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The Other Future and The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

Mar 12th, 2018 | By

Terry Tapp interviews Kim Jones, preschool teaching assistant, in West Virginia during the successful wildcat strike of March 2018. On Tuesday, after the strike ended, Kim wrote: “We won, in the big picture, the day we walked out. Because we started a rowdy conversation about economic justice that stretched around the world. And we did

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Zero Squared #145: Thaddeus Russell against Rationalism

Mar 8th, 2018 | 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. While we start off discussing the anti-SJW industry

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Symptomatic Redness: Marxism and Religion

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a show about political economics and historical analysis. Hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu the show is sometimes a dialogue between the hosts and sometimes features interviews with activists and academics. This month’s Symptomatic Redness features a conversation about Marx and Marxism’s relationship with religion. The podcast circles around the

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Zero Squared #144: How to Read a History Book

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By

Perhaps in the current climate, I shouldn’t admit this, but this week’s guest Marshall Poe has lived in the USSR and Russia, his academic specialty being Russian History. He later spent a decade teaching at Harvard University, before leaving academia to take a position at The Atlantic Monthly. Since then he founded the New Books

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Zero Squared #143: Applied Philosophy

Feb 15th, 2018 | By

Professor Greg Sadler is the co-founder of ReasonIO, a consulting company that puts philosophy into practice, the Youtube star behind the Half Hour Hegel series, a professor of philosophy who has taught at Ball State University and Fayetteville State University, and the guest on this week’s podcast. In this episode, you’ll hear us discuss whether

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Zero Squared #142: Michael Brooks’ Materialism

Feb 7th, 2018 | By

Michael Brooks is the co-host of the Majority Report and the host of his own podcast called The Michael Brooks Show, and in this episode we discuss the anti-SJW industry, whether or not Zero Squared is just a Marxist version of Dave Rubin, and the need for debate on the left. If you haven’t already

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Zero Squared #141: Class Consciousness

Feb 5th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn is on the podcast again, this time to discuss Lukacs’ 1920 essay Class Consciousness. This conversation goes into the weeds on philosophical and economic categories and tries to both “Straw Man” and “Steel Man” Lukacs’ essay in an effort to point out what we take to be common or at least possible

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Zero Squared #140: Writing Sound

Jan 25th, 2018 | By

Emmanuelle Gibello is a Parisian composer, musician, performance artist and writer. She says her music, musical gestures and computer-assisted compositions are inspired by James Gleick’s Chaos Theory. This podcast was recorded at the Cafe de Flore, one of the oldest cafes in Paris and a one-time hang-out for writers, artists and philosophers such as Georges

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Zero Squared #139: A Wrecking Ball Called Trump?

Jan 20th, 2018 | By

Chris Cutrone is the founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society. He is also the author of the rather infamous essay “Why Not Trump?” and other essays such as The Millennial Left is dead and Democratic revolution and the contradiction of capital. In this episode of the Zero Books podcast we discuss the Trump

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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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