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Zero Squared #205: Soviet State Capitalism?

Jul 8th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn returns this week in order to debate the question of whether the Soviet Union was or was not State Capitalism. Varn is, of course, the voice behind Symptomatic Redness, the poet behind the collection Apocalyptics, and my frequent interlocutor and critic. This week’s podcast is available in full for Patreon supporters. Our Patreon

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Symptomatic Redness: Poet for Hire (pt. 2)

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn continues his interview of Benjamin Aleshire. This interview is available in full through the Inside Zero Books patreon. Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has been published in The Times of London, Boston Review, and the Iowa Review among other places.

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Zero Squared #204: Thaddeus Russell says “Fuck Marx”

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Thaddeus Russell is a historian, author, and professor. He has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New School for Social Research. He is also the host of the Unregistered Podcast and the guest on this week’s podcast. This week’s podcast is available in full for

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Symptomatic Redness: A Conversation with a poet for hire

Jun 25th, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn interviews Benjamin Aleshire. Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has been published in The Times of London, Boston Review, and the Iowa Review among other places. He makes his living as a poet for hire in the French Quarter, writing poems

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Zero Squared #203: Ben Burgis Debunks “Why Not Trump?” [teaser]

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In this episode of Zero Squared the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic For the Left takes a look at Chris Cutrone from the Platypus Affiliated Society, specifically his essay “Why Not Trump”? This is a follow up podcast after three episodes of Symptomatic Redness wherein Cutrone participated in what was billed as a

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Symptomatic Redness: Conclusion of “Hostile” Interview with Cutrone

Jun 17th, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of the Swampside Chats podcast question Chris Cutrone of the Platypus Affiliated Society. In this final installment Cutrone is made to defend his apologism for Trump’s claim, captured on tape, that as a powerful man he does what he likes to women, and even”Grabs

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Zero Squared #202: Meditation, Psychedelics, and Steven Crowder

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

Michael Brooks is the host of The Michael Brooks Show, the co-host of the Majority Report, and an author for Zero Books. His book Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Socialist Answer to the IDW & the New Right will be coming out around November of this year, but in this episode of the Zero Books

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Symptomatic Redness: Chris Cutrone “Hostile” Interview pt. 2 [teaser]

Jun 11th, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of Swampside chats grill the former president of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Chris Cutrone took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours and this is second part of the conversation. It is available in full for Patrons only. Full Disclosure:

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Zero Squared #201: The Limerick Soviet

Jun 6th, 2019 | By

Cian Prendiville is an activist in Limerick, a member of the Socialist Party and the Limerick Soviet Centenary Committee. He is currently producing a 5-part documentary podcast ‘Bottom Dog – The Story of the Limerick Soviet, and he is the guest on this week’s podcast. Listen to Cian’s podcast here: http://limericksoviet.ie/ This week’s podcast is

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Symptomatic Redness: A Hostile Interview with Chris Cutrone

Jun 3rd, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of Swampside chats. Chris Cutrone took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours. This is part one and is available for everyone. Derick Varn is a former member of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Can Cutrone hold his ground when facing

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