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Zero Squared #138: Robot Love

Jan 11th, 2018 | By

This episode of the Zero Books podcast is a conversation with the Alfie Bown. Alfie is the author of the Zero Books title Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism and he recently penned an essay for the Paris Review entitled The Screen of Enamoration: Love in the Age of Google. In this episode we discuss

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Zero Squared #137: On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Daniel Coffeen is the author of the Zero Books title “Reading the Way of Things” and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others including the Partially Examined Life. In this episode we discuss his essay: “On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric.” Here’s an excerpt: A rhetorical reckoning riles many people up as it

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Zero Squared #136: Lindsay Shepherd and Free Speech

Dec 27th, 2017 | By

This episode of the Zero Books podcast is a conversation with the Lindsay Shepherd. Shepherd hit the Zeitgeist recently when she was reprimanded for showing her class an excerpt from a debate on gender pronouns that originally aired on the television program the Agenda. The program featured professor Jordan Peterson, who is scheduled to be

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Zero Squared #135: #metoo vs. #romance?

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Josie Appleton is the author of the book Officious: the Rise of the Busybody State which came out from Zero Books in 2016 and in this episode of the podcast she discusses her controversial blog post entitled #Metoo: The criminalization of sexual passion. I want to remind you that we’ve moved the Inside Zero Books

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Zero Squared #134: Sci-Fi Utopias and the Far Right

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

David Auerbach is an American writer with a background in software engineering. He has written on a variety of subjects, including social issues and popular culture, the environment, computer games and literature. In this episode we discuss an essay he wrote for the Daily Beast in September of this year entitled “The Sci-Fi Roots of

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Alternatives #2: Matt Taibbi

Dec 6th, 2017 | By

J.G. Michael and C Derick Varn have a new podcast called “Alternatives” which will be featured monthly on either the member’s only Inside Zero Books feed page or here on the Zero Squared feed. Alternatives is a podcast about culture, specifically about alternatives to mainstream culture (or the absence of alternatives.) This second episode of

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Zero Squared #133: The Anti-Politics of the Present

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is the ranting voice behind Symptomatic Redness and a reader at Zero Books. This week he rants on the topic of antipolitics while touching upon self-care politics, Angela Nagle and the reaction to her work, Bordiga, and so on. We’ve moved the Inside Zero Books podcast from the Zero Books blog to

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Zero Squared #132: Lenin and Brexit

Nov 16th, 2017 | By

Philip Cunliffe is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He joined the university in 2009 after completing his doctoral studies at King’s College London. His book “Lenin Lives” was published in September by Zero Books. It’s Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero

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Zero Squared #131: Fire Hides Everywhere

Nov 9th, 2017 | By

Julian Feelds is a Swiss novelist, filmmaker, and visual artist. Throughout his life, Julian has lived across South America, Europe, and the United States He currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California. I want to remind you that we’ve moved the Inside Zero Books podcast from the Zero Books blog to Patreon. This will

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Zero Squared #130: Education, Identity, and Taxi

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By

David Blacker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware. He is the author of the Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal end game which came out from Zero Books in 2013 and a returning guest. I want to remind you that we’ve moved. The Inside Zero Books podcast from the Zero Books

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