23 episodes

Radical Thoughts is an attempt to read through as many texts in the Verso Radical Thinkers series as possible in order to come to a better understanding of radical theory and its tendencies. Our goal is to find the problems and frameworks worth addressing in order to move beyond radical thought into radical practice. Radical Thoughts is an independent project and not associated with Verso Books in any way.

Radical Thoughts Podcas‪t‬ Patrick

    • Philosophy

Radical Thoughts is an attempt to read through as many texts in the Verso Radical Thinkers series as possible in order to come to a better understanding of radical theory and its tendencies. Our goal is to find the problems and frameworks worth addressing in order to move beyond radical thought into radical practice. Radical Thoughts is an independent project and not associated with Verso Books in any way.

    The System of Objects

    The System of Objects

    What is the difference between a serial object and a model object? What is a gizmo? What is consumption in the modern world? In this episode, our season one finale, we read Jean Baudrillard's exposé on the dizzying system of objects that makes up...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    FULL BONUS EPISODE: Patricia Gherovici on Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference

    FULL BONUS EPISODE: Patricia Gherovici on Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference

    In this special bonus episode, Patrick sits down with practicing psychoanalyst and author Patricia Gherovici to discuss her work on transgender issues in psychoanalysis, questions of embodiment and subjectivity, and the accessibility of psychoanalytic...

    • 59 min
    Signs Taken For Wonders

    Signs Taken For Wonders

    This episode, Patrick and Andrew sit down and discuss Franco Moretti's early collection of essays on everything from Frankenstein and Dracula to James Joyce and T.S. Eliot. Unfortunately, Donald was too unwell and overworked to join us on this episode,...

    • 59 min
    Sexuality in the Field of Vision

    Sexuality in the Field of Vision

    In this episode, Patrick and Andrew discuss Sexuality in the Field of Vision by Jacqueline Rose. We go a little further into our impressions of Lacanian psychoanalysis, its interactions with feminism and film theory, and whether this is a good book to...

    • 46 min
    PREVIEW: Adrian Johnston on Zizek and Psychoanalysis

    PREVIEW: Adrian Johnston on Zizek and Psychoanalysis

    This is a preview from one of our patron-only bonus episodes. In this episode, Patrick interviews philosopher and psychoanalyst Adrian Johnston on the work of Slavoj Žižek, Lacanian psychoanalysis, theories of materialism, and more. - Support us on...

    • 11 min
    The Metastases of Enjoyment

    The Metastases of Enjoyment

    We discuss Slavoj Žižek's book The Metastases of Enjoyment and discuss the merits of psychoanalysis, the concept of trauma and cause, and the perverse enjoyment of seeing others as victims.Support us on PatreonOur next read will be Jacqueline (not...

    • 1 hr 16 min

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