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Zero Squared #199: Even Pewdiepie Poops

May 23rd, 2019 | By

The Serfs are internet comedians who turn their biting wit against the true enemies of the working class: i.e. Joe Rogan, Pewdiepie, and Liam Nielsen. Their names are Lance and Dave and they put out a podcast and youtube videos every week. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our Patreon supporters get

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Symptomatic Redness: A Knowledge Fight with Alex Jones

May 21st, 2019 | By

Knowledge Fight podcast host Dan Friesen joins Derick Varn to discuss the political and cultural significance of Alex Jones. The Knowledge Fight explores how Alex Jones “intentionally misleads his listeners for fun and profit.” The podcast explores “the art of the con” and “breaks down scam artists from the worlds of politics, religion, and of

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Symptomatic Redness: Ben Burgis on Logic (pt. 2) [teaser]

May 12th, 2019 | By

This week’s podcast is available in full for our patreon supporters. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. At the moment we have 594 patrons but

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The Philosophy of Lungfish

May 9th, 2019 | By

Terry Tapp is the artist and author behind the Lungfish project. “The Lungfish Project” is a three-part graphic novel series and Kickstarter project bringing picto-philosophy to the masses. He is the Zero Books author of “A Serf’s Journal,” and a returning guest to this podcast. Check out his project on Kickstarter: This week’s podcast

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Symptomatic Redness: Discussing IdPol and more with Amogh

May 7th, 2019 | By

Amogh Sahu returns for a conversation about escaping from identity politics, Marxism’s “liberal” roots, and whether pessimism is justified? Is Marxism an optimistic approach to politics. Is Douglas Lain too focussed on Marx’s theory of value. Is Marx’s theory of credit money to be taken as separate from his idea of money as a commodity?

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Zero Squared Special: After Zizek vs. Peterson

Apr 30th, 2019 | By

Nikos Sotirakopoulos and Ashley Frawley join Doug in this special, mostly unedited, episode of the Zero Squared podcast. This was recorded on the fly as a way to have a quick conversation about the Zizek vs. Peterson debate and, as a way to continue the debate. Nikos is a committed Randian while Ashley Frawley and

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Alternatives: The Horror Vanguard

Apr 29th, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn and JG Michaels discuss the vanguard of horror in this new episode of Alternatives. Alternatives examines the countercultural, or searches for a counterculture in a era when culture is so fragmented that there may no longer be a singular culture to resist. This episode features a conversation with the hosts of the

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Zero Squared #197: Heidi Matthews, Joe Biden, and #MeToo

Apr 24th, 2019 | By

Professor Heidi Matthews researches and teaches in the areas of international criminal law, the law of war, international legal history and political theory. She is also the host of the HMOD (or Heidi Matthews on Demand) podcast. This week we discuss the HMOD podcast, the Elevatorgate scandal, the class politics embedded in the #metoo movement,

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Symptomatic Redness: Ben Burgis on Logic

Apr 22nd, 2019 | By

Derick Varn discusses formal and dialectical logic with Ben Burgis. How successful can logic be against right-wing logic bros? How successful can a left that’s abandoned logic be? Is logic rhetorically effective? Derick Varn recalls the 90s left’s argument that “logic is a product of Western Imperlalism” and he conversation goes on from there. Give

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Zero Squared #196: More On Exchange Value with Ben [teaser]

Apr 18th, 2019 | By

Benjamin Lain is a math and computer science student at the University of Oregon, a member of the YDS, and my son. In this episode of the Zero Books podcast we continue our conversation about Karl Marx, Capital, and an essay by professor Mark Worrell entitled “A Faint Rattling: A Research Note on Marx’s Theory

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