Other Life
Other Life
Justin Murphy
Creators and hustlers on using the internet to escape institutional conformity.
Tokenizing Content with Kenny Rowe of the Dalten Collective
We discuss the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the creator economy and our idea to mint NFTs for other kinds of media, like podcasts.
Nov 28
35 min
Can We Escape? On Deleuze and Heidegger with Johannes Niederhauser
We're launching our Deleuze vs. Heidegger seminar, starting this Sunday, November 22. Download the reading list: otherlife.co/deleuze-vs-heidegger
Nov 17
1 hr 21 min
Video Futurism: Networked & Monetized, with Anirudh Pai of Superpeer
Neo-China arrives from the future, as a networked and monetized video platform called Superpeer. Anirudh Pai explains why he believes education will merge with the influencer economy, in the form of paid video-calling. Other topics include George Orwell, Africa, and Reed's Law (the lesser known cousin of Metcalfe's Law).
Nov 13
1 hr 12 min
Dating and Mating Via Twitter with @Default_Friend
Learn how Default met two different boyfriends through Twitter, how she networked her way into tech without tech skills, some copywriting tips for creators, and why we're creating an arranged marriage agency.
Nov 5
1 hr 7 min
On Marriage
One of the luckiest accidents of my life was British visa restrictions forcing me & my girlfriend to decide if we were truly in love or just pretending.
Oct 29
25 min
Making Social Theory Viral on TikTok with Biz Sherbert
Biz Sherbert is a fashion theorist inspired by Mark Fisher, who's figured out how to make academic theory resonate with millions of people on TikTok. These videos earn her writing and consulting gigs, which she's leveraging to build an independent intellectual life instead of doing a PhD. We discuss all of this plus a bunch of fascinating tangents on internet aesthetics, Dark Academia vs. Chaotic Academia, Caroline Calloway, fashion advice for aging Millennial men like Justin, the sex appeal of mass murderer Dylann Roof, and Biz's desire to marry a listener of this podcast.
Oct 23
1 hr 19 min
Buying Mansions Without Money and Writer-Entrepreneurship with Max Nussenbaum of On Deck
Max Nussenbaum is an author and entrepreneur who currently runs the On Deck Writing Fellowship, a new Silicon Valley take on modern education and career acceleration. We talk about how On Deck is helping writers become entrepreneurs; how Max bought a mansion in Detroit when he was 23; why JFK is overrated; what cults teach us about community building; and optimal strategy for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (which Max was on).
Oct 16
1 hr 18 min
How to Build a Mafia with Sudarshan Sridharan of Fion.tech
Sudarshan Sridharan is a 20-year-old co-founder of the wildfire prediction startup Fion.tech, and co-creator of the Gen Z Mafia. We discuss how to launch a tech startup when you're only 20; how VCs want deal flow but college kids want party flow; how awkward outcast can "flip the switch" to start networking; how to use Twitter; and the benefits of being silent and elevating others.
Oct 9
1 hr 13 min
Growing a Social Science Newsletter from a Creator House in Mexico, with Brett Goldstein
Brett Goldstein writes the newsletter SocialStudies.news. We talk about the untapped riches of social science for creators and founders, and how to think about branding and growing content-creation projects from niche academic disciplines. We also talk co-living and hype-house business models, as Brett calls in from the OnDeck program in Tulum, Mexico.
Oct 1
57 min
Meet the Gen Z Mafia, with Ringleader Emma Salinas
Gen Z Mafia is a Discord server incubating teenage billionaires. I talk with one of the ringleaders about community design, Gen Z psychology, and business models.
Sep 24
1 hr 7 min
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