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Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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How Peter Thiel Wields His Power in Silicon Valley w/ Moira Weigel

Tech Won't Save Us

Paris Marx is joined by Moira Weigel to discuss Peter Thiel’s history, how the network he cultivated has influenced Silicon Valley, and his recent move into funding Republican candidates.Moira Weigel is an assistant professor at Northeastern University, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School, and a founding editor of Logic magazine. She also co-edited Voices from the Valley: Tech Workers Talk about What They Do--And How They Do It. Follow Moira on Twitter at @moiragweigel.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, support the show on Patreon, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:Moira wrote about Peter Thiel and the importance of his network in The New Republic.Paris wrote about why Peter Thiel isn’t an outlier in Silicon Valley.Reason Magazine asked “wasn’t Peter Thiel supposed to be a libertarian?”In February 2020, Peter Thiel stepped down from Facebook’s board.Books mentioned: The Contrarian by Max Chafkin, From Counterculture to Cyberculture by Fred Turner, Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters, The PayPal Wars by Eric Jackson, Predict and Surveil by Sarah Brayne.Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)

1hr 2mins

10 Mar 2022

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“Cancel Culture” w/ Moira Weigel, Nikhil Pal Singh, Patrick Blanchfield

The Dig

What is so-called cancel culture? Why has it suddenly emerged as arguably the issue in right-wing politics? How does today’s cancel culture discourse differ from the anti-PC discourse that first emerged in the early 1990s? How do we distinguish between liberal opponents of PC like Jonathan Chain and right-wing ones like Donald Trump? And then, finally, is there still a there there? Some problems with The Discourse that we should reflect upon? Readings:Some “Politically Incorrect” Pathways Through PC by Stuart Hall ram-wan.net/restrepo/hall/some%20politically%20incorrect%20pathways.pdfPolitical correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy by Moira Weigel theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trumpThe Use of Free Speech in Society by Asad Haider versobooks.com/blogs/4793-the-use-of-free-speech-in-societySupport this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

2hr 6mins

9 May 2021

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Dig: "Cancel Culture" w/ Moira Weigel, Nikhil Pal Singh, Patrick Blanchfield

Jacobin Radio

What is so-called cancel culture? Why has it suddenly emerged as arguably the issue in right-wing politics? How does today’s cancel culture discourse differ from the anti-PC discourse that first emerged in the early 1990s? How do we distinguish between liberal opponents of PC like Jonathan Chain and right-wing ones like Donald Trump? And then, finally, is there still a there there? Some problems with The Discourse that we should reflect upon?Readings:Some “Politically Incorrect” Pathways Through PC by Stuart Hall ram-wan.net/restrepo/hall/some%20politically%20incorrect%20pathways.pdfPolitical correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy by Moira Weigel theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-right-invented-phantom-enemy-donald-trumpThe Use of Free Speech in Society by Asad Haider versobooks.com/blogs/4793-the-use-of-free-speech-in-societySupport this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

2hr 6mins

9 May 2021

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Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, editors, "Voices from the Valley" from Nov 16, 2020

Techtonic with Mark Hurst | WFMU

Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel discuss their new book "Voices from the Valley." Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel" [0:05:56] Garth Brooks and Huey Lewis - "Workin' for a Livin'" [0:56:15] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/98500

26 Nov 2020

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Behind the News: Moira Weigel, Ben Tarnoff, and Paul Street

Jacobin Radio

Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Doug interviews Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel, editors of Voices from the Valley, on workers in the tech industry. Also, Paul Street, author of Hollow Resistance, on the dismal post-presidency of Barack Obama. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

53mins

26 Oct 2020

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The Dig: Reasonable Men Calming You Down with Moira Weigel

Jacobin Radio

Today, we’re addressing one of the most obnoxious corners of the identity politics debate. And that is the corner occupied by Right Liberals who believe that any desire to change the world is a divisive symptom of maladjusted affluenza emanating from pampered college students. Moira Weigel discusses her Guardian review of The Coddling of the American Mind, which makes its case by way of pragmatic folk aphorisms like: “Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child”. Thanks to Verso Books. Check out their huge catalogue of left-wing books at www.versobooks.com Please support this podcast with you money at patreon.com/TheDig

13 Oct 2018

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Reasonable Men Calming You Down with Moira Weigel

The Dig

Today, we’re addressing one of the most obnoxious corners of the identity politics debate. And that is the corner occupied by Right Liberals who believe that any desire to change the world is a divisive symptom of maladjusted affluenza emanating from pampered college students. Moira Weigel discusses her Guardian review of The Coddling of the American Mind, which makes its case by way of pragmatic folk aphorisms like: “Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child”.Thanks to Verso Books. Check out their huge catalogue of left-wing books at www.versobooks.comPlease support this podcast with you money at patreon.com/TheDig

13 Oct 2018

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Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff “Humane Tech or Capitalism Rebranded?”

