a philosophy podcast from zero books
Diet Soap Podcast #13-Synchromysticism Jam
July 07, 2009 02:50 AM PDT
Jake Kotze of the blob coined the phrase Synchromysticism, and seeks out sublime connections lost in our kibble culture. We discuss Surrealism, Robin Tunney, 9/11 as Stargate, and the Titanic. Also featured are the voices of Chico Marx, George C Scott, Marlon Brando, Rip Torn, and Crosley Bendix. Plus I respond to listener email. Next week's podcast may be late.
Diet Soap Podcast #12: The Psychedelic Jetpack
July 01, 2009 12:37 AM PDT
This week's episode features the final piece of my conversation with Neil Kramer of the blog the Cleaver. Neil discusses the metaphor of the Psychedelic Jetpack, Salvia Divinorum, the Psychedelic Salon, and the book DMT: The Spirit Molecule. The podcast also features brief excerpts from Joseph Nechvatal's Viral Symph0ny, Lorenzo's Psychedelic Salon, Lazenbee Industries Delusion Report, and Terence McKenna on the Archaic Revival. In the end Miriam gives us our weekly Titanic factoid. A partial transcript of the interview with Neil is available at examiner.com.
Diet Soap Podcast #11: Sex Collectors and the Commodity Fetish
June 24, 2009 03:22 AM PDT
Geoff Nicholson joins in with the Diet Soap Podcast project this week and discusses his 2006 book "Sex Collectors" as well as the role the commodity plays in his work more generally. My wife Miriam reads aloud from Geoff's first novel "Street Sleeper," a book published in 1987. For a partial transcript of the interview check out what I've posted over at examiner.com. Future transcripts of future episodes of Diet Soap will also appear at examiner.com, a site that pays per view and which hopefully will generate the pennies needed for the USB microphone fund.
Diet Soap Podcast #10: Peter Dale Scott on Social Change
June 17, 2009 02:07 AM PDT
This week's Diet Soap podcast features the second part of a conversation with Peter Dale Scott on the subject of his book "The Road to 9/11." Peter also discusses his views on the pros and cons of Noam Chomsky, his admiration and impatience with anarchism and other revolutionary strategies for social change, and the necessary difficulties involved with attempts to understand deep politics. Phil Och's song "Love Me I'm Liberal" along with a factoid on the Titanic are also featured.
Diet Soap Podcast #9: The Road to 9/11 with Peter Dale Scott
June 10, 2009 12:52 AM PDT
I interview author and scholar Peter Dale Scott about his book "The Road to 9/11" this week. Peter is well known for investigating what he calls "deep politics." His website is www.peterdalescott.net. Also in this episode are the voices of KMO of the C-Realm (reading from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass"), Michael Parenti, Noam Chomsky, and the members of the SWP. If you enjoy this episode send me an email, or consider contributing to the Diet Soap USB microphone fund by clicking the donate button.
Diet Soap Podcast #5: Barth Anderson, the Swine Flu, and the Voices in My Head
May 13, 2009 02:58 PM PDT
In this episode I interview Barth Anderson about the Swine Flu pandemic. Barth is the author of the bio-tech thriller "The Patron Saint of Plagues." My wife Miriam reads an excerpt from Mr. Anderson's second novel "The Magician and the Fool" in this episode, and the voices in my head make an appearance as well, as does a Polar Bear Nose and a wumple.
Diet Soap Promo
May 11, 2009 08:33 AM PDT
This is a minute long promo for the Diet Soap podcast. If you have a podcast and would be so kind to run this promo I'd appreciate it. Also if you're a listener without a podcast of your own this might serve as reminder to tell people about Diet Soap. We've got a variety of good interviews and fiction lined up for future episodes. Check the dietsoap website for more information http://www.dietsoap.org
Diet Soap Podcast #4: Good News From Outer Space
May 06, 2009 12:18 PM PDT
In this episode of the Diet Soap podcast you'll hear an excerpt from John Kessel's 1989 novel "Good News from Outer Space," and listen in on a conversation with this Nebula award winning writer. Also included are ambient sounds from the freesoundproject and Alfred Bryan's 1910 hit "Come Josephine on my Flying Machine."
Diet Soap Podcast #3-Life with Klima
April 29, 2009 12:24 AM PDT
This episode features writer and editor John Klima from Electric Velocipede, his story "Life's Simple Pleasures," a short piece entitled "Editors Never Sleep," and George Cohan's "Life's a Very Funny Proposition After All" circa 1909. Consider emailing [email protected] if you've been listening.
Diet Soap Podcast #2: Titanic
April 22, 2009 12:53 AM PDT
This episode includes the story "A Mouth is a Hole is a Vista" by John Schumate, Ken Knabb's letter to a Spanish contact on the subject of peak oil, a Goldman Sach's conspiracy collage, a tribute to JG Ballard, and an interview with Miriam M. Lain about the Titanic.
Zero Squaredis a philosophy podcast from Zero Books. Zero publishes radical philosophy, aesthetics, film theory, experimental fiction, and anything else that smells faintly of the avant-garde. Our books aim not only to demonstrate how philosophical ideas are relevant to every day life, but also to change the terms of it. Douglas Lain is the host of this podcast and the publisher of Zero Books. He hosted the Diet Soap podcast out of this feed for five years. Zero Squared will continue the tradition of Diet Soap while giving Zero Books authors a chance to talk about their work.
Douglas Lain is the publisher of zero books. He is also a novelist and podcaster. His novel “Billy Moon” tells the story of Christopher Robin Milne’s fictional involvement with the French general strike in May of 1968, and was published by Tor Books in 2013.
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