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Summary: Diet Soap is a philosophy podcast US donors who give $6 or more to the podcast will receive a copy of Douglas Lain's memoir "Pick Your Battle" or a copy of his novella "Wave of Mutilation." Donations of $15 or more from outside the US are also eligible. The best way to support the Diet Soap podcast is to subscribe to the Diet Soap Philosophy Workshop. Subscriber : $10.00USD - monthly Donor : $15.00USD - monthly Sectarian : $35.00USD - monthly Sugar Daddy : $100.00USD - monthly Hosted by Douglas Lain, the Diet Soap podcast explores surrealism, marxism, anarchism and continental philosophy through noise art or sound collages and interviews. Dedicated to applying imagination and intellect to what Lain thinks of as “the problem of Late Capitalism” the podcast is in its 4th year and reaches well over a thousand listeners every week. Check out the Diet Soap Podcast Blog. Get Diet Soap email updates. Type your email address below:Delivered by FeedBurner Find out more about the host of this podcast at douglaslain.com var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'profile', rpp: 1, interval: 6000, width: 100, height: 150, theme: { shell: { background: '#9c5619', color: '#ffffff' }, tweets: { background: '#524739', color: '#ffffff', links: '#bf9ba2' } }, features: { scrollbar: false, loop: false, live: false, hashtags: true, timestamp: true, avatars: false, behavior: 'all' } }).render().setUser('DougLain').start(); var hs_portalid=93087; var hs_salog_version = "2.00"; var hs_ppa = "dietsoappodomatic.app9.hubspot.com"; document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + document.location.protocol + "//" + hs_ppa + "/salog.js.aspx' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));

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 Symptomatic Redness: Swampside and Parkinson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2848

This week's Symptomatic Redness features a conversation with Donald Parkinson. Parkinson was formerly of the Communist League of Tampa and the Swampside podcast, and he discusses the state of the radical socialist left today. Swampside Chats is the podcast where, every week, communists shoot the shit about current events, history, political economy, and theory. "You are free not only to invite us, but to go yourselves wherever you will, even into the Swamp. In fact, we think that is your proper place, and we are prepared to render you every assistance to get there. Only let go of our hands, don’t clutch at us and don’t besmirch the grand word freedom, for we too are 'free' to go where we please, free to fight not only against the Swamp but also against those who are turning towards the Swamp!"

 Zero Squared #187: Critical Humanism [teaser] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1195

Ashley Frawley is a frequent guest on Sky News and the BBC, she is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, and she’s on the editorial team at Zero Books. This week she also the guest on the podcast as we discuss the need for a recommitment to a critical humanism, the question of human subjectivity, and the UK smacking ban. This week’s podcast is available in its entirety to our Patreon supporters which means if you’re listening to one of our three free feeds you’ll be hearing an excerpt from the interview. Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcast each week. I hope you enjoy them.

 Alternatives: Conspiracy Theories Left and Right [teaser] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 709

C Derick Varn and JG Michaels investigate the difference between left and right-wing conspiracy theories. Covering everything from anti-vaccination conspiracies, communist fluoride, 9/11 Truth, Peak Oil, and the social sorting that occurred in the aughts. This episode is available in full on our Patreon feed.

  Zero Squared #186: Made in Brooklyn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3047

Amanda Wasielewski is an artist and Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is also the author of Made In Brooklyn, a book that was published by Zero Books in June of last year, and she’s the guest on this week’s podcast This week’s podcast is free to everyone and this weekend’s Symptomatic Redness will be available to our Patreon supporters. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcast each week. I hope you enjoy them.

  Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century (pt. 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2953

Find a creator Jan 26 at 10:40am Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century (pt. 2) regrettable_century_part_2.mp3 C Derick Varn continutes his interview with the hosts of the "Regrettable Century" Podcast. The Regrettable Century podcast subscribes to what's called "revolutionary pessimism." The hosts describe themselves as both humanist and pessimist and the invite similarly hard headed people to listen. "A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we've cultivated one and would like to share it with you."

 Zero Squared #185: Nihilists believe in NOTHING! [teaser] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1154

Martin Frederiksen is the author of the book “An Anthropology of Nothing in Particular” which came out from Zero Books in August last year and he’s the guest this week as we discuss the group of nihilists he studied and their commitment to...well...nothing. If you’re listening to this podcast through our Patreon feed you’ll hear about an hour conversation between Martin and me. You’ll hear me try to pin him down about just what these nihilists and their commitment to nothing means, and his continued insistence that they don’t have a meaning at all. If you’re listening through our regular feed on podomatic or blubrry you’ll hear a ten minute excerpt. Next week’s podcast will be available for free to everyone. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll be able to access one or the other podcast each week. I hope you enjoy it.

 Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century Part One [teaser] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 591

On our Patreon feed, you can hear the entirety of this interview with the hosts of the A Regrettable Century Podcast. The Regrettable Century podcast subscribes to what's called "revolutionary pessimism." The hosts describe themselves as both humanist and pessimist and the invite similarly hard headed people to listen. "A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we've cultivated one and would like to share it with you."

 Zero Squared #184: Heidegger, Video Games, and Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2714

Liam Mitchell is the author of the book “Ludopolitics: Video Games against Control” which came out from Zero Books in December and he’s the guest this week as we discuss Heidegger, universal reason, and video games such as Skyrim, Zelda, and the Duck Game. It’s Thursday, January 16th, 2019 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the host of this podcast. This week’s Zero Books podcast is free for everyone. Next week’s podcast, on Nihilism, will be available in its entirety through Patreon. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll be able to access one or the other podcast each week and this week you’re getting Zero Squared.

