Thriving in Dystopia

Ep63: Still Fighting: Finding Hope in the Fight for a Better World

December 8, 2021

Dave riffs on the “metaverse” and links it to Neal Stephenson’s dystopia Snow Crash. The brothers discuss whether this can turn out well. Bob brings up his health at the end of a challenging quarter at the Uni.  Dave mentions that Julie is seeing clients and could provide help!


The Crew heads to the outer circle of loving the other in Valerie Kaur’s revolutionary love, which is fighting. Fighting is connected to agency and entering the “battlefield.” Bob poses the question, “How do we continue the fight when it seems like we lose so many battles?”  Dave brings up the idea of fighting for a better new world even if it is scarred by capitalism.  This reminds Bob of the idea of finding meaning in the mundane influenced by Viktor Frankl.


The brothers end with discussing what “shields and swords” they bring to the fight for making a better world.



Bob’s retort “they’re more of a font” gets Dave.



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Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

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