The Philosophers Stoned

Hosted BySam Labun & Jordan Strauss

A comedy podcast about philosophy with Sam Labun (B.A. and M.A. in philosophy) and comedian Jordan Strauss. Email us with questions or proposed topics at

Episode 30: The Empty Man [SPOILERS]

In this episode, we philosophically review the 2020 horror film, “The Empty Man.” There will be spoilers, so we recommend that you watch the movie first, then listen to the review. The Empty Man is an alien entity that promotes a philosophy of murderous nihilism, and is the very epitome of Nietzsche’s infamous warning, “If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” This film is pure horror-philosophy, so definitely check it out!