by Kevin Currie-Knight
In this wide ranging discussion, Kevin talks with YouTuber Lewis Waller, of the philosophy/history YouTube channel Then and Now (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkS_…). They talk about YouTube as a venue for intellectual content, how and why Lewis does what he does with his channel, how Postmodernism influences his (and Kevin’s) intellectual approach, and more.
00:00:04 – Introductions and Elon Musk, Not Necessarily in That Order 00:04:42 – How Lewis Got Started as a YouTuber with Then and Now 00:12:36 – YouTube, “Democratized” Media and Changes in How Knowledge Circulates 00:22:24 – The Economics (and Day-to-Day) of Being an Independent Content Creator 00:34:08 – What Lewis is Working on Next: A (Postmodern?) History of the Enlightenment 00:46:06 – The Weaponization of Postmodernism (Particularly on the Cultural Right) 00:53:48 – Are We Living in Postmodern Times? Is This For the Good or the Bad… or Both? 01:00:22 – Lewis: Modernism and Postmodernism are Two Sides of the Same Coin, Kevin: Postmodernism is a Diagnosis, Not a Cause.