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Nietzsche: The Aristocratic Rebel

Nietzsche: The Aristocratic Rebel

October 8, 2021

Jordan DeJonge joins the pod to revisit the question "just how reactionary was Nietzsche?" as asked in Domenico Losurdo's newly translated intellectual biography: Nietzsche, The Aristocratic Rebel (https://amzn.to/3mF15gS). While most left-wing intellectuals read Nietzsche selectively, this 1000 page tome opts to take seriously the implications of Nietzsche's anti-democratic thinking.

Pill Pod 56 - Structuralism is a Lie (preview)

Pill Pod 56 - Structuralism is a Lie (preview)

October 1, 2021

Erik brings a shocking discovery to the Pill Pod, oh yea and what the hell is structuralism anyway?

 

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Pill Pod 55 - ”I Would Prefer Not To”

Pill Pod 55 - ”I Would Prefer Not To”

September 24, 2021

Evoked by no less than Agamben, Byung-Chul Han, Deleuze, and Zizek's wardrobe, Bartleby is a compelling character. This week we are joined by Lit Vic to bust us into some literary analysis of a prophet of American capitalism: Herman Melville, in his text "Bartleby, the Scrivener." Read the text for free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11231

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FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze II (Preview)

FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze II (Preview)

September 17, 2021

Parts I and II comprise 3+ hours of discussion on Zizek's Organs Without Bodies: On Deleuze and Consequences.

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21st Century Socialism ft. Jeremy Gilbert

21st Century Socialism ft. Jeremy Gilbert

September 14, 2021

Professor Jeremy Gilbert from across the pond gives a primer on his primer: Twenty-First Century Socialism. Gilbert gives a jargon-free explanation as to why buy-in to the system of consumer product bribery is no longer working, how "socialism" is being detoxified in the anglosphere, along with some proposed goals for socialists if we can avoid microwaving ourselves this century.

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FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze I (preview)

FIGHT NIGHT: Zizek vs. Deleuze I (preview)

September 10, 2021

Part 1 of our reading of Zizek's attempt to take down Deleuze, whom he calls an ideologist of late capitalism in "Organs Without Bodies."

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Lacanian Analysis & Racist Jokes (ft. Jack Black)

Lacanian Analysis & Racist Jokes (ft. Jack Black)

September 3, 2021

Jack Black (no, the Other Jack Black) joins the Pill Pod to discuss his new book "Race, Racism and Political Correctness in Comedy: A Psychoanalytic Exploration." Cover the hits from Hegel to Monty Python, and up to Žižek, Zupančič and Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Pill Pod 50 - Performativity & Performative Utterance (Preview)

Pill Pod 50 - Performativity & Performative Utterance (Preview)

September 2, 2021

This is a preview for a 2.5 hour romp through performativity and performative speech acts in analytic and continental philosophy, stopping off at J.L. Austin, Louis Althusser and others on the way to Judith Butler.

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Pill Pod 52 - Libghanistan

Pill Pod 52 - Libghanistan

August 27, 2021

In memoriam of the coalition state-building adventure in Afghanistan, we look to the inveterate morons who continue to ventriloquize the "humanitarian empire" of the United States, including Canada's own failed philosopher king: Michael Ignatieff. Way back in 2001, Ignatieff painted the picture of the Afghanistan project in the New York Times, which now deserves a second-look. Find the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/28/magazine/nation-building-lite.html

 

 

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Pill Pod 49 - Project Cybersyn & Latin American Politics in Overview

Pill Pod 49 - Project Cybersyn & Latin American Politics in Overview

August 9, 2021

As a supplement to Plastic Pills' new documentary on Project Cybersyn, the Pill Pod is joined by Marion, who is usually our Foucault correspondent but here in her capacity as a Mexican political theorist. We get through a segment on some unanswered questions about the documentary, and then an brief overview of Latin American politics, as well as some correction on the misconceptions and stereotypes about the region propagated by anglophones.

 

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