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Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.

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Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.

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Zero Squared

By functioncreep - Nov 15 2017
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This is the podcast which I have been waiting for.

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By akwhistler - Jul 14 2013
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Always eclectic and entertaining. Tune in you just may learn something new.

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91 Ratings
Average Ratings
67
17
2
2
3

Zero Squared

By functioncreep - Nov 15 2017
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This is the podcast which I have been waiting for.

The Soap

By akwhistler - Jul 14 2013
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Always eclectic and entertaining. Tune in you just may learn something new.
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Zero Squared

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

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Zero Squared is a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.

Rank #1: Zero Squared #224: The Failure of the Impeachment

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Margaret Kimberley is a New York-based writer who Dr. Cornel West has called“one of the few great truth-tellers who, along with Glen Ford, Adolph Reed, Jr. and Bruce Dixon, preserved her integrity during the Obama years.” She has been an editor and senior columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006 and she the author of the book Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents (https://www.amazon.com/Prejudential-America-Presidents-Sunlight-Editions/dp/1586422480) which is due out from the imprint Truth to Power in February of next year, and she is a regular guest on this podcast. This time we discuss her skepticism regarding the impeachment of Donald Trump and the limits of the democrats. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Pop the Left and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week.

Dec 24 2019

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Rank #2: Zero Squared #225: The Sci-Fi Myth

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Tom Lombardo, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Future Consciousness and the author of Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future. In this episode, we discuss cosmic consciousness, social change and science fiction. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone.

Jan 08 2020

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Rank #3: Zero Squared Special: After Zizek vs. Peterson

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Nikos Sotirakopoulos and Ashley Frawley join Doug in this special, mostly unedited, episode of the Zero Squared podcast. This was recorded on the fly as a way to have a quick conversation about the Zizek vs. Peterson debate and, as a way to continue the debate. Nikos is a committed Randian while Ashley Frawley and Doug are both Marxists. Hope you enjoy this conversation/debate. It is being released for everyone.

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #4: Zero Books #237: Posadism

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A.M. Gittlitz is a journalist and social critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He has contributed to The New Inquiry, The New York Times, The Outline, Baffler, Real Life, Salon, and Vice. He is also the author of a book on Posadism entitled: "I Want to Believe." Drawing on considerable archival research, and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists, I Want to Believe tells the fascinating story of this most unusual socialist movement and considers why it continues to capture the imaginations of leftists today.

May 07 2020

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Rank #5: Zero Squared #222: Humanism in the Age of Trump

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Ashley Frawley is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, a University lecturer and a reader at Zero Books. This week she returns to discuss emotions in politics, the therapeutic turn, and humanism in the age of Trump. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Pop the Left and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to our new video series called The History of Communism and get access to the Capital Reading group. Book Club members receive electronic copies of new Zero Book titles every month and are invited to an online discussion group.

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #6: Zero Squared #202: Meditation, Psychedelics, and Steven Crowder

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Michael Brooks is the host of The Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and an author for Zero Books. His book Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Socialist Answer to the IDW & the New Right will be coming out around November of this year, but in this episode of the Zero Books podcast we discuss meditation, psychedelics, intuition, and Steven Crowders recent demonetization. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Further, our Patreon only video series Disco Communism was released today. I want to ask listeners a question. Would you like to hear the audio tracks of our youtube videos as podcasts? Our videos are mostly video essays about left theory and left politics. The visual content is a big component of our videos, but some have expressed interest in hearing the essays as podcasts and I thought I’d see what people who listen regularly think. Let me know by tweeting to @Zer0Books.

Jun 15 2019

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Rank #7: Symptomatic Redness: A Hostile Interview with Chris Cutrone

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In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of the Swampside Chats podcast question Chris Cutrone of the Platypus Affiliated Society. In this final installment Cutrone is made to defend his apologism for Trump's claim, captured on tape, that as a powerful man he does what he likes to women, and even"Grabs 'em by the Pussy." The conversation develops from there. This episode is available for everyone.

