Cover image of Judith Butler

Judith Butler

42 Podcast Episodes

Latest 29 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Episode 42 - Global Gender Panic with Judith Butler

The Feminist Present

Judith Butler joins Laura and Adrian for the final episode in our series on moral panic. Judith Butler is a renowned philosopher and gender theorist, and the author of numerous books including Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter. Their first non-academic press book, Who's Afraid of Gender?, is forthcoming from FSG in 2023. Their piece in The Guardian mentioned in the episode can be found here. They currently serve as the the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.


19 Oct 2022

Episode artwork

Judith Butler and Roxane Gay on Gender-Inclusive Language

KQED's Forum

“Pregnant people,” a phrase to include those who can bear children, but don’t identify as women, has been used more often in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. Some feminists have pushed back against the term and other gender-inclusive language like “birthing people” and “people who menstruate,” saying that these terms obfuscate gender-specific violence against women and reduce people to their body parts. Others have pushed back to that pushback, saying that the explicit inclusion of trans and nonbinary people only strengthens the fight for gender equity. We’ll talk about why the term evokes such strong emotions, and hear your thoughts, with powerhouse feminist thinkers Judith Butler and Roxane Gay.Guests:Susan Davis, senior editor, ForumJudith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, UC BerkeleyRoxane Gay, author, "Difficult Women," "Hunger," and "Bad Feminist;" editor, the new anthology "The Selected Works of Audre Lorde" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


27 Jul 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

Episode 488 - Andreas Kilcher and Judith Butler

The Virtual Memories Show

To celebrate the publication of the groundbreaking book, FRANZ KAFKA: THE DRAWINGS (Yale University Press), contributors Andreas Kilcher & Judith Butler join the show for a wide-ranging conversation about Kafka's art & how it intersects — and diverges from — his writing. We get into their essays in the book (and Andreas' role as co-editor), the humor & grotesqueness — and craft! — of K's drawings, the legal battle over their ownership, and the ways in which the drawings help us approach Kafka in a new light. We talk about Kafka's use of comic tension & comic relief, the ways in which the drawings liberated him from the horizontality of writing, his objections to using illustrations in his books, and Kafka's 'positive nihilism' & the reason why neither Judith nor Andreas believe he really wanted Max Brod to destroy all his papers. Plus, we explore their own histories with Kafka, their personal favorites among the drawings, and how their students' responses to Kafka have changed over the years. More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

1hr 20mins

31 May 2022

Episode artwork

Ep32. AMY ANNETTE / Jokes, Jugs & Judith Butler

Trusty Hogs

Join us for another week of chaos and fun with Helen, Catherine, and this week's guest: Amy Annette! Amy Annette is a co-editor and contributor to I Call Myself a Feminist, and has featured on the Reasons To Be Cheerful and Evil Genius Podcasts. Thank you so much for listening! Support us at https://www.patreon.com/TrustyHogs for exclusive bonus content, merch, and more! Trust us with your own problems and questions... TrustyHogs@gmail.com Please give us a follow @TrustyHogs on all socials Be sure to subscribe and rate us (unless you don’t like these little piggies - 5 Stars only!) Thank you to our Patreon supporters... EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Moores / Guy Goodman / Janinna Bautista / Mary Fox PRODUCERS: Richard Bicknell / Elle / Richard Bald / Neil Redmond / Victoria Hutchison / Emma Walton / Karen & David Bull / Harald van Dijk / Kierah Leach / Tim & Dom / David Walker / Rachel R / Anthony Conway / Sadie Cashmore / Claire Owen-Jones / Jess & Nick / Zoë / Jo Holmes / Caitlyn Lyth / Sarah & Molly / Sarah Jarque-Deakin / Sarah & Adam / Oliver Jago With Helen Bauer (Daddy Look at Me, Live at the Apollo) & Catherine Bohart (Roast Battle, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats)

1hr 6mins

12 May 2022

Most Popular

Episode artwork

The Surface is Rippled: Interview with Judith Butler (part II)

Psychoanaliterature: Psychoanalysis, Literature, and All That Lie in Between

In this episode, we excitingly continue our conversation with the renowned Judith Butler. She takes us through her objection to the so-called opposition between surface reading and the hermeneutics of suspicion, describes what she calls “the relational move,” and animates for us her pedagogical approach for teaching psychoanalysis in the academic classroom. It was such a joy for us; hopefully, it would be for you too. This episode was produced independently of institutional support cover art by Vlado Paunovic music: https://www.fesliyanstudios.com


