About Jeff Adler

I currently work in the Tech industry, but formerly was pursuing a Ph.D in Theoretical Linguistics. I reside in NYC. I am interested in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, History, Film, and Literature. Reach out at JeffM.Adler@gmail.com!

NBN Episodes hosted by Jeff:

Maria Snegovaya, "When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe" (Oxford UP, 2024)

April 13, 2024

When Left Moves Right

Maria Snegovaya
Hosted by Jeff Adler

In her new book, When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe (Oxford University Press, 2…

Robert Willim, "Mundania: How and Where Technologies Are Made Ordinary" (Bristol UP, 2024)

March 30, 2024


Robert Willim
Hosted by Jeff Adler

Robert Willim's new book Mundania: How and Where Technologies Are Made Ordinary (Bristol University Press, 2024), takes the reader on a journey throug…

Cristina Rocha, "Cool Christianity: Hillsong and the Fashioning of Cosmopolitan Identities" (Oxford UP, 2024)

March 24, 2024

Cool Christianity

Cristina Rocha
Hosted by Jeff Adler

When did Christianity become cool? How did an Australian church conquer the world and expand into Brazil, a country with its own crop of powerful mega…

Thomas Metzinger, "The Elephant and the Blind: The Experience of Pure Consciousness: Philosophy, Science, and 500+ Experiential Reports" (MIT Press, 2024)

March 6, 2024

The Elephant and the Blind

Thomas Metzinger
Hosted by Jeff Adler

What if our goal had not been to land on Mars, but in pure consciousness? The experience of pure consciousness—what does it look like? What is the ess…

Alessandro Gerosa, "The Hipster Economy: Taste and Authenticity in Late Modern Capitalism (UCL Press, 2024)

February 27, 2024

The Hipster Economy

Alessandro Gerosa
Hosted by Jeff Adler

Today, being authentic has become an aspiration and an imperative. The notion of authenticity shapes the consumption habits of individuals in the most…