Jun 17 2019

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Rank #8: The New and Improved "Pop the Left"

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In this first part of the promo episode of the newly resurrected Pop The Left podcast, C. Derick Varn and Douglas Lain discuss the impetus behind bringing back the show, freewheeling into topics of political determinism, the various camps of the actually existing Left, and the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Pop The Left will replace Symptomatic Redness as a fixture in your Zero Books feed, but the final episode of Symptomatic Redness with Amogh and Derick is forthcoming.

Nov 25 2019

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Rank #9: Zero Squared #232: Against the Intellectual Dark Web

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Michael Brooks is the host of TMBS and the author of the upcoming book "Against The Web: A Cosmpolitan Answer to the New Right." In this podcast Brooks discusses his book and the true character of these conservative online Mavericks. If you enjoy the Zero Books podcasts including Zero Squared and Pop the Left support us on Patreon. Patreon supporters get access to more podcasts and livestreams than are made available on the public feed or on youtube, and it is our Patreon support that funds our digital content.

Mar 31 2020

1hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Zero Squared #207: Adam Smith-Revolutionary

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Spencer Leonard is a lecturer in history at the University of Tennessee, a founding member of the Platypus Affiliated Society, and the author of the book “A Fit of Absence of Mind? Illiberal Imperialism and the Founding of British India.” He is also the guest this week on the Zero Books podcast. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to our new video series called The History of Communism every month.

Jul 22 2019

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Rank #11: Zero Squared #214: Psychological Politics?

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Ashley Frawley is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, a University lecturer and a reader at Zero Books. This week she returns to discuss a recent lecture she gave at for the Academy of Ideas on the pitfalls of turning to psychology to fix social political problems. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to our new video series called The History of Communism and get access to the Capital Reading group. Book Club members receive electronic copies of new Zero Book titles every month and are invited to an online discussion group.

Sep 16 2019

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Rank #12: Zero Books #234: The Stalin Stain

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William Briggs is a political economist whose special areas of interest lies in Marxist political theory. He has been, variously, a teacher, journalist, and political activist. He lived and worked in Moscow during the last years of the Soviet Union. Decades later he completed a PhD that defended classical Marxist theory. In this live stream Briggs will discuss his upcoming book "Removing The Stalin Stain" which is coming out in October from Zero Books. If you enjoy the Zero Books podcasts including Zero Squared and Pop the Left support us on Patreon. Patreon supporters get access to more podcasts and livestreams than are made available on the public feed or on youtube, and it is our Patreon support that funds our digital content.

Apr 13 2020

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Rank #13: Symptomatic Redness: Part Two on Fascism

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In this second part of a three part conversation, Derick and Matthias Wasser continue to discuss contemporary fascism along with associated topics, including the history of racial conceptions in historical fascist formations, Third-Worldism, Zionism, and the attraction of modern conservatives to Catholic and Eastern Orthodox forms of Christianity.

Aug 23 2019

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Rank #14: Zero Squared #226: German Krisis and Value Theory

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The editors of the German Marxist Journal "Krisis" are the guest this week. The discussion ranges from the death of traditional Marxism to the negation of the concept of the "revolutionary subject." The journal "Krisis" is published in German but some essays in English are available on their website. https://krisis.eu/marx-from-the-margins/ This week's podcast is availbale in full. Our Patreon supporters usually get access to two podcasts a week, audio versions of our youtube videos, and when the History of Communism video series starts up again in February they will get early access to that as well. Zero Books book club members get access to Zero Books titles each month as well as a chance to join in a discussion with Zero Books authors.

Jan 14 2020

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Rank #15: Zero Books #217: Realizing Philosophy w/Cutrone

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Chris Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social emancipation. He is the former head of the often contrarian Marxist group The Platypus Affiliated Society and in this podcast, we discuss the possibility of realizing philosophy. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone but our patrons usually get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. They also get access to our History of Communism video series, interviews with authors for our monthly book club, and pretty soon a reprised series called Pop the Left. If you’re a fan of this podcast consider becoming a patron.

Oct 06 2019

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Rank #16: Zero Squared #204: Thaddeus Russell says "Fuck Marx"

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Thaddeus Russell is a historian, author, and professor. He has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New School for Social Research. He is also the host of the Unregistered Podcast and the guest on this week’s podcast. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Further, our video series on the History of Communism is available to our Patreon supporters monthly.

