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Pop the Left: Tailism (pt. 2) [teaser]
April 04, 2020 01:01 PM PDT
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
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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March 26, 2020 08:04 PM PDT
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
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
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
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
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?
March 04, 2020 04:10 PM PST
In this episode of Pop The Left, Derick and Doug discuss the background to the Communist Manifesto: What circles were Marx and Engels moving in during the 1840s? What were their demands? What did “socialism” and “communism” mean to them, and what was their relationship to republicanism? Stay tuned for part two! This is part two of the conversation. There remains about 20 minutes of chat that I will release for patreon supporters.Zero Squared #229: Indefinite Life Extension? (pt 2)
March 01, 2020 10:56 PM PST
Aubrey De Grey is the founder of the SENS Research Foundation, an organization developing medical interventions to repair the damage the body does to itself over time. Stated more directly, Aubrey de Grey and his organization aim to defeat aging. In 2016 I interviewed him for the book "Advancing Conversations: Aubrey de Grey." here is the second part of the audio recording of that interview.
It’s Sunday, March 1st, 2020 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the host of this podcast.
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February 26, 2020 10:04 PM PST
In this episode of Pop The Left, Derick and Doug discuss the background to the Communist Manifesto: What circles were Marx and Engels moving in during the 1840s? What were their demands? What did “socialism” and “communism” mean to them, and what was their relationship to republicanism? Stay tuned for part two!
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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