Scott Oliver

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The Fundamental Errors of Jordan Peterson

A critical reading of the controversial Psychology professor's book, '12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos'.
Scott Oliver
6.4.18
Drugs

My Life as an International Ketamine Smuggler

We spoke to a guy who was partly responsible for flooding the UK with the K in the mid-1990s.
Scott Oliver
12.14.17
conspiracy theories

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to Feel Special

Like when people only listen to "underground" music, but with poisoned water supplies and space Nazis.
Scott Oliver
9.27.17
Drugs

How Cocaine Influenced the Work of Sigmund Freud

A potted history of the psychoanalysis founder's gak habit.
Scott Oliver
6.24.17
politics

Could an Exclusively Right-Wing Society Ever Be Truly Happy?

According to science and psychology, should we all be striving for a left or a right-wing "utopia"?
Scott Oliver
3.1.17
Alt-Right

Unwrapping the Conspiracy Theory at the Heart of the Alt-Right

You might have heard the term 'Cultural Marxism' thrown around by figureheads of the new radical right. This is what they're on about, and why they're wrong.
Scott Oliver
2.24.17
Stuff

Inside the Resurgence of Discordianism – the Chaotic, LSD-Fuelled Anti-Religion

The concept was conceptualised in the mid-1960s and adopted by hippies, psychonauts and future countercultural icons.
Scott Oliver
6.16.16
Darts

Welcome To Stoke-On-Trent: Dartopolis (Part 2)

There are certain corners of the world that dominate a particular sport to a disproportionate degree. For darts, that place has long been established as Stoke-on-Trent.
Scott Oliver
2.11.16
Darts

​Welcome To Stoke-On-Trent: Dartopolis

There are certain corners of the world that dominate a particular sport to a disproportionate degree. For darts, that place has long been established as Stoke-on-Trent.
Scott Oliver
2.11.16
club culture

Drugs, Raving, Football: The Short Life of My Techno Sunday League Team

How Inter Avinit's combination of ketamine and hoofed clearances was "a Channel 4 commissioning editor's wet dream."
Scott Oliver
11.9.15
rugby

​The Ecstasy and the Agony: The Brief History of Cyprus Rugby

The arrival of international rugby on Cyprus was a happy by-product of an unhappy history. But despite embarking on a record-breaking winning streak, their dreams of qualifying for the World Cup were dashed by off-pitch bureaucracy.
Scott Oliver
9.16.15
deep dives

Wonky, Fucked-Up, and Impossible to Dance to: This is the Sound Of Wrong House

"Who wants to fuck like a quantised Ableton robot?"
Scott Oliver
8.26.15
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