Thank you so much for your interest in the planksip platform. We want you to think of membership as more than just a subscription. If you are looking for something substantive out of your engagement with our community, please consider one of the following pathways included with your support;

  1. Tutoring Mentorship

  2. Peer-Reviewed Writing Competitions

  3. Content Co-Creation

Tutoring Mentorship

Not every writer is ready to contribute to planksip.org in our syndicated content program. If you are a member that requires tutoring and mentorship services with the goal of either; a) improving your freelancer skills, or b) improving your creative writing process, the tutoring mentorship may be for you.

We have developed a one-year practicum that we originally designed for international students and now have adapted to an ongoing writing curriculum for the planksip Academy.

Peer-Reviewed Writing Competitions

The planksip writers cooperative gives members writing assignments, of which they compete for cash prizes. This article highlights the benefits of membership as well as outlines the rules and guidelines for submissions. Becoming a planksip writer is easier than you think. Becoming a better writer? Well, that is up to you.

Content Co-Creation: Content Creation Worth Living

Depending on how you discovered planksip you may or may not have seen the content that we have created for other intellectuals and fellow thought leaders. Here are a few examples;

COVID & CLIMATE CHANGE CORRELATIONS WITH PROFESSOR STEVE KEEN

The pandemic is the warm-up exercise, the trial run in the mad scramble to form some sort of comprehensible and realistic response to deal with the accelerating warming of the climate and the biodiversity imbalance that we, as a species, have wrought on this planet. Work is an economic activity that, until now, is largely incompatible with the health of the planet. This channel explores these topics and more. Themed around the post-Keynesian economics of Professor Steve Keen, we have a solution. The question remains, will we change or blindly follow the doctrine of "business as usual"?

WHAT'S WHAT WITH BILL MEACHAM, PH.D. PHILOSOPHER

Bill Meacham got his college and university degrees in philosophy and then left that field to make his living as a programmer, software designer, project manager and requirements analyst. But he never quit thinking about the nature of reality and his place in it, the nature of human beings and how it makes sense to live our lives. He writes it all down in a way that is accessible to an interested person who is not trained in philosophy but also rigorous enough that professional philosophers will find merit in it, or at least something worth arguing with.

The Carmen Madina Exclusive

Welcome to this six-part series with Carmen Madina. Carmen is a former CIA Deputy Intelligence Director, author and consultant. 

Carmin is a thinker and hopes to popularize better thinking. We both feel that Philosophy and thinking better are an ideal pairing, we hope you enjoy this fun natural conversation.  She believes ALL organizations would benefit from listening more to the ideas of their employees--the heretics, mavericks and rebels at work who care enough about their organization to speak up even when the safer path is to keep quiet. She is the co-author of the new book, Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. It's a book intended to help the 90% of workers who are not managers.

TALK IS THE BEST MEDICINE

Listen to the Global Health Impact Project's podcast series, "Talk is the Best Medicine." We speak with researchers and activists from the diverse field of public health who are tackling issues such as medication prices, access to medicines, and the general state of global health.

Sponsored by Global Health Impact in partnership with planksip

PHILOSOPHY TALKS WITH BOB AND SCOTT

Philosophy Talks, With Bob And Scott, is a series of conversations about fundamental philosophical ideas, problems, and topics, from A to Z.

The aim of these conversations is to move us beyond the false dichotomy between Analytic philosophy and so-called “Continental” philosophy–as if there were no other relevant alternatives: but in fact, there is at least one–toward a broadly and radically Kantian philosophy of the future.

SCOTT & DAN'S HIGH ONTOLOGY

Jacob Bronowski’s poetic and crystal clear survey of humanity’s greatest moments of cognitive penetration will leave you flabbergasted. Jacob takes you behind the scenes and relives our greatest intellectual climaxes—from Australopithecus through quantum mechanics—in a way that is impossible to misunderstand.

Hosted by Scott & Dan’s High Ontology—a newly launched YouTube and Facebook podcast—we are inviting you to participate in the Live Event on the planksip.

THE MYTH OF JESUS WITH DAVID FITZGERALD

David Fitzgerald is a writer and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years. He lectures around the country at universities and national secular events and is best known for his book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (2010)  and The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion series.

LIVE SCIENCE FICTION WITH KATE AND ADAM

In this premiere episode of Epic and Epiphenomenal, Kate, Adam and Daniel converse about Epic-ness is and the exciting projects in store for this series. We will be talking weekly about Science Fiction and the ethos of making every day more epic than the day previous.

WHAT IS SUFFERING? (WITH KAL HOLCZLER)

In this introductory episode, Kal Holczler and Daniel Sanderson introduce the series. The conversation touches on a broad range of topics including; Judeo Christian values, "owning" your suffering, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro and much more.

EPIC AND EPIPHENOMENAL

In this premiere episode of Epic and Epiphenomenal, Kate, Adam and Daniel converse about Epic-ness is and the exciting projects in store for this series. We will be talking weekly about Science Fiction and the ethos of making every day more epic than the day previous.

PHILOSOPHY TALKS WITH DANIEL SANDERSON


People

Daniel Sanderson
Daniel is also the Founder and CEO of planksip®, which refers to an organic internet strategy of releasing digitally published content intended to enhance the comprehension of an author's intellectual property and is always identified as a planksip®.
George Gantz
FRSA; Board Member and Speaker Curation at Long Now Boston; Creator of SpiralInquiry.org.
Brent Antonson
I am a literary travel writer and a teacher. I've taught in Russia, China, and Iraq; each for 18 months. I've circled the world by rail through countries like Belarus, Mongolia and North Korea.
Linda Pastan
Linda Pastan is an American poet of Jewish background. From 1991 to 1995 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland.
Will Freeman
Will Freeman is the embodiment of man's future as told in Will Freeman (2022). Sophia is the protagonist, ignorance is the antagonist. Who will prevail?