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  1. Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail | Free Podcasts | PodOmatic”

    Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s 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." —Mother Jones

    "Slavoj Žižek’s compellingly persuasive insights into the current refugee explosion…could not arrive at a more urgent time."—CounterPunch

    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

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dietsoap/episodes/2017-01-10T19_03_57-08_00

    —Huffduffed by neil

  2. Diet Soap Podcast #204: Breaking Bad All the Way | Free Podcasts | PodOmatic”

    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.

    I want to thank my subscribers Jacob L and Andy M for their recurring donations and remind you that if you’d like to support the podcast you can find the paypal buttons at dietsoap.podomatic.com.

    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 “complicated” private lives and dubious personal ethics, but we’re 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 – a religious fantasy – wouldn’t have surprised the great thinkers of modernity. Theorists such as Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche and Marx argued that atheism was extremely difficult to practise. It’s all very well professing a lack of belief in God, but it’s much harder to give up the habits of thought which assume providence, divine justice and a secure distinction between good and evil.

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dietsoap/episodes/2014-01-30T01_24_00-08_00

    —Huffduffed by neil