02: Dreams in a Locked Room

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True Detective, Season 1 (2014)

Do you ever feel like you’ve done this all before? This episode, we discuss True Detective, Season 1: nihilism and faith, female agency and bad men, antinatalism and the meaning of life (or lack thereof)…

This episode contains spoilers and mature content.

If you are interested to learn more about the ideas behind (and against) antinatalism, one of our favorite podcasts Very Bad Wizards covers it in their episode entitled Pooping on Ecstasy (Pain, Pleasure, and the Ethics of Breeding) and they have a great set of links to more resources in their show notes.

Also, if the existential nihilism stuff tickles your fancies, you may also be interested to see:

  • Blade Runner
  • Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  • Harold and Maude
  • Wes Anderson movies
  • I <3 Huckabees
  • Groundhog Day
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • These books (thanks, internet)
  • This amazing tumblr account called Time is a Flat Circus:


Time is a Flat Circus




Stay tuned for our next episode, Lurking In The Dark, where we discuss the nature of fear and evil with a focus on monsters and our favorite baddies in fiction and folklore.

Thanks for listening!

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