with enthusiastic consent.

May 01, 2018
AEWCH 27: MOSHE KASHER or GOING ALL THE WAY DOWN
01:44:11

I talk with comedian and author Moshe Kasher about growing up poor, having a sex positive childhood, why comedians are not philosophers, Osho, and more. It's a gooood episode, even though I'm laughing my head off the whole way through.

Apr 24, 2018
AEWCH 26: ASAD HAIDER or IDENTITY (IS) CRISIS
01:16:47

I talk with author, teacher, and founder of Viewpoint Magazine, Asad Haider about the trouble with identity politics. And we pull apart the whole shebang. A little bit of audio trouble on my end, sorry. You'll still love it.

Apr 17, 2018
AEWCH 25: WILL MENAKER or STOP ENABLING STUPIDITY: ACT!
01:15:42

I talk with Will Menaker, co-founder of Chapo Traphouse, about SESTA/FOSTA, socialism, and movies. And it is very funny.

Apr 05, 2018
AEWCH 24: ERIN GLORIA RYAN or I'M LITERALLY TALKING ABOUT MY FEELINGS HERE
01:32:08

I talk with writer, political commentator, hilarious person, and feminist icon Erin Gloria Ryan. And it's great.

Mar 21, 2018
AEWCH 23: BRIAN EVENSON or THE HORROR-SELF
01:08:04
So excited to welcome postmodern horror writer Brian Evenson to the show. A true honor. And the first fiction writer on the show! Brian is one of my favorite authors, and his stories are violent, unsettling, and profound.
We talk about horror fiction, the occult, David Lynch, metaphors, the horror of relationships extending into our lives, the concept of doubles, the meaninglessness or meaning of suffering, and revising everything we know. I also ask Brian how a character could get out of one of his stories unscathed.
Brian also reads the beginning of his story, "The Intricacies of Post-Shooting Etiquette" from his collection, The Wavering Knife.
Oh, and also, I ask about if Brian's stories all stem from boner shame.
Mar 13, 2018
AEWCH 22: DESTROY NATURE BEFORE IT DESTROYS US
25:51
I talk about how nature is a flawed concept and how it pollutes our views of environmentalism. What kind of planetary views might we have if instead of thinking we were separate from or a part of nature, we realized that nature was our concept for longing? Plus, Patricia Highsmith and Paracelsus show up.
Mar 02, 2018
AEWCH 21: THADDEUS RUSSELL or THE INVISIBLE HAND (JOB)
01:35:30
I talk with postmodern historian and renegade educator, Thaddeus Russell about critical theory, the failure of education, and the left's abandonment of pleasure. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Youtube, and please support the show on patreon! patreon.com/ConnerHabib
Feb 17, 2018
AEWCH 20: DAVID SHORTER or BEING IN THE GIANT SNAKE PLACE
01:19:42
I talk with rebel anthropologist and paranormal professor David Shorter about objectivity, language, and the problem(s) with spirituality. (Sorry about the glitch in the original transfer that cut off the last 5 minutes - It's fixed now!)
Feb 11, 2018
AEWCH: Sex & Occult Reading Lists for all new Patreon Sign Ups!
03:59
Patreon.com/ConnerHabib - Patreon is my bread & butter. Did you know the show is funded completely by patrons? Please support the show so I can make four episodes a month, travel to new guests, improve sound and video quality, and more! Plus, if you sign up by 2/1, I'll send you an occult reading list AND a sex & culture reading list!
Jan 28, 2018
AEWCH 19: BEN EHRENREICH or PALESTINIAN RIGHTS ARE NOT COMPLICATED
01:24:33
Journalist and Novelist Ben Ehrenreich and I discuss Palestinian rights, fighting apartheid and ethnic cleansing, and the ways fiction and nonfiction approach humanity.
Jan 19, 2018
AEWCH 18: ROBBIE MARTIN or GO BACK TO RUSSIA
01:17:15
I talk about Russiagate, neocons, and liberal fantasies & delusions with documentary filmmaker, host of Media Roots Radio, and musician, Robbie Martin!
Jan 12, 2018
AEWCH 17: OCCULT ADVICE FOR THE NEW YEAR or BERNIE BRO VISION BOARDS
34:21
I talk about easy occult techniques to start 2018 with and also how to cast off occult/spiritual stigma and just DO IT already, bubs.
Jan 05, 2018
AEWCH 16: DUNCAN TRUSSELL or THE DEMON PODCAST
01:16:54
