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Symptomatic Redness: Russia, Russia, Russia

Dec 6th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn interviews Sean Guillory from the podcast “Sean’s Russia Blog” about US Russiaphobia, the lingering trauma of Donald Trump, and the new xenophobia. Sean’s Russia provides a space for the academics and other thinkers to express their views and contribute to the larger public discussion on the region and gives the public access

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Zero Squared #179: Fully Automated Revolution?

Nov 29th, 2018 | By

This week’s podcasts features a conversation with Benjamin Reynolds, whose book The Coming Revolution was published last June by Zero Books. We discuss Fully Automated Luxury Gay Communism, value theory, labor vouchers, and socialism as a political project. If you’re a fan of this podcast you should consider becoming a patron of the cast through

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Zero Squared #178: The American Left Tradition

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

Harvey J Kaye is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, “Why do Ruling Classes Fear History” and Other Questions and many other books, including one that

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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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Zero Squared #174: The Left Through the Looking Glass

Oct 25th, 2018 | By

Terry Newman is currently an MA student in the Media Studies Department at Concordia University in Montreal. She is a Teaching Assistant in Concordia’s Engineering Department and the author of Through the Looking Glass at Concordia University. We’ve started a Zero Books reading group for our patrons. It runs $15 a month on Patreon and

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Zero Squared #173: The Kavanaugh Show Trial

Oct 18th, 2018 | By

Professor Heidi Matthews is Assistant Professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she Co-Directs the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. In this week’s podcast she stops by to discuss her essay in the conversation “Why the Kavanaugh hearings were a show trial gone bad” We’ve started a Zero Books

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Zero Squared #172: A Swedish Utopia

Oct 11th, 2018 | By

Mir Bal is the host of the A Lost Cause podcast out of Sweden, he is also a former social worker turned barista, an immigrant, and a socialist. He joins the Zero Books podcast in order to discuss immigration to the Swedish Utopia and why the Scandinavian Model really is a worker’s paradise…or maybe that’s

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