Ep. 38 Notes (“Stressed Out,” by Twenty One Pilots)

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The Song

“Stressed Out,” by Twenty One Pilots

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Songs

“Holding Onto You,” by Twenty One Pilots

The Incidental Music for Ep. 38


Information I drew on in this episode can be found at the following links


The Wikipedia article for the song.

The Billboard Alternative Songs charts for 2015 and 2016.

The Billboard Hot 100 charts for Twenty One Pilots.

The Billboard Hot 100 Year-End chart for 2016.

My post: “Why People Hate YA Novels.”

Maggie Stiefvater (see esp. her Raven Cycle).

J. K. Rowling (see esp. her “Wizarding World”/Harry Potter series).

Philosophical Sources

C. S. Lewis, “On Three Ways of Writing for Children,” Of Other Words: Essays and Stories, ed. Walter Hooper (New York: Harvest/Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1966), pp. 22-34.

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, trans. Peter Preuss (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1980) (also translated as On the Use and Abuse of History for Life).

Edmund Husserl, Cartesian MeditationsAn Introduction to Phenomenology, trans. Dorion Cairns (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999; now published by Springer).

The two sections on intersubjectivity in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy‘s article on Husserl (by Christian Beyer).

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on memory (by Kourken Michaelian and John Sutton).

Daniel L. Schacter, “Constructive Memory: Past and Future,” Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience 14, no. 1 (March 2012): 7-18.

The Wikipedia article on “Reconstructive Memory.”

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2 thoughts on “Ep. 38 Notes (“Stressed Out,” by Twenty One Pilots)

  • When you asked, Can you share a fictional person’s experience of the world? my mind thought, so not “What is it like to be a bat?” but rather, “What is it like to be Batman?” Is it like anything at all?

    • Nice! I hadn’t thought of it like that. An *excellent* question. There can’t be anything it is like to be Batman, since he doesn’t exist. And yet there are truths about the experiences of fictional characters (if someone says Batman didn’t have to deal with being an orphan — or that Sherlock Holmes didn’t struggle with addiction and some form of manic depression — they’d be wrong). This is a very fun puzzle.

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