Jun 29 2019

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Rank #17: The History of the American Left #1: Bourgeois Radicalism and the British Empire of Liberty

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Matt Cavagrotti is the host of a new Zero Books series with the straight forward title "The History of the American Left." The first episode features a conversation with Postdoctoral Fellow James Vaughn. Vaughn taught at the University of Texas at Austin and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. His first book, The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III (Yale, 2019), provides a revisionist account of British imperial expansion and politics during the eighteenth century. Another book, The East India Company and the English Revolution, c. 1640–1714 (Primus), will be out next year.

Feb 03 2020

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Rank #18: Zero Squared #206: Her Sexuality Set Against Philosophy

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Victoria Brooks is a writer and researcher in the area of law and sexual ethics. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminology and the law, Philosophy of Law and Law of the Environment at the University of Westminster. She is intent on systematically 'fucking' the law, otherwise known as persistently and unflinchingly questioning regimes of sexual ethics and her book Fucking Law is out now from Zero Books. This week’s podcast is available in full for Patreon supporters. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to our new video series called The History of Communism every month.

Jul 15 2019

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Rank #19: Zero Squared #211: Burgis on State Capitalism (pt. 2)

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Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor, a logic nerd, a columnist for Jacobin, and the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left. This conversation on the podcast came out of a twitter battle Burgis and I engaged in on the topic of the State Capitalist theory and the question of whether the Soviet Union was State Capitalist. This is the second half of a two-part conversation. This week’s podcast is available for everyone. Our patrons get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. Patrons also receive access to our new video series called The History of Communism and get access to the Capital Reading group. Book Club members receive electronic copies of new Zero Book titles every month and are invited to an online discussion group.

Aug 18 2019

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Rank #20: Symptomatic Redness: A Hostile Interview with Chris Cutrone

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In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of Swampside chats. Chris Cutrone took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours. This is part one and is available for everyone. Derick Varn is a former member of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Can Cutrone hold his ground when facing hostile questions? Find out.

Jun 03 2019

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Zero Squared #247: The Cool London

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Chris McMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Experiential Education at Arcadia University London. Chris moved to London from New Zealand in 2010. He is the author of The London Dream which is out next month from Zero Books. If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

Jul 31 2020

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A Tribute to Michael Brooks

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On Monday, July 20th, we lost Michael Brooks. At the age of 36 Michael was struck down by a blood clot in a sudden, unexpected, and premature death. We are still reeling from the loss. Brooks was cheated out of a life that was sure to only get better and we were robbed of his future work. This episode of Pop the Left was a tribute to Michael Brooks and an examination of the Cosmopolitan Socialism he advocated for in his book Against the Web. Support the Michael Brooks Foundation https://www.patreon.com/TMBS/

Jul 27 2020

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Zero Squared #246: Black Marxism after George Floyd

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Our June 20th interview with Cedric Johnson, associate professor of African American studies and political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and editor of The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). In this podcast we discussed the prospects for an emancipatory politics emerging from the death of George Floyd and how to understand black politics alongside class politics.

Jul 18 2020

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Pop the Left: Lukács and the Philosophy Trap

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In this episode of Pop the Left Douglas Lain and Derick Varn discuss Chris Cutrone's teach-in on Lukacs entitled "CPGB contra Lukacs." Cutrone's lecture was uploaded to the Platypus Affiliated Society's youtube page on Jan 14, 2014 and was a response to Mike McNair's Essay "Lukács: The philosophy trap" which was published in the Weekly Worker in November of 2013. The Teach-In from 2014 CPGB contra Lukacs teach-in by Chris Cutrone of Platypus https://youtu.be/FyAx32lzC0U Why still read Lukács? The place of “philosophical” questions in Marxism https://platypus1917.org/2014/02/01/why-still-read-lukacs-the-place-of-philosophical-questions-in-marxism Relevant Essays: Mike Macnair, "The philosophy trap" 11/21/13 https://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/987/lukacs-the-philosophy-trap/ Chris Cutrone, "Defending Marxist Hegelianism against a Marxist critique" 8/11/11 https://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/878/defending-marxist-hegelianism-against-a-marxist-cr/ Georg Lukacs, Original Preface (1922) to History and Class Consciousness (1923) https://www.marxists.org/archive/lukacs/works/history/preface-1922.htm

Jul 13 2020

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Zero Squared #245: Paradigm Shift?

