Episode 40: Antifa I

This is not an hour of critique against antifa politics. It’s an attempt to discuss and frame the current time where one of the “teams” that is fighting for our attention happens to be the antifa team. This is more meta than not. There is a fight larger than this one. Where do we begin? […]

The Brilliant Podcast

I’ll build on this over time but the history of The Brilliant podcast is that it started with three people and now one is left (Aragorn!). More as it develops. (28)

Episode 39 (s02e10) – Isaac Cronin IV: 1969

Show trail of 68. Printshop and video. Boredom. MIT occupation. The council for the erruption of the marvelous. Named after Boston group named Council for Conscious Existance. Tony Verlaan. Lists & Whiteboards. Probe into the spectacle. King Collins. The founding members of CEM. The goal was to be gadflys on the left. NY Situationists. Shoplifting […]

Episode 38 (s02e09) – A new host

Time rolls on and things change. While I don’t think we have seen the last of Bellamy he did not want the pressure of this recurring podcast and is no longer going to co-host the show. This is our first episode with a new co-host, Julio, from Los Angeles. We have known each other for […]

Episode 37 (S02e08) – Isaac III

This episode is part two of our series of interviews with Isaac Cronin where we discuss his interesting life. This episode discusses the peak of Berkeley’s activist past and the struggles around the Vietnam war and whatnot. (304)

Episode 36 (s02e07): Forgiveness

I think the idea of talking about forgiveness is a great idea but I’m not sure how to do it. Forgiveness ultimately relies on a kind of durability of community that we (as @) just do not have. We are a scattering of seeds. We are a persuasive set of ideas. We are not a […]

S02E05 aka Episode 34: Isaac Cronin II

This episode is part two of our series of interviews with Isaac Cronin where we discuss his interesting life. This episode mostly discusses his time in Berkeley in the mid-sixties and touches on the FSM (which is expanded on in the next interview). (457)

Season Two Episode Four: Seattle & Other Gossip

Bellamy is back and I inadvertently used the wrong microphone (hence the static when I talk). This is kind of a catch up episode as August was a busy month and there was a lot to talk about. Gossip fans will love the deets on a number of silly things. Podcasts are the new zine. […]

Season Two Episode Three: DIY Culture I

This episode of The Brilliant is the start to a continuing conversation about what comes AFTER DIY culture. We’ve all been to workshops and heard insufferable boys talking about getting off of grid, out of society, and into a self-sufficient do-it-yourself culture. Is this possible? What are the success stories? How do a bunch of […]