- Jun 14, 201900:0001:54
Ur fave left logician is back to unpack some recent twitter dustups, the posturing 'rationalism' of Ayn Rand, BreadTube's first menchie in the Paper of Record, and the potentials/perils of deplatforming.
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- Jun 12, 201900:00:0001:21:16
Ben Burgis, author of 'Give Them an Argument' from Zero Books, stops by the studio to discuss the use and abuse of logic: why we can't cede this terrain to right-wing ghouls; how we can better argue for a better world; and how Karl Marx could be the messiest bitch of the 19th century while remaining logically sound.
Plus, the return of This Week in Musk where we trace the travails of our century's most insufferable ruling class twit. Enjoy!
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Outro: The Orphans - Buy Your Logic
- Jun 7, 201900:0002:06
In episode 2 of PROLETKULT Andy, Jamie, and Sean continue to talk with Anna Merlan about her new book: REPUBLIC OF LIES, specifically the chapter about UFO Politics. Jamie and Sean reveal their believer power levels, Andy and Anna propose a theory for the Navy UFO flap, and we talk about the culture of the Mutual UFO Network, strange southwest desert stories, and the Son of the Godhead himself, David Icke.
Show notes: Bezos vs. Musk feud: https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-jeff-bezos-feud-rivals-spacex-blue-origin-2019-5
Bezos's O'Neill Colonies: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/05/oneill-colonies-a-decades-long-dream-for-settling-space https://www.citylab.com/perspective/2019/05/space-colony-design-jeff-bezos-blue-origin-oneill-colonies/589294/
Musk's Starlink and Starship: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/amazon-makes-several-start-up-investments-revenue-growth-slows.html https://www.geekwire.com/2019/spacex-reports-raising-billion-dollars-starlink-starship-space-projects/ https://www.geekwire.com/2019/elon-musk-spacex-starship-moon-mars/
Last Podcast on the Left's series on the Skinwalker Ranch: https://soundcloud.com/lastpodcastontheleft/episode-352-skinwalker-ranch-part-i-the-utah-flap Republic of Lies: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250159052
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- Jun 5, 201900:00:0001:34:57
HIGH THEORY is the joint effort of The Antifada & Swampside Chats that tackles the riddle wrapped up in an enigma that is communization.Grant & Lexi visit Jamie, Sean & Andy in studio to interrogate the 2015 George Lucas Special Edition of the 1974 foundational communization text "Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement", aka THE MOON BOOK, by Gilles Dauve and Francois Martin.
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- Jun 3, 201900:0004:28
You wanted a denouement? Here's your goddamn denouement.
Matt and Sean finish this extended look into the 1970s by answering the questions: Why did Carterism (spoiler alert!) fall apart over its internal contradictions? Where have the politics of personal virtue taken us? Why was Reagan the man of the hour and why was Clintonism his enduring achievement? How did neoliberalism become the economic consensus and what the hell is happening now that its entire political and economic edifice is collapsing?
All will be revealed herein. The boys may have been tipsy off Tecate, but you'll need to pack that bong for a big old rip as 500 years of systemic cycles of accumulation are synthesized to make sense of this current pivotal decade that echoes so much of what happened in the '70s.
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- Jun 1, 201900:0003:29
On this episode of Vampire Castle Jamie and Leslie discuss two vampire westerns: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark and John Carpenter's Vampires.
- May 29, 201900:0000:00
The Illuminati are back, baby! This week, the crew is joined by Anna Merlan (@annamerlan), author of "Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power," to discuss where all these conspiracy theories came from and how to defeat #fakenews once and for all.
Jamie and Anna recap how they met at an RNC-adjacent punk show. The crew's favorite conspiracy theories. The history of conspiracy theories in America. What is it about the U S of A that makes it such fertile ground for conspiratorial thinking? The kinds of conspiracy theories believed by the black community and the all-too-real government actions driving them. Conspiracy theories on the far right and in the White House. How conspiracy theories track with "populism." Why Anna is correct in thinking that "we will not be a less paranoid country until we are a fairer one."
More on the subject:
Ep 22- Secrets of the Illuminati w/ Tanz
How to Overthrow the Illuminati: https://overthrowingilluminati.wordpress.com/
Outro music - Bad Religion, "Do The Paranoid Style"
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- May 27, 201900:0004:36
The boys are back! This History Is A Weapon is so massive (and inebriated) that we had to break it into two parts.
In this installment, Matt and Sean shoot a little shit about the radical geography of Europe before we plunge into the pool of disco and despair that was the 1970s: how global crisis upended the 'Golden Age' of American capitalism, how Richard Nixon rode a wave of aggrievement to become the voice of a 'silent majority' in backlash, and how the uneasy alliance between organized labor and the Democratic Party began to fracture as stagflation undermined the post-war compromise.
Part II, another goddamn hour-and-a-half of historical goodness, will drop later this week to complete the story of how this thing called neoliberalism came to dominance, how it, too, is now crumbling, and how we might dialectically overcome the limitations of working class self-organization evident in previous cycles of struggle.
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- May 22, 201900:00:0002:00:40
Andy is back from presenting on Posadas at Cuba's first Trotsky conference and Red May in Seattle with four interviews: Isbel Diaz Torres from the anarchist biblioteca ABRA in Cuba, Simon Rodriguez from Partido Socialismo y Libertad of Venezuela, part of the left-opposition to Maduro, a producer of the Resonance AudioZine distro, and Phillip Wohlstetter of Red May--who wraps everything up with his story of backpacking to Chile in 1973 during the coup.
After doing this interview, Isbel and some of his comrades were arrested for organizing a demonstration in Cuba against homophobia. Learn more and support them here:
More links from the guests: Why Did Chavismo Fail? http://www.socialistcore.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Why-did-Chavismo-fail-1.pdf https://venezuelanvoices.org/
Red May Seattle site and schedule (still one weekend left!) https://www.redmayseattle.org/
Songs: Celia Cruz: Elegua Quiere Tambo Silvio Rodriguez - La Verguenza Victora Jara - A Cuba Xylitol - Grey Goo Nirvana - Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
- May 17, 201900:0004:13
In which Sam returns to discuss with us our worst apartment experiences. Includes attempted murder, our landlord-in-chief, Great Americans and Lindsay Lohan's cocaine.
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