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In this episode of Zero Squared Ankur Dnyanmote returns to discuss the idea of a paradigm shift to socialism. Along the way (towards the end) there is a clip from the classic film Network. Ankur's twitter bio lists him as a ScientArtist experimenting with #hashtags and other/worldly materials and media. He is also a professional biologist. If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

Jul 11 2020

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Zero Squared #244: The Cancellation of the Revolution

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Ben Burgis is back on the pod to talk about cancellations, radical reforms, and a transitional program. In this episode of the podcast we try to work out how to go from wokeness to a struggle for power. Can we reinvigorate the working class and working class struggles? The secibd of two new Patreon only podcast series will be released on the Fourth of July. Look forward to "Cinema and Communism" to premiere tomorrow. The first episode will cover the film A Serious Man and the first chapter of Gilles Dauve's "From Crisis to Communization."

Jul 04 2020

1hr 8mins

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Pop the Left: Rudolf Hilferding and Social Democracy

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Derick Varn and Douglas Lain discuss how the social democrats split off from the socialists and how the SPD became an enemy of the really existing socialism. Of special note is the economist Rudolf Hilferding whose explanation of monopoly capitalism presaged the turn Western Marxists would take after WWII. From Wikipedia: Rudolf Hilferding was an Austrian-born Marxist economist, leading socialist theorist, politician and chief theoretician for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) during the Weimar Republic, almost universally recognized as the SPD's foremost theoretician of his century, and a physician

Jun 29 2020

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Zero Squared #243: Student as Producer

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Mike Neary's book "Student as Producer" brings critical theory to life in a contribution to the dynamic, emerging genre of critical higher education studies. It asks whether students and teachers can change the world through critical pedagogy and popular education. Neary is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Lincoln. He is co-author of The Labour Debate: An Investigation into the Theory and Reality of Capitalist Work (2002) and co-author of The Future of Higher Education: Policy, Pedagogy and the Student Experience (2009). Neary's research centres on the future of universities and the role of higher education in creating a post-capitalist society. ANNOUNCEMENT: The first of two new Patreon only podcast series will be released on Saturday. Look forward to "Television and Theory" to premiere on the 27th. The first episode will cover episode #1 of Schitt's Creek and the first chapter of Rosa Luxemburg's "Reform or Revolution." The first episode of "Cinema and Communism" will premiere on July 4th and will cover the Cohen Brothers "A Serious Man" and the first chapter of Gilles Dauve's "From Crisis to Communization."

Jun 25 2020

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Zero Squared #242: The Revolutionary Subject

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Ralph Leonard is a British-Nigerian who writes on international politics, religion, culture and humanism. He is a freelancer for publications such as Aero magazine and Medium. In this podcast we discussed CLR James and, in particular, his 1948 speech The revolutionary answer to the Negro problem in the United States. If you enjoy Zero Books support us on Patreon where you’ll get access to every episode of Pop the Left and Zero Squared.

Jun 18 2020

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Pop the Left: Riots, Insurrections, Strikes, and Revolutions

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In this episode of Pop the Left Derick Varn and Douglas Lain pluck out four historic events in order to try to understand what riots mean and where they can lead. The examine the riots of 1848, 1968, 1965, and 1992. That is, the Spring of Nations, the strikes of Mai '68, the Watts riots, and the LA Riots. What came of these moments in the past? What can we expect for our future?

Jun 15 2020

1hr 17mins

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Zero Books #241: The Manifesto Handbook

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The Manifesto Handbook describes the hidden life of an undervalued genre: the conduit for declarations of principle, advertisements for new “isms,” and provocations in pamphlet form. Often physically slight and small in scale, the manifesto is always grand in style and ambition. A bold, charismatic genre, it has founded some of the most important and revolutionary movements in modern history, from the declaration of wars and the birth of nations to the launch of countless social, political and artistic movements worldwide. Julian Hanna provides a brief genealogy of the genre, analyses its complex speaking position, traces the material process of manifesto making from production to dissemination, unpacks its extremist underbelly, and follows the twenty-first century resurgence of the manifesto as a re-politicised and reinvigorated digital form.

