Archive for November 2018

Zero Squared #177: The Beauty of Class

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

Walter Benn Michaels is a well known literary theorist and the author of political books such as The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and essays like The Beauty of a Social Problem. He is a controversial guest and one I was glad to talk to especially in the context of the

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Inside Zero Books #82: The Facebook Economy

Nov 11th, 2018 | By

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

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Zero Squared #176: Bolsonaro and the Limits of Anti-Corruption

Nov 8th, 2018 | By

Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and now an author for Zero Books. In this episode, we discuss the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and the rising right-wing populism around the world. If you like this week’s podcast you should support us on Patreon.

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Zero Squared #175: A Report from Brazil

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

Mateus Grazina is a 27-year-old Brazilian artist living in São Paulo working on a television show for the Cartoon Network about a school-aged penguin named Oswaldo. He is part of what might be called the algorithmic left and in this episode of the podcast we discuss the 2018 presidential election in Brazil, the campaign and

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