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Zero Squared

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Rank #93 in Philosophy category

Society & Culture
Philosophy
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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.

The Soap

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

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
17
2
2
2

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 Jan 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: Symptomatic Redness: Part One on Fascism

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In this, the first part of a three part discussion on fascism, Derick and Matthias Wasser discuss the recent history of the American right, whether the alt-right are relevant anymore, racialism, the definition of fascism, and much more besides.

Aug 17 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: Zero Squared #184: Heidegger, Video Games, and Control

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Liam Mitchell is the author of the book “Ludopolitics: Video Games against Control” which came out from Zero Books in December and he’s the guest this week as we discuss Heidegger, universal reason, and video games such as Skyrim, Zelda, and the Duck Game. It’s Thursday, January 16th, 2019 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the host of this podcast. This week’s Zero Books podcast is free for everyone. Next week’s podcast, on Nihilism, will be available in its entirety through Patreon. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll be able to access one or the other podcast each week and this week you’re getting Zero Squared.

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #4: Inside Zero Books #82: The Facebook Economy

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Zero Books author Rob Larson returns to discuss his most recent writing project on the digital landscape and capitalism. We discuss Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace, and Usenet and the utopian promise of this series of tubes known as the internet. How much of the US GDP comes from digital content? Does Mark Zuckerberg own our identities? Are we all unpaid laborers producing content for Google?

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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

1hr 12mins

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Rank #8: Zero Squared #186: Made in Brooklyn

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Amanda Wasielewski is an artist and Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is also the author of Made In Brooklyn, a book that was published by Zero Books in June of last year, and she’s the guest on this week’s podcast This week’s podcast is free to everyone and this weekend’s Symptomatic Redness will be available to our Patreon supporters. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcast each week. I hope you enjoy them.

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #9: Zero Squared #191: Brooks on 2020

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Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report with Sam Seder, and a soon to be author here at Zero Books. In this episode Michael Brooks discusses Bolsonaro’s Brazil and what promises to be a torturous 2020 US presidential campaign. This week’s podcast is available in full. 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. At the moment we have 572 patrons. When we reach 600 we’ll introduce a new series of patron only videos tentatively entitled Communism 101.

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #10: Symptomatic Redness: Tad Tietze on Anti-Politics

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Derick Varn talks to Tad Tietze about anti-politics. Tietze blogs at Left Flank, tweets as @Dr_Tad, and has a book coming out from Verso books. From an essay by Tietze and Elizabeth Humphrys: Anti-politics and the Illusions of Neoliberalism We live in anti-political times. After a twentieth century in which Western societies experienced the rise and entrenchment of mass representative institutions, where hundreds of millions of people accepted that politics was the main way to have their social interests advanced, these arrangements have ever more obviously fallen into disrepair, decay and even frank breakdown. Part One of this conversation is available on the public feed. Part Two will be available on for our supporters on patreon.

Mar 25 2019

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Rank #11: An Interview with Slavoj Zizek with Commentary (Recorded on Thanksgiving)

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This interview with Slavoj Zizek originally appeared on our youtube channel. In it we discuss topics covered in his book "Sex and the Failed Absolute." and I offer some comments and points of clarification. The interview was recorded on our new Twitch channel on Thanksgiving.

Dec 20 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Symptomatic Redness: Alex Gendler and the American Left

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Alex Gendler is a freelance writer, editor, and translator with specialties ranging from history and political theory to internet culture and animal videos. He is also Derick Varn's gues on this week's Symptomatic Redness. Topics covered include the cities of the American Left, TED talks, and the popularity of Marxism. This week's Symptomatic Redness is available for all listeners. Enjoy!

Jul 10 2019

52mins

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Rank #13: Zero Squared #188: A Free Speech Debate

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Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, the host of Symptomatic Redness, and my nemesis. In this episode of Zero Squared Derick and I debate the question of Free Speech as it relates to our mutual, ill-defined, Marxist socialism. This is part one of a two-part conversation and is available for free. The second half will be available to our Patreon supporters next week. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening for free you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. I hope you enjoy them.

Feb 14 2019

47mins

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Rank #14: Symptomatic Redness: Ben Burgis on Logic

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Derick Varn discusses formal and dialectical logic with Ben Burgis. How successful can logic be against right-wing logic bros? How successful can a left that's abandoned logic be? Is logic rhetorically effective? Derick Varn recalls the 90s left's argument that "logic is a product of Western Imperlalism" and he conversation goes on from there. Give them an Argument is now available for pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Argument-Logic-Left/dp/1789042100 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. At the moment we have 592 patrons. When we reach 600 patrons we’ll introduce a new series of patron only videos tentatively entitled Communism 101.

Apr 22 2019

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Rank #15: Zero Squared Special: Henryk Grossman, Crisis, and Rick Kuhn

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Welcome to a special edition of the Zero Books podcast. Ashley Frawley is a member of the Zero Books team and this week she is the host of the Zero Books podcast. Frawley, being interested in Marxist crisis theory, interviewed professor Rick Kuhn who has spent over twenty years studying the Marxist economist Henryk Grossman and in this episode, Frawley and Kuhn discuss the declining rate of profit, countervailing tendencies, the Frankfurt school, and the cultural turn. This week’s podcast is available in full. 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. I hope you enjoy them.

Feb 27 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #16: Symptomatic Redness: Haider's "Mistaken Identity" pt. 2

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Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week's podcast features the second half of a discussion of Asad Haider's book "Mistaken Identity." Here's a blurb from Judith Butler for Haider's book: “Asad Haider renews the critique of identity politics for the contemporary Left. Drawing on the work of British cultural studies, black feminism, and theories of the subject (and subjection), Haider writes in an open and persuasive prose to show how identity is always partial and ambivalent, deflecting from the larger racial ideologies while reproducing its terms. This is a fresh and timely book, thoughtful and provocative.” – Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble and Frames of War

Jan 12 2019

56mins

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Rank #17: Zero Squared #197: Heidi Matthews, Joe Biden, and #MeToo

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Professor Heidi Matthews researches and teaches in the areas of international criminal law, the law of war, international legal history and political theory. She is also the host of the HMOD (or Heidi Matthews on Demand) podcast. This week we discuss the HMOD podcast, the Elevatorgate scandal, the class politics embedded in the #metoo movement, and Joe Biden hugs. 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. At the moment we have 597 patrons. When we reach 600 patrons we’ll introduce a new series of patron only videos tentatively entitled Communism 101.

Apr 24 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #18: Zero Squared #212: Zinnophobia

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David Detmer is a Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest. He is the author of Freedom as a Value, Challenging Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Politics of Truth, and the Zero Books title Zinnophobia. 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 26 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: 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

57mins

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Rank #20: 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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