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Zero Books #234: The Stalin Stain
April 13, 2020 02:01 PM PDT
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William Briggs is a political economist whose special areas of interest lies in Marxist political theory. He has been, variously, a teacher, journalist, and political activist. He lived and worked in Moscow during the last years of the Soviet Union. Decades later he completed a PhD that defended classical Marxist theory. In this live stream Briggs will discuss his upcoming book "Removing The Stalin Stain" which is coming out in October from Zero Books.

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Pop the Left: Marx vs. Lassalle
April 12, 2020 03:57 PM PDT
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Derick Varn and Douglas Lain continue their discussion on the history of socialism. This week they consider Lasalle's influence on 19th century struggles and Marx's critique of LaSalle and the Gotha Program.

Zero Squared #233: Critiquing Jordan Peterson
April 06, 2020 09:01 AM PDT
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Marion Trejo and Matthew McManus jump on the live stream to discuss their new book "Myth and Mayhem: A Leftist Critique of Jordan Peterson" due out on the 24th of April from Zero Books.

If you enjoy the Zero Books podcasts including Zero Squared and Pop the Left support us on Patreon. Patreon supporters get access to more podcasts and livestreams than are made available on the public feed or on youtube, and it is our Patreon support that funds our digital content.

Pop the Left: Tailism (pt. 2) [teaser]
April 04, 2020 01:01 PM PDT
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In the full episode, Doug and Derick continue their discussion of tailism, with some detours into their podcasting history and Billy Wilder’s 1961 film One, Two, Three…

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The Sam Kriss essay referred to in the episode can be found here: https://samkriss.com/2020/01/05/teenage-bloodbath-the-2010s-in-review/

Zero Squared #232: Against the Intellectual Dark Web
March 30, 2020 07:54 PM PDT
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Michael Brooks is the host of TMBS and the author of the upcoming book "Against The Web: A Cosmpolitan Answer to the New Right." In this podcast Brooks discusses his book and the true character of these conservative online Mavericks.

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Pop the Left: Tailism (pt 1)
March 26, 2020 08:04 PM PDT
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In this episode of Pop The Left, Derick and Doug discuss one of the thorniest terms in the Marxist lexicon: tailism. Join them as they attempt to cut through the weeds surrounding this most versatile and nebulous of terms.

Zero Squared #231: The NHS and the Coming Collapse of the UK and US Healthcare System
March 23, 2020 09:49 AM PDT
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Dr. Youssef El-Gingihy is a general practitioner at Bromley by Bow Health Centre, east London. He is author of How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps, published by Zero books. In this episode of the podcast, he discusses the preconditions that set up the current crisis and what people can do to help now.

Zero Squared #230: Is Electoralism a Dead End?
March 16, 2020 11:14 AM PDT
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This week's Zero Squared Podcast was recorded on primary day, March 10th with Chris Cutrone from the Platypus Affiliated Society. We discussed his new essay "Why Not Trump Again?", the Sanders campaign, the Coronavirus, and what is left of the left.

The Decline of Bernie Sanders and the Rise of Covid-19
March 12, 2020 10:50 PM PDT
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Pop the Left is a biweekly livestream with Douglas Lain, author of "Bash Bash Revolution" and publishing manager for Zero Books, and C Derick Varn, author of Apocalyptics and slush pile reader for Zero Books. This episode will cover the fast decline of the Bernie Sanders campaign, the Covid-19 global pandemic, and the future of the left and of liberal modernity.

Super Tuesday Election Special
March 05, 2020 03:16 PM PST
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We are mirroring this podcast from the Emancipation Network/Alpha to Omega podcast.

"A very special Emancipation Network all-star panel with Ben Burgis of Zero Books discuss the recent poor showing by Bernie Sanders in the US primaries.

What does it mean for politics?
What does is mean for socialist/communist politics?
Is Jake actually a meme?"

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