Join us at StageWerx Theatre in San Francisco's Mission District for a brand-new pair of live recordings:
12:00 pm - The Mystery of Music with Adrian Daub
Most of us listen to music on a regular basis, but we don't think much about how we listen. Moreover, when we disagree about music, we're usually happy to agree that we just have different personal tastes. But what if some of us just don't know how to listen to music properly? Are there certainly objectively correct ways to listen to music, or is it up to the individuals how they listen? Are we worse off if we don't listen to music in certain ways? How might we become better listeners? What insights have philosophers had on these questions? John and Ken drop the needle with Stanford musicologist Adrian Daub, co-author of The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism. (BUY TICKETS)
3:00 pm - The Struggles of Democracy with Aishwary Kumar
Liberal democracy has its problems, one of which is that in trying to build consensus, it often ends up oppressing minorities or those who dissent. Radical democracy, on the other hand, tries to build consensus around difference, and challenge oppressive power relationships. But what are the risks of radical democracy? Is it really possible to have a democratic nation state without social conformity? How do we ensure both freedom and equality for all citizens in a society? And how does the anti-colonial tradition help us rethink what a modern democracy might be like? John and Ken join the struggle with Stanford historian Aishwary Kumar, author of Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy. (BUY TICKETS)
With special music guests Tin Cup Serenade.
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Stage Werx is located at 446 Valencia Street in San Francisco.