Me and Duncan Trussell - comedian, mystic, and host of the absurdly popular podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour - talk about demon podcasts, smalltown PA oppression, conversation as magick, and a lot more. If you're listening, apologies for the creaking in the background. We're sitting on a leather couch.
Dec 08, 2017
AEWCH 15: MARK BRAY or THE ANTIFA PEACE PROCESS
01:07:19
I talk with activist, historian, and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Mark Bray. We discuss the history of anti-fascist action, the political uses and definitions of violence, what "free speech" means, and more! Subscribe! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/against-everyone-with-conner-habib/id1298708750 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/against-everyone-with-conner-habib?refid=stpr Youtube: Youtube.com/ConnerHabib
Dec 01, 2017
AEWCH 14: PETER ROLLINS or NO ME BEFORE OTHER GODS
01:32:03
Radical theologian, author, and philosopher Peter Rollins hangs out with me and talks about religion without God, the trouble with certainty, and psychoanalysis's political project. It's a great episode and I am very happy that you are listening to it.
Nov 17, 2017
AEWCH 13: MISH BARBER-WAY or SCREAMING MATTERS
01:20:16
In AEWCH 13, I hang out with one of my favorite punks, Mish Barber-Way, singer/screamer of White Lung. White Lung is intense, loud, metal-meets-punk, and they’re truly awesome. (Rolling Stone named White Lung’s album, Deep Fantasy, one of the 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time.) We talk about screaming, danger, assault, and more. And I made sure to ask Mish to play a couple songs, too, even though she’s used to playing MUCH much louder. There are acoustic versions of “Paradise” at 57:55 and “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette: 1:17:40
Nov 10, 2017
AEWCH 12: FELIX BIEDERMAN or HATING THE PEOPLE WHO HATE PEOPLE
01:14:55
AEWCH 12: FELIX BIEDERMAN or HATING THE PEOPLE WHO HATE PEOPLE by
Oct 27, 2017
AEWCH 11: SHOOT TO LIVE or MASS SHOOTINGS AND THE POLITICS OF PRESENCE
26:03
Mass shootings aren't only due to lack of US gun control laws, religious fervor or mental illness. They're part of our current political and social climate.
Oct 20, 2017
AEWCH 9: HOW TO BREAK UP WITH A COUNTRY or WE DESERVE BETTER
27:24
Why do we need countries, anyway? I talk about our overdue break up with the state, which does more harm than good.
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 5 - THE ASTRONAUT'S THUMB or THE CONTRACTION OF TIME & SPACE
23:50
I talk about the changing nature of time & space in human experience. Whoa!
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 8: CAITLIN DOUGHTY or DEATH IS YOUR PROJECT
01:01:25
Caitlin Doughty, mortician and bestselling author, and I discuss how to stop worrying about death, and why we do so much, anyway.
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 7 - SELFIE POLITICS or NATIONS OF IDENTITY
22:41
I take a look at identity politics, so-called social justice warriors, and identity's place in our culture.
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 6 - ALEX TSAKIRIS or HOW TO LIVE WITH SKEPTICAL ETHICS
01:23:10
Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, and I discuss what it means to be a true skeptic, and why science-minded people often fail at that!
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 4 - GORDON WHITE or LEAVE THE REALM OF POWER
01:33:02
Occultist Gordon White and I talk about how occult power informs our politics!
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 3 - WORK AND DIE or BE THE FUTURE BLOB
24:37
I talk why we need to fight for a post-work world!
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 2 - ABBY MARTIN or BECOME WHO YOU ARE
55:22
Abby Martin, radical journalist joins me to talk who we should trust in media!
Oct 19, 2017
AEWCH 10: CHRIS DONAGHUE Or SEEK THE IMBALANCE
01:07:42
Me & Dr. Chris Donaghue (co-host of Loveline with Amber Rose) talk about sex and pop culture, body shaming, and why balance is a bad idea.
Oct 13, 2017
AEWCH 1 - AGAINST EVERYONE or THE VISION IS ALWAYS A FACT
28:07
How do pleasure & political resistance meet? Should they? Also, sorry about the sound quality, it's better in all the other episodes!
Oct 10, 2017