19 episodes

Welcome to the Acid Left Podcast!

The Acid Left aims to foster an awareness of social class and emancipatory politics through online and real-life events and happenings ​... turn on, tune in, and shape a future collective reality.

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Welcome to the Acid Left Podcast!

The Acid Left aims to foster an awareness of social class and emancipatory politics through online and real-life events and happenings ​... turn on, tune in, and shape a future collective reality.

    Rick Roderick: The Father of the Online Left, with Marshall Roderick

    Rick Roderick: The Father of the Online Left, with Marshall Roderick

    The Acid Left talk to Marshall Roderick, son of Rick Roderick. As well  as following up our campaign to get Roderick republished, we ask what  the man was like, what he would have made of Biden and Trump, Lefttube  and much more !

    You can read Max Roderick's text on Rick Roderick here: http://rickroderick.org/max-roderick/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Frankfurt School Today: #2 Douglas Kellner - Marcuse's Great Refusal

    Frankfurt School Today: #2 Douglas Kellner - Marcuse's Great Refusal

    In the second in this series Mike Watson talks to Douglas Kellner,   author of several books on Critical Theory including Herbert Marcuse and  the Crisis of Marxism, Jean Baudrillard: From Marxism to Postmodernism  and Beyond, and American Nightmare Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and  Authoritarian Populism.

    Martin Jay is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Berkeley.

    In September Springer publish Kellner's Technology and Democracy: Toward  A Critical Theory of Digital Technologies, Technopolitics, and  Technocapitalism.

    You can preorder Mike Watson's The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism -- https://www.waterstones.com/book/memeing-of-mark-fisher-the/mike-watson//9781789049336

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Frankfurt School Today: #1 Martin Jay - The Splinter in Your Eye

    Frankfurt School Today: #1 Martin Jay - The Splinter in Your Eye

    In this new series Mike Watson talks to Martin Jay, Historian of  philosophy and author of several books on the Frankfurt School including  the Dialectical Imagination and the recent essay collection Splinters in your Eye.   

    Martin Jay is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.  

    Books and Essays Discussed:   Martin Jay, Splinters in You Eye -- https://www.versobooks.com/books/3183-splinters-in-your-eye   

    Martin Jay, Trump, Scorsese and the Frankfurt School's theory of the Racket Society --  https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/trump-scorsese-and-the-frankfurt-schools-theory-of-racket-society/   

    Mike Watson, The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism -- https://www.waterstones.com/book/memeing-of-mark-fisher-the/mike-watson//9781789049336   

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Red Enlightenment with Graham Jones: Materialist Spirituality and Scientific Socialism

    Red Enlightenment with Graham Jones: Materialist Spirituality and Scientific Socialism

    We talk to Graham Jones about his podcast Red Enlightenment hosted on  Repeater Radio. Red Enlightenment is an 8 part series about science,  socialism, and spirituality that draws influence from Spinoza and Marx to Michael Brooks and Mark Fisher while asking questions of metaphysics,  ethics, and embodiment in order to move into a Materialist Spirituality.

    Contains remixes and samples from the following songs.  

    Broke for Free- Lonely Organ 

    Jose Konda- Golgotha 

    Lobo Loco - Bioscope 

    Dee Yan-Key - Go Down Moses, Moses Reprise 

    Farad Farhangi - Animir Roman Havasi 

    Marten Schellekens - The Little Match Girl 

    Veena Kinhal - Haratanaya Sree   

    Made in 1985- Imposter Syndrome   

    Red Enlightenment  https://www.repeater-radio.com/redenlightenment 

    Shock Doctrine of the left https://politybooks.com/serieslanding/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509528547&subject_id=88 

    Graham's YouTube https://youtube.com/c/ASMRTheory  

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Seizing The Memes w/ Teenage Stepdad: Dropping Out of Art School, Pesky Algorithms, & Media Critique

    Seizing The Memes w/ Teenage Stepdad: Dropping Out of Art School, Pesky Algorithms, & Media Critique

    The Acid Left talk to artist and meme maker Teenage Stepdad about his  new show on Means TV called Seizing the Memes, his working process,  politics, art school and the media... and boaner jokes!  

    Teenage Stepdad is the person behind the hugely popular insta meme  account @teenagestepdad featuring among the best produced memes on the  internet most of which perform satirical critiques of popular brands and advertising tropes as well as the culture industry in general.  

    Check out Seizing the Memes on means.tv and Teenage Stepdad's website at  teenagestepdad.com  

    Subscribe to the Acid Left's Patreon: patreon.com/acidfleft  

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Clandestine Unit For Imaginary Research: Crisis in Colombia and The Molecular Revolution.

    Clandestine Unit For Imaginary Research: Crisis in Colombia and The Molecular Revolution.

    The Acid Left talk to Admin1 of the theory collective Clandestine Unit for Imaginary Research and curated meme page @cu_media_funhouse.exe. We discuss the ongoing protest in Colombia against tax hikes, state violence, and the government's handling of the worsening health crisis.  

    We also discuss the disturbing conspiracy theory put forward by the right wing government of "Molecular Revolution" that denies the citizens of Colombia's collective rage by arguing that a foreign communist cabal is trying to undermine the government along with the ideas of Toni Negri, Deleuze, and Guattari.   

    Admin1 recommends the following Instagram accounts if you are looking for more information on the protest in Colombia:  

    https://instagram.com/redcondorcollective?utm_medium=copy_link 

    https://instagram.com/redcritica?utm_medium=copy_link

    https://instagram.com/desinformemonos.colombia?utm_medium=copy_link   

    The video contains memes from The Acid Left Instagram account,  cu_media_funhouse.exe, pages from Preliminary Assemblages by CUIR, and  the hashtag #colombiaprotesta  

    Contains remixes of the following songs: Audiobinger- The Upside Down Sudartha Corsus- Let Go of Time El Remolon- Cumbia Bichera Ketsa- Deep Math Sea Dragon- Cuadrados Y Puntos  

    Acid Left IG https://instagram.com/theacidleft?utm_medium=copy_link  

    Admin1 IG https://instagram.com/cu_media_funhouse.exe?utm_medium=copy_link  

    Preliminary Assemblages by Clandestine Unit for Imaginary Research  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-0zIJFvZVvYCXQegAAhVGleK6LKDAwWJ 

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    • 52 min

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