Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

In this video, Luke interviews Dr. Ashley Frawley, author of 'Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem'. They discuss, amongst other topics, happiness, Marx and progress. Pre-order Dr. Frawley's upcoming book, 'Significant Emotions: Rhetoric and Social Problems in a Vulnerable Age' on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Significant-... Dr. Frawley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyAFrawley Check out the interview … Continue reading Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley

On loneliness and alienation

By Steve BrackenMore and more across the Western world, people are being concerned about rising mental health issues and loneliness amongst young people. Luke has written several posts on suicide and suicide prevention already from his experiences, a topic adjacent to this one. Given that I also have some personal experience in this area, I … Continue reading On loneliness and alienation

This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

This Is John Galt Speaking #12: Brexit crunch time and a defence of normative ethics

In this episode, Luke discusses Brexit crunch time and offers an introductory conversation on defending normative ethics. Please note that this episode was recorded on Sunday 8th, and therefore omits the recent cabinet resignations; exciting as they were!Watch in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts! 

This Is John Galt Speaking #11: Heathrow runway, legalisation and ‘The Psycho-Epistemology of Art’

In this episode, Luke discusses the proposed third runway at Heathrow airport, cannabis legalisation and Ayn Rand's 1965 essay 'The Psycho-Epistemology of Art'. Special thanks goes to Theo van Oostrom for the permission to use his painting 'A Tribute to Atlas' as the header image for this page. You can find his work here: http://www.vanoostromfineart.com/ . … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #11: Heathrow runway, legalisation and ‘The Psycho-Epistemology of Art’

This Is John Galt Speaking #6: Developments in Korea and ‘Is Atlas Shrugging’?

This week, Luke and Steve discuss developments in Korea and give some thoughts around the application of Ayn Rand's 1964 essay 'Is Atlas Shrugging?'. View in the YouTube module below, on YouTube or listen with Apple Podcasts. Subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/this-is-john-galt-speaking/id1378102900?mt=2 Cover image by Sean P Anderson @ Flickr.com: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanpanderson/33459722052 .