Pan-Optic

is creating a podcast

Select a membership level

Manager

$1
per creation
Receive personalized shout-out from Jason and Juan Pablo; access to periodic newsletter featuring our recommended readings; topical meanderings; and responses to listener feedback; priority personal case study submissions (we react to your topical stories and offer our “professional” advice; you get priority over non-patrons).

Director

$3
per creation
Receive in-show personalized shout-out from Jason and Juan Pablo; access to periodic newsletter featuring our recommended readings; topical meanderings; and responses to listener feedback; higher priority personal case study submissions (we react to your topical stories and offer our “professional” advice; you get priority over non-patrons); access to "ask me anything" episodes, polls, and other patron-only (Director / Partner) content.

Partner

$5
per creation
Receive in-show personalized shout-out from Jason and Juan Pablo; access to periodic newsletter featuring our recommended readings; topical meanderings; and responses to listener feedback; highest priority personal case study submissions (we react to your topical stories and offer our “professional” advice; you get priority over non-patrons); access to "ask me anything" episodes, polls, and other patron-only (Director / Partner) content; exclusive access to periodic live open discussions.

About Pan-Optic

Pan-Optic is a podcast featuring conversations between a critical theorist and a management consultant, cohosts (and longtime friends) Juan Pablo Melo and Jason Margaritis respectively.

They met during a monotonous work assignment at a Washington-based government contractor in 2013. Jason and Juan Pablo sought refuge in daily extended work breaks musing about the limits of knowledge, the organizations of power, the regrets of Thrasymachus, and so on.

Later, Jason received his MA in Government and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Today, he works as a management consultant specializing in strategic communications and org change. Jason is particularly interested in affecting stakeholder beliefs, behaviors, and culture.

Juan Pablo is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University's Program in Modern Thought and Literature. His research interests span media theory, literature, architecture, art history, urban theory, and science and technology studies. You can learn more about Juan Pablo's work here.

"We made this podcast to continue exploring the intersections of our respective disciplines, in a way that others might find useful. Pan-Optic relates theories of communication, power, and technology to practical institutional issues, and everyday life." 

Jason and Juan Pablo manage, operate, and finance Pan-Optic without sponsors or advertiser support (for now at least). This is our hobby and we love what we do. We appreciate your tuning in and engagement as together we explore multidisciplinary subject matter to help you act in the world. If you enjoy our perspectives and conversations, and if you have the means, please support Pan-Optic by subscribing through Patreon. Your contributions will help sustain and improve our regular cadence of quality content, and allow us to explore other modes of listener engagement in the future.

Become a patron to

Listen anywhere
Connect via private message

Recent posts by Pan-Optic

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits