This week, PJ looks into a theory circling the internet about who might be behind QAnon. The investigation takes him back to the beginning of the QAnon scam, and to the message board trolls who started it.
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Antony Murray is joined by guest Chris Duggan to discuss coffee, yak leather shoes, and carrot cake.
This is the first ever two parter of REAL IMAGINED FUTURES because Claire
has finally met her match in fellow blatherer, Limmy! In this first part,
the pair have a meandering chat about everything apart from what actually
happened to the characters of The Shawshank Redemption.
On this week’s show, we’re exploring infinity and beyond with artist and writer James Bridle and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy.
Through his visual art and writings on technology and culture, James Bridle has been at the forefront of our understanding of tech for the last decade – and from his perspective, the view of our future is both exciting and gloomy. He sat down with the Guardian’s technology reporter Alex Hern to talk about his book, New Dark Age.
Limits are grist to the mill for Marcus du Sautoy, professor of public understanding of science at Oxford University. His mission is to explore – and if possible, explain – the unknown, so following hot on the heels of his bestselling book What We Cannot Know, is How to Count to Infinity. Meeting with Richard Lea at the Hay festival, Du Sautoy explained how a German mathematician first proved the existence of infinity in 1874, and what the concept means for our understanding of the universe.
Is our increasing immersion in the online world affecting our ability to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not?
Mark is an inventor, writer and entrepreneur, with more than three decades experience in digital technology.
He believes Facebook is constantly trying to shape the emotional state of its users, to make them happy to stay there longer.
Mark says the world is increasingly being presented to us as we want to see it, rather than as it really is.
Looking ahead, he is wondering whether we’re approaching the last days of reality.
90 Minutes of Kevin’s thoughts, opinions, rants, and raves on The Last Jedi
The Talk Show
‘You Tell Me If It’s a Dongle’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 3, our mutual fear of heights, Velcro, and more.
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Don’t Call It Velcro
Joanna’s Apple Watch Series 3 review
Tiny MacBook Air
John’s customized suitcase from Joanna.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
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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.
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