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Diet Soap #67: Seeing Red Radio
July 21, 2010 11:59 PM PDT

The guest this week is a controversial figure. Anthony Udell is the host of a podcast and radio program called Seeing Red Radio, and he's an out and out Marxist. You'll hear the music of Red Shadow, Albino, Faith Petric, and Kokolo, along with an anti-New Age essay/rant and a collage about psychedelics and placebos.

Diet Soap Podcast #66: Transcending Capitalism
July 15, 2010 02:29 AM PDT
Author and podcaster Eileen Workman is the guest this week as I close out the "Pick Your Battle" book funding campaign and get to work. We discuss her book "Sacred Economics: Transcending Capitalism" and her hope for a society based on maturity and natural systems of indirect giving. I was recently a guest on a movie review/discussion podcast "Flickers from the Cave|" along with KMO. We discussed the film "They Live." Chris Isto White is back this week offering his cover of "If You Wish Upon a Star" and his original song "I Always See Rainbows." Thank you to everyone who backed my book project. One way to get updates about my progress would be to sign up for the free Diet Soap Newsletter. You can find the form for that at dietsoap.podomatic.com.
Diet Soap Podcast Supplement: A Potluck/Dérive
July 11, 2010 10:58 PM PDT

This final supplemental episode is a mash-up. A Potluck/Psychogeographic wander is blended with an essay about the danger of rerunning the past.
The "Pick Your Battle" Kickstarter project was successfully funded on Friday when Eileen Workman made a huge pledge to get the project to 6000 exactly. If you'd like to preorder the book you still have 48 hours to do so, but this campaign is now 104% funded.
Thank you, Eileen! And thank you to the other 162 people who pledged.
That just about wraps up "Picking a Battle." All that's left is a Titanic factoid, and an attempt to start a revolution and alchemical transition.

Diet Soap Podcast #65: The Lain Family and the Problem of Ideology
July 08, 2010 02:27 AM PDT

The guest this week is professor Ron Strickland whose youtube videos on Cultural Theory and Althusser provided the jumping off point for our conversation. Also featured this week are Benjamin, Emma, Noah, and Simon Lain. After Ben's guest appearance on last weekend's podcast the entire Lain family wanted to get in on the act.
There are five days left to my "Pick Your Battle" book project and Kickstarter campaign, we're 84% to the goal, and pledges now are most welcome.

Diet Soap Podcast Supplement: What is the Spectacle?
July 04, 2010 02:32 PM PDT

My 13 year old son is the last minute guest this time and I lecture him on the subject of the Spectacle for 35 minutes or so. Unschooling at work?
The music of Bad Plus is featured prominently in this episode, as are the ideas of Freud, Debord, and eventually Zizek.
The Kickstarter "Pick Your Battle" Campaign is 71% funded and there are 9 days left. Consider pledging?

Diet Soap Podcast #64: The Question of How
July 01, 2010 02:13 AM PDT

Rhetor and philosopher Daniel Coffeen is a returning guest, a guest less interested in what is said than how one goes about saying it. The F-word and other cusses from the 80s get thrown around like we're the stars from Hot Tub Time Machine in this instant classic. Coffeen's UC Berkeley lectures on Rhetoric are available on iTunes U.
The music on the podcast includes Charles Ives' the Unanswered Question, Erik Satie's Gymnopédies, Kurt Weill's Speak Low, and Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale.
The Pick Your Battle/New Age/Self Help/Marxist tract or book project is currently 65% funded with 12 days left to the deadline. Please chip in if you can.

Diet Soap Podcast Supplement: A Bizarro Dérive
June 27, 2010 01:09 AM PDT
Bizarro author Cameron Pierce is the guest for this supplemental podcast for the "Pick Your Battle" Kickstarter book project. Cameron and I discuss how he attempts to service the virus called language through his literary efforts, the concept of psychogeography, and more specifically the concept of the Dérive. You'll also hear clips of Laurie Anderson, My Dinner with Andre, and the Justice League cartoon show.
Diet Soap Podcast #63: Radical Unschooling
June 24, 2010 02:18 AM PDT

Author and unschooling advocate Dayna Martin is the guest this week and we discuss her book Radical Unschooling - the revolution has begun, the idea of an intellectual or literary canon, the pros and cons of television, and Captain Von Trapp's whistle. This episode also contains ignorant chickens, vanished messengers, and reminiscences about family life with a Titanic fanatic. Also I thank everyone who has backed my "Pick Your Battle" Kickstarter project. There are 19 days left.

Diet Soap Podcast Supplement: Real Food
June 20, 2010 10:44 AM PDT

Barth Anderson is known as the blogger El Dragón at the Fair Food Fight, he is also a novelist and short story writer. Barth and I discuss farms, chickens, and the real food movement. Also featured in this episode is my collaged version of a blog entry about my children's trip to Disneyland and a song and letter of complaint regarding Breakfast Cereals performed by and written to Hussalonia. And, of course, I urge you to pledge to my Kickstarter campaign. Finally, I forgot to mention but want to dedicate this episode to our now deceased chicken Amber, a chicken who clung to life inside her cardboard box.

Diet Soap Podcast Supplement: Ideology and Consciousness
June 13, 2010 09:48 PM PDT
KMO gets me to admit that the Diet Soap podcast is really just a strange reflection of his podcast the C-Realm. It is, in fact, through its identification with the distorted mirror image that is Diet Soap that the C-Realm forms its subjectivity. Follow? We also discuss his book and Kickstarter campaign Conversations on Collapse, politics, and collapse. Ron Strickland, Number 6, Terrel Seltzer (from the Situationist film Call it Sleep), Neo, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Mandy Patinkin can be heard on the collages that feature the music of Sondheim, Tears for Fears, and the Bad Plus. If you'd like attend a Pick Your Battle/Psychogeographic wander and potluck in the Woodstock neighborhood send an email to douglain at dietsoap dot org and let me know. I'm planning to wander en masse on July 10th.

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