  Symptomatic Redness: Haider's "Mistaken Identity" pt. 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3372

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week's podcast features the second half of a discussion of Asad Haider's book "Mistaken Identity." Here's a blurb from Judith Butler for Haider's book: “Asad Haider renews the critique of identity politics for the contemporary Left. Drawing on the work of British cultural studies, black feminism, and theories of the subject (and subjection), Haider writes in an open and persuasive prose to show how identity is always partial and ambivalent, deflecting from the larger racial ideologies while reproducing its terms. This is a fresh and timely book, thoughtful and provocative.” – Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble and Frames of War

 Zero Squared #183: Hegel, Gradualism, and Revolution [Teaser] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1346

Ben Burgis Returns this week as we discuss Hegel’s logic and his critique of gradualism, the question of revolutionary transition, and whether or not Charlie Brown is bald. If you’re a patron of the Zero Books podcast and you’re listening to the Patreon feed, you’re about to hear a two-hour conversation. If you’re listening to this podcast through the podomatic or blubrry feeds then what you’re about to hear is a twenty-minute teaser. If you want to hear the rest then subscribe to the podcast through Patreon. Patreon subscribers get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared. If you’re listening for free you’ll be able to access one or the other podcast each week.

 Symptomatic Redness: Teaser for Discussion of Haider's "Mistaken Identity" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 563

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week's teaser features a discussion of Assad Haider's book "Mistaken Identity." The entire conversation is available through our Patreon feed. Patreon supporters get access to an episode of the Zero Books podcast and Symptomatic Redness every week. If you enjoy our podcasts consider subscribing.

 Zero Squared #182: Holding Onto Enlightenment Values? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3904

C Derick Varn is the guest this week as we finally got around to discussing our differences on the topic of liberal values and the future of the enlightenment project. Specifically, we discussed Immanuel Kant’s essay “What is Enlightenment?” along with Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics. It’s an interesting time. Some of you may know that I started podcasting back in 2009. I believe the first episode was an interview with my lovely wife Miriam about the sinking of the Titanic. At that moment I thought the topic was a good metaphor for our global economic situation. It’s a bit of a shock to realize that a decade has passed and to realize that the leftist politics that sprang from the 2008 crisis were inadequate. It seems to me that now is a good time to look back and see what we can learn about the overall trajectory of the left. A good time to look back and see where we’ve been. My plan is to introduce a new video series called The History of Commies sometime in 2019, but in order to create the time to do it I’ll need to increase the hours our video production team puts in. When we reach 600 patrons we’ll start production on this new series. Also, going forward, we’re introducing what I think of as the Chapo model for the podcast. Patreon supporters will get access to the Zero Books podcast and the Symptomatic Redness podcast every week while those listening for free will be able to listen to a full-length episode every other week. If you haven’t been wiped out by Christmas consider starting the new year by subscribing to Zero Books through Patreon.

 Zero Squared Christmas Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4442

This episode of the Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Harvey Kaye about the British Marxist Historians. It is also a holiday special and you can hear the Lain family reacting to the annual endurance of the Star Wars Holiday Special in this week's introductory remarks. From the book jacket of Harvey Kaye's book The British Marxist Historians: The British Marxist Historians remains the first and most complete study of the founders of one of the most influential contemporary academic traditions in history and social theory. In this classic text, Kaye looks at Maurice Dobb and the debate on the transition to capitalism; Rodney Hilton on feudalism and the English peasantry; Christopher Hill on the English Revolution; Eric Hobsbawm on workers, peasants and world history; and E.P. Thompson on the making of the English working class. Kaye compares their perspective on history with other approaches, such as that of the French Annales school, and concludes with a discussion of the contribution of the British Marxist historians to the formation of a democratic historical consciousness. The British Marxist Historians is an indispensable book for anyone interested in the intellectual history of the late twentieth century.

 Zero Squared #181: Yellow Vests and the Left | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2748

Margaret Kimberley is a columnist and editor for the Black Agenda report and a longtime friend of the podcast. This week she returns to discuss Yellow Vests, open borders, inequality and the need to develop an alternative to capitalism. The second half of this conversation will be available to our Patreon supporters. It’s Thursday, December 20th, 2018 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the host of this podcast. Starting in the new year Patron supporters will get access to the Zero Books podcast and the Symptomatic Redness podcast every week while those listening for free will be able to listen to a full length episode every other week as we’re adopting the Chapo model with the hope of getting some more communist dollars and expanding our podcast and video production. When we reach 600 patrons we’ll introduce an additional Commie Ideology for Beginners series that will be, of course, free to everyone.

 Zero Squared #180: Give Them An Argument | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5201

Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor at Rutgers, a science fiction writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Tor.com and in Prime Books, and he is most importantly the author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left which is due out next year from Zero Books. In this episode Burgis shows off his nerd bona fides by poking holes in some right-wing arguments about Universal Healthcare, Venezuela, and the ideas of Ayn Rand. We also touch on the difference between Aristotelian and Hegelian logic. If you like this week’s podcast you should support us on Patreon. Starting in the new year Patron supporters will get access to the Zero Books podcast and the Symptomatic Redness podcast every week while those listening for free will be able to listen to a full length episode every other week. Basically we’re adopting the Chapo model with the hope of getting some more communist dollars and expanding our podcast and video production. When we reach 600 patrons we’ll introduce an additional Commie Ideology for Beginners series that will be, of course, free to everyone.

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