This episode Red and I had the pleasure of speaking with Douglas Lain, author, the publisher of Zero Books, and host of the excellent Zero Squared (formerly Diet Soap) podcast. We discussed Zero Books, radical publishing, the dialectic, amongst other things.
Episode 5-2: Douglas Lain (40 Mbs, 52 Mins)
Zero Book’s Page
Zero Squared Podcast
The mentioned blog post about Post Capitalism
Zero Book’s YouTube Page
And Doug’s Site
We’re back. It is a bit later than we were hoping, but nevertheless it’s here. For the the next while we may end up not meeting our usual every two weeks. But rest assured we’ll continue to put out as often as we can (and we’ve got several guests lined up that we’re quite excited about).
For the episode, well the title pretty much sums it up. Red and I are talking about how we’re all hipsters, and capitalism is using that to rip us off.
Episode 5-1: We’re all hipster, and capitalism is using that to rip us off (55 mins, 43 MBs)
The Cracked Podcast episode where they discuss the “cheat code to capitalism”
Cracked’s YouTube videos on honest commercials
The NPR podcast Planet Money talking about Birkins
And the GE video I didn’t like
So with the holidays being busy for us and Red is now out of the country for a few weeks for work, we are taking a short winter break. Look forward to new episodes probably early February.
This episode Red, Thad, and I did something a little different. We listened t0 the Presidents of the United States of America song Peaches (you can listen to here), and read a…post/article thing claiming it is a Marxist song (you can read it here), and discussed this.
Episode 4-16: Peaches (40 mins, 36 MBs)
The Presidents of the United States of America song Peaches
The article thing we’re discussing
Red and I were guests on a new podcast called Red Star Radio. You can find their SoundCloud page here and rss feed for your podcast apps here. Give them a listen and let them know what you think. I will also say that I personally find it very inspiring to see such young and knowledgeable comrades coming together to help further the left movement.
Ideology is not just sneaky, it’s also messy. Thad, Tony, and Red continue their discussion on the Pervert’s Guide to Ideology and discuss how nobody has ideology under control and how it works in unforeseen ways.
(32 MBs, 35 Mins)
Ideology is Messy
In this episode Red, Tony and Thad talk about how ideology works in many different ways, often ways that are not apparent or secondary to it’s primary purpose. We also discuss the Slavoj Zizek film, “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”.
40 MBs, 44 Mins.
Ideology is Sneaky