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The Lack

The Lack is a weekly podcast from political theorist Benjamin Studebaker, philosopher Nina Power and filmmaker Helen Rollins. We take a work each week (film, poem, essay, book...) and relate it to a philosophical theme for a wide-ranging discussion about ideas, culture and society. Each week, there is an A-side public episode and a B-side, patreon only, private episode.You can subscribe to our patreon at https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast Our email contact is thelackpodcast@gmail.com.Our music is by Dom Kirtley.Our graphics are by Bryce Behrman.

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Terry Eagleton, Roger Scruton, & High Culture

This episode is on the YouTube video "Terry Eagleton in conversation with Roger Scruton." The theme is "high culture". You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdMBDOj4ec&t=2643s&ab_channel=IntelligenceSquared To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

1hr 2mins

25 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Roma & Class in the Twenty-First Century

This episode is on the 2018 film Roma. The theme is "Class in the Twenty-First Century." To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

59mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Safe & Allergies

This episode is on the 1995 film Safe. The theme is "allergies". To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

59mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Storytelling & Narrative

This episode is on the 2001 film Storytelling. The theme is "narrative". To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

57mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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American Beauty & Midlife Crisis

This episode is on the 1999 film American Beauty. The theme is "midlife crisis". To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

1hr 2mins

24 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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F for Fake & Fakery

This episode is on the 1973 film F for Fake. The theme is "fakery". To listen to the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

1hr 1min

16 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Blue Collar & Co-option

This episode is about the 1978 film Blue Collar. The theme is "co-option". To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

57mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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There Will Be Blood & Hustlers

This episode is on the film There Will Be Blood and the theme of "hustlers". To listen to the B side, come join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

59mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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The Devils and Repression

This episode is on the 1971 film The Devils and the theme of repression. To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

59mins

21 May 2021

Rank #9

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance & Masculinity

This episode is on the 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and the theme of masculinity. To hear the B side, subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thelackpodcast

59mins

13 May 2021

Rank #10