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Zero Squared #238: All Watched Over with Ankur
May 13, 2020 07:14 PM PDT
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Ankur Dynanmote returns to the podcast to discuss Adam Curtis' "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace." Ankur Dnyanmote does research in Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Computational Systems Biology and is a semi-regular interloctur on the Zero Squared podcast.

If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

Zero Squared #238: All Watched Over with Ankur
May 13, 2020 07:13 PM PDT
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Ankur Dynanmote returns to the podcast to discuss Adam Curtis' "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace." Ankur Dnyanmote does research in Bioinformatics, Cell Biology and Computational Systems Biology and is a semi-regular interloctur on the Zero Squared podcast.

If you enjoy Zero Squared support us on Patreon. Patrons get access to more podcasts, usually two a week, and help to make sure that we can continue making digital content from a left perspective.

Zero Books #237: Posadism
May 07, 2020 04:20 PM PDT
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A.M. Gittlitz is a journalist and social critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He has contributed to The New Inquiry, The New York Times, The Outline, Baffler, Real Life, Salon, and Vice. He is also the author of a book on Posadism entitled: "I Want to Believe." Drawing on considerable archival research, and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists, I Want to Believe tells the fascinating story of this most unusual socialist movement and considers why it continues to capture the imaginations of leftists today.

Zero Books #236: Political Narratives and Political Lies
April 30, 2020 09:24 PM PDT
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Leo Cookman is a writer and musician based in Kent. He is currently a researcher and writer of scripts for the YouTube channel Wisecrack, which boasts over two million subscribers. He has written for the Hong Kong Review of Books, Philosophy Now magazine and has written features on Philosophy and Theory for several other publications. He is also the author of Time's Lie which is out today from Zero Books. Time's Lie helps decode how news and media have changed drastically since 2016 and examines the polarisation of the Left, the Right and the fight to control the Narrative.

Pop the Left: The Renegade Kautsky
April 27, 2020 12:24 AM PDT
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C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain continue their exploration of the history of socialism by discussing Karl Kautsky. From the Encyclopedia Britannica:
Marxist theorist and a leader of the German Social Democratic Party. After the death of Friedrich Engels in 1895, Kautsky inherited the role of the intellectual and political conscience of German Marxism.

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Zero Books Special: Historical vs Dialectical Materialism
April 23, 2020 11:08 AM PDT
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Professor Sean Sayers has written extensively on Hegelian and Marxist philosophy from a Hegelian Marxist perspective. His books include Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Marxism and Human Nature (Routledge, 1998), and Hegel, Marx and Dialectic: A Debate (with Richard Norman, Harvester, 1980). In this live stream, Douglas Lain and Sean Sayers will discuss Sayer's critique of GA Cohen and the importance of Hegel in Marx's theoretical work. Marxism and the Dialectical Method A Critique of G.A. Cohen by Sean Sayers https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/article/marxism-and-the-dialectical-method

Zero Squared #235: Amazon Walkout w/Chris Smalls
April 21, 2020 02:51 PM PDT
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Chris Smalls is a former Amazon warehouse worker who, after organizing a walkout to protest unsafe working conditions, was targeted by the management and terminated for "violating social distancing rules." In this episode Chris Smalls and Douglas Lain discuss what happened and the struggle of "essential workers" generally.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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