Deconstruction Junction: Fifty Tentacles of Cthulhu

•September 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Plato, Lovecraft, and BDSM. What does a predilection for sadomasochism have to do with a thirst for knowledge of the unknown? In this episode I explore the relationship between kinky sex and experimental physics in the movie FROM BEYOND by drawing on Plato.

Check it out here or on iTunes.


•September 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I’ve taken the leap and started a Patreon. I figure there’s no risk in starting one so I might as well give it a shot. As of right now I’m charging per podcast episode. There are $1 and $5 tiers. I’m in the process of brainstorming more tiers/rewards. Any feedback would be great. Check out my page here.

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow: The failure of the DCEU

•September 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Hey guys,

I wrote about the current problems facing the DC Extended Universe for the Engen blog. Check it out:

Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow: The failure of the DCEU

Deconstruction Junction: Shut the Gate

•September 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The second episode of my podcast is live! I apply the philosophy of Jacques Derrida to 300 and Beowulf to explore the concepts of toxic masculinity and deconstruction. Hope you enjoy!

Hail, Paimon! Perspective in Hereditary — Engen Books

•August 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

One of my favourite podcasts at the moment is Show me the Meaning, which does deep dives into the themes of popular movies. (It was a big influence for my podcast Deconstruction Junction.) Even when I disagree with them, I still find lots to think about. Recently they were discussing Hereditary, a pretty awesome but […]

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Deconstruction Junction: Through the Ringer

•July 24, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Exciting news, I’ve launched a podcast called “Deconstruction Junction,” where I will be analyzing popular media using various philosophers to find unexpected readings and interpretations. The first episode, which I’ve linked to below, explores the relationship between trauma and writing as shown in The Lord of the Rings by drawing on What Is Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Check it out, I hope you like it.

Do or Do Not: Anthony Bourdain, Star Wars, and Failure — Engen Books

•June 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Like so many, I was deeply saddened by the news of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. He produced many great TV shows and pretty much created modern food culture with Kitchen Confidential. He was a once in a generation influence. I was watching one of his final interviews where he made a point that I’ve been thinking […]

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