Buddies Without Organs is a podcast by Sean Pearce, Matt Colquhoun and Corey J. White, three buddies interested in the philosophical works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.
Deleuze and Guattari are notoriously difficult thinkers. Together, Sean, Matt and Corey hope to improve their understanding of their works and open up new lines of flight for others in the process — all through the medium of friendship!
The 'Buddies Without Organs' podcast theme tune was written and recorded by George Rennie.
Episode #08: The War Machine
This week we are joined by a very special guest, Lucy from the Wyrd Signal podcast. Together, we read the nomadology chapter on Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. We spoke about the form and content of State apparatuses, war machines, nomads, blobs, and how this all relates to conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel-PalestineContinue reading "Episode #08: The War Machine"
Episode #07: The Fold (Part 1)
It has been a long time coming… I don’t think we fully appreciated what we getting ourselves into here. Unfolding, with intervals, over the coming months, the buddies begin their three-part reading of Gilles Deleuze’s 1988 book The Fold. Beginning with a quick look at the life and times of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, each ofContinue reading "Episode #07: The Fold (Part 1)"
Episode #06: Chronosis and the Three Buddy Problem
The buddies are doing something a little different this episode. Having previously announced a three-episode deep-dive in Deleuze’s The Fold, they all had pretty rotten Aprils. Corey suggested we cover something a bit lighter in the meantime… Instead we read Chronosis. Written by Reza Negarestani and Robin Mackay, with astounding artwork by Keith Tilford, ChronosisContinue reading "Episode #06: Chronosis and the Three Buddy Problem"
Episode #05: On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature
It is possible that writing has an intrinsic relationship with lines of flight. To write is to trace lines of flight which are not imaginary, and which one is indeed forced to follow, because in reality writing involves us there, draws us in there. To write is to become, but has nothing to do withContinue reading "Episode #05: On the Superiority of Anglo-American Literature"
Episode #04: The Geology of Morals
God is a lobster, or a double pincer, a double bind. Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus This week, Sean and Matt are joined by a new buddy, Corey! Together, they talk about what is likely the most notorious text in Deleuze and Guattari’s oeuvre. Topics covered include geology, North Korea, theory-fiction and the humiliationContinue reading "Episode #04: The Geology of Morals"
Episode #03: Desiring-Machines
Snow on the peaks and upper slopes, gray rock down into the valleys, swatches of green, boulders, firs. It was sopping cold, the water trickled down the rocks and leapt across the path. The fir boughs sagged in the damp air. Gray clouds drifted across the sky, but everything so stifling, and then the fogContinue reading "Episode #03: Desiring-Machines"
Explain Deleuze to me...
Intelligent, witty, insightful and refreshingly lacking in pretension - Matt and Sean are excellent tour-guides into the world of Deleuze. Brilliant stuff.