Long Live the Underdog
Aug 14, 2018
Johannes Koch & Jacob Sundberg
In this episode, Johannes points to the important role of the underdog on a psychological as well as societal level: We root for the underdog, and underdogs band together because it's a classic David and Goliath tale, but it's also a symptom of the hegemon's power which has become too great and needs to give way to something new. Far from being an inferiority complex, the underdog phenomenon is necessary as part of the social struggle that is required to give way and rise to a new hegemon in its place, before a cycle of destruction and rebirth restarts.
Jacob Sundberg is a Swedish author (http://jacobsundberg.se) and Johannes Koch is a German journalist. Together they hypothesize, entertain and enlighten you about a wide variety of topics ranging from the trivial to the existential - and usually spin them out into their illogical conclusions. At times philosophical, at times psychological but hardly ever researched or serious, they jostle with a new (Un)cultured Hypothesis every other week.
Credit to Aaron Day for the jingle!
Artwork by Vecteezy