26 Dec 2021

Episode artwork

pronouns in bio 12: judith butler in narnia

pronouns in bio

now is the winter of THIS CONTENT, by which we mean the SEXY DADS episode *air horn noise* listen in for dads, padres, and sad cops, oh MY. cleo goofs around, rhy gets religious, and everyone is introduced to a VERY special character

1hr 13mins

6 Dec 2021

Episode artwork

Tearing at Myself: Interview with Judith Butler (part I)

Psychoanaliterature: Psychoanalysis, Literature, and All That Lie in Between

In this episode we host the renowned philosopher, Judith Butler. She has been invested in psychoanalytic thought from early on in her career, but this dialogue received little attention. In this episode, Butler openly talks about her initial encounter with psychoanalysis as a queer teenager tearing at her own skin, and reveals the source of her ongoing, complex relations with Melanie Klein's writings, to which she lately returned with great force. This conversation spills over to the next episode (to be released soon), where Butler shares her thoughts about surface reading, affect theory, and what she calls "the relational move." Join us!  This episode was produced independently of institutional support cover art by Kristina Nor        music: https://www.fesliyanstudios.com                 


17 Nov 2021

Episode artwork

Judith Butler‘s ”What is Critique?”

Theory & Philosophy

In this episode, I present Judith Butler's "What is Critique?" There are many issues here I try to unpack. Let me know how I did! If you want to support me, you can do that with these links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theoryandphilosophy paypal.me/theoryphilosophy Twitter: @DavidGuignion IG: @theory_and_philosophy


13 Nov 2021

Episode artwork

Censoring Judith Butler (ft. Eoin Higgins)

Cancel Me, Daddy

This week Katelyn and Oliver-Ash have a colorful conversation with freelance journalist Eoin Higgins about the Judith Butler debacle and the big transphobia problem at the UK branch of The Guardian.  You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy


16 Sep 2021

Episode artwork

Episode 81: Judith Butler's Gender Bubbles

Blocked and Reported

Show notes/Links: Jesse's review of Trans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/books/review/trans-helen-joyce.html Wi spa incident: https://nypost.com/2021/09/02/charges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-wi-spa-casecharges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-notorious-wi-spa-incident/ Max Read on Gawker: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html Crackstarter: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayor_rob_ford_crack_video_scandal_gawkers_crackstarter_hits_200000_goal.html Random girl singing N-word: https://www.gawker.com/white-kid-caught-ecstatically-singing-nigga-by-coache-1697520011 Bryan Goldberg buys Gawker: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/gawker-acquired-bustle-bryan-goldberg-1202871999/ "The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg": https://www.gawker.com/the-relentless-and-well-deserved-mockery-of-bryan-goldb-1325205558 New Gawker meltdown: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments We got bigots reviewing bigots out here!: https://www.gawker.com/media/bigot-reviews-bigot-for-nyt-book-review What's Jesse Singal's F*****g Deals?: https://jezebel.com/whats-jesse-singals-f*****g-deal-1826930495 Carey Callahan on informed consent: https://mariacatt42.medium.com/in-which-i-fail-to-find-you-any-gate-keeping-622c447a835f The terrible Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/ Jesse's review was 'violent': https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/1435323903199649797 Murders: https://twitter.com/thesarahkelly/status/1435722753156468737 HRC's fearmongering: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 Polling on self-ID: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/07/16/where-does-british-public-stand-transgender-rights Judith Butler interviewed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/07/judith-butler-interview-gender Original, pre-cuts version: https://archive.is/jds9K Judith Butler wins the Bad Writing Contest: http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm Martha Nussbaum demolishes Butler: https://newrepublic.com/article/150687/professor-parody Eoin Higgins: https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1435355735056162826 Jezebel explains what happened: https://jezebel.com/the-guardian-says-edited-judith-butler-interview-was-re-1847636842 Nathan Robinson says he lost his Guardian gig for being harsh on Israel: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel Widespread claims of censorship: https://twitter.com/search?q=guardian%20censor*&src=typed_query ...but no (thread): https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1435674221586305027 Critique of gender identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVNxYkawao&ab_channel=HelenHeaton WoLF folks on a panel at Heritage: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/conservative-group-hosts-anti-transgender-panel-feminists-left-n964246 Gender Now: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/gender-now This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.blockedandreported.org/subscribe

1hr 8mins

11 Sep 2021