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Wed, Feb 28 at 7 p.m.

American Dream/American Delusion: The Case for a Universal Basic Income

Phelim Kine at WeWork // 205 Hudson
We'll explore America’s failure to respect the economic rights of its citizens and the urgent need for the adoption of a universal basic income to protect the growing numbers of Americans falling through the yawning gaps.


Fri, Mar 2 at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Geoff Klock at Strand Bookstore
We'll look at a few scenes in Shakespeare where characters seem to know that they are in a play — and what that can tell us about mindfulness, our own relationship to art and to our lives.


Sat, Mar 3 at 7:30 p.m.

What is Food Anyway? Exploring Power and Individuality in the Things We Eat

Michael Haltenberger at Brooklyn Art Library
Together we wil look at the ways in which our attitudes towards food and he body distort our understanding of what food is.


Wed, Mar 7 at 7 p.m.

Scenius Party | Populism & the Voice of the People

Olio Happy Hour at Nowadays
Founding member party, open to the first 100 founding members of Think Olio.


Thu, Mar 8 at 7:30 p.m.

*Olio Seminar* Zig, Zag, Zen: Psychedelics & The Path to Enlightenment

Christopher Kelley at Berg'n
With meditation now a common board room practice and a full blown psychedelic renaissance upon us, it’s time to revisit Zig, Zag, Zen.


Thu, Mar 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Think Olio Read-In | The 2nd Amendment

Jamie Warren at Judson Memorial Church
We must reckon with the possibility that the NRA’s political influence will not wane as long as their message dominates our discourse. In this spirit, we invite you to participate in a Think Olio Read-In of the 2ndAmendment.


Fri, Mar 9 at 7 p.m.

Perverts, Creepers, and Freaks: A History of Sexual Perversions

Jamie Warren at Strand Bookstore
In this Olio, we will explore the history of sexual perversions, examining how and why particular sexual desires and behaviors were labeled as bad, abnormal, and unnatural at certain periods in Western thought.


Mon, Mar 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The American Moment: Victory, Dominance and Decline

Ward Regan at Strong Rope Brewery
Let's look at the nature and consequences of America’s involvement in other countries’ political outcomes.


Thu, Mar 15 at 7:30 p.m.

A Radical Prescription for Democracy

Jamie Warren at BAM Fisher
In this Olio, participants wrestle with the relationship between democracy and freedom.


Fri, Mar 16 at 7 p.m.

The History of Tech & The Future of Sex

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore
Two Olio professors gather to discuss the historic and philosophical ramifications of rapid technological change.


Wed, Mar 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Problem of Evil

Jeanne Proust at Nowadays
Should we use the term ‘evil’ in our moral, political, and legal discourse and thinking, or is evil an outdated or empty concept which should be abandoned?


Fri, Mar 23 at 7 p.m.

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Whitney George at Strand Bookstore
Dedicated to "the victims of fascism and war", this work still resonates with the public—an audience (currently) in revolt.


Fri, Mar 30 at 7 p.m.

Utopia Happy Hour | Thomas More and Afrofuturism

Olio Happy Hour at Strand Bookstore


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