Mimetic Theory Podcasts
A compendium of podcasts related to René Girard's mimetic theory of desire.
Because this newsletter is meant to serve as a Field Guide to mimetic desire— practical applications, heuristics, and tactics that help us lead better lives—we want to keep this page up-to-date with the latest podcasts available on the Internet tackling mimetic desire.
René Girard was “doggedly dialogic,” according to his student Sandor Goodhart. Some of his most important works, including his magnum opus Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, are the form of Q&A, as are other smaller works. Girard sought the truth in conversations. Podcasts, then, are an important tool in forming this Field Guide of mimetic desire.
Below is a living list of podcast episodes out there that touch on everything from mimetic theory in education (by the 1517 fund) to Scrabble and the coronavirus.
A podcast dedicated to the ideas in this newsletter will be coming in 2021. Details forthcoming. Until then, feast your ears:
Recorded Conversations: The Frenzy of Mimetic Theory
What is School For? Mimetic Theory
Free Man Beyond the Wall: E233 David Gornoski Talks Scapegoats and Mimetic Theory
Structural Shifts, by Aperture: Mimetic Theory And The Future of E-Commerce w/ Julian Lehr
The Libertarian Christian: Ep175 COVID, Riots, and Mimetic Theory with Michael Hardin
The Libertarian Christian: Ep 34 - Mimetic Theory
The Nickasized Podcast: Mimetic Theory; Good Part III
The Peaceful Way: Monologue: Mimetic Theory & The Roots of Violence
Self Identity in Black: Girard’s Mimetic Theory and Immigration
Did You Know Podcast: Ep61 David Gornoski on Mimetic Theory
Cannabis Heals Me: Ep083 David Gornoski; Mimetic Theory and Scapegoating Drug Users
The Messy Spirituality Podcast: Ep05 Understanding Mimetic Theory with Matthew J. Distefano
Heretic Happy Hour: Ep067 Celebrity Christianity LIVE
Sell More Merch: How the Mimetic Desire Theory Can Help You Optimize Your Marketing
The Armchair Philosopher: God, Monsters, and Hell
The ChurchNext Podcast: Violence, Myth, and Scripture with Suzanne Ross
The Intellectual Dark Web Podcast: Ren Girard on The Collective Shaming One Individual
Then & Now: Rene Girard: An Introduction
Drunken Philosopher: #138 Rene Girard
Of Leadership: Rene Girard's Theory on Human Culture
Dispatched From Mars to New York City: Rene Girard - Mimetic Desire
Dispatched From Mars to New York City: Rene Girard - Scapegoating
Then & Now: Coronavirus & Scapegoats: Rene Girard
Word on Fire Show: WOF 166: Scapegoating on Social Media
The Moral Imagination: Ep 4: René Girard and the Mimetic Cycle with Gregory Thornbury
The Human Action Podcast: David Gornoski on Anthropology and Liberty