Sep 30, 2019
Content warning from the narrator. In section 2 of this episode, I will sometimes omit direct quotations which would need to be voiced. In other places, I will insert descriptions of what characters said, as a substitute for actually performing the characters.
As some of you know if you have read the book, this chapter...
Sep 22, 2019
"Coming from the edge of my consciousness, a faint voice:
[Thou shalt not krill]
The organizing soul within me – the kabbalists would have called it the neshamah – awoke, even as my body dozed on the hotel bed.
[Thou shalt not commit idolphintry] I answered, but I knew deep down it was a second-rate attempt."
Sep 15, 2019
"A ray of early morning sun beat on my face. Clouds flew by me like trucks rushing down a highway, and the heavens seemed to sing. It’s weird. You spend your entire adult life searching for Names of God and hanging out with angels, and the closest you come to a spiritual experience is paddling a flying kayak thousands...
Sep 12, 2019
"Ladies. Gentlemen. Mr. Secretary General.
We are a proud people. Like so many of the other fledgling countries represented here today, our national identity was forged in a struggle against imperialist aggression, and it was our pride that told us to continue fighting when all other counsel urged surrender. It is with...
Sep 9, 2019
"Even though she could no longer hear it with her ears, it still rang in the back of her mind. A note, a single impossibly pure note that seemed to overpower everything else."
This is a serialized story narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, Scott Alexander. The original text...