Jun 04 2020

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Pop the Left: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

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In this episode Derick Varn and Douglas Lain discuss the idea of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the works of Marx, Lenin and beyond. Why did Marx call it a dictatorship? Why should the proletariat? Why would this dictatorship "wither away"? How did really existing socialist movements understand the idea of the dictatorship of the proletariat and does the idea have any meaning for the left today?

Jun 01 2020

1hr 27mins

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Zero Squared #240: Ashley Frawley with Taimur Rahman

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Ashley Frawley hosts the podcast and discusses Marxism and Fascism with Taimur Rahman. Taimur Rahman is a Pakistani academic, musician and socialist political activist from Pakistan. He teaches political science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is the band leader and spokesperson for the political music band named Laal. Rahman uses Laal to advance causes which he holds dear, such as socialism, the plight of labour and the suffering Pakistanis/Kashmiris have endured at the hands of religious fundamentalism and authoritarian rule in India.

May 27 2020

1hr 23mins

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Zero Squared #239: Matt Christman Develops His Third Eye

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Since the failure of the Bernie Sanders campaign and the onset of the covid-19 lockdown Matt Christman, of Chapo Traphouse fame, has developed a solo career as an internet live streamer. His daily rants include day drinking, divine logorrhea, and some keen insights as well. In this Zero Books live stream Matt Chapman will be dropping by the channel to discuss what he's learned and is learning.

May 21 2020

1hr 9mins

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Pop the Left: The History of the Party

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Derick Varn and Douglas Lain tackle the question of political parties. Just what are political parties, why do they exist and would they exist under socialism? Is there a structural difference between a revolutionary party and bourgeois party? What is a party for and will the party ever stop?

May 19 2020

1hr 14mins

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Zero Squared #238: All Watched Over with Ankur

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Ankur Dynanmote returns to the podcast to discuss Adam Curtis' "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace." Ankur Dnyanmote does research in Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Computational Systems Biology and is a semi-regular interloctur on the Zero Squared podcast. If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

May 14 2020

1hr 16mins

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Zero Squared #238: All Watched Over with Ankur

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Ankur Dynanmote returns to the podcast to discuss Adam Curtis' "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace." Ankur Dnyanmote does research in Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Computational Systems Biology and is a semi-regular interloctur on the Zero Squared podcast. If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

May 14 2020

1hr 16mins

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Zero Books #237: Posadism

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A.M. Gittlitz is a journalist and social critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He has contributed to The New Inquiry, The New York Times, The Outline, Baffler, Real Life, Salon, and Vice. He is also the author of a book on Posadism entitled: "I Want to Believe." Drawing on considerable archival research, and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists, I Want to Believe tells the fascinating story of this most unusual socialist movement and considers why it continues to capture the imaginations of leftists today.

May 07 2020

1hr 7mins

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Zero Books #236: Political Narratives and Political Lies

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Leo Cookman is a writer and musician based in Kent. He is currently a researcher and writer of scripts for the YouTube channel Wisecrack, which boasts over two million subscribers. He has written for the Hong Kong Review of Books, Philosophy Now magazine and has written features on Philosophy and Theory for several other publications. He is also the author of Time's Lie which is out today from Zero Books. Time's Lie helps decode how news and media have changed drastically since 2016 and examines the polarisation of the Left, the Right and the fight to control the Narrative.

May 01 2020

1hr 6mins

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Pop the Left: The Renegade Kautsky

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C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain continue their exploration of the history of socialism by discussing Karl Kautsky. From the Encyclopedia Britannica: Marxist theorist and a leader of the German Social Democratic Party. After the death of Friedrich Engels in 1895, Kautsky inherited the role of the intellectual and political conscience of German Marxism. If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting us on Patreon. Patrons get access to Pop the Left every week.

Apr 27 2020

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Zero Squared

By functioncreep - Nov 15 2017
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This is the podcast which I have been waiting for.

The Soap

By akwhistler - Jul 14 2013
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Always eclectic and entertaining. Tune in you just may learn something new.