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Zero Squared #162: The Circle of Life?

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Michael Brooks is the host of the Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and a future author for Zero Books. This week he returns to the Zero Books podcast to discuss Jordan Peterson and the left-wing Jungian James Hillman. I want to thank everyone for supporting the Zero Books podcast on Patreon.

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Zero Squared #161: The Meaning of Trump

Jul 12th, 2018 | By

Brian Culkin is the guest this week. Culkin is a writer, theorist, and film director. His films include the feature length documentary ‘The Mission’ and the short film ‘Voices.’ His books include Postscript on Boxing and,  the Meaning of Trump which is out now from Zero Books. I want to thank Nathaniel L, Jeff B,

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Zero Squared #160: Baldwin, Buckley and the American Dream

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn is back this week to discuss a historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley that took place at Cambridge University in 1965. For those of you who don’t know, James Baldwin was a literary giant who wrote works such as Notes of a Native Son and No Name in the

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Zero Squared #159: Capitalism vs. Freedom

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

Rob Larson is a professor of economics at Tacoma Community College in Washington State and the author of Bleakonomics. He’s written broadly, including for In These Times, Dollars & Sense and Jacobin, and appeared on Alternative Radio and other programs and he’s the author of the book Capitalism Vs. Freedom which is out now from

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Zero Squared #158: Metamodernism

Jun 21st, 2018 | By

Luke Turner is the guest on this week’s podcast. An artist based in London, Turner is one-third of the artist trio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Nastja Säde Rönkkö. The co-editor of the aesthetics and culture website Notes on Metamodernism, he penned The Metamodernist Manifesto in 2011. If you aren’t supporting this

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Left Forum Panel: Surplus Value vs Surplus Enjoyment

Jun 13th, 2018 | By

This week instead of an interview we’re bringing you the audio from the Zero Books panel “Surplus Value vs. Surplus Enjoyment.” The participants in the debate included Vakhtang Gomelauri from Occupy Psychoanalysis, Mia Vallet from CUNY, Douglas Lain from Zero Books, and Ashley Frawley from Zero Books and Swansea University. The moderator for the panel was Pete

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Zero Books #157: Schiff’s Insider Critique of Peterson

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

Bernard Schiff is an Emeritus professor at the University of Toronto and the man responsible for helping Professor Jordan Peterson get hired some 20 years ago. Professor Schiff is also the author of a piece entitled “I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous” that was recently published in the Toronto Star

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Zero Squared #156: The Revolutions of 1848

May 30th, 2018 | By

Pam Nogales is a PhD History Candidate at New York University, a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society, and a co-host of the Shit Platypus Says podcast, and she stops by the Zero Books podcast this week to discuss the revolutions of 1848 and the leftist tradition. Zero Books will be hosting three-panel discussions at

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Zero Squared #155: On Hypermodernity

May 23rd, 2018 | By

John David Ebert is the author of nearly 20 books, a youtuber responsible for over 500 videos on philosophy, and a blogger at cultural-discourse.com. This week he is also the guest on this podcast. We discuss his essay On Hypermodernity. We want to encourage you to check out Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies. It is

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Inside Zero Books #71: Comedian Jake Flores’ visit from Homeland Security

May 20th, 2018 | By

Stand-up comic Jake Flores tweeted out a joke thread about killing ICE officers and got a visit from Homeland Security who were not so amused. Jake stops by to tell the tale of his visit and reflect on the question of free speech in America. From Jake’s webpage: Jake Flores was born in Austin TX

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