Benjamin and Modern Enchantment

Has the modern world become disenchanted? Is there a way to find the magic again? In this week's show, we're discussing Walter Benjamin, the German-Jewish cultural critic from the early 20th century, who had fascinating things to say about this.

Muscles and Marxism

What happens when we view bodybuilding through a Marxist lens? Is bodybuilding a unique form of labor, that creates a particular sense of fulfillment? When you pump iron, do the fruits of your labor belong to you and you alone, in the form of bulging biceps and six-pack abs?