Team Human

Playing for Team Human today, recorded live on the floor at the Personal Democracy Forum 2018, are Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff. Moira and Ben will be showing us how the tech industry’s promise to build less harmful products and programs is just capitalism’s way of proving that love means never having to say, “I’m sorry.”Moira and Ben co-wrote the brilliant feature article in the Guardian, “Why Silicon Valley Can’t Fix Itself”Just last week, Ben’s exposé and interview with an anonymous worker/organizer at Google revealed the internal fight led by workers against Google’s contracting with the Pentagon on Project Maven, a weaponized use of Google’s AI and cloud computing technology. The interview, published June 6th, can be found at Jacobin magazine: Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon Ben’s articles in the Guardian and Jacobin have been disrupting tech industry gospel for the past decade. He is also the author of The Bohemians.Moira Weigel is a postdoc at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her recent book Labor of Love; The Invention of Dating looks at the commodification of courtship under consumer capitalism. Moira and Ben are editors of Logic, a print and digital magazine which features thought provoking journalism on technology. Like Team Human, Logic strives to host a “better conversation” about technology… learn more and subscribe here: https://logicmag.io/Douglas opens the show with a monologue unpacking the bizarre news of the past week; G7, trade wars, and North Korea.On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records, R.U. Sirius’s President Mussolini Makes the Planes Run On Time, and a Team Human original by Stephen Bartolomei. You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes. Get bonus content on Patreon Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 6mins

13 Jun 2018

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Ep 15: Successfully Single with Moira Weigel

Advice from Mom

Whether you’re single, coupled-up, or not even interested in a cuddle buddy at the moment, this episode’s question about dating is really about so much more. It’s time to explore the mind-opening world of personality temperaments with a letter from a listener who signs her name, “Successfully Single” ... and a chorus of bored children from your Teddy Ruxpin dreams. Our guest for this episode is the brilliant Moira Weigel, author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. She’s a writer, translator, and scholar currently at the Harvard Society of Fellows. In 2017, she received her PhD from Yale University. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New Republic. Find her online at http://www.moiraweigel.com.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·.MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKSPrettily designed temperament test: https://www.truity.com/test/typefinder®-temperament-testOG Temperament sorter: https://www.keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspxRead Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating: http://a.co/eJtL1FgWhoooorray for temperaments! More about the temperaments: http://fourtemperaments.com/4-primary-temperaments/.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·.Support Advice from Mom by supporting our sponsor:For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/pickleball and enter the promo code: pickleball at checkout. Advice from Mom is a production of Wise Ones Advice Services. It was produced by Juliet Hinely & Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editing by Juliet Hinely. Mixed and mastered by Jake Young. Publicity by Jane Riccobono. Audio assistance by Bryan Garza. The song throughout this episode is Rebel in Motion by Scissors for Lefty. Our theme music is by Love Jerks: www.lovejerks.comThis podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to offer diagnosis or treatment of any medical or psychological condition. All treatment decisions should be made in partnership with your health professional.

29mins

7 Feb 2018

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Das brand eins Magazin zum Hören | Schwerpunkt „Lust“ – Bonus: Interview mit Moira Weigel - Was Dating mit Emanzipation & Kapitalismus zu tun hat

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Unsere Großeltern haben auch Dates gehabt. Im 21. Jahrhundert aber gestalten wir den Prozess des Kennenlernens immer effektiver. Fragt sich nur, ob wir damit auch die Romantik killen? Warum Dating immer auch Emanzipation ist, weshalb das Date so eine wichtige Rolle im Kapitalismus einnimmt, was das alles mit unserer Arbeitswelt und der Sprache des Neoliberalismus zu tun hat und wieso wir Tinder & Co. eine „Revolution von unten“ zu verdanken haben, das erklärt die Historikerin Moira Weigel im Interview.>> Artikel zum Nachlesen: https://detektor.fm/gesellschaft/moira-weigel-dating-brand-eins

16mins

8 Aug 2016