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Zero Squared #187: Critical Humanism [teaser]

Feb 7th, 2019 | By

Ashley Frawley is a frequent guest on Sky News and the BBC, she is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, and she’s on the editorial team at Zero Books. This week she also the guest on the podcast as we discuss the need for a recommitment to a critical humanism, the question of human

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Alternatives: Conspiracy Theories Left and Right [teaser]

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn and JG Michaels investigate the difference between left and right-wing conspiracy theories. Covering everything from anti-vaccination conspiracies, communist fluoride, 9/11 Truth, Peak Oil, and the social sorting that occurred in the aughts. This episode is available in full on our Patreon feed.



Zero Squared #186: Made in Brooklyn

Jan 31st, 2019 | By

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

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Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century (pt. 2)

Jan 26th, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn continutes his interview with the hosts of the “Regrettable Century” Podcast. The Regrettable Century podcast subscribes to what’s called “revolutionary pessimism.” The hosts describe themselves as both humanist and pessimist and the invite similarly hard headed people to listen. “A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we’ve cultivated one and would

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Zero Squared #185: Nihilists believe in NOTHING! [teaser]

Jan 23rd, 2019 | By

Martin Frederiksen is the author of the book “An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular” which came out from Zero Books in August last year and he’s the guest this week as we discuss the group of nihilists he studied and their commitment to…well…nothing. If you’re listening to this podcast through our Patreon feed you’ll hear

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Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century Part One [teaser]

Jan 19th, 2019 | By

On our Patreon feed, you can hear the full interview with the hosts of the A Regrettable Century Podcast. The Regrettable Century podcast subscribes to what’s called “revolutionary pessimism.” The hosts describe themselves as both humanist and pessimist and the invite similarly hard headed people to listen. “A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required;

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

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

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. This week’s Zero Books podcast is free for everyone. Next week’s

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Symptomatic Redness: Haider’s “Mistaken Identity” pt. 2

Jan 12th, 2019 | By

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

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Zero Squared #183: Hegel, Gradualism, and Revolution [Teaser]

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Ben Burgis Returns this week as we discuss Hegel’s logic and his critique of gradualism, the question of revolutionary transition, and whether or not Charlie Brown is bald. If you’re a patron of the Zero Books podcast and you’re listening to the Patreon feed, you’re about to hear a two-hour conversation. If you’re listening to

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Symptomatic Redness: Haider’s “Mistaken Identity”

Jan 6th, 2019 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week’s teaser features a discussion of Assad Haider’s book “Mistaken Identity.” The entire conversation is available through our Patreon feed. Patreon supporters get access to an episode of the Zero Books podcast and Symptomatic

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