An episode of The Saturday Shakedown on Subcity Radio.
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BBC Front Row podcast, broadcast Monday 9 May 2016, including music critic Pete Paphides reviewing A Moon Shaped Pool, the new album from Radiohead and the group’s first since 2011’s The King of Limbs.
They said it wouldn’t happen! One of the ideas from the show has finally been followed up! This week, we found out about Russell & Matt’s heritage and it got a little competetive. Simon Amstell was on too, chatting about his (and Russell’s) new book!
Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak heâs received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marxâs Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail.
"[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring contradictions in our attitudes and actions." âMother Jones
"Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ekâs compellingly persuasive insights into the current refugee explosion…could not arrive at a more urgent time."âCounterPunch
Thanks goes out to our Zero Books Club members. Zero Books club members gain access to the Inside Zero Books Podcast and are invited to participate in online workshops in critical theory. Now is always a good time to join.
This episode does not feature any sound collages or clips, except for one clip from a youtube video called "Slavoj Zizek Reacts," and the song Raggle Taggle by A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
photo credit goes to Ellis Christopher
The guest this week is Mark Fisher. Fisher is the author of the book Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life (writings on depression, hauntology and lost futures). Fisher is also the author of an essay on the hit television show Breaking Bad for the New Humanist magazine and it’s this essay which will be the subject of this week’s podcast.
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To set up this interview I thought I’d paste in an excerpt from Mark Fisher’s essay:
Who needs religion when you have television? On soap operas, unlike in life, villainous characters almost always face their comeuppance. TV cops may now be required to have âcomplicatedâ private lives and dubious personal ethics, but weâre seldom in any serious doubt about the difference between good and evil, and on which side of the line the maverick cop ultimately falls. The persistence of the fantasy that justice is guaranteed â a religious fantasy â wouldnât have surprised the great thinkers of modernity. Theorists such as Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche and Marx argued that atheism was extremely difficult to practise. Itâs all very well professing a lack of belief in God, but itâs much harder to give up the habits of thought which assume providence, divine justice and a secure distinction between good and evil.
Glasgow-raised artist who won the Turner Prize in 2001, who is visiting New Zealand to launch a major new public commission on the exterior of the Christchurch Art Gallery, and to make a show of new work at the Michael Lett Gallery in Auckland.
Wednesday would have been Jacobs’ 100th birthday.
Welcome to the imaginatively entitled ‘Radio Radio’, a series of podcasts presented by Gareth Jones from Bristol, UK.
In this 1 hour special you’ll hear quirky cover versions of Bowie songs plus an interview with MOMUS (this section starts 21mins in)
FRANK SIDEBOTTOM covering Life On Mars
THE SPACE LADY covering Starman
THE MOOG COOKBOOK covering Ziggy Stardust
GOLDEN DELICIOUS covering Suffragette City
MOMUS - The Manticore
MOMUS covering Where Are We Now?
DAVID BOWIE - After All
MOMUS covering So Hard (by the Pet Shop Boys)
MOMUS covering Uncle Arthur
ROLAND RAT covering Fame
JOHN OTWAY covering Space Oddity
Sure, we all want to make good personal decisions, but it doesn’t always work out. That’s where "temptation bundling" comes …
Even a brutal natural disaster doesn’t diminish our appetite for procreating. This surely means we’re heading toward massive overpopulation, right? …
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